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Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working at Hixson Utility District? Joining our staff allows you to take advantage of great benefits such as full company-paid premiums for health insurance for the employee, inexpensive premiums for spouse and families, the option of dental and vision insurance, and enrollment in the State of Tennessee employee retirement plan. 

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The following opportunity is open as of May 10, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. 

Field Maintenance Technician - Job Description

This is an important part of Hixson Utility’s Water Distribution Department. This role assists in the day-to-day maintenance and repair work for our water infrastructure. The meter reader/technician will work with other employees on the Water Distribution staff to quickly carry out assigned work orders that may include but not limited to; repairs to water mains, installation or relocation of water services, meter reading, and maintenance of equipment. This position helps keep the water flowing across the district, which requires a strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to work efficiently. This role will carry out a variety of duties but frequent meter reading using laptops, AMI equipment and handheld devices as well as performing traffic control duties will be required. This role will follow HUD’s communication guidelines, policies, procedures, and other duties as assigned.

Primary responsibilities/requirements include:

• Meter reading;
• Traffic control;
• Finding and excavating infrastructure for repair/replacement;
• Heavy lifting, ability to operate various tools and machinery;
• Installing, maintaining, and replacing water meters, water and sewer taps, boxes, lids, service lines, etc.;
• Customer service and ability to adapt and respond to fluid situations;
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
• Familiarity with construction and maintenance type work


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Previous utility experience is not required, but it will be helpful. A Class A CDL is preferred, but not required to be considered for the position. CDL must be obtained after within 6 months of hire. Before hire, the individual must pass an extensive background check and drug screening.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a copy of your resume to jobs@hixsonutility.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (423) 877-3513.