Water Treatment Operator Job Open in Lexington

Water Treatment Plant Operator Job Opportunity Open in Lexington, KY.

Kentucky American Water, in Lexington, Ky., is accepting applications for a Class IV Water Treatment Plant Operator. Applications are currently being accepted and require possession of a Kentucky Water Treatment Plant Operator Class IV-A License. The primary role of this position is to maintain and inspect the water treatment plant and related facilities, supply, treat, store and distribute potable water and operate the solids handling facilities at Kentucky American Water. This individual would also be responsible for performing technical work related to the overall plant operation and maintenance. A detailed job description listing the desired skills and experience is provided below.

 Kentucky American Water:

Water Treatment Plant Operator Relief F320O

Requisition ID 59461

Posted 03/03/2016 – Production – KY – Lexington – Full Time – Regular

To learn more about Kentucky American Water and apply for this position, visit http://www.amwater.com/careers.

Primary Role: Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor and other management personnel, the Treatment Plant Operator operates, maintains and inspects the water treatment plant and related facilities to supply, treat, store and distribute potable water and operate the solids handling facilities. The operator performs technical work related to the overall plant operation and maintenance. The position requires experience and possession of a Kentucky Class IV-A Water Treatment Operator License.

Key Accountabilities:

Makes decisions within the guidelines established by the supervisor necessary to carry out and complete the work assigned. Assume all duties and responsibilities of the Treatment Plant Operator. Performs all work involving operations, maintenance and control of the water treatment plant, tanks, boosters and solid/dewatering facilities.

  • Monitors overall operations, analyzes chemical processes and performs functions related to process control. Operates, monitors and adjusts, as necessary, all related plant process equipment, pumps and instrumentation.
  • Performs duties related to the operation, maintenance and control of all related plant process equipment including; pumps, motors, chlorinators, chemical feeds, belt press dewatering systems and laboratory instruments. Conducts various tests to determine proper chemical feed rates; calculates chemical feed rates and changes pump settings and feeders as needed. Timing and calibration of chemical feed equipment. Monitors and controls the water supply, transmission and storage systems through SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System).
  • Assists in the safe unloading and storage of chemicals. Takes daily inventory of process chemicals. Makes equipment adjustments, lubrications, and minor repairs. Performs preventative maintenance, and reports equipment problems in a timely fashion. Assist the maintenance classification employees as required. Operates water plant processes to provide compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Makes rounds of the treatment facilities, collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Performs a variety of laboratory tests to determine plant process performance. Maintains laboratory equipment in clean and orderly condition. Maintains the plant, operation equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly condition. Performs assigned routine housekeeping duties inside and outside the plant, and conducts site safety inspections. Maintains, standardizes and calibrates bench top, on-line monitoring equipment, analyzers and treatment equipment.
  • Takes routine readings and record plant operation data as required. Maintain daily logsheet of plant operations, test results, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions. Takes monthly meter readings of hour and kWh displays. Work with computer equipment to input data for files and reports. Must maintain effective, respectful communications and interactions with other operators, supervisors, and employees from other departments. Inform other work areas, departments and operations personnel of situations which affect overall operations
  • Follows the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Policies. Reports unsafe conditions in a timely manner. Performs other related functions and duties as assigned by supervisor or as they become apparent. Operator reports directly to immediate supervisor. Communicates operational issues to supervisor in a timely manner.


  • Knowledge of water rules and regulations, and the ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operations, methods, practices, techniques, equipment and materials used in the water treatment, solids handling, pumping facilities and maintenance of related equipment and systems.
  • Should possess a good overall working knowledge of tools, equipment, safety hazards and precautions common to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and practices in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment used in water facilities.


  • High school graduate or state-recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate.
  • Requires experience and possession of a Kentucky Water Treatment Plant Operator Class IV-A License.

Work Environment:

  • May be required to work indoors or outdoors during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
  • May be required to work where they may regularly be exposed to fumes, dust and odors.

To learn more about Kentucky American Water and apply for this position, visit www.amwater.com/careers


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