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 Subject : Xenia Rural Water District - Water Plant Operator.. 05/20/2024 06:04:18 PM 
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Employer Name: Xenia Rural Water District
Position/Title: Water Plant Operator
Job Location: 23998 141st St, Bouton, IA 50039
Recruitment Period: Open until filled

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations associated with the water treatment and wastewater facilities, including pumping stations and water source entry points.

  • Evaluates plant operating conditions by reviewing and visually observing laboratory and plant operation data
  • Assists in planning for the entire treatment facility by reviewing documents and other pertinent information, providing assessment of future needs and making recommendations as to improvements and modifications
  • Gathers and maintains records of work unit data; prepares data to complete monthly operational reports and submit to DNR; maintains compliance with state and/or federal rules and regulations
  • Examines problems in process control, determines if problem is equivalent of necessary changes
  • Responsible for completing preventative maintenance to all equipment in the treatment facilities and source water pumping stations

  • Knowledge of the Federal Clean Water Act guidelines and other Federal, State and local regulations that affect plant operations
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of water and wastewater treatment processes and process control
  • Knowledge of automated process control systems and related software
  • Knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of equipment used in the treatment process
  • Skills in organization and leadership

  • Possession of valid State of Iowa Grade I in water treatment plant operator’s certification, with the ability to obtain Grade II license within 2 years. Water Distribution Grade I with ability to obtain Grade II.
  • Ability to obtain a Waste Water 1 Lagoon certification
  • Maintain necessary CEU’s directly related to certification and job duties
  • Must possess a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain insurability

To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents must be able to perform the following: climbing, balancing, standing, walking, hearing/listening and seeing/observing.

Sedentary work: exerts up to 70lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects

Salary Range - $51,800 to $64,800

100% paid insurance for employee, 80% paid for family. Dental insurance paid 80% by employer.

IPERS retirement plan with an up to $1,950 matching 457 retirement plan. Company-paid disability insurance.

Monday thru Friday – 8 am to 4:30 pm work schedule. Position is also on an On-call rotation.

Company commuter truck provided once on call rotation begins. Vehicle provided for work use.


Corey Iben
(515) 979-6126
[email protected]
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