Water Treatment Plant Operator - Level 1 - La Porte Utilities Department

Job Details

Category: Full-Time
Status: Closed
Posted: Mar 25, 2024
Close: Until Apr 12, 2024

Water Treatment Plant Operator - Level 1 FULL-TIME

Salary: Up to $20.20 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION. The Water Quality Supervisor is responsible for performing water testing and monitoring throughout all phases of the treatment process and into the distribution system to ensure water quality and compliance with all regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • On a prescribed basis, enters readings and other information relative to water pressure and number of gallons pumped from each location and forwards information to superiors.
  • Provides information to field service personnel necessary for them to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.
  • Responds to telephone inquires from citizens and others with concerns about water service. Takes appropriate action to resolve concerns, which may include directing other to respond, directing the call to another agency or directing the call to a superior.
  • Totals and records the previous days precipitation amount and forwards to appropriate governmental agency for filing.
  • Conducts visual inspection of chemical feeding devices to assure that correct level of chemicals are being added to the water supply. Adjust rate of feed if necessary.
  • Receives shipments of products and stores correctly.
  • Moves 150 lb. Chlorine cylinders into position to supply chlorination equipment while following applicable safety procedures.
  • Moves 155 lb. hydrofluosilicic acid drums, unloading contents into day tank while utilizing proper personal protective equipment.
  • Performs routine security checks of buildings and property on a regular basis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Friday 6am-2pm

Saturday 6am-2pm

Sunday 2pm-10pm

Monday 2pm-10pm

Tuesday 10pm-6am

QUALIFICATIONS. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE and/or EXPERIENCE. One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. State certification recommended but not required. IDEM Pf is appropriate for LaPorte operation.


Computer skills.

Generous benefit package offered including employee/dependent clinic and 17 paid holidays. The City of La Porte is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Applications and/or resumes will be accepted through www.cityoflaporte.com/jobsIndeed.com, or in person at Human Resources, 801 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 45350.

The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment drug testing and background screening as a condition of employment.


  • INPRS/PERF Retirement Plan
  • Medical Insurance and Employee Clinic
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • $50,000 Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave