Wastewater Operator

OMCS LLC | boise, ID

Posted Date 9/21/2021

Wastewater Operator


Supervision Received

Works under the immediate supervision of the Wastewater Operations Coordinator

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to wastewater treatment systems.
  • Samples and analyzes influents and effluents as prescribed by analytical procedures established by supervisors and regulating agencies. Records test results and other pertinent data to identify variations in flow and water quality and makes appropriate changes.
  • Maintains accurate records of process and lab results to ensure sample protocol and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures proper operation and control of assigned process area. Operates, monitors, and controls MBR system and biomass, lagoon treatment systems, reclaimed water irrigation systems, transfer pumps, drum screens, lift stations, sludge pumps, blowers, aerators, sand filters, analytical equipment, control panels, and sludge de-watering equipment.
  • Uses equipment to evaluate plant mechanical operations to ensure automated systems are operating correctly, intervening as necessary.
  • Operates and adjusts controls on equipment, through use of SCADA computer systems, MMI, and/or manual operations.
  • Inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load

requirements, detect malfunctions, and take corrective action to ensure effective operation.

  • Performs preventative maintenance. Conducts routine inspections and troubleshoots equipment failures and identifies maintenance needs.
  • Initiates work orders and coordinates with maintenance staff on all repair and maintenance issues. Performs minor repairs of equipment as necessary to maintain operation.
  • Generates corrective maintenance work orders on equipment and machinery.
  • Adheres to and complies with all state, federal, and local regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to safe work practices and all operation and maintenance duties.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Professionalism & Communication

  • Attends department meetings and communicates regularly with the Supervisors and co-workers.
  • Always maintains a professional and courteous demeanor.
  • Provides timely, respectful, and thorough customer service.
  • Communicates daily with cross-functional teams regarding issues, events, and updates.
  • Maintains a proper professional image and generates positive public image.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Must have ability to operate Computer Maintenance Management System (software).
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in both a team and solo environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Basic knowledge on the use of hand and power tools required to install and maintain operation and maintenance of sewer treatment facilities
  • Working knowledge in use and care of required tools and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of basic bacteriology; basic mechanics; hydraulics.

Acceptable Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and;
  • One (1) years’ experience in wastewater facility or experience with semi-skilled maintenance or construction tasks or;
  • An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skill and ability to meet the demands and requirements of the position.

Special Qualifications

  • Must possess a Wastewater OIT or Class I License at time of hire.
  • Must have Collections I License at time of hire or ability to acquire in 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess at least a valid Idaho driver’s license Class D.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. While lifting, the employee may frequently be required to bend or squat.
  • The employee will be expected to preform work from an elevated position including climbing and working from ladders.
  • The Employee will be expected to work in confined spaces and must be able to wear appropriate equipment including belts and harnesses. The employee also must possess sufficient physical and mental ability to withstand a confined environment.
  • Employee may frequently be exposed to untreated wastewater (containing human waste). Employee must not have physical or mental barriers to performing these tasks; also employees will be requested to receive Hepatitis combination vaccinations for their protection.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must prove adequate dexterity to: manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
Job Category
Career Level
Mid Level

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