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Water Treatment Service Technician

Water Treatment Service Technician

Job Title: Water Treatment Service Technician

General Job Description:

Diagnose, repair, and maintain domestic and commercial water treatment systems; collect and analyze water samples maintaining proper paperwork and excellent customer relations.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Service commercial and residential water treatment equipment in a neat, accurate and efficient manner
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair water treatment equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on water treatment equipment
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair problems related to hydraulic, electrical and programmable systems
  • Install plumbing, including PVC, copper, PEX, ABS and steel pipe and fittings
  • Solder copper pipes and fittings
  • Install, calibrate and read water flow meters
  • Calibrate feed pumps and controllers


  • Accurately measure voltage, amperage, resistance, voltage drop
  • Work with 120 and 230 volts of electricity
  • Install electrical circuits up to 230 volts


  • Collect water samples for methane, VOCs, organics, samples for microbiological examination and dissolved minerals
  • Analyze water samples; recognizing colloidal iron on sight, calculating polymer doses
  • Reliably complete a basic water analysis for all our parameters in the lab or in the field


  • Communicate efficiently both verbally and in writing with customers
  • Represent the company positively with a neat appearance to person, vehicle and work performed
  • Set up on job site, keep work site clean and orderly, break down, clean up and demobilize work site taking customer into consideration
  • Prepare legible customer invoices when called for on COD accounts
  • Leave copy of maintenance report on job site


  • Must be able to fill out timecard completely with appropriate work order information and time accounting on each job
  • Complete test forms with results of measuring devices


  • Basic maintenance and fueling of service vehicles


7:00 am – 5:00 p.m., M-F; some mandatory overtime, especially in the summer months


Job duties will primarily be located out of doors on various work sites – some out of town.

Reporting Relationship:

The Water Treatment Technician reports directly to the Water Treatment Manager.

Vehicles Driven:

2-axle service vehicle, pickup, forklift,

Types of Machines/Tools Used:

Steam cleaner, trenching machine, blowtorch, hand tools, power saw, electric well bob, large wrenches, shovel, and air compressor

Certificates, Licenses:

Valid driver’s license in good standing.

State of CA Water Treatment and Water Distribution certification, desirable but not necessary

Required Training/Experience:

  • Ability to operate a MS Windows computer; use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Basic electrical and plumbing skills
  • One year of full-time experience as a water treatment technician or experience as a full-time plumber or electrician, desirable but not necessary

Language Skills:

  • Ability to speak and write fluent English
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety/employment rules, blue prints and work orders
  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow employees, customers, and general public
  • Ability to keep documents, legible notes, prepare change orders and invoices

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is often very loud. Work is sometimes performed in cramped, difficult to reach areas such as crawl spaces under homes

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

When the job warrants the following PPE must be worn (Refer to Employee Safety Handbook): Hardhat (OSHA approved); safety shoes; safety glasses, gloves, earplugs, back brace (optional). Safety goggles, welding goggles, welding hoods, safety belts, respirators, Tyvek suits, and dust masks are also available when needed. The Company supplies necessary PPE with the exception of safety shoes and regular work gloves.

General Physical Movements Required:

Twisting, stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, lifting, and carrying.

Physical Demands of Job Duties:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, bend squat, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, lift or move heavy objects (up to 100 pounds for up to 100 yards); use hands to finger, handle or feel; and drive various vehicles. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus. Alertness, average strength and constant safety vigilance are also required.

Job Hazards:

Back strains; exposure to slippery, wet or uneven surfaces; injuries to hands or fingers handling materials, equipment, hand tools; lifting/handling heavy objects; use of hand tool/power tools; exposure to toxic materials; using forklift; eye injury from dusty materials, flying objects/particles, or caustic substances; exposure to loud noises; climbing on and off trucks, platforms ladders, etc.; traffic/driving hazards; electrical contact with overhead power lines or underground cables; welding; working in inclement (hot/cold/rainy) weather; loading and unloading heavy materials; falling or flying objects; heavy/swinging objects on drill site; moving machinery; insect bites/stings; poisonous plants; using grinders/lathes; high voltage electricity.

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