W&S Equipment Operator I


Utilities - Water and Sewer


Performs a variety of water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system maintenance, operation, and installation duties.  Operates backhoe, skid loader, dump truck, sanitary sewer cleaning jet / vac combination truck, and other heavy equipment as needed


  • Operates backhoe for water and sewer construction, maintenance, or installation duties.
  • Operates jet / vac combination truck to clean and maintain sanitary sewer collection system.
  • Participates in work crew efforts for various construction activities including water and sewer main installation, existing water valve and hydrant operation and maintenance, making large and small machine taps, and replacing or repairing sanitary manhole covers.
  • Operates heavy equipment for snow removal.
  • Reports need for maintenance of department heavy equipment.


  • Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus a minimum of one year of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of a public drinking water distribution system and a public sanitary sewer collection system is preferred.

special requirements 

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid commercial driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Grade III Water Operator's License within 48 months of date of appointment.

RESidency requirement

Must reside within 15 minutes of duty station, per Google maps, within six months of date of hire.


40 hours week, Monday - Friday.  Subject to be called in at anytime for emergencies and maintenance operations.


Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

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1228 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply:  5:00 pm CST, October 30, 2020

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.

Contact Us

City of Hastings Human Resources
City of Hastings
1228 N. Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-3698