Open Position:  Wastewater Treatment Operator

Wastewater Operator performs duties relating to the control and processing of wastewater and bio-solids.  Prior experience or education related to wastewater treatment is preferred, but not required.  The successful candidate will participate in a training program for up to twelve months on a variety of shifts to learn processes under different operating conditions.   Every operator must be able to operate either plant by himself/herself after completing training.   

This position performs a variety of duties to meet State and Federal discharge regulations including:

·         Interpreting data from various lab or on-site tests,

·         Using SCADA to develop and implement appropriate responses to alarms at the plants and lift stations,

·         Maintaining records and logs and interpreting data according to established guidelines,

·         Performing preventive maintenance functions,

This position requires the ability to obtain a Class IV Illinois Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate.  It also requires the ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery, use a computer to enter, retrieve, manage, and interpret data, communicate effectively, and work as a team member.  A safe driving record and the ability to be covered by District vehicle insurance are required.  The position requires the ability to climb ladders and stairs, to walk around the plants in all weather conditions, and sufficient visual and auditory acuity to communicate with others and respond to alarms or warnings.

The District offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, and life insurance available on the 1st day of employment.  Benefits also include a pension plan, vacation, sick and personal leave, and 9 paid holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 at Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District, 1100 E. University Ave., P.O. Box 669, Urbana, IL 61803-0669.   Attn:   Theresa Plotner.   You may also e-mail resume to tplotner@u-csd.com.  EOE

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Wastewater Treatment Operator Job Description

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District employees are subject to the following criteria:

All employees must establish and maintain permanent residency within 20 miles of the 2016 corporate limits of the District. Newly hired employees must meet this criterion within six months from their first day of employment. View the Residency Boundary Map (PDF) .

Most employees must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to be covered by the District’s vehicle insurance policy. All maintenance employees must obtain a CDL license after 11 months of their hire date.

Positions in the Maintenance, Wastewater Operations, and Storeroom are subject to the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters.

Most positions are subject to a post-offer physical, motor vehicle registration screen, and drug screen. Some positions are also subject to a pre-placement screen based upon the physical requirements of the job. Employees required to have a CDL license are also subject to random substance screens in accordance with DOT guidelines.