Greenville Municipal Water Authority--Water Treatment Plant Operator

Greenville Municipal Water Authority is hiring a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Experience preferred but will train the right individual. See the job description for complete details. GMWA offers stable employment with competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, and professional development including the opportunity to advance. To apply, please email a resume to [email protected] with “WTP Operator” in the subject line. EOE


General Job Description – updated 6/7/2022 by JK

Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Operator

Reports To: Water Treatment Plant Foreman

Position Description: Under limited supervision and at the direction of the plant foreman, this position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plant equipment according to established processes to assure adequate production of potable water that meets or exceeds all federal, state and local regulations.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Responsible for plant startup, shutdown, and operation including periodic checks of water treatment processes, components, and equipment at treatment plant
• Inspect and monitor plant equipment and processes to ensure proper functionality and working conditions
• Adjust plant equipment such as pumping systems, chemical feeders, control systems and auxiliary equipment as needed to maintain water quality
• Maintain prescribed water levels in water storage tanks to assure sufficient water quantity and pressure
• Load and unload chemicals used at the treatment plant
• Perform corrective maintenance on plant mechanical equipment
• Maintain plant records by monitoring and recording chemical dosages, feed rates, temperature, river conditions, water levels, flows, pressures and other water quality indicators on various process systems and associated equipment located throughout plant facilities
• Collect and analyze water samples, perform laboratory tests, and record results according to Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with “Standards Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater”
• Operate sludge press equipment
• Perform routine maintenance of plant facilities such as painting, cleaning, snow removal, and other repairs
• Conduct safety inspections and follow safety rules and procedures
• Communicate effectively with other operations personnel and management in the event of alarms, unusual conditions, or emergencies
• Interact with coworkers, vendors, customers, and the general public in a professional and courteous manner at all times
• Attend and participate in operational & safety training programs, technical seminars or workshops, and other professional development programs as directed by management
• Participate in departmental cross-training as directed by management
• Other tasks as assigned by management

Minimum Education and Experience:
• High school graduate or GED equivalent
• Valid, unrestricted PA Driver’s License
• Must be able to pass a background check, physical, and drug screen

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience in water industry
• PA DEP Water License-Class B, Sub-1, 7, 8, 10, 11 or the ability to obtain licensure within the minimum experience & time frame requirements set forth by the PA DEP
• College-level coursework in chemistry, biology or environmental science
• Mechanical aptitude and strong math skills

Work Schedule:
Schedule is daylight and/or afternoon shifts, including weekends and holidays. May require overtime or overnight shifts on occasion.

Physical Demands & Work Environment of Position:
• Frequent walking, sitting, and standing
• Visual acuity including depth perception and visual inspection involving the use of measuring devices
• Must have the ability to:
- routinely lift 20 pounds
- occasionally lift 50 pounds
- ascend & descend ladders onto roofs and into chambers
- work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions in all four seasons
- wear protective and safety equipment as needed
• Position is exposed to:
- noise, vibrations, and other hazards created by operating equipment
- bright and/or dim lights
- electrical equipment
- toxic or caustic chemicals