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City of Evanston
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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Description

This is skilled and technical work operating the water treatment plant and pumping equipment. Work involves processing water to produce EPA quality standard water by operating and monitoring pumps and filters, regulating chemical dosages, testing samples, monitoring pressures and levels in the distribution system, taking readings, recording data, inspecting equipment, and troubleshooting and assessing water processing operations.  Employees work rotating shifts, changing weekly.  Employees may be assigned tasks of a similar or higher level classification to gain experience and training in preparation for advancement. Safety equipment such as hardhat, safety glasses, reflective vest, gloves, steel-toed shoes, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), respirator and other protective equipment as required is worn.



Requirements

Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or higher and must possess three (3) or more years of general water utility work experience.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
Must possess an Illinois Public Water Supply Operator’s Class C certification or higher and must maintain it as a condition of employment.
Must be willing and able to obtain an Illinois Public Water Supply Operator’s Class A certification within two (2) years of employment and must maintain it as a condition of employment.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
Knowledge of the rules, regulations, principles, practices and methods related to water plant operation.
Knowledge of water quality standards for water plant operation.
Knowledge of safety standards and precautions connected with water plant operations.
Knowledge of the functions and servicing requirements of water division equipment and switchgear.
Knowledge of emergency procedures during partial or complete power failures.
Knowledge of laboratory policies, procedures and practices necessary for testing water in compliance with IEPA and IDPH regulations.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications as it relates to water treatment.
Ability to read, and perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Ability to write and complete required documentation, readings, and reports in a clear, concise manner.
Ability to operate computerized process controller, computers, water pumps, chlorine titrator, generators, remote booster pumps, internal combustion engines, turbidimeter, ph meter, alkalinity/hardness analyzer; bacterial count microscope, pumps, circuit breakers, electric valves, flow valves, air respirators, vacuum pumps, air compressors, boilers, two-way radios and other necessary equipment associated with water plant operation.
Ability to determine chemical feed rates due to changes in the characteristics of raw water.
Ability to determine proper pumpage of raw water as indicated by demand.
Ability to respond to electrical power failures and equipment failures; determine emergency equipment usage and appropriate steps to be taken.
Ability to determine the proper water levels to maintain in underground and overhead reservoirs.
Ability to operate manual and automatic valves.
Ability to operate emergency generators.
Ability to troubleshoot, assess problems, and determine the course of actions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other employees and the public.
Ability to read and understand blueprints, electrical schematics and piping diagrams.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57919937
  • Location:
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Water Plant Operator
  • Company Name: City of Evanston
  • Job Function: Water Treatment Operator
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $32.87 - $39.84 (Hourly Wage)
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