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Treatment Plant Operator

Treatment Plant Operator

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently seeking an Treatment Plant Operator with knowledge and experience operating Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants for a large Municipal Utility and Power agency. Work will be performed at a remote location in northern Sierra Nevada in California. The operator(s) must possess a Class 2 Wastewater Operator and a Class 2 Water Operator permit as issued by the State of California. The operator(s) must also pass an SFPUC Background Check.


Key Responsibilities

  • Operate a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant in accordance with the State Laws of California
  • Ability to make good observations and record them carefully
  • Performs more complex collection of field and/or laboratory data
  • Performs more complex laboratory tests
  • Writes routine field reports with minimal supervision; contributes to writing complex reports
  • At the direction of the project manager or senior professional, interacts with clients and subcontractors
  • Prepares more non-routine and/or complex calibrations of field and/or laboratory equipment, either in field, laboratory or office
  • Prepares work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment
  • Responsible for meeting assigned task deadlines
  • Informs immediate supervisor or Project Manager about problems encountered during work assignments
  • Observes and documents routine construction operations and writes daily reports
  • Understands, applies and oversees safety requirements in the field
  • Must possess and keep in compliance with a Class 2 Water and a Class 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate for the State of California
  • Must be able to pass a background check performed by SFPUC
  • Assists in other non-technical projects as appropriate
  • Assists and observe contractor work on construction projects and interact with clients and contractor or subcontractor representatives accordingly
  • May coordinate/direct the work of Field Technicians
  • May assist in training personnel on use of field equipment or collection of field and/or laboratory data

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of technical education, PDH's, licensure, and certification and a minimum of 7 years of industry experience
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of project scope and focus
  • Ability to set up, calibrate and maintain all laboratory and test equipment in an effective and safe manner
  • Responsible to direct others in procedural matters and in execution of the work orders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Demonstrated Leadership, ability to interact with Clients, and interpersonal skills

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpful
  • Ability to use hands to operate field equipment
  • Close, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory function
  • Must complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as required
  • Completion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, as required

License / Certification Requirements

  • Must possess and keep in compliance with a Class 2 Water and a Class 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate for the State of California
  • Must be able to pass a background check performed by SFPUC
  • Must pass Health and Safety Training and Defensive Driving Courses upon hire

Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used

  • Field tools and equipment
  • Pickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicle
  • On occasion, office equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machine
  • Personal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)

Work Environment

  • May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environment contamination
  • Overtime and overnight stays may be required
  • Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions


  • May spend most or all of time in the field, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site team

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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