American Water Water Plant Operator - Class 4 Drinking Water Certification in Owenton, Kentucky

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Short Description

/KY Class IV-A Drinking Water Certification Required/

Primary Role

Responsible for maintaining the operation of the water and/or wastewater facilities including the pumping and booster stations and tank sites and work relating to other remote facilities.

Lastly, inform other work area and personnel of situation which may impact company operations and the distribution of the drinking water system.

Key Accountabilities

Maintain constant surveillance of pumping and purification equipment. Provide laboratory support for chemical and/or microbiological testing for wastewater and/or potable water and additional support for customers and employees. (25%)

Operate pumping and treatment equipment. Handle chemicals. Set chemical feed equipment at the proper dosage. Perform quality sampling and analysis, adjusting plant flow rated to meet system demands. (25%)

Operate remote facilities, backwash filters and record hourly readings. Maintain plant cleanliness. Perform minor plant maintenance. Maintain required records. (20%)

Complete and maintain all necessary local, state and federal records that are related to the water or wastewater system. Assure proper reporting in accordance with regulatory requirements. (20%)

Provide support within the department for routine tasks including glassware, reagent preparation, Cl2 checks, water system checks, balance and temperature checks, and sample disposal. (10%)

Knowledge / Skills

Maintain water and/or wastewater system to include any necessary operation, monitoring, testing, analysis and reporting requirements.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education


Five to seven years experience. Must be familiar with company procedures regarding water and/or wastewater system processes.


High school diploma or recognized Education Equivalency Certificate.

Associate or Bachelor degree is a plus.

Licenses & Certifications

Class IV-A KY State Drinking Water Certification or able to obtain by start date.

Work Environment

Outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold, and other adverse weather conditions

Travel Requirements

Within the distribution system. Limited travel related to training.

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