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Water Treatment Plant Operator


Waste Services


Michigan, U.S.


Diploma / GED


2 to 5 Years

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Summary of Position
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator works under the direction of the Plant Manager. The Treatment Plant Operator operates the wastewater treatment system, adjusts flow patterns, cleans filtering devices and provides chemical additions to tanks. This is a full-time job.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Wastewater Treatment Operator must have a general knowledge of the operation, methods and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant including:
Performing chemical treatment of oil, metal working lubricants, grease, coolants, acids, alkalis and other waste products to meet pretreatment discharge requirements
Performing all aspects of wastewater collecting, sampling; monitoring and testing required to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process
Ability to work from drawings, layouts or other specifications to plan sequences of operations
Skill in reading technical instructions related to the trade in order to comprehend written work instructions, equipment operating instructions, and/or other documents related to the job functions
Maintaining daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, calibrations and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work
Observing and interpreting readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of wastewater treatment operation to ensure they are operating properly
Must hold licenses and/or certifications required by local, state and/or federal law applicable to the performance of the job
Understand and have experience in the operation of the following wastewater treatment equipment: Clarifier; Oil/Water Separator; DAF; Filter Presses; Basket Filters; Chemical Dosing Systems; Receipt of Daily Trucks to unload wastewater
Maintains treatment plant records & prepares daily & monthly reports on test results & plant inspections; answers routine telephone requests & refers other inquiries to appropriate personnel; studies treatment plant operation
Performs any other tasks related to the treatment operation/process

Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED
Must obtain Wastewater License within one (1) year of employment
Licensed Wastewater treatment operators preferred

Physical Demands
Ability to work any shift and work overtime, including daily, weekends and holidays as required
Ability to detect and differentiate colors
Ability to descend and climb a maximum of 30 rungs to access system process tanks and equipment
Effectively present information and respond to questions
• Ability to handle several tasks at the same time
• Function independently
• Mental capacities to make independent decisions
• Talk, hear, stand, walk, use stairs, sit; use of hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
• Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually
• Strength to lift and carry materials weighing over 50 pounds.
• Demonstrate physical fitness
• Hearing and speech to communicate effectively
• Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
• Inside controlled environment & outside exposure with heat, cold & precipitation
• Heavy physical demand

Commensurate with skillset

Healthcare available

Strength Environmental is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as qualified individual with disability.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.