Water Operator

Spring Township (Centre Co.) is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a Water Operator within the Spring Township Water Authority.

Applicants must hold or willing to acquire a water operator license within one year. Applicants must have strong math skills and the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems. Attention to detail, the ability to work alone and excellent verbal communication skills working directly with customers and general public are pertinent for this position. Must be able to periodically check water system on weekends and be available for emergency occurrences. 

Duties include maintain a routine monthly bacteriologic sampling program to monitor the bacteriologic quality of the municipal water supply. Continue established leak detection program and make repairs as needed. Record the daily water pumpage from each well supply. Periodically check water levels in the municipal well supplies for both static and pumping water levels. Establish and maintain an up-to-date general plan of the water system showing the location of valves, hydrants, storage tanks, water mains, and their size, pumps, wells, and pumping facilities. Establish and maintain a routine hydrant flushing program with appropriate records. A record of the location of all water main valves should also be established and kept with the water department's copy of the general plan. Carry out all maintenance requirements per manufacturers specifications and requirements concerning the wells, pumps, controls, flow meters, etc. Carry out the meter reading programs according to schedule. Supervise and/or observe construction of all new mains, service lines, and/or modifications to the water supply systems. Prepare, distribute, and update as necessary a contingency plan outlining a program for rapid correction of emergencies, such as power outages, water main breaks, system contamination, etc. 

Successful applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as comply with Spring Townships Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

Spring Township is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applications may be obtained at the Township Office located at 1309 Blanchard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. The Township office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00PM Applications will be accepted until position is filled and ad is removed from the website.   

Printable Application is available here

Applications can be also be emailed to mdanneker@springtownship.org.

Applications can be completed and submitted online here