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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Hiring Agency: The City of Dallas, GA
Ends: February 26, 2019
Full Time

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Dallas, GA

The City of Dallas, GA seeks a Class II (or higher) licensed operator for its 3 year old 1.5 MGD facility. The City is preparing to start construction on an expansion to double capacity to 3.0 MGD. The position is full time (40 hours) Monday through Friday first shift with an on-call rotation shared between all operators for weekend and on-call requirements.

Information related to the job description is posted below, but the job description and online application can be found on the City’s web site…

Resumes can be sent directly to the Superintendent by email:



This position is responsible for conducting and/or participating in all operational and maintenance activities at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to maintain compliance with the NPDES permit while operating as efficiently as possible.



•              Operation of WWTP process equipment including adjustments to the equipment based of laboratory data; both physical operation and operation through the SCADA system.

•              Hourly, daily, weekly inspections of equipment including documentation.

•              Inline monitoring equipment inspections & calibrations.

•              Collecting wastewater samples for laboratory processing.

•              Laboratory testing of permit compliance and process control samples.

•              Data entry for operational and laboratory data.

•              Basic maintenance of all equipment throughout the facility.

•              Sludge dewatering.

•              Participation in 24/7 on call rotation.

•              All janitorial tasks for a well maintained facility

•              All landscaping tasks for well-maintained grounds.



•              Fundamental understanding of municipal wastewater operations:

o              waste stream characteristics

o              how the biological process works, normal operation and troubleshooting

o              pumping systems

o              mechanical agitation equipment

o              dewatering systems

o              tertiary treatment systems

o              water reuse systems

•              Basic understanding of computer programs including SCADA systems, CMMS systems, and Microsoft office programs.

•              Laboratory operations including collection and testing of samples, QA/QC practices, documentation and data interpretation.

•              Familiar with janitorial tools and equipment.

•              Familiar with landscaping tools and equipment.



The WWTP Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The superintendent spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.



Guidelines include task specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s), established Best Management practices, and local, state, and federal rules and regulations. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.



•              The work consists of treating wastewater that flows to the facility from the collection system while maintaining everything at the facility. The variety of issues addressed by this position and the variance in the waste stream contribute to the complexity of the position.

•              The purpose of this position is to maintain compliance with the NPDES permit while operating the facility in the most efficient manner. Successful performance helps ensure permit compliance and lower operating costs.



•              Contacts are typically with WWTP staff including the superintendent and maintenance staff, vendors and associated haulers & shippers, outside contractors, and other City departments.

•              Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to coordinate repairs & maintenance; receive materials or tanker waste streams; seek or provide assistance to other City departments.



•              The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, makes variable visual observations including shades of color and physical water quality characteristics, listens to equipment for operational sound variances, and sense of smell for biological process issues.

•              The work is partially performed in an office, library, or computer room. Outdoor work is required and can occur during inclement weather conditions. The employee is exposed to bio-hazard material, industrial chemicals, engulfment hazards, dust, dirt, and grease.






•              Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.

•              Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of the requirements for a Class II GA WWTP Operators license or having had a similar position for one to two years.

•              Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.

•              Class II GA WWTP Operator license


Excellent competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, and retirement. Compensation based off certification and experience.

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