Job Listing Overview

Performs intermediate skilled technical work as an operator for the 6.0 MGD Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant, sourced from deep-well aquifers. Operators will share responsibilities to operate H2GO’s existing extended aeration wastewater treatment plant. This position is designated as essential during emergency or disaster situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Resources Manager.

Essential Job Functions

•         Work under the direction of H2GO’s Water Resources Manager, the RO water treatment ORC, the wastewater treatment ORC, and work with a team of operators.

•         Operate the RO water treatment plant, remote well sites, and wastewater treatment plant; observe operations of water pumps, electric motors, and chemical feed machines; calibrate equipment.

•         Operate computerized and/or manual pumps, motors, and other equipment to adjust process volumes, change treatment processes, and/or make other necessary process adjustments at direction of the ORC.

•         Collect samples and perform standard analyses and tests; keep precise daily, monthly, and annual records and interpret results to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and all operating permits.

•         Troubleshoot and perform repairs and maintenance of plant equipment; may assist with more difficult or complex equipment repair or replacement.

•         Read various charts, graphs, gauges, computer screens and meters; compute from readings and record volumes pumped and treated; monitor tank levels.

•         Receive and unload chemical deliveries to the plant; ensure proper storage; fill, clean and replace tanks of chemicals and other tanks.

•         Employ a working knowledge of treatment chemicals and their best practices and safe handling procedures and protocols, consistent with SDS.

•         Maintain facilities, grounds and perform custodial care of buildings including but not limited to sweeping and mopping floors, dusting, cleaning restrooms and windows.

•         This position is responsible for creating a culture of belonging and inclusion.

•         Work in partnership with all H2GO departments to achieve organizational goals.

•         Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

·         Ability to obtain and maintain A well certifications as well as distribution, collections, cross-connection, and biological wastewater treatment certifications.

·         Knowledge of NC State laws regulating water purification, wastewater

treatment, and the standard procedures necessary to meet operating permits.

·         Knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of equipment instruments and control devices used in water treatment and wastewater treatment.

·         Knowledge of the standard tests and equipment used in required laboratory analysis of water wastewater.

·         Working knowledge of the use of computers, experience with Excel, Word, and Outlook.

·         Ability to collect operational data.

·         Ability to operate a manual or a computerized plant; ability to solve routine technical or operational problems.

·         Ability to perform and conduct standard laboratory tests.

·         Ability to understand and interpret detailed and procedural oral and written instructions.

·         Ability to accurately prepare detailed records and reports.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co­ workers and superiors; interpersonal skills are a   must

·         Ability to work safely individually.

·         Ability to take On-Call shifts when needed and be available for emergency operations; ability to work rotating shifts.

·         Must be willing and have a desire to share responsibilities to operate the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant and H2GO’s existing extended aeration wastewater treatment plant.

·         Operating experience with water and or wastewater treatment facilities

·         Graduation from high school supplemented by chemistry, biology or mechanical maintenance course work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Possess the ability to obtain and maintain Biological Wastewater 2 Certification within 18 months of employment.

·         Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain Biological Wastewater 3 certification within 18 months of employment.

·         Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain A or B Well Certifications

·         Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s license.

Physical and Cognitive Demands Requirements (Change this statement depending on position)

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 15 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking, hearing, standing, walking and reaching; work has standard vision requirements; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). Work requires the ability to maintain a high level of cognitive function and concentration to perform detailed analysis and execute critical thinking. 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.