Water Distribution Maintenance Technician — Champlain Water District

Posted: November 28, 2023

Working for Champlain Water District means you make a difference in the lives of over 83,000 customers throughout Chittenden County. Not only will you be part of an organization that provides safe, high quality drinking water, but you will also join a team that protects Shelburne Bay and that exceeds federal and state requirements. For 22 consecutive years, Champlain Water District has received the “Excellence in Water Treatment” award issued by the Partnership for Safe Water. Champlain Water District was the first water supplier in the nation to receive this prestigious award.

Champlain Water District also takes care of its employees. Here is what’s in it for you when you join our team:

  • Competitive pay – starting pay for this position of $24.01 per hour
  • Excellent work hours of 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday
  • Great work-life balance – opportunities for over time and on-call is required
  • Platinum-level health insurance plan with the employer contributing 81.5% of the premium
  • Dental and vision benefits that are 100% employer paid
  • Flexible spending account
  • Immediate enrollment in the defined benefit retirement plan that includes a 6.5% match
  • Generous time off that includes 12 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 13 holidays, and 12 sick days
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health club membership reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Training and development are available
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Engaging and fun culture
  • Strong teamwork

Here is what we are looking for in the Distribution Maintenance Technician position.

The Distribution Maintenance Technician performs general maintenance and construction duties required in the operation of the water distribution systems owned and/or managed by the District Distribution Department and is also responsible for reading all water meters in the distribution systems owned and/or managed by the District Distribution Department. Employee is responsible to repair water lines, hydrants, meters, valves, service or other related appurtenances.

We prefer someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Employee shall be able to demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain the mechanical equipment required to perform assigned duties.
  • Ability to work under pressure in harsh environments to perform water infrastructure repairs and maintenance.
  • Employee shall have a minimum of a high school education or equivalent.
  • Employee shall possess or be eligible to obtain a State of Vermont Class D Water System Operator’s Certificate as required by the Vermont Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division. Employee shall obtain said Certificate within the timetable established by the certifying agency, including passing the required exam within twelve (12) months of employment.

For a complete job description please visit the CWD website: www.champlainwater.org

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $24.01 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime

Work Location: In person