Field Technician I

AdCode:  1158
Date:  May 4, 2024
State:  SC
City:  Elgin
Business Unit:  Atlantic Coast Utilities
Category:  Field Operations
Job Type: 

SouthWest Water is a privately-held, American-owned service company with decades of high-level customer service. Today, we serve over 600,000 residential and business customers in seven states: Alabama, California, Florida, Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas. Our teams work together to deliver clean, safe, and reliable water and wastewater services so that our customers and communities can thrive.

Purpose of the Job


Imagine being part of a team that supplies the essential element for life. Water is the very foundation of this planet, the life-giving essence in all of us. Driven, knowledgeable, and passionate about this essential resource, the South Carolina Water Utilities team, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water, is in the business of delivering a product everyone uses and depends on. We're proud of our work. We make a difference in the lives of people by providing them with water and wastewater services daily. Don't wait, the opportunity is now to build our planet's future with South Carolina Water Utilities!


Position Overview

SouthWest Water Company is seeking a Field Technician I for our Grease facility to perform routine checks of our systems; responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules/regulations. Assist in all areas of operations, maintenance, and customer service as needed for all facility systems within the company. 




  • 401k Company Match: 100% of the first 6% of your eligible compensation contributed to the Plan
  • Vacation Accrual: Starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Holidays: 10 company-paid holidays per year
  • Floating Time: 16 hours of paid floating time per year
  • Additional Benefit Plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Company-Paid Life Insurance and more
  • Training, Professional Certifications, and Education Allowance




Reasonable Accommodations Statement 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position will be willing and able to perform the following duties and others as assigned:

  • Responsible for sewer line repairs, line installation, plant, and related equipment installation/maintenance

  • Maintains work truck/tools.

  • Troubleshoots site equipment, including but not limited to pumps, power units, process, and treatment system electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment.

  • Pulls motors/pumps for repair, including wiring and fabrication of parts as necessary.

  • Replaces valves.

  • Assists with assessment, planning, and execution of service orders, including procurement and inventory.


Delivering High Quality Work
Supporting Coworkers
Communicating Effectively
Working Safely


H.S. Diploma or GED in General


Driver's License

Physical Requirements

Field-Based Role

Work Experience

1 year of directly related experience in water and/or wastewater system operations, maintenance, customer service, and prefer experience operating back-hoe and/or track-hoe equipment.

SouthWest Water Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It’s our policy to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other opportunities based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability, and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina