Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Description :
Town of Swanzey 
Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Town of Swanzey seeks a full time qualified Wastewater Treatment Facility Chief Operator (the Chief Operator) to oversee the Town's sewer operations. Working under the general oversight of an elected Sewer Commission, the Chief Operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a 75,000 gallon per day lagoon wastewater treatment plant, an approximately 10-mile collection system, and two pumping stations. This position also directs and supervises a part time assistant operator.

The ideal candidate for this important position will have a high school diploma, NH Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment & Collection Licenses, and will have 3 years of experience working with a lagoon wastewater treatment system. Equivalent combination of skills and experience may be considered, as will the ability to meet the requirements outlined within one year of hire. The Chief Operator is strongly preferred to live within approximately 20 miles of the wastewater treatment plant at 56 Denman Thompson Highway or be able to move to do so within 6 months. Desired skills in the Chief Operator are strong mechanical and problem solving skills, an ability to work a flexible schedule, and knowledge of managing a lagoon wastewater treatment plant. The Chief Operator is responsible for responding to sewer emergencies during off hours, which historically have been infrequent, with the part time assistant operator. 

Starting pay for this hourly position will be commensurate with experience ranging from $30.00 - $35.00 per hour, with on-call compensation. The Town of Swanzey offers an excellent benefits package, with a Town contribution towards a 457 deferred compensation retirement plan, health and dental insurance, and paid time off.

A full job description is located on the Town of Swanzey website( Application and resume (including 3 references) will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply before April 30, 2022. Reply by mail to Town of Swanzey, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 10009, Swanzey, NH 03446; by e-mail to Edna Coates (; or in person at Town Hall, 620 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey. 

The Town of Swanzey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Job Description

Contact : Edna Coates: 603-352-7411 ext. 110 or

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled


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