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Wastewater Operator in Wilmington, DE at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description

Under Supervision, performs skilled work to operate and maintain wastewater treatment plant processes and equipment on a day-to-day basis.

  • Performs minor preventative and corrective maintenance duties.
  • Records plant operations data.
  • Adjusts plant operation to specified parameters.
  • Collects samples and performs routine sample analysis.
  • Operates valves, pumps, motors, and other related equipment.
  • Reports operation changes and problems to supervisor.
  • Performs cleaning an upkeep of plant grounds, building, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Maintains plant logs during assigned work hours.
  • Reports inoperable equipment to supervisors.
  • May perform basic lab analyses such as total solids, suspended solids, pH, DO,MLVSS, etc.
  • May perform routine maintenance functions such as checking oil/grease levels, lubrication, and minor/routine repairs.
  • Maintain effective working relations with plant personnel, clients, staff, and the public.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
  • Tends to automatic and semi-automatic machines
  • Ensures timely input of all laboratory data into computer database
  • Cleans and calibrates test equipment
  • Maintains laboratory cleanliness including cleaning glassware.

Job Requirements


  • Delaware Grade 1 Wastewater Operator Certification preferred, or completion and passing results of the certification exam required.  Also accept reciprocity qualifications.  
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment practices and principles.
  • Ability to work overtime and shift work as assigned.
  • Knowledge of basic lab testing related to wastewater treatment.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

Physical requirements:

  • Perform strenuous physical activity which include:  crouching, stooping, kneeling, shoveling snow, climbing ladders to heights in excess of 20 feet.
  • Required to work around raw sewage and hazardous chemicals.
  • Required to work on your feet for extended periods of time and to perform extensive walking.
  • Ability to work in the elements.