PeopleService is Growing
We are looking for the best and brightest to grow with us!
Add opportunity to some of the best benefits offered anywhere, and you’ll find PeopleService is the place for you!
If you have experience in the water/wastewater industry and certification. We’ve got job openings in a number of markets throughout the Midwest. If you don’t see a particular job posting that matches your knowledge and skills, let’s talk. You never know when a great opportunity at our growing company will be perfect for you.
If you have no experience, and want a great job that flows into a great career, PeopleService is the place for you, too. Entry-level positions are perfect for independent, self-starters with a propensity for math and science, and who want to make a difference with their career choice. We’ll even connect you with colleges that have degree programs developed for work in this field.
What is a water/wastewater operator?
- Treatment plant and system (collection and distribution) operators manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards to transfer or treat water or wastewater by adding chemicals to disinfect water.
- Inspect equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Monitor meters and gauges and accurately report readings.
- Collect and test water and sewage samples.
- Clean and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds and other work area.
- Work both indoors and outdoors.
- Exposed to noise from machinery.
- Often exposed to unpleasant odors, dangerous gases, malfunctioning equipment, confined spaces, heights and underground, and various weather conditions.
- Typically work during the day, in addition to being on-call for a one-week period and perform weekend rounds usually based on a rotating schedule.
- Occasionally must respond to after-hour emergencies, such as sewer backups or water main breaks.
It takes a lot of work to get water from natural resources – reservoirs, streams and groundwater – into people’s taps. And it is equally a complicated process to convert the wastewater from drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.
Operators need a high school diploma or equivalent to become operators. Operators must be licensed by the state in which they work. Maintenance Technicians are operators-in-training and provided with home study coursework and on-the-job training before they can successfully test to become a certified operator. Operators and Maintenance Techs need to have a strong mechanical background in order to diagnose and repair related equipment, such as pumps and blowers.
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