City of Georgetown
  • 26-Jun-2017 to 30-Nov-2018 (EST)
  • Waste Water Collection
  • Georgetown, SC, USA
  • Salary Range: $33,038.93 - $46,254.09
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications for a Facilities Maintenance Technician III. Under minimal supervision, this position performs technical work in the operation and maintenance of the equipment and systems associated with the City Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants, pumps stations, water wells, elevated tanks, and storm water pumping facilities. Maintains a working knowledge of pumps, engines, generators, electronics, electrical circuits and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Assists with the treatment and distribution of drinking water and the collection and treatment of wastewater. Reports to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.




Installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of equipment associated with the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, potable water booster stations and elevated tanks, wastewater lift stations, and storm water storage ponds and pump stations.


Performs routine and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment and systems as scheduled, including pumps, engines, generators, electrical systems, remote sensory and control systems (SCADA) and other mechanical devices, completing work in an efficient and timely manner.


Evaluates status of mechanical, electrical and control equipment, by conducting various analyses and inspections of the systems. Determines the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement and advises accordingly.


Makes necessary inspections, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of chemical feed equipment such as chlorine disinfection systems, polymer feed system, acid feed system, wastewater treatment equipment including grit removal and screening equipment, aerators and mixers, lift station, high service and booster stations and pump stations, including pulling and replacing pumps, repairing and replacing pipe, valves, and fittings, and elevated tanks and the associated properties.


Completes inspections, diagnoses and repair work on motors, pumps, hydraulic equipment, compressors, controls, valves and related equipment. Makes adjustments and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.


Installs, calibrates, and repairs process control systems, SCADA, high and low voltage equipment. Troubleshoot control system and electrical power system failures in plants and pump stations; instruct operations personnel in proper use of electronic process controllers; maintain awareness of new technology.

Adjust, calibrate, and repair electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment to ensure proper operation; moderate programming of computerized process control equipment, PLCs, RTUs, and SCADA system devices


Receives, reviews and prepares various records, reports, and documentation of job safety, the mechanical equipment, lift stations, and control systems etc.. Prepares red-line drawings of work for As-Built records.

Operates light and heavy duty trucks, boom trucks, heavy lifting equipment, portable pumping equipment, power generation equipment, lawn maintenance equipment, back-hoes, dump trucks and various tools as required including mechanic's and electrician's tool sets and diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.


Maintains and is responsible for assigned equipment and insures tools are kept in proper working order at all times. Independently performs maintenance and repair work of a routine nature


Maintains frequently used parts and supplies on his/her assigned truck to insure all parts needed for any given assignment are available and restocked as used.


Cleans sewage spills and applies chemicals as required per federal, state and local laws to sewage spills. Insures the proper paper work is submitted as required within the proper time frame.


Maintains a working knowledge of various codes and standards including the International Plumbing Code, IPC, National Electric Code, NEC, the principles of process control, electronics, electrical equipment, programmable controllers, and related computers, confined space entry procedures.

Performs electrical, HVAC, plumbing and general building maintenance and repair work as required.


Assists other department crew members with duties as necessary, including construction and installation projects as assigned. In the absence of supervisor, fulfills duties as required.


Performs all duties in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, contracts, permits, and standards of quality and safety.


Fabricate and modify parts and equipment as necessary utilizing welding equipment, etc.


Frequently enters confined spaces and understands and dangers and safety procedures associated with this type of work.


Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from customers and the general public regarding areas of responsibility. Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and citizens; read electronic schematics and blueprints; work quickly and safely under pressure of emergency situations. Ability to work standby and/or callback duty


Serves on call 24/7 and responds to emergency and trouble calls, locates and identifies the cause and performs corrective actions as required to ensure uninterrupted service to the City's customers. Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate. Is required to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and weather events as scheduled or needed.





It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.




Performs other related duties as required.




Requires a high school diploma supplemented by a minimum of three years of experience in electrical or pump maintenance field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.







Must have the following:


  • South Carolina Drivers License
  • Class "C" Wastewater Collection System Operator License


Must have the following or be able to obtain within six-months of hiring:


  • Class "B" Wastewater Collection System Operator License
  • Class "B" CDL License


Additional are desirable but not required:

  • Water Distribution Operator License
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator License
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator License






Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment. Must be able to push, stoop, lift, pull, reach, kneel , crouch, carry or otherwise move objects. Work involves walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift/carry weights of up to 60 -80 pounds.

Deadline for all applications: Open Until Filled

City of Georgetown is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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