WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week typically Mon-Fri, mandatory participation in town-wide emergencies and snow and ice removal operations.
1. Nature of Work: Assists supervisor in any and all phases of
the work, performs skilled wok as determined and assigned by supervisor for the
Town’s public water supply and treatment systems. Makes frequent contact with co-workers and
residents requiring calm, clear and courteous communication.
2. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the
Water/Sewer supervisors. Operates
equipment based on supervisor’s general instructions who reviews performance
for skill and efficiency and assist in cases of difficulty.
3. Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises temporary or seasonal employees as
4. Confidentiality: Employee has regular access to confidential
information of the department.
Confidentiality must be maintained with regard to this information and
in accordance with Department Policy and the Public Records Act.
5. Accountability: Consequences or errors, missed deadlines or
poor judgment may include adverse public relations, monetary loss, legal
repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, jeopardize programs, and
danger to public health/safety.
6. Judgment: Guidelines may be given verbally, or through
administrative or organizational policies or directives. Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and
relative priorities in performing tasks to avoid breakdowns, handle emergency
situations and ensure public and environmental safety in the operation of the
public water supply and related systems.
7. Complexity: The work consists of the practical
application of a variety of concepts, practices and specialized techniques
relating to water/sewer treatment, systems and maintenance.
8. Nature and Purpose of Public Contact: Employee interacts frequently with Town
employees and the public. Excellent
customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy.
9. Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed
below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may
be performed. The omission of specific
statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is
similar, related, or logical assignment to the position:
1.) Assists as an operator of the
department’s equipment, including all pumps, compressors and similar portable
2.) Installs, repairs and reads water
meters and keeps associated records through the use of remote reading devices.
3.) Marks out
underground water/sewer piping for Dig Safe requests.
4.) Performs general repairs of water
mains and service lines.
5.) Provides labor for flushing,
greasing, pumping and painting fire hydrants
6.) Assists in gate valve exercising and
full system flushing program.
7.) Provides labor for performing road
maintenance when connected with water operations.
8.) Provides labor for the inspection of
the installation of water mains.
9.) Assists in maintaining treatment
facilities and grounds,
10.) Assist in taking physical inventory
of stock materials.
11.) Interprets and obtains information
and sketches from various records for locating underground utilities.
12.) Assist in leak survey program.
13.) Assist in valve inspection program.
14.) Trains new employees and cross
trains with co-workers in performing assigned duties.
15.) Operates, maintains and inspects
stand by engines and generators to provide uninterrupted water and sewer
service in the event of power failures.
16.) Accepts deliveries of supplies and
17.) Assists with grounds maintenance
work at all facilities including mowing, string trimming, chain sawing, leaf
and brush removal.
18.) Performs similar tasks as assigned, including
functions of those in a lower classification.
19.) Is available for overtime and call backs in the event
20.) Participates in town-wide snow and ice removal
Assists in the
operation and maintenance of the waste water treatment plant, associated lift
stations, grinder pumps and collection systems for the Town’s shared septic and
10. Recommended Minimum Qualification
Education and Experience: Must have a high school diploma or
equivalent, two years of full time water distribution or comparable work
experience and prior and demonstrable ability to deal effectively with fellow
employees, supervisors and the general public or any equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Special Requirements: Must possess valid Massachusetts Drivers
License, Grade 1 Distribution Full Operator certification, Hydraulics and CDL
Class B licenses.
11. Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:
1. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations pertaining
to water/sewer distribution and treatment operations.
2. Considerable and demonstrable skill, in the use of
tools and the operation of equipment required in the performance of water/sewer
distribution and treatment work.
3. Ability to deal appropriately and harmoniously with
public officials, the general public, supervisors and co-workers.
12. Work Environment: The nature of duties may involve continuous
presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as noise, odors, chemical
fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt, or grease. Work is performed indoors and outdoors
regardless of weather conditions.
13. Occupational Risks: Duties regularly present potential risks of
injuries from improper exposure that could result in loss of time from
work. Examples of injuries include, but
are not limited to, burns from chemical, muscular strains, falls from heights,
and illness from exposure to communicable diseases. Special safety precautions, training, or
protective clothing such as coats, gloves, glasses, hats or boots will be
14. Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential function of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Physical Demands: Work requires regular physical strength and
effort daily, such as, lifting heavy objects up to 50 lbs (or more in cases of
emergency and/or with assistance), carrying objects and stacking them. In addition, pulling, pushing, standing, or
walking for the full workday may be involved.
15. Motor Skills: Duties involve close hand and eye
coordination and physical dexterity.
Manipulation and motor control may require extreme accuracy.
16. Visual Demands: Visual demands include reading documents for
general understanding, routinely reviewing non-written materials and the need
for color vision.
posting open Sept. 28, 2020, applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled.