Water Regulator and Valve Repairer

Inspect, maintain, repair, and replace control devices.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Water Regulator and Valve Repairers do?

Inspects, maintains, repairs, and replaces control devices, such as water pressure regulators, gate valves, and hydrants on water mains in water treatment and distribution systems: Inspects, disassembles, and repairs damaged or malfunctioning control devices of water distribution systems, using handtools. Cleans parts of rust and scale, using scraper and emery cloth. Lubricates wearing surfaces of movable parts. Replaces defective parts or installs new control devices, using handtools. Turns pentagonal nut, using wrench or handwheel to adjust control devices regulators to control water pressure and flow for operating conditions, such as water main leaks, shut-offs, and for trial and emergency purposes. May grind valve seat to remove surface flaws to avoid leakage, using special grinding tool. Prepares requisitions and reports concerning materials needed to effect repairs, cause, and extent of damage to equipment.

Should I be a Water Regulator and Valve Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Valve and Regulator Repairer, Valve Inspector-and-Assembler, Water Regulator and Valve Mechanic

    How to Become a
    Water Regulator and Valve Repairer

    Most Water Regulator and Valve Repairers have a Certificate or no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:97gdaa&chl=no+college+%2847%25%29|certificate+%2845%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,47,47
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