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Village of Hanover Park, Water Supply Operator

SALARY $29.68 Hourly


– Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick days

– In the spirit of inclusivity, we provide paid personal days for you to celebrate
holidays when you choose.

– Life Insurance Policy equal to your annual salary paid by the Village

– Pension with an employer contribution

– Medical Insurance with only 11% employee contribution

– Free single Dental Insurance

– Annual Employee Awards and Appreciation Event

– Annual Employee Picnic

– Annual Holiday Party

– Wellness Events

– Free Gym Membership
– Free Ride – first month of public transportation is free


Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in the treatment and production of a potable public water supply. Repairs and maintains treatment equipment ensuring optimum operating efficiency.


Performs daily visual inspection of all water treatment machinery, equipment and control panels.  Makes adjustments to control pressure and flow of water to the distribution system.   Monitors daily water consumption and requests water delivery at flow rates as required to the distribution system from NSMJAWA the Village’s outside water source. Monitors turnover of water in ground storage reservoirs and elevated tanks. Changes chlorine tanks and adjusts chlorination amount.

Performs daily maintenance activities to ensure optimum operating efficiency.  Repairs and maintains or replaces malfunctioning pumps, motors, air compressors, valves, flow meters, gauges, chlorination and other plant equipment.  Records any such repairs in activity log.

Assists in repairing minor plumbing and electrical problems.  Replaces broken and leaking pipes.  Replaces blown fuses and switches and repairs faulty circuitry.

Responds to customer complaints concerning water problems and/or quality in home; such as water pressure, air in the water and a chlorine odor or taste in the water.   Takes samples and tests for chlorination.  Delivers samples to laboratory by Village vehicle if further tests are required.

Gathers water samples from throughout the distribution system (from residents’ homes, well sites and fire hydrants) for laboratory tests and copper and lead analysis.   Delivers samples to laboratory by Village vehicle.

Maintains daily log of operations such as maintenance performed and equipment replaced or adjusted, reads and records amounts of water pumped and chlorine added to system.   Submits all operational data to supervisor.

Accurately interprets the test data when received from laboratory.

Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures.  Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.   Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee’s work shift.   Follows recognized safe work practices.

Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.



Performs building and grounds maintenance and janitorial activities at all Water Supply Treatment facilities. Plows snow. Paints various equipment and building interiors and exteriors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two (2) years of technical experience as a licensed water supply operator in a municipal water system; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Operator-in-Training license may be considered for hire with other experience.

Illinois EPA Class “C” Public Water Supply Operator’s License or be able to attain a license within 1 year, and possession of a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL) class B vehicle license with an Air Brake endorsement or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.


The Village of Hanover Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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