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Water Systems Operator A*
Requisition Number: 5787 Location: Moncks Corner
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Unit Number - Unit Name: 97400 WATER SYSTEM OPERATIONS (MOULTRIE)
Experience Required: See Position Requirements Education Required: High School Diploma/GED
Recruiting Start Date: Aug 12, 2019 Recruiting End Date: Aug 23, 2019
Job Posting: Internal and External



  • Operates, troubleshoots, and maintains all water systems process equipment.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.
  • Must be well  versed and knowledgeable of all State/Federal safe drinking water regulations to ensure safe, reliable drinking water at all times.
  • Is required to possess a valid South Carolina Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator "A" license and a Distribution Operator "A" license due to public health concerns and regulatory requirements.


  • Essential Job Tasks:
  • Treats and distributes safe, reliable potable drinking water that meets all SCDHEC and USEPA standards to the Lake Moultrie Agency members.
  • Monitors, analyzes, and changes chemical dosages or other treatment method based on raw water conditions, regulatory requirements, laboratory testing as well as optimization and pilot studies.
  • Assists and coordinates day-to-day operations with Lake Moultrie Water Agency members with regards to water quality and delivery.
  • Handles system emergencies and advises the Manager/Supervisor on corrective action in such situations.
  • Starts up and shuts plant down; checks, cleans, and maintains filters, valves and machinery; loads chemicals into automatic feeder systems, calibrates equipment and verifies feed rates.
  • Inspects buildings and process equipment and writes work orders for maintenance and repair work.
  • Maintains lab DHEC bench sheets, log book records, and monitors all water treatment/distribution instrumentation on SCADA system.
  • Determines from analytical data on what operational adjustments need to made to the drinking water/distribution system.
  • Must be willing to cut grass, sweep, and clean all treatment plant assets at all times.


  • *Will consider Water Systems Operator B

    Water Systems Operator A
  • High School Diploma/GED with additional technical courses related to water plant operations/maintenance with five years  experience required.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Class "A" Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator license and a valid drivers license required.
  • Must obtain Class "D", "C", "B", and "A" Water Distribution Operators license within 1, 2, 3, and 4 years of employment respectively.
  • Emergency Response Team and Enter Confined Space Training required.


  • Compensation Information
    Water Systems Operator A
    $28.10-$35.10 (min.-mid.)

    Water Systems Operator B
  • High School Diploma/GED with additional technical courses related to water plant operations/maintenance with two years directly related experience required.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Class "B" Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator license and a valid drivers license required.
  • Must obtain Class "D", "C", "B", and "A" Water Distribution Operators license within 1, 2, 3, and 4 years of employment respectively.
  • Must obtain Class "A" Water Treatment Plant Operator license within 1 year of employment.
  • Emergency Response Team and Enter Confined Space training required.


  • Compensation Information
    Water Systems Operator B
    $20.50-$25.60 (min.-mid.)

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