The town of Essex Department of Public Works Water Department seeks a qualified applicant to fill the Plant/Water Systems Operator I position. The position requires the ability to perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, manual labor on the distribution system and to carry out operational duties in a complex water treatment plant. The applicant will be required to work in all DPW-related activities, primarily sewer when needed. The position requires work on a rotating shift that includes weekends and holidays. Applicants currently holding a T2/D1 Massachusetts water license are preferred. All prospective applicants for this position must acquire the licenses above within two years of the hiring date. Preferably, the applicant should have a minimum of a high school diploma, a science-related background, some computer skills, and some construction experience. Job descriptions and applications for the position may be obtained at the DPW office at the Water Filtration Plant., 44 Centennial Grove Road, Essex, MA 01929. Or at www.essexma.org under the water and wastewater pages. A pre-employment physical and drug tests are required.

The starting wage is $29.50 with incentive pay for water licenses and yearly step increases.