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Dalton Fire District

Water Distribution Operator / Laborer 

Dalton Water Department 

The Dalton Fire District Water Dept seeks qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for a position in the Water Department. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week. Salary commensurate with experience. 


1. Operates and repairs Water Distribution system. 

2. Is responsible to the public for ensuring that water quality is in compliance with the Federal Safe Water Drinking Act and the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 



1. Operator / laborer on water dept. projects, repairs, service lines, mains, hydrants, etc. 

2. Ability to operate backhoe, mini excavator, tractor and various other motorized equipment. 

3. Ability to perform preventive maintenance on motorized vehicles and equipment. 

4. Operate distribution system and perform preventative maintenance. 

5. Is on call to respond to emergencies. 



1. Maintains daily logs at the treatment facility and pump sites. 

2. Performs daily rounds at all sites across the system. 

3. Maintains a list of materials used on repairs and projects. 

4. Responds to inquiries of residents or others pertaining to the District Water System. 

5. Carries out a variety of Preventive Maintenance Programs. 

6. Assists in all required water sampling for the district. 

7. Ability to work rotating weekends as per scheduled. 

8. Monthly, Semiannually, and annually meter readings. 

9. Promotes positive community relations by responding to inquiries in a minimal amount of time. 

10. Helps other Departments in the District and Town. 

11. Performs other duties, as assigned. 

12. Efficiently and accurately performs dig safe mark-outs as directed. 

13. Performs hydrant replacement, maintenance and flushing as directed. 



1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. 

2. Possess a valid Massachusetts Drivers License. 

3. Possess or possess the ability to acquire a Grade I Treatment and a Grade II Distribution, Massachusetts Drinking Water Supply License within 18 months. 

4. Possess or possess the ability to acquire a hydraulic license (2A-1C) within 18 months. 

5. Possess or possess the ability to acquire a Back Flow Prevention Device Testing License within 18 months. 

6. Certified Surveyor for Back Flow Prevention or possess the ability to become a certified surveyor within 3 years. 

7. Is available to respond to problems which occur at any time. 

8. Must have general knowledge of vehicle and equipment repair. 

9. Must have 2 years’ experience as an operator or equivalent in construction or maintenance of a water distribution system. 



  • • Although it is not required the Operator / Labor Person live in the Town, he / she must live within a distance which is close enough to the Town that he / she is able to respond to any condition within a reasonable time. 

  • • Understand and follow all safety procedures related to job responsibilities. 

  • • Understand and properly operate tools and equipment. 

  • • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, coworkers, and the general public. 

  • • Follow directions on projects. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter of introduction and a resume along with an application to Applications can be found on the district website, Applications, cover letters and resumes may also be sent by mail to: 20 Flansburg Ave Dalton Ma 01226 Attn: Water Dept. 

Cheshire MA

The Town of Cheshire is seeking an organized, energetic, self-motivated individual with strong mechanic aptitude and communications skills to be part of our team.

The Full-Time Primary Water Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and assignments of the Public Water Supply in the Town of Cheshire under the purview of obtained licenses.  Two – Five years of experience as a water operator preferred, Class D Driver’s License, Class 1 Water Distribution License, Class 1 Water Treatment License, Backflow Prevention Device Testing License, and Cross Connection Surveyor License (obtain within 18 months from hire date).

Duties for this position include the maintenance and operation of the water system including well supply, pump station, water storage tank, distribution piping and approximately 600 services.

Position is Full-Time hourly and benefited.   Salary to commensurate with experience.

Job description available at  Send résumés with references to: Town of Cheshire, Water Commissioners PO Box 647, Cheshire, MA  01225, or email to    Résumés will be accepted until position is filled.    AA/EOE

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