Employment Opportunities

Water Operator

The Auburn Water District has an opening for the position of Water Operator. The primary responsibility of this position is the operation and maintenance of the District’s water distribution and sewer collection systems.


  • Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in the installation and repair of pipes.
  • Ability to learn the operation and maintenance practices of a water supply and distribution system.
  • Mechanical aptitude, including ability to perform simple mechanical maintenance.
  • Physical strength, agility, and endurance to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in all weather conditions. Must be capable of lifting a minimum of eighty (80) pounds.
  • Ability to read and understand water meters.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in the operation of automotive vehicles.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City including the location of streets.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with safety practices and procedures.
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently with limited supervision or as part of a crew.
  • Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions independently and to follow more detailed instructions with limited guidance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, to maintain effective work relationships, and to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Ability to be available to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Duties require knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma and one to three years of experience in the installation and maintenance of water distribution system infrastructure or similar work involving the operation of light and heavy motorized equipment. Must possess and maintain a Class II Water Distribution System Operators License, Class II Water Treatment Operators License, and a valid Class B CDL State of Maine driver’s license, or the ability to obtain these licenses within 12 months. This is a full time permanent position with competitive wages and benefits package. Applications are available on-line at www.awsd.org or from the Water District office 784-6469. The application deadline is June 16th, 2017. Please send applications and or resumes to:

Auburn Water District

ATTN: Tanya Johnson

P.O. Box 414

Auburn, Maine 04212-0414