Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (WWTPO) (Field Based) at Environmental Resources Management, Inc.

Posted in Engineering 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

ERM is hiring multiple Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators to support a project-based opportunity in Joliet, IL.  Training will be provided for all client-specific and site-specific safety, security, sampling and inspection procedures.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), limited-term position with a duration of 12 months, renewable.


  • Test and maintain all safety related devices (Fire extinguishers, emergency eye wash & shower station(s), confined space equipment, arc flash equipment, etc.).

  • Operate & Maintain WWTP/OWS/Lagoons in a manner that complies with all regulations, ordinances, permits, etc.

  • Perform monthly (minimum) jar testing and annual chemical usage reviews to help minimize cost.

  • Track chemical usage on a monthly basis.

  • Track Used Oil Shipments on a monthly basis.

  • Collect wastewater samples as needed at various facilities.

  • Coordinate laboratory analysis with appropriate lab.

  • Prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) as required.

  • Complete operations and maintenance activities, inspections and sampling as required by regulations/permit conditions for the facilities and equipment identified.

  • Meet with facility personnel on a weekly basis working on waste minimization and reduction in negative impacts on the WWTP systems.

  • Complete/coordinate WWTP/OWS cleaning, as needed.

  • Operator to fill out weekly notifications summary

  • After hours and holiday services, as needed

  • Review, maintain and update any and all necessary plans, permits, procedures, work instructions, etc. as directed.

  • Other WWTP duties as necessary & requested


  • High School diploma.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in wastewater treatment plant environment

  • Wastewater operator’s certification required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Effective observational and organization skills; experience recording detailed technical data a plus.

  • Effective communication skills with ERM and client staff.

Pay Transparency:

For the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $73,000 – $78,000, $35.10/hr- $37.50/h, limited-term, non-exempt.  An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.  We also may have instances where employee’s fall outside of the range based on the factors noted above.  This job may be eligible for bonus pay (casual and fixed term/Flexforce employees are NOT bonus eligible).

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life & disability insurance to benefits eligible* employees.

*Benefits Eligibility is limited to Regular employees regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week.  Fixed-Term employees (including Flexforce) who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours a week or more are eligible for a limited benefits package.  Casual employees are NOT benefits eligible. See your recruiter for more details.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, determinable, and payable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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