Are you looking a position that is never the same two days in a row and puts you at the front line of a critical service in your community? Do you enjoy a team environment and solving problems?  This position gives you the unique opportunity to work as both our field operations and production teams.  You will work Monday-Friday, 7:30a-4p and also be required to be on-call for scheduled periods of time to include nights and weekends.  The identified candidate must live within a 30-minute commute.  

 

Join the California American Water team as a Water Systems Operator in our Larkfield Operations. Apply now for immediate consideration! 

 

 

Primary Role

 

Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor, responsible for operation and maintenance of water treatment, production, and distribution facilities of the water system. Works safety and assures that water system meets compliance requirements though accurate record keeping, sampling, and required maintenance.

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Duties include daily operation and maintenance of water treatment and distribution facilities. The operator performs chemical adjustments and addition as required to ensure treatment meets regulated requirements. Monitors operation of the treatment plant and associated functions, maintains accurate record keeping, and takes water samples.
    Responsible for responding to customer service orders, investigating customer leaks, repairing and locating service lines, locating main valves, maintaining fire hydrants, fire hydrant inventory and parts inventory, marking utility mark outs, obtaining bacteriological and other water quality samples, assisting with system flushing, and assisting with water main break repairs or replacement. Customer service duties include investigating customer complaints and inquiries, obtaining billing survey information, meter reading, and initiating and terminating customer water services.
    Interacts with customers in the field when investigating customer inquiries and/or service leaks. Drives company vehicle. Provides on-call and emergency duty as needed. Maintains record keeping. Special projects and assignments as required.
    Other duties consist of:
    o Repair/Replace mains
    o Repair/Replace service lines
    o Repair/Replace meters
    o Repair/Replace main valves
    o Repair/Replace fire hydrants
    o Repair/Replace curb stops
    o Adhere to safety regulations
    o System flushing
    o Obtain bacteriological and other samples
    o Accurately documents work in logs and Toughbook Computers

Knowledge/Skills

 

  • Basic knowledge of water system construction, distribution, or plumbing background is desirable.
    Water Treatment Operator and Distribution Operator certification is desirable.
    Requires ability to communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external customers as well as the ability to accurately read and record meter readings and other related information and perform basic mathematical calculations.

Experience/Education

 

  • This position requires a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
    The position requires a valid California Class C Driver’s license with minimal moving violations.
    Requires ability to communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external customers as well as the ability to accurately read and record meter readings and other related information and perform basic mathematical calculations.

Work Environment

 

  • Requires daily walking and/or climbing on varied terrain. May require bending, stooping, kneeling
    and digging with equipment.
    Lifting up to 50 pounds unaided may be required.
    Approximately 20 – 30% of the position is sedentary, either in the office or in a company vehicle.
    May require the physical ability to perform labor-intensive activities such as digging, moving
    equipment and working long hours in emergency situations.
    Position has potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, and requires use of appropriate safety
    equipment.
    A substantial portion of the work is done outside with exposure to the elements; some potential
    exposure to poison oak insects, reptiles, spiders, and animals.
    May require working in trenches, tanks and/or elevated areas.
    Position requires the ability to work with little direct on-site supervision.
    Team project work may be required.

Licenses & Certifications

 

  • Water System Operator I requires a T1 Water Treatment Certification and D1 Distribution
    Certification within one year of hire.
    Candidates with skills and experience matching the role that are not currently T1, D1 certified may
    be considered for the position, if agreeable to the requirement aforementioned.
    The position requires a valid California Class C Driver’s license with minimal moving violations.

Competencies

Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results

Collaborates

 

 

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing


© Wine Country Water Works Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software