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JOB TITLE: Waste Water Plant Operator III
DEPARTMENT: Water DATE POSTED: 01/22/2019
SALARY: $34,782 DEADLINE: Open until filled
MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Requires High School diploma or equivalent supplemented by one (1) year onthe-
job instruction in water/wastewater treatment plant operation; prefer two (2) years of college or technical school
study in water treatment plant operation or water chemistry; and One (1) year of work experience in repairing and
maintaining water/wastewater treatment equipment and in the operation of a water/wastewater treatment plant; or
Equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Georgia state driver’s license – Class C. Satisfactory Motor
Vehicle Record (MVR). Georgia State Certificate as Plant Operator III.
NATURE OF WORK: This position is a skilled position responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s
water/wastewater treatment plant. Work involves repairing and maintaining water/wastewater treatment equipment,
testing water/wastewater samples, and handling chemicals.
SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Operates water/wastewater treatment equipment such as pumps, control
panels, chlorinators, fluoridators, chemical feeders, filters, electric motors, spectrophotometers, turbiditers, and
conductivity meters in the performance of duties; operates various maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers,
backhoes, and tractors. Repairs, cleans and maintains water/wastewater treatment equipment. Replaces chlorine
cylinders; regulates the flow of chlorine. Reads meters, gauges, and dials; prepares and maintains logs of readings; adjusts
valves and controls to maintain appropriate treatment process; and adds or adjusts addition of chemicals to treatment
process as necessary. Collects samples; performs standard physical and chemical tests on water/wastewater samples;
analyzes quality of water/wastewater; prepares appropriate forms; and prepares and maintains accurate records/reports
of test results. Inspects plant charts on level gauges and flow meters; prepares and maintains logs of plant operations.
Maintains plant grounds; performs housekeeping duties; performs plant maintenance duties; reports need for equipment
repair; repairs equipment; and performs preventive maintenance on equipment. Assists in training new plant operators.
Operates and maintains the City’s well system. Cleans weirs, tanks, bar screens, and drying beds; cleans, paints and
performs minor repairs to the general physical properties of the plant. Responds to customer complaints. Attends and
participates in seminars and classes pertaining to occupation. Responds to and participates in emergency calls as assigned.
May operate City vehicles in the performance of duties or to attend training programs. Operates sewer video camera
system. Assists in working on special projects.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is very heavy work and requires exerting: in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally;
in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally,
the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, fingering, grasping, handling,
hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking,
visual acuity, and walking. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
Hazards associated with the operation of power tools and equipment, working around high voltage pumps, and using
chlorination equipment are present. Appropriate safety equipment must be worn at all times.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by
education, work experience, polygraph, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history, (copy of
drivers’ license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.
TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted to City of Fayetteville, 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed Job Description, contact Human Resources at 770-719-
4183. The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages bot prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.