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Biosolids Recycling Technician

Orange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Carrboro, NC Full-time
Posted on October 29, 2019

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Biosolids Recycling Technician.  

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent work ethic and a positive attitude.  The candidate should be a team player with great communication skills. 

Position transports treated nutrient rich solids called biosolids using a tractor trailer tanker from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to farm land application sites.  Utilizes and maintains heavy equipment such as tractor trailer tankers, specialized biosolids spreading equipment, skid-steer, pumps, and dewatering equipment. Position flags fields, gathers soil samples, maintains roads, completes inspections and provides support to Wastewater operations, maintenance and laboratory staff.  Position also provides assistance to the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants in recycling and removing treatment plant solids and transporting them to a composting facility.  

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Position requires a North Carolina Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement. Previous experience with operating and maintaining tractor trailer tankers, tractors and spreaders, skid-steer and roll-off truck desired. Must meet and maintain requirements for CDL and safety sensitive position. Position frequently exerts 10-25 pounds and occasionally 50-100 pounds.

OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account.  Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances.  Additional benefits include:  Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education. 

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion. 

Salary range $34,897 - $53,742 

To complete an application visit www.owasa.org.  

Closing date is November 15, 2019. 

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.