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Town of Paxton Water Technician/Operator

Water Department
Water Technician/Operator

The Town of Paxton is seeking a skilled and experienced Water Technician/Operator to join our team. This position offers a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week and works under the general supervision of the Water Foreman. As a benefited position, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates will be required to work evening and weekend hours on a rotating schedule. Candidates may also be required to participate in winter operations and be part of an on-call rotating list.


  • Experience with the install, repair, and maintenance of water services, water mains, fire hydrants, booster pump stations, water storage tanks, water meters, and all related facilities and equipment.
  • Experience with the operation of mechanical and electrical controls, gauges, and tools to maintain utility systems
  • Experience with monitoring and operating systems via SCADA or similar software;
  • Experience with reading/installing/repairing water meters, flush mains, collect water samples
  • Experience with working with chemicals and chemical feed equipment;
  • Experience with maintaining and repairing chemical feed equipment and plumbing


  • Must be self-motivated, and able to work efficiently both alone and with others;
  • Ability to communicate with customers and other town employees in a professional manner;
  • Able to investigate and resolve customer complaints in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Able to maintain documents and records, complete necessary paperwork, and data entry;
  • Able to perform building and landscaping maintenance as required


  • Skill in the use and care of hand and power tools employed in water system maintenance of the distribution system and related facilities;
  • Skill in operating above-mentioned equipment; and
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with other town employees and a variety of outside repair and service vendors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license;
  • Proficiency in math;
  • Basic computer skills; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a current Massachusetts Grade1D Water License;
  • Possession of a current Massachusetts Grade1T Water License;
  • OSHA 10 Certification;
  • Be available for on-call;
  • Able to respond to after hour calls within (1) hour; and
  • Able to work overtime hours (nights, weekends, holidays) as needed, and during emergency situations


This is a full-time 40 hour a week benefited position. The hours for this position change throughout the year, summer hours are Memorial Day through Labor Day (Monday-Thursday 6am-3pm, Friday 6am-10am); regular hours are Monday- Friday 7am – 3pm. The hourly rate is $22.46-$34.23 per hour (rate is based on work experience and licenses). Applicant will be expected to work evening and weekend hours as required and will be part of the rotating on-call list. The Town of Paxton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a complete job description, please see the Town’s website at

To Apply

Please complete an application, and submit it to or by mail to: Town Hall, 697 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA 01612. Position will be open until filled, priority given to applications received by April 1st.

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943