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Licensed Operator (License Level D or Above), City of Cayce

Position Category: Utilities

Job Duties:
  • Assists in operating the wastewater treatment and/or water purification plant; performs preventative maintenance on equipment. Assists in repairing air compressors, motors, pumps and related equipment. Determines chemical dosages to properly treat water/wastewater; runs quality control tests/process control tests. Adds chemicals to water/wastewater; treats and disposes of sludge. Maintains operating logs and related records.
  • Performs various plant operations including but not limited to mixing chemicals, changing chlorine cylinders, SO2 cylinders, reading and recording data from gauges, meters, etc., checking chemical storage areas and tanks, checking and adjusting chemical feed systems, operating machinery necessary for proper functioning of the plant, emptying chlorine cylinders, etc. Performs a variety of operations including flushing water lines as needed, cleaning/changing filters, turning water on and off in distribution system; and reading and recording data from recording charts. 
  • Responsible for performing general upkeep of the plant and surrounding grounds.

  • Requires high school diploma or GED and vocational/technical in water/wastewater treatment or related field, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training.
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license Class “D” or higher; Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certification for Water Operator Position; Class “D” or higher Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certification for Wastewater Position.
  • Prefer two years of experience as a water/wastewater plant operator or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities and certification.

Pay Info:
Salary: $15.54 - $25.72 an hour.

How to apply:
To apply, please submit all applications via email to or drop off at City Hall, 1800 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033.


The City of Cayce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.