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Water Treatment Operator

Date Posted:  Jan 5, 2021
Requisition ID:  156241

Butlerville, IN, US, 47223

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About The Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.


Salary Information:

Salary for this position typically starts at $29,640.00 annually.

About the Job

You will serve as the person “responsible charge” for the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Operates the water treatment plant including the operation of pumps, pipes and valves;
  • Conducts daily, monthly, quarterly and annual testing on raw and treated water in accordance with appropriate IDEM regulations;
  • Determines and applies the appropriate chemicals used to treat water;
  • Makes process control or system integrity decisions about water quality or quantity that affect the health of the population served;
  • Maintains the records of testing results, valves & hydrant locations, distribution system maps, maintenance logs and completes various reports as required by IDEM;
  • Performs checks, preventive maintenance and repairs of pumps, pipes, valves and equipment;
  • Develops an emergency/contingency plan for natural and human-induced disasters;
  • Issues public notices when contaminate levels or water samples exceed maximum levels;
  • Flushes and performs maintenance facility water hydrants semi-annually

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success

  • Must have a HSE or High School Diploma with the educational skills necessary to make simple computations with fractions and decimals; read a linear scale; calculate volumes of simple shapes; and make simple computations of multiplication and division;
  • Must have or able to obtain an IDEM Grade WT 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification and Grade DSM Water Distribution System Operator Certification;
  • Ability to interpret service manuals and work orders and submit written reports;
  • Considerable understanding of the basic principles of science and sanitation;
  • Ability to make decisions regarding the daily operational activities;
  • Ability to interpret chemical and bacteriological sample reports;
  • Ability to perform and interpret a variety of laboratory tests and to adjust equipment as needed;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour