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170510 WWTP Trainee or Operator, posted 5/10/2017 until filled




Department of Environmental Services

Wastewater Treatment Plant Trainee or Operator



The Town of Front Royal is looking for individuals who would like to become members of our Wastewater Treatment Plant team. We offer training including college level classes, on-the-job and self-study courses.  
This position is full-time and requires shift work including nights, weekends and rotating shifts and rotating days off.  Duties include monitoring, making adjustments to the operations of a wastewater treatment plant, sample collection of the processes, performing laboratory analysis, recording flows, interpreting operational data, assisting mechanics making repairs to machinery and equipment. A high school diploma or equivalent experience and training are required. Applicants must also have a valid Virginia driver's license and an excellent driving record.
Salary Range:
Trainee entry level rate begins at $12.83 per hour
Class IV Certification begins at $13.49
Class III Certification begins at $14.16
Class II Certification begins at $15.64
All successful applicants must pass a pre-employment, post-offer physical exam and drug screen, paid by the Town and criminal record check performed by the Virginia State Police.
 Position is open until filled.

Front Royal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.


Department of Environmental Services
Front Royal, Virginia
Employment type: 
Full time
Required degree level: 
High school/GED
Required Info: 

1.  Do you have a valid Virginia Drivers License?

2.  Do you have a valid Virginia Wastewater License?

3.  Do you have any past laboratory or wastewater plant work experience?

4.  Would you mind working outside in varying weather conditions?

5.  Are you interested in taking college level courses to become a licensed Plant Operator?

6.  Do you have any mechanical abilities?  If so, what are they?

7.  Are you interested in working a rotating work schedule that would require you to work days, nights, weekends and holidays?

8.  Can you physically handle significant walking and climbing stairs?