Treatment Plant Operator






Salary Range:    Grade 6 (Starting pay based on experience)


General Description:  The duties of the Treatment Plant Operator shall consist of the daily operation, repair, supervision and maintenance of the District’s 4MGD water treatment facility.


Qualifications:   The Treatment Plant Operator must have the following credentials and qualifications:


  • A two (2) or four (4) year degree in a science or technical background;
  • Good oral and written skills;
  • Must be in good health; having the ability to perform heavy manual labor-lift 60 pounds to shoulder height;
  • A valid State of Maine Class “C” drivers license;
  • Have two (2) years of water industry experience or related education;
  • State of Maine Class IV-Plant operators license or have the ability to obtain one within three (3) years of hire date;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with associates and the public;
  • Ability to understand computerized controls, radio telemetry, electrical, and mechanical systems;
  • Ability to perform all safety requirements, including confined space entry program;
  • Ability to work weekends if necessary and to be on-call for emergencies on a rotating basis;
  • Successfully demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain a water treatment plant and related facilities.


DutiesSpecific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Operate, repair and maintain chemical feed systems, Mircrofloc® filtration equipment, treatment control systems, HVAC systems, monitoring equipment and related support processes;
  • Observe, monitor and interpret instrumentation including but not limited to chemical analyzers and system computers to monitor plant performance.  This requires the understanding and interpretation of computer generated data;
  • Maintain accurate records of plant activities; including water quality information, both raw and finished, maintenance records, compliance reports, etc.  Records of regular reports and critical observation should be conveyed to the chief operator;
  • Operation and maintenance of pumps, compressors and other plant support systems;



Bath Water District

Employment Description

Treatment Plant Operator

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  • Assistance in control and monitoring of treatment plant inventory;
  • Conduct routine and non-routine maintenance of building, grounds and other external facilities;
  • Respond to emergencies and alarms during non working,  “on-call” hours within 20 minutes;
  • Assure that safety procedures are followed.  Any violation of safety policy are to be reported to the chief operator; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervision and Guidance:  The Treatment Plant Operator reports to the Chief Operator.  The Treatment Plant Operator may be required to give guidance to other employees as needed.



If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Bodge 1 Lambard St. Bath Maine, 04350 or by email to


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