Water Plant Operator – City of Shinnston, WV

Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Position Summary

The City of Shinnston, WV is seeking applicants for the position of Water Operator in a WV Class 2 facility. This employee performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of municipal water production. The position requires rotation of on-call and weekend and will be expected to work overtime as required.  Under the direct supervision of the Chief Water Plant Operator, the worker is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment at the water treatment plant; assisting in gathering data, performing tests and generating reports; assisting in ordering materials and supplies; and performing other related functions as assigned or apparent. Assists in the operation and periodic inspection of equipment at the water treatment plant. Maintains equipment, process tanks, buildings, and grounds in a clean and orderly manner. Obtains water samples and performs simple standard chemical and process control tests. Monitors and/or inspects numerous process control parameters for proper operations. Assists supervisor in maintaining and reviewing accurate maintenance records and monthly reports.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent; Valid WV driver’s license with clean record, a valid Class 1 Operator license in the State of West Virginia or ability to obtain Class 1 Operator license within 6 months. Class 2 water operator license preferred.  

Desirable Qualifications

Experience with water & sewer piping/repair. Operation of large equipment; mechanical / technical skills experience in water / wastewater. Prior experience working for a municipality (public works, public utilities).

How to Apply

Starting wage range will be dependent upon licensure. Obtain an application from the City of Shinnston website @ http://www.shinnstonwv.com/. Interested candidates are required to submit an application with supplemental information to: City of Shinnston, 40 Main Street, Shinnston, WV 26431. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled with those received by July 21st earning first consideration.

The City of Shinnston is an equal opportunity employer.