• Full Time
  • Addison, IL
  • February 17, 2023

Village of Addison

Summary of Position and Duties:
The Human Resources Department of the Village of Addison is accepting applications to fill one at-will, non-exempt, full-time position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee in the Public Works Department/Division of Water Pollution Control. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee works 40 hours a week, 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. May be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime to complete job requirements, as well as be on 24-hour call when necessary. Under direct supervision this person performs a wide variety of beginning level, manual tasks, in a training situation, involving the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment building and grounds, tools, and equipment. Work follows a scheduled program to ensure continued plant efficiency and conformance. The Trainee will be required to successfully obtain a Class 4 I.E.P.A Operator’s Certificate of Competency within eighteen (18) months of start date in order to remain employed with the Village of Addison. However, successfully obtaining the required Class 4 I.E.P.A Operator’s Certificate, does not guarantee continued employment in this position.

The primary responsibilities of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee will involve, but not be limited to:

• Performs elementary scheduled preventative maintenance, inspections, and repair on pumps, motors, blowers, valves, gears, meters, gauges, settling tanks, and related items at treatment facilities to ensure efficiency, correct speeds, pressure, and temperatures; reads gauges indicating pressures, temperatures, speeds, totalizers; records daily readings in logs; prepares pumps for starting or stopping; pumps sludge from process tanks; prepares drying beds; mechanical sludge dewatering; skims clarifiers; drains drip traps and accumulators; cleans weirs on process tanks, paints and sweeps floors.

• Monitors laboratory analysis on a regular basis to assess the performance of treatment units.

• Ability to safely and properly operate trucks, tools, and equipment involved in department operations and perform said duties in strict accordance with the Department/division SOP/safety manual; may serve on departmental safety committee.

• Must wear all required safety equipment (i.e., gloves, ear plugs, etc.) for the duty at hand according to department, equipment and regulatory specifications; report near miss accidents; comply with proper P.P.E. usage and follow required JSA’s; attend all required Village and department training; perform vehicle and work area evaluations according to department specifications and as required on a daily basis; initiate training topics or issues as needed.

• Collects wastewater samples at various locations and stages in the system for laboratory analysis to ensure compliance with established standards and parameters. Observes and makes simple adjustments to operational equipment to assure optimum performance. Reads and records daily readings in logs.

• Assists in ensuring the operation and maintenance efficiency of equipment such as pumps, compressors, screens, gauges, meters, process tanks, etc.

• Acts as an intermediary with Village residents concerning service complaints, writes follow-up reports and maintains necessary records, if needed, prepares required reports and records. Provides said service to customers in a timely, professional and courteous manner.

• Maintains and repairs various types of equipment such as mechanical belt press, pumps, motors, meters, gauges, and other related machinery.

• Assists in the street snow and ice removal program and may assist in the repair of streets and sanitary sewer back-up calls as needed.

• Performs minor maintenance on tools and equipment.

• Responds to emergency calls 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

• Assists other workers with department operations ensuring assigned tasks are completed accurately, timely, safely, and according to instructed operating procedures. Also assists other workers in specified area(s) of expertise in the operation, instruction and implementation of safe working practices in the operation of all necessary equipment and tools; and, assists with the general preventative maintenance work and repairs on equipment. Maintains buildings, grounds, and related equipment.

• Employee must enter all jobs performed and the time to perform said jobs, on a daily basis, into the Public Works asset management software program, using a tablet or computer. This includes, but is not limited to: creating work orders from assets, adding a sub-task to a work order, adding photos to a work order, adding assets to existing work orders, including a valid address in a location, adding valid and complete crew comments to work orders, changing status of a work order, adding employees, materials, and equipment to a sub-task, populating dates and times in a sub-task, checking for work orders assigned to the employee, reporting problems with selecting any assets, and adding additional time to the employee’s time-sheet as needed.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be an eligible candidate for this position:

• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Possess a valid Illinois License CDL Class ‘D’ and/or Class ‘B’ or of the classification appropriate to the equipment to be operated free from incidence that may result in license revocation or suspension.
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, along with any expected/unexpected overtime that may be mandatory.
• Ability to pass a personal interview, physical and drug screen when applicable.
• Experience in successfully dealing with the public, in person and over the phone, on a very frequent basis, including the ability to handle irate, difficult and demanding customers with professionalism and courtesy.
• Be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word and Excel).
• Must be able to obtain a Class 4 I.E.P.A Operators Certificate of Competency within eighteen (18) months of start date in order to remain employed in this position.

Beneficial Qualifications Include:

• Possess past working experience in a wastewater treatment plant facility in any capacity.


Physical Skills and Abilities Required:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger or handle shovels, rakes, and hand held tools; feel a surface for texture; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl at ground level, talk or hear on the phone or in person. Must be capable of turning, twisting, bending, and squatting for frequent but short, periods of time in order to reach for and then use equipment. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move equipment up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move weight of up to 75 pounds. Employee must be able to climb/crawl into and out of deep ditches and in tight spots. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Employee must be able to properly wear full and half mask respirators when the work task requires it.

The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public.

Work Environment Factors:
Ability to work under conditions that require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature and noise extremes, odors, toxic and/or caustic chemicals and agents, wetness, moving parts, fumes, risk of electrical shock, frequent vibration and disease. This exposure may cause some discomfort and presents a risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

The salary, annual range for this position is $62,435 – $86,424. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee will receive a very competitive benefit package and work 40 hours per week, plus any required overtime.

Required test and screenings:
The candidate selection process consists of: a review of the candidate’s past work experience/skills and a personal interview. Successful candidates must successfully pass all required screenings and tests administered, when applicable, in order to be a candidate for this position. However, passing all required screenings/tests and completing a personal interview does not guarantee hire by the Village, as the ultimate decision to hire anyone is at the sole discretion of the Village of Addison.


Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall either in the Administration Department, Room 2100, or downloaded from the Village’s website at www.addisonadvantage.org. Applicants will be notified by letter of the test date for this position, where applicable. All completed applications must be directed to the Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, either via regular mail at 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101, emailed to voajobs@addison-il.org, or submitted personally to the Administration Department, Room 2100 of the Village Hall by no later than 5pm, February 17, 2023. Also, applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one (1) application per person, per testing cycle is accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Please refer to the Village of Addison website: www.Addisonadvantage.org, Division of Human Resources Section, to review a copy of the Village’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.


Applicants with disabilities, who need accommodations in order to complete any portions of the application/test, should contact the Human Resources Division at 630-693-7504.


To avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of favoritism or bias and to enhance supervision, security, and morale, the Village of Addison believes it advisable to prohibit the employment of relatives in a direct supervisory relationship or to prohibit having two (2) relatives employed in the same department/division. In addition, this policy bars the hiring or employment of an employee’s relatives in any position that would:

• Have the potential for creating an adverse impact on work performance; or

• Create either an actual conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest, such as the relative having an auditing or control relationship to the employee’s job.

“Relatives” (including blood/step/in-law/adopted/legal guardian) are defined as spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, child, uncle, aunt, grandparent, grandchild, or any individual with whom an employee has a close personal relationship, such as a domestic partner, co-habitant, or significant other. The same prohibitions apply to employees who marry, cohabitate, or become related by marriage. The provisions of this policy are not limited to personal or familial relationships amongst supervisors, managers, and subordinates. The policy also includes personal and/or familial relationships between individuals working as peers in any department when such relationship actually disrupts the operation of the department or the Village.

For more information, contact:

Donald Pinson

To apply for this job email your details to voajobs@addison-il.org