Water Utility Maintenance Worker
If you are looking to start a career in the Public Drinking Water Sector, here is your opportunity. The Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority, a Regional provider of wholesale potable water to 17 different public water systems in Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, currently has one new position available. This position is Full Time (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 (employee pays 24% of premium), Company Paid Vision, Dental, and Life Insurances, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, paid Holidays, Uniforms, and Company paid training opportunities. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the 457 Retirement Plan with up to 6% matching deposits, and are eligible for Tuition assistance in pursuing a secondary education courses, vo-tech courses or degree programs.
To apply for this position, you must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or equivalent. You must have a current Driver's License (AR or MO, or ability to obtain one within 30 days), a clean driving record, and have reliable transportation to get to work. 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 will be made. Pursuant to Arkansas ACT 593, this position has been deemed as a Safety Sensitive Position. Additional job specific requirements are listed below.
The Utility Maintenance worker position 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 Water Distribution License within 12 months of their start date.
The starting pay for the Maintenance Assistant is $18.00 per hour ($37,440 annually) to $25.50 per hour ($53,040 annually) depending on experience, qualifications, and current Arkansas Department of Health Water Operator Licenses. (Out of State Water Distribution Licensing will be considered, but it is the Applicant's responsibility to check with the Arkansas Department of Health on license reciprocity.)
To apply for the position
- Send a cover letter designating why you are interested in this position and describe your related job experience to the position. Send a current resume with complete job history and educational history, include at least 3 work references, as well as any pertinent licensing information if applicable. The cover letter and resume can be sent one of the following ways:
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax your cover letter and resume to 877-450-5783
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.