Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (WWTPO) (Field Based) - R00022692

at ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


ERMis hiring multiple Wastewater Treatment Plant Operatorsto support a project-based opportunity in Joliet, IL. Training will be provided for all client-specific and site-specific safety, security, sampling and inspection procedures. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), limited-term position with a duration of 12 months, renewable.



  • Test and maintain all safety related devices (Fire extinguishers, emergency eye wash & shower station(s), confined space equipment, arc flash equipment, etc.).

  • Operate & Maintain WWTP/OWS/Lagoons in a manner that complies with all regulations, ordinances, permits, etc.

  • Perform monthly (minimum) jar testing and annual chemical usage reviews to help minimize cost.

  • Track chemical usage on a monthly basis.

  • Track Used Oil Shipments on a monthly basis.

  • Collect wastewater samples as needed at various facilities.

  • Coordinate laboratory analysis with appropriate lab.

  • Prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) as required.

  • Complete operations and maintenance activities, inspections and sampling as required by regulations/permit conditions for the facilities and equipment identified.

  • Meet with facility personnel on a weekly basis working on waste minimization and reduction in negative impacts on the WWTP systems.

  • Complete/coordinate WWTP/OWS cleaning, as needed.

  • Operator to fill out weekly notifications summary

  • After hours and holiday services, as needed

  • Review, maintain and update any and all necessary plans, permits, procedures, work instructions, etc. as directed.

  • Other WWTP duties as necessary & requested




  • High School diploma.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in wastewater treatment plant environment

  • Wastewater operators certification required.

  • Must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record.

  • Effective observational and organization skills; experience recording detailed technical data a plus.

  • Effective communication skills with ERM and client staff.



Pay Transparency:

For the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $73,000 $78,000, $35.10/hr- $37.50/h, limited-term, non-exempt. An employees pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. We also may have instances where employees fall outside of the range based on the factors noted above. This job may be eligible for bonus pay (casual and fixed term/Flexforce employees are NOT bonus eligible).


We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life & disability insurance to benefits eligible* employees.


*Benefits Eligibility is limited to Regular employees regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. Fixed-Term employees (including Flexforce) who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours a week or more are eligible for a limited benefits package. Casual employees are NOT benefits eligible. See your recruiter for more details.


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Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 11905995

Posted On: May 16, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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