Wastewater Treatment Operator III

  • Location: California - Southern California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #451

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.


LOCATION: Los Angeles Area   

POSITION: Wastewater Treatment Operator II

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by SWRCB

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Chief Plant Operator, the Wastewater Treatment Operator II is responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and repair of the wastewater/water treatment plant and equipment.

SCHEDULE: TBD Based off company needs. Must be able to work standby, holidays, weekends and overtime as required.

SALARY: $45/hr+


  • Operate the Control Room Board
  • Operate valves, pumps, and gates manually through local control center
  • Observe variations in operating conditions, records meter, sensor, and gauge readings; perform necessary process control adjustments
  • Monitor and adjust chemical feed rates; change and/or replenish process chemical supplies as necessary
  • Maintain facilities, office building, vehicles, equipment, and pump stations for the wastewater operation
  • Perform routine in-plant water lab sampling and analysis; conduct inspection; collect water quality samples for system operation and to ensure water quality is up to standards
  • Make routine rounds of assigned process areas; records operating data such as run times, chemical usage, flows and other process information in shift logs; perform mathematical calculations
  • Perform maintenance work and repairs on water treatment plant systems and equipment as necessary
  • Respond to wastewater/water collection system emergencies
  • Maintain logs and prepares other required reports as needed; prepare technical and administrative reports as requested
  • Responsible for general housekeeping of job sites, work areas and other areas as assigned including heavy labor as needed
  • Observe and abide by all on-the-job safety regulations
  • Provide input during regular operations meetings to aide the operational functionality of the facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor


  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English (verbally and written)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum three years of experience working in wastewater/water operations



  • Employee frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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