Employment Opportunities

Dona Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association takes pride in recruiting and retaining diverse and skilled employees to ensure quality service not only to our community but to our Association.  We are able to identify the most well-aligned candidate(s) for all positions posted, through open employment opportunities, screening applications, and implementing human resource practices.

If you do not see any employment opportunities now, I encourage you to check back, as jobs will be posted as they become available.

Anyone interested in an available position must submit an applicaiton, resume, and letter of interest.

We currently have 2 vacant positions. 


Certified Utility Operator

Job Title: Water and Wastewater Operator

Department: Operations

Reports To: Field Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Installs, services, cleans and repairs main water and wastewater lines using various equipment; completes reports on work requests.

Sets up truck safety devices; opens manholes; inserts high pressure hose and vacuum debris tubes.

Installs and replaces meters; reads meters; completes reports on work orders.

Digs manholes for water systems; operates a pipe locator to locate meters, valve boxes and manholes; completes reports on work orders.

Unplugs water service; raises water valves and meter boxes.

Maintains and installs fire hydrants; installs new service lines and fire protection lines.

Responds to questions from the public regarding water shutoffs and meter changes.

Provides assistance to operators in the operation and maintenance of wells, systems and reservoirs.

Provides assistance to operators and mechanics of trucks, pickups, air compressors, cutting tools and hydro stop equipment.

Monitors odor control sites; responds to complaints of odor control; ensures chemicals are being fed in accordance with calculated dosages.

Participates in plant process control; maintains daily logs; monitors equipment operations.

Repairs and maintains plant equipment; checks and calibrates plant flow meters; performs plant building and facility maintenance.

Monitors lift station operations; performs routine maintenance.

Maintains yards, fences, irrigation systems, buildings and air conditioning systems at various wells, reservoirs and water boost stations.

Performs yard and weed control maintenance.

Responds to water and wastewater emergencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Associate Degree in Water Technology or related field preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied.

Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

Mathematical Skills  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid driver's license is required.  New Mexico Water and/or Wastewater Systems Operator Certification are required. New Mexico Level III Water and Wastewater certifications must be obtained within 24 months of meeting State of New Mexico experience requirement. 

Other Skills and Abilities  Operate light and heavy equipment; use power and hand tools; perform technical reading and writing; maintain concentration; work in confined spaces; respond effectively to emergency situations; operate a motor vehicle and navigate  across even and uneven surfaces.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and various chemicals. Work is performed outdoors with exposure to noise, dust, dirt, open manholes, street cave-ins, chemicals and gases. Safety equipment required includes safety shoes, vest, ear plugs, sound attenuator, hard hat and gloves.


Utility Worker

Job Title: Utility Worker

Department: Operations

Reports To: Field Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary Performs general grounds keeping and landscaping duties and maintains facilities, also assists in the repair and operation of a variety of water production and wastewater treatment plant equipment to maintain safe and clean environment.  Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working within deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.  Reads and records water meters for commercial and residential customers for the billing and collection of revenues to achieve performance goals and objectives.  Assists in the repair and maintenance of a variety of wastewater treatment plant equipmentPerforms routine maintenance and repair of motorized vehicles and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs general upkeep and cleaning of facilities, locations and sites; collects and removes trash and debris to ensure neat and clean assigned areas.

Uses various tools and small equipment to maintain facilities, remove weeds, mow grass and landscape and maintain grounds.

Performs general maintenance of facilities to include sand blasting, painting, and pouring concrete slabs.

Performs accurate water meters readings using a portable computer; reviews route reports to detect errors, high or low usages, or skipped reads due to access.

Provides notification of damaged or missing meter lids, hazardous or out-of-tolerance conditions for water, electric, and gas systems, and reports code violations to ensure appropriate levels support, safety and compliance.

Cleans debris and dirt out of water meter boxes; removes growth that obstructs meters to maintain function and accessibility.

Participates in the repair and maintenance of all plant equipment, including pumps, motors, sludge centrifuge, valves, piping, Genset, blowers, compressors and related equipment using standard and specialized hand tools.

Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating bearings; replacing seals, gaskets, springs, and gears; Checks and calibrates plant flow meters to ensure accuracy of measurements.

Performs minor maintenance on plant buildings; Assists plant staff in housekeeping and grounds keeping of the plant facilities and odor control site.

Inspects vehicles for damage or potential problems (inspects belts, hoses and tires and replaces as necessary); Lubricates vehicles; checks and maintains fluids; performs oil changes; Maintains tools and equipment; Cleans vehicles and equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience High School Diploma or GED and 12 months experience performing general grounds and/or building maintenance.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid New Mexico driver's license is required.

Other Skills and Abilities  Operate light and heavy equipment; use power and hand tools; perform technical reading and writing; maintain concentration; work in confined spaces; respond effectively to emergency situations; operate a motor vehicle and navigate  across even and uneven surfaces.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and various chemicals. Work is performed outdoors with exposure to noise, dust, dirt, open manholes, street cave-ins, chemicals and gases. Safety equipment required includes safety shoes, vest, ear plugs, sound attenuator, hard hat and gloves.

 


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Association to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, ancestry, physical or mental handicaps, serious medical conditions, disability, spousal affiliation, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status, military service or obligation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.  The Association prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

 

Contact Info

Margo Lopez
Office Manager
PO Box 866, Dona Ana, NM 88032
(575) 526-3491
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