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Water / Wastewater Treatment Operator in Hoboken, NJ at NextGen

Date Posted: 9/28/2018

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Job Description

Water / Wastewater Treatment Operator

3 Months contract-to-hire

Hoboken, NJ 07030


The candidate will work 10am-630pm during training phase. After training, the candidate will be transferred to 2nd (2pm-1030pm) or 3rd shift 10pm-630am). The candidate must be willing to work any shift, weekends, holidays, provide shift coverage. Days off may be Fri/Sat, Sun/Mon or Tu/W

**** Must have a valid Driver's License / clean MVR

Minimum of a NJDEP S1 Operators License

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift. This position requires an NJDEP S1 Operators License.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/ wastewater, sludge, and effluent

  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels

  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings

  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control

  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes

  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings

  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses

  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties

  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel

  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions

  • Assists in keeping maintenance records using a CMMS system, develop computer spreadsheets, and use Word and Excel

  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, prints, specifications and Operations and Maintenance Manuals

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work

  • Performs other duties as required

  • Performs Job Hazard Analysis


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of a NJDEP S1 Operators License

  • One to five years of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants

  • Possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes; safe work practices

  • Knowledge of SCADA, PLC and VFD systems

  • Has applicable OSHA training including but not limited to Confined Space Entry and Lockout/Tag out procedures.

  • Has obtained the NJDEP S2 Operators License

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The work area can involve a working environment indoors as well as outdoors, which could cause exposure to outdoor elements; proper environmental attire will be required. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths.