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Job Posting: Water Plant Operator

Job Posting: Water Plant Operator

City of Buckhannon

Water Department


Position:  Water Treatment Plant Operator

Location:  Buckhannon, WV

Duration:  Full-time

Pay:  Commensurate to experience and qualifications; Benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Operator will perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and work a rotating shift schedule which includes nights, weekends and holidays.

Tasks to be performed (but not limited to)

  • Operation of plant which involves starting and stopping of pumps, quality control/compliance testing, data interpretation, make process control adjustments, diagnose operating problems and perform the necessary corrective action, observation of SCADA system, troubleshoot and repair plant equipment as necessary.
  • Prepare required reports and maintain complete record keeping procedures.
  • Perform work not directly related to plant operations such as cleaning and housekeeping, lawn and site maintenance, etc.
  • Assist Distribution Crew as needed.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid West Virginia drivers license
  • Must possess at least a Class II Water Treatment license issued in the State of West Virginia with the ability to achieve the Class III certification in 3-6 months or a Class III Water Treatment certification issued in the state of West Virginia
  • Educational background in biology, chemistry, mathematics or environmental science is recommended but not required.
  • Possess basic knowledge in the principles of water treatment operations and maintenance.
  • Possess knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, excel and data management systems.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds above shoulder level.
  • Must be willing function in a team-oriented workplace.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test.

The City of Buckhannon is an EEOC employer committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons, and employs without regard to any individual’s creed, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicap, familial status, or sexual orientation

Applications can be obtained at Buckhannon City Hall, 70 E. Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 or by calling 304-472-1651 between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2018.