City of Ripon Utility Department is seeking a self-motivated, qualified candidate for the position of Water Operator.

This full-time position will assist the department staff and Utility Manager with the efficient and effective operation of the water system to supply customers and meet regulatory agency requirements. The ideal candidate will have a Wisconsin Water Operator Certification for Groundwater, Distribution, Iron Removal, and VOCs, or have the ability to obtain those certifications within two years. Additionally, a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a relatable study, a mechanical maintenance background, excellent communication and computer skills as well as the ability to work independently and with department staff is desirable.

Qualifications for this position include a working knowledge of modern water and distribution systems, the ability to perform routine equipment maintenance, water laboratory tests and analysis. The individual for this position must be available for overtime, weekend/holiday work, and 24-hour emergency calls on a rotating basis. Also required is the physical ability to climb and descend flights of stairs, work indoors and outdoors in seasonal environments, lift 50 pounds, have a valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license, reliable transportation and the ability to respond to emergency calls within 30 minutes.

Minimum starting wage is $25.22. Benefits include: Wisconsin Retirement System; Health Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; Life Insurance; Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holiday Paid Time Off; Flexible Spending for Health and Dependent Care; Deferred Compensation Retirement 457 Plan.

A job description is available on the City of Ripon website at or by calling 920-748-4916. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Utility Manager, Jeremy Jess, 560 Aspen Street, Ripon, Wisconsin, 54971, Attention: Water Operator Position.

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This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Ripon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.