Water Plant Operator I

Posting Date: April 7, 2021

Indianola Municipal Utilities will be accepting applications for the position of Plant Operator I in the Water Department.  This position’s responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:  Installs, tests, maintains, and repairs meters; Investigates and repairs water leaks; Routinely exercises system valves and hydrants; Connects or terminates customer service as directed; Locates valves, mains, and stop boxes; Verifies meter readings; Inspects, maintains, and services electric motors at the plant and wells; Performs routine maintenance on utility vehicles; Performs daily tests to insure water quality; Maintains and repairs chemical feeders and chemical pumps; Performs routine water sampling in the distribution system to insure water quality according to all State, Federal, and Utility Board rules, regulations, policies, and water quality standards; Follows OSHA procedures to ensure safety policies and procedures are enforced.  Must be available for 7-day work and 24-hour emergency on-call rotation.

Requirements include high school graduation; prefer Water Plant Operator II certification or at least one (1) year of experience in meter maintenance and repair and the operation of valves, hydrants, and related equipment; Ability to acquire a State of Iowa Grade II Water Plant Operators License; Class B with air brake endorsement commercial driver’s license issued by the State of Iowa required; Knowledge of domestic water treatment and distribution procedures and practices; Knowledge of water meters, valves, hydrants and line including installation, maintenance, and repair; Ability to work in confined spaces or trenches for long periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.

IMU starting salary is $50,884 and an excellent benefits package is included. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer physical, physical capacity test, drug and alcohol screening and background check. A complete job description can be found here.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, your resume with salary history, three professional references and application:

Chris Longer
Finance & HR Director
Indianola Municipal Utilities
PO Box 356
Indianola, Iowa 50125