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Water Operator




Barnesville, GA


ESG Operations, Inc. is currently seeking a Water Operator or Operator in Training to join our Barnesville, GA team.  We are looking for candidates with relevant experience, a valid Georgia Water Operator's license, or college graduates with a degree in chemistry, biology, or environmental science. 

  • Operates water pumping mechanisms to regulate flow and pressure of water during assigned shifts to include:
  • Operates pumps, valves, turbines and electric motors to transfer, distribute and regulate pressure flow of raw and processed water
  • Monitors panel boards and adjusts controls to regulate flow and distribution of water
  • Cleans systems by backwashing at designated intervals
  • Records reservoir water elevation, power consumption and equipment utilization data at designated intervals
  • Conducts water treatment activities to include adds appropriate amounts of chemicals to raw water to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water at regular intervals; regulates flow of pre-treated water through sedimentation and filter devices; adds appropriate amounts of chemicals into water for post treatment and operates agitators; records chemical composition of raw and treated water at designated intervals
  • Maintains, cleans and stocks materials on trucks and equipment.  Housekeeping duties to include cutting grass, cleaning tanks, sweeping & mopping floors, cleaning equipment and various other duties to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the facility
  • Calibrates all meters that will be used through the course of the shift
  • Collects samples and performs various tests such as pH, D.O., and CL2 residual; analyzes results and makes process control changes based on these lab results and instruction from their immediate supervisor
  • Documents readings, test results, equipment adjustments and enter data into a computer database for record maintenance and to produce periodic and special reports
  • Monitors and observes treatment process for offensive matter; inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect problems
  • Transfers various chemicals from one container to the other.  Makes chemical feed adjustments as necessary
  • Changes chlorine cylinders and checks for leaks.  Adjusts feed rate as required. Transports, handles and mixes chemicals manually as required.
  • Operates plant machines and equipment
  • Injects chemicals to purify water
  • Conducts laboratory test of water and monitors plant controls
  • Adjusts valves and gates and maintains well pump stations
  • Attends safety classes, reinforces and complies with company safety policies


  • High School Diploma or GED; college degree in biology, chemistry or environmental science
  • Must have a valid GA driver’s license
  • Valid Georgia Water Operator License preferred or ability to obtain required certification as a Georgia Water Treatment Plant Operator within 12 months of hire date

8-hour shifts working a 10-days on, 4-days off rotation within a 2-week pay period. Weekends and holidays may be required

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits and bonus plan.  Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental and life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, sick leave, and holidays. 

ESG Operations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a certified Drug Free Workplace.

Our Company:
Recognized as the fastest-growing utility operations and public works management company in the Southeast, ESG Operations provides full- service operation, maintenance, management and consulting services to governmental and private sector entities. ESG is dedicated to providing innovative, state-of-the-art, environmentally-sound solutions for our clients’ unique needs. We provide every employee with cutting-edge tools, training and technology which has resulted in ESG’s recognition as a leader in the utility operations and public works management industry.  Learn more about us at ESG Operations, Inc. is an Inframark company.