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Water System Lead Operator, Town of Sullivan's Island

Position Category: Utilities

Position Hours:
Full time, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, some weekends and some on call

Job Duties:
  • Operates pumps, engines, blowers, etc. according to manufacturers guidelines and procedures. Monitors gauges, read meters and control panels to ensure quality of processes. Install and repair of water meters and service lines. Review daily log sheets and checklists to ensure established standards and procedures are being met. Determines process requirements and needed adjustments based on instrument readings, laboratory results and process control tests to ensure compliance with regulations. Reports abnormal or unusual equipment operation to supervisor according to established procedures.
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance functions as assigned to Operations. Coordinates equipment shut down for maintenance activities according to established guidelines. Coordinates the activities of other operators in collaboration with the Chief Operator. Assists Chief Operator in cross training other operators. Provides feedback to Chief Operator regarding progress, additional training requirements, etc. Responds to emergency situations and trouble shoots operational problems. Reports problems to Supervisor and/or Manager according to established guidelines.
  • Keeps work areas clean according to established guidelines. Assists in operating heavy equipment (Backhoe, Skid Steer, Dump Truck, etc.) related to process operations and maintenance according to established safety and procedural guidelines. Collects samples for analysis from distribution system, plant process units, water and sewer system. More duties are listed on the Town of Sullivan's Island website.

  • Position requires ability to read, write and perform advanced mathematical calculations at a level normally acquired through completion of a high school education or equivalent. Training and education through an environmental training program is preferred.
  • Position requires a minimum of 5 years experience in the water and wastewater field or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 5 years experience at a distribution system operation at a level of complexity comparable to SIWSD as determined by the Manager. Position requires current SC Class B Water Distribution Operator Certification, SC Class B Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification, SC Class C Water Treatment Operator Certification.
  • More qualifications and physical requirements found on Town of Sullivan's Island website.

Pay Info:
Starting range $29.44-$31.42 per hour depending on qualifications. Signing bonus offered based on qualifications and experience.

How to apply:
Employment application can be found on the Town website. Mail to Town of Sullivan's Island, Attention: Greg Gress, PO Box 427, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, or email to, phone 843.883.5748.

The Town of Sullivan's Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.