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Posted on: December 2, 2018

Employment Opportunity - Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee

Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee

 The Town of Woodstock invites applications for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee within the Town’s Department of Public Works.

The Town of Woodstock is seeking an energetic and hard-working individual to join the Town’s Public Works Department as a Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee. This position performs intermediate semiskilled work assisting in the processing and testing of wastewater, maintaining plant machinery, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Wastewater Plant Assistant Chief Operator. Candidates with a wastewater operator license are also encouraged to apply.

General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater plant; some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater plant operations; some knowledge of occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; some skill in the use and care of hand tools; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Virginia Class B Commercial Driver’s License within six months of employment. The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Wastewater Operator Class II license within three years of hire.

The position is at-will, full-time and is classified as a FLSA non-exempt position. The pay range is $14.67/hour - $22.73/hour, annualized to $30,507 - $47,286, and is commensurate with experience and/or qualifications. The pay range for licensed wastewater operators is $15.40/hour - $27.63/hour, annualized to $32,032 - $57,476, and is commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.

The Town offers an excellent benefits package in addition to on-the-job training. The successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screening and background check. The position packet is available at the Town of Woodstock Municipal Office, 135 North Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664 or www.townofwoodstockva.gov/jobs. 

Completed applications are due by 2:00 pm on Friday, December 28, 2018. The Town is an equal opportunity employer.

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