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  • Water Distribution System Operator

    Job Locations US-RI-Newport
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/6/2018 1:24 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Facilities Management
    Company Email
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    (757) 502-4101
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  • Overview

    SJS Executives is in urgent need of a Water Distribution System Operator (WDSO). Our ideal candidate will be able to work  Monday - Friday 7AM-330PM. Some plant operations outside of these hours will also require the WDSO to be on site, also the WDSO will need respond to water distribution system oversight issues after normal working hours and on weekends if required. 


    • Operate, maintain and repair the water distribution systems.
    • Pumping, storage and distribution of potable water
    • Preventive maintenance, repair of the system, testing, and completing records and reports in order to provide potable water 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
    • Operate and maintain the fresh water storage tanks 
    • Take weekly water samples per approved RIDOH sampling plan. These samples shall be taken using Government provided collection containers and IAW approved RIDOH and AWWA procedures. The water samples shall be delivered to a certified laboratory.
    • Operate and maintain the fresh water booster pumps identified in attached list. The booster pumps shall be exercised monthly and the checks/preventive maintenance described in attached list shall be performed. Repairs shall be documented, responded to, and reported.
    • Exercise all water valves per frequencies identified in the PM plan. The Government shall keep a log of the valves that are exercised, date exercised, and what was performed (cleaning, painting, etc.). The log of valve exercising shall be made available to the Government upon request.
    • Perform ship to shore potable water connections for ships home ported at Naval Station Newport as well as visiting ships.
    • Perform an unidirectional potable water system flushing on an annual basis during month of October normally between hours 1800-2400. WDSO shall be on site for this effort. Other flushing will be done as required.
    • Repair of the water distribution system equipment shall include all pumps, motors, electrical equipment and components; as well as associated appurtenances necessary to deliver water through the system. All water system repair requirements identified by the Government shall be reported to the Utility Production Controller for issuance of a service call number or task order, assignment of repair priority, and establishment of a completion date. All equipment repair actions (customer initiated, Government initiated, or Government initiated) shall be documented, responded to, and reported.
    • Potable Water System Asset Inventory:
      • 50 miles of potable distribution piping
      • 500 fire hydrants
      • 4 underground potable water reservoirs
      • 5 potable water pumping stations
      • 1300 potable water service valves


    • Rhode Island Department of Health Active Grade 2 Distribution license
    • Rhode Island Department of Health Active Grade 1 Treatment license 
    • Valid Driver's License
    • U.S. Citizen - Proof of Citizenship will be required


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