Village of Westmont

The Progressive Village

Do you prefer to spend your work day outside of the typical office environment? Are you someone who enjoys using your skills to help ensure the safety of residents? Do you like problem solving and working as part of a team? Is helping the community something you value?

If this sounds like you, you might be a great fit for the Water Plant Operator position with the Village of Westmont!

Why Work for Westmont?
Westmont is a community of 24,429 residents in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. We are centrally located in the Chicago Metro area with easy access to major highways and Metra, making commuting a breeze. We are home to both Fortune 500 companies and small to midsize local businesses, including over 100 restaurants, so we have a little something for everyone.

The Village values its employees; and while we have high expectations of staff, we appreciate that people have lives outside of work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including vacation (available from date of hire), 10 paid holidays, floating holidays, sick leave, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, supplemental benefits and IMRF pension and more!

What Does a Water Plant Operator Do?
Under general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor – Water Division, performs duties in the operation and maintenance of the municipal water system in order to provide an adequate supply of safe, potable water for the consumption and use of Village residents; inspects, operates, adjusts, maintains and repairs system equipment and machinery; performs simple laboratory analysis of water samples.

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Are You Qualified?
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four years of high school as well as 3 years municipal experience – preferably in water operations, a working knowledge of operation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of equipment/machinery used in a public water supply system and some experience with a computerized SCADA Control System. Valid IL CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License with airbrake endorsement and Illinois Class C Water Supply Operator’s Certification required (or ability and willingness to obtain both within 12 months of date of hire).

Successful candidates will have ability to operate, maintain and repair the pumps, control panels and other equipment used in water plant operations and the ability to perform accurate chemical tests of water samples and prepare reports, as well as the ability to be on call and/or standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an expected response to calls within 30 minutes while on standby.

What Will I Get Paid?
This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage of $28.75/hr – $32.42/hr (DOQ).

How Do I Apply?
To apply, please complete our online employment application by visiting our website at

This position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by February 10, 2023 will be given priority consideration.

The Village of Westmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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