Maintenance Assistant / Specialist I

Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority   Rogers, AR   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on November 21, 2021

If you are looking to start a career in the Public Utility Sector, in the rapidly growing area of Northwest Arkansas, here is your opportunity. The Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority has a new position that is scheduled to start on, or shortly after, January 3, 2022. This position is a Full Time position (40 hours per week) and the normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The position is eligible for Full Benefits after 30 days of employment. These benefits include Health Insurance, Company Paid Vision, Dental, and Life Insurances, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Uniforms, and Company paid training opportunities. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the 457 Retirement Plan with matching deposits, and are eligible for Tuition assistance in pursuing a secondary education courses or degree programs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: You must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or equivalent. You must currently have a clean driving record and have reliable transportation. Applicants must be able to attend training classes which may involve overnight travel and/or attending evening/night courses. All applicants will have a criminal history background check performed on them, and all applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen test before any offer of employment is made. Pursuant to Arkansas ACT 593, this position has been deemed a Safety Sensitive Position. Additional job specific requirements can be seen below.

Maintenance Assistant Job Requirements - The Maintenance Assistant is an entry level position for unlicensed personnel required to maintain the Authority’s Water Treatment Plant, Distribution System, and other associated facilities. The applicant should have experience with mechanized equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, tractors, and operating hand tools. Some maintenance experience on water system appurtenances, including but not limited to: pumps, motors, chemical feed systems, and treatment plants is preferred, however; all appropriate training to obtain the necessary licensing to move to the Maintenance Specialist I position will be provided by the employer. The employee must be able to obtain a minimum of an Arkansas Department of Health Grade 3 Distribution License within 12 months of their start date. The starting pay for the Maintenance Assistant is $15.00 per hour ($31,200 annually) to $25.00 per hour ($52,000 annually) depending on experience, qualifications, and current Arkansas Department of Health Water Operator Licenses.

To see the full Job Descriptions for each of these positions please visit to view the pdf files. If interested in applying for either position, please follow the instructions below:


  1. Send a cover letter designating which job you are interested in and describe your related job experience to the position. Send a current resume with complete job history, educational history, include at least 3 work references, and any pertinent licensing information. The cover letter and resume can be sent one of the following ways:


  1. Email cover letter and resume to


  1. Fax your cover letter and resume to 877-450-5783


  1. Use the US Postal Service and mail your cover letter and resume to:



C/O Jana Wright

15531 Woods Lodge Rd

Rogers AR 72756-9088


Both positions will remain open until filled. The Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.