Position: Utilities Technician
Location: Atwood Water Treatment Plant,Mineral City,OH
Classification: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Salary Range: $16.15- $21.85 per hour (Rate offered will be based upon qualifications and experience)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Job Summary: Maintains, repairs and operates, when necessary, drinking water supply systems and waste water treatment systems. Collects samples from water treatment systems, water wells, and wastewater treatment systems and transports them for testing.
Essential Duties: Maintains water and wastewater treatment systems and related equipment such as lift stations. Assists in the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment for water and wastewater systems, and repair of lift stations. May operate drinking water and wastewater treatment systems as needed. Performs routine plumbing and repairs to water, sewer, gas and electric lines. Repairs and installs pumps, motors or other equipment as needed. Performs electrical wiring as needed. Collects and monitors water samples from water wells, surface water treatment plants, wastewater treatment systems and other sources as required by law and MWCD rules and regulations. Ensures all work is completed in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state and federal codes and guidelines. Follows applicable safety rules and regulations. If certified, may act as competent person on excavation projects.
Qualifications: High school graduate and a valid driver license is required. One year of experience working in or with water and/or wastewater treatment facilities is required. Possession of OEPA Class I water and /or wastewater license is required. (Possession of both is preferred.) In addition, a working knowledge of plumbing, preparation of chemical solutions, wiring and mechanical systems is required.
Requirements: Must work outdoors in various weather conditions. Heavy lifting is required. The individual holding this position can be called 24 hours a day to handle an emergency. Infrequent emergency work on evenings, weekends, and out-of-town travel and overtime may be required. Occasional work on scaffolds, ladders, roofs, and in confined spaces is required. Obtaining continuing education to maintain licenses may be required. Work in the sewage collection and treatment facilities is potentially hazardous. Considerable driving to sites during work hours is also required.