Engineering Technician - Water/Wastewater Construction
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
 Fort Defiance, AZ


High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

Vocational/Specialized Training in AutoCAD, Engineering, and/or Surveying required.

2- 3 years' experience in drafting, staking and surveying.

Experience in Electric, Gas, or Water/Wastewater operations.

Experience in a related utility field desired.

Knowledge and Experience in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

AutoCAD experience required.

Valid Driver's License (subject to motor vehicle record review).


Prepares engineering line designs, drafting and feasibility cost estimates for utility lines within the boundaries of the NTUA service area and on the Navajo reservation.

Works with the Navajo Nation chapters to identify customers according to Chapter resolution; route proposed line on quad map, provide feasibility estimate (develop and identify service area and create the proposed service on a quad map).

Prepares “as-built“ drawings from data on completed work orders.

Creates work orders for projects, monitors and closes the orders once the projects are completed. Coordinates changes and/or additions of work orders with respective NTUA personnel.

Conducts survey of proposed or existing facilities pertaining to water/wastewater operations.

Assist with issuing work order numbers and filing documents.

Assists and/or obtains right-of-way, archaeological clearances and similar field clearances.

Represents NTUA at meetings with customers, consultants and contractors in reference to assigned projects.

Monitors NTUA work orders and provides status reports to supervisor.

Maintains maps; performs field verifications and checks completed maps.

Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number or other identifying marks.

Contacts customers to evaluate environmental conditions and/or obtain necessary information for completion of requests for new service.

Prepare construction plans for capital improvements and developments with GIS and AutoCAD

Assist with review of Permission to Tap applications and utility plans for commercial water and wastewater services. Provide recommendations through plan markups and letter.

Evaluate water system capacity for production, storage and distribution for proposed developments.

Evaluate wastewater lagoon and collection system capacities for proposed developments.

Construction inspection activities including preconstruction meetings, field inspections, witnessing pressure testing and final inspections to ensure conformance to plans and utility transfer agreement.

Processes application for Road Crossing and other permits as required for construction

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Navajo Preference

Navajo Veteran Preference

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.