70 Romano Vineyard Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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North Kingstown, RI:


Water System Operator

Operate, inspect, and maintain the various components of the water supply, treatment, and distribution systems for both the Quonset Business Park and Ladd Center public water systems (PWS’s). Provide technical input on as well as oversee proposed repair plans to the systems which include commercial wells, emergency interconnects, storage/pressure towers, distribution pipelines, associated valves, hydrants, cross connection control equipment, and electronic meters. Conduct all associated building and grounds maintenance.

To qualify, candidates must have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Operate and monitor pumps of various sizes and capacities including deep well, chemical feed, booster, and sump pumps
  • Monitor SCADA equipment, altitude valves, manual/electronic flow meters, and similar equipment.
  • Identify and troubleshoot malfunctioning system components
  • Perform preventive maintenance inspections, and undertake a variety of routine and emergency repairs including underground transmission main breaks
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and system/component operating manuals

Required Qualifications –

  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CDL is required, or must be attained within six (6) months.
  • I. Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities: Distribution Operator Class 1 and Treatment Operator Class 1 licenses are required; or certification in Rhode Island by reciprocity from another state must be attained within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
  • I. Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities: Distribution Operator Class 2 license required within 18 months from date of hire.
  • New England Waterworks Association or American Backflow Prevention Association: Certified Backflow Prevention Device Inspector/Tester; or must be attained within two (2) years of hire date.
  • Must be able to attain a TWIC, General Dynamics / Electric Boat, and Department of Defense (DBIDS) security clearance badges within 90 days from date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications –

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a System Operator in a water distribution or similar facility
  • New England Waterworks Association American Backflow Prevention Association: Certified Cross-Connection Control Surveyor

Salary will depend on experience and licenses; ranges between $20.50 – $27.00 per hour.

This Posting will remain active until a suitable candidate has been offered and has accepted the position.

Please submit resume and qualifications, to:

System Operator Selection Committee

Quonset Development Corporation

95 Cripe Street

North Kingstown, RI  02852

Fax (401) 268-9885 or e-mail: [email protected]

No phone calls please.

QDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity.  Registered with the Department of Homeland Security as an E-Verify Employer

Prudence Island Water District(PIWD) – Rhode Island:

Part-Time Water System Operator

The Board of Commissioners of the Prudence Island Water District(PIWD)in RI are seeking to hire a part-time water system operator for the PIWD water system. The water system utilizes three wells to provide water to the users and has one ground level storage tank. There are approximately 350 water customers on the system.

It is expected that this part-time position will be approximately 8 to 12 hours per week at 4 hours per day minimum. This position could be for just two weekend days depending upon the arrangements that can be made.

The position responsibilities will require regular interfacing with the public and other PIWD staff. In addition to operating a water system, the position will include assisting with a watermain flushing program, a gate valve turning program, regular site work such as grass cutting and brush removal, building maintenance (painting and cleaning), curb stop installations, watermain pipe repairs and installation, snow removal as well as other tasks as necessary.

Ideally, the applicant will have their Rhode Island Grade I Water Distribution, and Grade I Water Treatment system operating licenses, however PIWD will train the right individual and that individual will have 12 months to obtain their licenses. The hourly rate is between $21 to $25 per hour dependent on qualifications. Response time to call-outs must be 30 minutes or less during the daytime shift while the individual is on Prudence Island. They will be responsible to carry a cell phone for normal and emergency contacts. If the individual does not reside on PI, and has already taken the ferry back to the mainland after their rounds of duty for the day, and they are called out on the cell phone for a water “situation”, they shall immediately contact the General Manager for direction.

Please submit your resume with three references to:

General Manager

Prudence Island Water District

PO Box 93

Prudence Island, RI 02872

or email to [email protected] (401-683-0011).