Field Technician — Water Reuse Operations

Epic Cleantec

Epic Cleantec

Operations · Full-time
San Francisco, CA, USA
40,000 – 90,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023

Epic Cleantec is focused on solving one of the great challenges of our time – the sustainable management of water. The world is urbanizing quickly, with 70% of the population expected to live in cities by 2050, and the conventional approach to water and wastewater infrastructure is strained to the breaking point. We are committed to transforming the water and wastewater paradigm by creating the sustainable, resilient, and water-secure cities of the future. Not only are we introducing technological innovations, but we are also fundamentally transforming the conversation around water.

We are seeking a hands-on field technician to help oversee our growing portfolio of water reuse installations throughout California, the western United States, and Hawaii. The ideal candidate will be able to perform intermediate-level treatment plant operation, maintenance, and basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing troubleshooting of onsite water reuse systems.


  • Ensure Epic Cleantec water reuse and resource recovery installations are operated efficiently and in compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Elevate the Epic Cleantec brand by delivering exceptional customer service to clients, in turn helping secure additional business throughout the region


  • Operate and maintain multiple onsite water reuse systems in compliance with regulatory bodies
  • Inspect machinery and maintain surveillance on operating conditions, gauges and meters to ensure continued efficient operations as well as detect and troubleshoot malfunctions
  • Record and track plant and equipment operational data, including meter and gauge readings, and observe a regular schedule for maintenance and upgrades to prevent system breakdowns
  • Maintain and repair plant equipment to excellent condition using a variety of both hand tools and power tools
  • Communicate with supervisors, coworkers, other employees and upper management regarding operations, plant conditions and other essential information
  • Collaborate with upper management to determine the best practices, equipment upgrades and other operational aspects that ensure the highest standard of onsite reuse.
  • Perform on-call duties when assigned (including night and weekend availability)
  • Perform related duties as needed


  • Drive, grit, and team-oriented
  • High level of integrity and a strong commitment to building a best-in-class company
  • Strong communication skills via phone and email
  • Aptitude to independently manage numerous requests and time demands concurrently while achieving broader sales goals
  • Refined networking skills
  • Ability to foster meaningful relationships with clients and channel partners
  • Passion for sustainability and improving cities through innovation


  • Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and work practices regarding water treatment plant chemicals and equipment
  • Ability hand tools to make basic repairs and adjustments to pumps, motors and other equipment as needed
  • Ability to read and interpret gauges, meters and SCADA to make necessary adjustments
  • Ability to collect samples and perform routine laboratory tests
  • Ability to access and interpret SCADA and alarms remotely to facilitate plant operations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers, consultants and coworkers
  • Strong decision-making skills in order to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities and determine alternatives and appropriate action.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and SCADA
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of conditions, including outdoors in various weather conditions; rotating shifts (including nights), weekends, holidays and in emergencies; and with and around hazardous chemicals and equipment


  • Prior maintenance experience
  • Experience troubleshooting process control problems, and equipment malfunctions
  • California State Water Resource Control Board Wastewater Grade 1 or higher


$40k - $90k

Company Culture

Epic is a mission-driven team focused on solving one of the great challenges of our time – the sustainable management of water. We are committed to transforming the water and wastewater paradigm by creating the sustainable, resilient, and water-secure cities of the future.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Epic Cleantec is an equal opportunity employer.
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