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 employee-owned and operated PeopleService is the place for you!
If you’ve got experience in the water/wastewater industry and certifications you boast about, apply today. 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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