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June 9, 2022

Full-Time Job Opportunity - Sewage Treatment Plant Operator

The Village of Perry is seeking applications for a full-time, Sewage Treatment Plant Operator to work at the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The duties of this position include:

  • Starts and stops pumps, motors, air compressors, and related machinery and equipment
  • Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment
  • Records readings from meters and gauges
  • Treats and disposes of sludge
  • Takes samples of sewage for testing
  • Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation
  • Keeps a log of plant operations and related records
  • Performs custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds


Preferred knowledge and skills

  • Possession of a Grade 2 Wastewater License or higher
  • Good knowledge of the practices used, and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Pump station knowledge
  • Working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to sewage treatment and disposal
  • Skills in the operation and repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales, and meters
  • Ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Alertness and dependability

Minimum qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • If applicant does not currently possess a valid Grade 2 Wastewater License or higher, it will be a requirement to achieve a license during their employment

BENEFITS: This position is full-time and benefit eligible including NYS Retirement, paid time off, and health, dental, and vision insurance.


SALARY: $20.04 per hour with an increase to $21.29 after 6 months (additional $.25 per hour if Wastewater License is current)


SCHEDULE: The Wastewater Treatment Plant operates seven days per week. This position will be required to work 40 hours per week Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm. Alternate weeks will require this position to work 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday with a pass day taken Monday-Friday.


Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, June 24, 2022 and are available at the Village Clerk’s Office, 46 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530 or by clicking here. Please submit an application and resume to Samantha Pierce at 46 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530 or


The Village of Perry is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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