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Wastewater Operator

Jekyll Island, GA

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Wastewater / Operations
Regular, Non Exempt / Full Time Employee
$12.00 - $14.00 (DOQ)
Reports to
Water /Wastewater Superintendent
Full Benefits eligible, Amenities pass, Parking.
State Employee Retirement System (GSEPS)
Closing date
: Open until filled
Jekyll Island is dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind through conservation, education, and preservation. Surrounded by salt marshes, expansive oceanfront, and ancient maritime forests, it is situated within the chain of the Golden Isles, and just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. As a State Park, Jekyll Island is a coastal haven where nature and humans peacefully co-exist.
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, the Wastewater Operator is primarily responsible for performing daily functions supporting the operation of the Wastewater treatment facility. Performs duties to ensure safety of self, co-workers and general public.
Completes daily equipment assessments and updates Wastewater Supervisor on plant and route problems.
Completes daily maintenance checklist and routine wash-down of plant structures as directed.
Operates and maintains all Water and Wastewater equipment and conducts repairs under supervision.
Inspects chlorination and de-chlorination equipment daily at waste water pumping stations, wastewater plant. and water production facilities as directed; Reports any problems encountered to supervisor(s).
Collects samples, and checks accuracy of flow measuring devices as scheduled.
Assists in excavation and repairs of Wastewater collection system and Water distribution system as required.
Works rotational weekend duty including limited Laboratory work as instructed and detailed.
Performs other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
Minimum of six months of wastewater treatment facility maintenance experience (or related); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
Must possess a Class III Wastewater Treatment Certificate or be able to obtain a Class III Certificate within 12 months of hire.
Must possess valid driver’s license.
Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality is required.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
More than 50% of the typical work day is spent climbing and walking.
Between 25% and 50% of the typical work day is be spent standing, pushing and pulling.
Less than 25% of the typical day is spent balancing, stooping and/or crouching, kneeling, reaching, sitting and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands or fingers.
Sensory abilities required are feeling, grasping and touching with more than 50% of the time spent talking and hearing.
Visual abilities to perform tasks required are to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment and determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
Required to perform work in outdoor environmental conditions. Exposure to extreme heat, high humidity and occasionally adverse weather conditions as well occasional extreme cold.
Will be exposed to hazards such as moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, exposure to chemicals.
Will be subject to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, oils, odors, dusts, mists, or poor ventilation.
Will be subject to close quarters, shafts, manholes, enclosed rooms, small sewage, water line pipes and function in narrow aisles or passageways.
Will be exposed to infectious diseases.
Noise levels are considered normal to loud, requiring worker to shout.
This description of job responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. Applicants who complete the online application process will receive an email receipt of submission to the email address provided. If email confirmation is not received, applicant may **** for confirmation, however, due to the volume of applicants received, we are unable to provide information on application status after receipt.
All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Incomplete applications or applications without accompanying documents when required will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the selection process. Successful completion of background check is required including credit when applicable to the position. Relocation expenses are not authorized, applicants should consider this when applying.
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