Utility Mechanic I

by October 2, 2018



The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a highly motivated candidate for a Utility Mechanic I position.

Prior experience in a water and wastewater utility preferred but not required.  We need a self-starter with excellent work ethic and a positive attitude.  The ideal candidate is a team player with great communication skills.

Position connects and disconnects services. Duties include installing and maintaining water, sewer and reclaimed water lines, servicing meters, valves, hydrants, manholes, easements, etc.

Position uses a wide variety of equipment and tools including air compressors, pavement saw, dump trucks, backhoes, compact rollers, metal detectors, etc.

Typical hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  OWASA provides excellent benefits to include paid Health, Dental and Life insurances, Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System.

Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather and respond to after-hour situations as necessary.  Position requires exerting 20 – 50 pounds and walking or standing to a significant degree.

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a Valid NC Driver’s License. Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A.

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

Salary range: $33,957 – $52,295 ($16.32 – $25.14).
Apply online at www.owasa.org.
Closing date is October 17, 2018.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.

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