Water System Operator

Company Name Quonset Development Corporation
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted April 15, 2022
Job Type Full-time


Job Summary:

Operate, inspect, and maintain the various components of the water supply, treatment, and distribution systems for both the Quonset Business Park and Ladd Center public water systems (PWS’s). Provide technical input on as well as oversee proposed repair plans to the systems which include commercial wells, emergency interconnects, storage/pressure towers, distribution pipelines, associated valves, hydrants, cross connection control equipment, and electronic meters.

To qualify, candidates must have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Operate and monitor pumps of various sizes and capacities including deep well, chemical feed, booster, and sump pumps
  • Monitor SCADA equipment, altitude valves, manual/electronic flow meters, and similar equipment.
  • Identify and troubleshoot malfunctioning system components
  • Perform preventive maintenance inspections, and undertake a variety of routine and emergency repairs including underground transmission main breaks
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and system/component operating manuals

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CDL is required or must be attained within six (6) months.
  • R.I. Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities:  Distribution Operator Class 1 and Treatment Operator Class 1 licenses are required; or certification in Rhode Island by reciprocity from another state must be attained within ninety (90) days  
  • New England Waterworks AssociationCertified Backflow Prevention Device Inspector/Tester; or must be attained within two (2) years of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a System Operator in a water distribution or similar facility
  • New England Waterworks AssociationCertified Cross-Connection Control Surveyor


Please submit resume and qualifications to:

System Operator Selection Committee   Quonset Development Corporation   95 Cripe Street   North Kingstown, RI  02852   Fax (401) 268-9885 or e-mail: employment@quonset.com  

No phone calls please.

QDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity.  Registered with the Department of Homeland Security as an E-Verify Employer