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Wastewater Operator

Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?

Woodard & Curran is seeking a Wastewater Operator who will operate our wastewater treatment plant, pump stations and related equipment, by taking responsibility of the operations and maintenance in their everyday tasks. You will work alongside our skilled staff in the operations of as flocculators, rapid mixer chambers, aerators, filters, pumps, lift stations, aeration basins, anoxic basins, instrumentation, motors, clarifiers, chemical feed systems, blowers, mixers, generators, lighting, chlorinators, rake drives, bar screens, storage tanks, meters, air compressors, sludge dewatering equipment, and other similarly related plant components and equipment. You will participate in on-call rotations that may include weekends, holidays and times of inclement weather, to respond to emergency situations.

Essential Duties include:

  • Takes responsibility for the daily operations and maintenance of the Water Treatment and Distribution System or Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems as directed by the Chief Operator or Plant Manager.
  • Participates in an on call rotation on weekends, holidays and outside normal workday hours. Will be required to respond to emergency or unpredicted situations.
  • Performs daily checks of the facility to document operational status and maintenance requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining a complete and accurate on-site log book and records on water and/or wastewater quality analysis, in accordance with the facility’s permit.

  • What will you need to succeed?

  • High School or trade school diploma is required.
  • 0-3 years’ experience working in a water or wastewater treatment facility, preferred.
  • State Water or Wastewater Treatment Operator certification preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency with computers, including an ability to work with: SCADA, Microsoft Word, Excel, Maintenance Management Programs, and other site-specific systems.
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check, pre-placement physical and drug screen before employment.

  • Benefits & Wellbeing

    Retirement Savings:

    • 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

    Time away from work:

    • Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

    • Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

    • Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

    • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

    Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

    Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

    Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

    WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

    LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

    Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

    Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

    If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

    Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

    The salary ranges given below are a national average only and may be different for this role based on specific collective bargaining agreements or contract requirements.

    Please reference this project specific pay range instead. In addition, for facilities that are unionized and receive benefits through the union, the benefits may differ from what is listed.

    Salary Range: $22 - $24

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