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Arcadia Public Works Authority

Accepting Applications for a UTILITY MAINTENANCE OPERATOR

Town of Arcadia, Town Hall, 217 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 268 405-396-2899



  • Education is equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Oklahoma Plumber’s License
  • Valid Oklahoma commercial driver’s license
  • C or above water wastewater operator and laboratory license/certificate issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
  • 3 or more years experience operating and maintenance of a backhoe, trucks with air brakes, brush-hog, and operation and maintenance of various electrical and mechanical equipment for water/ waste/water treatment facilities. 
  • Must have knowledge of principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plants operation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Thoroughly understand and know the workings of pumps, valves, and backflow devices
  • Able to perform heavy manual labor; perform semi-skilled maintenance duties and routine groundwater treatment procedures.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions; read and understand schematic diagrams.
  • Be able to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.



  • Operation/maintenance of the water system pump house and the wastewater lift station.
  • Maintain, clean & monitor pump/lift station-related equipment.
  • Install, repair, and maintain water/sewer meters, and service lines; read meters, turn services off/on
  • Make minor adjustments to service equipment, and maintain tools and equipment in working order. Maintain logs of daily activities.
  • Inspect residential and commercial service issues. Inspect new construction and perform field duties related to the water/wastewater system. 
  • Lay and fit pipelines; make water line taps; install water services, fire hydrants, valves, and other water/sewer devices. Perform emergency repairs to water/sewer lines as necessary; establish proper traffic control devices.
  • Excavate trenches and install shoring. Identify service and main leaks; operate pipe locators; install and inspect backflow devices.
  • Read and update water distribution maps and as-built plans and blueprints.
  • Develop inspection schedule, inspect and record accordingly and perform all preventive maintenance on all applicable water/wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems.
  • Deliver and pick up poly carts as required.
  • On-call for emergency water/wastewater-related issues including weekends and holidays.