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Water Distribution O&M Technician

Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?

As a Water Distribution O&M Technician, you will participate in the operations, maintenance and repairs of the water distribution system. You will be repairing water pipes, valves, hydrants and other appurtenances. As well as operating a variety of heavy equipment such as excavators, track loaders, vac-trucks and backhoes. You will also be welding and fabricating parts and tools, repairing water mains, assisting with responding to and resolving customer complaints, repairing streets, driveways and yards following installation operations. Lastly, you will assist in locating, and inspecting new lines, and other related duties.

Positions are available for licensed, experienced operations and maintenance professionals, and for inexperienced individuals looking for their first full-time job, or those in the water/sewer industry seeking to make a career change. Those filling these rewarding, full-time positions will be part of a team responsible for the operation and maintenance of facilities, equipment, and/or process control at water and wastewater facilities.

Schedule: Will require an irregular work schedule and overtime hours

What will you need to succeed?

  • Positive attitude and work ethic.
  • High School graduate or equivalent. A mechanical/technical/vocational school background or experience is a plus.
  • A valid Missouri motor vehicle operator’s license. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a plus.
  • The ability to perform manual labor. Must be able to lift or move up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Minimum of 1-year relevant experience or combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance, and installation of distribution systems
  • Knowledge of the operation and preventative maintenance of a variety of equipment
  • Skilled in the use of a variety of hand and power tools
  • Skilled in oral and written communication
  • DS I minimum or the ability to obtain within the first 6 months.
  • Class A CDL preferred / Class B with Air Brakes or the ability to obtain within the first 6 months
  • Participate in an on-call rotation
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • May stand, walk, or move 6 to 8 hours daily.
  • May sit for 1 to 3 hours daily.
  • May perform operations and maintenance functions requiring manual dexterity and precision movements, continuous or repetitive arm and hand movements, grasping movements, and occasional forceful exertion.
  • Exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, bending and reaching, climbing stairs and ladders.
  • May lift, carry, push/pull objects and materials: regularly up to 40 pounds.
  • Perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth and visual cues or signals.

  • Why would you choose Woodard & Curran?

  • You would be offered a generous total rewards package:
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent Benefits to include retirement, generous paid time off, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account.
  • Career growth.
  • Support and reimbursement in earning, upgrading, and keeping your licenses and certifications within the industry. Bonus potential for obtaining next level licensure.
  • The opportunity to become more versatile and even more technically proficient. We cross-train to improve facility operations, job satisfaction, and job security.

  • Benefits & Wellbeing

    Retirement Savings:

    • 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

    Time away from work:

    • Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

    • Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

    • Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

    • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

    Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

    Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

    Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

    WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

    LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

    Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

    Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

    If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

    Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

    Depending on qualifications & experience.

    Salary Range: $25 - $28

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