Job: Water Operator Class 1

Title Water Operator Class 1
Employer Xylem
Application Close Date Thursday, March 7, 2019
Location Town of Morrisville
Date Posted February 5, 2019
Job Information

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

Pure Technologies, a Xylem brand, is a world leader in the development and application of innovative technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of physical infrastructure. From monitoring the health of large bridges to protecting pipelines, our technologies and expertise are being used around the world to help manage deterioration and reduce loss. At Pure, our people are the key to our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for all areas of our business.
Water Operator Class 1 

As a Water Operator, you will be responsible for the safe, accurate and professional operation of the crew. The Water Operator is in charge of the field operation, provides direction to the Operator, and is responsible for the truck and all of the equipment. The Water Operator executes valve and hydrant operations and maintenance in the field as well as data collection activities.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities: 


  • Ensure the crew follows all safety procedures
  • Traffic and personnel safety
  • Equipment operations safety
  • Confined space safety

Valve and Hydrant Operations 

  • Understand and follow all operations procedures
  • Understand the implications of operations
  • Understand water system dynamics
  • Call for assistance whenever an abnormal situation arises

Valve and Hydrant Maintenance 

  • Follow all maintenance procedures
  • Understand the mechanical construction of valves and hydrants
  • Call for assistance whenever an abnormal situation arises
  • Be available for emergency response timing as agreed with Project Manager

Data Collection 

  • Ensure all data is collected completely and accurately
  • Understand the details of the valve and hydrant data being collected
  • Understanding of the GPS device and its operation and maintenance
  • Participate in quality assurance activities
  • Daily download of data on GPS device


  • Ensure all equipment is in proper operating condition
  • Keep all equipment clean and lubricated
  • Responsible for all equipment within the assigned vehicle
  • Notify the Project Manager of any equipment issues
  • Vehicle maintenance including: oil changes, tire rotation and other general maintenance


  • Responsible for all activities and operations of the Crew
  • Responsible for tracking daily production and timekeeping of the crew


  • Present a professional appearance
  • Ensure the professional appearance of the crew
  • Responsible for crew and equipment
  • Notify the Project manager of any customer concerns

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Fluency in the English language required
  • Experience in valve turning required
  • MOECC Drinking Water Operator Certificate for water distribution or MOECC Drinking Water Operator Certificate for water distribution and supply subsystem, minimum Class 1 required
  • Safe and cautious driver with a valid driver’s license. DOT Certification an asset.
  • Water distribution knowledge
  • Ability to interact with customer
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, spreadsheets and ability to download data)
  • Ability to understand, read and write English
  • Ability to perform basic math skills
  • Availability to work overtime, any shift, weekends and holidays if needed
  • Travel required including some international


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