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Wastewater Operator, AM, Industrial Maintenance – Atlanta

Location: Dacula, GA
Job ID: 27945BR
Department: Industrial Maintenance
Working Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm, Mon-Fri
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Mar 01, 2024

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The primary roles of the Water/Wastewater Operator are to monitor the quality and the use of potable water, collect water samples and maintain data and logs to support potable and wastewater regulatory requirements, and maintain water treatment, sampling, pumping and flow measurement equipment.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoot equipment and/or process malfunctions
  • Coordinate repair and small improvement projects
  • Assist other departments concerning water quality and regulatory compliance
  • Maintain records for water systems
  • Must be able to respond to emergency call outs to support the operation of water systems

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have an excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Must show initiative and pride in work
  • Have the ability to lift and carry up to 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors year round
  • Must be able to evaluate and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and operation problems common to the water/ wastewater systems
  • Must be able to benefit from maintenance/operational training classes
  • Must be able to meet requirements for State of Georgia Industrial Wastewater Systems Operator certification within 6 months of employment start date.
  • Good human relation skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player).
  • Commitment to Publix and our mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess State of Georgia Industrial Wastewater Systems Operator Certification.
  • Experience in maintaining potable water and wastewater treatment, pumping, and measurement equipment
  • Experienced in Electrical and PLC programing and troubleshooting


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

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