South Davis Water District | Water Operator

Employment Opportunities,
South Davis Water District
Water Operator
$21 - $32
Upon Hire
Location | 407 W 3100 S BOUNTIFUL, UTAH  84010

Works with other team members in pumping, treating, and delivering high-quality drinking water to customers residing within the water district. This entails maintaining a network of treatment facilities, pressure zones, water tanks, and many miles of pipeline. Works with other team members in the delivery of untreated secondary water to customers residing within the water district. This entails maintaining irrigation reservoirs, pipelines, and other secondary water infrastructure as necessary.


Water Operators are required to work weekdays at 8 hours a day, 5 days per week. Operators are also required to take 24 hour oncall every second or third week of the month, which includes the weekend. Operators are paid for 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday at their normal rate regardless of call-out. If called out, they are paid time and a half, in addition to the 8 hours. Must be willing to assist other Operators who are on-call with emergencies after hours when possible.

Maintains and repairs water mains, hydrants, meters, reservoirs, pumps, buildings, and grounds as follows:
  • Determines the minimum number of valves to be shut down during a leak in order to make necessary repairs, and informs property owners of water shut-down if possible.
  • Repairs and/or replaces any broken or defective parts within either the culinary or secondary distribution system.
  • Compacts excavated areas to at least 95% compaction.
  • When on-call, the Operator is responsible for inspecting well houses, and recording all readings daily.
  • When on-call, the Operator is responsible for retrieving chlorine and fluoride samples from pre-determined sites as established by the annual sampling calendar.
  • When on-call, the Operator is responsible for loading the fluoride saturators with sodium fluoride when needed.
  • When on-call, the Operator is responsible for replacing 150lb. chlorine cylinders when needed.
  • Informs General Manager when equipment breaks or is worn ou
  • When on-call, the Operator responds to alarms from the SCADA system, and takes emergency phone calls from customers.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, such as rebuilding prv’s, hydrants, chlorine feed systems, fluoride saturator systems, float valve systems, and valves.
  • Required to operate heavy equipment in repairing leaks or installing new water infrastructure.
  • Responsible for following proper safety guidelines in compliance with District and OSHA standards.
  • Occasionally required to enter confined spaces using proper safety equipment, and following OSHA standards.
  • Responsible for making sure the pipe storage yard, shed, and shop are neat and tidy and that all equipment is well maintained.
  • Performs inspections of contractor work as requested by the General Manager.
  • Will perform all other duties that are within the scope of a Water Operator’s responsibilities.
  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Must possess an active Utah Driver’s license.
  4. Must live within 30 minutes of the District Office (407 W. 3100 S. Bountiful, Utah) in order to respond to emergencies adequately.
  5. Have some knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of water utility work.
  6. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  7. Ability to relate well with the general public and supervisors.
  8. Must have, or be able to obtain, within a reasonable period (usually 1 year), a Grade III Operator’s Certification issued by the State.
  9. Must have, or be able to obtain within a reasonable period, a Class B CDL.
  10. Must be willing to work hard and follow orders.
  11. Must be willing to take on-call and work overtime when necessary.
  12. Must have a positive attitude, and be able to work well with others.
  13. Must be willing to submit to a background check upon further consideration for the job.
  14. May be subject to drug testing when required by the General Manager, and in accordance with the District’s drug testing policy.
  15. Must have a clean driving record other than minor speeding tickets
Working Conditions
  1. Heavy physical effort. Must be capable of handling heavy objects safely.
  2. Intermittent standing, sitting, crouching, and walking.
  3. Considerable exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.
  4. Frequent exposure to elements such heat, cold, and dampness.
  5. Handling materials such as gaseous chlorine and sodium fluoride with provided PPE.
  6. Works in trenches with the danger of contact with natural gas, water, electricity, sewer, and other utility lines.
  7. Works around heavy machinery and traffic
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • State Retirement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • 401k
  • Disability
How/Where to Apply
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