Covington Water District has an opening in our facilities group for an experienced water operator. Will perform repairs, maintenance, installation, inspection, and adjustment of water distribution system, tanks and reservoirs. Responds to water emergencies, customer inquiries and complaints. Also responsible for various maintenance program(s) related to water system and District facilities or vehicles. Very physically demanding job. Operates construction related equipment such as a dump truck, backhoe, air compressor, jack hammer, etc.
Minimum Experience/Education: Requires a high school diploma or GED and valid Washington State driver’s license and the following experience:
Grade 1: 0-3 years relevant, hands on, water utility experience. Water Distribution Manager preferred. Traffic Control and AC Pipe Certifications required within 6 months of employment. Washington State Class A commercial driver’s license with Combination, Tanker and Air Brake Endorsements required within 18 months.
Grade 2: 3-5 years related experience, Water Distribution Manager I Certification, Traffic Control and AC Pipe Certifications required. A valid Washington State Class A commercial driver’s license with Combination, Tanker and Air Brake Endorsements required.
Grade 3: 5+ year’s water utility experience. Requires a Water Distribution Manager (WDM) II, Cross Connection Specialist (CCS), Traffic Control and AC Pipe Certifications, a valid Washington State and Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Combination, Tanker and Air Brake Endorsements. A Water Treatment Plant Operator In-Training (WTPO-IT) Certification is also preferred.
Benefits: The District offers a full benefits package to include paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays), full family health insurance paid 100% by the District, State of Washington PERS retirement program, Disability, Life, EAP, HRA VEBA, and tuition assistance.
Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit online @ www.covingtonwater.com a completed District Application with cover letter stating what Grade you’re applying for; Resumes will not be accepted without application and cover letter. We will notify applicants invited to participate in the interview process by phone or email. Driving record abstracts are required at the time of interview for those individuals invited to move forward. Pre-employment drug screen required. We are a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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