Wastewater Operator

Lebanon, OR 97355

Posted: 09/17/2019 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 172622 Pay Rate: $18
  • Operates, repairs, and maintains the water/wastewater treat­ment plant’s facili­ties
  • Performs routine laboratory tests
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during work


  • Performs any combinations of following tasks pertinent to con­trolling operation of plant:
  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/ wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and inter­prets meter and gauge readings
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treat­ment processes
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge read­ings
  • Takes samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
  • Performs routine mainte­nance functions and custodial duties
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
  • Does related work as required
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Possess a valid operating license
  • Operator certification at a level required by the State and the project.
  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant opera­tions; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; prin­ciples and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treat­ment processes, principles of supervision and training; safe work practices


  • Must be able to transport self over plant facility
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs
  • Must be able to lift bags weighing up to 50 pounds each from floor level to waist high in an 8-hour shift
  • Must be able to bend frequently to collect samples
  • Must be able to push a power lawn mower for 3 hours per 8-hour shift
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather




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.

Melissa Liebel

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