Water Maintenance Relief Operator

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to perform installations and maintenance on the water distribution system and operate heavy equipment in the Water Equipment Operator’s absence.

Duties and responsibilities include the following: install, repair, and maintain water mains, service water lines, and fire hydrants; repair meter box leaks; change out water meters; operate construction equipment including pipe tapping machine, paving breaker, air tamp, rock drill, push machine, pipe saw, air compressor, and valve truck; drive company vehicles including dump truck; operate heavy equipment including backhoe, skid steer, and excavator in the Water Equipment Operator’s absence; subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out; and other work as assigned.

Required skills and abilities include the following: regular attendance at work; acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to talk, see, and hear; ability to read job-related material; ability to skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for the job; ability to operate heavy equipment including backhoe, skid steer, and excavator; and the ability to work both inside and outside.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 6 hours a day; ability to walk; ability to stand for 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; and the ability to talk, see, hear, reach, handle, and feel.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent required; valid State of Tennessee Class A Commercial Driver’s License required; basic knowledge of water systems installation and maintenance required; minimum of 3 years construction experience required; and a minimum of 3 years operating heavy equipment including backhoe, skid steer, and excavator required.

Residency requirements include residing within a CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.

To apply for the position, interested applicants may submit resumes and/or applications. Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Indeed.com Career Page on-line at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Columbia-Power-&-Water-Systems-1/. Applications are available on our website at cpws.com. If not submitting a resume on-line through Indeed, fully completed applications can be mailed to CPWS, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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