Treatment Plant Operator

Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 20, 2023
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The minimum salary is $15.911 per hour
This position is eligible for overtime (non-exempt), if applicable.
Pay Grade 509


The deadline to apply is Monday, November 20 , 2023


The purpose of this classification is to, under the guidance of the Treatment Plant Operator, gain the knowledge and experience to operate a wastewater treatment plant to ensure water discharged is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to health and public safety.


  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • No experience required


With guidance from the Treatment Plant Operator:

  • Monitors treatment plant operations using a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and responds to any system alarms and events
  • Performs regular rounds of daily plant inspections to monitor operating conditions, make adjustments and report required repairs to maintenance staff or management as needed
  • Records operational data, and/or meter and gauge readings on specified forms and reports
  • Collects and tests water and sewage samples; sends samples to the water quality laboratory for analysis
  • Adds chemicals, such as chlorine, or lime, to disinfect and deodorize water and other liquids
  • Performs related work as assigned


  • Must obtain Kentucky Class I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License within eighteen (18) months as a condition of employment.
  • Valid Driver's License


  • All positions require drug testing and background check before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16.
  • Positions must be accessible for on-call duty and be able to work shifts, weekends, and holidays as assigned and during emergencies.