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Water Operator (Union, MO)

United States, Missouri, Bolivar
May 21, 2024

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.


An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America.


The Operator I may perform routine functions associated with the daily operations of a collection, treatment and production and distribution system. Conducts and administers all Company work related efforts and activities within the rules, regulations and responsibilities of the most current Company safety policy and OSHA regulation.
* Monitor notifications from Click tool on PC tablet to stay up to date on schedule changes throughout the day
* Complete work orders in sequence based on schedule provided to meet appointment blocks, optimize driving routes, and minimize the need for rescheduling to the following day
* Notify dispatch when a job can't be completed so it can be "unscheduled"
* Complete all work tracking in real time for all events/actions on the PC tablet and create new work order if follow up work is required
* Complete/populate checklists and ensure proper documentation is recorded on iPad
* Create new work orders if follow up work is required, as necessary create work order for any new materials including meters
* Reads water meter and record readings on hand held computer. Install meters and repairs or replaces registers, measuring chambers and wires. Daily inspection of all well sites, reservoirs, lift stations, and booster stations, noting well motor run times, pump rates and operation, general condition of sites and appurtenances.
* Turns water service on and off. Disconnect water services and removes meters. Log accurate detail on service orders. Inspection of possible leaks. Repairs, when possible, to service lines, mains and hydrants, completes utility locates.
* This position also provides technical and/or physical assistance to other personnel, contractors and developers and any other duties assigned.
* Assists in light maintenance and lubrication of excavating and construction equipment. Cleans and fuels company vehicles as needed.
* Uses phone to communicate with office and uses computer to log data. Assist customers with troubles related to supply, volume, pressure or quality. Arrange for, or
complete sampling if deemed necessary, to assure customer satisfaction and confidence.
* Perform routine maintenance and/or repairs at sites. Filter changes, adjustments and repairs to chlorine generators and feed pumps. Maintenance of motor and pump oiling equipment, addition of oil to oilers. Regular scheduled maintenance to electric motors.
* General maintenance to all well sites, including, but not limited to removal of debris, weeds and pallets. Maintenance of surrounding area, comprised of a ten-foot perimeter at all sites.
* Ability to work a variety of shifts, including mandatory 24 hour on emergency call (currently weekly rotation).
* May be required to work a standby rotation or work overtime as needed.

Education and Experience

* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Work requires specialized knowledge of wells, pumps, motors, chlorine generators. Knowledge of plumbing principles and ability to complete repairs to system, or make decisions regarding their repairs. Work requires high degree of knowledge of plumbing materials and methods as related to utility improvements. Appropriate certification is required.
* Experience in plumbing, well operation and distribution water mains.
* Valid Missouri Operator's Driver's License Class E or CDL.
* Certifications: MO D Water Treatment, MO D Waste Water, and DS I Distribution Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire. Certification must be kept current throughout employment.
* Work requires the ability to read and understand reports, maps and drawings.
* Knowledge of SCADA systems.
* Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as knowledge of common water calculations and their applications.
* Work requires the ability to keep accurate daily records at well sites and reservoir sites.
* Ability to complete repairs and tasks in a timely fashion
* Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. Company-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.
* Ability to follow instructions in performance of regular maintenance to all portions of system.
* Ability to work in a team environment supporting efficient and effective completion of work.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billionof assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged - Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our "Think Global, Act Local" business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.