Employment Opportunities


Warren Community Water & Sewer Association has openings in the positions listed below. Persons interested in applying for these positions should obtain an Application for Employment form from the water office located at 17300 State Route 550, Marietta, Ohio, or download the application form located at the bottom of the page.

The application should be fully completed and returned to the water office in person or by mail.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a professional resume’ with the application.

Warren Community Water & Sewer Association is an equal opportunity employer, and all positions will remain open until filled.


Job Title: Field Technician                             Status: Full Time Non-Exempt

General Summary:  

The Field Technician maintains and operates all components of the association’s water distribution systems. This position also supports and assists with construction projects and responds to emergencies during and after regular working hours.

Reporting Relationships:   

The Field Technician reports to the Operations Manager/Field Supervisor.


  • The Field Technician has sufficient authority to make decisions and take actions required to satisfy the responsibility of this position. Included in this is accountability for both actions taken and actions not taken.
  • Implement company policies and procedures as far as they pertain to construction, maintenance and/or repair of the water system and equipment, operation of all company vehicles, and interaction with all company employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist Operations Manager/Field Supervisor in completing jobs safely, efficiently and within predetermined budgets and timelines.
  • Execute work orders as directed.
  • Work with Operations Manager/Field Supervisor to determine equipment needs.
  • Ensure compliance with all water association policies and safety practices applicable to areas of responsibility.
  • Review and familiarize themselves with all adopted policies of the water association.
  • Report immediately to the Operations Manager/Field Supervisor any event, condition, or circumstance that could injure another employee, damage equipment, reduce customer confidence, impair service to a water customer, etc.
  • Ensure that all reports are accurate, legible, and completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain an orderly workspace.
  • Understand the operations of all pump stations, reservoirs, pressure zones, control valves, etc.
  • Operate/protect the water system to ensure good water quality.
  • Install, inspect, maintain, and repair the water system infrastructure (mains, services, meters, control valves, pumps, fire hydrants, etc.).
  • Excavate and restore job sites to near original condition, including asphalt and concrete.
  • Assist in the construction and maintenance of general facilities.
  • Assist with equipment inspection and maintenance.
  • Assist with troubleshooting mechanical problems.
  • All other tasks assigned by the Field Supervisor and/or Operations Manager.
  • Participates in the on-call rotation.

Measure of Performance:

  • Maintains positive working relations with management and non-management personnel, vendors, and customers.
  • Develops knowledge of the water system, its facilities, pumping stations, and valves
  • Reports and work orders are accurate, legible, and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensures equipment is safe to operate and is maintained in accordance with company standards with a minimum amount of down time.
  • Enforces all safety rules.
  • Attends and participates in meetings (safety meetings, etc.) as directed by the Operations Manager/Field Supervisor.
  • Enhances the image and reputation of Warren Community Water & Sewer Association by exercising sound and ethical business practices in all relations with customers, employees, suppliers and other third parties.
  • Neatness of general work area



Knowledge of:

  • Familiarity with city, county, and state utility permits.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance practices.

 Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, spell, and orally communicate clearly in English.
  • Ability to read engineering blueprints, water system prints and topographic maps.
  • Requires basic math skills.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple projects, and the ability to solve an array of technical problems.
  • Must be able to maintain positive working relations with all personnel, vendors, contractors, and customers.



  • High school or vocational school graduate.
  • Prior water and sewer maintenance, repair, and construction experience a plus.
  • Willing to obtain Water Operator Class 1 Certification within two years of employment.
  • Possess a working knowledge of general facilities, pump stations, and valve systems.
  • Willing to take additional courses or CEU’s to further advance skills.


  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • Water Operator Class 1 Certification (or willing to obtain within two years of employment) (one year of acceptable work experience required)

Physical Requirements:

Standing, sitting, climbing, walking, crouching, stooping, and working over water, within confined spaces and at extreme heights. Lifting 100 pounds, extensive use of hands, eyes, ears, arms, and voice.

Work Environment:

The field environment consists of all types of terrain and weather conditions. Most duties in this class are performed under periodically disagreeable working conditions, working outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather, exposed to water, mud, dirt and grease; some positions may require more frequent exposure to disagreeable conditions including fumes, chemicals, equipment noise and vibration, heat, cold, dampness, high traffic areas, pressurized water lines, confined spaces, and trenches. Field technicians are required to take stand-by duties that include being on call after hours and responding to emergency problems at any hour as needed. Protective equipment and or clothing may be required.


Familiar with computers, software and other office equipment applicable to primary duties. Ability to operate all of the water company’s equipment, including the backhoe, mowers, company trucks, power tools, hand tools, locating and electronic equipment.


Management retains the right to revise this job description at any time.

Relevant Documents

Employment Application.pdf

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