Jobs & Classifieds,

The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of WATER PLANT OPERATOR i, iI, III, OR IV

Utilities Department,

Water Production Division


Supervisor:      Chief Operator 

Supervises:       None

Grade:            105, 107, 109, or 110             Beginning Pay:   $13.488/hr-20.382/hr.


Class Characteristics:   Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of the water plant.  Operator III and IV may assume responsibility for water plant in absence of Superintendent.


General Duties and Responsibilities:   Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of the water plant involving collection and distribution of water in compliance with established procedures, standards, laws, and ordinances.  Inspects and monitors pumps, charts, gauges, wells, tanks, and meters daily.  Adds and adjusts chemicals in accordance with prescribed standards.  Assists lab personnel in collection of water samples.  Prepares and maintains accurate reports and records.   Forwards water samples, reports, and other documentation as required.  Performs servicing requirements on plant and equipment including preventative maintenance and forwards requests for larger projects to supervisor.  Monitors and maintains adequate inventory of spare parts, chemicals, equipment, and tools.  Assists in maintaining clean and neat plant and grounds.  Performs other related duties as assigned.



Training and Experience:  Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by work experience acceptable by the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to have received a Class I (immediately upon completion of one year employment), II, III, or IV Water Plant Operators License.


Certification/Licensing Requirements:   Must be able to obtain a Class I Water Plant Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky immediately upon completion of one year of employment in the position; or possess a Class II, III, or IVA Water Plant Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Availability Requirement:  Must be able to work irregular hours and assigned shift.  Must be able to respond to calls in emergency situations at all hours.


Apply:   Verification of high school graduation/receipt of GED, copy of driver’s license, and copy of Water Plant Operators License, if applicable, must accompany applicationApply at the City of Ashland’s website


Closing Date and Time for Accepting Applications:   Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.


Equal Opportunity Employer