Assistant Water Operator – Job Posting

By | September 14, 2017


Water Plant Operator Assistant

Posting Date: 9/14/17

Salary/Benefits: Hourly rate to be determined depending upon experience, $10-15/hour; no benefits.

Job Description

  • Assist the Jamestown Water Plant Operator (Operator in Responsible Charge)
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and exercise good judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Keep daily records of water usage, water quality and treatment plan performance
  • Train to understand the function of the equipment, such as turbidity meters, pH meter, high and low-level alarms, tank level controller, chlorination system, valves, pumps, filters, gauges, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems
  • Ascertain emergencies to report to plant operator or Town
  • Cooperate with fire department in maintenance repair, and flushing fire hydrants
  • Maintains safety standards in the water plant
  • Comply with water testing, sampling and regulatory requirements
  • Become knowledgeable of applicable State and Federal drinking water standards
  • Awareness of and ability to comply with upcoming new drinking water regulations and changes to existing rules and regulations
  • Possible to sit for small systems operator license almost immediately.
  • Obtain Class D water plant Operators license as soon as qualified to test (on job for 2 years).


  • High School graduate.
  • Resident of Jamestown, Colorado or surrounding area
  • Ability to perform approximately 1.5 hours/day, available 7 days a week at the water plant.
  • Manual dexterity; mechanical skills
  • Will perform work in confined spaces, following confined space entry guidelines.
  • Able to work effectively with other town employees.
  • Available by phone to the public and officials

How to Apply: Send resume to