The Essential Role of Field Technicians

Field technicians play a vital role in safeguarding water quality, maintaining infrastructure, and ensuring the reliable supply of clean water to communities. Whether you are an experienced field technician or beginning as a field technician trainee, we have a place for you. Learn more about the exciting field technician career opportunity with ClearWater Solutions.

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The Role of a Field Technician

A field technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of water treatment and distribution systems. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring the efficient and safe supply of clean water to communities. With a focus on preventive maintenance and problem resolution, field technicians contribute to the reliability and compliance of water infrastructure, safeguarding public health and environmental well-being. 

Field Technician Tasks and Responsibilities Include: 

A field technician plays a crucial role in ensuring the proper functioning and maintenance of water-related infrastructure. Their responsibilities may include:

  • Installation and Maintenance: Field technicians are involved in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water treatment and distribution systems, including pipes, pumps, valves, and meters.
  • Troubleshooting: Field technicians diagnose and troubleshoot issues with water systems, identifying and resolving problems such as leaks, blockages, or malfunctions in equipment.
  • Equipment Operation: Operating and maintaining various equipment used in water treatment and distribution, such as pumps, filtration systems, and chemical dosing systems.
  • Emergency Response: Being prepared to respond to emergencies, such as leaks, spills, or equipment failures. Field technicians may need to act quickly to minimize damage and ensure the safety of the water supply.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Ensuring that all activities and systems comply with local, state, and federal regulations related to water quality and distribution.
  • Field Inspections: Conducting regular inspections of water facilities, pipelines, and equipment to identify potential issues and ensure compliance with standards.
  • Recordkeeping: Maintaining accurate records of maintenance activities, inspections, and any repairs performed.
  • Safety: Adhering to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others.

Qualifications for a Field Technician

A field technician must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record. While not required for every position, technical or vocational training in the water treatment industry or a related field is advantageous. A field technician must be physically fit and able to perform manual tasks including lifting and moving equipment and materials. Being able to successfully work as a team is essential as well as a strong attention to detail and safety awareness in a field environment. 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience operating dredge units or heavy equipment in water treatment facilities, construction, or similar settings.
  • Familiarity with water treatment processes and the handling of chemicals for treatment purposes.
  • Basic understanding of sludge removal and disposal procedures.
  • Proficiency in remote control operation and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new equipment and technologies.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions and adapt to changing work schedules when necessary.

Field Technician Careers with ClearWater Solutions

At ClearWater Solutions we believe in “Quality Water. Vibrant Communities.” Join us in our commitment to providing the best water treatment services to communities across the nation. 

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Why Work for ClearWater Solutions?

Clearwater Solutions is a growing Operations and Maintenance company with locations across the Midwest and Southeastern United States. When you decide to join our team, you are getting more than a job, you are getting the opportunity to become a part of something truly special and beneficial to your community! We have an excellent 401K match, competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, an office with a view (outside environment), job stability, and the opportunity to promote and grow within the industry! We also offer competitive wages based on experience within the industry.