Job Description

Grease Control Technician (Waste Water)
Spartanburg, SC, United States of America
$45,302.00 - $52,132.00


Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Spartanburg Water is an award-winning utility that offers team members a culture of innovation, a history of excellence and an investment in their continued success.   

Nestled in the Piedmont region of South Carolina and a short drive away from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and ever-popular beaches of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Spartanburg is a thriving and growing community that is home to seven diverse and well-known institutions of higher learning. Residents enjoy incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, an eclectic and delicious local restaurant and brewery scene, a vibrant cultural environment and the benefits of strong economic growth with an affordable cost of living.

INNOVATION: Through innovative technologies and industry leading practices, Spartanburg Water has had the honor of twice receiving recognition as a Utility of the Future Today – and as one of only two South Carolina utilities to ever receive the award and only one of 18 utilities globally to receive the honor a second time.

HISTORY: Through sustainability and resiliency, Spartanburg Water has consistently provided the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to our region for more than 100 years, and continues to be a vital part of the area’s successful economic growth and development.

INVESTMENT: Spartanburg Water offers a generous compensation package, including full medical, dental and vision benefits and participation in the SC Retirement System. The organization also offers tuition reimbursement and opportunities for paid certifications and training. Spartanburg Water firmly believes in the importance of investing in the health, security, and potential of all team members.

Job Skills / Requirements

Under general supervision, supports the Waste Water Services and Compliance Departments by ensuring compliance of Food Service Establishments (FSE's) with SSSD's grease control program and Sanitary Sewer Use Rules and Regulations to prevent fats, oils, greases, and petroleum products from entering the sanitary sewer system by inspecting and regulating internal and external grease traps and oil water separators. Assists in other related duties to include ensuring compliance with various rules and regulations, preparing related correspondence, analyzing trends in compliance, preparing information for permitting and enforcement activities, preparing schedules, performing analysis, sampling, etc. Reports to the Compliance Manager.





  1. Ensures compliance of SSSD's Grease Control Program and Sanitary Sewer Use Rules and


  1. Inspect FSE's including visually inspecting grease traps, checking security, and reviewing


  1. Conducts investigations in coordination with other departments and


  1. Communicates with FSE's verbally, electronically and in


  1. Checks and sends email to maintain correspondence with other employees and


  1. Contacts customers to set up inspections dates and assists with answering Grease Control Program related questions.


  1. Under supervision of the Compliance Manager, plan daily inspections based on inspection needs.


  1. Updates inspection database and maintains Works closely with the WWT Septage/Grease Receiving Technician and WWT administrative Assistant in tracking FSE compliance.


  1. Enters inspection data into grease control program


  1. Interacts with customers on a day to day


  1. Communicates importance of grease control program to


  1. Reviews Grease Trap Plan submittals for


  1. Communicates (orally/in writing) with managers, employees, and external


  1. Assists with educational presentations and


  1. Develops and distributes educational information packets on how to properly dispose oil and grease


  1. Educates and informs customers of inspection policies and program


  1. Documents FSE's inspections with digital camera for record-keeping.


  1. Performs other related duties as





Requires a High School Diploma/GED (4-year college degree preferred). Minimum two years’ experience in a wastewater related field. Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. Basic knowledge of kitchen equipment and its relation to grease traps. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Education Requirements (Any)

High School diploma or equivalent

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Alex Grubbs

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1