Hiring for Operator In Training Position


The Operator in Training will rotate through assignments with varying shifts of: 1st, 2nd and 3rd including weekends to become familiar with all aspects of the district operations for up to two years. At the completion of training the shift will be assigned based on the needs of the District and seniority.  Pay is 15.87 per hour plus shift differential. This is a union position with a 100 day probationary period. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Other duties may be assigned)

Reads and records meters and gauges or observes automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.  

Operates and visually inspects equipment such as pumps, valves, chemical feed systems, and gates.

          Performs preventative and/or repair work of process equipment.

Records shift activity in operator’s logbooks and completes daily check sheets.

Assists  plant operators and other departments with shut-downs, start-ups and maintenance activity.

Monitors the operation of the plant, interprets laboratory data and adjusts all aspects of the wastewater treatment process including preliminary, primary and secondary treatment, disinfection, land application and collection systems both manually in the field and via a computerized SCADA system.

Operates sludge lagoon equipment and assists with land application of biosolids.

Cleans and adjusts instrumentation.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Illinois EPA Certificate of Competency as a Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Works Operator within two years of appointment. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s license.

Resumes for an Operator in Training may be submitted to Sheri Hagen until June 22nd 2018. To apply on-line : https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/56430103