Water & Sewer Technician

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 month ago




The city of Oakwood is currently accepting applications for Water & Sewer Technician in the Public Works Department. Primary responsibilities include performing varied manual and semi-skilled maintenance and equipment operations duties involving flushing and otherwise cleaning sewers, and in repairing manholes and sewer lines.

The Water & Sewer Technician also builds, cleans, and unclogs catch basins; assists in such tasks as laying and repairing sewer and water lines; rebuilds storm sewer inlets, lines, and sanitary sewer manholes; repairs water main line and service breaks. The position instructs General Service Workers in the causes of sewer line stoppages and proper cleaning and remedial procedures; locates and marks utilities; digs ditches, hoists materials, tools, equipment, and any related work with a backhoe.

As part of the Public Works team, the Water & Sewer Technician removes snow and ice from roadways and walkways; collects limbs and debris on streets.

The position will act as a back-up to the water treatment plant operator on a limited basis, which includes responsibilities such as routine inspection, maintenance and repair of water plant equipment and facilities, making equipment and pump adjustments as needed; collecting samples and performing water tests, maintaining daily records and logs.

Applicants must:

  • have two or more years of experience in wastewater collections; and
  • maintain an Ohio EPA Class I (or higher) Wastewater Collection Certification at time of hire; and
  • have the ability to obtain an Ohio EPA Class I Water Distribution Certification within twenty-four (24) months of hire; and
  • maintain a valid driver’s license and class B CDL with tanker endorsement; and
  • be physically capable of performing manual labor related to maintenance and repairs of the water distribution system and sanitary sewer system, be able to work/stand for extended periods, and be able to tolerate all types of weather conditions.

Please provide copies of required Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Collection Certification, as well as any other additional licenses and certifications (wastewater, water supply, applicator, arborist, etc.).

Work hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On occasions when the position acts as backup to the water treatment plant operator, the schedule will require 2+ hours on Saturday and Sunday for the purpose of inspecting the public water system and performing routine water testing.  Additional hours may be required as circumstances warrant.


Current pay range is $24.58/hr. to $31.01/hr. Entry rate is contingent upon applicant’s skills, knowledge and abilities. The city of Oakwood offers an excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation; sick leave and holidays; and membership in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).


Submit Application by December 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

  • in drop box located at 30 Park Avenue lobby, or
  • by mail to:  Personnel Director, City of Oakwood, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419; or
  • by email to: personnel@oakwoodohio.gov,or
  • by fax to (937) 297-2940.



Selected applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to participate in a competitive interview process. The successful candidate will be required to complete a thorough background check, including a criminal check, credit check, physical exam and drug screen.

Job Description: Water & Sewer Technician 

Equal Opportunity Employer


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