Field Service Technician

Mueller Water Products Bridgeport , CT 06602

Posted 3 weeks ago

Echologics, a world leader in Leak Detection and Condition Assessment of Water Mains is searching for a Field Technician based in New Jersey to help execute projects in the United States.

The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of projects including field testing, administrative tasks, data analysis, reporting, client management, project management and will involve travel within the North East and throughout the United States of America. This is a home based position with travel required to other areas of USA up to 80% of the time. Most of the project work will be outdoors, conducting leak detection and condition assessment tests on water pipelines, with analysis and reporting duties between deployments.

Why Echologics:

  • A division of Mueller Water Products, a large and stable US company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and with over 150 years of history

  • Cutting edge technology within the niche industry of leak detection

  • Outside the box thinking colleagues with whom to collaborate and have fun

  • Energetic, diverse, and inclusive culture

  • Diverse global network of resources with visibility and support of a unique regional client base

  • Demonstrated record of developing team members professionally and personally to reach their career goals and potential

  • Great benefits package including: 401k benefits, employee stock discounts, full health care and insurance coverage, paid per diem travel expenses, overtime pay, paid maternity and parental leave benefits, conditional yearly performance bonuses and much more.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working in the field, involving collecting data on-site and analyzing data for leak detection and condition assessment projects

  • Reviewing data for reporting purposes

  • Planning and coordinating project logistics

  • Conducting leak detection surveys of distribution and transmission water mains

  • Supporting condition assessment measurements on distribution and transmission water mains.

  • Summarizing results for project and client distribution.

  • Installing and maintaining permanent monitoring infrastructure for leak detection purposes

  • Performing installation, maintenance and readings on pressure, flow, temperature and other sensors.

  • Managing and maintain equipment, QA/QC and inventories in a warehouse setting.

  • Training and managing subcontract labor onsite for hardware installation and data collection.

  • Training clients to use and maintain equipment onsite, as well as perform Echologics services.

  • Performing Site inspections and documenting results in Site inspection summary reports.

Required Skills/ Background:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent education

  • Job or extensive volunteer experience performing hands-on outdoor work

  • Ability to use basic hand tools

  • Experience with field use of testing equipment, such as surveying, sample collection, underground utility locating, GPS, etc.

  • Ability and desire to travel extensively, often on short notice.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve technical issues and work independently.

  • Basic computer skills and experience using email, MS Office, MS Teams and MS Excel

  • Ability to interact with clients, customers in a field environment

  • Familiarity with water distribution systems, or experience in utility industries

  • Confined space entry/rescue experience or certification (will provide training if certification not currently held)

  • Must hold a valid driver's license

  • Critical competencies: Time Management, Team Communication, Total Work Systems, Written Communication, Customer Focus, Self-development

These are considered assets:

  • Engineering Technology/Technologist diploma in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, environmental science or similar

  • Level 1 or higher water operator license

  • Experience in leak detection of water systems

  • Experience with installation of custom electronic equipment, such as security systems, sound systems, etc.

  • Some knowledge and experience of the measurement of pressure and flow in water pipes

  • Construction experience/ handling of power tools

  • Experience interpreting GIS mapping interfaces and construction drawings

  • Experience with coordinating work for small groups onsite

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
  • Site environment such as working in roadways or working in remote forested areas.

  • Extensive travel within USA, 80% to 100% of the time

  • Ability to lift and push heavy objects; ability to lift 50lbs

  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders and similar structures, and the ability to work on uneven surfaces

  • Ability to work in small confined spaces temporarily

  • Ability to perform outdoor work in all weather conditions:

  • Work in sometimes extreme weather environments (cold/heat).

  • Work for extended periods occasionally

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls or third parties please.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship status and creed.

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