Plant Operator - Racine

Racine Wastewater Utility

Plant Operator

Racine Wastewater Utility

The Racine Wastewater Utility is responsible for the recycling of municipal wastewater for return as a clean resource into Lake Michigan through the operation of advanced computer instrumentation and mechanical equipment. The Utility is designed to treat 36 mgd of regional flow serving the City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Caledonia, Village of Sturtevant, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of North Bay. The greater Racine area is poised for substantial growth, due to the forthcoming addition of Foxconn and exciting associated industrial, commercial, and residential development.

The purpose of this position is to monitor plant data to operate and make daily treatment process equipment adjustments used in the purification of wastewater, and for efficient and compliant operation in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued discharge permit standards and protocols.

An associate degree related to wastewater treatment; or completion of a WI Wastewater Operators Apprenticeship; or 2 years of verifiable mechanical work experience with pumps, compressors, blowers, or engines is required. A WI Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) Basic Wastewater Operator’s License in at least three (3) applicable subgrades is required within three (3) years of hire. A Third Class ASOPE Facility Operating Engineer’s license is required within one (1) year of hire. The Utility will provide educational assistance toward achieving license credentials. Computer proficiency is also desired. Candidate must also hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record; and be able to work a rotating 24-hour work schedule. The hiring pay range for this position is $24.09/hr to $28.35/hr pending qualifications (maximum position pay to $34.01/hr). Applications are being accepted through October 18, 2019. A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at:               

Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.


  • This position was posted on: 10-02-2019.
  • It will be removed on: 10-19-2019.