Equipment Operator/Installer

Modern Electric Water Company
Spokane Valley, Washington
Job Type
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SALARY:      $40.65/HOUR

This position will remain open until filled.

Modern Electric Water Company is a customer owned, not-for profit corporation, engaged in providing high quality, economical electric and water utility services for the benefit of residents and businesses in the Spokane Valley.

Modern Electric Water Company is searching for a full-time Equipment Operator/Installer to join our team. This position receives a competitive salary commensurate with experience and position responsibilities. Our Equipment Operator/Installers are responsible for performing construction, operation and maintenance of the utility’s water system including water mains, pump stations and reservoirs for residential and commercial services. The position also involves physical ability to perform strenuous physical work associated with roadway maintenance work, considerable walking and standing, frequent lifting, exposure to weather extremes and after-hours response to system outages as well as customer inquiries.

As a full-time Equipment Operator/Installer, you would be eligible for an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, a 457 deferred compensation plan with a company match provision, paid holidays and paid personal time off.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals must submit a Modern Electric Water Company Employment Application and a current resume. We ask that you please include a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position and what you can contribute, based upon your experience and education. Please forward your resume, application, and cover letter via email to with Equipment Operator/Installer as the subject line. Resumes, applications, and cover letters may also be sent to Modern Electric Water Company, Human Resources Dept., P.O. BOX 14008, Spokane Valley, WA 99214.

Hiring Process: After review of initial applications, selected applicants will be contacted for additional information and possible interview.  Final applicants will be required to provide a driving abstract, pre-employment physical and drug screening.

DOT Employment Application can be found here:

Minimum Requirements:

At least three years of experience in water maintenance operations or equivalent preferred. Ability to operate a variety of hand, power, and long handled tools and equipment to perform installation, maintenance, and repair tasks. Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment including climbing or descending ladders, working in confined spaces and trenches or atop buildings and reservoirs. This position involves normal risks and physical hazards from mechanical and electrical equipment, traffic and exposure to noise, fumes, chemicals and water under pressure. This position requires strength to lift and carry equipment, tools, parts and supplies as needed. Physical ability to work in and around moving traffic and equipment; in areas of limited access; and confined spaces requiring standing, walking, bending, and kneeling to locate, inspect, maintain, repair and replace water valves and systems. Ability to use all required safety equipment. Must be able to utilize computer hardware and software systems.

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under Title 49 CFR Part 382 and Part 40. Any applicant who is licensed and would operate a commercial vehicle for the Company will be subject to motor vehicle record check as well as drug and alcohol testing under the Company’s FMCSA drug and alcohol testing programs. Any offer of employment made for this position is contingent upon successfully completing and passing all pre-employment screenings.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
  • Washington State Flagger Card or the ability to acquire within 1 year
  • First Aid/CPR Card or the ability to acquire within 1 year
  • Ability to obtain Water Distribution Specialist Certification within 1 year

Modern Electric Water Company’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Modern Electric Water Company does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Modern is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence.

Modern Electric Water Company is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. For more information or to request disability accommodation in the application process please contact Human Resources via email at or 509-928-4540.

Additional Information:

Spokane is the second-largest city in Washington. The city is located in Eastern Washington about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. It is a beautiful four-season destination where there is always something to do whether you hope to stay in or adventure outdoors. Throughout the city, you can enjoy beautiful parks, biking, and hiking trails. Spokane is surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers, dense forests, and gorgeous mountains with prime ski resorts which are all within a short drive, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors year-round. The city also offers a vibrant downtown that encompasses a variety of restaurants, performance venues, breweries, and wineries.

This announcement is meant only as a general descriptive recruitment guide. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and is not a complete description of the job.