Operator: Environmental Focus


The Kennebec Water District is seeking candidates to fill a Water Treatment Plant Operator (Operator) with an environmental focus based at 462 Main Street in Vassalboro.

Normal work hours are 6:30 am – 3:00 pm. Monday – Friday.

Rotating weekend shift hours are 6:30 am – 10:30 am. Saturday – Sunday

The successful candidate must be able to display an exceptional work ethic and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Under general supervision of the Treatment Plant Supervisor, the successful candidate’s primary focus will be on the Kennebec Water District’s State certified laboratory, the China Lake watershed, and operating the District’s water treatment plant (WTP) and associated remote sites in accordance with State and federal laws and regulations. He or she will also perform duties relating to system water quality, water distribution, sampling and analysis, maintenance, and data collection/quality control.

Candidates must have a high school diploma and one year of related experience. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience and two years of post-high school higher education in biology, environmental science or another related field.

Operator must reside within an acceptable travel distance to the WTP and share weekend and after-hours on-call responsibilities. District policy requires a valid, insurable Maine driver’s license with a clean record and any candidate considered for a position must undergo a criminal background check.

This position operates under the terms of the Kennebec Water District collective bargaining agreement. Operators are required to obtain a Class 4 State of Maine Water Treatment Operator License within a negotiated period.

Applications can be found at: https://www.kennebecwater.org/about/employment

Applications will be accepted until we get an adequate number of qualified applicants.

Applications can be:

1. Mailed to our office at:

PO Box 356

Waterville, ME 04903-0356

2. Emailed to: kennebecwater@kennebecwater.org

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