Job Details

Wastewater Operator

Division: Water/Wastewater
Contact Name: Chelsea Markert
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (740) 670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 7/24/2019
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Position Location: Buckeye Lake, Ohio
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Position Description:

Hours:          Full time, M-F, regular work hours are 7:30PM-4:00PM, weekends, holidays and on-call


  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Monitors water and/or wastewater treatment equipment in order to ensure proper operation; checks chemical supply levels and replenishes as necessary.
  • Assists Maintenance Operator with repairs on treatment equipment (changes oil, greases motors, pumps, chains, etc.).
  • Operates and maintains water distribution and wastewater systems (pumps, compressors, electrical controls, lines, valves etc.).
  • Receives and responds to emergency situations related to treatment, collection, or distribution operations. Receives and responds to telephone inquiries or service calls.
  • Inspects and logs consumer meter readings for billings and water consumption information.
  • Performs preventative and service maintenance and repair on departmental vehicles.
  • Collects water and/or wastewater samples for purpose of analysis.
  • Completes general housekeeping tasks in order to maintain facilities (cleans, paints, maintains grounds, etc.).
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training
Brief Description:

Performs necessary functions of the daily operation and maintenance of treatment plants.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:

One year certificate from college or technical school; and one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker and air brakes.* Physical mobility, lifting, and exposure to hazardous conditions.

*May be acquired after hire and obtained prior to the end of the probationary period.

Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):

Ohio EPA Class I Water and Class I Wastewater Certificates are preferred but not necessary. Knowledge of basic Water & Wastewater testing is also recommended. Candidates must be able to relate to the public in a professional manner. Candidate should have general knowledge of plumbing, electrical and septic tank operation. Candidate should be a fast learner and be able to adapt to changing work demands

Application Procedure:

Application Procedures: Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at

Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check


Salary:           $16.00 - $18.31/hour, depending on qualifications

About UFA:

Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly