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PART-TIME WTP OPERATOR I


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: https://www.guc.com


posted 1/8/20  (030620) 

Water Plant Operator


Job Description:
An employee in this class is responsible for monitoring and treating the city’s drinking water and water supply in the water treatment plant. Emphasis of the work is on performing routine tests to ensure optimum quality of water and efficient operation of the plant. Work includes conducting hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests on water and plant systems, adding required chemicals to water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, assisting customers, and performing related duties. Work of the water plant operator is differentiated by the level of state certification (C is lowest and A is highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. Work is performed under the supervision of a Chief Water Plant Operator or Water Plant Superintendent and is evaluated for quality of water produced, accuracy in tests performed, documentation of records, and efficient plant operations.

Minimum education qualification for all levels is graduation from high school or GED equivalency. Some experience with basic laboratory bench work; prior experience in a water treatment facility is desired. Must have a North Carolina certificate at the Surface Water Operator “C” level or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, and chemistry is desired.


More information can be found at http://www.newtonnc.gov/

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.newtonnc.gov/

posted 1/3/20  (020120) 

Operator 1- Nags Head NC


Job Description:
Under general supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Maintains plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements.
Requires HS Diploma or GED and valid NC Drivers License. Successful candidate may hold first-level operator certification in water and/or wastewater treatment or be able to obtain within 12 months of employment and 2 – 4 years of mechanical experience with at least one year in treatment of water and/or wastewater.

How to Apply:
www.carolinawaterservicenc.com

posted 1/3/20  (013020) 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR


Job Description: Primary Reason Why Classification Exists
To perform technical and skilled responsible operational, laboratory, and maintenance work in the operation and maintenance of the municipal water treatment plant
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for monitoring and treating the city’s drinking water and water supply in the water treatment plant. Emphasis of the work is on performing routine tests to ensure optimum quality of water and efficient operation of the plant. Work includes conducting hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests on water and plant systems, adding required chemicals to water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, assisting customers, and performing related duties. Work of the water plant operator is differentiated by the level of state certification (C is lowest and A is highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief WTP Operator and is evaluated for quality of water produced, accuracy in tests performed, documentation of records, and efficient plant operations.

Illustrative Examples of Work
Makes hourly tours of plant to inspect operations; reads and documents gauge and meter readings and calibrations; adjusts chemical feed rates of equipment; ensures meters and pumps are functioning properly
Collects water samples and performs tests; inspects water plant equipment and biological and chemical systems for proper operation; reports needs for equipment repairs
Performs test on filtered water to determine excess color and records results; conducts tests for turbidity in raw, settled, and filtered water, chlorine residuals in filtered water, alkalinity levels in raw and filtered water, and records all results; calibrates fluoride meter and tests fluoride residual in raw and filtered water and records results
Performs tests for coagulation, PH levels, and alkalinity; determines optimal chemical dosages; specific gravity, water hardness, carbon dioxide levels, dissolved oxygen, chloride, coliform, alum percentage, caustic percentage, fluoride level, carbon, chlorine, and colorimetric tests
Backwashes and rewashes filters using a backwash pump
Checks levels of alum, caustic fluoride, corrosion inhibitor, carbon, coagulant aid, fills feed hoppers, and other chemicals and adds chemicals as needed
Replaces chlorine cylinders and regulates the flow of chlorine; calculates chemical dosage, average readings, and plant performance and records in log book
Performs routine preventative maintenance and repairs to pumps, motors, and other mechanical equipment; reports equipment failures to supervisor for replacement
Performs associated work such as bulk chemical handling, grounds keeping, and housekeeping duties
Participates in classroom and on-the-job training to ensure knowledge level and eligibility for certification renewal is maintained
Provides information to citizens, vendors, or others who may need assistance with water plant operations
May also operate Centrifuge, dewater waste from the water treatment process and deliver waste to the landfill after treatment; performs maintenance on equipment and buildings (pumps, motors, chemical feed systems, chemical tanks, various lawn equipment, minor electrical, plumbing, painting, pressure washing and flushing)
Performs related tasks as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant
Knowledge of state and federal water treatment and water quality regulations
Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions
Ability to use technology related to computers and SCADA system
Ability to make decisions about water quality and water supply in the absence of a supervisor
Ability to detect problems in the operation of mechanical equipment and report those problems to a supervisor or the appropriate employee
Ability to conduct routine water quality tests and read meters and charts accurately, and record results
Ability to perform environmental science calculations and to keep detailed records
Ability to receive and carry out instructions provided by a supervisor

Physical Requirements
This is 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, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring or testing devices, assembly of equipment, operating plant equipment including motor vehicles, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work performed, and observing general surroundings and activities

Working Conditions
Work occurs in both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold. Employee is subject to the noise from motors and pumps in a water plant which may require the worker to shout to be heard above the ambient noise level. Employee is subject to vibration such as oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body. Employee is subject to hazards including exposure to mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions from exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and oils. Employee may be required to wear a respirator. Employee may also work in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, small enclosed rooms, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.

Education and Experience
Minimum education qualification for all levels is graduation from high school or GED equivalency.
Water Plant Operator (C) – some experience with basic laboratory bench work; prior experience in a water treatment facility is desired. Must have a North Carolina certificate at the Surface Water Operator “C” level or ability to obtain within eighteen months of employment. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, and chemistry is desired.
Water Plant Operator (B) – 1 – 3 years experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility. Must have a North Carolina certificate at the Surface Water Operator “B” level. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, and chemistry is desired.
Water Plant Operator (A) – 3 – 6 years experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility. Must have a North Carolina certificate at the Surface Water Operator “A” level. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, chemistry, hydrology, water & wastewater engineering, or related study is preferred.

Special Requirements
Valid North Carolina driver’s license
Employee must obtain Grade C Surface Water Operator certificate within eighteen months of employment
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Disclaimer
This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The City of Lincolnton reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

How to Apply: Online www.ci.lincolnton.nc.us/jobs.aspx In Person City Hall 114 W. Sycamore Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

posted 12/9/19  (013120) 

Water Control Operator 

Job Description: WATER CONTROL OPERATOR (Richardson WTP)
Vacancy # WT122019-64, Position # 109

As part of the Water Treatment division, the Water Control Operator is responsible for ensuring the production of quality, safe drinking water to customers and monitors the various functions of the water treatment plant facilities flow rates and performs chemical analysis. Additionally, the incumbent maintains and adjusts chemical feed rates in order to ensure proper water quality; controls plants flow rates in order to maintain adequate water supply; regulates plant discharge flows that provide the required pressure and tank levels in the distribution system; removal and replacement of pre-treatment raw water filters and chemical cleaning of nanofiltration membrane elements; performs chemical transfers from bulk storage to day tanks and chemical feed pumps; receives chemical shipments, dilutes and mixes bulk chemical batches and completes documentation required for each task; evaluates water usage needs of the system and adjusts quantity of raw water being treated to meet expected future demands; performs lab tests in order to determine water quality and verify online instrumentation readings; completes reports and logs various data on quality, quantity and operational information; monitors plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, and controls access to they facility through remotely operated gates; ensures proper operation of Nanofiltration elements by monitoring system pressure, permeate and concentrated flow rates, VFD pump speed and pre-treatment raw water filter pressure; orders chemicals based on current need, projected usage and weather conditions; cross references lab test results and ensures that online instrumentation are calibrated and transmitting accurate readings to SCADA system; monitors all of the measured parameters of the treatment process in order to ensure that all local, state, federal regulations are being complied with; works with maintenance personnel to assists in diagnosing and repairing equipment; provides supervision and direction to the Water Process Control employees; creates spreadsheets and forms to simplify mathematical tasks and to track and graph data; and is accountable for inventory and property management.

The position requires a High School diploma or GED, two (2) years of work experience, NC Grade C Water Treatment license, and a valid State of North Carolina driver’s license. Preferred certifications are: NC Grade A or B Water Treatment license and a Grade C or higher distribution operator’s license is preferred.

This work is typically performed in an office, a water treatment plant, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. 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 balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

The position is a pay grade 15 with a hiring range of $19.18-$21.89.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.
Job posted: 12/6/2019, Job closes: Open until filled First review of applications will begin 12/30/2019
How to Apply: http://www.cfpua.org
posted 12/9/19 (020120)

Water Plant Operator

Job Description: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Collect and analyze samples for monitoring and controlling water treatment plant (WTP) processes;
Conduct bench-top tests for control and optimization of all treatment operations;
Documents readings, test results and equipment adjustments, and enter information into the computer database for record maintenance;
Maintain prescribed water levels in County tanks and monitors water pumps throughout the distribution system for proper pressure and tank levels;
Implement treatment process changes under the authority of the WTP Operator in Responsible Charge (WTP ORC);
Backwash filters in compliance with filter effluent turbidity regulations;
Monitor alum sludge residual flow, processing, and disposal to ensure NPDES permit compliance
Inspect and monitor plant equipment and systems to insure proper functionality and working conditions;
Record and report all deficiencies in treatment processes, systems, or equipment
Assist maintenance staff in repairing equipment, correcting deficiencies, and preventative maintenance activities ; Monitors plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, controls access to facility through remotely
operated gates;
Interact with County customers by telephone to disseminate information and assist with resolution of water problems;
Maintains cleanliness of the plant;
Attends periodic technical or professional classes, workshops or seminars, and departmental training to improve professional skills and/or to maintain certification;
Participates in departmental cross-training
Requires light to medium work involving standing, walking and ascending/descending ladders and stairs; frequently exerting up to 20 pounds of force and occasionally required to exert 50
pounds of force; draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion; performs a variety of task involving reaching, grasping, feeling, and fingering consistent with pouring, holding
glassware, pushing buttons, writing, and operating a computer mouse; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas; visual acuity is required for depth perception, and
analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving the use of measuring devices; the position requires the operation of a motor vehicle; the position is subject to inside and
outside environmental conditions; the position is exposed to bright/dim lights, moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment and toxic or caustic chemicals; the position will be
required to wear personal protective equipment occasionally
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
The successful applicant shall possess Valid C-Surface Water Treatment Certification from the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Board or sufficient education or experience with regards to water treatment that certification can be obtained within one year of employment.
a high school diploma or GED;
A valid driver’s license
A working knowledge of computers and common office software (i.e. MS Word, Excel, & Outlook) as demonstrated through past experience or coursework.
Satisfactory completion of high school level chemistry or relevant experience in a laboratory environment

How to Apply: www.montgomerycountync.com

posted 11/1/19 (013120)

Water Plant Operator Part Time

Job Description: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Collect and analyze samples for monitoring and controlling water treatment plant (WTP)processes;
Conduct bench-top tests for control and optimization of all treatment operations;
Documents readings, test results and equipment adjustments, and enter information into the computer database for record maintenance;
Maintain prescribed water levels in County tanks and monitors water pumps throughout the distribution system for proper pressure and tank levels;
Implement treatment process changes under the authority of the WTP Operator in Responsible Charge (WTP ORC);
Backwash filters in compliance with filter effluent turbidity regulations;
Monitor alum sludge residual flow, processing, and disposal to ensure NPDES permit compliance
Inspect and monitor plant equipment and systems to insure proper functionality and working conditions;
Record and report all deficiencies in treatment processes, systems, or equipment
Assist maintenance staff in repairing equipment, correcting deficiencies, and preventative maintenance activities ;
Monitors plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, controls access to facility through remotely operated gates;
Interact with County customers by telephone to disseminate information and assist with resolution of water problems;
Maintains cleanliness of the plant;
Attends periodic technical or professional classes, workshops or seminars, and departmental training to improve professional skills and/or to maintain certification;
Participates in departmental cross-training
Requires light to medium work involving standing, walking and ascending/descending ladders and stairs; frequently exerting up to 20 pounds of force and occasionally required to exert 50
pounds of force; draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion; performs a variety of task involving reaching, grasping, feeling, and fingering consistent with pouring, holding
glassware, pushing buttons, writing, and operating a computer mouse; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas; visual acuity is required for depth perception, and
analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving the use of measuring devices; the position requires the operation of a motor vehicle; the position is subject to inside and
outside environmental conditions; the position is exposed to bright/dim lights, moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment and toxic or caustic chemicals; the position will be
required to wear personal protective equipment occasionally
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The successful applicant shall possess
Valid C-Surface Water Treatment Certification from the North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Board or sufficient education or experience with regards to water treatment that
certification can be obtained within one year of employment.
a high school diploma or GED;
A valid driver’s license
A working knowledge of computers and common office software (i.e. MS Word, Excel, & Outlook) as demonstrated through past experience or coursework.
Satisfactory completion of high school level chemistry or relevant experience in a laboratory environment

How to Apply: www.montgomerycountync.com

posted 11/1/19  (013120) 

TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR/ORC

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: deborah.jolly@cityofshelby.com Applications can be downloaded at www.cityofshelby.com EOE
posted 10/25/19  (022820)