The Bergaila Companies

Water Distribution Operator-in-Training - 20097

Posted Date 2 days ago(1/26/2023 9:56 AM)
Job ID
Location : City
The Villages
Location : State/Province


We are seeking a Water Distribution Operator-in-Training for assignment in The Villages, Florida. The selected candidate will perform flushing tasks as well as monitoring, scheduling and performing water quality related functions connected with the operation the water distribution system.


Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


** This position has a pay rate of $15/hr **


- Makes independent water quality assessments on how to correct distribution system water quality issues through flushing and initiates or performs actions to implement corrections to resolve customer complaints

- Performs independent evaluations and makes recommendations for installations of Automatic Flushing Devices (AFD), and new blow-offs to maintain water quality

- Performs problem-solving, assembly, part replacement, and inventory activities related to automatic flushing devices (AFDs)

- Reviews utility distribution system maps to determine water source and flow, proper valves, and adequate flushing locations to conduct specific flushing activities throughout the distribution system

- Determines the frequency of flushing activity in an area based upon acquired knowledge of a water distribution area and what is needed to maintain compliant water quality parameters

- Determines the operational status of valves, hydrants, and blow-offs, and has the knowledge and skills necessary to properly document the equipment and the repairs needed so that work orders can be generated for follow up repairs

- Operates water distribution system infrastructure including valves, hydrants, and blow-offs to utilize various flushing techniques to restore and maintain water quality

- Operates programmable equipment to control and adjust automatic flushing devices to ensure water quality compliance

- Maintains and operates monitoring equipment and assures applicable quality control/quality assurance procedures are followed

- Implements water distribution flushing plan and procedures using automated technologies for mapping, ARGIS, Collectors and other applications

- Prepares written or electronic reports covering customer complaints and generates service maps of the water distribution system, calculations, maintenance requirements, and water quality characteristics

- Applies basic water monitoring procedures while utilizing flushing techniques and operating valves, blow-offs, and fire hydrants in connection with distribution system maintenance and other flushing processes

- Monitors, schedules, tracks, and ensures completion of planned or scheduled preventative/corrective maintenance flushing, projects, and tasks

- Collects and maintains technical water quality data and evaluates historical trends

- Generates field data records containing the flushing locations, infrastructure utilized, flow, and water loss

- Maintains inventory of parts and tools required for repairs

- Responds to customer complaints and offers answers to routine issues

- Performs other related job duties as assigned


- High School Diploma or GED

- A valid Drivers License

- 2+ years of water/wastewater utilities experience 


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