TITLE: Utility Operator
DEPARTMENT: Utility Authority POSITION
PERIOD TO APPLY: Open Until Filled FLSA
SUPERVISOR: Utility Manager LOCATION: Tesuque
HOURLY RANGE: $16.00-$20.00
The Pueblo of Tesuque
Utility Authority is looking for a Utility Operator to assist in operations and
maintenance of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste systems. Ideal
candidate will be a quick learner with a strong work ethic, as well as
skilled in trouble shooting problems, and comfortable working with pumps and motors,
and fixing broken distribution lines.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Operations and Maintenance
with operating and maintaining the delivery of safe drinking water to
customers including pump houses, distribution lines, water tanks, gate
valves, fire hydrants, etc.
and delivers water and wastewater compliant samples to labs.
with monthly water meter reading.
and documents preventative maintenance.
- Assists with operating and
wastewater collection system, including a wastewater treatment plant(s),
lift stations, sewer lines, manholes, grinder pumps, lagoons, and all
things associated with the operations and maintenance of wastewater.
with operating and maintaining a small solid waste transfer station.
operate a variety of conventional and specialized vehicles on-site
including loader, backhoe, and
other heavy equipment.
to emergencies when required.
office work required, including attending meetings and proficient use of a
computer, printer, and hand-held radio read water meter reader.
all water users as customers and treats all customers with respect.
assists customers when they are experiencing a water issue or have a concern.
customer interactions as an opportunity to inform the customer about their
experience with deescalating, mediating, and resolving disputes in a
- High School
Diploma plus two years work experience in utility maintenance and
operation is required, or equivalent combination of education and
relevant education in automotive mechanics, electronics, plumbing, welding
technology, water treatment or wastewater treatment or related field may
substitute for experience.
- Level I
Certification in Water or Wastewater is required within 12-months of hire.
Expectation of additional certification with continued employment.
- Must possess and
maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license and have a clean driving
Knowledge, Skills, and
of the methods and techniques for maintaining and repairing drinking
and wastewater plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.
hazards and safety practices in the drinking water and wastewater
or maintenance field.
procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable
powered and manual equipment and tools.
a variety of maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner.
with technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and diagrams.
is performed both indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather and on
be exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, loud
noises, and vibrations. Standing and walking may be on uneven surfaces or
Working in sensitive and/or hazardous areas is
common. Situations where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, or
protective face shields are needed may occur.
be exposed to chemicals (including chlorine).
be able to lift and/or move 50 pounds; physical exertion is required, including
extensive walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, and reaching.
is performed both indoor and outdoor. Occasional
evening, weekend, and/or holiday work may be required.
is required to be on rotating call to respond to emergencies.
Note: This job specification
should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive
standards of the position. Incumbents
will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may
be required by their supervisor.
APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
PUEBLO OF TESUQUE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
20 TP 828, SANTA FE, NM 87506
FAX (505) 982-2331
OR ONLINE AT: firstname.lastname@example.org