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  • POSITION:   Water Systems Operator I 

    DEPARTMENT:    Public Works
       $16.25 - $ 24.35
    OPEN:      06/23/2022
    CLOSE:     Continual Recruitment


    Anyone interested in this position should submit the following as attachments when applying online: 

    • Cover letter
    • Updated personal resume`

    Roy City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. If you have special needs please call (801) 774-1000. The Human Resource Office will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the examination and selection process.

    Performs a variety of entry level skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of city water and sewer systems.

    Works under general supervision of the Water Systems Superintendent or Water Systems Foreman.  May receive close supervision from a Water Systems Operator III or II while in training or on a project‑by‑project basis.


    Water:  Operates various types of heavy equipment such as six or ten wheel transport trucks, backhoe, rollers and trenching equipment;  performs installation or repair of water service connections, water lines and meters, repairs or replaces fire hydrants;  repairs water mains;  thaws frozen lines;  cleans and maintains storage tanks;  connects and disconnects service;  searches out shut off valves; water line leaks; assists in placement of pipe and water regulators;  removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces defective parts of regulators, adjusts pilot valves as needed to assure efficient water line service.

    Installs new water lines using forklift, pipe threaded , tapping machine, welder, pipe cutting saw, pipe and cable locator old water lines; tears out and repairs curb, gutter and street in locating and uncovering broken lines; builds meter boxes; builds extensions to raise or lower existing boxes as needed.

    Operates a variety of hand tools and small power equipment such as jack hammers, roller, compressors, packing machine, tamper, tapping machine; cleans tools and equipment to assure proper working order.

    Assists at pump house while repairing water/booster pumps; removing and disassembling pumps; cleans and replaces defective parts, grease bearing, adjusts packing and reinstalls pump housing.

    Reads residential and commercial water meters as needed to accurately bill customers for water usage;  performs field and shop repairs on water meters, removes meter, disassemble, cleans and/or replaces defective parts, reassembles and tests to assure proper working order;  sets blue stake markers.

    Assists with water sampling and delivers to county health for analysis; monitors chlorine levels; tests water using DPD tester to assure proper chlorine residual levels. 

    Participates in work zone safety procedures; flags on coming vehicles to protect the public and workers; sets up warning signs and signalization equipment.

    May acquire Utah Water System Operator Grade IV certification.

    Assists to monitor division supplies; conducts inventory of parts and equipment; reports results to supervisor. 

    Sewer:  Performs sewer collection system installation, maintenance, and repairs; operates a variety of hand or power equipment, including tapping machine, jack hammer, compactor, rodding machine, sewer truck, etc.

    Monitors sewer line flow, inspects manholes and sewer lines to detect leaks or malfunctions; bolts leak proof collars to mains to stop leaks; seals joints with cementing compound; opens clogged sewer lines using various pipe cleaning equipment.

    May acquire Utah Wastewater System Operator Grade IV certification.

    Performs other related duties as required.



    1. Education and Experience:
                       A. Graduation from high school;

                       B. One (1) year general work experience performing above or related duties;
                       C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Some knowledge of  operating basic manual and power tools;  the standard practices, methods, materials and tools necessary for pipe line construction and repair activities; pipe fitting procedures, pipe classifications and type;  the occupational hazards and safety precautions of trench work construction and pipeline maintenance work;  hazards common to heavy equipment operation;  drain system construction methods etc.;   interpersonal communication skills.

    Ability to operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles, perform heavy physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co‑workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment; perform basic mathematical computations in reading and using various meters, gauges and related devices.

    1. Special Qualifications:

    Must possess a valid commercial driver’s license.  Must be able to lift 50‑75 pounds.  Must be willing to work on‑call duty and 24 hour standby. 

    1. Work Environment:

    Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performing required job functions.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. Daily local travel required in normal course of job performance.