Position title
Meter Reader/Plant Operator

The City of the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio will conduct a Civil Service examination to establish an eligibility list for the position of Meter Reader/Plant Operator in the Water Works Department. The Meter Reader/Plant Operator is responsible for installing, inspecting and reading water meters, locating service lines, collecting water samples and performing a variety of semi-skilled and manual labor in the maintenance, installation, construction, general repair and operation of the Water Treatment Plant.

  • Reads water meters and turns readings in to Water Works office for billing.
  • Assists in plant operations:  tests finished water for proper levels; checks motors & pumps for proper levels of lubrication; collects water samples; etc.
  • Plant maintenance:  assists in monitoring and repair of water treatment facilities & equipment; well field & tower maintenance; performs routine preventive maintenance; and simple mechanical repairs.
  • Performs general housekeeping chores to assure a clean and safe water treatment plant.
  • Locates water lines, values, surface lines, meter pit, and curb boxes.
  • Inspects water lines, meter pits, and valve boxes.
  • Installs remote meters and outside registers.
  • Fulfills work orders generated by meter reading; answering questions or complaints of water customers.
  • Responds to overtime call-in or calls, as needed for emergencies, 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
  • Assists water distribution crew as needed.
  • Must be able to meet and talk effectively with the public and to work without close supervision.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices relating to the practice of water treatment and other environmental regulations.
  • Ability to understand and carryout verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters.
  • Skill in operation and repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Ability to maintain home or mobile telephone service for notification of emergency duty.

Persons applying for this position must possess at a minimum a High School diploma or equivalent, one-year of laboratory or mechanical maintenance experience and a current Class I Water Operators License issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum qualifications may be rejected.

Job Benefits

The Meter Reader/Plant Operator position is a full-time, hourly position eligible for overtime. Hourly range is $25.16 to $34.24 based on qualifications. Excellent benefit package includes eleven paid holidays and vacation accruals based on years of service credit for those candidates who have prior service with other governmental units in Ohio.


Applicants must submit a completed employment application and a copy of all relevant certifications to: Jessica Chaney, Director of Administrative Services, City of the Village of Indian Hill, 6525 Drake Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or jchaney@ihill.org. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on March 18, 2020. Application and full job description can be downloaded from www.ihill.org. Successful candidates will be required to pass a physical examination, drug screening and comprehensive background investigation. The City of the Village of Indian Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will receive notification of the date and time of the Written Test administration.

Employment Type
Job Location
7100 Glendale Milford Road, Milford, OH, 45150
Base Salary
$ 25.16 - $ 34.24
Date posted
February 13, 2020
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Position: Meter Reader/Plant Operator

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