Performs skilled trades work installing, repairing, and maintaining water distribution lines and appurtenances, operating heavy equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Utility Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Superintendent/ORC.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair of utility lines; general knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances; general knowledge in the use of common hand and power tools; ability to operate back hoe and other medium construction equipment; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the general public.
High school diploma or GED.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, speaking or hearing and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
Ability to obtain a NC WTFOCB Grade C Distribution certification within eighteen months of hire.
Valid commercial driver's license in the State of North Carolina.
Cleveland County Water (CCW) is a Sanitary District located in Cleveland County, NC. CCW is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Utility Maintenance Technician I, II or III dependent upon qualifications. CCW serves public water supply to a population of 58,000 and has over 22,000 active accounts.
The Maintenance Technician position installs, maintains and repairs water lines, services, meters, meter boxes, valves, water taps, fire hydrants, etc. Inspects, maintains, and repairs pump stations and elevated storage tanks. Assists with locating water lines in the absence of the Utility Locator. Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on various pieces of equipment. Locates and marks valves. Operates dump trucks, backhoe, concrete saws, jackhammers, etc. Maintains utility easements. Performs general building and ground maintenance work; repairs landscaping, patches streets and makes concrete repairs.
Qualifications require education and experience equivalent to graduation with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Some knowledge and experience or thorough knowledge and experience (dependent upon level hired) in the maintenance, repair, and/or construction of water lines, heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors and the general public.
Cleveland County Water offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including but not limited to health, dental & vision insurance, 401K contribution, local government retirement system participation, and longevity pay.
Utility Maintenance Technician III: Possession of a NC Grade A Distribution Certification upon hire.
Utility Maintenance Technician II: Possession of a NC Grade B Distribution Certification upon hire.
Utility Maintenance Technician I: Possession of or ability to obtain a Grade C Distribution certification within eighteen (18) months of hire date.
Levels I, II or III require the possession of or ability to obtain a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s license.
All interested applicants must complete and return a CCW application which can be obtained from the website at www.clevelandcountywater.com. Applications should be mailed to:
Cleveland County Water
Attn: Operations Director
PO Box 788
Lawndale, NC 28090
Or emailed to [email protected]
Position open until filled.
Cleveland County Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.