Kiln Operator II

Recruitment #24-5026-001

Examination Date

Week of April 22, 2024
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date.


Acts as the lead person responsible for the total operation of a lime kiln and directly supervises the work of the Kiln Operator I on an assigned shift. Must exercise considerable independent judgment to satisfactorily oversee the operation of the lime kiln, and be alert to prevent malfunctioning of equipment either through repair work or use of auxiliary power units. Incumbent ensures efficient operation of all equipment, makes necessary routine adjustments or repairs, monitors various pieces of equipment throughout the plant, and collects data relative to lime and carbon dioxide production.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must meet one of the following:
  1. Two years of hands-on experience and knowledge gained from working in the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pumping Facility or Food Processing Facility. Experience with components of rotary kilns preferred; OR
  2. Six months of experience as a Kiln Operator I AND a valid Ohio EPA Water Supply I certification.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

General Requirements

Must not be colorblind.

Special Requirements

Must obtain a valid Ohio EPA Water Supply I certification within 24 months of appointment/promotion and maintain as a term and condition of continued employment.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 118 (Wage) or below, pay grade 25 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.