Water Technician  at Alaro City April, 2024

April 4, 2024

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The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance and repair of machines, equipment and pipeline systems used to provide pressure, maintain levels, and distribute water for human consumption, water for industrial use and the evacuation of sewers through sewerage systems. The arrays of systems to be monitored in this position include water treatment plant systems, potable water reticulation lines, raw water reticulation lines, laboratory, sewer lines, lifting stations and sewerage treatment plants. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake new connections, re-connections, and minor extensions.
  • Perform minor water engineering designs and prepare project proposals. 
  • Superintend, operate, and monitor control systems and related equipment.
  • Routine maintenance of the water and sewerage infrastructure as per the maintenance schedule. 
  • Record and maintain data, and provide accurate, insightful, and timely reports, memos and presentations.
  • Repair malfunctions, breakages, or leaks on piping systems, install, secure, weld, assemble, and lubricate pipes
  • Measure and cut pipes according to requirements for new construction and maintenance projects
  • Ensure timely collection of samples and routine analysis of potable water in order to ensure the final output, and at end users meets the stipulated standards. 
  • Operate and maintain treatment systems and ensure it is in good working condition and certification standards are maintained. 
  • Inspect machines and equipment periodically, lubricating moving parts, or replacing worn parts to prevent breakdown or malfunctioning.
  • Regularly inspect water bodies and keep records of their status.  
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations and perform appropriate follow-ups.
  • Promote safety practices at the workplace.


Hard skills and experience:

  • Ordinary National Diploma/ Technical College Degree or undergraduate degree in hydrology, water engineering or other related studies from a recognized institution.
  • Must have at least 6 years of proven working experience in an industrial scale-water treatment plant as a pipefitter, plumber, and treatment plant operator
  • Must have ability to read blueprints and design drawings
  • Must have hands-on of at least 3 years of experience in machinery operation and preventive maintenance of water and sewerage systems. 
  • Good understanding of principles and procedures of water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment and collection. 
  • Proficiency in the use of MS word, and relevant water software’s and can interpret drawings. 
  • Ability to work well in frequently changing security environments 
  • Good reporting skills

Soft skills:

  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible.  
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously.   
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.   
  • Rigorous and organized approach.   
  • Good attention to detail.   
  • Ability to work with dangerous chemicals and knowledge of health and safety guidelines for chemical handling and heavy machinery.
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.   
  • Ability to work in shifts and do overtime hours
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and maintain organization in a rapidly changing environment.  
  • Personal characteristics:
  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Desire to live and work in Epe, Lagos.

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