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Wastewater Operator, Class 1,2,or 3

Hiring Agency: Water Utility Management, LLC.
Ends: April 5, 2020
Full Time

Water Utility Management, LLC.


                                               Savannah, Georgia


Position: Wastewater Operator, Class 1,2,or 3

Department: Operations

Reports To: Wastewater Manager

Salary: Hourly (Eligible for Overtime)

Salary Range:



**Hourly pay subject to experience and educational requirements.**


Position Summary: Performs duties related to the operation, maintenance and inspection of wastewater facilities. To operate, monitor, maintain, and trouble-shoot the wastewater treatment facility and its processes. Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations, compliance with state and federal operating regulations, and underground sewer system. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the WUM Wastewater Manager, subject to review through reports and results achieved.



Position Responsibilities:

  • Operates a company vehicle
  • Operates wastewater facility equipment and machinery that include pumps, aerators, chemical feed equipment, and jet pumps, vac trucks etc.
  • Collects samples and performs necessary process control analysis.
  • Prepares and submits daily operational reports.
  • Maintains, lubricates, and assists in preventive maintenance of equipment and machinery repairs.
  • Troubleshooting, planning, assigning and direct maintenance work within the area of responsibility and facilitates repairs to waste treatment facilities, lift stations and collection systems.
  • Ensures that all facilities and grounds are kept clean, painted, neat and orderly and to WUM Company standards.
  • Maintains various Company records and reports and other reports as required by the State.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and reports safety violations to supervisor
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to Company policies and standards.
  • Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process, and sludge management, such as Settlometer, Ammonia, Nitrate, DO, pH, Alkalinity, and solids analysis.
  • Assist with the installation and inspection of new sewer lines and services.
  • On call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the WWTP facilities, lift stations and collection system.
  • Conduct any necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotating basis.
  • Perform all work in conformance to Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations.
  • Maintain open communications with the WUM Wastewater Manager regarding the treatment process and pump stations operation and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
  • Locate, mark and notify sewer lines per UPC (Utilities Protection Center) requirements.
  • Maintain collection systems by inspection, repair, and maintenance (PM/CM)
  • Work from a CMMS (Corrective Maintenance Management System) through remote access.
  • Be able to follow clear direction through SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and give input on corrections that need to be made.


Materials, Equipment and Tools:

  • Must be able to use all appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when performing tasks.
  • Ability to use pump related equipment, electrical equipment, pneumatic equipment, chain saw, shovels, rakes, face shields, gloves and other equipment as needed.
  • Familiar with diagnostic instruments and ability to test, calibrate and repair complex devices and equipment.
  • Completes issued work orders. 
  • May assist customers with wastewater issues
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work safely around excavators, back hoes or other construction equipment
  • Smart Phones
  • Laptop Computers and Tablets


Other Skills:

  • Work safely and consciously when perform 
  • Dependable, responsible, persistent, energetic, goal oriented, accurate and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking, team player, dependable, and flexible.
  • Familiar with Outlook and Explorer, Word and Excel
  • Verify emergency equipment/systems are in good operating condition.
  • Assist in personnel ''on the job'' training programs.


Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals and biological agents present in wastewater facilities.
  • Constant exposure to sun, working in various temperatures and high humidity, exposure to noise and vibration, walking on slippery and hard surfaces and exposure to airborne dust.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects, sit, stoop, maneuver into tight spaces, use fingers and hands with dexterity suitable for normal activities of this position, possess accurate vision acuity to perform duties, and wear suitable protective clothing or equipment.
  • Ability to read and follow verbal and written instructions is required.


Special Requirements:

  • A valid drivers’ license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Georgia Class III Wastewater Treatment Certification. 
  • Previous outdoor experience such as a construction worker, plumber, etc.
  • One-year minimum computer experience
  • Ability to perform duties in a responsible manner with minimal supervision


Water Utility Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time




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