Vail Wastewater Treatment Operator
Company: Eagle River Water and Sanitation District
Posted on: November 25, 2022
We are currently seeking a Wastewater Operator to add to our
team of experts. If you have a positive attitude, a heart for
community service, and strong team values, we want to meet you! A
successful Wastewater Operator provides a service to the community
by creating and controlling an environment for bacteria and
microorganisms to thrive in order to release clean water back to
the river. This position will use a mix of chemistry, biology and
maintenance to achieve that goal. The ideal candidate for this role
is an approachable, hardworking and dedicated professional,
preferably with an educational background in a science related
discipline. The Vail Wastewater Treatment Facility has a design
capacity of 2.7 MGD and services the communities of East Vail,
Vail, and some of the facilities on Vail Mountains. Most of the
current plant was constructed in 1982 and is currently undergoing
some exciting upgrade projects. We are nestled just west of
Lionshead village in the beautiful Eagle River Valley. Why work for
us? The work you will do as a Wastewater Operator will have an
immediate positive environmental impact on our community. Not to
mention our excellent benefits including medical, dental, & vision
coverage, employee housing & stipend program, relocation assistance
(if applicable), retirement savings plans, and ample opportunities
for professional development. The Day to Day: OPERATIONS: Operates
pumps, motors, sludge equipment, controllers, instrumentation and
other equipment. (Cleans precipitates such as grit, solids, trash,
and muck from sump, catch basin and grit chamber. Opens and closes
gates and valves according to gauge readings or warning lights on
equipment. Operates odor control systems.
ANALYSIS: Collects and calculates wastewater operations and control
data including SCADA systems. Makes process control decisions based
on plant observations, lab data, instrumentation, and historical
BIOLOGY / CHEMISTRY: Collects samples and conducts wastewater
laboratory tests and analyzes data for both process indication and
compliance. Make process adjustments and changes in order to
discharge an effluent that meets facility permit limits.
MAINTENANCE: Performs general equipment inspection and maintenance.
Performs equipment repair and adjustments. Recommends repairs,
changes and work orders to Facility Supervisor. Changes chemical
containers, delivers needed materials, and performs general plant
maintenance and housekeeping.
TEAMWORK: Serves as on-call operator on a rotating basis, as
assigned. Recommends and or makes process control changes to meet
certain conditions. Required to follow all District safety and
security policies and wear Personal Protective Equipment as
required by the job duties. QUALIFICATIONS Must be willing to work
overtime, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to respond to On
Call requests in a reasonable time.
Must possess a Colorado Wastewater Operator Class "D" certification
within 12 months of employment, unless a variance is otherwise
granted by management. Advanced Wastewater Operator licenses, or
the ability to attain these, is desired.
High school diploma of general education degree (GED). Bachelor's
Degree or equivalent in a Science related field helpful.
Laboratory experience helpful.
Mechanical aptitude and experience strongly preferred. Prior
experience working with hand tools, pumps, motors, etc.
Must be able to tactfully, respectfully and professionally
communicate in English, both written and verbal.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license within 30 days of
full-time employment and be insurable under District's
Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6)
months of employment.
Computer experience necessary to include Windows, Excel, and
Microsoft Word programs. SCADA and Microsoft Outlook experience
preferred. Must have the ability to learn and adapt to new computer
software programs. HIRING RANGE We encourage the growth and
development of our employees! There are four levels of Wastewater
Operator with different titles and pay ranges depending on
certifications, knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional
opportunities for growth and development on the wastewater team
include Lead Operator and Supervisor roles. The District will
support you in earning your licenses. Pay range and title depend on
certifications and experience. Starting range depends on
qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and midpoint
of the pay range. Pay ranges for each level are as follows:
Wastewater Operator 1: $23.94 - $33.52
Wastewater Operator 2: $26.40 - $36.96
Wastewater Operator 3: $29.10 - $40.75
Wastewater Operator 4: $32.09 - $44.92 BENEFITS At ERWSD, we value
life-work balance and are leaders in the industry with our holistic
benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
Employee housing or $361 monthly housing stipend
Retirement savings plans (414h and 457)
13.5 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation, Sick and Comp Time
Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
$400 Annual Recreation Benefit
Loan programs for: Ski Passes, Electrical Vehicles, and Computers
Click HERE to learn more from our full 2022 Benefits Guide. All
District employees must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and
extensive background check. For a full position description, email
email@example.com All applicants must apply online at by November
28, 2022. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We do not
discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic
information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It
is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related
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