Lead Water/Wastewater Operator

Waterbury, CT 06708

Posted: 10/09/2018 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 166640 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description:

The Lead Operator performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift. 

This position is fully qualified to perform the most complex functions and typically holds a high-level water/wastewater treatment certification.  

Establishes and maintains effective sample procedures of plant operations and effluent

Diagnoses operating problems; directs and performs necessary corrective action during work shift

Makes process control adjustments, reads gauges and meters, records data, prepares necessary shift log reports

Prepares required reports and maintains complete record keeping procedures

Performs operations and maintenance activities including collecting samples and performing routine laboratory tests and analyses

Directs, assigns and trains employees

Conducts weekly safety meetings

Makes operating decisions in the absence of supervisory personnel

Maintains discipline and ensures proper procedures are followed

Determines proper chemical flow rates

Assigns operators’ monthly work schedule

Assigns replacement operators during emergency situations

Performs other duties as required


High school diploma or GED required

1-2 years post high school education related to water/wastewater utility operations and maintenance

Highest level certification preferred

Six years’ experience operating water/wastewater treatment plants preferred

Four years’ experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants

Possess a valid driver’s license     

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operation of engines, pumps, valves, motors, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes, principles of supervision

Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems and be able to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems
















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Katie Day

Katie Day is a recruiter with HKA Enterprises. While Katie recruits for all industries, her favorite is craft & light industrial. Her advice for job seekers is "Ask questions. Follow up. Don’t be late."

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