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Lake County Health Dept Water/Wastewater Operator (Public Works) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Water/Wastewater Operator (Public Works)

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Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in Water/Wastewater Operations? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Water/Wastewater Operator

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

Salary: $21.63

Job Summary:The general function of this position will be daily logs of plant operations including flow recordings from hydrant/pumps, daily inventory of chemical usage, maintaining and operating public water supplies, sanitary sewer systems and preventative and routine building and grounds maintenance. This position will draw water samples for testing and perform basic chemical analyses of water. They will also need to investigate and resolve any abnormal conditions in plant operations and investigate any complaints This position works Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm and must be available for occasional overtime duty, weekend duty and 24 hour call on a rotating basis.

The Water/Wastewater Operator must have good knowledge of methods, practices, materials, tools and knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved in the operation and maintenance of public water supplies and/or water reclamation facilities. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

To be successful in this role you should have a high school diploma or GED, and at least one year of experience in water and/or wastewater treatment operation. You must have possession of a Class IV Wastewater Operator’s Certificate or a Class “D” Water Operator’s Certificate issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. You must also possess a valid Driver’s License, supplemented by a satisfactory driving record.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit ourProspective Employee ( page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department you will be working for, visitPublic Works ( . To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to viewvideos ( . If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at ourHuman Resources website ( .Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Location

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States

Position Type



21.63 - USD

Applications will be accepted

until April 30, 2021.