Job Description

    EOM is seeking an individual to perform skilled maintenance, repair, and construction work on the potable water treatment and distribution systems of various municipalities; operate maintenance and construction tools and equipment; perform a variety of maintenance tasks relative to water distribution and treatment. Work is performed under direct supervision (Operator II), general supervision (Operator I), under the direction of the Department Manager/Lead Operator.


    • Handle complaints and answer questions from the public.
    • Make minor adjustments on service equipment; maintain tools and equipment in working order.
    • Maintain logs of daily activities.
    • Operate and maintain wells, reservoirs, and treatment facilities; inspect residential and commercial service issues.
    • Monitor and adjust water production and treatment equipment.
    • Lay and fit pipelines; make water line taps; install water services, fire hydrants, valves, and other water devices.
    • Perform field duties related to the water system; take water samples and inspect new construction.
    • Excavate trenches and install shoring.
    • Identify service and main leaks; operate pipe locators; install and inspect backflow devices.
    • Read and update water distribution maps and as-built plans and blueprints
    • Clean and monitor pump stations and related equipment.
    • Perform emergency repairs to water lines as necessary; establish proper traffic control devices.
    • Repair, maintain and install water meters and related service lines; read meters; turn services off and on as necessary
    • Perform underground service alert locating, marking and notification
    • Perform related duties as required


    • Principles and practices of water distribution maintenance and repair.
    • Basic principles of water treatment.
    • Common tools, materials, and motorized vehicles and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of a water distribution system.
    • Pumps, valves and backflow devices.
    • Basic mathematical principles.
    • Electrical/Mechanical Experience a Plus
    • Safe work practices and policies.


    • Possession of a Level I, II, or III Water Operator license issued by the State of Georgia Licensing Board
    • Possession of a valid Class C Georgia driver license.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R. Certificate.

    Safety is the company’s number one priority. Subject to company needs, employee must undergo pre-employment drug screen and maintain compliance with company Drug Free Workplace Program at all times. Employee must also comply with company safety program at all times.

    Contact Information

  • Effingham County: Hometown Feel, Big City Opportunity