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City of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
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City of St. Charles
Saint Charles, Illinois, United States (on-site)
25 days ago


Responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the City’s Water treatment facilities and distribution systems.        

  • Operate, inspect, maintain, repair, and build components of the supply pumping and storage system, including chemical handling, pumping equipment, electrical, and building maintenance
  • Operate, inspect, maintain, and repair the water distribution system and components including mains, valves, water taps, service lines, fire hydrants, pumps, and storage
  • Operate, inspect, maintain and repair the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA)
  • Collect samples and perform tests for water quality analysis
  • Investigate service concerns and interact directly with utility customers and the public
  • Utilize a variety of equipment and tools, such as an excavator, backhoe, end loader, bobcat, hydro stop, tapping machine, shovels, wrenches, power saws, jackhammers, trenching equipment, and other related items
  • Troubleshoot, repair and report equipment malfunctions and process abnormalities
  • Required to work scheduled overtime for weekend and holiday well checks and will respond to emergency situations and support other city departments/divisions in the abatement of emergency situations


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five years of experience in Public Works and/or the construction industry
  • Illinois class B Water Supply Operator or Operator-in-Training license issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), or receipt within 18 months of hire
  • Specific knowledge of Ion Exchange, HMO Filtration, Iron Removal, and Chemical Addition
  • General knowledge of water supply, pumping, storage and distribution systems and associated maintenance and repair methods, procedures, and techniques and the operation and maintenance of machinery, equipment, and tools
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact with co-workers and the public
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License or acquire within six months of hire (in house training available)
  • Ability to work under varying environmental conditions, including working in confined spaces and lift up to 82 lbs.
  • Respond to emergencies 24/7, reporting no later than 60 minutes of the call-in
  • Background check, physical, functional capacity evaluation, and drug screen

Pay range is $31.77 - $42.36 per the Teamster's Collective Bargaining Agreement with starting pay commensurate with experience. Competitive package of benefits to include medical, dental, prescription, vision, wellness incentives, life insurance, retirement pension plan with Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, other retirement savings options, and much more!

 To see what it is like to work for the City of St. Charles check out our YouTube Channel.

 Apply on line at no later than March 19, 2023. 

Thoroughly complete the employment application. Resumes and any additional documents can be attached in the on-line application system.  If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446. 

 The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68381440
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Saint Charles, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of St. Charles
  • Position Title: Certified Water Operator
  • Industry: Government/Regulatory Agency
  • Job Function: Chemistry - Water,
    Hydrology - Water Quality,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $31.77 - $42.36 (Hourly Wage)

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