NEWARK, OH 43055
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Water/ Wastewater Operator

Licking County Government
Job Description
Position: Water/Wastewater Operator   
Agency:  Water/Wastewater Department
Minimum Qualifications:
One year certificate from college or technical school; and one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker and air brakes.* Physical mobility, lifting, and exposure to hazardous conditions.
*May be acquired after hire and obtained prior to the end of the probationary period.  
Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):
Class I Water Treatment Operator’s Certificate and Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certificate is preferred but not necessary.
Hours:          Full time, M-F, 7:30AM-4:00PM OR 1:30PM-10PM, occasional weekends, holidays and on-call
Salary:           $16.00 - $18.31/hour, depending on qualifications
Performs necessary functions of the daily operation and maintenance of treatment plants.

  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Monitors water and/or wastewater treatment equipment in order to ensure proper operation; checks chemical supply levels and replenishes as necessary.
  • Assists Maintenance Operator with repairs on treatment equipment (changes oil, greases motors, pumps, chains, etc.).
  • Operates and maintains water distribution and wastewater systems (pumps, compressors, electrical controls, lines, valves etc.).
  • Receives and responds to emergency situations related to treatment, collection, or distribution operations. Receives and responds to telephone inquiries or service calls.
  • Inspects and logs consumer meter readings for billings and water consumption information.
  • Performs preventative and service maintenance and repair on departmental vehicles.
  • Collects water and/or wastewater samples for purpose of analysis.
  • Completes general housekeeping tasks in order to maintain facilities (cleans, paints, maintains grounds, etc.).
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties;  may be required to attend seminars/training
Application Procedures:  Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at www.lcounty.com.
Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check
Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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