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*NEW* - Water Treatment Plant Operator

Anderson Regional Water is searching for a Water Treatment Plant Operator. A $500 Bonus will be awarded following successful completion of 60 Day Probation Period. Selected candidate will be assigned one of three positions based on experience:

WTP Trainee–WTP C ($20.00-$25.00)

WTP B ($22.33-$33.56)

WTP A ($27.09-$37.44)

Operator will perform skilled work in the operation, monitoring, controlling, testing and troubleshooting of a water treatment process.  Excellent full-time career opportunity with excellent benefits, progressive on the job training for advancement opportunities, shift-differential pay, longevity pay, overtime opportunities and a potential for promotion.  Position is subject to drug screening and background investigation.

  • Under direction from a licensed shift operator:
    • Assist in operation of water treatment plant including related subsystems and instrumentation.
    • Monitors the treatment process from the control board/computer screen. monitors various treatment processes including ozonation, coagulant feed, rapid mix, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection; monitors the addition of chemicals added for corrosion control and dental caries prevention.
    • Monitors water quality by performing laboratory tests at various stages in the treatment process including tests for chlorine residual, fluoride residual, chlorite residual, pH, turbidity, hardness, alkalinity, odors, and other tests as necessary to maintain water quality; calibrates laboratory equipment. maintains laboratory records.
    • Determines chemical dosage and adjustments to plant processes, as necessary.
    • Reads gauges and meters. interprets data to maintain the proper treatment process, proper distribution operation, security, and alarm status. makes flow adjustments.
    • Operates pumps and valves utilizing a SCADA system. operates power plant utilizing computer interface. monitors systems for alarms, adjust, and provides appropriate response; notifies other personnel as necessary to respond to problems.
    • Operates mechanical equipment including pumps and motors, chemical feed pumps and systems, air compressors, and manual, electrical, and pneumatically operated valves; operates hand and power tools. operates a light truck.
    • Operates equipment related to chlorination and ozone feed system; participates in calibration of chemical feed equipment.
    • Makes visual inspections. monitors facilities and roads to ensure adequate security.
    • Performs preventative and predictive maintenance on treatment plant equipment. Assists System staff in making major and/or specialized repairs to equipment, coordinates work of contractors and of other departments.
    • Operates the System’s water transmission and distribution system including reservoirs and pump stations. ensures adequate availability and pressure to all service connections; delivers required flow rate to member agencies.
    • Operates South Anderson Water System to ensure raw water deliveries to industrial customers.
    • Collects or coordinates collection of water samples at various stages of treatment process and in the water distribution system, maintains chain of custody logs.
    • Provides appropriate response to emergencies and spills including those involving hazardous materials.
    • Performs jar tests as needed to determine the quality of water.
    • Inspects and maintains instrumentation apparatus including changing charts, cleaning portable instruments and taking meter readings to ensure quality control.
    • Calibrates bench equipment daily.
    • Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of or ability to learn:

  • Basic principles of chemistry and microbiology, mathematical calculations used in the water treatment operations; principles, practices, materials, chemicals, and operating procedures related to the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, hydraulic and distribution principles.
  • Tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plant facilities. maintenance and repair principles and practices including preventative maintenance procedures, operating principles of plant equipment including valves, pumps, and motors.
  • Methods and techniques of reading and interpreting gauges, recording devices, and related monitoring systems.
  • Methods and techniques of conducting laboratory tests and procedures related to water treatment analysis.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Operational and safety regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations; occupational hazards and standard safety precautions; principles and procedures used in the proper handling of chemicals.


  • Possession of a Class C, D or E Water Treatment Plant Operator License issued by the State of South Carolina or ability to obtain entry level certification (Class E) within 6 months.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Forklift operator certification desired.


  • Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, lifting, digging, pushing or raising objects and involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
  • The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, toxic/caustic chemicals, disease/pathogens, confined spaces.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, color perception, and odor perception.
  • Anderson Regional Joint Water System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.ADA requires the Water System to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

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Anderson Regional Joint Water System is always looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join our team! ARJWS is a part of the South Carolina State Retirement System and offers state medical and dental insurance. The System pays 100% for employee insurance. In addition to retirement and insurance benefits, the System also provides the following:

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Programs – 401K and 457
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical and Childcare
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation – 12 days per year increasing with longevity
  • Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Alternative work schedule (9/80) with every other Friday off.
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Job Training Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Our salaries and hourly pay are market-based and very competitive. We support employees’ efforts to advance in their career by offering training and professional development opportunities.