Overview

IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION ONLINE AT https://www.gswsa.com/employment.cfm.

WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR – EAST OUTLYING WWTPs

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs various degrees of work including intermediate to advanced technical work in the operation & maintenance of all wastewater treatment plants within the East Outlying WWTP area, equipment and piping; laboratory analysis; maintaining the aesthetics of facilities; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

TYPICAL TASKS:
Makes regular tours of plants and equipment observing operational conditions;
Reads and complies with NPDES permits;
Records readings from meters and instruments; analyzes readings and laboratory results;
Checks proper functioning of equipment;
Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves chemical feed and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions;
Pumps and dewaters sludge, drains tanks;
Cleans and services pumps, motors, screens and other equipment;
Assists when required in performing preventive maintenance on all plant equipment;
Cleans structures, buildings and basins;
Paints piping and structures as needed;
Sprays weed killer and assists with grounds keeping/landscaping needs at facilities using mowers, cutters, trimmers, etc.;
Operates farm machinery and associated equipment (tractor, backhoe, pressure washer, etc.) to maintain facilities;
Calibrates dissolved oxygen, pH and chlorine meters;
Secures plant site after normal working hours;
Collects permit required and process control samples;
Analyzes sample results to determine process adjustments that are required to maintain the WWTP’s are operating as required to meet NPDES permits;
Inputs data on computers, spreadsheets, emails and calendars;
Files and maintains records;
Performs on-call response after hours and on holidays on a rotating basis and responds to emergencies as needed;
Performs weekend plant checks as needed;
Performs tasks related to all GSWSA functions as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant; general knowledge of hydraulic, chemical , biological and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater treatment plant operations; general knowledge of laboratory operations, equipment & procedures; general knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; general knowledge of computers, Microsoft Excel program and emails; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read and understand O&M manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and operator training texts to obtain the highest level of operator certification; ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain various types of records; ability to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on facilities and equipment, ability to write legibly; ability to perform manual and semi-skilled labor for extended periods of time; ability to move and traverse obstacles at work sites; ability to perform manual and semi-skilled labor under all weather and environmental conditions in the field; ability to work safely and make visual and audible observations day and night; ability to lift 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; ability to walk, sit and stand sometimes for extended periods of time; ability to reach, bend, climb ladders, twist, sit, kneel, stoop, crawl, squat, pull and push; ability to operate a paddle boat; and ability to drive a vehicle daily.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED and some experience in the operation of machinery and equipment in a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of Grade A South Carolina Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification is desired. Lower levels of certification will be considered. Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN IN THE EAST OUTLYING WWTPS DEPARTMENT. SALARY RANGE IS $38,625.60 – $80,246.40. THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION ONLINE AT https://www.gswsa.com/employment.cfm.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,625.60 – $80,246.40 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location