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Water Plant Operator

Description :

The Village is seeking a full-time Water Plant Operator (WPO) in the Public Works Department. This position requires a motivated, career-oriented individual with exceptional accuracy and thoroughness, the ability to work independently, excellent decision-making skills and the ability to use and master the software systems used in the water treatment plant. This individual is expected to take initiative and to expand the traditional water treatment plant operator role. WPOs perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of water treatment facilities and systems. WPOs operate a variety of equipment, pumps and controls in the water treatment facilities and systems. WPOs collect water samples for testing under federal and state requirements, record statistical data, record lab test results for trend analysis, maintain accurate records of analyses and tests, evaluate data and complete reports. WPOs must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies at the Water Plant. WPOs are included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment facilities and systems
  • Maintain, operate, repair and replace equipment as necessary, such as gauges, pumps, filters, valves and wet wells and other controls and equipment
  • Monitor the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment facilities and systems
  • Maintain, operate, repair and replace equipment as necessary, such as gauges, pumps, filters, valves and wet wells and other controls and equipment
  • Collect water samples and identify concentrations of chemical, physical or biological characteristics of water per federal and state requirement; gather and test water samples for plant efficiency reports
  • Ensures that the Water Plant operates within required standards
  • Responsible for safe production of drinking water

 

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree, plus two years of college or technical training in biology, environmental science, chemistry or closely related field
  • 1-3 years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Illinois Class C water operation license (or obtain such license within 12 months of hire)

Interpersonal and Communication

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Maintain strong working relationship coworkers

Functional Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in water treatment plant maintenance and operation
  • Working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices
  • Skill in operation of tools and equipment used in the water treatment facilities and systems

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Constant lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent walking and standing (sometimes on uneven surfaces), talking, listening and operating computer
  • Walking, grasping, lifting and carrying objects; reaching, operating hand controls and small tools, operating foot controls
  • Work is primarily performed indoors in the Water Plant, with occasional outdoor work in all weather conditions
  • Occasional work near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Occasional work in high, precarious places
  • Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock and vibration
  • Frequent exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Strict compliance with safety policies, procedures and use of personal protective equipment is required
  • Ability to work long and unpredictable hours in times of emergency
  • 12-hour shift schedule, including overnights, weekends and holidays
  • Strong emphasis on workplace safety

Salary

The base salary range is $65,558 to $68,607 (excluding merit pay), and the Village offers an excellent comprehensive fringe benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, IMRF pension and more.

How to Apply

Please e-mail application to employment@villageofglencoe.org and reference Job ID 21-02 WPO in the subject line of the e-mail.  The position will remain open until filled, and first application review will take place on or around June 28, 2021. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114.  The Village of Glencoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Contact : Jordan Lester
(847) 461-1100
jlester@villageofglencoe.org

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled