Village of Barrington

To supervise, train, assist and work alongside subordinates in the daily work activities associated with the operation and maintenance of all equipment, buildings, and grounds to maximize efficiency and operation of the Village’s Water Production and Wastewater Treatment facilities; to ensure the public’s health and safety, and to remain in compliance with regulatory agencies. Encourage, support, and implement department safety policies and procedures.

1. Supervises, schedules, evaluates, plans, and performs the daily work activities of a team that consists of Utility Treatment Operators, Maintenance Workers, and Laboratory technician; assists when needed to ensure assignments are completed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with safety procedures and regulatory agencies.

2. Monitors water production and wastewater treatment facilities in accordance with all applicable laws, ordinances and Federal and State EPA regulations; perform visual inspections of equipment, buildings, and grounds to prevent unnecessary downtime and extend the useful life of Village property.

3. Records essential information during all phases of operation and maintenance; supervises the completion of all daily activity records and equipment repair reports; submits all required records and reports to the Plant Superintendent and assists in the completion and filing of monthly EPA reports.

4. Supervises the maintenance of all facilities and grounds in an effort to keep them in a neat, orderly, and sanitary condition. Interfaces with various contractors and Village personnel to complete necessary repairs or modifications as needed. Advises the Utilities Superintendent of items requiring further attention and follow-up.

5. Supervises and assists in minor plumbing, electrical and mechanical repairs to all operating equipment, buildings, and grounds as necessary.

6. Supervises and assists personnel during routine laboratory analysis in accordance with Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. Lab tests may include but shall not be limited to BOD, suspended solids, total solids, volatile solids, ammonia nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, pH, chlorine residual, fecal coliform, fluoride, and microscopic evaluations.

7. Supervises and assists in the collection of water samples during various stages of production and treatment for laboratory analysis in accordance with the rules and regulations set by EPA. Operates and performs necessary adjustments to stationary or portable samplers.

8. Promotes a safe work environment; supports and ensures that proper safety practices are followed according to the Public Works Safety Manual and all other state and federal safety policies and procedures. Schedules and conducts annual work-related safety training.

9. Receives work requests, prioritizes, schedules, and assigns repair and maintenance work.

10. Develops, implements, documents and enforces safety policies, procedures, and training programs relative to Wastewater and Water Production.

11. Generates and performs the necessary adjustments to the treatment and production process or equipment used by division personnel.

12. Assists Utilities Superintendent in maintaining appropriate inventory of equipment, building or grounds maintenance supplies, safety supplies, etc.

1. Assists Utilities Superintendent with training and documentation and is involved with supporting and participating in Village Safety Committee.

2. Maintains awareness of the latest technological advances in the waterworks fields; applies the technology to the operation and maintenance of the facilities to remain compliant and reduce operating costs.

3. Follows all safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to the supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than the end of the employee’s work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.

4. Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned.

5. Back up snow commander.

6. Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent. Must be certified as a Class “1” wastewater treatment works operator and a Class “B” public water supply operator with the state of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as soon as they are qualified. Certification should be upgraded as soon as the requirements for eligibility are completed.

Requires a minimum of five years related experience as a utility treatment operator in a municipal wastewater treatment plant and/or public water supply or a combination of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, should be considered.

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $75,318 – $97,826 commensurate with experience plus benefit program inclusive of participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and group health insurance programs. For full job description, contact Human Resources at the phone number or email address below. The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of background check, drug screen, and, physical. Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position should send employment application and cover letter via email, fax or mail to:

Village of Barrington
Human Resources
200 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Fax: (847) 381-7506
Tel: (847) 304-3415

For more information, contact:

Heather McGovern
(847) 304-3415

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