Wastewater Operator I - Plant

City Of Wentzville   Wentzville, MO   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 7, 2022
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Wastewater Operator I - Plant


Starting Pay Rate: $25.20/hr.


The City of Wentzville

The City of Wentzville is committed to being an employer of choice, offering prosperous and meaningful career opportunities, excellent benefits, and flexibility. Wentzville is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. Come grow with us!

The City offers excellent benefits, including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 paid holidays, two floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, an employee assistance program, a discounted recreation center membership and much more.

Position Summary

The Wastewater Operator I's typical duties include: assisting with the daily operations of the City wastewater treatment plant and collections systems: performing checks, maintenance, preventative maintenance, and housekeeping of the plant; assisting with system inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs on all treatment plant and sludge removal equipment; operating vehicles and heavy equipment, including front end loader, skid loader, load-all, crane truck, jet truck, forklift, floater truck, and dump truck; assisting with bio-solids removal program and operation of bio-solids removal equipment.


Job Requirements

  • Valid Class B CDL with airbrakes and tanker endorsement within 120 days of employment required. A valid drivers license is required upon hire.
  • Certification Wastewater DNR Operator Class D within 120 days of employment required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent desired.
  • Prior experience working with wastewater treatment or collection systems desired.
  • Prior heavy equipment operating experience desired.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the functions of the wastewater collections systems, related state and federal regulations, lift station equipment, and sewer line maintenance and repairs.
  • Proficiency in use of basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, presentations) and basic office equipment.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain concentrated focus.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.


Apply online at www.wentzvillemo.gov/careers. The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.