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Utility Relief Operator - City of Elkhart

Open Date: 04/26/2018 End Date: 05/26/2018

Position: Utility Operator - Relief

Department: Operations Division

Status: Full-time Non-Exempt

Reports To: Operations Supervisor

Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the Utility Relief Operator is responsible for daily operation, permit compliance and selected preventive maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Facility, Water Treatment Facilities, Biosolids Management processes and all associated equipment as directed.


  • Performs wastewater process control tests as directed, such as, settleable solids, dissolved oxygen, and pH. Collect samples and performs routine analysis for wastewater and water processes. Monitors SCADA, charts, graphs, totalizers, indicators, and chemical feed equipment. Records, analyzes, and reports data collected. Log significant and dispatch maintenance and other resources when appropriate.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots process and equipment problems and communicates significant process and equipment problems to fellow Operators or Supervisors as appropriate.
  • Monitors the utility’s water facilities, wastewater facilities and lift stations, responds to alarms, and notifies appropriate on-call personnel for emergency repairs.
  • Communicates, cooperates, and coordinates with Supervisor and other division personnel on a daily basis.
  • Participates in technical and general safety training for wastewater and water industry.


  • Must have a valid Operator’s Driver’s License.
  • Must achieve and maintain Wastewater and Water Operator certification within pre-determined timeframe.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Two year’s experience in operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility and/or water treatment facility is preferred.
  • Knowledge of wastewater and water treatment technology, including equipment, processes, theory, problem identification and solution and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to enter data and print reports on personal computer.

Utility Services Manager
Elkhart Public Works
1201 S. Nappanee Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
or email to: laura.kolo@coei.org

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