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Water Distribution Technician II


Third level in a five-level career progression.  Installs and maintains water distribution infrastructure.  Performs a variety of tasks.  Begins/completes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) level two plumbing curriculum.  Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.  Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Works under general supervision.  Exercises a certain degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically reports to a supervisor/manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Begin/complete hands-on training and education curriculum for level two plumbing (delivered by a certified instructor) through NCCER program and demonstrate competency therein
  • Install, maintain, and repair pipes, including operating the jetter to clear lines of 4” and above
  • Test the piping system and equipment, including manholes
  • Repair pipefittings; maintain valves and underground pipes
  • Transport, mix, and handle chemicals or use hazardous materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel, or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials)
  • Responsible for facilities or equipment carrying current fluids or gas that could endanger the public or other employees
  • Assist in locating and correcting sewer and storm distribution line breaks
  • Assist in installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes, valves, air reliefs, and backflow preventers
  • Inspect, maintain, test, repair, paint, and grease fire hydrants
  • Assist in coordinating permanent water meter installations and testing and installing backflow preventers of 2.5” and above
  • Assist in tracing water and irrigation lines for determining service
  • Assist in inspecting, installing, maintaining, and repairing water pump stations, including all mechanical equipment (ex: booster pumps, wells, valves, gauges)
  • Assist in locating and correcting water and irrigation distribution line breaks
  • Assist in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing lift stations, including mechanical equipment
  • Maintain and pull the sewer and sump pumps
  • Recommend to supervisor and lead technician the pump outs at the lift stations
  • Analyze chemical needs at the lift stations for controlling odor and grease based on lift station application
  • Assist in responding to lift station alarms for detecting and troubleshooting issues
  • Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Completion of NCCER Core and Plumbing Level One and Two

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


This position may include supervisory responsibility.

To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.