Crew Leader

by May 11, 2020



The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), is a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  OWASA is prepared to fill two Crew Leader positions in the water distribution and sewer collection departments. We are seeking safety minded individuals to supervise the repair and maintenance of the water distribution, sewer collection and reclaimed water main lines.

A Crew Leader is responsible for scheduling, planning and monitoring daily work activities of their assigned crews. These  activities include installing water services; repairing water meters; repairing sewer lines; overseeing the grease and cross connection program; operating heavy equipment; completing work orders;  using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to locate valves, hydrants, meters, manholes, water and sewer lines in the field; planning and overseeing the maintenance of fire hydrants; performing inspections on water and sewer taps; maintaining easements; video inspection of sewer mains; cleaning sewer mains and investigating customer issues.

Candidates should be self-motivated with the ability and desire to lead others through coaching, team building, setting clear work standards and reviewing progress. Assists the team to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization.  Candidates should have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Position requires six-months to one year of advanced study or training at a community college or technical school with three to five years of relevant experience.   Valid North Carolina driver’s license required.  Candidate must be able to obtain/maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Must have the ability to become certified in Water Distribution Grade A and/or Collection System Grade III.  Position requires experience using Microsoft Office products.  Use of City Works, GIS, and a Computerized Maintenance Management System preferred. Position frequently exerts 50-100 pounds and occasionally exerting over 100 pounds. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and respond to after-hour situations as necessary.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.
Salary range $51,005 – $78,535
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Closing date is May 29, 2020.

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