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Water Treatment Plant Operator

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This class is responsible for performing operational/laboratory/maintenance functions in a water/wastewater treatment plant. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, checking vaults/pumps, and electronic instruments for proper functioning; conducting analysis; cleaning/changing out pumps; taking samples, and testing for proper chemical feed; regulating/adjusting pumps/blowers/valves, and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions; checking influent/effluent points for visual detection of irregularities/proper functioning; using SCADA to monitor processes and process equipment both at the plant and in the distribution system; preparing/maintaining/ reviewing records/laboratory results; identifying necessary changes in chemical/biological/mechanical plant processes/ functions to meet discharge limits; recording data from various meters/gauges/dials; logging all activities; uses work and asset management tools for time entry, work order submission; at the Water Treatment Facilities coordinate with other utilities in meeting demands of combined wholesale customers. Operates under direct supervision, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Availability for rotating shifts, on call, and call back are required. Performs related work as required.

How to Apply: Go to, in the top right hand corner click About Us, Click Employment, Apply for the positions that best fit your qualifications and experience.

posted 5/22/18  (070118) 

Laboratory Technician

Vacancy # EMD052018-61, Position # 215

As part of the Environment Management division, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for the collection and testing of drinking water and wastewater samples. The Lab Technician obtains samples of drinking water and wastewater from treatment plants and the distribution/collection systems for testing for State/Federal compliance and for special projects; responds to drinking water and wastewater emergency events; investigates drinking water customer complaints by collecting samples and prepares reports and maintains records of investigation. The Lab Technician will calibrate and maintain laboratory and field equipment; maintain and perform QA/QC procedures to comply with State and Federal guidelines; prepare chemical solutions and reagent; conduct procedural training for laboratory staff; conduct drinking water and waste water microbiological analysis; maintain laboratory supplies and chemical inventory and ensure proper storage of all supplies and equipment. Additionally, the Lab Technician will conduct drinking water and waste water laboratory chemical and physical analysis; perform routine laboratory analysis of drinking water and waste water using approved methodology and State required control procedures; deliver water/wastewater samples to local commercial labs for contracted testing purposes and complete legal chain of custody procedures. The Lab Technician performs special operational monitoring events as identified; performs special compliance sampling events of drinking water and wastewater; prepares and participates in safety training sessions; performs inventory/property management; makes recommendations that impact the budget; and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The position requires an Associate’s Degree in a scientific field, and two (2) years of work experience in an environmental lab, field testing, wet testing and bench analytics; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Analysis of Total Coliforms and E.coli certification analysis of potable water by chromogenic/fluorogenic media and HPC methods certifications is preferred. Possess of or the ability to obtain a valid State of North Carolina driver’s license.

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while sitting, standing, or walking. Requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the work requires crouching, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. Work is typically performed in a laboratory, treatment plants, office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, irritating chemicals, contagious or infectious diseases, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.

The position is a pay grade 14 with a hiring range of $37,223.

Job posted: 5/17/2018, Job closes: Open until filled
Positions posted ‘open until filled’ may be closed at any time with or without notice

How to Apply:

posted 5/18/18  (073118)

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: An employee in this position performs a variety of operational and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment and disposal of domestic and commercial waste material. Work includes monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, taking readings, and the results of standard chemical and biological tests to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Work also includes a variety of equipment, grounds, and facility maintenance with substantial record keeping of work activities. Employees may be required to complete and submit reports to the State’s Department of Water Quality and/or the Federal EPA regarding the performance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A successful person in this position possesses working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant, including working knowledge of the hydraulic, chemical, and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater treatment plant operations, as well as the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and permitting requirements is needed. Must have the ability to: detect flaws in the operation of the mechanical equipment and determine proper remedial procedures; conduct routine laboratory tests; understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions; read meters, charts, technical manuals, and drawings accurately; and maintain records of operations.
Desirable Education and Experience
This position requires a high school diploma or GED supplemented by coursework in chemistry or biology and wastewater treatment, with related experience in wastewater treatment plant operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
Possession of a Wastewater Operators Grade I certification from the State of North Carolina.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire.

How to Apply:

posted 5/16/18  (052818)

Water Treatment Operator Trainee-IV BRUNSWICK COUNTY NC (1 position available)

Salary Range: $14.77-$24.29/hour

Description: Under limited supervision, performs extremely technical and specialized work as related to Brunswick County Water Treatment Plants and associated distribution systems. Work involves the operation of water treatment plant processes and related equipment. Work also involves collecting and testing water samples; controlling mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and chemical feed systems associated with the treatment process. Responsible for making flow rate changes, chemical dosing changes, and providing overall high- quality drinking water to Brunswick County. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of a variety of reports, maintaining records as related to the water treatment process, and answering inquiries/concerns from the public. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the Chief Utility Plant Operator.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; 1-5 years’ experience in a water/wastewater treatment facility preferred and associate degree in the field of natural sciences highly preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Possession of Grade C or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina relevant to the facility or obtain certification within the probationary period. Valid Driver’s License.

General Information: Brunswick County is the fastest-growing county in North Carolina, experiencing a growth rate of 47% since 2000. There are approximately 130,000 residents. Brunswick County North Carolina is located between historic Wilmington, NC and lively Myrtle Beach, SC. Brunswick County is steeped in history and hospitality. We appreciate your interest in Brunswick County, and welcome the opportunity to show you why so many chose to work where they play in North Carolina.

Brunswick County is committed to equal opportunity employment in its efforts to maintain a diverse workforce. Brunswick County is required by law to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired. Brunswick County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States.

All positions with Brunswick County require a valid Driver’s License and candidate must be current on all Brunswick County taxes. A background check and drug screen will be conducted with a contingent offer of any position.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete the on-line application for all new job postings at – Departments-Human Resources-job listings (bottom of page); applications via any other source will not be accepted. Applicants can include a resume with their application; however resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

posted 5/8/18  (060818)

Water Treatment Operator

Job Description: Performs intermediate technical work in the daily operation of a 3.0 MGD Surface Water Treatment Plant and related facilities; monitors and adjusts plant operations; records and maintains plant operations, water storage, and pump operation records; ensures proper functioning of water pumps, motors, filters, and chemical feeders and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of raw and treated water; takes water samples and performs required tests in the laboratory; monitors the operation of the SCADA control system; and other work as required under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. Typical schedule is 12 hour day shift. Rotating on call.

How to Apply: An application may be obtained from the web site at 336-427-3339

posted 5/1/18  (060418)

Maintenance and Relief Treatment Operator I – Waste Water Plant

Job Description: Maintenance and Relief Treatment Plant Operator I

The City of Graham is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Maintenance and Relief Treatment Operator I – Waste Water Plant:
Maintenance and Relief Treatment Operator will perform a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment and disposal of domestic and commercial waste materials. This employee’s primary responsibility is for the maintenance repairs at both treatment plants. Water and wastewater facility repairs, including repairs to pumps, motors, aerators, electrical equipment, screening, clarification equipment, mixers, instrumentation, and other related equipment. Inspects equipment and performs routine general preventive maintenance. Performs preventive maintenance including repacking pumps, greasing motors and equipment bearings, painting equipment and buildings, cleaning equipment and buildings. Operates transport truck, land application truck, plant vehicles, hand tools, lawn mowers, and other required equipment. Work is performed on an assigned shift.
This position would be required to fill in for Treatment Operators two days a week and when necessary. Duties would be monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, mechanical readings, and results of standard chemical and biological tests used to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and land application. Work also includes substantial record keeping activities. Work is performed under the general supervision of the treatment plant superintendent. Work is evaluated through observation, conference, and reviewing records for adherence to operational standards, instructions, and safety practices.
Qualifications: Position requires a valid North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License, completion of high school or equivalent, and some experience in working with mechanical equipment and/or commercial vehicle driving and Wastewater Operator’s Grade I certification from DEHNR. Certification must be obtained within two years of employment.
Hiring rate: $ 32,048.41
Applications may be picked up at 201 South Main Street or can be downloaded from the City of Graham’s website at and submitted until filled.
The City of Graham is an EOE

How to Apply: Applications may be picked up at 201 South Main Street or can be downloaded from the City of Graham’s website at and submitted until filled.

posted 4/24/18  (053018)