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Facility Operator- Part Time

Company: Aqua America, Inc.
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource - one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That's why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth's most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!


Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Facility Operator. This role is under the direction of the Field Supervisor and will perform a variety of activities to support the operation of water production facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, lift stations, booster stations, distribution system, and the wastewater collection system.


  • Maintains equipment at the assigned water production facilities and booster stations.
  • Operates and maintains distribution systems including mains, valves, hydrants and service lines.
  • Maintains equipment at the wastewater treatment facilities and lift stations.
  • Operates and maintains sewer collection systems including collections mains and pump stations.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs service piping and other related equipment .
  • Performs routine water quality analysis in accordance with established processes and procedures.
  • Makes operational adjustments as needed to comply with state and federal water quality standards.
  • Adjusts chemical treatment to ensure water quality meets standards. Calculates various ratios and dosages.
  • Completes customer service work orders, updates and maintains appropriate system documentation of activities and closes work orders in accordance with department policies and procedures.
  • Performs all tasks safely, professionally and in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines.
  • Assists with other tasks or projects as assigned


  • A high school diploma, GED or the equivalent
  • A valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Commuter Vehicle will be provided for work purposes only
  • Class 4 Water license preferred
  • Candidate will be required to successfully pass either a Water or Wastewater license general examination within 18 months of employment per the Career Progression Schedule.
  • Live within 40 minutes of Roanoke, Bedford or Botetourt County


  • Familiarity with computers / tablets and the basic operation of database, spreadsheet and word processing programs preferred
  • Ability to read, understand and accurately follow operating instructions both written and verbal
  • Mathematical ability to perform calculations to determine various ratios, dosages, volumetric calculations that are required for the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Treatment Plants
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in writing
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the need to prevent wastewater pollution of area waters
  • Understand and maintain plan processes through computer-controlled equipment
  • A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment

Career Progression Schedule:

  • Position level will be based on current certification(s)
  • FO Trainee - Will be required to get either a Class 4 water or Class 4 waste water license within 18 months of employment.
  • FO I - Minimum license requirement of Class 4 water or Class 4 waste water.
  • FO II - Must meet dual licensing requirements in matrix above or With COO approval, achieve at least a Class 3 license in either water or waste water if located in a water or wastewater only location.
  • FO III - Must meet dual licensing requirements of a FO II., Minimum license requirement of Class 3 water and Class 3 waste water.


  • May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet and/or humid conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases and /or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents. Work vehicle will be provided
  • Must obtain a CDL Class C with Hazmat endorsement within 90 days of hire
  • Part time schedule (28 hours per week) with the opportunity to transition to full time.
  • Willing to accommodate a flexible work schedule

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).

Keywords: Aqua America, Inc., Roanoke , Facility Operator- Part Time, Other , Roanoke, Virginia

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