JOB POSTING: Labor Operator

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Water Department

Job Title:

Labor Operator - Filtration Plant

Date Requested:

September 12, 2023

Date Needed:



$22.86 per hour, full-time, shift work
Once certification is obtained pay will increase $10.50 /hr.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to use various hand tools
  • Knowledge of ground maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of leaks involving dangerous chemicals
  • Basic knowledge of uses and reactions of various chemicals
  • Basic knowledge of plant procedures and systems
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Must pass drug screen
  • 90 day probation period

Job Responsibilities:

  • Holds responsibility of securing premises of trespassers
  • Informs foreman or supervisor of major repairs needed
  • Checks plant for leaks, spills, and electrical fires
  • Assists in changing chemical tanks
  • Assists in transferring chemicals to Plant #2
  • May assist skilled tradesperson on projects requiring labor assistance
  • Assists in receiving shipments of chemicals
  • Assists in changing chlorine tanks as needed and records same
  • Cleans settling basins in Plant #1 bi-annually
  • Assumes maintenance operator position as needed
  • Assists in performing minor electrical repairs
  • Assists in maintaining all pump motors and checks machinery gauges
  • Assists in repairing minor leaks and malfunctions in pipe system
  • Assists in repairing air lines to furnaces and air operated equipment
  • Assists in greasing and oiling any and all machines
  • Cuts grass, shovels snow, and maintains general outdoor appearance
  • Assists in exercising diesel generator once a month
  • Assists in maintaining oil level on all electric pumps and air compressors
  • Assists in maintaining water level in boiler and pumps
  • Sweeps, mops, waxes floors, empties garbage, and maintains general indoor appearance of designated plant
  • Cleans designated workstation
  • Performs related duties as required
Hiring will be done in accordance with Hammond City Ordinance #8620 as it pertains to the residency requirement.
Position will be posted internally only from September 12, 2023 thru September 18, 2023. If the position is not filled internally, it will be held open for external applications an additional ten (10) days. The position will remain posted until filled or no more than ten days.