Operator In Training - Beaufort
SouthWest Water Alabama & South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina

SouthWest Water Company is looking for a Operator in Training to perform routine monitoring and testing of water and wastewater to assist with facility operation, maintenance, and service.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist operators with the performance of all required job duties
  • Take and record instrument readings
  • Report to the supervisor any irregularities with instruments or their readings
  • Collect samples and perform routine laboratory analysis
  • Maintain Utility tract through general clean up and wash-down of facilities
  • Maintain Utility grounds through lawn mowing, weed eating, etc...
  • Perform routine tasks with hand tools (shovels, rakes, etc.)
  • Read water consumption meters and record volume used by residential and commercial consumers
  • Install water meters as needed
  • Locate valves, water mains, manholes, leaks, etc. in the field
  • Report to the supervisor any irregularities with meters, meter boxes, mains, valves, valve boxes, or hydrants
  • Assist with water line repairs
  • Check sewage pump stations daily
  • Assist with repair and maintenance of sewage pumps and sewer lines
  • Responsible for the safeguarding and maintenance of personal protective equipment and issued tools
  • General knowledge of policies and procedures


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Ability to obtain necessary certifications within 18 months of hire (D Level Biological Wastewater, D Level Water Distribution, D level Water Distribution Certification required

  • One to two years of related experience.
  • Ability to lift or carry up to 50 pounds, walk up to 5 miles per day, and constantly stoop, kneel, crouch, and stand
  • Ability to work ALL rotating shifts including 12-hour days, 12-hour nights, and 8-hour days
  • Valid South Carolina driver's license with clear driving record.
  • Within 18 months of hire obtain level D Wastewater certification, level D Water Treatment certification, level D Water Distribution certification.
  • Within 30 months of hire obtain C level Biological Wastewater certification, C level Water Distribution certification, C level Water Treatment certification.

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