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The Borough of Carlisle is accepting applications for Water Treatment Plant Operator



The Borough of Carlisle is dedicated to providing a diverse work environment and is  proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive  consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color,  

religious creed, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender  identity or gender expression. 

This is a great opportunity to work in an organization that supports a diverse community! We offer an inclusive, family-friendly culture that  values the contributions of every employee, and we seek dedicated  individuals who share our commitment to excellence in community  service. 

We’re looking for a dedicated individual who is passionate about clean  water to become a licensed water treatment plant operator. Any water  treatment licensure and/or experience is a plus, but we will train and provide licensure for the right individual. This plant requires a  Pennsylvania Class A Water Treatment Operator license with Subclasses 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. Non-licensed operators will be provided  reasonable time to obtain certifications. This is a great opportunity to  begin a career that makes an impact on the community by providing  high quality drinking water! 


Medical, dental, and vision insurance Retirement plans Life and disability insurance Employee assistance program Professional development and training Paid leave and holidays

POSITION Water Treatment Plant Operator
Carlise Job Posting – Water Treatment Plant Operator

DEPARTMENT Department of Public Works and Water Resources  REPORTS TO Water Resources and Field Operations Manager 

PAY RATE Unlicensed operators start between $22.19/hr and $27.21/hr. Licensed operators start between $26.25/hr and $30.09/hr.

FLSA STATUS Non-exempt, full-time 

CURRENT SCHEDULE (management may adjust schedules based on operational  needs) This shift alternates: One week is Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The other week is Monday through Wednesday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, then  Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 am to 8:00 am. 

SUMMARY This is specialized work in the operation and maintenance of a water  treatment plant in order to provide a safe, high quality finished water product to the  public. The plant operator is responsible for operating the facility in such a manner  as to meet Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and United  States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Daily work is supervised  by the senior operator. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions may include the  customary duties and responsibilities noted herein; however, the information below  is not an exhaustive list of duties and instead serves as a representative sample of the  expectations of the position. 

  1. Operates the water plant and performs ongoing and preventive maintenance  duties which include periodic inspection of mechanical equipment and  making adjustments to pumps, motors, chlorinators, and other chemical feed  equipment. 
  2. Regulates the flow of water; puts filters in and out of service; backwashes  filters; regulates the addition of lime, chlorine, fluoride, and other additives  to the water. 
  3. Records meter readings; maintains log sheets and charts. 
  4. Maintains proper water pressure, storage levels, and quality and quantity of  water processes. 
  5. Conducts standard chemical analysis of raw and finished water, including  alkalinity, pH, turbidity, chlorine residuals, etc.; performs chemical analysis  to assist in operating decisions. 
  6. Reports operating characteristics of the plant to supervisors and other plant  staff, including recommendations for work to be performed and  material/equipment needs. 
  7. Performs related work and other duties as assigned; assists other staff as  needed.  

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/QUALITIES: The ideal candidate should possess the  following. 

Ability to present a positive image and attitude on a daily basis. Desire and ability to learn new skills.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately and carefully. 

Ability to operate assigned equipment safely and efficiently. Knowledge of  the capability, limitation, and hazard of operating any assigned equipment.  Knowledge of the operating characteristics of a Class 1A water treatment  facility, including EPA and DEP regulations; pump maintenance, electrical  and mechanical control mechanisms, and related water treatment plant  equipment; and chemistry, hydraulics, and bacteriology as applied to water  treatment plant operations and analysis of samples. 

Ability to understand and utilize computer systems, read plant diagrams and  maintenance manuals, read charts and meters, and keep detailed records. 


Must be at least 18 years of age. 

High school diploma or equivalent. 

Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. 

Any water treatment certifications and/or experience is a plus, but we will  train and provide certification for the right individual. This plant requires  Pennsylvania Class A Water Treatment Operator Certificate with Subclass 1,  7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. Non-certified operators will be provided reasonable time  to obtain certifications. 

Shift work is required. The plant is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;  however, all operators are expected be available to respond to emergencies  at any time if needed. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described  below are representative of those required for the position.  

Ability to stand and walk most of the time with some bending, stooping,  squatting, climbing, twisting, reaching, lifting of up to 50 pounds, and  working on irregular surfaces or heights above the ground. 

Must be able to use body to work, move or carry objects or materials; see and  communicate effectively. 

New employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID. 

Ready to apply? 

Applications are on our website: 

For questions or to submit your application/resume/cover letter: Contact: Amy Berrier, HR/Risk Management Manager 


Call: 717-240-6923 

Fax: 717-240-6615 

Or Mail: 

Carlisle Borough Hall

53 West South Street Carlisle, PA 17013

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