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Colorado Springs Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Treatment Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Treatment Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $22.12 to $35.81

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/26/19

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Treatment Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities offers career opportunities in the fast-paced, dynamic water industry. We are looking for an individual who has the desire and self-motivation to join our team as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Treatment Plant Operator Senior/Treatment Specialist. This challenging and rewarding career is responsible for operating and maintaining the treatment plant as well as handling the non-routine equipment or process control problems encountered at one of our two treatment facilities. This position will be hired at the entry, intermediate, senior or specialist level depending on your qualifications and experience.

This position will be filled at one of four levels depending on the qualifications, experience, and certification level of the successful candidate.

Treatment Specialist

A $31.14


Treatment Plant Operator Sr.

B $26.90


Treatment Plant Operator

C $24.39


Treatment Plant Operator

D $22.12


This position requires the ability to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Operating a wastewater treatment plant efficiently and complying with all applicable federal, state and local regulations

  • Accurate data acquisition and maintaining records of the daily treatment operations

  • Understanding, monitoring and analyzing the treatment process

  • Troubleshooting routine, non-routine and complex treatment process, water quality issues or equipment problems

  • Demonstrating the importance of teamwork, collaboration and effective communication

  • Understanding of and experience with process instrumentation and SCADA process control

  • Performing equipment maintenance; calibration and maintaining all process instrumentation

  • Operating and maintaining a wastewater treatment facility on an assigned shift to provide 24/7/365 coverage

  • Performing sampling and testing on plant processes and interpreting results

  • Completing and accurately filing regulatory reports and pertinent legal documents

  • Knowledge of and operating treatment plant equipment

  • Writing training documents and SOPs for new operational procedures and/or equipment

  • Controlling, monitoring and changing plant operation processes

  • Inventorying and ordering treatment chemicals

  • Providing work direction and training to all levels of Treatment Plant Operators

  • Complying with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury free workplace

  • Adhering to and understanding discharge permits and all other environmental procedures and concerns

  • Understanding and using work management processes including planning, scheduling, processing of work orders, and supply chain management

Why should you apply? As an integral member of the team you will be utilizing your professional experience providing guidance and making decisions that can have a positive impact to the overall growth and protection of our community. You will have the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community.

What does it take to be successful in this position? While most people already have completed a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and have one to four years’ experience in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance. We are most interested in your experience in the following areas so be sure to highlight these on your application or resume:

  • Understanding and applying regulatory compliance procedures/principals

  • Treatment plant operations and maintenance procedures

  • Applicable water/wastewater mathematics

  • Chemistry, Biology, Hydraulics and Physics principles and processes

  • Understanding of Applicable laws and regulations

  • Treatment plant process control

  • Performing analytical instrument calibration and maintenance

  • Operating and troubleshooting treatment plant and process equipment

  • Mixing of chemicals used in various wastewater treatment processes

  • Understanding of Computer based process control (SCADA)

  • Coordinating activities of plant staff, engineers, and contractors as needed

In addition, we are seeking the following qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License is required

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator “D” State of Colorado Certification is required to be considered for this position

  • We will consider candidates who have Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator State of Colorado “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” Certifications

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • With just under 2000 employees and 6 divisions, Colorado Springs Utilities provides horizontal and vertical growth opportunities for our enterprising employees

  • We value people and demonstrate your value through a supportive work environment, generous time off and great benefits

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft