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Turners Falls WD - Water System Operator



The Turners Falls Water Department is accepting applications for the position of Water System Operator. This individual will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the department’s water distribution and treatment systems and aid in providing the community with a safe, clean, and adequate water supply. The operator works at the direction of the Water Superintendent.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Performing daily operations within the drinking water system including monitoring of well pump stations, treatment facilities and storage tanks.

• Servicing of pumps and machinery.

• Inspecting and maintaining the storage tanks and distribution system.

• Installation of, and repairs to, water mains and water service lines.

• Meter reading, repairs, and installations.

• Maintenance of the grounds, equipment, and facilities of the department.

• Installation, repairs, and flushing of Fire Hydrants.

• Responding to all emergencies and water main breaks.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Valid Massachusetts Driver’s license, class D or higher.

• High School Diploma or equivalent.

• Must be available for on-call duty, including some weekends and holidays.

• Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug/alcohol test.

• Must be able to pass a CORI criminal background check.

A MA Drinking Water Distribution 1 license will be required within six months from date of hire. A MA Drinking Water Treatment 1 license within 12 months from date of hire. And a Backflow Tester/Surveyor license will be required within 18 months from date of hire. These licenses are a condition of employment.

Applicants should submit a resume with letter of interest along with our employment application (available at the Turners Falls Fire District office or by July 5, 2023 to:

Bruce Merriam, Chairman

Board of Water Commissioners

Turners Falls Water Department

226 Millers Falls Road

Turners Falls, MA 01376

The Turners Falls Fire District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943