Title

Water-Wastewater Operator I 


Position Water-Wastewater Operator I  

Location CWS/Utilities Service of SC - West Columbia, SC  

Full-Time/Part-Time  

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Category Operations  

About the Organization UTILTIES INC., is a growth focused, multi-state water-wastewater utility dedicated to ensuring our customers access to a clean and safe water supply while doing so in the most environmentally sound manner possible. We believe in promoting responsible water use and sustainable water practices to enhance the overall quality of our customers' lives and meet our country's future water needs.

Comprised of over 400 dedicated, skilled people who are the key to our every day success, Utilities, Inc. values commitment, ethics, knowledge, and customer focused service that allows us to effectively deliver comprehensive water and wastewater services while achieving our mission of Superior Quality, Efficient Operations and Exceptional Service.

We offer employees an enjoyable, challenging, collaborative environment. Through encouraging career development, cross-training and the support of continued education we strive to give our employees the tools to succeed and create a path for professional growth.
 

EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Description

 

Job Title

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I

Department

Operations

Status

Non-Exempt

Supervisor’s Title

Area Manager

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Assists with maintaining plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements.  

Essential Functions

  • Operates and maintains water and/or wastewater treatment equipment, ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental protection limits.
  • Monitors and samples well and groundwater upon entry to the system. Adjusts treatment levels when below-standard variances are detected. Samples water prior to exiting system.
  • Detects and reports atypical conditions, such as: damaged, malfunctioning and tampered meters, detecting and reporting leaks, high/low consumption, exposed wiring and other safety hazards.
  • Conducts ongoing repairs to equipment, or shuts down equipment for more extensive maintenance and repair, activating alternate equipment as needed. Requests services of outside maintenance vendor for major repairs and overhauls.
  • Activates pumps, valves and other processing equipment to move water through various treatment processes. Disposes of waste materials removed from water in line with Company procedures and government controls.
  • Assists Lead Operator with emergency procedures in the event of overflow or spill of chemicals or unpurified water. Follows safety protocol.
  • Adds chemicals to water by predetermined formula. Advises Lead Operator when minimum inventory levels of these materials have been reached.
  • Reads and interprets meters and gauges on central control panel, or at individual machines or stages in the treatment process. Adjusts controls as needed. Retrieves computer reports on treatment process.
  • Prepares reports and maintains logs on meter readings, tests, chemical and equipment usage, and all other recordkeeping requirements; maintains various Company records and other reports as required by the state.
  • Back-washes filters and basins; handles chlorine in a safe, effective manner; assures proper working order of chlorine-related equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains treatment plant, pumping stations and wells; prepares and paints equipment, walls and floors.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to Company policies and standards.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and reports safety concerns to Area Manager.
  • Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.
  • Must work On-Call in rotation as scheduled; responds to emergency situations as required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Completes facility and vehicle inspections, along with related follow-up.
  • Assists w repairs of water/wastewater treatment plant equipment.
  • Forwards customer inquiries on to Operator II or Lead Operator.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless utility service.
  • Ensures that facilities and grounds are kept clean and orderly and comply with Company standards.
  • May install and read water meters.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Computer Skills

Required: MS Word, Excel; ability to learn internal software programs

Preferred: Outlook

Additional Skills

  • Ability to read meters, charts and gauges and accurately maintain records of plant operations.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written technical information and to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data.
  • Ability to perform mathematical equations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Education

Required: HS Diploma or GED

Certifications/Licenses

Currently holds first-level operator license per state regulation, or ability to attain within 1 year of employment; may be in the process of obtaining second-level license; must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Experience

Requires 2 – 4 years mechanical experience, including at least 1 year specializing in chemical treatment of water and/or wastewater and/or a minimum of 1 year in water and/or wastewater utility field with experience in the operation and maintenance of ground-water supplied water systems and associated distribution system.

Physical Demands

Moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting (75 lbs.), walking (10+ miles daily), climbing and mechanical repair.

Equipment Used

Handheld and/or Blackberry, laptop; water and/or wastewater facility equipment and machinery including pumps, aerators, chemical feed equipment, booster pumps, etc.; jack hammer and other construction equipment; may operate heavy equipment; operates a Company issued motor vehicle.

Travel Required

Within service area.

Shift

May include weekend scheduling; on-call, emergency call duty and paid overtime may be required. 

Additional Comments

This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

Contact Information

 

 

Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

 

Number of Openings 1  


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