Water/Wastewater Crewman

BVU Authority   Bristol, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 27, 2022

BVU Authority (BVU) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water and Wastewater Crewman.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install water and sewer services and mains for customers.
  • Repair water and sewer services and mains.
  • Repair and maintain water and sewer pump stations.
  • Maintain pressure reducing stations.
  • Install and repair fire hydrants and valves.
  • Remove and replace asphalt or concrete pavement in streets and sidewalks over sewer and water ditches, as well as re-landscaping yards after construction or repair of lines.
  • Change out small water meters.
  • Make elevation changes to water meter boxes, valve boxes, water and sewer lines, and sewer manholes and/or covers.
  • May be required to operate various types of equipment: backhoe, dump truck, front end loader, jet truck rodder and trencher.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Promote good employee and department relations by working and communicating well with other departments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to operate all equipment required.
  • Must have ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have ability to promote and maintain good customer and employee relations.

Required Education, Training and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the construction industry and/or maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
  • A commercial driver license is preferred but not required.
  • Ongoing training will be required as necessitated by developments in water and wastewater distribution systems, safety trainings, equipment, etc.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Duties are performed outdoors in varying weather conditions. 
  • Incumbent is subject to being called out to perform repairs or to restore water services anytime during the night, and may work in extreme cold weather.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, climb and perform all other physical movements necessary to the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to move quickly over difficult terrain.
  • Work schedule may vary: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Travel is limited.

Applicants should complete an employment application online located at https://www.bvua.com/prospectiveemployees/pages/available-positions).

Review of applications/resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol test, and background check. 

BVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 



BVU Authority

15022 Lee Highway
Bristol , VA