Water Plant Class “C” Operator – Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement

Job Title

Water Plant Class “C” Operator

Job Description

Skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant during a permanent or rotating shift.  Work is performed safely and effectively under the direction of the Utilities Supervisor.


Pay range is $16.86 to $26.56. It is a non- exempt position.


The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, a 401a retirement plan that is fully vested after three years, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs work activities associated with the water treatment plant(s).
  2. Provides training, technical support and guidance for co-workers.
  3. Ensures safe and effective operation of plant facilities while maintain regulatory compliance.
  4. Conducts frequent and periodic inspections of plants to detect malfunctions and initiates corrective actions.
  5. Responsible for maintenance of accurate and complete records on plant operation.
  6. Participates in new worker orientation; provides training and instruction to subordinates.
  7. Executes work and maintenance schedules, ensures that building, grounds and equipment are maintained in proper condition.
  8. Assists in formulating and implementing the practice of rules, techniques and procedures.
  9. Ensures safe use of all chemicals and mechanical treatment related supplies.
  10. Reads and records daily plant parameters and equipment readings. Makes adjustments to the equipment.
  11. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  12. Requires shift work, holiday work, weekend work, and on-call duties when needed.

These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of water treatment plant operations, policies, procedures, and methods.
  2. Knowledge of math and chemistry.
  3. Basic knowledge of field service repairs, repair parts, pump operations, knowledge of tools and equipment, and ability to perform some maintenance.
  4. Ability to work well with others, communicates well with office staff and customers to assist in all phases of utilities, water, and sewer operations.
  5. General computer operating skills (typing correspondence, email, and memorandums).
  6. Ability to use hand tools, some mechanical skills, operating equipment, and perform meter reading.
  7. Ability to work rotating shifts including weekend duty, emergency call outs.
  8. Ability to create and maintain records and reports accurately.
  9. Good mechanical skills.

Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalency.
  2. At least two years or more experience in the operation of a water treatment plant.

A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualifications.


  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver License
  • Class “C” Operators Certificate (Water) as issued by the State of Florida
  • And any certifications as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to operate a Class “C” Treatment Facility

Essential Physical Skills

  • Must be able to operate construction equipment.
  • Pulling, pushing, walking, standing, kneeling, bending, balancing, and stooping
  • Ability to communicate with individuals in person and telephonically
  • Moderate lifting, carry, and moving (15 to 44 pounds)
  • Climbing
  • Distinguish colors
  • Driving

Environmental Conditions

  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt and chlorine.
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Vibrations


All positions are regular full-time unless stated otherwise. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted at Town Hall or by email. Each application must include the position title, and each position requires a separate application.

All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


Human Resources
409 Fennell Blvd.
Lady Lake, FL. 32159

352-751-0230 (Fax)
[email protected]


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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