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Wastewater Operator in Training 188034

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Posted: 03/14/2023 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 188034 Pay Rate: $19 per hour

Job Description

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.

  • In a learning capacity, participate in the operation and periodic maintenance of a variety of wastewater treatment equipment.
  • Work closely with certified Plant Operators to learn the various aspects of the wastewater treatment process.
  • Learn basic operation of the SCADA computer system.
  • Obtain continuing education units for Wastewater certification by correspondence courses and/or other applicable training courses.
  • Read meters and maintain operating logs.
  • Inspect and maintain various plant equipment.
  • Collect process and some permit samples
  • Follow safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.
  • Maintain buildings and grounds.
  • Work various shifts and flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Operate various sizes of power-driven equipment.
  • Assist with the removal and replacement of various plant equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


High School Diploma or Equivalent required

Associates degree preferred

  •  Use, purpose, and maintenance of hand tools.
  • Operation, care, and routine maintenance of basic mechanical equipment.
  •  Safe work practices and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Read and interpret gauges and recording devices reflecting plant operations. 
  • Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in general construction and maintenance activities. 
  • Maintain, repair, and adjust wastewater treatment equipment. 
  • Keep records and make reports.
  • Understand and apply basic wastewater mathematics. 
  • Operate a variety of power-driven equipment,
  • Perform heavy manual labor and lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Tolerate changes in outside temperatures from winter to summer, and tolerate dust, pollen, wind, and rain. 
  • Sit or stand for periods of up to four hours in duration.
  • Walk on uneven or steep ground.

Additional Information

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.

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