Wastewater Operator II- Ione

  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #428

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.

LOCATION: Amador County, CA

POSITION: Wastewater Treatment Operator II 


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Chief Plant Operator, the Operator II has responsibility for assisting in the successful operation and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant System, the Recycling Facility and all equipment. 

SCHEDULE: Exempt employee with expectation of a 40 hour work week 

SALARY: $35/hr+


  • Operates, inspects, cleans, repairs, replaces and maintains piping, valves, motors, grinders, pumps, aerators, screens, compressors, filters, clarifiers, chemical feed systems and related equipment; assists in major treatment plant and collection system repairs as necessary.  

  • Performs treatment plant rounds inspecting, monitoring, and documenting plant operations by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, computer screens, graphs, and other instrumentation; making adjustments to process controls as directed by the Area Manager; identifying operational problems and ensuring they are corrected; ensuring that plants are operating within safety standards established by federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and regulations.  

  • Performs general, grounds, and preventive maintenance and repair in and around plant facilities including lubricating equipment, cleaning drying beds, washing process equipment; performs landscape duties including mowing, edging, and weed abatement.  

  • Notifies CPO when consumables inventories are low.  

  • Operates a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment necessary to maintain the wastewater treatment plant system, Water Recycling Plant, and equipment.  

  • Performs basic skilled water pollution control laboratory testing and analysis; takes samples; adheres to quality assurance programs for laboratory analysis and instrumentation. Prepares and updates records and logs in compliance with state and federal mandates for reporting.  

  • Assists in sewer collection maintenance and cleaning activities as needed.  

  • Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports.  

  • Communicate any problems/issues to supervisor.  

  • Promote and adhere to company’s written corporate Safety program  

  • All other tasks as assigned by CPO  Maintain acceptable attendance per company’s standards


  • Skill in the safe use of tools, vehicles, and equipment used in the performance of job duties.

  • Excellent team-working and communications skills to enable effective interaction with other PERC Water personnel, including peers. 

  • Physical:  

    • Body Positions: Standing, sitting for extended periods of time, walking.  

    • Body Movements: Use of hands, eyes, arms and voice. Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.  

    • Must be able to climb up and down stairs and ladders and climb into process tanks and enclosures  

    • Must be able to work weekends, nights or holidays and respond to alarms when on call; be on call as needed.

  • Mental:  Language ability includes reading, writing, spelling, and the ability to communicate clearly and follow instructions on business topics in English. 

  • High school graduate or equivalent 

  • An advanced level position that requires (2) year experience and knowledge of the methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance of facility buildings and grounds 

  • Current Grade II California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate required 

  • Ability to obtain the Grade I CWEA Collection System Maintenance Certifications. 

  • Valid California driver’s license 


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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