Lafayette, IN
Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour

Job Summary: Wastewater Operator

The Wastewater Treatment Operator is responsible for operating wastewater treatment plant equipment to ensure reliability, economy and compliance with all effluent requirements. Operators adjust plant operations and specified chemical treatment processes by operating valves, pumps, motors and chemical feed systems. Primary processes include batch tank treatment of process wastewater, clarification, plate and frame sludge processing, pH control, sand filter operation, reverse osmosis system, skid mounted clean-in-place systems, E-coat treatment, oil separation, and paint sludge systems including chemical feed pumps, sludge bag removal, and water testing.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: Wastewater Operator

  • Collect water samples and perform routine lab analysis for batch tank treatment process
  • Perform minor preventative and corrective maintenance duties
  • Observe and implement safety practices, company procedures, and quality programs
  • Operate and maintain reverse osmosis system to generate high purity water for paint formulation and production rinses
  • Operate sludge systems and provide chemical treatment of recycled water for automotive paint production
  • Provide general housekeeping to maintain a clean, high visibility environment
  • MUST be able to work a 24/7 schedule (4 / 4 rotating schedule)
  • MUST be available for emergency call-in
  • MUST be physically able to lift and carry 50 lb bags and wear a cartridge type respirator

Required Qualifications: Wastewater Operator

  • 1 year of industrial wastewater treatment experience is desired, similar experience with an exceptional employment history may be considered
  • Auto industry experience and a current IDEM wastewater operator certificate, or equivalent certificate from a state with reciprocity with Indiana is desired
  • A high school diploma is required
  • Must demonstrate exceptional communication skills and the ability to present to customers, team members, and managers
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with peers, and management, to positively impact performance
  • Must be driven by a strong customer focus with the ability to drive process improvement and encourage excellence
  • Must have demonstrated ability to conduct safety and quality investigations and thoroughly complete all documentation
  • Must be computer literate and demonstrate strong proficiency using MS Office