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WTP Operator-3rd shift

Hiring Agency: City of Cartersville
Ends: February 28, 2019
Full Time

JOB TITLE:  Water Treatment Plant Operator


SHIFT: 3rd REQUIRED            


DEPARTMENT:  Water, City of Cartersville


JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for operating the Water Treatment Plant to ensure an adequate and safe water supply.




  • Controls treatment plant processes and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and industrial and commercial use.
  • Records plant operation data.
  • Operates pumps and adjusts valves used in the treatment process.
  • Adds various chemicals as needed to water supply; mixes chemicals and changes cylinders.
  • Operates and controls various pumps and valves to regulate the flow of raw water into the treatment plant.
  • Performs inspections of plant operations for safety, maintenance, and proper process operations.
  • Maintains proper levels for all purified water storage reservoirs to ensure an adequate supply.
  • Repairs and maintains machines, equipment, pumps, and electrical equipment; calibrates equipment.
  • Maintains log of test results and various data.
  • Performs pH, chlorine, fluoride, iron, manganese, turbidity, and other tests to control quality.
  • Helps train newly hired operators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of water system operations.
  • Knowledge of the handling and application of chemicals necessary to maintain a safe water supply.
  • Knowledge of handling and containing hazardous chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride acid.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations concerning safe drinking water.
  • Knowledge of water treatment plant operations.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Skill in basic math and chemistry.
  • Demonstrate ability in the use of water analysis and maintenance equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.




  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain a State of Georgia Water Class 3 license within 18 months of employment.



Interested in applying? Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at or in person at 1 N. Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30121 by 5 PM, February 28, 2019. Please direct any questions to Human Resources 770-387-5619.


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