Operator

Aquarion Water Company
Full Time
Gilford, NH+1 location
$34 - $39 an hour
Posted 15 days ago
Job description

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:

  • Performs Supply and Production duties, including, but not limited to:
o Monitoring and adjusting chemical treatment equipment

o Monitoring and adjusting filtration systems

o Performing maintenance on water quality analyzers, chemical feed and storage equipment, tanks, pressure control valves, and other supply and production equipment
o Collecting water quality samples
o Performing water quality tests
o Performing water quality complaint investigations
o Assisting contractors in capital and maintenance activities
o Serves as on-call contact on a weekly rotation


  • Performs distribution and customer service functions, including, but not limited to:
o Reading meters
o Installing, removing and testing water meters
o Operating and maintaining service line valves
o Operating and maintaining distribution and transmission valves
o Delivery of shut off, door hangers and other customer notices
o Repairing main breaks and service line leaks
o Conducting line locations and marking
o Operating and maintaining fire hydrants
o Performing flushing operations
o Performing leak surveys and investigations
o Performing grounds and building maintenance, such as yard work, cleaning, painting and general repairs
o Assisting contractors in capital and maintenance activities


KNOW HOW:

  • The applicant must be a high school or vocational school graduate or have an equivalent GED. Applicants must possess and maintain valid New Hampshire Class I water treatment and distribution licenses within 3 years of appointment.
  • Applicant must hold a valid motor vehicle operators license at the time of appointment; literate in English; and have aptitude for effective use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and SAP.
  • Applicant must be in good physical condition and be capable of regularly working an eight (8) hour shift and additional overtime as required. Applicant must have the necessary mechanical and basic skills which are required to fulfill this position.


PROBLEM SOLVING:

Situations are routine in nature, recurring and variable.


ACCOUNTABILITY:

Accountable to the Operations Manager for the completion and accuracy of assigned tasks.


This role is a non-union role targeting an hourly rate between $34 - $39/hour.


Aquarion requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Aquarion’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Aquarion does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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