J O B N O T I C E
The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of
WATER PLANT OPERATOR I, II, III, OR IV
Engineering & Utilities Department/Water Production Division
Supervisor: Chief Operator
Grade: 24, 25, 26, or 27
Class Characteristics: Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of the water plant, performs related work as required. Operator III and IV may assume responsibility for water plant in absence of Superintendent.
General Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of the water plant involving collection and distribution of water in compliance with established procedures and standards and general, state and local laws and ordinances. Inspects and/or monitors pumps, charts, gauges, wells, tanks and meters daily. Adds chemicals in accordance with prescribed standards; may assist Lab personnel in collection of water samples; adjusts chemicals as necessary. Prepares and maintains accurate reports/records; forwards water samples and reports as required. Performs servicing requirements on plant and equipment; assists in maintaining preventive maintenance programs; makes minor repairs and/or adjustments to plant and equipment; forwards requests for major repairs and/or equipment and tools to supervisor. Assists in maintaining adequate inventory of spare parts, chemicals, equipments and tools. Assists in maintaining clean and neat plant and grounds. Inspects river intake. Operator III and IV may dispatch water/sewer and customer service personnel when calls/complaints received after normal business hours.
Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by work experience acceptable by the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to have received a Class I (immediately upon completion of one year employment), II, III, or IV Water Plant Operators License.
Certification/Licensing Requirements: Must be able to obtain a Class I Water Plant Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky immediately upon completion of one year of employment in the position; or possess a Class II, III, or IV Water Plant Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers' license as a condition of continued employment.
Availability Requirement: Must be able to work irregular hours and assigned shift. Must be able to respond to calls in emergency situations at all hours.
Apply: Room 301, City Building, 1700 Greenup Avenue, Ashland, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. APPLICATION DOWNLOADABLE AT www.ashlandky.gov. Verification of high school graduation/receipt of GED, copy of DD214, if applicable, and copy of Water Plant Operators License must accompany application. NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.
Closing Date and Time for Accepting Applications: Friday, September 26, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Equal Opportunity Employer