Utility Worker Skills for Resume

Updated on February 24, 2016

The skills section is an important part of a utility worker resume and proper attention must be paid to build it. Hiring managers look for a certain set of skills in the ideal candidate to fill a utility worker vacancy. Therefore, it is crucial to complement your transferable skills to prospective employer needs.


• Categorize your skills into broad functional areas
• Arrange your skills in bullet points in order of the employers’ priority
• Include a bulleted table that showcases your most selling core competencies
• Make your skills section impactful by adding some industry specific power-words to each bullet


Sample Skills for Utility Worker Resume


• Proficient in installing underground pipelines for water distribution and waste water collection systems
• Well versed in operating power plant equipment under the direction of operational manager
• Special talent for repairing, fitting and replacing water taps and valves on main and service lines
• Particularly effective in using manual tools including chain saws, chippers and jackhammers
• Expert in identifying and fixing pipeline leaks and pressure faults
• Profound ability to setup sediment control devices as per directions of the supervisor
• Track record of responding timely to customers’ utility service calls
• Proven skills in cutting, fitting and laying pipes
• Well practiced in loading, unloading and driving trucks and other heavy machinery to the worksite safely
• Fully capable of maintaining cleanliness and functionality of all tools and equipment
• Proficient in inspecting and maintaining water storage tanks and cleaning the yard when necessary
• Apt at enforcing proper safety practices and using appropriate PPE and traffic safety materials such as cones, arrow-boards and flagging signs around the worksite
• Experienced in determining the locations of gas, telephone, power, water and sewer lines from appropriate sources before excavation
• Particularly effective in repairing and replacing defective electricity and gas meters
• Excellent manual dexterity and physical stamina along with profound ability to bend, stoop and work in confined spaces
• Well versed in reconnecting water and power services after holidays
• Proven skills in performing routine grounds keeping, painting, carpentry and plumbing tasks
• Skilled in repairing replacing and existing pre-laid pipeline based underground water and gas distribution systems
• Efficient in anticipating tools and equipment needed as per the nature of each assignment and loading the same in the company vehicle in a safe manner

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