SSG, Inc Waste Water Mechanic Durham, NC · Full time

This vacancy for is to help provide preventative and corrective maintenance to pump failures or malfunctions at the 60+ lift stations. The purpose of this position is to perform daily inspections and routine housekeeping at assigned lift stations to ensure that they are operating properly. This includes but is not limited to the following; inspecting the operation of pumps and motors, level controls, air compressors, wet wells, bar screens, float controls, sump pumps, comminutors, generators, surge relief valves, electrical controls, audio/visual alarms, & check for structural damage. You must climb ladders, often in confined spaces, with the ability to reach and work with arms extended.


This role ensures all audio/visual and SCADA alarms are tested at each station for proper operation. Job tasks could include repairing the following; check valves, gate valves, air compressors, repacking pumps, replacing bearings and mechanical seals in pumps, inspecting/replacing/maintaining bar screens and grinders. Pump pressures also must be checked and logged at each station to try to determine any unseen problems. 


This position is responsible for semi-annual preventive maintenance on each assigned lift station. This includes pulling each pump and checking impellers, volutes, and wear rings for wear. All gate valves and by-pass line valves are operated and exercised. Oil is changed in all submersible pumps, and dry pit pumps are greased and lubricated. Pulleys and belts are inspected on pumps and motors by using established alignment methods and math for installation and corrections. Wet wells must be cleaned by a vac truck, and all floats must be cleaned and inspected for proper operation.


Operational tasks also include entering all lift station data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) by the use of a tablet and computer. Several of the stations are located in residential areas and therefore you are to keep your assigned lift stations clean and as needed, trim grass and pick up trash. These jobs require staff to rotate and serve week-long stand-by/recall duty for emergencies; often during inclement weather.  



  • Performing preventative and corrective maintenance along with replacement of critical equipment of wastewater pumping stations including performing regular inspections and cleaning equipment.
  • Performs preventative and corrective mechanical maintenance; uses specialized equipment, tools, and machinery to repair and rebuild pumps, motors, gearboxes, and other equipment and facility components; and fabricates parts.
  • Inspects, tests, and cleans equipment, alarms, and related equipment to ensure proper working condition and compliance with applicable safety and operating regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs office and operational support duties, such as receiving work orders, stocking vehicles with necessary supplies and tools for work, maintaining databases and records, cleaning and/or washing down the work area, performing emergency or on-call duties, maintaining inventory, answering phones, and training lower-level staff

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)
  • Two years of related experience in skilled mechanical maintenance i.e. welding, rigging, fabrication, & equipment repair 
  • Valid, unrestricted, North Carolina driver's license "or" if you currently have another states driver's license, must be willing and able to obtain a valid NC driver's license within 60 days of hire
  • Must obtain a North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) w/Tanker endorsement within 9 months of hire to maintain employment.
  • Ability to read and interpret manuals, blueprints, written and oral instructions
  • To understand and apply safety requirements especially OSHA Lock-out/Tag-out and Confined Space
  • Ability to train and lead others in assigned work tasks. 
  • Must work professionally, independently or as a team

Additional Preferred Skills

  • B-CDL w/Tanker endorsement
  • NC Grade 1 Wastewater Collections
  • AWWA Maintenance Technologist I
  • OSHA Confined Space and Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Welding experience/proficiency
  • Solid rigging experience from basic to critical lifts
  • Experience with a (CMMS)


$21.44 - $33 per hour