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Wastewater Operator in Training

Roseburg, OR 97471

Posted: 05/08/2024 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 192585 Pay Rate: $20-$22 per hour

Job Description

HKA Enterprises is unable to support C2C. 3rd party submissions and C2C requests will not be considered for any positions.

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

Job Description:

As an Operator-in-Training, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Roseburg, Oregon, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment and quality control testing. You’ll contribute to the success of our program with efficient preventive maintenance and effective solutions to challenges that may arise in municipal facilities. You’ll operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent, observe variations in operating conditions, and interpret meter and gauge readings. You’ll also collect samples, maintain shift logs, and perform other duties as required. Most importantly, you’ll take action to ensure the safety, health and well-being of you and your team.

Job Duties:

  • Perform daily plant checks to ensure process continuity and equipment function.
  • Engage with potentially hazardous matrices including wastewater and solids.
  • Collect process and permit samples to run analyses and interpret results.
  • Learn advanced laboratory tests such as nutrient analyses.
  • Alter plant processes to adapt treatment to changing conditions.
  • Maintain an accurate log of activities.
  • Make minor repairs to equipment and assist maintenance with major repairs.
  • Carry a 24/7 on-call phone for seven consecutive days in a rotating schedule.
  • Respond to emergency events as necessary. Staff the facility beyond normal hours during ‘high flow’ conditions.
  • Assist in maintaining the facility appearance. Mowing lawns, raking leaves, painting, pressure washing etc.
  • Work outdoors on rough terrain in the summertime making irrigation system repairs.
  • Earn an apprentice herbicide applicator license to help control noxious weeds.
  • Conduct pretreatment inspections of local businesses as required.

Job Requirements

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Basic experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Basic understanding of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to enter data into a maintenance management system.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Highschool diploma or equivalent

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • A current or working towards obtaining a first level water/wastewater treatment certification. Obtain license following one year of experience.
  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations, valves, pumps, and motors
  • Safe work practices

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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