Job Opening – Water & Wastewater Operator Trainee

Water & Wastewater Operator Trainee


The Town of Round Hill, Virginia is located in Loudoun County, VA – about 45 minutes from Frederick, MD; 30 minutes from Winchester, VA; and 30 minutes from Charles Town, WV. The Water & Wastewater Operator Trainee works under regular supervision of a qualified Plant Operator or the Utility Supervisor, will be performing entry-level technical, mechanical and manual tasks involved in operating sewage treatment plant and/or water treatment equipment and facilities; and performs related work as required. [This is a 40-hour a week position, hours vary but are typically 7:00 am 3:00 pm] 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of the functions and servicing requirements of mechanical equipment and machinery; ability to learn the technical processes relating to water and wastewater treatment including the accurate reading, interpreting and recording of instrumentation and laboratory data; ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect flaws and defects in operation; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to assume responsibility as part of an operating team and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, supervisors and the public; ability to work overtime as required. Willingness and ability to learn and perform laboratory tests and techniques on a routine and daily basis.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to perform duties accurately and efficiently on a rotating shift basis, including weekend operation; ability to lift chemical bags (weights up to 50 lb. average); ability to maneuver and transport a 55-gallon drums of chemicals.

NECESSARY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Graduate preferred.  Preferred candidate will have laboratory science experience and/or mechanical maintenance skills and/or six months experience in the water/wastewater industry.  This position is a trainee position, so experience is not required for the highly motivated individual.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid driver’s license.  Candidate will be required to provide a current driving record and be capable of passing a drug screening and criminal background investigation. Candidate will be required to obtain a minimum of Virginia Class IV Operator’s license within twelve months of employment.  This position will require a six-month evaluation period

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary will be $35,000 to $38,500 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Total compensation package includes the Virginia Retirement System participation, paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, approved professional membership dues and approved continuing education expenses. The Town of Round Hill follows Loudoun County Government Holiday Schedule (about 12 holidays per year). Please note that the Town Administrator reserves the right to consider varied experiences and educational backgrounds, and adjust the salary offer as needed.

Application: Send your application, along with the contact information from at least three work (or education-related) references to: Melissa Hynes, Town Administrator, Town of Round Hill, P.O. Box 36, Round Hill, VA, 20142, or hand deliver to 23 Main Street, Round Hill, VA or email to [email protected] (see below for additional instructions).

Special Instructions: Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug test. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

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