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Shaw Industries Inc Wastewater Treatment/Utilities Operator - Utility I in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Title

Wastewater Treatment/Utilities Operator - Utility I

Position Overview

Shaw operators in the Plant Energy department are responsible for learning, troubleshooting, and maintaining multiple processes:

· Wastewater Treatment Plant

· Distillation Columns

· Air Compressors and Plant Air Header Supply

· Steam Boilers and Plant Steam Header Supply

· Water Chillers and Plant Chilled Water Supply

· Turbine Power Generation

· Plant Nitrogen Supply

A Day in the Life:

Employees in this position work approximately 70% outside / 30% indoors. The employee will work as a team with 3 Plant Energy operators each shift. The employee will perform inspections several times per day of the processes listed above and document equipment operation information. The employee will also perform water testing and chemical dosing as required in the Wastewater treatment facility as well as for the steam boiler units. Troubleshooting the equipment and processes is a requirement of the job and is expected to keep the plant operating smoothly. Employees will be required to perform lock-out / tag-out of equipment, line break and work permitting, operation of Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts), among other expectations.


This position works a rotating 12-hour shift. This shift rotation includes day and night shifts, starting at 7AM or 7PM.


Must be able to work scheduled shift, in addition to holidays, weekends, and overtime as required.

Must have a high school education or its equivalent.

Must have the ability and technical skills to enter data into a computer database.

Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds as required.

Must be able to ascend and descend stairs/ladders.

Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Work Shift

12 Hr rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Act Calendar, days & AM/PM start time changes in the rotation

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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