Water Treatment Operator - BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
You may have read recently about the need to address lead in the water in Elgin. Well, here's your opportunity to be a part of the solution!
Elgin is looking for it's next Water Treatment Operator. In exchange for your service, Elgin pays handsomely and offers great benefits.
Find purpose in your work.
HERE'S WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU FROM YOU:
Performs preventative maintenance tasks in the water plants and distribution system including the cleaning, lubrication, repair, and adjustment of pumps, motors, valves, meters, chemical feeders, filters, instruments, and other equipment.
·Assists the maintenance personnel with regular preventive inspections and equipment maintenance.
· Assists the Water Treatment Operator II in the operation of the water plant.
·Batches chemicals in accordance with operating requirements and procedures.
·Records meter and gauge readings used in the different measuring devices recognizing significant fluctuations.
·Assists the Water Operator II in the performance of routine and special chemical testing.
·Responds to alarm conditions of plant and outlying system facilities.
·Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of plant facilities including janitorial duties, painting, snow shoveling, and other grounds maintenance.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.HAVING THIS KNOWLEDGE BASE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES LEND TO YOUR SUCCESS:
·Requires working knowledge of water treatment plant operations, methods and practices
·Working knowledge about tools, materials, maintenance, and repair of machinery and equipment
·Skill in the daily production of potable water
·Skill in the care and use of the tools and equipment required in plant operations and maintenance
·Ability to perform strenuous tasks and respond to emergency calls, and the willingness to work outside in all kinds of weather
·Ability to work independently
·Ability to learn basic chemical processes involved in water treatment
·Ability to understand coagulation, sedimentation, lime softening, oxidation, disinfection, and filtration in relation to the treatment of water
·Ability to read gauges and meters and to maintain accurate records
·Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
·Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public
·Extensive and demonstrative knowledge of the use and application of MS Office Suite and electronic mail systems
·Requires ability to work an assigned schedule in a 24-hour a day, seven day a week operation.
·Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
·Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and fellow workers.
·Requires ability to become familiar with computer data entry.
·Requires ability to perform basic mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
WE DO NEED YOU TO DO THE FOLLOWING TO QUALIFY FOR AN INTERVIEW:
Position requires a High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Take and pass a written exam with a minimum score of 70%.
Pass a drug, background and abilities screening process.
IF WE ALL DECIDE IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY, THE ROLE ALSO:
SO, IF YOU'D LIKE TO WORK WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST MUNICIPALITIES IN THE STATE AND BE A PART OF A SOLUTION TO A COMMUNITY OF MORE THAN 100K RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, CONSIDER CITY OF ELGIN AS A POTENTIAL FUTURE EMPLOYER.
- Requires maintenance of an active telephone number.
- Requires possession of a valid Illinois driver's license.
- Requires ability to work an assigned shift in a 24-hour a day, seven day a week operation and to respond to emergency conditions.
- Requires the physical ability to comply with OSHA/IDL Respiratory Protection Standard.
- Requires being free from color blindness
- Requires no physical limitation on lifting or general physical activity.
Elgin Development Group
A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber
31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120