Wastewater Operator

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Posted: 03/12/2019 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 169735 Pay Rate: $15.00-17.00
  • The Operator operates, repairs, and maintains the water/wastewater treatment plant's facilities
  • Performs routine laboratory tests
  • 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
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Wastewater certification preferred
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • 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 have strong mechanical skills for repairs.
  • Must live or willing to relocate within 30 miles of Walla Walla due to emergency call outs.

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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.

Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis is a senior recruiter at HKA Enterprises with 7 years of experience in the industry. Holly specializes in the placement of employees in the water/watewater industry. Her advice for job seekers is to always setup voicemail and remember to check it regularly. Holly prefers to be contacted via email or phone.

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