Water Pollution Utility Operator

City of Ashland - Ashland, OH (30+ days ago)3.4

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To be considered you must apply in person and complete a Civil Service Test at:

Human Resources

206 Claremont Ave.

Ashland, OH 44805

For more information visit: https://www.ashland-ohio.com/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/utility-operator

Job responsibilitiesmay include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects treatment plant on scheduled basis to ensure proper operation of equipment and making necessary adjustments to treatment process (e.g., reads gauges and records readings, changes charts, adjusts flow of chemical feeders, examines pumps, regulates valves, etc.)
  • May manage sludge production process (draws off settable solids, dewaters collected primary sludge from holding tanks, transfers from tank to tank, prepares lime slurry, etc.)
  • Collects samples for laboratory testing and analysis and conducting routine testing; recording results of testing
  • Performs preventative and service maintenance on equipment and facilities (e.g., lubricates motors, pumps, and other moving parts, changes oil, adjusts belts, washes filters, etc.)


  • Completion of secondary education (high school or GED)
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and be able to qualify for and remain insurable under the City’s vehicle insurance policy
  • Must be available for shift work, especially swing
  • Must be able to attain a Class I operator’s license within three years of appointment, a Class II within six years, and a Class III within ten years
  • Must be able to must obtain an Ohio EPA "operational" laboratory certificate of approval within one (1) year of appointment, depending on location

Contract: AFSME

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: $13 per hour, without an operator's license
  • Insurance: Eligible day one for insurances, there is no waiting period for: health (subsidized substantially by the employer), dental, $20K term life policy with the option to purchase more, voluntary FSA
  • Retirement: OPERS, plus voluntary 457 plan
  • Paid time off upon start: Paid holidays (after 30 days); 2 weeks paid vacation prorated at one year anniversary; 2 personal days (after the successful completion of probation); sick leave earned based on hours worked, plus the opportunity to earn perfect attendance days

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour


  • High school


  • Ohio Driver