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Starting pay for this position ranges from $18.00 per hour ($41,184 annually with OT) to $25.50 per hour (53,040 annually with OT) depending on experience and licensing from the Arkansas Department of Health. The Water Treatment Plant Operator I position (entry level) will be required to obtain a minimum of a Grade 3 Water Treatment License within one year of hire and additional licensing will be required to move into higher job classifications with higher pay rates. All training needed to complete any job required licensing will be paid by BWRPWA, and time spent at courses or training is paid.
Minimum requirements for this position are that the applicant is a minimum of 18 years of age and has a High School Diploma or equivalent GED. The applicant must be able to work outdoors under all conditions, be able to climb ladders and stairs, be able to discern different colors and color changes, be able to pay attention to details, have good decision making skills, and be able to read and comprehend the English language (all training materials and courses are in English). Preference will be given to those applicants with public water treatment experience and current license from the Arkansas Department of Health (or eligible for reciprocity). However, experience is not required to apply, and all training will be provided if needed.
Other benefits include the following: After 30 days of employment, the employee is eligible for medical insurance (employees pay 26% of premium) , company paid dental and vision insurance at the same coverage level of medical insurance up to and including family coverage. Company paid life insurance policy (125K), uniforms, paid vacation, sick, and personal leave, and paid military leave. Recognized holiday pay rate is double time. After one year of employment, the employee is eligible to participate in the 457 Retirement Plan with a 6% Company match and is eligible for up to $1,500 per semester in tuition assistance to pursue higher education coursework, which also includes Vo-Tech or technical coursework.
Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment DOT drug panel test and pass a criminal background check. Applicant must also possess a valid Arkansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma Driver License (or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire) and have a clean driving record. Under Arkansas Act 593, this position is deemed as Safety Sensitive. The Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and this position will remain open until filled.