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Employer: City of Haysville
Division: CITY OF HAYSVILLE
Job Title: WATER OPERATOR
Salary: $0 Hourly
Under the supervision of the Water Supervisor, the Water Operator-I is a non-exempt position under
FLSA. The position assists with providing clean and potable drinking water to the citizens of Haysville,
and assists with the maintenance of the water distribution system. Must be cross trained as meter reader.
Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of
employment with the City.
• Responsible for turning water on and off at the meter;
• Maintains safe drinking water for the citizens of Haysville;
• Maintains and operates city water towers and wells;
• Changes chlorine bottles;
• Collects water samples for state and city testing;
• Inspects and maintains chlorine equipment;
• Checks and records daily pump readings;
• Maintains water logs;
• Assists with renewing and installing city water service and water main lines;
• Repairs water main breaks and checks for water leaks;
• Operates department equipment and vehicles;
• Installs and repairs valves and fire hydrants;
• Cleans and disinfects water mains and services;
• Maintains chlorine readings and levels at the swimming pool;
• Locates services and water lines;
• Reads water meters;
• Discriminates between normal and abnormal operating conditions;
• Follows department policies and procedures;
• Follows safety procedures and practices.
• Assists other departments;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary;
• Performs basic plumbing;
• Cross-Trained in wastewater.
Experience: At least one year of water treatment operation or related experience. Employee is expected
to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six
months of employment.
Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Minimum of a Class I Water Certificate is
required. A valid Kansas Driver’s License is required (or obtain within 30 days of employment). Must
obtain necessary training as required by state standards to maintain certification.
Technical Skills: Thorough knowledge of mechanics, equipment maintenance, and a working knowledge
of computers and mathematics is required. Must operate trucks, pumps, motors, hand tools, and other
department equipment. Must understand and anticipate problems, follow department policies, and
interpret written instructions, schematics, and manuals. Should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, and
effective public relation, supervisory, and organizational skills, and oral and written communication skills
in English. Must be able to read maps. Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and
records obtained through or because of employment with the City.
Problem Solving: Limited independent problem solving. Encounters problems with equipment
malfunctions, and water leaks.
Decision Making: Limited independent decision making. Makes decisions about locating leaks,
performing necessary repairs, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.
Supervision: Works under direction of the Water Supervisor. Has no supervisory responsibilities.
Financial Accountability: Responsible for department equipment. Does not participate in the annual
Personal Relations: Limited contact with the general public. Frequent contact with co-workers, and
supervisory personnel. Very limited contact with the governing body.
Working Conditions: Adverse working conditions exist. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, work in
confined areas, heavy machinery, excessive noise, and adverse weather. Works after hours, holidays and
weekends if required, subject to call-backs/call-ins.
Physical Requirements: Occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
talk or hear; and occasionally required to taste or smell. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds
and occasionally move up to 250 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.
Must safely operate a vehicle.
SALARY RANGE IS $14.25 - $20.75 DOQ
2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM