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Water Plant Operator

Job Description: Montgomery County seeks qualified applicants for the position of Water Plant Operator (A, B, or C). Job duties include performing lab tests, collecting samples, maintaining logs and records, telemetry operations, maintaining plant equipment, providing customer service, and other duties required in the operation of a water plant. The position performs shift work under general supervision and is required to use some independent judgment in the performance of duties.
Full Time & Part Time Available

How to Apply:

posted 2/20/20 (033120) 


Job Description: Greenville Utilities Commission is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Chemist with leadership experience in managing a certified laboratory. Under limited supervision of the WTP Superintendent, the Chemist performs highly technical and responsible supervisory work in the chemical, bacteriological, and physical analysis of drinking water; trains, coordinates, plans, and directs Lab Technicians and Water Distribution System Quality Technicians personnel in the analyses of surface, ground and distribution water samples; conducts compliance monitoring as set forth by the State and Federal Drinking Water regulations; develops and maintains a safe laboratory environment through the use of a chemical hygiene plan; maintains laboratory inventory; prepares requisitions and annual budgets for laboratory supplies and equipment; promotes positive customer relations through assisting customers with water quality inquires and complaints; prepares annual water quality report; establishes and maintains EPA certification in various analytical procedures; maintains quality control and quality assurance records; coordinates and directs investigative studies; coordinates and prepares data sets for various external agencies and the Water Resources management team; manages distribution water quality by directing flushing, collecting and analyzing of various water quality parameters; maintain standard operating procedures as required by State and EPA compliance.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science; at least five years of laboratory experience and three years of experience in a laboratory supervisory position or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities; possession of a valid Driver’s License; Process Chemistry and Total Coliform Bacteriological certifications (within two years of employment); possession of a Physical Chemical I certification and an A-Surface North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators certification are highly desirable. Salary range is $66,310.40-$99,424.00 with an anticipated hiring range between $66,310.40-82,867.20 depending upon experience and training. Applications accepted until March 13, 2020.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical examination including a drug/alcohol screening and a comprehensive background check. To ensure consideration, a completed Greenville Utilities application must be received in the Human Resources Office. Interested persons can contact the Human Resources Office at (252) 551-1513 if you have any questions. Our office is located on 801 Mumford Road, Greenville NC.
Online applications only accepted thru GUC website at
“An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer”
“Greenville Utilities Commission participates in E-Verify ”

How to Apply: Online applications only accepted thru GUC website at

posted2/13/20  (031320) 


Job Description: Cary is a community of nearly 170,000 people, nearly 60 square miles and is a community dedicated to excellence. Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area is repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire.
Money Magazine named Cary, North Carolina, the hottest town in the East and one of six Hottest Towns in America. Cary was also recognized by Money Magazine as one of the Best Small Cities in America, ranking an impressive fifth on one of the magazine’s annual lists of Best Places to Live. As noted in several major publications, Cary’s accolades are numerous.

This is a non-rotating, 12 hour shift (midnight – noon), including nights, weekends and some holidays
Performs responsible technical and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant including sampling and analyzing, regulating processes and equipment, and participating in both preventative and corrective maintenance programs.
Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Facility Supervisor and/or the Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Supervisor.
(This is a generic class specification that pertains to mechanic/operator – I, II, Senior and Master. The duties of each level may be similar but differ in the level of difficulty or the experience needed to perform certain duties. The duties of the higher classifications may be considerably more technical and complex. The water treatment plant has put into place a career ladder that describes the criteria required to meet each of the levels within the career ladder. Employees working in this class may be primarily assigned to maintenance or operations. Regardless of the area of assignment, all employees in this classification are expected to operate the plant in a regular of fill-in capacity. The duties listed below are described as being typical of maintenance and operations.)
Typical Tasks


Performs regular preventive maintenance such as greasing moving parts, changing oil, checking amperages, and overall visual inspections of equipment and related parts;
Participates in performing corrective maintenance procedures such as changing bearing in screen pumps and motors and repairing the wiring harness and connectors; packs pumps, changes belts, replaces shear-pins, etc.;
Retrofits plant equipment, structures, plumbing and electrical systems;
Performs maintenance on fiber optics and Ethernet network; performs maintenance on the ozone system, Captor chemical system, and lagoon dredge;
Installs and maintains security systems and cameras;
Performs maintenance on elevated storage tanks and valve control vaults;
Collects data from preventative maintenance program and takes corrective action as required;
Troubleshoots electrical and mechanical problems; checks blueprints, electrical schematics, manuals, etc. to determine problems;
Maintains safe working environment;
Provides assistance to other maintenance/operations technicians;
Performs skilled mechanical and electrical work in high stress, high danger situations for themselves and co-workers;
Provides technical support to install, troubleshoot, and repair control systems such as PLCs, telemetry and SCADA;
Assists in training of other staff (higher level mech/operators);
Maintains on-site vehicles;
Performs maintenance on elevated tanks and valve control vaults in Cary and Apex;
Performs carpentry, painting, masonry and welding work;
Assists in ordering, delivery and inventory of materials and supplies;
Performs dismantling and overhauling of all chemical feed pumps and vertical raw pump;
Performs maintenance and repair of stand-by generators;
Performs major overhaul of treatment equipment;
Performs installation of new equipment and structures;
Maintains records on plant maintenance;
Operates equipment for landscaping or maintenance needs as required;
Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Makes hourly tour of plant and checks and documents gauge readings and calibrations; adjusts chemical feed rates through the computer; checks meters and pumps for proper functioning;
Collects raw water sample daily from raw water pump station;
Calibrates meters that tie into the SCADA system;
Runs hourly lab tests checking for pH, CL2, residual, turbidity, maganese, alkalinity, CO2; records lab paperwork;
Maintains plant security through video surveillance, physical checks, and electronic lock system;
Monitors production of ozone; makes sure all units are on and working properly;
Observes tank levels and line temperature levels of liquid oxygen tanks;
Monitors three pressure zones for leaks, pressures and flows;
Monitors bulk and day tank for adequate supply of sodium thiosulfate;
Collects samples for laboratory analysis; makes chemical catches to verify feed rates;
Performs algae enumeration test counting and specifying different types and species algae;
Performs specific laboratory tests; records results;
Monitors operation of the plant through the use of the computer;
Maintains records of plant operations;
Off-loads chemical deliveries;
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds;
Makes minor or emergency repairs;
Reports equipment operation problems to maintenance personnel;
Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant; thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic systems; thorough knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to operate a computer relative to the operation of the plant and troubleshooting malfunctions; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to conduct routine laboratory tests; ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions; ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations; ability to work in adverse conditions; skill in the use and care of equipment and hand tools.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school with considerable experience in utility plant operations, electrical installation and repair and/or work with mechanical systems.
Work in this class in medium to heavy work and my require exposure to various environmental conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and unpleasant surroundings. An employee must have the physical agility to move about freely including climbing stairs and ladders, and crawling into tight spaces. Moderate to heavy lifting is required in performing the work. Visual acuity is necessary to perform paperwork, read gauges, and make repairs. An employee must be able to hear, talk, and smell.
Requires possession of a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
A minimum “C” surface water certification is required at a minimum for all positions in this classification. Higher certifications are required related to the level attained in the career ladder program.
WTF positions are “critical positions,” meaning your are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations in order to maintain equipment and/or assist the Utility Division in any capacity necessary to continue Town operations.
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification, and/or credit history review).
Two years or more of experience in either utility plant operations, water quality analysis, mechanical systems, and/or chemical feed systems.
Agency- Town of Cary
316 N. Academy Street, Human Resources
Cary, North Carolina, 27513
Phone  919-469-4070
posted 2/5/19  (060120)

Distribution & Collection Systems Superintendent

Job Description:
Local government operating a water and sewer system located in southern Granville County. SGWASA has an opening for a Utility Construction Superintendent. The desired applicant is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising crews engaged in a variety of work associated with providing water distribution and sewer collection services to citizens. Work includes the construction, maintenance and repair of water and sewer lines, pump stations, hydrants, meters and valves, and unstopping sewer lines.
Employee serves as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) for the collection system, the distribution system and the cross-connection program. Work also includes managing the utility division budget; planning work projects based on service extension needs, maintenance, and emergency needs; coordinating work with property owners; assigning crews to projects; inspecting work in progress and upon completion; answering and resolving public complaints; and managing all line maintenance contracts.

posted 2/5/19  (022820)


Job Description:
Permanent part-time position available for a responsible person to perform technical work in the operation of a 22.5 MGD Water Treatment Plant working a rotating shift schedule for 30 hours per week. Duties include monitoring plant and distribution system operations, performing laboratory tests, and interpreting data so as to effectively operate all equipment. Individual will utilize computer process control and monitoring systems, personal computers, and analytical equipment. College or Associate Degree in an Environmental Science field, as well as possession of a North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification is highly desirable. Requirements include the availability to work shift work and a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Entry level status and starting salary will be commensurate with experience, education, and training. Hourly hiring range is $16.86 – $27.13 per hour. Requires “C” Surface Certification (within 18 months of employment). Applications accepted until filled.
This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical examination including a drug/alcohol screening and a comprehensive background check. To ensure consideration, a completed Greenville Utilities application must be received in the Human Resources Office. Interested persons can contact the Human Resources Office at (252) 551-1513 if you have any questions. Our office is located on 801 Mumford Road.

How to Apply:

posted 1/8/20  (030620) 


Job Description: The City of Shelby (population 22,000) located centrally between Asheville and Charlotte in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. This position performs administrative and technical work overseeing the operation, maintenance and repair of the Water Treatment Plant. Serves as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) for the Water Treatment Plant. Responsibilities include: ensures compliance with regulatory agencies as well as state and federal laws; prepares and maintains records, reports and files; supervises staff in the daily operation and maintenance of the plant and related facilities; reviews plant compliance, control data, and lab results; implements changes in operation to maintain compliance; researches and implements corrective actions for plant non-compliance; helps develop preventive maintenance programs; schedules maintenance and calibration of equipment; schedules and logs daily staff assignments; prepares work orders; makes detailed maintenance, inspection, and safety tours of the plant; monitors and maintains pumps and equipment; monitors the plant SCADA system; collects samples and performs minor laboratory tests; analyzes results and enters data into computer; maintains and monitors feed pumps and tanks; monitors and adjusts chemical flow; assists with the recruitment and selection of personnel; reviews the performance of employees; ensures proper training and certifications; develops operational procedures; inspects work for completeness and compliance; assists with department budget; monitors expenditures; reviews and prepares payroll; requisitions and maintains inventory of supplies, services, and equipment; responds to citizen inquiries; participates and serves as lead with respect to the Environmental Management System (EMS) requirements.
Qualified applicants must have an Associate’s degree with coursework in chemistry, environmental science, biology, or related field with considerable experience in the operation and maintenance of a water plant including supervisory experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of methods, practices, procedures, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plant and related facilities; and systems; processes and treatment stages involved in water treatment; and applicable safety regulations. Must have the ability to use laboratory and related equipment; compute and record test results; and interpret engineering specifications. Demonstrated communication and leadership skills with the ability to operate personal computers including some knowledge of applicable software packages. Other requirements include a valid NC Driver’s License and possession of Grade A Surface Water Treatment Certificate. Possession of a Grade 1 Physical/chemical certification or the ability to obtain within 24 months of employment.

The City of Shelby offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including but not limited to health & dental insurance, 401K contribution, and local government retirement system participation.

How to Apply: All interested applicants must complete a City application and submit it along with a detailed resume to City of Shelby Attn: Deborah Jolly PO Box 207 Shelby, NC 28151 Fax: (704) 471-0508 Email: Applications can be downloaded at EOE
posted 10/25/19  (022820)