Water/Wastewater Operator

Groton, CT 06340

Posted: 06/06/2019 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 170626 Pay Rate: DOE
  • The Tech operates industrial facilities to control flow and processing of streams such as water, wastewater, steam, compressed air, sludge and effluents
  • Applies knowledge to the principles, practices and methods of industrial treatment processes and conveyance system operations including but not limited to water, wastewater and remediation systems
  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, gates, engines, generators and valves into plant to regulate processes
  • Maintains shift log, observes variations in operating conditions and records and interprets meter and gauge readings; makes process adjustments as necessary
  • Determines and sets proper chemical dosage and flow rates
  • Inspects equipment to identify and correct needed repairs and maintenance
  • Processes, hauls and applies bio-solids or other process residuals in accordance with plant schedules and regulatory requirements
  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses on plant influent, effluent, process and industrial discharges
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs facility equipment and instrumentation, including instrument calibration and preventive maintenance
  • Utilizes data management tools such as computer spreadsheets and programs for daily process control
  • Provides guidance and direction to plant operators, mechanics and industrial technicians
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
  • Performs other duties as required
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Connecticut Class 1 or equivalent Operator certification
  • Some post high school education related to industrial water/wastewater utility operations and maintenance preferred
  • Two years’ experience with industrial production techniques and industrial equipment
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess or be able to acquire 10-hour Hazardous materials/DOT certification within 60 days of hire
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, and data management software
  • Willingness to cross train and assist in both maintenance and operations areas



HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

George Estepp

George Estepp is one of the Lead Recruiters here at HKA Enterprises. He specializes in recruiting for the Operations and Maintenance group and Engineering department. George’s advice to job seekers is "avoid having your resume fall into a black hole after applying by following up with me on your application with a quick phone call, text, or email as listed on the job posting." 

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