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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Charlotte Water is one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.
Operate and maintain treatment plant equipment such as filters, pumps, chlorinators, air compressors and electric motors; performs standard chemical and physical process control tests; keeps records of operations; performs math/chemical calculations, inspects for safe/efficient operations of plant equipment. :
Requires high school graduation; good math and computer skills with experience in surface water treatment plant operations preferred. Must obtain NC grade “C” Surface Water Certification within eighteen months of hiring date: NC grade “B” Surface Water Certification within three years of hiring date; NC grade “A” Certification within five years of hiring date. Works around machinery and with chemicals; requires valid driver’s license and ability to obtain City driving authorization. Shift work required. Background check, drug test and physical exam required.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online at Click on “Jobs” at the bottom then click on “How to Apply” under Human Resources-City of Charlotte

posted 4/20/17  (051317)

Chief Water Plant Operator, Hillsborough, NC

Job Description: The Town of Hillsborough is seeking applicants for the Chief Water Plant Operator. This position oversees the daily operations of the water plant, conducts quality control checks of operations by running tests, maintains equipment and the building, and supervises the water plant operators.
Job Duties
Prepares and/or processes various records and reports including daily log sheets, on-call sheet, water bath temperature log, incubator temperature log, pH standardization log, and autoclave worksheet; performs electronic reporting.
Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including daily log sheets, raw and filter turbidity, maintenance records, and vehicle maintenance.
Recognizes and makes changes to equipment and treatment processes; checks, controls, and monitors plant equipment.
Collects water samples in the plant and distribution system to monitor water quality.
Receives, unloads, and stores chemical shipments.
Performs basic water plant maintenance and housekeeping; washes basins quarterly; fills chemical storage tanks; backwashes filters; changes cylinders.
Dispatches line crews for leaks and locations.
Supervises department employees which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, acting on employee problems, assisting with the selection of new employees, assisting with the appraisal of employee performance, providing input on promotions, discipline, termination and salary increases.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals; responds to customer complaints.
Serves on-call to cover emergencies and staff shortages.
Serves as the water plant superintendent in his/her absence.
Performs other related work as required.

Position Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Requires a High School Diploma and/or GED (Associate’s Degree preferred) and 3 years of experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licensure, Certification, and Specialized Training:
NC Driver’s License
NC Grade A Surface Water Treatment System Operator certification
NC Class 2 Maintenance Technologist certification preferred.

Water Plant Supervisor

Job Description: As a result of retirement, the Water Supply & Treatment Division of Water Management has an opportunity for a Plant Supervisor located at the Brown Water Treatment Plant on Infinity Road. Working as the tactical partner to the Assistant Superintendent, this role will have oversight for water operators and preventative maintenance staff. These roles provide safe, reliable, economical and sufficient supply of drinking water while the maintenance crew tends to the physical needs of the plant, water supply sources, and elevated storage tanks for the citizens in Durham and Durham County. The Brown Plant is rated at 30 MGD and is undergoing significant improvements and upgrades that will last the next 2 years.

The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate and resolve issues and have highly developed interpersonal skills to work with various levels of staff and may interact with representatives of various state and regional agencies regarding regulatory compliance and environmental rules. This role requires sound technical knowledge of the water industry including solid analytical and problem solving skills, familiarity with SCADA systems and data driven management. This role assists with fiscal/budgetary matters and will be expected to lead and drive change in multiple facets.

• HS Diploma; 6 months to 1yr. advanced study or training
• Minimum 6 yrs progressive exp in the operation & maintenance of water systems preferably in a medium to large utility including 3-4 yrs. supervision or in a lead role
• NC Grade A Surface Water Treatment Operator’s License; if from out-of-state, NC certified within 6 months of hire
• NC Laboratory Certification or obtained within 1 year of hire

How to Apply:

posted 3/22/17  (042117)

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)

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)