Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $17.25/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $22.71/Hr.
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    The Water System Maintenance Operator I is the backbone member of the team. Essentially, we can't run smoothly without you. Primary responsibility under general supervision is to drive/operate ten wheel dump trucks, front-end loaders, compressors and related equipment as part of a specialized water maintenance crew.  Hauls materials and equipment to and from excavations.  Assists lead worker and helper in water system repairs and maintenance.

    Position will remain open until filled. May close without notice. First review will take place on 12/16/2019. 


    • Operates assigned vehicles and equipment such as 10 wheel dump trucks, pay loaders, asphalt rollers, compressors and related equipment on a daily basis. May operate backhoes as part of a specialized repair crew on an as needed basis. Performs duties on a routine basis and in emergency response situations.
    • Uses equipment to load, haul, and deliver materials, clear excavations, backfill at work sites, lift and move heavy equipment, machinery, and repair materials. Pulls and backs pups and trailers with spoil and fill materials or with heavy equipment on trailer.
    • Uses hand and small power tools to assist service crew in repair/replacement of leaking water service lines, main lines, valves, hydrants, meter yokes, meter boxes, and other water system appurtenances as necessary.  Assists in tapping water mains and water line kills when necessary.  Inspects sites and equipment for safety of operations. Conforms to safety requirements.  Reports problems or potential problems to supervisor.
    • Performs routine daily preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and vehicles. Makes minor adjustments and repairs. Completes maintenance and repair reports according to department guidelines.
    • May work as a water system maintenance operator II occasionally, on an as needed basis and for the purpose of training. Notifies public of water service interruptions on a routine basis under the direction of Supervisor/Senior, or Water System Maintenance Operator II.
    • Performs heavy labor when required by circumstance, including lifting, shoveling by hand, and operation of a tamper, jackhammer, concrete saw, or other tool depending on job completion needs.
    • Performs other duties as required.


    • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Drivers License, Class "A" and other CDL endorsements as required.
    • One year's experience operating construction equipment including pay loaders, rollers, backhoes, and 10 wheel dump trucks.
    • Knowledge of the hazards and application of safety rules involved in the operation of equipment, and the ability to be covered by insurance at standard premium rates.
    • Knowledge of the daily preventive maintenance required for the equipment which will be operated, and the ability to detect and make minor repairs and adjustments.
    • Ability to work well and relate with co‑workers, supervisors and the general public under varying job related circumstances.
    • Must comply with UDOT physical requirements.
    • Working knowledge of the use of hand and small power tools and the ability to perform field labor under varying climactic conditions.


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