Operator/Wastewater Treatment Facility

Springettsbury Township - York, PA3.7

30+ days agoFull-time

Operator / Wastewater Treatment Facility

Springettsbury Township

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt Full/Part Time: Full Time

Reports to: Superintendent or Director Benefits: Applicable

Union: Yes Schedule: Swing Shift Salary: $24.91/hr. or less depending on current qualifications. Training available

Position Summary: We have a great, long term & experienced team. We need one more great employee to become part of it. The Operator performs work operating and maintaining wastewater treatment equipment, processes, and coordinating personnel as assigned under the general direction of a Lead Operator, Superintendent or Director. Employee is responsible for observing that all systems are operating properly. In the absence of the Lead Operator, Superintendent or Director, employee is responsible for the operation of the treatment facility on an assigned shift. Ensures that all transactions with peers and public are handled in a professional and courteous manner.

Typical Examples of Work:

  • Observes Treatment Plant process; monitors plant equipment and process to ascertain and assure control of equipment involved with treatment process; performs laboratory analysis to determine existing conditions when laboratory technicians are off-duty (i.e. weekends and holidays) to establish control responses and determines National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit discharge limitations.
  • Observes plant equipment for malfunctions; isolates failed equipment; notifies appropriate personnel, e.g. Lead Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Superintendent, or Director for corrective action.
  • Runs operating system to control plant operations, responds to alarms and take corrective action to remedy conditions, inspects plant Equipment to assure proper working condition, operates equipment, interacts with plant personnel concerning plant operating conditions and problems, loads and unloads sludge and transports and disposes of sludge as needed.
  • Coaches and instructs Operator-In-Training.
  • Operates and maintains assigned treatment plant equipment such as chemical feed systems, pumps, blowers, sludge handling equipment, front-end loaders and dump trucks.
  • Performs sludge handling, tank cleaning, lawn care, general janitorial functions, plows snow, and other types of laborious tasks.
  • Performs routine maintenance and lubrication on equipment.

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work in a safe manner and encourage the same from co-workers.
  • Ability to report for on-call services.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operating standards, computer operated control systems.
  • Knowledge of NPDES permit standards required form plant.
  • Operate light and heavy equipment, including tractor, mower, dump truck, class A motor vehicle, wheel loader, farm tractor and skid loader.
  • Knowledge of windows-based computer operation and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Ability to work as a team and independently, compute & record statistical data, interpret technical manuals, diagrams and regulatory guidelines, organize tasks to meet time schedules required
  • Attend all training as required including but not limited to courses designed to maintain a PA Class A Type 1 Wastewater Operator Certification.

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Any combination of education and experience that indicates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed herein
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:

  • Possession or ability to obtain of a valid Pennsylvania Class A, Type 1 Wastewater Operator Certification as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board for Certification
  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brakes and tanker endorsement within 24 months of employment. Failure to obtain this license will automatically result in release from employment

Candidate must have the ability to pass a physical/medical test, including functionality test, drug-screening test, psychological exam and background investigation.

Work may involve conditions that can only be partially controlled and expose the employee to raw sewage and sewage sludge. Work is frequently performed alone and may be performed inside and/or around a variety of weather conditions. Work is performed around a variety of potentially hazardous mechanical and electrical equipment and occasionally around hazardous substances. Work is performed in some cases on a permanent schedule, otherwise on a rotating situation, work after normal hours may be required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform the job.

Benefits: Holidays, Sick, vacation, personal time available. Great Insurance coverage. Training reimbursement available. Please refer to Human Resources if specific information needed.

Springettsbury Township provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Springettsbury Township complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the township has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Wastewater Treatment: 2 years (Preferred)


  • PA Class A, Type 1 Wastewater Operator Certification (Preferred)