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Village of Huntley, Water Operator

The Village of Huntley, a vibrant, growing community of approximately 30,000 residents located in southern McHenry County and northern Kane County, is seeking applicants for the position of Water Operator in the Public Works Department.


General Duties:   This semi-skilled position performs technical work in the operation and maintenance of the Village’s potable water system.  Work includes responsibility for the daily operation and maintenance of the wells, water treatment plants, elevated water storage tanks and associated equipment.  Work is reviewed according to the proper treatment of potable water and meeting of governmental standards.


Qualifications (Education & Experience):  Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a public water supply and treatment system; knowledge of general maintenance, construction and labor tools, equipment and practices, as well as specific knowledge and experience related to water treatment plant maintenance and repairs; knowledge of the principles, practices, and chemical processes used in potable water treatment; knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office products and  SCADA systems; possession of a Class B Illinois Public Water Operators License; possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.  Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certifications being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

Compensation:  The pay range for this position starts at $27.96 per hour with a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.


Hours: Forty (40) hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Position requires possibility of call-out on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.  Response time for emergency call-outs not to exceed 30 minutes.


To Apply: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Huntley employment application online at Position open until December 4, 2022 or until filled.


Post Offer Requirements: Completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, along with a background check is required.



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