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Employer: City of Augusta
Division: Public Works - Water Distribution
Job Title: Water Distribution Operator Trainee
Salary: $11.53 Hourly

Job Description:


Under supervision of the Water Superintendent and Water Distribution Foreman, the Water Distribution Operator Trainee shall assist in maintaining the water distribution system.


  • Assists with maintaining and repair water distribution system including pipes, fire hydrants and valves, meters, meter pits and service connections
  • Maintains records and files related to daily assignments
  • Sets up traffic safety zones when required
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and repair to assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Works “on call” hours and is required to carry a paging device or cell phone
  • Assists in snow removal and street clearing as needed
  • Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Attend monthly safety meetings
  • Maintains and demonstrates good public relations
  • Help other team members accomplish tasks
  • Assist in other departments, as required
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment, as required
  • Abide by all standards, conduct and policies, as stated in Employee Handbook

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Education, Licensure or Certification

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to and motivation to obtain Class I Water Distribution System Operator Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License required w/clean driving record
  • Ability to obtain CDL Class A with trailer (no restrictions) with 12 months

Experience, Specialized Knowledge, and Other Requirements

  • Safe methods of lifting heavy objects
  • Skilled in the proper use of basic hand and power tools
  • Must have good mechanical ability
  • Must live within 20 minutes of the Water Distribution Facility

Skills and Abilities – With or without accommodations


  • Has ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, twisting, squatting, reaching overhead, grasping, lifting, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and handling of objects
  • Has ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance
  • Has normal eyesight and depth perception, with or without correction
  • Hears normal tones, with or without correction
  • Has ability to work within environment described below


  • Work under supervision and cooperatively with other employees
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to listen, understand and communicate information
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English
  • Advanced math skills - ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes
  • Ability to perform tasks accurately, meeting precise tolerances and standards
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environments, performing a variety of frequently changing tasks

The physical and cognitive demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes.  The employee may regularly be exposed to fumes, dirt, chemicals and toxins.  The noise level in the work environment occasionally requires hearing protection.

Vacancy Number: 030317PWWDOT

Open Date: 3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: