Facility Operator - Water / Wastewater Utility
Kernersville, NC 
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Job Description

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource - one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That's why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth's most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Facility Operator to join our team on a full-time, direct basis at our Kernersville, NC facility! In this role, you will operate water and wastewater treatment processes & facilities; this involves controlling the variations of flow rates & processing methods as well as performing necessary maintenance & repairs on the plant's distribution systems, pumps, and booster stations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform scheduled plant inspections; this may involve serving as Operator in Responsible Charge of assigned systems.
  • Monitor gauges, meters, control panels, and controls variations / operating conditions of the treatment process; this involves recording meter & gauge readings.
  • Maintain all records pertaining to production, maintenance, and treatment (as required); this includes reading charts, flow meters, and gauges to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Collect samples and perform necessary chemical analysis (in accordance with system sampling requirements).
  • Extract samples and perform routine laboratory tests; this involves documenting and certifying test results.
  • Responsible for addressing service orders pertaining to customer service, water distribution, and/or collections system calls.
  • Perform other duties or special projects, as requested (related to your area of responsibility).
  • Must be available to work overtime as well as with "on-call" responsibilities, as scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school Diploma (or GED equivalent).
  • 2 years of professional experience working with industrial mechanical systems is preferred.
  • Experience working in a Utility environment, especially with Water and/or Waste Water treatment, is preferred.
  • C Well Water License or Grade I Waste Water License is preferred.
  • A valid U.S. Driver's License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; this person must be able to communicate effectively (i.e.: clearly, concisely, and professionally) with internal customers.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well under-pressure.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team Player demeanor with the ability to work effectively in a team-fostered multi-tasking environment.

CAREER PROGRESSION:

  • FO Trainee - Will be required to get either a C Well or Grade I waste water license within 18 months of employment.
  • FO I - Minimum license requirement of C Well or Grade I.
  • FO II - Must meet dual licensing requirements and have either a B Well or a Grade II.
  • FO III - Must meet dual licensing requirements of at least a B Well and Grade II plus have an A Well or Grade III.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet (and/or humid) conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases, and /or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents.

Company vehicle will be provided for business purposes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Seasonal employees / Summer internships are excluded from these requirements, however vaccinations are preferred.

Essential Utilities and its subsidiaries, including Aqua, Delta, and Peoples Natural Gas, require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law. Proof of vaccination must be provided prior to your first day of employment.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical or religious exemption, you will be required to apply for an exemption on your first day of employment with Essential Utilities. As part of the process, you will be required to provide information and/or documentation to Human Resources about the reason(s) you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an exemption is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).


Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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