Water/wastewater Operator in Training

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Posted: 10/16/2019 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 172977 Pay Rate: $17.00
  • The OIT performs a variety of unskilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift.
  • Learns and gains skills in a variety of equipment maintenance, servicing, and operating tasks
  • Performs routine maintenance and servicing work in the water/wastewater treatment plant
  • Performs any combination of the following tasks pertinent to controlling operation of plants and pumping stations as directed:
  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes and reports abnormalities to supervisor
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control, starts and stops pumps, 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
  • Does related work as required
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operations of engines, pumps, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; basic biological and chemical principles


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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