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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Water Production
Closing Date: 4/9/2019

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Under supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, operates surface water treatment plant equipment to adequately supply a clean potable water that meets all State and Federal requirements.  Applicant may be expected to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. 

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Regulates the flow of raw water into treatment plant, as determined by system demand.
  • Performs all required process control analysis and chemical testing.
  • Regulates specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, alum, polymer, lime, phosphate, carbon, fluoride, potassium permanganate, etc.
  • Regulates filtration process including proper flow, pressure, and backwashing.
  • Monitors and maintains proper water levels in storage tanks and clearwells through the use of the SCADA system and equipment.
  • Calculates and records hourly data for EPD reporting and internal records maintenance.
  • Operates sludge siphon equipment and cleans sedimentation basins at scheduled intervals.
  • Monitors equipment performance and reports any malfunctions, and may assist with minor repairs.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the chemical and treatment buildings, as assigned.


Education/Experience Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:

Position requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and must be certified as a Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator by the State of Georgia, Class I preferred.  Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License with an acceptable MVR.  Must also be at least 21 years of age. 

Starting salaries are as follows: Class I: $44,383.82; Class II: $39,829.65; Class III: $35,507.06

Applications for this position will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2019

 Henry County Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer