Job Description

Systems Maintenance Operator
Avon Wastewater - , CO
Full Time
$18.75 - $23.00 Hourly

Our mission is to provide efficient, effective, and reliable water and wastewater utility services in a manner that respects the natural environment. Our distribution and collection systems are critical links that make this happen. We are looking for a Systems Maintenance Operator to join our Field Operations team. Our ideal candidate has strong mechanical skills, likes to operate heavy equipment, isn’t afraid to get dirty and work hard, and enjoys learning and most importantly being part of team.

The opportunities for this position are endless as the District owns, operates and maintains a complex collection and distribution system with 73 pressure zones, 161 pressure reducing valves, 268 miles of water main, 1,938 fire hydrants, 210 miles of sanitary sewer main, and 6,338 manholes. There is always a new skill to learn or a new challenge to face.

This is an exciting opportunity for a mechanically inclined self-starter looking for workplace stability while still pushing forward to develop their skills and stay ahead of the curve with industry best practices. This position will work with lots of different people and have a good mix of outdoor field work and office work. And the best part: you provide an essential service to the community while working outside and seeing some pretty amazing places. Not to mention our excellent benefits, housing program and opportunities for training, certification and development.

The Day to Day:

DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION: Gains a basic knowledge of location Distribution and Collection system assets and navigation of GIS maps. Maintains an inventory of spare parts for collection and distribution systems.

WORK ORDERS AND DOCUMENTATION: Navigates and completes work orders and asset inspections in Cityworks. Understands and utilizes customer service documents, cut-sheets via SharePoint.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Assists with preventative and corrective maintenance activities related to Distribution & Collection assets, including repair and maintenance of equipment. Demonstrate knowledge of on-call procedures and elevation protocols. Assists with televising sewer mains. Assists in performing or performs maintenance and repairs to fire hydrants, water mains, water valves, PRV's, PRV rebuilds, emergency repairs, sewer lines, sewer manholes, lift stations and helping other departments as needed. Operates power and hand tools in assisting with main repairs and system maintenance. Assist with or executes snow removal on lots, sidewalks or fire hydrants.

NEW CONSTRUCTION: May assist with locates, inspections, water taps, and sewer taps.

ADMINISTRATION: Completes administrative functions correctly and on time including purchasing card reconciliation, ADP time entry, scheduling, and reading emails.

SAFETY: Demonstrates understanding of district Rules and Regulations as it pertains to Field Operations Department. Embraces the safety culture at the district and follows all safety protocols. Required to follow all District safety and security policies and standard. Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by the job duties. Maintains all required safety certifications and makes sure all safety trainings are up to date.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with all departments and district staff. Demonstrates a willingness to work independently in a team environment. Demonstrates a strong work ethic, integrity, positive attitude and is a team player.

COMMUNICATION: Respectfully communicates with peers and the public. Demonstrate tact and professionalism in communication.

CULTURE: Embraces district mission, vision, and values

  • Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or relevant trade school certification or degree preferred.
  • Experience with Water and Wastewater Utility Distribution and Collection systems preferred.
  • Mechanical experience working with pumps, motors, seal replacements, or other relevant mechanical skills required.
  • Colorado Distribution and Collection Licenses strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain Colorado Distribution I and Collection I certifications within 18 months of date of employment All Certifications and Licenses must be kept current.
  • Must obtain a class “B” CDL or higher within six months of employment.
  • Must be comfortable performing repetitive preventative maintenance tasks, including turning valves, jetting, CCTV work, and fire hydrant maintenance.
  • Mechanical ability required.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, weekends and be on call.
  • Proven customer service skills and the ability to work productively with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read maps, and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are essential. This position works closely with consumers, contractors, developers and other District Departments.
  • Computer proficiency required, including basic Microsoft Office skills including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Must have aptitude and ability to work with CMMS to create work orders and use GIS to read maps.
  • Ability to use office equipment such as phone systems, copier, and fax machine, and radio system required.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license and be insurable under District's standards.
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6) months of employment.
  • Must be 18 years or older.


The physical 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 is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds or greater.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and confined spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Compensation depends on experience and certifications. Trainee level operators (no certifications) start at a minimum of $18.75/hr. Full benefits and housing program available. Click HERE for more details.

All applicants must apply online at to be considered by July 5. All employees must be insurable under District standards, submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.

Please contact for a full job description or for any additional questions.

Application Instructions

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