Water/ Wastewater Operator/ Utility Operator

New Mexico Water Service | Rio Communities, NM

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Posted Date 11/02/2022

Water/ Wastewater Operator/ Utility Operator


New Mexico Water Service


New Mexico Water Service


Job Description:


The Water/ Wastewater Operator/ Utility Operator works with minimal supervision to perform field operations, operate and monitor the water plant and/or sewer plant, and related infrastructure. Responsible for treatment plant and distribution repairs and maintenance as directed, and handles customer service requirements. This position is located in Belen, NM.




  • Under supervision, operate a level III water treatment plant


  • Under supervision, operate a level 1 wastewater treatment plant


  • Read Meters


  • Repair mains and services


  • Raise, lower or abandon services, and mains


  • Change flat rate services as required


  • Turn services off and on


  • Set and remove meters


  • Raise or lower valve casings


  • Locate Company facilities as required


  • Prepare necessary records and reports


  • Shut down mains for construction crews


  • Performs the loading, testing, chlorination, and sampling of mains


  • Record the measurements of fittings as installed by contractor (as built)


  • Inspect subdivision installations


  • Pull water quality samples as required and deliver to laboratory


  • Complete necessary paperwork


  • Investigate water quality complaints


  • Other duties as assigned




  • High school diploma or GED


  • Construction or plumbing experience equivalent to a laborer or apprentice


  • Washington Water Distribution Specialist I certification desired


  • Washington State Water Treatment Plant Operator II certification


  • Washington Cross Connection Specialist certification desired


  • First Aid Card desired


  • Must be available for call outs, evenings, holidays & weekends


  • Must live on Orcas Island


  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required


Salary Range For Water/Wastewater Operator: $32,200 - $54,700


Salary Range For Utility Operator: $37,200 - $67,100


Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, November 16, 2022.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.


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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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