Maintenance Technician

  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #769

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.

POSITION: Maintenance Technician

SCHEDULE: Facility requires 24-hour operation so multiple shifts and on-call may be required.  

SALARY: $25.00 to $37.00 per hour

The Individual(s) will perform a variety of skilled maintenance work in maintaining and repairing the facility; including all mechanical and fabrication aspects of related equipment and machinery. This position is subject to call back, overtime, weekend, and holiday emergency call-outs and on-call duty.


  • Observes and monitors data, machinery, and equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards;
  • Performs diagnostic evaluation of equipment and recommends corrective action for operational maintenance problems;
  • Responds to emergency call outs, troubleshoots problems and takes actions to ensure plant system integrity;
  • Ensure warehouse inventory is accurate and up to date;
  • Repair and maintain mechanical equipment such as centrifugal, progressive cavity, submersible pumps, valves, motors, basins, MBR, BNR, sludge handling equipment, centrifuges, chemical feeders, blowers, coolers, air compressors, strainers, bag filters, heating equipment and other equipment used in the utility and or industrial facility in accordance with established procedures;
  • Assists in unloading, transferring, storing, and using various hazardous chemicals;
  • Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical maintenance and repair work, including but not limited to lockout procedures and confined space entry procedures.
  • Ensures maintenance operations are conducted to comply with all environmental, health and safety standards established by federal, state, county, and city laws, ordinances, regulations, department and divisional policies;
  • Operates computer-based programs such as computerized maintenance management system;
  • Operates power driven machinery such as forklifts, boom trucks, cranes, jack hammers, tampers, or other similarly sized equipment;
  • Use and care of common hand tools and special tools and equipment used in the maintenance of large complex machinery and equipment;
  • Read and interpret gauges, meters, and other recording devices;
  • Adjust, align and lubricate equipment in compliance with preventative maintenance programs;
  • Clean equipment and facilities using various tools including hoses and power washing equipment,
  • Other maintenance tasks as needed;
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance;
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (20 feet or more)
  • Climb ladders or steps to inspect or monitor machinery and equipment
  • Work in small, cramped areas to repair equipment;
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others;
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to repair equipment;
  • Lift arms above shoulder level to work on equipment;
  • Maintenance staff will rotate on-call duties, the intervals will be determined.


  • Standard process control and operation practices associated with a utility and or industrial industry.
  • Knowledge of condition based maintenance such as thermal imaging, oil analysis, and vibration analysis.
  • Work cooperatively with other employees to foster teamwork.
  • Communicate with co-workers verbally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Comprehend and interpret drawings, specifications, and blueprints.
  • Learn job-related material through oral instruction and observation or through structured lecture and reading.


  • Identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations, and justification for solution.
  • Perform the most complex maintenance and operations duties and operate related equipment safely and effectively.
  • Read, interpret, retrieve, and produce drawings, blueprints, maps, and specifications.
  • Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work such as contractors and vendors.


  • 1+ years of related experience in field maintenance, Industrial and or utility plant maintenance, or other related mechanical maintenance experience;
  • Experience with computer programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.

Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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