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Water Plant Operator

City of Social Circle

Listing Summary

Work Schedule/Requirements: 8-hour shift night and day shifts

Primary job function and duties:
The Water Plant Operator must exercise independent judgment for routine and non-routine operation of a 1 MGD surface water treatment plant for production and distribution of drinking water that meets or exceeds the parameters of regulatory agencies, following established plant operational procedures. Duties include but are not limited to performance of quality control testing procedures; measuring and adjusting chemical feed rates; operating and monitoring pumps; operating filtration units; monitoring consumer water usage and adjusting distribution system control equipment accordingly to maintain necessary tank levels while meeting the demand. This employee will maintain chemical inventories, plant operation reports, and assist with minor mechanical work and routine equipment and ground maintenance.  The new hire must be able to obtain a level III Georgia State Surface Water Operator Certification within nine (9) months of hire date.  The Water Plant Operator must have mechanical aptitude and good communication skills. The physical duties include walking, lifting to 50 lbs, reaching, climbing, and standing for long periods of time. The job is NON-EXEMPT under FLSA.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid driver's license

An Ideal Candidate Would Also Possess (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Georgia State Level III Surface Water Operator Certification or higher (preferred) or Water Treatment Plant Operational experience (indicate on application)
  • 1 year’s operational experience in a Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • College level coursework in environmental science, chemistry, biology, hydrology, water & wastewater engineering or related (Must indicate on application)

Special Notes Concerning This Position:

Starting Salary depends on qualifications and certifications                                                       

Competitive Salary and Benefits

How to Apply:  Online applications, Resumes, with cover letter including reason for interest in position, may be submitted by:

  • Email:
  • Mail or in person:       City of Social Circle

Attn:  Teresa Duval

PO Box 310

166 N. Cherokee Road

Social Circle, GA 30025

Resumes should include at least three (3) professional references.

Currently the position is a Monday thru Friday 8 hour non rotating schedule but could be adjusted according to the WATER PLANT needs which could include weekends

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