I am what is called a "Utility Infrastructure Consultant"...
What is my job description:
I perform duties of instrument calibration and repair of items, eg. Flowloggers, Ultrasonic meters, insertion meters, etc. I also perform "builds", I custom build ATV units with either flame ionazation detectors (FID's), optical methane detectors, (OMD's) or remote methane leak detectors, (RMLD's). Under the this department I also perform Below Ground Utility Locates.
My primary department - I find water leaks on municipal water mains and contractor owned water mains and a variety of misc. service lines though traditional methods including but not limited to; electro-sonic acoustic methods utilizing ground microphones, correlator units and step testing. I also am one of a handful worldwide that specializes in Helium Injection Tracer Gas Testing on water main which fail a hydrostatic test. I also install pressure loggers and flow meters. If that isn't enough to keep me busy, I adorn my body in chest waders, rubber gloves, safety harness and gas detector and crawl into some of the nastiest places on earth - sewer sytems and install sensors for depth, flow and velocity studies. This involves some very dirty work and confined space entry - many ways to die or become throughly disgusted, I will spare the details.
And if I am not too busy with those other things I help out in this department conducting air quality surveys, surface emission analysis studies, methane gas leakage detection and monitoring programs.
And if all that isn't enough, I manage a small crew, train candidates in the above departments and do most of my own marketing.
I don't get paid nearly enough, but there is something about being the guy that municipalities/companies call when they can't figure out a problem. I assist in providing "Life Essentials" in a safe way to a huge demographic of people nation wide. My job has taken me around the globe and my favorite place in the world is western Canada. I love my job, it is unbeleivably gratifying to do, I am always doing something different everyday.
Just remember the next time you hang a log, drink a glass of water from the tap, do your dishes or breath air.. someone like me... maybe even me... was there to make sure you can do it and do it safely.
Edit: Spelling mistakes