Park City Municipal Corporation | Water Distribution Operator Grade III

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Park City Municipal Corporation
Water Distribution Operator Grade III
$25.00 - $29.69
Upon Hire
Location | Park City, UT
Full Job Description

Under supervision of the Water Distribution Superintendent, performs highly skilled work operating and maintaining the City’s water distribution system and provides a high level of customer service to the community. The Water Operator position requires a strong technical skill set, dedication to safeguard public health, and an obligation to meet all drinking water rules and regulations. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Performs highly skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of a complex distribution and metering system including 16 pump stations, 19 storage tanks, 130 miles of pipe, numerous flumes, weirs, and head gates, 5500 meters and service lines, 1000 fire hydrants, 1500 valves, and other appurtenances.


Abides by the industry best standards by utilizing American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, operation and maintenance manuals, and SOPs.


Assists in implementation, operation, maintenance and screen programming of advanced Smart Control Systems: supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), GIS-centric computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and communication and radio networks.


Participates in monitoring and operating system on a 24-7-365 basis; responds to emergencies. Must have master-level system knowledge to be able to make independent operational decisions in order to be part of on-call rotation.


Performs and oversees new construction and/or maintenance activities such as: new installations, taps, disinfection, pressure test, and the connection of water mains and appurtenances; operate and maintain pump stations, clean and adjust pressure valves, shutdowns, system repairs; flush and clean existing water mains; and conduct water pressure tests. 


Installs new equipment such as pressure transducers, communications lines, pressure controls, and other upgrades to water system.


Provides direction and training to a small crew on a project or relief basis; installs, maintains, repairs and replaces utility systems, including mains and services; installs meter boxes, vaults and residential and commercial meters. 


Utilizes knowledge, skills and abilities to troubleshoot, adjust, calibrate, operate and maintain various pieces of electrical equipment - including: valves, pumps and machinery, heaters, motors, meters, computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and monitoring devices (transducers, pressure switches, motor & power monitoring equipment etc.).


Locates, marks, and records the location of hydrants, gate valves, water mains, water services, and any other water infrastructure.


Abides by all City and departmental safety policies and procedures in day to day operations. Participates in safety training and ensures safe practices are adhered to including trenching, confined space entry, arc flash, traffic control, machinery operation, and other potentially dangerous activities.


Creates, updates, and closes work orders and/or inspections in the CMMS, which tracks projects such as: leaks, work orders, inspections, customer service work orders and other completed work.


Helps Water Quality investigate taste, odor, and discoloration complaints throughout the water distribution system. 


Performs unidirectional water line flushing.


Removes snow as needed from around fire hydrants, vaults, water related buildings and access roads to water structures.


Basic knowledge of Park City’s water standard plans and specifications. 


Troubleshoots, repairs, and upgrades telemetry system.


Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

·       Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other Departments, and the public.

·       Perform highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of mains, services, valves, meters, hydrants and other water system equipment. 

·       Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

·       Read drawings and blue prints.

·       Analyze and diagnose water system problems.

·       Trouble shoot basic electrical problems including power failures, solar power systems, high voltage supplies, and programmable logic controllers.

·       Work independently or as a member of a crew. 

·       Work and compromise with difficult water consumers. 

·       Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

·       Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment necessary for construction, maintenance, and repair work.

·       Ability to use a computer, smartphone, tablet computer, spreadsheets, mapping software and email.

·       The basic knowledge of the hazards and safety practices common to construction, maintenance, and repair activities.

·       The basic knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting, control valves, pumps, and other water distribution assets.

·       The operation of a backhoe, mini track hoe, dump truck, snowmobile, ATV, and front-end loader.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of EPA and Utah Division of Drinking Water Standards.
  • Basic knowledge of industry best practices in taking and delivering water and soils samples and implementing proper chain of custody procedures.

·       The ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, run, talk and hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, controls, and/or tools.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell.  Ability to climb and pull own weight in and out of vaults, confined spaces, and equipment.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or more up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.    
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. Exposure to situations where personal protective gear is required, such as face shields, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, wet gear, rubber steel toed boots, etc.
  • Work is performed primarily in outdoor settings, in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures, and includes day, swing and night shifts.  There is limited work in office and vehicles.
  • Periodic exposure to stressful situations
  • May require small amounts of travel to and from meetings, trainings and conferences 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Occasional non-traditional working hours which may include evening, holidays, and weekends
  • Occasional on-call working hours including holidays, evenings and weekends.


The physical demands and work environments described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Accommodations will be examined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Required:
    • Within 60-minute travel time from home for emergency response.
    • Utah Operators certification: Grade III Water Distribution and Grade III Water Treatment within 6 months of being placed into a specific position. 
    • Valid State CDL License within 6 months from the date of hire.
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred:
    • Utah certification, Class I or II Backflow Technician.
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, prescription, disability, and health savings accounts; monthly health insurance premiums for employee’s share range from $0 - $200
  • Retirement Options – Utah Retirement System (URS) – traditional/Roth IRA and life insurance
  • Pay for Performance Program – annual bonuses available up to 5% of base pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $10,000 annually
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Accrual
  • Training & Development Opportunities
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