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Water Plant Operator – Auburn

Posted: June 16, 2021

Water Plant Operator


$21.93 – $26.19 Hourly


Auburn, AL

Job Type

Regular Full-time

Applications accepted at:



This position is responsible for operating a water treatment plant and water pumping facilities.


  • Participates in plant operations and maintenance activities. (60%)
    • Monitors plant operating efficiency by monitoring daily plant chemical use.
    • Makes chemical adjustments and flow rate changes as needed.
    • Monitors water pressure and tank levels.
    • Resolves water treatment problems.
    • Off-loads plant chemicals from chemical supply tanker trucks; completes required paperwork.
    • Performs routine plant maintenance as needed; lubricates moving parts; cleans and organizes equipment.
    • Performs chemical supply pump calibrations.
    • Assists in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems.
    • Maintains plant records, including operating logs, daily journals, inventories and data logs.
    • Assists in the maintenance of plant grounds.
    • Notifies Water Plant Manager immediately regarding plant upsets, accidents, chemical spills, or other unusual events.
    • Monitors and manages the amount of water purchased from adjacent utility.
    • Assists in cleaning and maintaining treatment basins to maintain plant operations.
  • Collects and processes water samples. (30%)
    • Performs laboratory analysis of water samples.
    • Maintains test data.
  • Performs related duties. (10%)
    • Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
    • Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
    • Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of water treatment plants, pumping facilities, and related infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws related to the treatment and distribution of drinking water.
  • Knowledge of water sampling and laboratory analysis procedures.
  • Knowledge of job-related tools and equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to work independently.


The Water Plant Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations, plant standard operating procedures, Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations, relevant local, state and federal laws,  City and department policies and procedures, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of related duties in the operation of a water treatment plant, pumping facilities, and water distribution system. Strict regulations and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to operate a water treatment plant. Success in this position contributes to the efficient and effective delivery of safe drinking water to area residents.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, representatives of state and federal agencies, vendors, contractors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.



  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of personal protective equipment such as specialized clothing, goggles, masks, boots, gloves, and other protective devices as required.




  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain and Alabama Grade IV license for water treatment.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Industrial Plant Electrician

Posted: March 30, 2021

JOB TITLE: Industrial Plant Electrician


Decatur Utilities is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Industrial Plant Electrician.

Qualified applicants must have experience in performing plant electrical work and electrical maintenance.

Salary Range – $24-$38 an hour

A full description of this position including job requirements and a downloadable application for employment are located on our company website at

Completed applications may be emailed to or mailed to the address on the application. Applications are also accepted in person from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1002 Central Parkway SW, Decatur, AL 35601.

Decatur Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Water Operator – Lanett, AL

Posted: March 30, 2021

Job Title: Water Operator

Location: Lanett, AL

Hourly pay range: Starting hourly pay rate will depend on level of experience and licensing

Full benefits, 401K + match, annual bonus & PTO.

Summary: Veolia Water North America is contracted by the Chattahoochee Valley Water Supply District to operate and maintain the Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plant, which provides water services for East Alabama, Huguley and Lanett.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Alabama Grade IV Water Certification, or ability to acquire within 3 months, required
  • Experience operating in a water treatment plant, performing activities involving the water treatment processes and equipment, water quality testing, and recording information for reports.

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time

To apply: Please email a copy of your resume directly to or apply directly to the job opening through our careers page. Follow this link and search Lanett, AL job openings:

Operations Technician – Sprayroq

Posted: March 30, 2021


  • Travel to assist licensed contractors on projects and proactively address application and equipment methodology in the field
  • Develop protocols for licensed contractors as it relates to equipment maintenance, polymeric product application and additional action protocol needs as they arise
  • Troubleshoot and repair polymeric spray equipment for our licensed and open market customers
  • Perform business development activities to promote Sprayroq’s equipment sales and service center to the local region
  • Maintain service center safety and cleanliness to internal and external standards
  • Assist in training courses for our licensed contractors including active application of material during the courses
  • Prepare presentations for SCP education and training as well as equipment repair and service
  • Manage and update company database and customer relationship management systems (CRM) as it relates to licensed and open market equipment customers
  • Help organize product demonstration events both locally and nationally



 We are looking for an enthusiastic operations technician to join our experienced operations department and provide tremendous work ethic and creative ideas to help achieve our goals of equipment sales and service revenue growth as well as increased operational excellence among our licensed contractor base. You will have administrative duties in developing and implementing business development strategies to grow equipment sales and service opportunities. As an operations technician, you will also be focused on increasing the level of equipment and product customer service in addition to carrying out troubleshooting duties for both our licensed and open market customers. Your diligent contributions will help expand our service center revenues, profits and overall customer satisfaction. This position will allow you the freedom to develop strategies for growing service center revenues and expanding service offerings while also providing enrichment opportunities in the polymeric equipment industry. Ultimately, you will be joining a dynamic, experienced team of professionals dedicated to customer service, industry education and job enjoyment.



  • Associates Degree or equivalent technical trade certification
  • Demonstrated mechanical inclination and independent work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Solid relationship-building skills


Salary Range = $40,000 – $65,000

Utility Engineer for Development – City of Auburn

Posted: March 30, 2021

The City of Auburn, home to Auburn University, is seeking a Utility Engineer for Development dedicated to the service of this community. This position is responsible for performing engineering related to development in the City of Auburn, for ensuring that water and wastewater infrastructure is constructed in compliance with all relevant regulations, and for ensuring that all water and wastewater infrastructure is properly mapped in the City’s GIS database.

Applications should be completed online at


The City of Auburn is an EEO employer.  Accommodation considered.  Final appointment is contingent upon a negative drug test result, an acceptable background investigation, and approval by the City Manager.

Utility Engineer – City of Auburn

Posted: March 30, 2021

The City of Auburn, home to Auburn University, is seeking a Utility Engineer dedicated to the service of this community. This position is responsible for performing engineering duties related to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater assets and for supporting the work of other managers within the Water Resource Management Department.

Applications should be completed online at


The City of Auburn is an EEO employer.  Accommodation considered.  Final appointment is contingent upon a negative drug test result, an acceptable background investigation, and approval by the City Manager.

Water Reclamation Facility Operator Apprentice

Posted: March 30, 2021

JOB TITLE: Water Reclamation Facility Operator Apprentice

Job Title: Water Reclamation Facility Operator Apprentice

Summary: Individuals selected into the Apprenticeship program will be temporarily appointed into the apprenticeship and will work at a Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), which is a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The program will last for up to twenty-four (24) months. The apprenticeship program will include, but not be limited to, a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction generally described below, but subject to change based on the requirements of ADEM Grade II, III, and IV exams, Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know Criteria, and other necessary knowledge identified by the Director or Deputy Director of the department for WRF Operators:

  • Math for WRF Operators
  • Lab Sampling and Analysis
  • Fundamentals and Maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • WRF Treatment Processes
  • Safety Procedures in the WRF Environment

Classroom attendance will be mandatory. The Apprentice will spend up to 50% of their time in the classroom and self-study, with the balance of their time spent performing related duties of a WRF Operator and under the guidance and mentorship of existing certified personnel. Progression to the next WRF Operator level will require passing the Apprenticeship program’s comprehensive exams to include knowledge-based tests, a satisfactory or better rating on performance evaluations, and successfully passing the required level of the ADEM examination. Participants will not be allowed to retake an ADEM exam if failure occurs more than 2 times within the first 9 months. The cost of the exams will be taken care of by the Environmental Services Department of Jefferson County. Apprentices continued employment shall be subject to all other applicable Human Resources Department policies and procedures.


Program Benefits:

  • Paid, full-time Apprenticeship with on-the-job training
  • Registered program with the State of Alabama Department of Labor
  • Potential salary progression and career growth
  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays
  • Benefits offered through partnerships with the Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (CAPTE) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs:
    • Access to transportation funds
    • Childcare resources
    • Funds for books, tuition, uniforms
    • Funds for certification license fees

Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Engineer – Hazen and Sawyer

Posted: March 30, 2021

Job Title: Engineer

Hazen and Sawyer, Birmingham, Alabama is looking for a competent Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience working on wastewater treatment and conveyance projects. Candidate will work on projects including initial studies, conveyance system conceptual designs, sewer infrastructure design, and asset management related to the asset management program for Jefferson County. Field work and site visits from preliminary design through construction may be required. Ideal candidate is a team player and self-starter with exceptional organizational skills and has the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Must have good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Must be detail oriented.


  • Assist in project management of multiple sanitary sewer related projects
  • Assist in drawing development and review
  • Detailed design
  • Review of sanitary sewer CCTV tapes
  • Monitor design schedules, trends, and projections
  • Prepare monthly status reports


BS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering

PE preferred

Design experience related to sanitary sewer projects

GIS and CAD experience a plus

Primavera P6 experience a plus

Strong computer skills

Salary Range:  $65,000 to $95,000

Civil Engineer – Jefferson County

Posted: March 30, 2021

Job Title: Civil Engineer

Salary Pay Range: $53,580.80 – $83,096.00

Typical Job Duties:

Designs public infrastructure facilities, including drainage structures, sanitary sewers, roads, bridges, and culverts using accepted civil engineering practices, jurisdiction-specific standards and specifications, and nationally recognized engineering codes, standards, or regulations. Works closely with engineering consultants and external contractors on construction projects that were designed by engineering consultants. Directs and assists sub-professional engineering staff (e.g., Engineering Inspectors, etc.) in the field. Interacts with interested parties (e.g., developers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, governmental agencies) going through the jurisdiction’s permitting process. Reviews proposed construction plans to ensure they safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public; use accepted civil engineering practices; and comply with applicable codes, regulations and standards. Conducts engineering studies and prepares reports and recommendations based on the study’s results. Investigates and responds to complaints or inquiries made by the public to the department or public officials. Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Fundamentals of Engineering License/Engineer in Training certification.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (e.g., Structural, Environmental, etc.).

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

Water Reclamation Facility Operator IV – Jefferson County

Posted: March 30, 2021

Job Title: Water Reclamation Facility Operator IV

Hourly Pay Range: $18.30 – $28.40

Typical Job Duties:

    • Conducts preventative maintenance techniques on Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operating equipment to ensure proper and safe plant operations.
    • Maintains plant equipment by replacing, rotating and cleaning clarifiers, presses, belts, pits, pumps, basins, UV module, sand filter system, etc.
    • Collects samples, conducts field and lab tests, performs laboratory tests, records calculations and test results and transposes results into monthly operating reports for submission.
    • Performs detailed inspections of the wastewater flow and the operating equipment and make necessary adjustments to ensure proper functioning.
    • Supervises subordinates involved in a variety of WWTP operations by assigning and delegating job duties, scheduling employees, and reviewing performance to ensure compliance with federal guidelines within the state permit.
    • Trains subordinates involved in a variety of WWTP operations by developing training programs, staying abreast with current wastewater guidelines, teaching courses, and providing orientation for new employees.
    • Communicates pertinent information regarding WWTP operations and guidelines to organization staff, public, and governing agencies.
    • Maintaining WWTP equipment inventory such as spare parts, lubricants, custodial, and laboratory supplies in order to ensure plant operations are uninterrupted.
    • Preparing annual budget for the WWTP by making budgeting requests, recommendations, and acquisitions for submission to the county commission in order to ensure that all resources for various plant operations are maintained.
    • Regulates plant processes depending on various settings, flow movement and other variables.
    • Gathers information from plant equipment and gauges, records readings and reports any malfunctions.
    • Maintains plant grounds by cleaning floors, walkways, buildings, removing trash and debris and performing repairs as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Possession of an ADEM Wastewater Operator Grade IV Certification.

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

Water Reclamation Facility Shift Supervisor – Jefferson County

Posted: March 30, 2021

Job Title: Water Reclamation Facility Shift Supervisor

Hourly Pay Range: $19.79 – $30.69


Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Shift Supervisors are typically responsible for supervising WRF operators of all levels and ensuring proper and safe plant operations. A person working in this position is expected to oversee and at times participate in the operation and general and preventative maintenance of various equipment, stations, buildings and locations throughout the Water Reclamation Facility. Shift supervisors are also responsible for conducting and monitoring training of WRF staff to provide knowledge and understanding of work processes to ensure compliance with procedures and standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license.
  • Valid Grade IV Wastewater Certification from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
  • Experience operating in a Class III or Class IV municipal wastewater treatment plant, performing activities involving the wastewater treatment processes and equipment, water quality testing, and recording information for reports.

Application Deadline: Open Continuously, however, the position can close at any time.

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