Louisville Water Company – Lead Operator (Water Treatment)


Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for operation of the plant.  This includes but not limited to being responsible for water quality monitoring and control, chemical dosages and inventories, hydraulic planning, and execution, and directing operations (in case of emergency notifying supervision).

Demonstrate ability to handle system alarms and take corrective action.

Must perform Chemical Attendant duties and/or Apprentice duties as required.

Must demonstrate the ability to utilize plant control systems.

May be assigned to any production facility.

Responsible for distribution system hydraulics.

Responds to overtime needs, including emergency callouts, when overtime is needed for this classification.

All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED: and

One (1) year of operational experience in a surface water treatment plant using conventional filtration; and

A Class IVA Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License for State of KY; and

Must be able to successfully complete electrical safety training; and

Valid driver’s license.

Work Schedule:
Non-traditional work schedule with fixed shift. Relief position eligible for 8% shift premium. 

Physical Requirements:
Must comply with all physical requirements / physical exams.  Must pass SCBA respirator exam and be capable of wearing safety PPE up to and including a Level A chemical suit.  Must have the ability to carry up to 50 lbs., lift to 75 lbs., walk on rough, uneven surfaces, work in cramped/confined work areas, climb ladders and steps, and operate required mechanical equipment (e.g., overhead valves, chemical transfer pumps, etc.).

Qualified applicants must submit application online: https://louisvillewater.com/careers/

Posting number 11846


Kellie Bowman
Louisville Water Company
550 S Third St
Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Email:




(502) 523-5827


Kellie Bowman