Skip to Main Content

Treatment Plant Mechanic #2309-154305-01

Date Opened
Monday, September 11, 2023 2:30 PM
Close Date
Monday, September 25, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $47,942.00 - $53,268.00/year
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 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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 maintains and assists in repairs of mechanical equipment associated with the operation of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, raw water pump stations, remote distribution pump stations, and sewage lift stations.  Work involves: repairing, rebuilding and/or performing preventative maintenance on various types of pumps, valves, pipes, compressors, boilers, conveyors, etc.; maintaining buildings and grounds; cleaning up work sites and tools; and servicing equipment.  This position includes fabrication, plumbing, and welding for many different applications and maintenance of related documentation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains and repairs mechanical equipment associated with the operation of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, raw water pump stations, remote distribution pump stations, and sewage lift stations on a basic mechanical level.
Preforms preventive maintenance on all equipment by visually checking equipment for signs of improper operation; checking oil levels; and looking for vibrations, noise, and leaks; and takes appropriate action.
Performs scheduled equipment maintenance; lubricates chains and sprockets; services air valves; pulls inspection covers; replaces v-belts; and checks sumps.
Operates pumps, motors and emergency generators.
Conducts monthly inspections on vehicles, power tools, folk lifts, crane truck, stationary cranes, and safely retrieval systems.
Maintains records of preventative/predictive/Reactive maintenance in Cityworks.
Maintains related records including hours worked; chemicals and materials used.
Assists with the rebuilding, repairing, or replacing equipment by working with other mechanics to troubleshoot equipment; gathers proper tools and parts.
Performs other building maintenance (such as replacing lights, broken windows) and grounds maintenance (such as weed spraying and taking out trash).
Must respond to after-hours alarms and subject to emergency call back as required.
Work in confined spaces up to 40’ below ground including wet wells and vaults.
Follows related safety regulations.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of computerized maintenance management software.
Knowledge of operating and repairing related equipment.
Knowledge of municipal waste water and certain chemicals.
Skill in working with mechanical, welding, and plumbing tools.
Ability to obtain a City driving permit.
Ability to follow safety regulations

The work is heavy work and requires applying up to 20 pounds of force constantly; applying 30 pounds of force frequently; and exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: climbing, grasping, handling, distinguishing among sounds, kneeling, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, visual acuity in color, observations/equipment, and walking.
Work is performed in an environment with heavy equipment and machinery that could result in bodily harm to co-workers or others.  Requires working in confined spaces and working on elevated areas.  Subject to varying and adverse weather conditions.  

Preferred Qualification

Having one of the following certifications is preferred:
NC Grade I Maintenance Technologist Certification 
NC Grade 2 Maintenance Technologist Certification 
NC Grade 3 Maintenance Technologist Certification 
NC Grade 4 Maintenance Technologist Certification 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent 

Two (2) years of related maintenance work experience desired 


Requires valid driver’s license

Requires Maintenance Tech Grade 1 Certification within 30 months 


$47,942.00 - $53,268.00 Commensurate with level of Certification, qualifications and Experience

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.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

In Conclusion

If you have technical issues submitting your application, click here.

Table displaying apply links.