Under the general direction of Chief Plant Operator, responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of the wastewater/water treatment plant equipment, pump stations and performs related work as required.

Main activities

  • Operates the Control Room Board
  • Operates valves, pumps, and gates manually through local control center.
  • Maintains facilities, office building, vehicles, equipment and pump stations for the wastewater operation.
  • Observes variations in operating conditions, records meter, sensor and gauge readings.
  • Performs routine in-plant lab sampling and analysis; conducts inspections and collects samples for system operations.
  • Monitors and adjusts chemical feed rates as directed.
  • Changes-out and/or replenishes process chemical supplies as necessary.
  • Performs maintenance, and repair work as necessary.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater or water treatment plant operations.

External corporate relations

Depending on location the position may have direct interaction with customers.

Required experience

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Standard state treatment, distribution, or collections license
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High School Diploma


Valid Driver’s license


0-4 years of experience in a treatment facility

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Knowledge of treatment processes and practices

Key skills required

  • Available for stand-by duty and emergencies as needed.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals and/or SOPs.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as chemical dosing, flow calculations, pipe or tank capacity.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and factual variables.

Possibilities for personal development

  • Various