Job Opening – WWTP Operator




The City of Oconto is accepting applications for an operator position at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. DNR certifications a plus but will train and provide schooling to chosen candidate. Must have ability to obtain class B CDL within first year of hire. Information about the job description, requirements and application can be picked up at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main St, Oconto, WI 54153. Deadline to submit application is Monday February 24th, 2020 by 12:00 p.m.


The Oconto Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 1.8MGD facility including a commercial lab. Our process consists of preliminary treatment, primary treatment, and a secondary treatment process consisting of a trickling filter, suspended growth, clarification and chlorine disinfection. The collection systems is made up of 38 miles of sanitary sewer and 13 lift stations with a total of 24 pumps throughout all the lift stations. Pumps range in size from 2hp to 10hp in the collection system. Operators are responsible for monitoring flow through the collection system and treatment facility. Maintaining all mechanicals and structures throughout the collection system and at the treatment facility. Lab testing is done 3 days a week all year round. Our focus is to operate at the highest level of efficiency in every way possible and to keep our users and downstream waters safe for everyone to enjoy.   A Wisconsin advanced wastewater certification with subcategories A1,A2,B,C,D,L,P, SS and 5 years experience are preferred but not required. Oconto Utility Commission will provide training and schooling for the new hire per agreement at time of hiring.


Job duties consist of but are not limited to:

Changing charts
Recording pumping data
Collecting grab and composite samples
Physically disposing of screenings
Operating grit removal system
Data recording for aeration system
Monitoring and maintaining all equipment and facilities
Operating a belt filter press
Lift station inspection (some dry/wet wells are 20+ feet deep)
Sanitary sewer inspection (removing manhole covers)
Flow monitoring in collection system and at WWTF
Servicing or rebuilding electric pumps/motors
Working in high voltage electrical cabinets
“On Call” 24/7 365
Operating Vac Truck
Helping other departments when necessary
Working independently and being accountable for said work
Working with hazardous materials
Working in confined space(s)
Working in/at “hazardous” work sites
Operating heavy equipment
Word, Excel and email computer work
Ability to obtain class B CDL with tanker endorsement within 1 year of hire