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Wastewater Plant Operator or Trainee

Hiring Agency: City of McDonough
Ends: June 19, 2019
Full Time

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT               


Wastewater Plant Operator or Trainee


The City of McDonough is accepting applications for the full-time position of Wastewater Plant Operator. Class III certification is preferred but will consider a Trainee with mechanical and electrical skills. 


Major duties:  Closely monitors wastewater treatment facility and process using SCADA system for optimum performance and makes recommendations for changes; Inspects for proper operation; pumps, motors, valves, piping systems, backflow preventers, air compressors, sludge thickening equipment, chemical feed equipment, odor control systems, sludge handling and moving equipment, and utility and process wastewater systems; Uses hand tools and power tools to perform maintenance on plant equipment, including but not limited to drill press, grinders, all hand tools, welders, and cutting torches; Operates chemical feed systems and assists in the unloading of chemical deliveries; Collects and reviews operational data for the Activated Sludge Process,  primary process, and solids handling; Coordinates special tasks such as DO profiles, special sampling (WET, Bio-solids, and thickening); Trains in the operation of press dewatering;


Duties also include lawn maintenance of grounds, pump stations, etc. using mowers, edgers, blowers, weed eaters and other necessary tools.


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Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent; one (1) year of related experience; must possess Georgia Class III Wastewater Operator’s certificate as issued by the  Georgia State Board of Examiners (or ability to obtain within one year); specialized training in relation to wastewater treatment is preferred, especially SCADA training or experience; valid State of Georgia Driver’s license; satisfactory motor vehicle report; pass employment physical, drug and alcohol screen; acceptable criminal history; equivalent combination of education and experience.


Excellent benefits.  Apply at City Hall, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, Georgia, or email application to  Applications can be found online at or at City Hall.


Deadline to apply:  Open until filled (may close at any time)

Starting pay:  $13.65 per hour for trainee, $14.33 per hour for Class III

(opportunity for increases with certifications)

Work Hours:  Wednesday through Saturday, 7:00am – 5:00pm




The City of McDonough is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.



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