Utility Mechanic III

by November 27, 2019



The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, sewer and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill a Utility Mechanic III position for the repair and maintenance of water, sewer and reclaimed water lines.

Ideal candidates should be self-motivated team players with proven leadership abilities and excellent communication skills. Candidates must have an exceptional work ethic with the ability to assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of OWASA while ensuring safe work practices are always followed.

Position installs, repairs and maintains water, sewer and reclaimed water lines. Position supervises and directs crew members in the absence of the Crew Leader. This position uses various tools and equipment including dump trucks, loaders, tractors, backhoes, jackhammers, tapping machines, weed eaters, etc.  Responsible for planning jobs; creating/closing work orders; transporting materials and equipment to job site; performing landscaping duties; repairing leaks; locating underground utilities; and repairing roadways.  Other duties include performing inspections, communicating with customers and providing lead on-call duties for after hour work.

Six-months to one year of advanced study or training at a community college or technical school with one to three years of relevant experience.  Position requires a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a Water Distribution Grade B and/or Collection System Grade II.

Prior experience using City Works and a Geographic Information System (GIS) is highly preferred.  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 constantly, 50 – 100 pounds frequently and walking/standing to a significant degree. Typical hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account.  Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances.  Additional benefits include:  Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education.

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

Salary Range is $44,962 – $69,242.
Apply online at www.owasa.org.
Closing date is December 11, 2019.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.


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