Water System Operator – District

Aurora, CO, USA


$23-38/HR (DOE)

Work 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 in the District. 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.


  • Class “C” Water Operator Certification or higher, and previous experience in water treatment, utility operations, or related field.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations relating to water operations, including collection and distribution systems.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, on-call rotation, and overtime.
  • Experience in repair and maintenance of distribution and collection systems; experience in safe operation of tools, equipment, and light vehicles.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and background check.


  • Operate water treatment facilities/booster stations/aquifer recharge facilities/collection system.
  • Utilize Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to monitor all water production and distribution to meet daily water demands.
  • Respond to on-call issues including SCADA alarms, customer complaints, main breaks, etc.
  • Coordinates and oversees distribution and collection infrastructure repairs with staff and contractors.
  • Adjusts chemical feed pumps according to flow and demand changes.
  • Operates and performs routine instrument calibration of in-line analytical equipment.
  • Performs maintenance of well house assets and booster pump stations as needed.
  • Locates infrastructure to prevent damage by contractors.
  • Utilizes the Asset Management database to record data and workflow.
  • Participate in various inspection programs such as our Valve Exercising Program to ensure that the system meets district standards.
  • Perform annual fire hydrant flushing to remove sediment build-up and ensure proper hydrant operation.

Working Environments and Physical Activities

  • This position consists primarily of fieldwork with reoccurring office work and requires the frequent operation of a district vehicle to various work sites including remote locations.
  • Field work includes exposure to all weather conditions and working in potentially hazardous environments which may involve handling and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • This position requires a full range of physical motion with hand/eye coordination.
  • Frequent standing and walking including on uneven terrain.
  • The use of tools and equipment.
  • Accessing confined dark spaces, including vaults, water tanks, and manholes by stairs, equipment, and ladders.
  • Position includes the occasional lifting and/or moving of items up to 100 pounds and regular lifting of 20-50 pounds of equipment and tools.
  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Target salary range: min $23-38 hourly. (Depending on experience and certifications.)