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WWTP Operator-In-Training

Job title: WWTP Operator-In-Training

Company: New Water

Job description: Job Description:

The primary role of this position is to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience required to operate all NEW Water treatment processes and their associated equipment at both wastewater treatment facilities. An individual in this position will initially be classified as an “Operator-In-Training”. As operational knowledge at the Green Bay (GBF) and De Pere (DPF) facilities increase to a satisfactory level, as determined by the Treatment Manager, this person will be utilized as a relief operator on a crew. This position is expected to perform all of the same tasks as a Treatment Operator but at a reduced level of responsibility. Pay Grade 8 hourly rate range is $23.47-$33.13.

Advancement opportunities exist for this person to move into a Treatment Operator position in Pay Grade 9 upon successfully completing all training and upon approval by the Treatment Manager. The Pay Grade 9 hourly rate range is $26.28-$37.10.

Plant Operation:

  • Responsible for operating all equipment, facilities, and associated processes at both wastewater treatment
  • Develop the skills needed to ensure all equipment is operating at peak efficiency.
  • Identify improvement opportunities in the processes, facilities, and equipment as part of a continuous improvement culture.
  • Assist Maintenance, Field Services, and Utilities staff in troubleshooting equipment and process issues.
  • Request proper maintenance and servicing of equipment using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
  • Develop the skills necessary to interpret analytical data from which intelligent decisions are made. These decisions affect the safe and proper operation of both of NEW Water’s facilities, processes, and equipment.
  • Utilizes analytical data, physical and chemical observations, electrical, mechanical and instrumentation conditions, computer-generated data, and log entries to make these decisions.
  • Must effectively organize work assignments and perform follow-up inspections to ensure that both facilities are operating efficiently.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers while coordinating work activities to determine how changes in the operation will affect the process.


  • Ensures that all NEW Water Safety and Security policies are followed.
  • Participates in safety and security training as directed by the Treatment Manager.
  • Reports unsafe conditions within the plants and makes recommendations to correct the issue.
  • Communicates with the Treatment crews and other NEW Water staff regarding safety hazards.
  • Takes appropriate action when a safety hazard is identified (e.g., notifies direct supervision and crew members after properly identifying and mitigating the hazard).

Research and Development:

  • Assists in development, preparation, and updating of all division documents including: plant logs, analytical data, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Coordinating, Scheduling, and Requisitioning:

  • Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, and receiving of hauled-in-wastes at the GBF.
  • Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, requisitioning, receiving, and unloading of chemicals at the GBF and DPF.
  • Identifies, orders, and receives supplies (e.g., small tools, chemicals, materials, and equipment) needed for normal plant operation and for special projects.

Job Qualifications

An Associate’s Degree in Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Sciences, or related field of study is required. A completion of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators State Apprenticeship Program may substitute for the Associate’s degree. Demonstrated aptitude in the areas of mechanical operation, mathematics, biology, and chemistry, or an equivalent combination of training and relevant experience.

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Expected salary: $23.47 – 33.13 per hour

Location: Green Bay, WI

Job date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:35:01 GMT

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