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Water/Sewer Technician I, Town of Ridgeland

Position Category: Utilities

Position Hours:
Full time, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with rotating weekend shift

Job Duties:
  • Maintains and repairs the sewer collection system for the Town of Ridgeland; inspects sewage pump stations to ensure proper working conditions. Helps monitor treatment basins and wastewater collection and treatment systems. Reads meters once per month.
  • Performs maintenance and repair work on pump houses, piping and rights of way; cleans and inspects manholes and sewer mains; repairs and installs sewer mains and laterals; performs general grounds keeping duties as needed. Must be able to operate a backhoe, tractor, dump truck, rodding machine, jetter, jackhammer and various hand tools and power equipment as needed and maintains assigned vehicle and equipment to be in clean, good-working condition.

  • High school diploma or GED; valid SC driver’s license; ability to pass a background check and drug screening; must provide satisfactory 5-year SC DMV driving report.
  • Must be willing to develop and work as necessary a rotating weekend schedule to check water and wastewater system operations and to promptly respond to customer complaints and/or system emergencies that may occur 24/7.
  • Requires the ability to work on varying work shifts and in challenging work conditions that have septic and chemical exposure risks as well as odor and noise extremes. Must be able to perform the above in inclement weather conditions such as hot, cold, rain, ice, wind and other such inclement weather conditions.

Pay Info:
Starting annual salary is $40,652 depending on experience/qualifications. Employee health insurance is paid, participation in SC Retirement System, Paid Holidays/Vacation, Weekly Pay. 5% step increases for each DHEC license obtained, tution reimbursement.

How to apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to:

The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.