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Water Treatment Plant Operator

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs intermediate skilled work in the operation of water pumping and purification equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Plant Manager.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and I or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, and oils.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; some knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; ability to adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to take accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience of education and equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in the operation of a water treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of valid certificate as a Water Treatment Plant Operator at the Class C level issued by the State of North Carolina. Trainee will be considered if no other qualified applicants. Possession of a valid NC driver’s license or ability to obtain.

How to Apply: Return completed City Employment Application to: City of Kannapolis; Human Resources 401 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081 WEBSITE:

posted 2/22/17  (042817)


Job Description:
Incumbents in this position are responsible for providing testing and reporting support for the Laboratory Program.

Essential Job Functions
Reviews drinking water, waste water analysis bench sheets, and chain of custodies in order to ensure all information is available, quality control parameters are in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as EMD standard operating procedures.
Collects special drinking water and waste water required samples, and ensures any required corrections are completed or samples re-analyzed when necessary.
Alerts supervisors when requirements are not met for possible corrective action or retraining of testing procedures.
Perform complex and specialized tests on water and wastewater in addition to general water and wastewater testing.
Operate Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Inductive Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry, and Total Organic Carbon machines and oversee testing.
Calibrates and maintains laboratory and field equipment; and prepares chemical solutions and reagents for testing.

Education, Experience and Special Qualifications:
Experience with Quality Assurance/Quality Control and high level environmental lab instrumentation highly desired.
Associate’s degree, and two (2) years of work experience with sufficient knowledge to understand the major duties of the position, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

How to Apply: Completed CFPUA application required. Educational transcripts or copy of degree/diploma should accompany all applications. Applications may be hand delivered, emailed as a scanned attachment, faxed or mailed. Résumés may be submitted with the application but not instead of. Visit website for full job classification and to download employment application: P: (910) 332-6570 F: (910) 332-6351 Email: Mail or hand delivery CFPUA Human Resources 235 Government Center Drive Wilmington, NC 28403

posted 2/22/17  (032117)

Water Plant Operator

Job Description: This is a full time position and will be primarily a third shift position during the week, with the possibility of working other shifts as needed. Assists with and performs responsible operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions in the water plant; performs related duties as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Senior Plant Operator.

Acceptable Experience: Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a Grade A, B, or C Surface Water Treatment Certification issued by the State of NC or the ability to obtain one within 6 months. A valid driver’s license.
Hiring Salary: $26,356 – $42,161 DOQ

How to Apply: Applications are available at City Hall, 115 N. Main St., Belmont, NC. Applications can be downloaded from Applications can be submitted to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 431, Belmont, NC 28012. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Position is open until filled. EOE.

posted 2/20/17 (032417)

Lead Environmental Laboratory Technician

Job Description:  Surface and waste water sample collection and analyses. Maintains NC commercial certified environmental laboratory.

How to Apply:  (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)

posted 2/14/17  (042717)

Water Plant Operator I, II, III

Job Description:
Cleveland County Water (CCW) is a Sanitary District located in Cleveland County, NC. CCW is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Plant Operator I, II or III dependent upon qualifications. CCW serves public water supply to a population of 50,000 and has over 20,000 active accounts.
The Water Plant Operator position is responsible for collection of water samples, making regular inspections of water plant and equipment to ascertain that it is in proper operation at all times, changes plant process as necessary to improve plant efficiency, prepares reports and other types of correspondence, reads meters, gauges, and dials and keeps logs of readings, and other related work as apparent or assigned.

Qualifications require education and experience equivalent to graduation with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Some knowledge or thorough knowledge (dependent upon level hired) of the methods and procedures involved in the operating characteristics and maintenance principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; knowledge of hydraulic, chemical, and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of the necessary safety precautions; knowledge of and ability to operate standard office equipment and associated software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Cleveland County Water offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including but not limited to health, dental & vision insurance, 401K contribution, local government retirement system participation, and longevity pay.

Special Requirements:
Plant Operator III: Possession of a NC Grade A Surface Water Treatment Certification upon hire. Ability to obtain a NC Physical/Chemical certification.
Plant Operator II: Possession of a NC Grade B Surface Water Treatment Certification upon hire. Ability to obtain a NC Bacteriological certification.
Plant Operator I: Required to obtain a Grade C Surface Water Treatment certification within eighteen (18) months of hire date.

Position open until March 31, 2017.
Cleveland County Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: All interested applicants must complete and return a CCW application which can be obtained from the website at Applications should be mailed to: Cleveland County Water Attn: Operations Director PO Box 788 Lawndale, NC 28090 Or emailed to

posted 2/10/17  (033117)

Environmental Senior Specialist (Water Treatment Plant Consultant)

Job Description: Environmental Senior Specialist position with the Public Water Supply Section at the Winston-Salem Regional Office. This position provides technical and regulatory assistance to surface water treatment plants. The position performs a wide range of duties such as conducting sanitary surveys, water treatment trouble shooting, field investigations, water plant and water system inspections, source water assessments and approvals, technical and regulatory assistance to operators, engineers, water supply staff and utility personnel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must hold certification as an A-Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator by the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board. Experience in the last five years as an Operator In Responsible Charge (ORC) at an A-Surface rated water treatment plant.

How to Apply: For complete details and to apply, visit: Search for job class title Environmental Senior Specialist and Position Number 60034399.

posted 2/3/17 (022417)

Senior O&M Specialist

Job Description:
Williamston, North Carolina
The Senior O&M Specialist is responsible for assisting the Project Manager in ensuring contractual requirements. Responsibilities include serving as the Back-up Operator in Responsible Charge; interfacing with clients and customers; managing and providing oversight and direction for the staff performing operation and maintenance activities; operating WTP; and planning, scheduling, coordinating, assigning and directing the work of project departments.

• HS Diploma
• 5+ years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in public water treatment operations
• Formal training in the development, deployment and use of Management Control & Reporting Systems (MCRS)
• NC Class A water certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment
• Valid driver’s license
• Thorough knowledge of effective process control and operating techniques associated with a conventional water treatment facility; basic equipment maintenance management techniques and applications; health and safety standards and precautions pertaining to public utility systems operation and maintenance
• Effective supervisory skills, including team-building and conflict management
• Ability to organize, implement and manage health and safety training programs for employees engaged in utilities operation and maintenance work
• Strong aptitude for planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates

About SUEZ
We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, recovers 16.3 million tons of waste each year and produces 5,853 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources.

For complete details and to apply, visit:
and enter Job ID “1508-110” in the keyword search field.
Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply: and enter Job ID “1508-110” in the keyword search field.

posted 2/2/17 (030317)

Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator (Part-time)

Job Description: A North Carolina Utility Management Company is seeking a part-time Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator for a facility located in Mocksville, NC. Individual is expected to perform technical work in regards to the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities and should be able to work independently and efficiently under general supervision to ensure proper treatment is achieved. Individuals make regular tours of the facilities and check generators, pumps, filtration, chemical feed systems and other equipment for proper functioning. Records data from various meters and gauges; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities; performs standard laboratory field parameters, general preventative, and scheduled maintenance; assists on major maintenance and repairs; and performs related duties as required. Pre-employment drug screenings and background checks are required. A High School Diploma or GED and two or more years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities. NC C-Surface certification is required.

How to Apply: Please submit resumes to Envirolink, Inc. PO Box 670 Bailey, NC 27807 or

posted 12/28/16 (030117)