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The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Utilities Department/Wastewater Treatment Plant Division



Supervisor:     Wastewater Plant Superintendent

Supervises:    Division employees assigned to maintenance by Superintendent

Grade/ Pay:    111   / $22.623 an hour


Class Characteristics:      Under general direction, assists in providing maintenance, including replacements, repairs and preventive maintenance for wastewater treatment plant and equipment; performs related work as required.


General Duties and Responsibilities:   Repairs and replaces equipment, pumps, motors, and other items at the division plant. Schedules routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Performs preventive maintenance activities in compliance with program. Repairs or replaces hydraulic systems on equipment. Assists in maintaining inventory of spare parts, tools, materials, equipment, and supplies. Orders service calls from outside vendors after approval of superintendent. Inspects and approves work performed by private contractors. Assumes responsibility for the division in the absence of a higher authority at times. Prepares and maintains required records and reports and forwards reports to appropriate agencies. Participates in continuing education programs. Assists with maintenance of cleanliness of plant and grounds. Directs division employees assigned to maintenance.



Training and Experience:  Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by work experience and education acceptable by the KY Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to have received a Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License.


Certification/Licensing Requirements:   Must possess and maintain a Class III Wastewater Treatment Operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of KY.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a condition of continued employment in this class. Must obtain Class IV WWTP Operator License within 6 months of eligibility.


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Extensive knowledge wastewater plant operations, equipment, and functions and servicing/maintenance requirements of plant equipment and machinery.  Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances relating to wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal to insure compliance.  Ability to detect mechanical problems, make minor repairs, and to repair or replace parts, motors, pumps, etc. 


Availability Requirement:   Must be able to respond to emergency calls at all hours.


Apply:  Applications MUST include the required certification/ licenses. Apply at


Closing Date/Time for Accepting Applications:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.


Equal Opportunity Employer