Distribution Operator

Stokes Regional Water Corporation - Stokes, NC (30+ days ago)

Water Distribution Operator

Job Description

Scope of Work

The individual in this position will do work activities associated with the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Stokes Regional Water Corporation (SRWC), a regional water distribution system serving the Stokes, Pactolus, and Clarks Neck communities.

Essential Work Duties:

  • Must be available for and willing to be on call on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.
  • Must be able to read water meters accurately.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate computer, tablet, and android devices.
  • Handle complaints and answer questions from the public in a professional manner.
  • Turn water services off and on as necessary.
  • Flush hydrants as necessary to maintain chlorine residuals.
  • Perform flow tests on hydrants and maintain clearance to hydrants.
  • Identify service and main leaks and contact contractor if necessary to repair.
  • Inspect water system equipment and facilities to locate needed repairs, and make repairs to various water system equipment as required.
  • Inspect, maintain, and clean water distribution facilities (wells, pump sites, and water storage tanks).
  • Inspect, service, and replace meters, fittings, and meter boxes.
  • Inspects, where necessary, work of contractors.
  • Locate mains and services when necessary for contractors.
  • Locate, exercise, and mark locations of all valves.:
  • Maintain clear and accurate logs and records.
  • Monitor and adjust the operation of water plant pumps, motors, and other equipment.
  • Provide positive relationships with co-workers, customers, and landowners.
  • Read and update water distribution maps and as-built plans and blueprints.
  • Take water samples and deliver to Environment 1 for mandated testing.
  • Performs other activities as might be required or requested from time to time.
  • Must have a valid NC driver’s license, provide proof of insurance ($250,000.00 / $500,000.00 liability required) and copy of current inspection of their vehicle, which shall be a truck, due to required tools of the trade.
  • Must have no criminal record, pass thorough background check, and take/pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test. (Random drug/alcohol tests are conducted monthly)
  • Must live within the service boundary of SRWC and have reasonable knowledge of roads within the service boundary.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, climb, reach, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Tools and Equipment:

Necessary tools for performing required duties shall be provided by SRWC. Employee shall use his/her private vehicle to perform duties and shall be compensated for mileage. A valid driver’s license is required.


Applicant shall have a valid high school diploma or equivalent (GED). Applicant is expected to go to distribution and well schools as required by NCDENR in order to obtain his/her certification of B-Distribution and C-Well.


Retirement and insurance benefits are not provided.

Job Type: Part-time


  • High school or equivalent


  • Stokes, NC


  • Valid NC Driver's License