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Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description:
Seeking a Treatment Plant Operator to join our Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant team. Looking for a team player with an excellent work ethic and adaptability. Ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and the willingness to work with the team to fulfill the goals of the organization.

Key Responsibilities include:

Maintain knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant.

Ensure regulatory compliance by monitoring water treatment plant processes and maintaining proper plant balance to include adjusting chemical feeds.

Complete multiple plant inspections, collect samples, and troubleshoot processes and equipment.

Assist with offloading bulk chemical deliveries.

Utilize various types of machinery and equipment including SCADA, forklift, lab, and general office equipment.

Job requires working weekends, holidays, nights, and rotating shifts.

Successful candidates should have:

High School diploma or GED, plus specialized school and/or training in a specific area relatable to this position.

Valid North Carolina (NC) Driver’s License.

NC Class C Surface Water Operator’s Certification or the ability to acquire it within 6 months of employment.

One year of experience working in a water treatment facility or prior knowledge, skills and abilities that may be transferrable.

Good working knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and bacteriology.

Ability to maintain requirements of a safety sensitive position (cleared to wear a full-face respirator, complete HAZWOPER training, etc.); and meet the physical requirements that include frequently exerting up to 50 pounds and walking/standing often.

Team members are our most important resource. Pay and Benefits include:

Salary Range is $54,554 – $81,830

Membership in the NC Local Government Employee Retirement System; 5% Employer 457 Deferred Compensation contribution; Retirement Health Savings account

Employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Dependent Life, Long-term Disability

Vacation, Sick, Personal, Bereavement and Parental Leave; 12 Paid Holidays

Educational Reimbursement: Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education

Cell Phone Stipend

Ability to transfer unused sick leave from preceding NC Local Government or State agency employer

Much, much more!

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Visit www.owasa.org to apply for this excellent opportunity. This recruitment will close on March 11, 2024.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/OWASA

posted 2/21/24  (031124)

3RD SHIFT AVAILABLE WTP OPERATOR TRAINEE, I,II, OR IV (2 VACANCIES) – $2000 SIGNING BONUS

Job Description:
Performs responsible operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions in a water treatment plant ensuring that the water treatment facilities are operated in strict accordance with regulations and rules; provide safe drinking water for all customers and residents.

An employee in this class performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water. Work is performed on an assigned or rotating shift. Work includes monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, mechanical readings and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and assisting with plant and facilities maintenance. Work also includes substantial record keeping or work activities. Employees are subject to hazards associated water plant operations including working both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, grease, and oils. Workers may be required to wear respirators when working around chemicals. Work is performed under general supervision and reviewed by observation, conference, and reviewing records for adherence to operations standards, instructions, and safety practices.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mooresvillenc/jobs/4358401/3rd-shift-available-wtp-operator-trainee-i-ii-or-iv-2-vacancies-2000-sign?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

posted 2/8/24  (030824)

Maintenance Mechanic or Senior Maintenance Mechanic

Job Description:
Seeking a Maintenance Mechanic or Senior Maintenance Mechanic team member for our Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and a proven solid work ethic.

The purpose of this position is to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations within the facilities of OWASA, and to assist in maintaining all company assets. Duties include:

Performing preventive maintenance and corrective repairs on water and wastewater plant equipment, including pumps, various types of electrical equipment such as generators, motors, variable frequency drives, motor control centers, transfer switches, control circuits, and Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) instrumentation.

Installing new equipment (pumps, motors, etc.), disposing of old equipment.

Inspecting equipment; completing pump station and tank inspections; maintaining spare parts inventory; operating various trucks and other equipment to complete job.

Maintaining plant buildings and facilities; conduct general mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing upkeep, ensuring facility safety standards are met.

Receiving and completing work orders through a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Serve on the OWASA Spill Response Team

Requires a valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License.  Must meet and maintain the requirements of the Spill Response Team (bi-annual physical, ability to wear a full-face respirator, attending HAZWOPER training, etc.). Physical requirements include the ability to occasionally lift 100 pounds. Position is exposed to all types of weather and outdoor elements; responds to on-call after hour emergencies as needed.

Title and salary range are dependent on education and experience.

Maintenance Mechanic salary range is $46,111 – $69,167

Requires High School Diploma or equivalent with at least year of maintenance experience. Knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment desired.

Senior Maintenance Mechanic salary range is $58,775 – $88,162

Requires High School Diploma or equivalent with additional specialized school and/or training with at least four years of maintenance experience. Requires advanced knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment and experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Team members are our most important resource. Benefits include:

Membership in the NC Local Government Employee Retirement System (pension plan)

5% Employer 457 plan contribution

Retirement health savings account

Employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Long-term Disability

12 Paid Holidays; Vacation, Sick, Personal, Bereavement and Parental Leave

Ability to transfer unused sick leave from preceding NC Local Government or State agency employer

Much, much more!

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Visit www.owasa.org to apply for this excellent opportunity. This recruitment will close on February 23, 2024.

How to Apply: https://www.owasa.org/

posted 2/5/24  (022324)

Engineering Associate (Plan Review and Surveying)

Job Description:
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) seeks a highly responsible, results-oriented Engineering Associate to join our Engineering and Planning team. The Engineering Associate is responsible for reviewing all third-party development projects to ensure compliance with the standards, specifications, policies, and procedures of OWASA and the State of North Carolina.

Key responsibilities include:

Review engineering plans, provide plan approval, and issue permits to construct following all regulatory approvals.

Ensure OWASA’s Manual of Standards, Specifications, and Design; Sewer Use Ordinance; Cross Connection Control Manual; and Grease and Oil Control Standards are followed in design documents.

Review proposed easement locations to ensure OWASA’s access needs are met.

Conduct meetings with developers, consulting engineers and construction contractors to review plan submittals.

Represent OWASA at Town and UNC development review meetings and provide verbal and written comments related to proposed water, sewer and reclaimed water system installations associated with new development.

Help with surveying and system mapping.

Prepare technical reports and correspondence to consulting engineers, developers, local governments, or other agencies.

Participate on a rotating emergency line break team, alerting customers regarding emergency water outages and boil water notices after-hours.

Respond to customer concerns and inquiries.

Successful candidates must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Position requires an associate degree in relevant field of study, minimum of four years of experience working with water and sewer systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prior experience using a Geographic Information System is preferred.

Team members are our most important resource. Pay and Benefits include:

Salary Range is $62,996 – $94,494

Membership in the NC Local Government Employee Retirement System (pension plan)

5% Employer 457 plan contribution

Retirement health savings account

Employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Long-term Disability

12 Paid Holidays; Vacation, Sick, Personal, Bereavement and Parental Leave

Ability to transfer unused sick leave from preceding NC Local Government or State agency employer

Much, much more!

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Visit www.owasa.org to apply for this excellent opportunity. This recruitment will close on February 23, 2024.

How to Apply: https://www.owasa.org/

posted 2/5/24  (022324)

Certified Surface Water Treatment Plant Manager I

Job Description:
Apply at Veolia Employment Page: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/VeoliaEnvironnementSA/743999962980204-certified-water-treatment-plant-manager-i?trid=0238e4fe-1049-49d0-bc6b-770be985b1c7%26internal%3Dtrue

Education/Experience/Background:
Seven to ten years progressive experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership ability with demonstrated ability to motivate a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship.
Must demonstrate an understanding of Human Resources / Relations principles, knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management.
Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex problems and manage remedial action.
Demonstrated knowledge of contracts, project scheduling / management, budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures
Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

Class “A” Surface Water Operator Certification required by site. If from another state or possessing a lower level licence, must achieve certification within one year of appointment to Plant Manager.
Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.
Physical Requirements:

Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Sitting 50%, Walking 25%.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces.
May be required to use ladders or stairs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.

How to Apply: Veolia Website – https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/VeoliaEnvironnementSA/743999962980204-certified-water-treatment-plant-manager-i?trid=0238e4fe-1049-49d0-bc6b-770be985b1c7%26internal%3Dtrue

posted 2/1/24  (033124)

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description:
An employee in this position performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water, and disposal of waste materials. Work is performed on an assigned or rotating shift. Work includes monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, mechanical readings and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and assisting with plant and facilities maintenance. Work also includes substantial record keeping of work activities. Employees are subject to hazards associated with water plant operations including working both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, oils, poor ventilation, working in a small space and confined space areas such as Raw Water Pump Wells. Workers are required to wear respirators when working around chlorine tanks. Work requires standby and call back work. Work is performed under general supervision and reviewed by observation, and reviewing records for adherence to operations standards, instructions, and safety practices. Minimum starting pay will be $37,992.

How to Apply: smedlin@townoflouisburg.org

posted 1/30/24  (060124)

Capital Accountant II

Job Description:
Aqua, an Essential Utilities company, employs people in a variety of roles within our eight-state footprint, ranging from field workers and customer service representatives who are on the front lines working with customers, to scientists and engineers who help ensure we’re delivering reliable water and wastewater services to our communities. If you’re looking for a rewarding career helping improve our environment and protect our natural resources, we encourage you to join our team!

About Essential Utilities

Essential Utilities, Inc. delivers safe, clean, reliable services that improve quality of life for individuals, families, and entire communities.

Operating as the Aqua (water and wastewater services) and the Peoples and Delta (natural gas) brands, Essential serves approximately 5.5 million people across 10 states. We are committed to sustainable growth, operational excellence, a superior customer experience, and premier employer status – including a competitive and comprehensive benefits package as well as a commitment to career growth opportunities.

We are advocates for the communities we serve and are dedicated stewards of natural lands, protecting more than 7,600 acres of forests and other habitats throughout our footprint.

Our company is one of the most significant publicly traded water, wastewater service and natural gas providers in the U.S.

What You’ll Do:

Assist with the Fixed Assets system (PowerPlan) and ensure all additions and retirements have been processed correctly to the General Ledger and PowerPlan within the proper period.
Responsible for quarterly certification of depreciation rates and assist with the preparation of depreciation budget.
Responsible for the setup of internal and project work orders and ensures that all work orders are setup under the appropriate asset categories.
Organize and maintain capital project files with copies of all activity and control workpapers for each project that balances to the general ledger.
Assist with the closings of construction projects to record assets.
Assists with depreciation adjustments as needed.
Cross train with other Staff in month end closing, journal entry preparation, and monthly account reconciliations.
Completes assigned monthly account reconciliations accurately and timely.
Assists with AP as needed and responsible for expense tracking schedules.
Assists with purchase card review process.
Assists with the preparation, setup and uploading of capital budget and operating budgets.
Clearly communicates and works with accounting team to reduce or eliminate future errors; communicates status of open capital projects with field personnel including budget vs. spending to date.
Assist with processing property taxes and real estate taxes.
Prepares and posts journal entries to record and/or make accruals, adjustments and corrections as needed.
Assists with preparing quarterly and annual reports and filings to regulatory agencies including maintaining workpapers monthly to facilitate accurate financial data for reports.
Assists in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close of the financial books and records; adheres to closing schedules.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
What You Will Bring:

BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
Minimum three (3) years of related experience
SAP experience preferred (not required, would be a plus)
Understands internal control systems, policies, and procedures to ensure appropriate accounting and disclosure of financial transactions.
Advanced ability to use Microsoft Office suite: Word‚ PowerPoint‚ Excel and other technologies applicable to job.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively (clearly, concisely, and professionally) with internal customer.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a demanding environment.
Ability to be very detail oriented, accurate and deadline driven.
A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment.
What You Will Love:

Your solution led, can-do approach will be empowered to add value from day one and affect changes which will impact the entire business!
Your participation in cross-functional teams is required to analyze business problems as well as recommend solutions or enhancements to current procedures or processes.
Are you an accountant that wants to take your career to the next level? Let’s talk!
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function(s).

Aqua, an Essential Utilities company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
Aqua is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).
To maintain the integrity of the recruitment process and to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest due to employment and/or assignment of family members and personal referrals, specific guidelines apply to the hiring and assignment of these individuals including, but not limited to:

Family members cannot result in a supervisor/subordinate reporting relationship
Family members cannot work in the same department.

How to Apply: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Essential_Careers/job/NC-Cary-Local-Office/Capital-Accountant-II_R3754

posted 1/29/24  (030124)

Safety Coordinator

Job Description:
The Safety Specialist II ensures the safety of Aqua North Carolina and Aqua Virginia workplaces in accordance with Essential Utilities’ and general safety best practices. Aqua North Carolina provides water and wastewater services to over 320,000 people and operates more than 700 water systems and 50 wastewater systems. Aqua North Carolina has more than 170 staff, including field operations, engineering, environmental compliance, accounting, and administrative staff. Due to the dispersed locations of these systems throughout North Carolina, Aqua NC staff travel more than 4,000,000 miles per year, and vehicular safety is of key importance. Aqua Virginia has a smaller footprint equivalent to about 25% Aqua North Carolina’s footprint and staff. This position will administer the safety program for both states.

In addition to administering the safety program, the Safety Specialist II will have capital budgets in each state for continuous safety improvement capital projects. The Safety Specialist II is the leader of safety teams at the state level and will also participate in corporate safety programs. This position will include both office and field work, and will be observing work practices.
To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function(s).

QUALIFICATIONS (Required Experience, Education, Licenses, and Certifications)

A bachelor’s degree in safety management, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational environment health and safety, or a related field preferred. Minimum of 1-3 years of experience and knowledge of environmental and occupational health and safety. An established track record of success may be considered as a substitute for the educational requirements.
Working knowledge of safety rules and regulations at all levels of government, including federal, state, and local.
The candidate should also show an ability, through demonstrated experience, to accomplish the following: conduct safety audits and field inspections to ensure compliance with occupational and environmental health and safety requirements; develop, implement and maintain employee training programs; establish and maintain complete safety and training records; and develop, update and manage workplace safety programs, procedures and policies.
Safety related certifications are preferred.
Candidate must be competent in oral and written communications.
The candidate must have demonstrated computer skills, including a proficiency in using common word processing software, spreadsheet software, database applications, project and presentation software, email, contact management and scheduling software.
Must possess valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.

Additional Required Skills:

Advanced ability to use Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other technologies applicable to this position.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively (clearly, concisely and professionally) with staff, peers, and management team.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
A team player able to work effectively in a team-fostered multi-tasking environment.

What You’ll Love:

Your solution led, can-do approach will be empowered to add value from day one and affect change which will impact the entire business.
Your participation in cross-functional teams to analyze business problems as well as recommend solutions or enhancements to current procedures or processes.
Travel in North Carolina and Virginia interacting with staff and management to ensure a safe workplace.

How to Apply: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Essential_Careers/job/NC-Cary-Local-Office/Safety-Specialist-II_R3714

posted 1/22/24  (032024)

Utility Technician

Job Description:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Performs semi-skilled installation, maintenance and repair of valves, meters, gauges, pumps, and associated equipment used in water distribution systems or wastewater collection systems using hand and power tools.
Operates and performs routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment; i.e. trucks, digging, trenching equipment, and other equipment in accordance with company procedures, equipment and operating standards.
Loads and unloads various equipment, chemicals and supplies at worksites and storage areas.
Performs ground keeping and custodial work as assigned.
Resolves routine problems and notifies management of issues outside scope of responsibility.
Adheres to all safety and security operating policies, procedures, practices and standards to ensure a safe working environment.
Updates and maintains documentation of work activities, including closing work orders as needed in the system.
Performs other duties or special projects as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED
No previous experience required; mechanical and/or electrical experience is a plus
Valid U.S. driver’s license
A CDL (Commercial Drivers License) must be attained within 90 days of hire
CAREER PROGRESSION: Please note based on current experience / licenses you may be eligible to be hired at the following level:

UT Laborer – Will be encouraged to attain a C Distribution or Collections I license.
UT I – Minimum license requirement of C Distribution or Collections I.
UT II- Must meet dual licensing requirements and have either a B Distribution or a Collections II.
UT III – Must meet dual licensing requirements of at least a B Distribution and a Collections II plus an A Distribution or Collections III.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Familiarity with computers and work systems such as Microsoft office suite
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively with customers
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet and/or humid conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases and/or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents.
Company vehicle is provided
This position participates in a weekly on-call rotating schedule every 6-8 weeks. The on-call schedule requires the candidate to be available nights and weekends to adequately staff a 24 hour/7-day operation

How to Apply: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Essential_Careers/job/NC-Kernersville/Utility-Technician_R3684

posted 1/22/24  (030124)

Utility Technician – Multiple Positions

Job Description:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Performs semi-skilled installation, maintenance and repair of valves, meters, gauges, pumps, and associated equipment used in water distribution systems or wastewater collection systems using hand and power tools.
Operates and performs routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment; i.e. trucks, digging, trenching equipment, and other equipment in accordance with company procedures, equipment and operating standards.
Loads and unloads various equipment, chemicals and supplies at worksites and storage areas.
Performs ground keeping and custodial work as assigned.
Resolves routine problems and notifies management of issues outside scope of responsibility.
Adheres to all safety and security operating policies, procedures, practices and standards to ensure a safe working environment.
Updates and maintains documentation of work activities, including closing work orders as needed in the system.
Performs other duties or special projects as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED
No previous experience required; mechanical and/or electrical experience is a plus
Valid U.S. driver’s license
A CDL (Commercial Drivers License) must be attained within 90 days of hire
CAREER PROGRESSION: Please note based on current experience / licenses you may be eligible to be hired at the following level:

UT Laborer – Will be encouraged to attain a C Distribution or Collections I license.
UT I – Minimum license requirement of C Distribution or Collections I.
UT II- Must meet dual licensing requirements and have either a B Distribution or a Collections II.
UT III – Must meet dual licensing requirements of at least a B Distribution and a Collections II plus an A Distribution or Collections III.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Familiarity with computers and work systems such as Microsoft office suite
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively with customers
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet and/or humid conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases and/or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents.
Company vehicle is provided
This position participates in a weekly on-call rotating schedule every 6-8 weeks. The on-call schedule requires the candidate to be available nights and weekends to adequately staff a 24 hour/7-day operation

How to Apply: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Essential_Careers/job/NC-Denver/Utility-Technician_R3606

posted 1/22/24 (030124)

Utilities Maintenance Worker Wasterwater Collections

General Statement of Duties
An employee in this class performs varied semi-skilled, unskilled and occasionally skilled duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer lines, related appurtenances, lift stations, water booster stations, elevated water tanks, and equipment at the wastewater and water treatment plant. Work involves operating a variety of tools and light, medium, and heavy equipment to build, repair and replace sections of water and sewer lines. Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Employees are also subject to working in confined spaces. Work around raw sewage is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood-borne pathogens. Employees are also subject to callback work and being on-call on a weekly rotation. Work is performed under close supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standard trade and safety practices.

Duties and Responsibilities/Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Working knowledge of the use of common tools, materials and equipment used in construction and maintenance of collection and distribution lines and water and wastewater lift stations, pumps, etc.
Working knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances and repair of lift stations, booster stations and treatment plant pumps and equipment.
Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
Knowledge at the basic to journey level in a trades area such as welding, carpentry, or electrical trades.
Working knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common automotive and mechanical equipment.
Knowledge of the municipal water and sewer services policies practices and procedures.
Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to operations of motorized equipment.
Skill in operating light to medium heavy equipment with skill and safety.
Ability to exert heavy physical effort.
Ability to understand oral instructions and to read line maps and operation and service manuals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, supervisors, and other employees.
Assists in laying, repairing and replacing water and sewer pipe and maintaining wastewater lines and manholes in the system; may check manhole outfall lines for leaks and cleans.
Assists in maintenance and making repairs to equipment at water and wastewater treatment plant, pump stations and lift stations including pulling pumps, assisting in replacing drives, blowers, meters and other equipment.
Assists in preventive maintenance on water booster stations, sewage lift stations and treatment plants including pumps, filters, electric motors, aeration basins, re-circulation and sludge pumps and other treatment plant equipment; maintains perimeter of wastewater plant, water and wastewater lift stations including cutting grass and cleaning the areas.
Makes water and sewer taps into water line for individual customers; digs up lines, cleans and bores holes in running lines for meter and box; repairs breaks/leaks in main lines, taps and meter boxes.
Assists with flushing fire hydrants and dead end lines.
Reads water meters for billing using hand held computers for assigned route; takes rereads as assigned in response to customer complaints; cuts water on and off based on work orders.
May perform electrical, carpentry, welding or other basic to journey level trades’
work on occasion as needed by the department.
Uses shovels to finish grading trenches for construction of water and sewer lines; fits pipe; and uses variety of hand tools.
Operates construction equipment such as dump trucks, backhoe, tractor, basic hand tools; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs to equipment.

Desirable Education and Experience
High school diploma with some experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction work, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Must possess an appropriate valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire.
Must complete Competent Person Trenching and Excavation, Competent Person Confined Spaces, DOT Flagger certification, and Defensive Driving training within first year of employment.
Preferred certifications, but not required,
• North Carolina C-Distribution or higher
• North Carolina Collections 1 or higher
• NC CDL “B”

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; 50 pounds of force frequently; and 20 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to perform mechanical and trade skills; to operate mobile equipment such as dump truck, jack hammer, etc. in a safe manner; and to inspect completed work for accuracy and thoroughness.

How to Apply: https://www.franklincountync.gov

posted 11/29/23  (030124)