Water Serviceman / Meter Technician / Equipment Operator

July 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Rapids Water Works and Lighting Commission is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position of Water Serviceman/Meter Technician/Equipment Operator. This position is responsible for performing all duties related to water distribution, groundwater wells, meter installation, meter repair and testing, operation of the backhoe and wheeled excavator.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in water distribution is preferred and possession of or the ability to obtain DNR certification in water distribution within 12 months is required. Must be qualified to proficiently operate a backhoe and wheeled excavator. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must possess, or obtain within 6 months at personal cost, a Commercial Driver’s License.

This position requires the ability to work in confined spaces and trenches and work with chlorine, fluoride and other hazardous chemicals per WW&LC safety protocols. Must be willing and able to work other than normal hours for emergency or scheduled projects.

This position requires and starts as a 4 year apprenticeship. Must have the ability to perform heavy physical lifting (50 -100 lbs.) on a regular basis as required.

Physical lifting requirements and proficiency testing of backhoe and wheeled excavator operation will be conducted. Selected candidate must successfully pass a physical including drug screen and a reference and background investigation.

A completed application, resume and cover letter are required at time of submission and must be received no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

A detailed job description and application form is available at the WW&LC office at 221 16th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin or online at

If you have any questions please contact Roxanne Gronski at 715.422.9020.

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