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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Job Opportunity - Well Operator


The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Well Operator in the Water Division of the Department of Development Services & Public Works. 

This position acts as the water quality supervisor by monitoring and controlling treatment equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use by performing the following duties:

  • Performs and supervises all daily operations, maintenance and repairs of all well, tanks and pit locations.
  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of well water into the water system.
  • Dumps specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect and clarify water.
  • Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates and distribution of water.
  • Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment.
  • Tests water samples in system for regulatory and water quality control.
  • Performs system flushing and valve operations as required for water quality.
  • Records data such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure.
  • Performs landscape maintenance at all wells, tanks and pit locations.
  • Supervises and manages contractor related activity at wells, tanks and pits.
  • Prepares and submits all daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to the appropriate agencies: ADEM, ADECA, EPA and the City of Pelham.
  • Prepare information for yearly CCR’s.
  • Manages all operations including scheduling duties, invoice approvals, training, order of all well operation supplies.
  • Prepares well operation budgets.
  • Manages customer complaints dealing with water quality.
  • Performs and supervises all after hours activities.
  • Participates in all ADEM inspections.
  • Performs general housekeeping and minor maintenance at wells, tanks, and pits as required.

Potential candidates must have the knowledge skills and abilities to perform each essential duty and are required to have a Grade II Water Operator Certification with at least two years of experience in equivalent water systems.  Knowledge of wells, pumps, tanks and telemetry systems plus electrical and mechanical experience is preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.  Candidates must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving a conditional offer of employment. 

The salary range for this position is $41,029 to $57,146.  The City of Pelham offers an excellent benefits package.

Applications are available on the City website and can be downloaded. Completed applications may be sent to, mailed to City of Pelham, Human Resources, PO Box 1419, Pelham, AL  35124, or delivered in person to 401 Southgate Drive, Pelham. The final date to submit applications is Monday, October 14, 2019, at 5:00 PM. City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.

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