Utility Mechanic I or II

Orange Water and Sewer Authority
Carrboro, NC

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

Position installs, repairs and maintains water, sewer and reclaimed water lines. Other duties include disconnecting water service; servicing meters, valves, hydrants and manholes, and maintaining easements.  Position uses a wide variety of equipment and tools including air compressors, jack hammers, pavement saw, dump trucks, backhoes, compact rollers and tapping machine.

Title and salary range are dependent on experience.

Utility Mechanic I: Prior experience in a water and wastewater utility preferred but not required.  Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a Valid NC Driver’s License. Candidate must be able to obtain (within 6-months) and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A. 

Salary range: $33,957 - $52,295.

Utility Mechanic II: One to three years of experience in a water and wastewater utility required.  Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A. Candidates must have a Collection System Grade 1 certification or a Distribution System Grade C certification.

Salary range: $39,702 - $61,141.

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 and walking or 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.  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.

The ideal candidate is a team player with great communication and a passion for customer service.  If you are a self-starter with excellent work ethic and a positive attitude, we encourage you to apply. 

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

Apply online at www.owasa.org.

Closing date is March 27, 2019

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.