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Water Treatment Plant Operator

  • Public Works
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

The City of Effingham Public Works Department is seeking candidates to serve as a Class A Water Treatment Plant Operator, but will accept the most qualified candidate certified with an operator license from Class A-D.  This position is full-time, with a starting wage ranging from $34.59 (Class A) – $29.19 (Class D), based on the level of operator license certification.  The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a defined pension plan.  Wages incrementally increase as defined by union contract.  This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Duties

  • Collects samples, conducts lab tests, or orders lab tests performed;
  • Reads meters, gauges, and dials and keeps logs of readings;
  • Regulates water levels in all units;
  • Reviews plant log records, gauges, meters and monitors other plant testing and measuring devices to ensure that equipment is functioning properly and accurately;
  • Responds to emergency calls;
  • Performs plant maintenance, including repair and overhaul maintenance of equipment on a regular basis and records data accurately;
  • Performs laboratory tasks, conducts required EPA and IEPA tests, orders and applies chemicals, etc.;
  • Remains current of professional developments in the field; responsible for sustaining professional development hours to be maintained in accordance with applicable regulations;
  • Submits reports to the appropriate agencies, including but not limited to the IEPA;
  • Operates the water treatment plant in accordance with current IEPA standards;
  • Performs other related duties in coordination with other Divisions of Public Works, as required.
  • Full job description available at: Job description: WTP Operator

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from college or technical school;
  • Or one (1) – two (2) years related experience and/or training;
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Possess Class B-D WTP Operator License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from college or technical school;
  • Or two (2) – three (3) years related experience and/or training;
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Possess Class A WTP Operator License.

For additional information, contact Jeremy Heuerman, Public Works Director, at 217-342-5300 ext. 5347, or email JHeuerman@effinghamil.com.

 

To apply for this job please visit www.effinghamil.com.

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