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Elizabethtown Area Water Authority is seeking candidates for a Water System Operator-in-Training

Elizabethtown Area Water Authority is seeking candidates for a Water System Operator-in-Training.  This position is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Applicants shall request and complete an application from and provide a resume to Elizabethtown Area Water Authority, 211 W. Hummelstown St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, (717) 367-7448, before 9/29/2017. 

A detailed Job Description can be obtained This position is not eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses. EAWA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a smoke & drug free workplace. Principals only.


Full-Time Operator-in-Training – A Water System Operator in Training (OIT) performs semi-skilled, technical type tasks, necessary for the daily operation and maintenance of the water system. An OIT must be progressing in water system certification by the PA DEP, and is entrusted with ensuring compliance environmental and public health regulatory compliance with a licensed and fully certified Operator.  An Operator works under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, with senior oversight by the Operations Manager. The position requires moderate to heavy physical labor, in cold, hot, wet, indoor & outdoor environments. The selected applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Pennsylvania Driver’s License and will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B within 12 months of the date of hire. The position requires rotational shiftwork that includes weekends and responding to emergency calls at night, weekends, and holidays.

Successful applicants will have the following:

  • High school graduate, or General Educational Development;
  • Two years of professional public works experience or equivalent or successful completion of a two-year certified program / advanced training in water treatment. Alternately, the applicant may demonstrate experience by having passed the Pennsylvania Certified Operator Part 1 – General Exam.


Del Becker, PE

Authority Manager

Elizabethtown Area Water Authority

211 W. Hummelstown St.

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(O) 717-367-7448  (F) 717-367-7496 (C) 717-693-5409

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