Posted on Jan 08, 2021

The Town of Farmville is accepting applications for a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee.  Current licensed operators are also encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record, technical and mathematical understanding, and a willingness to progress and secure an appropriate Operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Job requires shift work, including holidays and weekends.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing routine operating tasks and assist in the operation of the water treatment plant on an assigned shift 
  • Keeping daily logs of plant operating data
  • Checking controls, switches, pumps, motors, and other equipment as directed
  • Drawing samples of water and making routine laboratory tests and analysis
  • Performing general maintenance of equipment and plant facilities with housekeeping responsibilities
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions
  • Cooperating and working effectively with other workers.

The Hiring Range is $11.73 to $12.02 per hour, with full salary potential to $18.77 per hour.  Hiring salary for licensed candidates will be based on experience and qualifications.

The Town of Farmville offers an excellent benefits package, including health and life insurance, retirement, short-term disability insurance, and paid time off. Applicants must possess a valid VA driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, and pass a criminal background check and a substance abuse screening test.

Interested applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Town of Farmville Application for Employment which may be found at at the Jobs tab to    

The Town of Farmville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.