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Utility Technician

Lowcountry Regional Water System   Hampton, SC   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 13, 2022

Lowcountry Regional Water System is seeking to fill the position of  Utility Technician: 

Under general supervision, is responsible for assisting with the maintenance and daily operation of the Lowcountry Regional Water System’s water distribution system, wastewater collection system, treatment plants and labs. This includes facilities in Hampton, Brunson, Gifford, Varnville and Yemassee. Performs daily inspections of 3 wastewater treatment facilities and multiple deep wells. Collects samples and tests for parameters such as PH, DO and Chlorine. Calibrates all machinery. Checks wells and lift stations and records readings. Assists lab technician with BOD, TSS, fecal testing, water samples and lab reports or other testing and sampling as may be needed or required. Assists customers with water complaints. Performs monthly water sampling. Is responsible for providing timely and accurate communications to supervisors or leads with respect to operational issues. Reports to the Treatment Facility, Compliance and Lab Manager or Treatment Facility Senior Technician of the LRWS as applicable.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Monitors and performs assigned daily wastewater treatment plant and drinking well operations.

Monitors and records readings from meters, gauges and instruments.

Coordinates daily water quality laboratory operations; collects and prepares water samples for laboratory analysis.

Regulates and adjusts chemical rates as indicated.

Performs routine maintenance activities such as reading and repairing water meters, digging ditches, assisting with system repair, etc.

Reads water meters on assigned routes and records readings whether manually or by using computer meter reading equipment.

Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage and unauthorized connections; takes steps to communicate and correct any irregularities.

Verifies readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reason for fluctuations.

Installs, changes and repairs meters as needed.

Assists in maintaining property and grounds; performs such duties as picking up and removing trash and debris, mowing grass, etc.

Performs general custodial work as necessary.

Assists in maintaining assigned trucks and equipment; performs cleaning, preventative maintenance and simple repair work as required. Recommends repairs to equipment and systems.

Drives and operates trucks and other vehicles; operates various hand and power tools as necessary to accomplish tasks.

Complies with departmental policies, procedures, laws, regulations, contracts, permits, and standards of quality and safety.

Demonstrates the highest level of customer service standards at all times.

Receives and responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance from customers and the general public.

Attends meetings and training as schedules by the management of the LRWS.

Utilizes a variety of computer software to include Word, Excel, QSI and MS Office.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a high school diploma, GED, or specialized vocational training, with 2 years of job related experience; or a combination of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License. Must maintain a safe driving record. SCDHEC Licenses preferred or able to obtain within 2 years of hire date: SC Water Treatment Operator Class D, SC Biological Wastewater Operator Class C, and FEMA NIMS Certifications 100,200,700 and 800.

This is classified as a Safety Sensitive Position and may require a Pre-Employment Drug Test and random Drug Testing throughout employment with LRWS.

 

Lowcountry Regional Water System is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.