Utility Mechanic I/Utility Mechanic II


Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), Carrboro-Chapel Hill’s not-for-profit public service agency delivering high-quality water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services seeks highly responsible, detail-oriented individuals to join our Water Distribution and Sewer Collection team as a Utility Mechanic I or Utility Mechanic II.

Examples of Duties

This position maintains, repairs, and installs, water, sewer and reclaimed water lines and associated infrastructure. This includes water services, meters, valves, hydrants, manholes, and maintaining easements. Position uses a wide variety of equipment and tools including, but not limited to, hand tools, air compressors, jack hammers, pavement saw, dump trucks, backhoes, compact rollers and tapping machine. Employees will be required to correspond via email and utilize our computerized work order management system.

Title and salary range are dependent on experience.

Utility Mechanic I:  No experience required. Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid NC Driver’s License. Within 6 months, successful candidate must be able to obtain (and maintain) a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Prior experience in a water and wastewater utility preferred. Salary range: $34,897 – $53,742.

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 a valid Class A NC Commercial Driver’s License. Candidates must have a Sewer Collection System Grade 1 certification or a Water Distribution System Grade C certification. Salary range: $40,397 – $62,211.

Typical Qualifications

Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather and respond to after-hour situations on a rotating on-call basis.  Typical work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Physical requirements include exerting 20 – 50 pounds constantly, 50 – 100 pounds frequently and walking/standing to a significant degree.

The ideal candidates should be 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.

Supplemental Information

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, Personal, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education and more!

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, and inclusion. OWASA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, or employment decisions.

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.

The application period for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021. You can apply for this position here.