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Unidirectional Flushing Technician #2405-101510-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 10, 2024 7:30 AM
Close Date
Friday, May 24, 2024 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $22.21/hour


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.


The Unidirectional Flushing Water Quality Technician is responsible for preventive maintenance for the water distribution system.  Also, responsible water quality testing for chlorine residual, turbidity and iron.  This is a physical job that requires performing manual labor and operating light to heavy equipment.  This position is essential to our operations and the community and may require overtime, holidays, call-backs, outside normal scheduled hours.  Responsible for safety and work rules in accordance with city and department and divisonal policies.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Performs manual and semi-skilled labor tasks related to repair, and maintenance of water valves and fire hydrants.  
Use machines of tools to cut streets and driveways.  
Transports materials, tools, and equipment to and from job sites; sets up and removes warning signs and traffic control devices.
Operates the following:  electronic utility locators; hand and power tools, equipment such as, chain saw, gas monitors, air compressors, pneumatic tools and generators.
Drives vehicles such as a trailer or other small equipment.
Maintains truck inventory; maintains clean and safe work area.
Conducts water quality field sampling and testing.
Calibrates, maintains, and repairs all analyzers/equipment.
Ensures all safety protocols are followed.
Maintains inventory of chemicals and equipment.
Works with others to identify probable cause and acts to resolve. 
Safely handles potentially hazardous chemical and biological solutions/samples; complies with state certification and federal guidelines.
Maintains clean & safe work area
Performs other related job duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Follow safety guidelines
Read and write
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Read and interpret maps
Drive and work safely
Perform work requiring physical strength
Operate small and large equipment
Work in team atmosphere and resolve conflict
Be a self-starter
Maintain flexibility
Communicate effectively
Be courteous under pressure
Establish & maintain effective working relationships with co-workers / citizens
Proper use and care of tools and equipment
Valid driver’s license
Obtain and maintain City driving permit
Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.

The work is physical and heavy work that 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: balancing, climbing, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, 
stooping, talking, visual acuity, walking including on uneven surfaces and able to climb a ladder.

Field Operations runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work is typically performed outside in all weather conditions and exposed to natural elements such as heat, rain, sleet and snow. The work may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands. Requires working overtime, various shift hours, on-call as scheduled, and during work-related emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
• Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License
• Obtain City of Charlotte driving permit
• Requires ability to obtain a Class A-CDL with Tankers Endorsement within one year
of hire.


$22.21 Hour / $46,200.00 Annually

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.

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