Utility Technician

Lowcountry Regional Water System   Hampton, SC   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on September 21, 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, Wastewater Treatment Facilities, labs, tanks and deep well systems. This includes facilities in Hampton, Brunson, Gifford, Varnville and Yemassee. Observes all federal, state, and local safety rules, regulations, and procedures. Responds to customer inquiries and resolves customer issues. Reports to the Field Operations Manager or Crew Leader of the LRWS as applicable.


Monitors and records readings from meters, gauges and instruments.

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

Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including water sewer leaks, customer water outages, customer complaints and employee complaints.

Refers to maps, GIS, customer billing information, notes, and work orders.

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.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as utility workers, customer service, customers, contractors and the General Manager.

Utilizes a variety of machinery and/or equipment such as mini excavators, backhoes, sewer jetters, sewer bypass pumps, cutoff saws, street saws, cutting torches and generators.

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.

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 Distribution Operator Class C, WEASC Sewer Collection System 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.