The First Landmark Baptist Church

3232 East Ave H-14

Lancaster, CA 93535

Water System Operator Position

Averydale Mutual Water Company in Lancaster, CA is seeking F/T, Water System Operator

Salary DOE; Team Player A Must

Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors to inspect, monitor and operate water production and treatment equipment necessary to maintain a safe and adequate water supply throughout the water distribution system.


• Provide courteous and expeditious customer service to our customers

• Inspect, monitor, make adjustments to and control the water production and treatment equipment

• Inspect, maintain and clean; production and treatment equipment to State Heath Standards

• Checks and maintains oil levels and changes in turbines

• Collects and documents the water levels and production information by monitoring the flow at various points in the system on both Sites

• Adjusts chlorination levels as needed

• Reads and records; pressures, water table readings, and other information

• MIOX system knowledge desired

• Acts in accordance with regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and performs related work as required

• Meter reading for billing on a monthly basis

• Water service shut-offs and Return to service assignments

• Exercise valves; flushing of fire hydrants, dead-end lines and water storage tanks

• Basic plumbing: Change out meters and minor water line repairs

• Perform both scheduled and emergency shutdowns of water mains and lines

• Drives a company vehicle in the course of daily duties

• Maintains the grounds at both Sites

• Operates hand and portable power tools when necessary

• Routinely adheres to and maintains a positive attitude towards company directions and goals

• Any other duties assigned by management


A combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the position.

A typical combination includes: Knowledge of;

• Mathematics applicable to Water Treatment

• Methods of water distribution and treatment; water purification and testing

• Water production and pressure maintenance

• Equipment, materials and terminology used in the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, generators, pressure regulating devices and tanks

• Computer operating systems and SCADA Systems

• Theory and principles of electrically driven pumps, their output relative to their type and electrical power consumption

• Operation experience of large construction equipment (backhoes, etc.) helpful but not required

• Appropriate safety precautions and procedures


• Maintain detailed records

• Exercise judgment in determining necessary water production levels

• Determine the effect of weather/seasons on water levels and distribution rates

• Make adjustments to equipment in response to water demand and supply

• Prepare and maintain written reports, paperwork and logs

• Operate company vehicle safely while observing legal and defensive driving

• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions

• Fluently speak, read and write in English

• Adhere to and comply with safety standards and the proper use of safety equipment

• Routinely climb ladders and stairs

• Work in a variety of environmental conditions

• Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

• Work under moderate or high-stress conditions

• Maintain a driving record that meets vehicle code standards and is acceptable to the Department and its insurance carrier

• Work varying shifts (to include split shifts)

• Spanish speaking helpful but not required

• Plan your work within given time frames and/or situations is necessary

• Respond to after-hours emergency calls


• Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required

• One year of experience in water treatment and water production preferred


• Must have and maintain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Issued Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 certificate. You will be required to submit a copy of certification at the time of interview.

• Must have and maintain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Issued Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 certificate. You will be required to submit a copy of certification at the time of interview.

• Must possess a valid California, Class "C" driver's license. Note: For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver's license issued by your state is required, and a valid California Class "C" driver's license must be obtained within ten days of appointment


• There is frequent need to stand, sit, stoop, walk, climb, kneel, bend, lift and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday

• Must be able to see in the normal visual range with vision sufficient to read printed documents, small print and computer screens (with or without corrective lenses)

• Must be able to hear in the normal audio range, with or without correction

Position to remain open until filled

Please send cover letter and resume:

Directly from this website via the "Contact" tab or

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address: PO Box 191 Lancaster, CA 93584