Water Distribution Operator I or II

Sunrise Water Authority Published: 12/8/2017
Location
Happy Valley, Oregon
Job Type
Category
Job Post Expires On
2017-11-09

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Sunrise Water Authority is seeking one or more candidates to join our team as either Water Distribution Operators I or II (DOE).  These positions perform various duties required to maintain, operate, and repair the water system, often independently or with limited supervision.  Examples of job duties associated with these positions may include:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Any of the following duties and responsibilities may be performed and are not listed in any particular order.)

 

Operator I:

  • Meter reading and making relevant calculations
  • Maintain, repair, install and remove meters
  • Leak detection and location
  • Locate and read water distribution system maps
  • Maintain and repair pressure regulators
  • Maintain and repair agency owned backflow devices
  • Assist with pipeline installation and repair, valve maintenance and hydrant flushing
  • Perform vehicle and facilities maintenance
  • Traffic control and flagging
  • Adhere to safety related policies and procedures (pre-planning job safety requirements; proper use of personal protective equipment; incident/accident reporting, etc.)
  • Forklift operation
  • Routine “on-call” shifts are a requirement for any Operator position

Operator II:

In addition to the Operator I functions listed above, the functions of an Operator II are:

  • Basic pump, valve, meter and hydrant operation
  • Troubleshoot pressure related service issues and disruptions
  • Maintain system valves and hydrants
  • Locate water lines and assist in leak detection
  • Install new water meters and services under pressure (i.e. hot-tap), without service disruption to other customers
  • Basic construction, including operating heavy equipment
  • Ability to lead team tasks or projects
  • Assist customer service staff with complaint resolution

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A valid Oregon driver license and a clean driving record
  • A high school diploma or GED (preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary education)
  • Level I candidates must possess Oregon Water Distribution Operator I certification, or be able to obtain certification within one year of hire
  • Level II candidates must possess Oregon Water Distribution Operator I certification, and be able to obtain certification II within one year of hire
  • All employees in this position must pass a drug screening, background check and driving record check prior to reporting for work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education
  • Commercial Driver License
  • Water related construction experience
  • Experience operating heavy equipment

THIS DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK RELATED TO, OR ASSIGNED THEREIN BY NECESSITY.

BENEFITS

  • Paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and eligible dependents (employee contributes 1% his/her salary)
  • Employer paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage
  • Employee paid long-term disability coverage (0.5% of salary)
  • 11 paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Participation in Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • All interested applicants MUST complete and submit the following:
  1. Completed and signed application: sunrisewater.com/OpenPositions
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Résumé
  4. References
  • Application materials can be mailed or emailed to:

Sunrise Water Authority

Attn:  Cindy Richards

10602 SE 129th Avenue

Happy Valley, OR  97086

recruitment@sunrisewater.com