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Utilities Lead Operator - Sandia Resort & Casino

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Utilities Lead Operator


Sandia Resort & Casino


Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
United States

Date Posted:

Jul 25, 2018

Ending Date:

Oct 01, 2018

Type of Position:

Full Time



Job Description

The Utilities Lead Operator is responsible for the safe operations and maintenance of the Pueblo of Sandia Wastewater system collection and discharge infrastructure, and Water system wells, treatment, storage and distribution infrastructure. 

The position will provide direction and supervision of Level II and Level I operators in the safe operations and maintenance of the Water/Wastewater infrastructure. The position is a lead operator and will assume responsibility for O&M in the absence of the Level 4 Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised
Supervised by the Utility Operator Level 4 Supervisor. 
The Level III Operator is the lead operator and is responsible for O&M of the Water/Wastewater systems in accordance with Federal regulations, Pueblo policies and Supervisors directives.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversee and evaluate work assigned to Utility Operators.
  2. Conduct operations and maintenance labor activities of the water/wastewater treatment plant and potable water system.
  3. Oversee the performance of the Utility Operator levels 1 & 2 in the operations and maintenance labor activities of the water/wastewater treatment plant and potable water system.
  4. Assist Supervisor in maintaining an inventory of water treatment and potable water chemicals required.
  5. Assist Supervisor in orientation of new Utility operator employees.
  6. Assist Supervisor in scheduling daily employee activity.
  7. Assist Supervisor in preparing employee disciplinary action reports and recommendations.
  8. Assist Supervisor in preparing employee performance evaluations.
  9. Prepare and maintain water/wastewater treatment files, records, reports, and related documents.
  10. Enforce Water and Wastewater Operations standard operating procedures.
  11. Assist Supervisor in preparing utility operators shift schedules.
  12. Enter confined space entry where a fitted respirator is required.
    • Test chlorine content of potable water system and maintain chlorine residuals at required disinfectant limits.  Maintain results on a daily report and continuous log.
  13. Perform basic operator tests on PH, temperature, DO, and settling tests on the water/wastewater treatment plant.  Maintain results on a daily report and continuous log.
  14. Clean and maintain chlorine contact chambers.
  15. Address federal and state agencies regarding technical potable and wastewater inquiries.
  16. Perform additional duties and responsibilities as necessary or assigned.   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  2. Ability to use operational and maintenance tools used in the performance of work in a water/wastewater treatment plant, a potable water system, and sewer line routing.
  3. Ability to prepare and maintain water/wastewater treatment and potable water reports and records.
  4. Ability to maintain associated equipment operating and maintenance supply inventory.
  5. Knowledge of general safety rules, requirements, procedures, and reporting requirements; particularly those safety regulations when working near waste water equipment and sources.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good public and employee relations.
  7. Physical condition that allows employees to work wearing a fitted respirator.
  8. Ability to work in small, cramped locations.
  9. Ability to calibrate test equipment.
  10. Ability to read, record, and analyze test equipment data.
  11. Knowledge of federal, state testing requirements for potable water and wastewater chemicals.
  12. Knowledge of the use and potential hazards of potable water and wastewater chemicals.
  13. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  14. Ability to administer first aid until Security Department assumes control.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma, GED certification or equivalent.
  2. Three (3) years previous experience working in water treatment.
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico Driver’s License.
  4. The following license and/or certifications is/are required prior to employment start date:
  5. Wastewater Level III & Water Level II Certification 
  6. Must be able to successfully pass a stringent background investigation.
  7. Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.


  1. Prior supervisory experience in water treatment.
  2. Current CPR Certificate.
  3. Current First Aide.
  4. Current Confined Space.
Additional Information

Starting Salary:  $20.03 – $27.04 Per Hour


All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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The Sandia Resort and Casino is situated on the Northeast corner of Interstate 25 and Tramway Road in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since it first opened in 1994, The Sandia Resort and Casino has undergone extensive developments to its property to provide a truly all-inclusive and luxurious experience for visitors.

Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, it was the very first Indian casino in New Mexico at its opening. Now there are approximately 25 tribal casinos in the state, including Sandia.

The goal was to create an upscale experience that was close to home for New Mexicans, while encompassing Southwestern pride and culture for out-of-state visitors. With friendly customer service and opulent amenities, this goal was not only realized, it made Sandia Resort & Casino the best place for entertainment in the state.

The Vegas-style casino floor offers 140,000 square feet of your favorite games, including more than 2,300 slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Bingo, Live Keno, and the state's largest non-smoking Poker room. 

This is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to all that Sandia Casino has to offer. With the addition of the hotel in 2005, and another expansion in 2014 to add the golf pavilion and parking garage, Sandia Resort & Casino slowly became much more than just a place to game.

Visitors from all over the nation can now get lost in the lights and sounds of the casino floor, relax at the luxurious Green Reed Spa, dive into the outdoor pool, tee off on the 18-hole championship golf course, listen to their favorite singer at the amphitheater, dine at any of the numerous restaurants, bars, and lounges, get married to their best friend, and spend the night in one of the grand, luxury suites – all available onsite.

Come say hello to New Mexico’s best place to play – Sandia Resort & Casino!