American States Utility Services Maintenance Technician/Electrician III (16KS.18) in United States

Maintenance Technician/Electrician III (16KS.18)

Location: FORT RILEY, KS

Pay range: 37,276-59,775

Job Code: 16KS.18


Date Posted: 1/11/18

Anticipated Start Date: May 2018

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.

We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico),Virginia and Florida.

Serving those who serve.


The Maintenance Technician/Electrician III has the responsibility for complex duties assigned, including performing lead activities and participating in developing goals and procedures for water and/or wastewater treatment activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedure related to assigned area of responsibility and have the appropriate certification.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Observe and maintains all Federal, State and Company safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

  • Conduct preventative maintenance, test, troubleshoot and perform repair and maintenance on all equipment at water and wastewater facilities, including all treatment plants, SCADA/Telemetry sites, wells, pump stations, tanks and lift stations;

  • Identify and acknowledge alarms on water and wastewater systems using SCADA/Telemetry;

  • Install and monitor performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments, or replacement;

  • Inspect and maintain all electrical and mechanical systems for water and wastewater equipment using CMMS work order system;

  • Assure that electrical systems and components are in compliance with all applicable electrical codes and safety regulations;

  • Maintain and repair associated utility system equipment not assigned to others, including but not limited to HVAC units, valves, hydrants, generators, pumps, programmable logic controls, grinders/comminutors, cathodic protection, hydrostatic pressure vessels, and air bubbler systems, small engines, air hammers, compaction equipment, light boards, mud hogs, dump trucks, backhoes, and trailers;

  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices;

  • Operate and maintain high voltage switchgear and controls; repair and maintain motor control centers and programmable logic controls;

  • Available for standby and call-out, shift, or overtime work, as required for system operations and repairs;

  • Work with Superintendents, Supervisors and Treatment Operators to prepare and maintain Operational Memos for all facilities. Review daily logs and related records for all facilities;

  • Assists with cost estimating to perform routine urgent and emergency repairs; Assists with preparing material requisitions, or work scopes, to perform related repairs.

  • Perform general housekeeping of buildings and grounds, maintenance at all water and wastewater facilities, including but not limited to painting, vegetation control, cleaning, and yard maintenance;

  • Maintain designated shop areas; Clean assigned truck, maintenance tools and repair equipment, as needed;

  • Read, employ, and update electrical panel schedules and building or system blueprints;

  • Read and interpret plans, manuals, diagrams, technical regulations, gauges and other recording devices, and interpret the information as it relates to repair and maintenance activities;

  • Perform plumbing, some carpentry, basic welding, general vehicle and equipment mechanics and the repair or replacement of electrical and electronic components;

  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned;

  • May include but not limited to work in confined spaces, work in areas exposed to noise and chemicals, work in extreme weather conditions, lift and carry loads up to 50 lbs. and push or pull up 75 lbs., climb inspection ladders, perform work up to the limits of elevated water storage tanks, Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, grasping, fine dexterity, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision including color determination, hearing, foot and hand controls.


  • Preferred general knowledge of electrical systems including planning additions or modifications on secondary circuits;

  • Ability to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test electrical circuits, equipment and appliances;

  • Preferred knowledge and ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers;

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures;

  • Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply to range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction work;

  • Ability to install and maintain motors, welding equipment, lighting fixtures, generators, circuit breakers, and transformers;

  • Ability to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Electrical License preferred;

  • Basic utilization of Microsoft Word and Excel; Basic utilization of arithmetic skills;

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;

  • Minimum of five (5) years as a Maintenance Technician in the water/wastewater industry;

  • Experience in the water and/or wastewater maintenance field, equipment operation and training that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, OR any combination of experience, education and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required;

  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service in person or over the phone;

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license by the state where employed; Tanker endorsement may be required;

  • Ability to obtain required licensure to operate equipment associated with the maintenance of associated utility system assets within 24 months of date of hire;

  • Must take and pass Federal OSHA and or State Mandated Safety training with annual refresher courses as required by the associated regulations for this Position. Such training will be provided by company and compliance is mandatory;

  • OSHA High Voltage Certificate or Equivalent;

  • Preferred Electrical Journeyman License and/or adjacent certifications with experience in utility system job duties, and second related Journeyman License, or equivalent military/industrial/commercial experience;

  • Successful candidates must pass background checks which include the National Agency Check (NAC);

  • Possess or ability to possess CPR and First Aid certification; Possess or ability to possess State required Backflow Certification and crane certification (if applicable).

May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check in addition to physical exam.

Physical Requirements May Include:

  • Working in confined space.

  • Working in areas exposed to noise and chemicals. Work requires the use of appropriate PPE (e.g. hearing and chemical protection devices).

  • Working in extreme weather conditions.

  • Lifting and carrying loads up to 50 lbs.

  • Performing work up to limits of elevated water storage tanks.

  • Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, grasping, fine dexterity, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision including color determination, hearing, foot & hand controls.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.