The Chestertown Utilities Commission has a position open for a Utilities Worker.

Starting salary commensurate with experience and licenses held. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life ins & state pension. Applications/resumes should be delivered to the Town Hall, 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620 or emailed to kim@chestertown.com by September 30, 2021. The Town of Chestertown is an equal opportunity employer.

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Applications can be sent to kim@chestertown.com.


Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work (e.g., monitors equipment, gauges, and charts; maintains and repairs treatment plant control and equipment, collects samples, calibrates, modifies, and repairs instrumentation and control equipment).


(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Monitors the performance of all equipment, gauges, and charts in the water treatment plant station.  Record statistical data concerning plant operations.  Maintains operates, repairs and replaces equipment as necessary. Charts lab has for trend analysis and maintains accurate records of analysis and test results; evaluates data and writes reports as required

Operates, maintains, and repairs mal functions at the treatment plant.  Repairs gauges, pumps, filters and other controls and equipment.

Collects samples and identifies concentrations of chemical, physical and biological characteristics of water required in accordance with local, state, and federal clean water requirements.  Gathers and test water samples for plant efficiency reports as required. Monitors water quality and turbidity and checks chlorine and fluoride levels.

Performs quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analysis; evaluates procedures and results for accuracy and determines appropriate methods.

Assures that plant operates within required standards.

Trains and maintains lesser skilled operators and acceptable lab methods and procedures to assure accuracy of test results.

Contains and dispose of hazardous waste generated by the lab.

Calibrates modifies or repairs instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flowmeters and other water monitoring equipment.

Performs related duties as required.


Skill and operation of some of the list of tools and equipment.  Ability to perform process control calculations; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally or orally; ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, departments and the public.  Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


High school diploma or a GED. Valid driver’s license. .

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.



Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and repetitive motions.






Utilities Manager





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The Town of Chestertown assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately *reflect the position activities and requirements.  However, management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.

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