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Wastewater Operator in Training

Ontario, OR 97914

Posted: 09/15/2023 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 190884 Pay Rate: $19.50-$20.50 per hour

Job Description

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

• Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment to ensure efficient, reliable operation. Perform a daily visual inspection of lagoons and treatment process.
• Keep and maintain accurate records for reporting purposes.
• Basic level computer skills with word processing, spreadsheet and the ability to learn the Computer Maintenance Management System.
• Develop and maintain cooperative and respectful work relationships with co-workers and supervisor.
• Maintain samplers, take samples, and record all data as required by the City’s discharge permit.
• Inspect equipment such as control panels, pumps, motors, valves, gauges, compressors, chlorinating and dechlorinating equipment, and analyzers for proper operation.
• Perform routine custodial/maintenance duties to keep buildings, furnishings and treatment plant grounds and lagoon dikes in a clean and neat appearance. To assist the Operator II in maintaining the disposal area Buffer Zones, farm roads, and fences.
• Maintain logs and records as required by the discharge permit, the plant’s QAQC program, and DEQ/EPA rules and regulations regarding wastewater flow and treatment plant operation and maintenance activities. Perform computer operation as needed.
• Follow all safety-rules and procedures established for work areas.
• Maintain proficiency by attending conferences, short schools, reviewing reports, and reading professional journals and reports and reviewing study materials.
• As needed, operate City vehicles and heavy equipment or provide manual labor.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or controls. The position requires mobility. Position duties regularly require the movement of materials weighing up to 25 pounds. Some duties are physically demanding requiring exertion equivalent to moving materials weighing up to 75 pounds. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.

Job Requirements


• High school diploma or GED
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Working knowledge of the functions and mechanics of pumps and related equipment used in a modern wastewater plant; skill in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumps and other plant facilities; able to perform simple chemical tests; able to keep records and derive and prepare accurate reports from those records; mechanical aptitude.

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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