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Treatment Plant Mechanic Assistant #2303-154200-01

Date Opened
Friday, March 03, 2023 9:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, March 19, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $39,614.00 - $44,674.00/year - Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This position assists treatment plant operators and maintenance staff on skilled aspects of daily maintenance and operation. This position performs scheduled preventative maintenance on various mechanical and process equipment throughout the plants.


Charlotte Water is seeking a full time Treatment Plant Mechanic Assistants to provide light industrial maintenance support for McDowell Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is located Huntersville, North Carolina and is permitted for 12 million gallons daily.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist operations with duties such as process equipment calibrations, chemical receiving and off-loading, and taking process samples.  
Tasks related to regulatory requirements such as completing fire security inspections, stormwater facility inspections, manage recycle/dumpster materials and prepare appropriate reports associated.
Light maintenance duties to include painting equipment, buildings, and curbs, changing light fixtures, small repairs and other building maintenance duties; Assists in maintaining small mechanical equipment.  
Facility maintenance which includes cleaning of treatment tanks, basins, floors, walkways and grounds, etc.
Assists in scheduling, follow up and transporting plant vehicles for necessary maintenance, inspections and runs errands as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Computer skills with ability to work with various software  
Experience with industrial building maintenance.  
Must have good oral/written communication skills, organizational skills
Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions.
Requires the ability to work cooperatively with other employees and external vendors.
Must have the ability to kneel, squat, twist, shovel, push, pull, bend and lift up to 50lbs. 
Ability to work independently and prioritize work duties.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED required.

Requires valid driver’s license with ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. 

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The city is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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