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Water & Wastewater Maintenance Operator

Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District No. 1
3.0 out of 5
1845 Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132
$25.00 - $27.50 an hour - Full-time


1845 Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District

JOB DESCRTIPTION: Maintenance Operator

Reports to: Operations Superintendent

Nature and Scope of Position: The maintenance operator is a non-exempt classification. The incumbent performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance functions and provides support for the operations of District facilities.

Qualifications: The knowledge and experience required for this entry level position would typically be acquired from working in related construction trades; performing preventative and routine maintenance on plant equipment and machinery; installation, maintenance, and repair of water and sanitary sewer pipelines. This position typically requires the incumbent to possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain the following minimum licensing requirements;

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License;
  • Colorado Class D Water Operator certification;
  • Colorado Class 1 Distribution certification
  • Colorado Class 1 Collection certification


Knowledge of:

  • Distribution system components, materials, construction techniques, operations, and maintenance procedures;
  • Collection system components, materials, construction techniques, operations, cleaning and inspection methods, and maintenance procedures;
  • Various water treatment process methods, facility operations, and maintenance procedures;
  • State, Federal, and local regulations;
  • Meter reading
  • Troubleshooting and basic repair methods of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and telemetry equipment;
  • Appropriate equipment and materials/resources needed to perform specific tasks
  • Heavy equipment operations;
  • Safety policies and procedures;


Ability to:

  • Complete and maintain records, logs, and reports;
  • Monitor, inspect, and maintain wells, pumps, motors, and plant equipment;
  • Install, repair, or replace meters and backflow devices
  • Work independently;
  • Read blueprints and technical plans;
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on plant equipment and system components;
  • Communicate and apply interpersonal skills when interacting with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and answer questions;
  • Adhere to safe working practices and policy requirements;
  • Use a variety of hand, power, and pneumatic tools;
  • Clean and perform general maintenance of facility buildings and landscape
  • Operate heavy equipment;
  • Identify, evaluate, and analyze issues/problems and offer creative solutions;


  • Open and flexible to multiple and changing priorities;
  • Operate honestly and ethically, able to build trust by being consistent in action and word, reliable, and dependable;
  • Demonstrates support for organizational changes and improvements;
  • Keeps current on relevant utility issues and best available technologies; maintains and seeks to expand knowledge;
  • Completes assignments with neat, accurate, quality results in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Interact appropriately and effectively respond to customer service requests and complaints; assist with troubleshooting customer concerns and questions;
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and/or verbally;
  • Treats others with dignity and respect;
  • Communicates relevant topics to supervisors and management in a timely manner;
  • Strives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations with consideration of cost effectiveness; offers alternative courses of action and evaluates the merits of new ideas;
  • Maintains current knowledge base as technology and processes change. Takes advantage of opportunities for continued personal and professional growth;
  • Seeks input from others in problem solving and decision making; knows how and where to get answers to questions;
  • Able to contribute in a team environment; maintains cooperative working relationships;
  • Makes decisions based on facts and sound judgment; takes reasonable risks;
  • Adheres to compliance of company policies and procedures;
  • Performs work safely and brings safety hazards to the attention of management

Typical Responsibilities:

Duties include the operation, maintenance, and repairs to the distribution and collection system including experience with proper excavation procedures, pipeline installation and inspection, hydrant flushing, well and treatment plant operation, routine and preventative maintenance to plant equipment and system components; cleaning and inspection of sanitary sewer mains, lift stations, and manholes; utility locating, meter reading, customer service, and emergency response. Must be able to work any hours necessary to include emergencies, rotating on-call schedules, weekends, and holidays. Responsibilities may also include some or all of the following:

  • Participate in the work-related activities of operations and maintenance crews;
  • Identify potential problems and initiate remedial solutions independently
  • Perform preventative maintenance programs and corrective maintenance work orders;
  • Contribute and participate in training programs;
  • Offer suggestions for consideration in the annual budget;
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled repairs to the treatment facilities, and the distribution and collection system;
  • Offer solutions to resolve customer service needs;
  • Perform on-call duties during non-regular operational hours and follow procedures for emergency response;
  • Other related duties as required to support the mission of the District

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions;
  • May also be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, unsanitary conditions, inadequate lighting, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, work space restrictions, intense noises;
  • Frequent lifting of heavy objects (50lbs+), often combined with bending, kneeling, and twisting while working on irregular surfaces. Work in noisy environments; exposure to extreme climate conditions; walking and standing on road surfaces for extended periods of time; work in restrictive and confined spaces.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 - $27.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Will you be able to reliably commute or relocate to within 30 minutes (average drive time for after hours on-call purposes) of Monument, CO 80132 for this job?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Backhoe / Heavy Equipment operation: 1 year (Preferred)
  • public water and/or wastewater utility operational: 1 year (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • Water Distribution Certification (Preferred)
  • Wastewater Collection Certification (Preferred)
  • Water Treatment Certification (Preferred)
  • Colorado Drivers License w/ good driving record (Required)

Work Location: In person