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Assistant Chief Water Plant Operator job in Park Forest

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Organization:  Village of Park Forest
Job Category:  Facilities
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Park Forest
Post Code:  60466
Salary and Benefits:  $62,681 - $67,373 DOQ


Assistant Chief Water Plant Operator – Full-time




Date of Posting: June 2014

Reports to: Chief Water Plant Operator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: 14

Annual Salary range: $62,681 - $67,373 DOE

Position Summary

This is advanced technical and administrative work operating the Village Water Plant and associated facilities. Work involves supervising water plant operator personnel, checking and participating in the plant operation, monitoring and control of the Water Plant, associated equipment and facilities. Daily work flow, covering water plant operator shifts when necessary, supervising and participating in plant construction projects, monitoring budget appropriations and maintenance. Work is performed independently in accordance with established regulations, routines and practices under general supervision of the Chief Water Plant Operator.

Responsibilities and/or abilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Monitors and inspects plant, wells, equipment flows, wells, pumps, pressures and related facilities to determine operating conditions and adjust operations to meet water demands.Supervises personnel engaged in plant operations and maintenance. Assists the Chief Water Plant Operator in preparing budget with respect to plant needs, preparing payroll, completing monthly IEPA reporting, employee performance reviews, assigning and scheduling work for water plant staff.Supervises and participates in the construction, repair and installation of plant equipment.Implement changes in processes or in chemical dosages. Operates, monitors and determines settings for chemical feed machines.Draws samples of water for laboratory analysis. Runs daily standardized physical, chemical and microbiological tests required by state and federal laws. Makes mathematical calculations in connection with tests and records test results.Controls pressure and flow of water in the distribution from SCADA/telemetering data.Monitors pumpages, flows and pressures in all phases of pumping operations. Regulates valves and observes flow dials. Reads gauges and records information shown. Changes meter charts when required.Keeps daily log of shift operations.Receives, handles and mixes chemicals required in the daily operation of the plant.Cleans assigned plant areas and equipment and assists in equipment maintenance, repair and installation work.

Investigates resident complaints concerning water quality. Reports status and possible solutions to the Chief Water Plant Operator.

Trains personnel in the principles of lab techniques and safety procedures.

Backwashes, filters, cleans and adjusts grit shoot, lime feeder throats, slakers slurry tanks and grit seperators.

Prepares monthly reports and maintains records for such reports.

Promotes and maintains responsive community relations. This involves putting on programs for local schools and promoting water plant tours with local groups, and other community groups.

Keeps abreast of recent developments concerning water analysis, lab techniques and changes to IEPA regulations.

Enforces local ordinances in regards to back flow prevention and cross connections of water supply.

Maintains safe work areas and equipment, promptly reports work hazards, as necessary.

Reports all work related injuries immediately, complies with all safety rules and attends appropriate safety programs.

Performs related work as required.

Critical Mental/Physical Requirements

Ability to detect and resolve operational problems.

Ability to supervise, instruct and train personnel.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions

The majority of work is performed indoors with exposure to noise, dust, temperature, etc. Work may also include driving, walking, lifting and climbing. In addition, severe weather extremes may be encountered.Work may include afternoon, night, weekend and holiday shifts. The job incumbent should exercise common sense and take necessary breaks, practice proper body alignment and alert a supervisor of any discomfort, as necessary.

Position Qualifications/Skills

Graduation from high school of GED and thorough experience in water treatment and production operations, including some experience in a supervisory capacity. The Village may accept combinations of training an experience which provide equivalent knowledge, abilities and skills.

Possession of a Class A Water license Operator License as issued by the State of Illinois

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and operating procedures of modern water treatment plants.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to water plant operation.

Thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations governing the operation of potable water systems.

Through knowledge of the functions and servicing requirements of mechanical equipment and machinery common to water treatment plants.


The position has an annual salary range of $62,681 - $67,373 depending on experience

Medical, Dental and Life Insurance offered

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension participation per State law.

Normal Monday - Friday – must have flexibility to work varied hours on all shifts if necessary

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit an Application for Employment to

Denyse Carreras, Director of Personnel, Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:00 p.m.


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