Water Treatment Operator #2023-#29

Lake County Department of Utilities   Painesville, OH   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on September 12, 2023

Water Treatment Operator

The Water Treatment Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining technical devices, pumps, instruments and treatment equipment to control the processes and monitor the plant to ensure safe drinking water.

Essential Job Functions: • Performs routine plant rounds, inspecting all plant processes and equipment for proper operating conditions. • Collects samples of untreated and treated waters and performs required laboratory analysis and documentation to meet EPA and LCDU water quality requirements. • Monitors and adjusts operational processes for effective treatment and pumpage based on laboratory analysis, plant and distribution system conditions. • Performs general maintenance and housekeeping duties, and assures facility and site security. • Maintains neat, accurate and concise documentation and records on all phases of operations, maintenance and communications.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED. A valid Ohio Driver’s license with a safe driving record and a drug screening are required. Applicant must possess, or be able to obtain within 18 months of hire, the OEPA Class I Water Supply Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Applicants should have good working knowledge of mathematics; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to learn principles and practices of chemistry and laboratory techniques that pertain to the methods of water treatment. This position will include physical labor, maintaining neat and accurate records and be available to work various shifts in a 24-hour operation including weekends and holidays. Qualified candidates should be able to multi-task, problem solve and work with various teams.

Job Type: Full Time

Pay: $18.25/hour (with no OEPA Water Supply Certificate) $20.50 - $27.71 (with OEPA Water Supply Certificate)

Additional Premium: • Class I License: $1.50/hour • Class II License: $1.75/hour • Class III License: $2.25/hour • 2nd Shift Premium: $1.00/hour • 3rd Shift Premium: $1.50/hour • Saturday/Sunday Premium: $1.00/hour.

Fringe Benefits: • Medical, Dental, Rx, Vision, Telemedicine, Gym Membership, EAP • 12 Paid Holidays • Sick (4.6 hours/pay), Vacation (3.1 hours/pay), Personal Days (6/year from sick time), Overtime, Compensation Time • PERS 10% employee contribution with 14% employer contribution, Deferred Compensation, Public Student Loan Forgiveness

An Equal Opportunity Employer M.F.H.V.