Utilities Technician Apprentice

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Nov 20, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Working within the Site Utilities Organization, operate and maintain all site utility equipment associated with steam, chilled water, glycol, pH control of wastewater, and compressed air. This is a "dual role" where the position requires operational and mechanical skills. The operational side consists of monitoring computerized equipment from the control room or in the utility equipment bldgs. and locally at the equipment, while making the necessary adjustments and equipment changes for maximum efficiency and reliability. Identifying potential failures before they occur and work with other members of the team to maintain consistent utility production. Provide emergency response to all alarms and deviations. Perform daily equipment inspection rounds on all utility equipment and report or repair any malfunctions observed. Complete all safety and environmental requirements to remain safe and compliant.

The mechanical or maintenance side of this this position consists of repairing, troubleshooting, and maintaining all the utility equipment. The utilities equipment consists of gas and wood fired steam boilers, chilled water system, cooling towers, air compressors, water softeners, and all associated equipment. Perform Preventive Maintenance activities as assigned and assist in emergency response and repairs to equipment failures.


Job duties include:
  • Operates and maintains utility equipment for peak performance and 100% "up time".
  • Complies with internal policies and practices and OSHA, MIOSHA, EPA, DEQ regulations.
  • Responds to all utility emergencies and takes necessary actions to avoid outages.
  • Monitors and repairs all stationary equipment and systems which include air compressors, chillers, cooling towers, steam boiler producing equipment 24/7/365.
  • Monitors various computer-controlled utility production systems for peak efficiencies and maximum conditions.
  • Records data and maintains records of critical equipment parameters to ensure safe and optimum conditions as well as meeting environmental regulations.
  • Makes rounds to detect malfunctions and make necessary adjustments or switch to spare systems/equipment without interrupting utility service.
  • Maintains proper water treatment levels to keep equipment corrosion and biological growth to a minimum.
  • Seeks and shares useful information outside the team.
  • Work with an appropriate level of independence.
  • Exercise good judgment / decision making.
  • Effectively work with team members.
  • Alert to how own behaviors impact others.
  • Share information with teammates.
  • Work well with people who have different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate courtesy and professionalism in interactions with others.

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
  • 0-2 years' experience in related field
  • Incumbent must be willing to complete 4 year CUT/Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program.

  • Mathematical Skills: basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiply, divide, percentages; use of calculator).
  • Possess a valid driver's license and capable to drive a company vehicle and/or lift truck.

  • Physical Demands: lifting/lowering up to 55 pounds; reaching; standing/walking/stooping/crawling.
  • Work Environment: Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Use of hearing, hard hat, safety shoes, respiratory and eye protection is required.
  • Capable of traversing stairs, uneven surfaces, step ladders and vertical ladders.
  • Temperature conditions can be less than 32oF or greater than 90oF.
  • Participate in confined space entries.

Additional information:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 12/5/2020


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