Wastewater Plant Operator

City of Sanibel   Sanibel, FL   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 12, 2022
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Wastewater Plant Operator: Must possess a Florida Class “C”, “B” or “A” Wastewater Operators License, valid Florida driver’s license and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in wastewater treatment operations and maintenance. Pay rate negotiable up to $33 per hour based on wastewater certification and experience.


  • Operates and regulates the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and established procedures.
  • Assists in the operations and maintenance of the wastewater collection, transmission and reuse system, including lift stations.
  • Takes and charts all necessary readings.  Takes control samples and runs tests.  Makes all chemical and pressure adjustments necessary based on readings and according to specified guidelines applicable to the proper operation of wastewater plants.
  • Records daily operation of pumps, including pressure, flow readings, pump hours, chlorine usage and levels, and pump function; takes corrective action as required.
  • Prepares daily operating sheet, the daily operating summary, the shift changeover sheet and daily maintenance sheet.  Periodically reads flow meters, gauges, and dials and records data for reports.  Prepares and maintains records of all repairs and adjustments made to wastewater facilities and equipment.
  • Runs qualitative analysis on wastewater and corrects chemical settings.  Performs process control calculations and interprets data. Takes samples and prepares them for testing to ascertain quality of treatment.  Collects specimen samples and performs routine laboratory test.  Records results according to prescribed state guidelines.