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Water Plant Operator - Niles, IL (ID: 319894)

Title Water Plant Operator
Type Water and Wastewater
Date Posted 2019-01-02
City / Organization Niles, IL
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The Village of Niles is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time Water Plant Operator in the Public Works Department. The Water Plant Operator is to accommodate the increased staffing needs due to the Village of Niles award of the Morton Grove-Niles Water Commission bid contract. This position is responsible for maintaining and monitoring water distribution systems and records, and works with the general public while investigating water related issues.

Essential Job Functions Include:

Turn resident and commercial water services on and off;
Periodically collect all State mandated water samples to meet IEPA requirements;
Install water meters and Automatic Meter Reading device;
Maintain and monitor Village of Niles Water Plant distribution systems and records, including but not limited to chlorine usage and water flow totals;
Control and monitor pump maintenance and monthly reports;
Maintain and monitor Morton Grove Niles Water Commission (MGNWC) system and records, as stated in the Operation and Maintenance Manual;
Maintain and operate SCADA control systems;
Complete service requests for residents regarding leaks and B-box locating, checking meter operation, answering questions about water quality and odors;
Surveys water mains and water services for leaks;
Periodically works overtime on short notice, rotates working on-call, and must be available for emergencies as needed;
Drive snow plows, salt trucks and operate equipment for snow removal and ice control.
Requirements and Conditions:

A valid Class C Water Operator License is required;
Two (2) years of experience working directly with water distribution;
Required State of Illinois Class B Commercial (CDL) drivers license with airbrake endorsement within 6 months;
Basic computer knowledge and skills;
Completion of a high school diploma or G.E.D;
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience;
This position is classified as "medium work" in nature, with the need to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally and up to 50 pounds of force frequently;
This position works with a wide variety of equipment, from medium to heavy;
Works with limited chemicals in the form of chlorine;
Must enter confined spaces.
Salary starts at $69,817.98 To apply, candidates can complete an application on the Village's website at or submit an application or resume to the Human Resources Specialist, Village of Niles, 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714, via e-mail

The Village of Niles is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Post Expiration Date   January 28, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .