Water Treatment Plant OperatorOrange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Water Treatment Plant Operator
The Orange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a highly responsible, detailed-oriented individual to operate the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant.
The ideal candidate is a team player with excellent work ethic and adaptability. Candidates should have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and the willingness to work with the team to fulfill the goals of the organization.
Position requires knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant. This is accomplished by monitoring processes and maintaining proper plant balance to include adjusting chemical feeds. Position completes plant inspections and performs preventative maintenance. Utilization of various types of machinery and equipment including SCADA, forklift, lab equipment and general office equipment. Job requires working weekends, holidays, nights, and rotating shifts.
This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid North Carolina Class C Surface Water Operator’s Certification with one year of experience. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and bacteriology. Must meet and maintain requirements of a safety sensitive position (ability to wear a full-face respirator, complete HAZWOPER training, etc.). Physical requirements include the ability to frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds.
OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account. Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances. Additional benefits include: Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education.
OWASA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.
Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.
Salary range $44,189 - $68,051
To complete an application visit www.owasa.org
Closing date is October 2, 2019.