Pueblo of Sandia
Job Code
Pay Rate
$17.73-23.75 per hour
Employment Status



Position Summary

Under general supervision is responsible for safe operation and maintenance of the Pueblo of Sandia Utility infrastructure.  Operator 2 will perform duties in accordance with Pueblo and Department policies and procedures.  Operator 2 shall perform assigned duties and follow directives from supervision in both water and wastewater operations.

Supervision Exercised

Report to, and works under the direct supervision of the Utility Operations Supervisor and the Lead Operator.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collects tests and preserves water and wastewater samples for chemical and biological properties.
  2. Calibrates laboratory equipment, flow meters and chemical feed equipment as required by operating standards.
  3. Maintains operating records, inspection reports,
  4. Evaluates laboratory results and notifies supervisor of required changes in process and procedures.
  5. Cleans and maintains all laboratory equipment.
  6. Performs troubleshooting and repair as required to maintain equipment and facilities, runs test for process control.
  7. Repair the Pueblo of Sandia water and wastewater lines.
  8. Flush sanitary sewer lines; remove debris from sewers to prevent back-ups.
  9. Operate and maintain various water/wastewater collections equipment and vehicles; inspect equipment and vehicles for damage; inspect oil level, tires and brakes.
  10. Cut asphalt or cement for excavations using jack hammer; install plugs as required for maintenance and repairs of water and sewer lines.
  11. Perform line spots for manhole excavations; perform point repairs on sewer and water lines.
  12. Perform smoke/dye test as needed to determine breaks in sewer lines; prepare equipment used in smoke tests.
  13. Perform pesticide work in manholes including applying pesticides and chemicals to destroy roots and roaches in sewer lines; drive and operate roach truck.
  14. Read and interpret Village collection system maps.
  15. Use radio procedures to communicate with field and base to coordinate and complete tasks.
  16. Respond quickly and accurately to service calls during duty and non-duty hours, while serving in the on call capacity ensure that required response procedures are met.
  17. Operate and maintain all aspects of a truck or trailer mounted jet Roding/vacuum unit and video inspection units with the proficiency needed to complete collection line maintenance.
  18. Complete point line repairs that may require the ability to dig by hand, operate heavy equipment and use other specialized tools.
  19. Maintain accurate and complete records in conjunction with a computerized preventive and corrective maintenance program.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned by the Water/Wastewater Division Supervisor III and or Operations Manager IV.
  21. Perform additional duties and responsibilities as necessary or assigned.
  22. The above listed duties are intended to be general in nature and level of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to and know of sample collections and preservation, chemical and biological testing, calibration laboratory equipment and troubleshooting.
  2. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  3. Operations, services and activities of a water and wastewater treatment plant.
  4. Methods and techniques of preventive maintenance as related to water and wastewater treatment plant facilities.
  5. Mathematical principles and calculations.
  6. Ability to perform maintenance on equipment.
  7. Ability to read, write and understand written and oral instructions.
  8. Ability to work with the equipment, tools and the materials specified in this classification.
  9. Ability to evaluate the laboratory results and make recommendations to process changes when required.
  10. Ability to make visual and audio inspections of field equipment and facilities.
  11. Must be familiar with all safety procedures required in conducting the duties above described.
  12. Must be able to review and comprehend necessary updates to computer equipment and/or lab requirements.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience


  1. High School Diploma, GED certification or equivalent.
  2. Two years of experience working in water or wastewater operations.
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico Driver’s License.
  4. The following licenses and/or certifications are required prior to employment start date:
    1. Wastewater Lab Level II, Water Level II
    2. Backhoe Operator Certificate

Licensing Status

  1. Must be able to successfully pass a stringent background investigation.
  2. Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.
  3. Must successfully complete and maintain the following courses/training:
    1. CPR: within 60 days, renewal every 2 years.
    2. First Aide: within 60 days, renewal every 2 years.
    3. Confined Space: within one year, renewal every 2 years.
    4. SCBA: within one year, renewal every 2 years.