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We are Hiring - Water Treatment Plant Operator

SPWA is currently accepting applications for a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Individuals will perform a variety of skilled responsibilities in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility, including lab testing and data collection/reporting. Individuals will ensure that water meets State and Federal guidelines. Individuals will be required to work every 3rd weekend (1 weekend on, 2 weekends off), some holidays, and after hours when necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
Monitor, maintain, and operate water treatment plant processes and equipment.
Conducts routine plant walk-throughs to ensure proper function of equipment.
Collects, tests, and evaluates water throughout the treatment process.
Monitors the Authority’s SCADA (Supervisory control and Data Acquisition) system.
Performs general cleaning and maintenance tasks at the water treatment and water intake facility.
Assists other plant personnel with emergency repair of treatment processes.
Records daily plant operational data, and maintenance activity into the appropriate logs.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Individuals will be required to obtain a class III Arkansas Water Treatment license within 3 years of hire date and a class 1 Arkansas Wastewater Treatment license (SPWA will provide and pay for all schooling/licensing fees).
Individuals will be required to maintain a safe working environment, including use of proper PPE within the treatment facility.
Strong computer/math skills preferred.
Individuals will be required to handle hazardous chemicals.
Individuals will be required to lift 50-60 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be 18 years or older.
State of Arkansas Water Treatment license preferred, but not required.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
Must live within a 15 mile radius of Southside, AR

COMPANY BENEFITS:
Competitive salary
Vacation/sick/holiday pay
Health/vision/dental insurance with competitive rates
401k with company match up to 6%
Uniforms provided
Company cell phone

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications may be picked up at the Authority office located at 1401 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR 72501 or you may fill out an application online at http://tinyurl.com/yv47f3ks