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Water Plant Operator A, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Utilities

Position Hours:
Full time, Rotational 12-hour shift from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., which includes weekends and holidays

Job Duties:
  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate flow of raw water treatment facility and operates and maintains SCADA System.

  • Monitors panel board and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure, water elevation and the distribution of water; performs various water sample tests.

  • Prepares various records and reports including flow charts, filter backwash charts, turbidity charts, bacteria records, dosage charts, calibration records, etc.  Maintains such records and reports as directed by SC DHEC.

  • Vocational/technical school education/training in water treatment plant operations.

  • One-year experience in water treatment operations and certification as a “Water Operator A”.

  • Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Pay Info:

​Salary range $44,764.18 - $62,670.87 annually with excellent benefits package including 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

How to apply:

Employment applications are available online and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Carrie Garrett, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to 803.939.8634, or e-mailed to

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.