System One Services Water Treatment Plant Operator in Trenton, New Jersey

Water Treatment Plant OperatorTrenton, New Jersey




Category:Industrial & Manufacturing

Compensation Range:16.34 Per Hour

Job ID:121156

Date Posted:09/14/2017


  • Under direction, operates, adjusts, regulates and maintains plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and industrial use

  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treatment plant

  • Dumps specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water

  • Starts agitators to mix chemicals and allow impurities to settle to bottom of tank Pumps purified water into water mains

  • Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure and water elevation, and distribution of water

  • Cleans tanks and filter beds using backwashing (reverse flow of water)

  • Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment using hand tools and power tools Tests water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities using colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter

  • Dumps chemicals such as alum into tanks to coagulate impurities and to reduce acidity Records data such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure

  • May perform minor repairs such as replacing packing in pumps or valves and/or replacing bearings in motors and pumps, lubricating machines, and equipment

  • May operate primary pumping equipment to transfer raw water to treatment plant or to distribute treated water to residential, commercial, or industrial establishments Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office or related units


  • 1+ year of experience in operating, adjusting, regulating, repairing, and maintaining electric motors, pumps, valves, and other electrical and mechanical equipment of the type used in a water treatment plant, pumping station or filtration system

  • HSD or equivalent

  • Water Treatment (T-1) license required

  • Valid NJ driver's license

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Works well with others

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work a rotating shift

  • US Citizenship required