Water Operator

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Posted: 09/12/2019 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 171836 Pay Rate: DOE
  • The Water Operator operates, performs minor repairs, and maintains the water treatment plant facility
  • Performs any combinations of tasks pertinent to controlling operations of the water treatment plant
  • Operates pumps, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and processing of water, sludge and effluent
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
  • Takes samples and performs laboratory tests and analyses
  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
  • Ability and willingness to work on-call shifts, as requested, including being fit and able to respond to call-ins in a timely manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license – State of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Level II certification in Water and/or Wastewater
  • A minimum one year of experience in operating water treatment plants
  • Two years of experience in operating water treatment plants preferred
  • A valid Class A or Class B CDL preferred
  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water treatment plant operations, operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors, principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical water analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in water treatment processes, principles of supervision and training, and safe work practices



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Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis is a senior recruiter at HKA Enterprises with 7 years of experience in the industry. Holly specializes in the placement of employees in the water/watewater industry. Her advice for job seekers is to always setup voicemail and remember to check it regularly. Holly prefers to be contacted via email or phone.

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