Water Distribution Operator

Aurora, CO, USA


$19-27/hour (DOE)

Work in the beautiful Denver area for an organization that supports work/life balance and offers a superior benefits package. Seeking a licensed Water Operator to provide critical support to the daily operation of water production, treatment, distribution, and wastewater collection. You will gain well-rounded experience performing a variety of responsibilities.

Why work here?

  • Located in the beautiful Denver, CO area.
  • Job security.
  • Organization in operation for over 50 years.
  • Excellent working environment with a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Paid time off (PTO) and Holidays.
  • Benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term Disability, Pension, and 401A all paid by the employer.


  • Graduation from High School or completion of GED.
  • Maintain a Distribution 2, 3, or 4 Certification.
  • Maintain a Collections 2, 3, or 4 Certification is preferred. Will consider applicants that can obtain Collections certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience in repair and maintenance of distribution and collection systems; experience in safe operation of tools, equipment, and light vehicles.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.


  • Utilize Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to monitor all water production and distribution aspects to meet daily water demands.
  • Operates and performs routine instrument calibration of in-line analytical equipment.
  • Performs maintenance of well house assets and booster pump stations as needed.
  • Responds to on-call issues including SCADA alarms, customer complaints, main breaks, etc.
  • Coordinates and oversees system repairs with contractors.
  • Operates water treatment facilities/booster stations/aquifer recharge facilities/collection system.
  • Locates infrastructure to prevent damage by contractors.
  • Turns all valves on a regular basis to ensure access and operation for emergency situations.
  • Assists the Projects Department and consultants with oversight of projects.
  • Performs annual fire hydrant flushing to remove sediment build-up in main water lines.
  • Assists Customer Field Representatives as needed through meter reads, meter swaps, turn on/off service, and meter pit inspections.
  • Utilizes the Asset Management database to record data and workflow.
  • Performs monthly Pressure Reduce Valve (PRV) inspections to regulate pressure in different zones of the distribution system by visual inspection. Makes any necessary repairs.
  • Performs manhole inspections to ensure the flow of sewage is not impeded.
  • Performs new home/commercial construction inspections to ensure water/sewer lines, taps, meter pits, etc. are installed according to district standards and maps water/sewer lines for future reference.
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives and provides input and feedback on department policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance as scheduled, and performs job duties with varying schedules, including holidays and weekends, on-call, and overtime as needed.
  • Ability to respond to on-call issues within 45 minutes.

Target salary range: min $19-27 hourly. (Depending on experience and certifications.)