Tuesday , 20 March 2018

Water Utility Worker

The Columbus Water & Light Department is accepting applications for the position of Water Utility Worker.

For this position, a few of the most important qualifications are: dependability, a strong work ethic, computer competency, excellent customer service skills and a willingness to learn.

Specific duties include: 

  • daily water plant readings / testing
  • maintaining water plants and water plant equipment
  • install, test, maintain all sizes of water meters
  • turning valves
  • flushing and maintaining of hydrants
  • making repairs to damaged mains, services, hydrants and valves
  • install water valves or hydrants
  • tapping water main for new water services
  • operate dump truck hauling materials and equipment to / from the job site
  • operate hydro-vactor truck for hydro excavation activities
  • assist in backfilling excavations
  • stock work vehicle with necessary supplies
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

This position also requires the employee to be frequently available for emergency response off-shift work, 24/7. As well as participating in on-call weekend rotations every 4 to 5 weeks.

Qualifications include:

Working knowledge of water distribution systems, chemical addition to water, working knowledge of back hoe, skid loader and dump truck operation and maintenance; knowledge of motor vehicle laws; familiarity with construction zone safety practices and procedures; and ability to follow instructions. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial “Class A” Drivers License without air brake restrictions and with tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain within one year from hire.

Desirable Training and Experience:

WDNR Water Supply Operator Certification in Groundwater, Distribution, Iron Removal and Zeolite Softening or the ability to become certified within one year (required).

Columbus Water and Light offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Salary range is $19.57 – $27.49 per hour depending on qualifications.

Applications are available at the Columbus Water and Light Office, CWL’s website – www.columbuswaterandlight.com or by calling (920) 623-5912. Position is open until filled.

Application deadline is April 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Columbus Water and Light is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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