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Title:  Water Treatment Plant Technician

Requisition ID:  16893-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

This position is responsible for operating and maintaining the Texarkana Water Utilities Public Water System (PWS) located at the GPI-Texarkana Mill in compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations.  The PWS supplies about thirty (30) million gallons of treated water a day for the operations of the mill, and about one (1) million gallons of treated water a day for potable water for the mill itself and the local communities of Atlanta and Domino.

Required Skills

Job Accountabilities

  • Uses standard work practices and standard operating procedures to perform daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activities required to maintain the PWS in compliance with all regulations
  • Monitors treatment process in water plant control room and makes necessary adjustments as indicated by current conditions; makes process control decisions
  • Tends raw water intake, clarifiers, sand filters, clearwell, granulated activated carbon filters, and all associated equipment including turbidimeters, pumps, and filters used for water treatment
  • Collects samples and completes chemical tests/analysis including residual chlorine, pH, temperature, alum dosage, color, clarifier flocculant and other testing required to monitor water treatment process; calculates and adjusts chemical dosages
  • Inspects valves, pumps, gauges, and other equipment on a scheduled basis
  • Prepares daily logs, inspection sheets, and examines and interprets trend charts; prepares daily reports of analysis and test results for mill and regulatory agencies; maintains records; enters data into computer
  • Performs housekeeping of equipment, grounds, and work areas
  • May be called in after hours to respond to emergencies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A valid Class C or Class B Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator’s license


  • A valid Class C Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator’s license within two (2) years of hire
  • Proficient in basic computer use
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, critical for sharing information with supervisor and between shifts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

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