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Wastewater Treatment Operator

Hiring Agency: City of Hartwell
Ends: April 2, 2020
Full Time

Hiring Agency: City of Hartwell

Posted: January 2, 2020

Full Time


Job Posting

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Date Needed - Immediately

End Date: Until Filled

Salary Range- $30,692 annually ($14.76/hr.) - $49,290 annually ($23.70/hr.)


The City of Hartwell is seeking a Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator for its 1.75 MGD facility. See Description and Requirements Below.


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Wastewater Treatment Plant




This position is responsible for participating in the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.




  • Monitors treatment process and makes necessary adjustments as indicated by current conditions.
  • Monitors performance of machinery and equipment used to control the treatment process; makes process control decisions.
  • Prepares inspection sheets, logs, and flow charts; maintains records; enters data to computer.
  • Tends pumps, blowers, centrifuges, dry and wet chemical feeders, aerators, and other equipment; reads and records effluent flow meter readings.
  • Inspects and clean filters, tanks, floating aerators, clarifier weirs, and bar screens.
  • Changes chlorine cylinders.
  • Collects wastewater samples for standard tests.
  • Adds chemicals as necessary.
  • Determines and performs sludge wasting from aeration basin and aerobic digester.
  • Assists in belt press operations.
  • Performs maintenance and repair of equipment, including lift station equipment.
  • Maintains sludge drying beds.
  • Maintains plant facilities and grounds.
  • Ensures the proper operation and maintenance of sewage pumping stations.
  • Operates backhoe to load trucks with solid waste; hauls sludge to disposal areas.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies.
  • Assists water department with clogged and broken lines at supervisor’s request.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of the operating procedures of the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Knowledge of chemical application in the wastewater treatment process.
  • Knowledge of SCADA system operation.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of wastewater sampling and laboratory analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the preparation of required reports.
  • Skill in planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Skill in compiling and analyzing data.





  • 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.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
  • 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.
  • Possession of an appropriate state-certified class II or I license for wastewater treatment.



The City of Hartwell offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health, short and long-term disability insurance, personal leave, paid holidays, as well as, retirement. Actual starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Interested individuals may obtain an application for employment at Please email completed applications to or by mail to City of Hartwell, 456 E. Howell Street, Hartwell, GA 30643, Attention: Public Works.  EOE


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