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Water Plant Operator

Fayette County

Listing Summary

This is a full time position with benefits. This is a night shift position with every other weekend off. **Applicants must possess a Georgia Certified Class I, II or III Water Treatment License and a valid Georgia Driver's License** Pay is commensurate with certification class and experience. This position is responsible for directing the development, operations and regulatory compliance of the Fayette County Water System. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Class III Operator,” “Class II Operator,” or “Class I Operator.”

Major duties include but are not limited to:


1. Monitors the operation of tanks, pumps, backwash filters, and other equipment.

2. Pumps sludge and removes from drying beds.

3. Runs regular plant tests.

4. Makes chemical adjustments as needed.

5. Changes chlorine cylinders as needed.

6. Changes water flow.

7. Maintains plant and plant grounds.

8. Maintains accurate records and prepares reports.

9. Gathers, organizes, examines, and evaluates data and makes appropriate response.

10. Operates, maintains, and repairs machinery or experience.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water treatment.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's licenses issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

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