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Now Hiring - Water Treatment Operator/Trainee

Posted On: 
September 23, 2021

About this position.

  • Position: 
  • Salary: 
    Salary 19.04/hr. $39,603/yr. upon obtaining NYS IIA license $48,755. Plus benefits
  • Department: 
    Water Treatment



Water Treatment Operator/Trainee:

City of Amsterdam is seeking applicants for the position of Operator/Traineeat our Water Treatment Plant.

Distinguishing Features include:

This is a two (2) year trainee position that requires theincumbent to complete the training and experience requirements to obtain a TypeIIA Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the New York StateDepartment of Health. This is required to become an operator. Incumbentoperates and assists in a variety of plant equipment, machinery, laboratorytests and other relative to water filtration and treatment processes. The workis performed under the general supervision of a higher-level operator.

Typical Work Activities:

Incumbent are instructed in and assist in the performance ofthe following activities: operation, inspection, maintenance, repairs andadjustment of pumps, valves, motors, compressors and related plant equipmentand machinery; variety of laboratory tests; backwashes filters and lines.Learns and assists operation of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCADA) system and primary logic controllers (PLC) of plant processes.


Applicant must possess a minimum of either:

Graduation from high school or possession of a highschool equivalency diploma

A valid NYS driver’s license


Salary 19.04/hr. $39,603/yr. upon obtaining NYS IIAlicense $48,755. Plus benefits

Applications will be accepted by September 24, 2021 atthe office of Employee Relations at City Hall, 61 Church Street and via emailat


How do I apply?

You can apply for this job by either contacting the person below or downloading the application (if available).

  • Contact: 
    Kim Brumley
  • Phone: 
    518-841-4308 or
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