Wastewater Operator

San Jose, United States

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*No direct experience required to apply if you are mechanically inclined and have a desire to do your work in a safe manner, we will provide on the job training*

*Great opportunity for advancement, this can be a career not just a job as we promote from within!*

*Fantastic benefits including tuition reimbursement, 401k, and full health benefits

*Openings are for 1st shift 7:00am to 3:00pm and 3rd shift - 11:00pm to 7:00am ; eventually can move into a different schedule if desired


Wastewater Technician

 Scope:
Responsible for waste treatment operations, chemical maintenance of manufacturing processes, and chemical preventative maintenance on equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains standards of quality effluent as prescribed by SJ/SC WPCP
  • Operates a wastewater pre-treatment system and batch treatment system, using metal precipitation and water clarification technologies
  • Controls pH, heavy metal concentration, and other specified parameters as required by SJ/SC WPCP and SJ Environmental Enforcement Division Waste Water Discharge Permit
  • Properly labels all chemicals, including wastes, as required by DOT, OSHA and US EPA
  • Provides service to production areas in the form of chemical additions, chemical bath changes, filter changes, preventative maintenance, and housekeeping
  • Performs routine maintenance tasks as required to assure proper functioning of the wastewater treatment and batch treatment systems
  • Assists in maintaining RO/DI water quality
  • Storm water sampling as required
  • Supports manufacturing and environmental, health and safety requests, as directed by manager.
  • Keeps accurate records of daily activities and effluent quality
  • Strictly complies with environmental and safety regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains a safe and clean work area
  • Is on call and is available to come in early and/or stay late as requested by manager. Employee must provide a telephone number in which management can expect a call back within one hour

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of chemical handling, equipment maintenance, waste treatment operations, processes, equipment, machinery, and terminology
  • Familiar with regulations relating to waste treatment and general chemical handling
  • Knowledge of plumbing techniques and pump repair skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, and interface with co-workers and supervisors
  • Mathematical ability sufficient to add, subtract, multiply divide, and figure averages
  • Good communication skills, as well as reading and writing abilities
  • Flexible, organized, able to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Able to work overtime to cover special projects, sick call in, vacations and weekend shifts
  • Able to lift 50 lbs, stand/walk > 90% of time, wear an air purifying respirator, and work with hazardous chemicals, and within a fume and odor environment

Required Training:

  • New Employee Safety Orientation
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Orientation
  • On-the-Job Training (Routine tasks, special projects/duties, procedures)
  • Initial 24 hour Hazardous Waste Operations (trained within 6 months of hire)
  • Annual Refresher Hazardous Waste Operations (after initial Hazardous Waste Operations training)
  • Forklift Safety and Driving Test (within 6 months of hire)

Wastewater Operator

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Wastewater Operator

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