Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

City of Danville | Danville, KY

Date Posted: 8/11/2020 11:38:52 AM


City of Danville, Kentucky Water Treatment Operator/Trainee

THE CITY OF DANVILLE: The City of Danville is located 35 miles southwest of Lexington, and is a thriving community with a population of 17,000. The City has a highly efficient infrastructure, water treatment and wastewater facilities, police and fire services, quality school system, and a highly educated workforce. Danville is the home of Centre College, which is among the most prestigious small liberal arts colleges in America. The City of Danville is also the business hub to a 5 county, 100,000 + region.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a non-supervisory position that provides complete and total operations of the water treatment plant. Will work under limited supervision assisting in the maintenance of the water treatment plant.


  • Conducts chemical analysis
  • Makes calculations and adjustments to chemical feed equipment
  • Responsible for total operation of treatment equipment including monitoring alarms and inspection of equipment and processes
  • Creates and prepare data for records and reports
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • HS Diploma or GED.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license
  • Prior water treatment experience is desired, but not required
  • KY Water Distribution License Level I, II, III, or IV is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Working knowledge of tools and machinery operation and maintenance is a plus
  • Prior experience with the operation of light and heavy duty trucks is desired, but not required

Must have ability to study for, and obtain KY state certified Water Treatment Operator License for levels I, II, III, and IV.
Special consideration will be given to applicants that currently hold a KY Water Treatment Operator License. COMPENSATION: The beginning salary for this position will be based on a combination of education, experience, and certifications.


  • 100% Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Paid Life Insurance
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Educational Assistance
  • KY CERS Non-Hazardous Duty Retirement

Salary Information: Compensation will be based on a combination of experience, education, and certifications.
Application Deadline: 09/30/2020

Application Process: The position will remain open until filled with the most qualified candidate. To be considered for this position please e-mail a completed application to Human Resources at rboyd@danvilleky.gov. Applications can also be mailed or dropped off at the following address: Danville City Hall, 445 West Main St., Danville, KY 40422. For more information about this position and/or the recruitment and hiring process you may contact Human Resources at 859-936-6866.

A detailed job description is available upon request. The City of Danville provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other trait or characteristic protect by federal, state, and local laws.

Randy Boyd
Human Resources Director
445 West Main St
Danville, KY 40422

Phone: 8599366866
Fax: 8599361302
E-mail: rboyd@danvilleky.gov