Greenville Municipal Water Authority
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Greenville, PA 16125

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General Job Description – updated 10/18/2018

Position Title:  Water Treatment Operator

Reports To: Water Treatment Plant Foreman

Position Description:

Responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of water treatment plant equipment while adhering to established processes to assure safe potable water to the community that meets all federal, state and local regulations.


Responsibilities & Duties:

Responsible for startup, shutdown, operation and periodic checks of water treatment processes, components and equipment at treatment plant.

Adjustments of plant equipment such as pumping systems, chemical feeders , control systems and auxiliary equipment.

Perform routine preventative maintenance such as operating adjustments, cleaning and painting equipment.

Perform routine maintenance of plant grounds and buildings such as painting, cleaning, snow removal, and other repairs.

Load and unload chemicals used at the treatment plant.

Perform corrective maintenance on plant mechanical equipment.

Maintain plant records such as operating logs, chemical feeds, temperature, levels, and pressures on various process systems and associated equipment located throughout plant facilities.

Monitor flows, pressures, chemical feeds, levels and water quality indicators.

Collect water samples and perform laboratory tests.

Must be able to comprehend analytical methods described in “Standards Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater”.

Record all operating data on daily work sheet from laboratory analysis and flow metering equipment.

Operate sludge press equipment.

Conduct safety inspections and follow safety rules and procedures.

Communicate effectively with other operators and supervisors on the technical level expected for the position.

Call out employees in other departments as directed by supervision.

Attend and participate in operational and safety training programs as directed by management.

Must be available for overtime and call as well as weekend and holiday coverage..

Interact with fellow employees and the public, in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Tasks as assigned by supervision.


Required Education and/or Experience:

High school graduate or GED equivalent required. Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations related to the job with speed and accuracy, and communicate effectively both orally and written.


Experience in water treatment processes preferred.

Qualifications & Licensure and/or Certification:

PA DEP Water License-Class B-Sub 1, 7, 8, 10, 11 preferred, or the ability to maintain within the minimum time frame requirements set forth by the PA DEP.


Valid PA Driver’s License with no restrictions required.

Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and physical exam.

Work Schedule:

Two shifts: 2 PM-10 PM, 6 AM to 2PM or as scheduled - seven days a week including weekends and holidays.


Physical Demands & Work Environment of Position:

Frequent walking, sitting and standing. Must have the ability to lift fifty pounds, ascend/descend ladders onto roof and into chambers. Works in all weather conditions in all four seasons. Must be able to withstand noise levels created by operating equipment. Must have the physical strength and stamina to perform the tasks, work and laboring duties of the position



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