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Fire Hydrant/Water Quality Technician

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Fire Hydrant/Water Quality Technician.

Job Description

This position is charged with the primary responsibility of working in the operation and maintenance of fire hydrants.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with needed repairs to pumps, valves, controls, electrical systems, emergency generators, and other essential equipment at pump stations and water storage facilities
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all tools, equipment parts, and maintenance supplies
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies are available
  • Assist with grounds maintenance duties which includes mowing, bush hogging, edging, and trimming at each of the water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Clean and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment, and tools
  • Assist in the development of a maintenance program for all assigned trucks and equipment
  • Provide for the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Respond to emergency calls at all times of the day and night
  • Assist other Utility crews and division, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Locate, inspect, operate, and maintain distribution valves and valve boxes
  • Assist in mapping of valves and hydrants
  • Prepare reports and records as needed in the identifications and maintenance performed on valves and fire hydrants
  • Develop and maintain a testing schedule
  • Maintain test equipment
  • Collect samples in the water distribution system to assure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Maintain records and files of water samples collected
  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma or GED. General knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, MSDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and technical specification manuals. Candidate must have or be able to obtain, within a reasonable amount of time, a Class II Water Operator’s Distribution License from the State of Arkansas. Applicants must obtain a CDL within 6 months of hire. Any applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the company.

Salary Range: $18.68 – $28.03 DOE

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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POSITION:               White River Operator   

REPORTS TO:         White River Supervisor

EDUCATION:          High school diploma or equivalent required.

Obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.  Employees in this position are strongly encouraged to obtain a Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License. Inability to obtain proper licenses within three (3) years will result in a suspension of merit increases.

Employee must obtain and maintain, within 6 months, a State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.


                        JOB GRADE:           9                                  PAY STATUS:          HOURLY



Working under the direction of the White River Supervisor, this individual is a crew member working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The White River Crew is charged with the primary responsibility of operating, maintaining, and expanding that portion of the water system acquired from the White River Rural Water Association and to perform other special projects requiring construction or maintenance of facilities on property owned by the Utility.   The White River Operator is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are executed.

This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.


Members of the White River Crew execute assigned duties in the construction and maintenance of the Utility’s water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system. Work assignments may include, but shall not be limited, to the following:

  • Locating and repair of water leaks
  • Analyzing and correcting customer complaints about low water pressure
  • Repairing and replacing water mains, meter services, valves, hydrants, and other appurtenances when necessary
  • Adjusting meter boxes and valve boxes to proper grade
  • Installing new facilities in the expansion of the water system
  • Construction or maintenance of facilities on property owned by the Utility
  • Locating and repairing all breaks and stoppages in sewer mains and laterals
  • Cleaning, repairing and replacement of sewer mains, laterals and manholes
  • Installing new sewer taps and laterals
  • Adjusting manhole lids to proper grade
  • Construction of water and sewer line extensions, new service and meter connections, hydrants, valves, pressure reducing stations, and manholes
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist with housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Assist other crews, when called upon, with new construction projects or the maintenance and repair of facilities on Utility property
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Knowledgeable in the principles and operation of water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to drive a dump truck with trailer, and operate heavy equipment and tools used in water distribution and sewer collection systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend written instructions and documents such as safety rules and operating instructions, and write clearly
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow crew members.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Ability to execute work directives in a timely manner to meet scheduling requirements and time restraints



Assist in the training of employees who have less experience.

Employees interested in applying for this position should notify Kimberly Patulak with a letter of interest by 5:00 p.m. 2/8/19.