Operations Apprentice

Operations Apprentice

Nature of Work

This position assists Operators in all of their regular daily duties. Performs duties under supervision of the Operations Supervisor or Operations Foremen, and is subject to review through observations of work performed. This is a non-exempt wage bargaining unit position. There is a 365-day probationary period.

Examples of Duties

An employee in this position will assist in the operations of the treatment plant. At the completion of training with a positive evaluation from the Operations Supervisor, the employee will be available to the work the K.O., S.O., and N.O. positions and will be eligible for available overtime to fill those respective positions when needed.


Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or possess GED equivalent, and must pass the Operations Apprentice Examination to qualify for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrate progressive knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods involved in the operations of a wastewater treatment plant, knowledge of safe working practices, and ability to keep records.

Additional Requirements

Ability to obtain an Operator in Training Certificate or a Class 4 Operator Certificate or higher from the State of Illinois to be eligible for promotion into the Operator classification.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.

This job is a Swing Shift position with the possibility of working any of the three shifts or a combination of the three shifts.

Salary and Benefits

Starting hourly wage is $21.79/hour and $22.55/hour after 6 months of service.  Second and third shift employees earn an additional hourly shift differential.

Includes excellent fringe benefits:

  • Several Health Insurance Plans to choose from
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 9 Paid Holidays Plus 4 Floating Holidays
  • IMRF Pension Plan
  • Employer Paid Group Term Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Voluntary Life Insurance Plans
  • Professional Development Certifications

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the Employment Application below.

Employment application
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Once you have completed the application, you may return it to us using any one of these methods.  Please include any cover letter or resume you may have.



Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Attn: Patrick J. Divine, Human Resources Coordinator
682 State Route 31
Oswego, IL 60543



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