Water Treatment Plant Operator

Orange Water and Sewer Authority
September 30, 2022
400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC
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The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill and 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.


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 Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, and inclusion. OWASA does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities. Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.


To be considered for this opportunity, please apply on our website: https://www.owasa.org/jobs/


Closing date is October 21, 2022.


Salary range $47,228 - $72,731


This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and a North Carolina 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.