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16 Jan 2024

Full-Time Field Operator

Eagle River Water & Sanitation District – Posted by erwsdjobs Vail, Colorado, United States

Job Description

We are looking for a Field Operator to join our team! The operation of our complex and unique water distribution and wastewater collection systems is critical in serving our mission of providing efficient, effective, and reliable water and wastewater utility services to our community in a manner that respects the natural environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a mechanically inclined self-starter looking to develop their skills and join a team of experts in the industry. The ideal candidate has strong mechanical skills, likes to operate heavy equipment, and enjoys being part of a team. This position has a good mix of outdoor fieldwork and office work.

Why work for us? You provide an essential service to the community while working outside in this amazing place! Additionally, we offer excellent benefits, housing program, and opportunities for training, certification and development.

The Day to Day:

  • Repair and maintain District water distribution and wastewater collection assets such as fire hydrants, water mains, valves, sewer lines, manholes, lift stations and similar equipment using a variety of power and hand tools, as well as occasional use of heavy equipment (e.g., backhoes, backhoe loaders, dump trucks, water/sewer jetting trucks, tractors, and lowboy trailers).
  • Assist experienced Field Operators with service line locates, taps and leak detections using locating equipment, leak noise correlators, and sounding equipment; televises sewer mains.
  • Create and complete work orders and updates asset information in asset management software (e.g., CityWorks).
  • Access and refer to customer service documents and equipment information/specifications in enterprise-wide collaboration software (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint) to complete work and effectively organize, communicate, and record information.
  • Assist with fire hydrant flow tests, fire line flush tests, and data collection concerning utilization and efficiency of water system assets.
  • Use a variety of hand tools, machinery, and heavy equipment common to the repair, inspection and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
  • Communicate information effectively and respectfully to address questions from colleagues, clients, and the public.
  • Reflect the organization’s mission, vision, and values by working independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment, while demonstrating a strong work ethic, professional behavior, and a positive attitude.


  • Mechanical experience working with pumps, motors, seal replacements, or other relevant mechanical skills preferred. Must be comfortable performing repetitive preventative maintenance tasks, including turning valves, jetting, CCTV work, and fire hydrant maintenance.
  • Specialization experience in locating, industrial mechanics, piping, heavy machinery, or leadership also preferred, but not required.
  • Colorado Distribution and Collection Licenses strongly preferred. Must be able to obtain Colorado Distribution I and Collection I certifications within one year of start date. All Certifications and Licenses must be kept current.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s license and be insurable under District’s standards. Must obtain a class “B” Commercial Driver’s License or higher within two years of employment.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work overtime, holidays, weekends and be on call. Field Operators are required to be on call in one-week segments once every 6-8 weeks with a one-hour response time.
  • Proven customer service skills and the ability to work productively with minimal direct supervision. Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are essential. This position works closely with consumers, contractors, developers, and other District departments.
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6) months of employment.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

Hiring Range:

There are four levels of Field Operators depending on certifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Starting pay depends on qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and mid-point of the pay range. Pay range for each level are as follows:

  • Field Operator I: $26.41 – $36.97
  • Field Operator II: $29.12 – $40.77
  • Field Operator III: $32.10 – $44.94
  • Senior Field Operator: $35.39 – $49.55

Schedule: The regular schedule for this position will be 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm and will be responsible for occasional on-call shifts.


At ERWSD, we value life-work balance and are leaders in the industry with our holistic benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Employee housing or $442 monthly housing stipend
  • Wellness program
  • Retirement savings plans (414h and 457)
  • 5 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Comp Time
  • Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
  • $650 Annual Recreation Benefit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Loan programs for: Ski Passes, Electrical Vehicles, and Computers

Click HERE to learn more from our full 2024 Benefits Guide.

All District employees must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check. For a full position description, email er*******@er***.org

All applicants must apply online at www.erwsd.org by January 31, 2024.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

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How to Apply

Please apply online here: https://jobs.erwsd.org/field-operator/job/27704560

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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