Water Operator

Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Water Foreman, operates, maintains, and performs preventative maintenance on City pumps, wells, tanks and related equipment; performs duty related to water quality, including water quality sampling

Benefits: 100% Paid Health Insurance for Employee; 60% Paid Health Insurance for Family; Cafeteria Plan for Supplemental Insurance Available; Enrolment in Arkansas Employee Retirement Plan; Paid Vacation and Sick Leave.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work independently on a variety of assigned tasks.
  2. Participate in the on-call duty program on a rotational basis.
  3. Inspect, operate, test, and maintain a variety of water pumping equipment, water storage facilities, including pumps, air compressors, pipe systems, water storage tanks, chemicals and equipment associated with water pressure vessels.
  4. Collect water samples.
  5. Maintain and ensure the adequate supply of water and water system.
  6. Read and interpret drawings; diagrams and blueprints; record and log a variety of readings.
  7. Use a variety of power and hand tools, performs a variety of related carpentry, pipefitting, valve repair, and cement work.
  8. May cross-train with other departments/sections.
  9. Utilize computer software programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A citizen of the United States.
  2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  3. A valid Arkansas driver’s license with a clean driving record for the past three years.
  4. Possess a Class 1 Water Distribution Operator License or be able to obtain the license within one (1) year of employment. (May obtain additional Water Distribution Operator Licenses and/or Water Treatment Operator License with City’s approval.)
  5. Knowledge with Excel, Word, and other computer programs preferred.

 Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities Needed:

  1. Skilled in multi-tasking.
  2. Ability to obtain knowledge of water distribution procedures, equipment, material, and tools used in the operation and maintenance of motors, pumps, compressors, and other equipment.
  3. Ability to speak effectively with citizens, business professionals, or employees of the City.
  4. Ability to use tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealing with the public and fellow employees.
  5. Ability to keep track of details.

Additional Demands:

  1. Ability to work in harsh outdoor conditions to include but not limited to; extreme temperatures, harsh sunlight, extreme wet or dry conditions, etc.
  2. Physically able to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, as needed
  3. Physically able to use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools, or controls.
  4. Physically able to lit and carry moderately heavy objects up to 100 pounds.
  5. Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, occasionally in precarious places and be exposed to potential electrical shock.
  6. Physically able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to include footwear, helmet, and other.
  7. Physically able to work long hours to include overtime, as assigned.
  8. Ability to work irregular hours to include weekends, holidays, evenings and/or varying shifts.

Physical Requirements: The physical activities marked below are representative of those that will be required on a regular basis to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.