Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technician - Platteville

City of Platteville

The City of Platteville seeks a

Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technician

The Lab Technician preforms laboratory tests to control efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant.  Uses results to select the most effective operational procedure, determine efficiency of treatment unit processes, and identify developing treatment problems before effluent quality is affected. This position reports to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Foreman. The position requires a high school education or GED equivalent, plus 1 year of other schooling including course work in municipal engineering; 12 hours of continuing education per year to maintain certification; classes and seminars through the state; and 1 to 3 years of experience in a related field or equivalent combination of both. A Wisconsin Wastewater Operator Certification including the basic level of the following but desiring the advanced:

Biological Solids/Sludge Handling, Processing and Reuse- Basic

Biological Treatment: Attached Growth Processes -Basic

Biological Treatment: Suspended Growth Processes- Basic

Disinfection – Basic

Laboratory – Basic

Nutrient Removal: Total Phosphorus – Basic

Solids Separation - Basic

Qualified to obtain a CDL with B, C, N air brakes endorsement within one-year. The ideal candidate for this position will have high ability for problem solving, a working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices used in wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operation as well as a possess a strong work ethic, and commitment to serving our residents.

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Applications are due June 22, 2020

  • This position was posted on: 06-18-2020.
  • It will be removed on: 07-23-2020.