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Wastewater Systems Treatment Operator I

City of Stockbridge

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Wastewater Systems Treatment Operator I

The City of Stockbridge has a job opening for a Wastewater Systems Treatment Operator 1. This is an entry level position responsible for assisting with maintenance and upkeep of the water reclamation facility, by retrieving samples for conducting water quality testing as required by federal, state, and local laws. Operating the plant in the absence of the Superintendent or Chief Wastewater Treatment Operator. Maintaining facility operations for plant efficiency, file reports, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Conducts various tests on incoming and outgoing water to ensure safety standards set by national, state and local governments are adhered to; tests include but are not limited to settle ability, suspended solids, total solids and fecal chloroform; retrieves samples for further lab analysis.

• Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of all equipment in the Water Reclamation Facility; adheres to preventive maintenance program set by the Wastewater Chief Treatment Operator or Wastewater Plant Superintendent.

• Performs landscaping functions around Water Reclamation Facility.

• Retrieves wastewater samples for lab analysis.

• Calibrates the dissolved oxygen meter, pH meter and inspects lab equipment.

• Records readings concerning output, efficiency and operational use of pumps and facility equipment; maintains record of findings.

• Operates and maintains Waste Hauling Truck.

• Operates various hand tools, power tools and light and heavy equipment for maintenance and repair of the city’s collections system.

• Checks, maintains and cleans equipment, trucks, trailers and tools.

• Perform a variety of skilled and unskilled manual duties in the maintenance and care of the sewage system including repair of weir walls and other modifications to regulators, outfalls and manhole structures that may be required to insure proper operation.

• Participates in safety training including but not limited to confine space entry, explosion atmosphere, traffic, general safety.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Controls:

The work of all Wastewater Systems Operators is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent.


Guidelines include OSHA, EPA, EPD, state and federal safety regulations and City and departmental safety manuals, policies and procedures. Job Posting 8.1.22


The work consists of administrative and supervisory duties and manual labor involving the proper use of a variety of equipment.

Personal Contacts:

Contacts are typically with co-workers and the general public. Purpose of Contacts: Contacts typically occur to give and exchange information, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and provide services.

Physical Demands:

This work is performed indoors and outdoors with the employee sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, carrying pulling, balancing, kneeling, or stooping and may require physical exertion over moderately long periods of time. The employee may lift light to heavy objects and use equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment with or within sewage where the employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, slippery or uneven surfaces, confined spaces and possible sustained periods in hot, cold or inclement weather. The work may require use of protective devices such as gloves and safety jackets.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required, a minimum of one (1) year of related work experience required, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; must possess, or obtain within 12 months of hire, valid Georgia Class III Wastewater License and Georgia Commercial Driver’s License.

How to apply:

Complete an online application on the City of Stockbridge career portal: Or you can go the City of Stockbridge website and complete an online job application at click on employment opportunities, indicate the position you are applying for and submit. Applications/resumes will be accepted thru August 31, 2022 or until a qualified pool has been accepted.

Salary range: $37,924.17 to $48,353.31, based on experience.

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