Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora Water Utility Worker performs manual labor duties and will assist with routine maintenance and repair functions for one of two divisions within the Aurora Water Department. Employees in this position will demonstrate their work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect.

This Maintenance job opportunity is a pro-active recruitment effort with the goal of pre-selecting qualified applicants for placement into positions as they become available. This is an entry level position that is often vacated due to advancement in rank through the city's career development opportunities.

Summary of Divisions:

The Water Utility Worker in the Pumping section reports to a central location each morning and then drives to and performs work at remote sites within and outside of the City.  The position normally works with at least one other person but requires the independent initiative to complete assigned tasks. This position works in the distribution and collection systems working with raw, potable, reuse and stormwater as well as raw sewage on a daily basis. Work assignments include pump/motor oil changes, inspections, repair, remove foreign objects and rebuild. Operated valves, clean and remove objects from check valves and rebuild. Clean and wash wet wells. Wash and chlorinate storage tanks. Climb water storage tanks to heights of 40 feet using proper safety equipment. Mandatory participation in the Emergency Standby Rotation (average every 6 weeks) and participate in the City's snow removal program.  Maintain CDL certification after training.

The Water Utility Worker in the Water Treatment Division participates in a number of activities at the water and wastewater treatment plants that include but are not limited to repair and maintenance of treatment plant equipment and facilities, receiving chemical deliveries including chlorine, learning the operation of the treatment plant, snow removal, and facility housekeeping. The person in this job will work around hazardous chemicals, perform laboratory testing, and must be able to pass a respiratory medical physical and it is recommended they have the Hepatitis B immunization series.

Types of positions available:
  • Fulltime: Employee who works 40 hours on average and eligible for full city benefits to include; medical, dental, vision, paid holidays & leave, etc.
  • Temporary: Employees who work an average of 40 hours a week and are eligible for medical benefits only and paid holidays. This temporary position will be established on a yearly contract and does have the possibility to be converted into a fulltime position, per the needs of the department.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training
    • Once an employee has successfully completed training, testing, and obtains their CDL, they will be eligible for a 2.5% increase to their base pay
  • An annual bonus up to $500 (paid in December if eligibility criteria is met) for individuals whose job requirement is to maintain a CDL
  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Boot (steel toe or other safety toe boots are required) allowance in the amount of $150.00 after successful completion of your introductory period and then yearly on your anniversary date, for full time (not temporary) employees
  • The Aurora Water Department will provide uniforms shortly after you start, for full time (not temporary) employees
  • The Aurora Water Department will provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (besides steel/safety toe boots)
The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.


  • Assists work crews in the repair and maintenance of water, wastewater, reuse, and storm drain pump stations, water storage tanks, and treatment facilities
  • Performs routine and grounds maintenance
  • Loads and unloads tools
  • Maintains facilities equipment
  • Required to participate in confined space entries at whatever capacities assigned
  • Required to be in the rotation for standby call for the assigned facility
  • Will assist with snow removal activities and snow standby call duties
  • Basic knowledge of the city computer systems; and performs additional duties as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least one (1) year of related maintenance experience
  • Experience with mechanical machinery and/or water/wastewater utility preferred

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: 
  • Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles.

Problem Sensitivity: 
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Attention to Detail: 
  • The job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time
  • To understand oral and written instructions
  • To operate or receive training on various types of maintenance equipment
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repetitively, with or without assistance
  • To work shifts, nights, overtime, standby, and call back duty.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment required for the job and able to meet requirements under the Aurora Water Respiratory Protection Program

Licenses and/r Certificates Required: 
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history
  • Current Commercial Driver's License or ability to obtain a Colorado Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire date


Physical Demands: 
  • Moderate to heavy physical work depending upon the assigned function
  • May require ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • May require frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Vision for reading gauges and written instructions
  • Hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals
Work Environment: 
  • Works indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, and fumes.
  • Some work may be performed in confined spaces with exposure to raw sewage; will be exposed to low and medium electrical voltage.
  •  Mandatory participation in the Emergency Standby Rotation and participate in the City's snow removal program.

Equipment Used: 
  • Operates mechanical equipment and vehicles common to utilities maintenance functions
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.
Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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