Class IV/III Water Treatment Operator

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Calling all water treatment experts! West Virginia American Water is seeking a Class IV Water Treatment Relief Operator to join our team in Huntington, WV. Licensed Class III Operators are eligible to apply. In this role, you will be responsible for performing weekly and monthly EPA and OSHA compliance inspections, as well as some preventative maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a water system and have great attitude. If you are a licensed operator and are looking to expand your skills and knowledge in the water treatment field, we want to hear from you!

Primary Role

Position exists to control treatment plant operations and produce potable water for residential, commercial and industrial use.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw and finished water during treatment process.
  • Determines controls, and applies appropriate feed rate of all chemicals required to produce high quality finished water through process control testing and manual or automatic adjustment of specific chemical feed systems.
  • Determines appropriate settings and adjust agitators and mixers to mix chemicals and treat water during coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation processes.
  • Regulates high service pumps to transfer finished water to distribution mains and maintain adequate system storage volumes.
  • Monitors and adjusts master control panel to ensure sufficient control of flow rates, filter loss of head pressure, and water production to supply system demand.
  • Cleans bulk and day tanks and backwash filter beds as necessary to maintain control and quality of treatment.
  • Lubricates, troubleshoots, and repairs machines and equipment.
  • Tests water samples at various stages of treatment to determine appropriate levels of necessary constituents through use of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains proper volume of chemicals and solutions required to provide complete treatment of source water and produce finished water that meets or exceeds all prescribed regulatory contaminant levels.
  • Records required data, such as residual content of chemicals, turbidity, pressure, tank levels, and flow rates to the daily operational log.
  • Utilizes, as necessary, telemetry systems to monitor distribution tank levels and systems pressures.
  • Monitors and adjusts booster pumps, pressure reducing valves and other required equipment to maintain system effectiveness in delivery of finished water


  • GED/HS Diploma
  • Position requires Class IV license; Class III licensed Operators may be considered
  • Able to operate company equipment and vehicles necessary for completion of assigned responsibilities; experience in water treatment operations

Work Environment

  • Both indoor and outdoor work environment


  • Work overtime as required
  • Shift- M-F 7 am - 3 pm
  • DOT Physical required
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Able to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds


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