Waste Water Tech

Overview, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities:


The Wastewater Technician caries out the operation and maintenance of industrial wastewater pretreatment systems. The technician performs inspections and is responsible for making observations, documenting operations, identifying malfunctions and improvements, and conveying issues as they arise. Coordinates and collects samples for laboratory analysis, troubleshoots system operation, and performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Wastewater Technician caries out the operation and maintenance of wastewater pretreatment systems. 

Monitors equipment and documents observations: 

  • Inspects, operates and maintains wastewater treatment systems, related equipment and components including, but not limited to: chemical metering pumps, centrifugal transfer pumps, other pump types, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum equipment
  • Ensures pumps/sumps tied to wastewater facility are clean, inspected, locked, maintained and logs are reviewed and properly managed
  • Calibrates and standardizes pH and ORP probes and control loops; maintains assorted filter types, and documents observations and work performed
  • Maintains and completes daily logs and administrative forms of all maintenance and routine operations at sites.
  • Monitors equipment for potential failures and improvements 
  • Reads charts, flow meters, and gauges to detect equipment malfunctions
  • Performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs as needed
  • Conveys issues as they arise 
  • Driving a forktruck
  • Solid waste handling?
  • Backfill for truck dump and trim table?
  • Aids in completion of monthly audits

Orders parts for waste water pretreatment facility and works with vendors to improve usage and life of parts

Coordinates and collects samples for laboratory analysis[M1]Opens a New Window. : 

  • Collects water samples for chemical analysis
  • Collects and titrates samples and adjusts as necessary
  • Creates process reports
  • Utilizes PMC equipment and analysis data to manage the system
  • Orders pretreatment chemicals for waste water pretreatment facility 
  • Tracks inventory of chemicals on a weekly basis and ensures timely submittal of receivers

Performs additional related duties as assigned

Role Contribution Level

This position is an entry-level position. The position requires the incumbent to contribute through performance of routine tasks and activities, as well as the use of established processes, methods, and systems. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. He/she must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of wastewater treatment systems and commonly used concepts, practices and procedures; must possess verbal reasoning skills to read, understand, and follow directions/instructions.  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Education; and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Education and Work Experience

  • High school or equivalent degree required 
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the water treatment equipment service or closely related fieldpreferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment systems preferred
  • Knowledge of flow measurement equipment, filtration units, pH adjustment, ORP adjustment, heavy metals removal, activated carbon treatment, and ion exchange processes
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to climb a ladder and perform elevated work and in a safe manner
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform chemical cleanings and wear the appropriate PPE
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with the essential duties and responsibilities


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to walk and stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Must be able to use hands, arms, and fingers to handle, feel, and reach
  • Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Must be able to climb or balance
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Vision Requirements

  • Close vision
  • Distance vision
  • Color vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Depth perception
  • Ability to adjust focus

Working Conditions

The Waste Water Tech position is located in a manufacturing environment, which includes:

  • Exposure to high temperatures
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • Loud noise level
  • Allergens
  • Elevated heights
  • Hot surfaces