The Village of Mechanicsburg is seeking a Water Operator with a Class I Water license and a Wastewater Operator with a Class II Wastewater license. The successful candidate(s) will be in charge of the plants and work with the existing staff to operate and maintain the facilities. Position can be full time for an Operator with both W/WW license – 40 hours per week. This would be a salaried position. If Operators were hired separately this could be part time hourly position. Emergency work, weekend work and evening work will be required. Rate of pay is competitive but dependent on experience and certifications. Mechanicsburg is an EOE.
Along with existing staff, Operator will perform the day to day operation and maintenance of the plant and ensure compliance with all effluent limits. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Performing and assisting daily, monthly and quarterly sampling, testing and some lab analysis, as required by permit.
• Performing and assisting with the daily plant operation of all water/wastewater treatment plant facilities.
• Working as needed with the collection system.
• Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair of system components.
• Works with other Village personnel in completing assigned work and projects.
• High school diploma or GED;
• 3-5 years’ experience
• Ability to read and perform mathematical calculations;
• Ability to follow verbal and written instruction;
• possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license;
• possess an OEPA Class I Water license and OEPA Class II Wastewater license;
• be physically capable of performing duties as assigned and able to endure weather extremes, unsanitary conditions and strenuous situations;
• possess strong communications skills in dealing with the public, customers, coworkers and supervisors;
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
The water tower project is complete. The tower is back on-line after testing results came back this morning. Mandatory Water Conservation is lifted. Enjoy your summer!
The Village is still under a Mandatory Water Conservation Order. We are still operating with a smaller storage tank. We are looking at Friday, July 13th as the first date that the Tower will resume full service to the Village.
Please do not water your lawn, fill your pool, or any unnecessary water usage until we lift the order. Please be careful with fires over the 4th of July weekend. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience.
- Village Utility Department and Mechanicsburg Fire and EMS
The painting is almost complete on the tower. Both the inside and outside are freshly painted. The paint must cure for 7-10 days, go through an inspection, and then we can begin to fill the tower. When the tower is filled, we will send samples to the lab. Once those samples come back safe, we will be able to lift the Mandatory Water Conservation Order. While it took a little longer than expected we were able to do both the inside and outside all at once saving money and another down time for the tower next year!
We want to thank you for your patience and cooperation in the maintenance of our asset.
The 2019 Village of Mechanicsburg Annual Drinking Water Report (CCR) is now available. You may view the 2019 report HERE. Past CCR reports are available on the Street & Utility Department page.
The Village of Mechanicsburg is accepting applications for 2 full time Maintenance positions for Street and Water/Sewer Departments.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; valid Ohio driver’s license; be able to perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled and manual labor tasks to maintain village facilities, streets, curbs, gutters, waterlines, catch basins, sewers, etc.; operates heavy equipment, hand and light power tools to perform construction, maintenance, and repair activities; performs repairs and adjustments on equipment operated.
Pay range is Minimum wage to $18.00 per hour. A complete job description and application for employment are available at the Mechanicsburg Municipal Building, 18 N Main St Mechanicsburg OH. Applications will be accepted until 5pm June 26, 2020. Mechanicsburg is an EOE.
Maintenance on the water tower began this morning. Please remember that we are under Mandatory Water Conservation until completed. We are hoping it is only a couple of weeks weather permitting. We will keep you updated as the work progresses! Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Village of Mechanicsburg will be conducting regular preventative maintenance on our water tower beginning June 1, 2020. This maintenance is to preserve the exterior coating of the tower and cleaning and coating the inside of the tank. It will require the Village to drain the tower while the maintenance is being done. This is to prevent condensation on the exterior, cleaning and painting the interior, and will be dependent on weather and temperature variances. The actual work under ideal conditions would require about 5-7 days to complete for both the inside and outside. However we are scheduling up to 4-5 weeks to complete the work. We will bring in a temporary tank for water storage.
Due to the size of the temporary tank we are requiring Mandatory Water Conservation while the main storage tank is offline.
The following water uses are considered nonessential and are prohibited during this emergency.
Prohibited Water Uses:
The Village of Mechanicsburg will be flushing fire hydrants the weeks of April 6-10 and April 19-23, weather permitting, between 8am and 3pm.
Flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.
Over the next few weeks there will be a crew out working in the Village to collect data on the Water and Sewer Assets around the Village. Our Maintenance Supervisor will be assisting with the Collection. They will be using GIS equipment to mark the location of our assets. There may be times that the equipment is located on your property and would require them walking onto you’re property. The information gathered will help us respond to any disturbance, replacement or repair in our system in the future. Please cooperate with this process.
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