Water and Wastewater Operator – Winhall-Stratton Fire District


To perform a variety of specialized tasks and technical functions essential to the operation and maintenance of the water production, collection, sewer treatment and disposal systems to ensure the health and safety of all customers.

  • Monitor water production systems, storage systems and distribution systems
  • Monitor sewer collection system and spray disposal systems
  • Analyze and calculate results from water and wastewater samples for process control
  • Input data generated during daily monitoring into spreadsheets for reporting to the State of Vermont
  • Maintain grounds of facility and all outbuildings including mowing, snow removal, landscaping, cleaning and painting
  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance on a wide range of operational equipment including pumps, motors, valves, gauges and meters
  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance on all equipment such as mowers, snow blowers, snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, and trimmers
  • Assist with construction and permitting projects
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Respond to customer complaints
  • Utility locating
  • This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS (state minimum required and preferred)
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A college degree or vocational school classes are preferred but not required
  • Must be able to operate  snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, chainsaws, Lawnmowers, hand tools, control panels, pumps, and motors
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain Vermont State Class 3 Water Systems Operator’s license
  • Ability to obtain Vermont State Grade 1 Wastewater Systems Operator’s license
  • Ability to obtain Vermont State Class 1 Laboratory Certification
  • Good interpersonal skills are required
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Travel to classes and training
  • Travel to deliver samples to lab

This position will require work on weekends, holidays and some evenings.

Office Environment:

  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.

Mountain Environment:

  • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc…
  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.
  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
  • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, disinfecting and painting.  Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude.  Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, 4 wheeler, motors, blowers and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to non-slip shoes, protective eye wear, and protective gloves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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An Equal Opportunity Employer