Waste Water

Warren, MI

Posted: 02/08/2019 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Automotive Job Number: 774741 Pay Rate: 15.00/hr Branch: Division:

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Hours: 2 PM - 10 PM

Starting wage $15.00/hr


Prepare and maintain the WWT system for production, both start-up and shut down, ensuring proper chemical and waste treatment, in accordance with work instructions, policies, procedures, safe work practices, and direction from the supervisor.


  • Perform start-up and shut down operations of WWT in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Carry out handoffs with other WWT Operators and check system for readiness.
  • Verify system and report problems. Record and document reasons for malfunctions and lost production.
  • Maintain full surveillance of and take corrective action as required for WWT system, chemical levels and controls.
  • Add chemicals and make adjustments to processes; metering pump maintenance
  • Visually monitor system watching for malfunctions and conditions detrimental to the system. Notify supervisor of any issues.
  • Replenish supplies in the WWT process.
  • Work with other staff to accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively, to resolve production barriers, and to achieve maximum customer support.
  • Work in compliance with OSHA standards; use required PPE and devices, report defects in safety gear, and hazards.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good condition, reporting malfunctions and deficiencies. Ensure adequate supplies of working materials. Practice good housekeeping.
  • Work to maintain good housekeeping in regards to Environmental and 6S requirements.
  • Perform any other duties that may be specifically or generally assigned.
  • Maintain filter press documentation and cleaning as required.
  • Tank Maintenance: Cleaning Tanks, Rinsing down tanks, filling and topping off of tanks.
  • Environmental: proper handling, labelling, inventory and disposal of hazardous and non hazardous waste.
  • Anything asked of you by your supervisor or manager.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or a combination of training and experience in a field.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English, and to follow work instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and measurements of fluid volumes.
  • Familiarity with pumps, filters press, general equipment.
  • Ability to understand and comply with safety rules and regulations, and to pass safety training.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.


  • Routine operation involves sitting or standing at a workstation, and walking.
  • Periods of setup, troubleshooting, maintenance, or equipment adjustments require lifting, bending, and reaching.
  • Requires visual sensory concentration, as well as manual dexterity and the need for exact results and precision.
  • There are opportunities for breaks during routine operation. Periods of production upset and troubleshooting require alertness and concentration.


  • There is some degree of job structure and a variety of tasks that are straightforward with some repetitiveness. In cases where the task requires independence, employees can use some discretion within predetermined limits and procedures. Some activities must be carried out in a team setting.
  • Assignments require some freedom to make operational changes and solve problems. Early detection of malfunctions or quality issues is critical.
  • Interaction with other staff is within the immediate area and communications are generally routine. During periods of production upset, contacts with others may involve detailed exchanges of information and giving specific direction to others.


  • Regular exposure to dust, dirt, noise, temperature, and chemicals.
  • Limited risk of exposure to hazardous compounds.
  • Requires specialized safety training and wearing personal protective equipment specific to the function.
  • Rotating shifts

Training Requirements


-Evacuation procedures



-Lift truck


-Confined space

-Transportation of dangerous goods

Shannon Kozlowski

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