Wastewater Operator - Eagle River Water and Sanitation District
Edwards Wastewater Treatment Plant recently completed a $25M expansion for process upgrades. We are currently seeking a new Wastewater Operator to join the team and help in the care and maintenance of our processes and assets including 90 pumps, 14 blowers, 50 automated valves, 9 MAU’s, 7 A/C units, 10 foul air fans, 20 exhaust fans, 4 PI units, 4 biofilters, 10 MCC’s, 6 clarifier drives, 2 centrifuges, 2 RDT’s, 1 conveyor, 3 generators, 3 switch gears- Phew! That’s a lot of moving parts to care for, so we are looking for someone with strong proven maintenance skills who wants to learn about the wastewater treatment process.
The ideal candidate for this role has a heart for community service, strong team values and work ethic. This position will use a mix of chemistry, biology and maintenance to provide a service to the community by creating and controlling an environment for bacteria and microorganisms to thrive in order to discharge clean and non-polluted water back to the river.
Why work for us? The work you will do as a Wastewater Operator will have an immediate positive environmental impact on our community. Not to mention our excellent benefits and opportunities for training, certification and development.
The Day to Day:
OPERATIONS: Operates pumps, motors, controllers, instrumentation and other equipment. Opens and closes gates and valves according to gauge readings or warning lights on equipment. Operates odor control systems.
ANALYSIS: Collects and calculates wastewater operations and control data including SCADA systems.
CHEMISTRY: Collects samples and conducts wastewater laboratory tests.
BIOLOGY / CHEMISTRY: Collects samples, conducts wastewater laboratory tests, and analyzes data. Make process adjustments and changes in order to discharge an effluent that meets facility permit limits.
MAINTENANCE: Performs general equipment inspection and maintenance. Performs minor equipment repair and adjustments. Recommends repairs, changes and work orders to Plant Supervisor. Changes chemical containers, delivers needed materials, and performs general plant maintenance and housekeeping.
TEAMWORK: Serves as shift operator on a rotating basis, as assigned. Recommends and or makes process control changes to meet certain conditions. Required to follow all District safety and security policies and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by the job duties.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, odorous fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat. Unsanitary conditions and equipment. May be exposed to odorous atmospheres for extended lengths of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Compensation depends on experience and certifications. All applicants must apply online to be considered.
All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.
All applications must be received by July 24.