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The HMUA is committed to providing the community with safe, clean drinking water and quality wastewater management, while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.


The Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority is seeking applicants for a Water Utility Operator Trainee position.  This person will perform tasks and job functions associated with the daily operation of the water utility. Work may include daily rounds, repair and replacement of water mains, services, meters and other jobs associated with the operation of the utility.  Candidate will be required to work some nights and weekends as well as emergency on call duty weeks. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions. Applicant must reside within a 20 minute response time to the Town of Hackettstown.  Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, with rotating weekly emergency on-call/duty, including weekends and holidays. 

Qualifications:  High School diploma or equivalent required.  Candidates are required to possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Class B, with tanker and air brake endorsement.  Candidates that do not meet the CDL requirement may be eligible for consideration but a CDL, Class B, must be obtained within 1 year of position appointment.  Candidate must be willing and motivated to attend Operator Training classes and work toward obtaining NJ State Water Distribution System (W) and Treatment (T) Licenses.

The applicant shall be able to walk, bend and be able lift over 50 pounds.  Must have the ability to climb ladders up and down and enter into confined space areas. Applicant must be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time. Strong mechanical and computer skills are a plus.  Experience with operation of water treatment and distribution systems a plus.  Dump truck/backhoe operation experience is also a plus.

For information regarding HMUA and to fill out an application, visit or our offices at 424 Hurley Dr., Hackettstown, NJ  07840.  Applications, resumes and all inquiries should be directed to Bud Volkert, Water Utility Superintendent, at or 908-852-3622.


The HMUA offers a competitive salary, NJ State health benefits, dental, pension (PERS), and generous paid time off and holidays.  HMUA is an equal opportunity employer.


The Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (HMUA) has an immediate opening for a full time Deputy Executive Director with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, five years experience in water and/or wastewater fields and strong computer skills.  BS in engineering discipline strongly preferred.  Water and sewer operation licenses also highly desirable. HMUA owns and operates public water supply and distribution facilities and sanitary sewer collection and treatment facilities serving five municipalities in Warren and Morris Counties. 

Position includes close coordination with Executive Director, management staff and professional consultants.  Responsibilities will involve working with engineering design drawings; maintenance of GIS information; SCADA systems; monitoring and tracking of operations performance objectives; oversight of construction and operations for quality assurance; tracking of system performance goals; tracking of regulatory compliance requirements and goals; and various other projects.   

Must have desire to work in innovative and team oriented environment. Position requires strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Successful candidate must possess strong understanding of water and wastewater operations and ability to understand engineering design and construction documents.

HMUA is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a strong benefits package, including NJ State health benefits, pension (PERS), and generous paid time off and holidays.  Qualified candidate must possess valid driver’s license, successfully pass a background check, and meet New Jersey residency requirements.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or mail to HMUA, P.O. Box 450, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


Get Help Paying For Water & Sewer Bills May 24, 2021

Assistance from the State of NJ may be available to help you pay your water and sewer bills. All Hackettstown MUA customers with outstanding balances are encouraged to apply for utility assistance programs now to lower their balances. You may be newly eligible for financial assistance programs to help you pay your bills. You can learn more and apply for utility help now using a new screening tool from the NJ Department of Community Affairs at Customers are required to pay for the entirety of the outstanding water and sewer bills whether or not they qualify for the program.

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