Centennial Water and Sanitation District, serving the community of Highlands Ranch, CO, is seeking a motivated individual to fill a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position. Applicants must have a positive attitude and have the desire to work in a strong team environment. The District is about to begin a significant construction project to upgrade the treatment facility to meet advanced nutrient removal standards. This project will provide a unique opportunity to participate in the startup and optimization of the upgraded Marcy Gulch Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Duties include performing a variety of tasks, skilled and semi-skilled, necessary to ensure the efficient and effective wastewater operations. The Operator will monitor the performance of all equipment associated with the treatment process by conducting routine visual inspections, interpreting instrument readings, and performing and interpreting lab results.
At a minimum, applicants must have passed their Colorado “D” Wastewater exam or be able to obtain a “D” Wastewater certification within 6 months of hire via testing or reciprocity. More advanced wastewater certifications are preferred.
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required and a bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology or an engineering science is preferred. Applicants must have a strong understanding of chemistry, biology, hydraulic, mechanical, and electronic concepts as they relate to water and wastewater treatment. This is a 12 hour per day shift position and requires day and night shifts, rotating monthly.
Additional Salary Information: The District provides a great work environment, facilities, schedule, and benefits. Compensation is based upon experience and licensure. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
About Centennial Water and Sanitation District
Centennial Water & Sanitation District is the water and wastewater provider in Highlands Ranch. Centennial Water provides high quality water through the state-of-the-art Joseph B. Blake Water Treatment Plant located in Highlands Ranch. Wastewater is also treated at the Marcy Gulch Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet stringent water quality standards before it is discharged.Centennial Water strives to ensure that our water resources are used wisely. Centennial Water’s strategy is to optimize the use of surface water. Over the past 25 years 90 percent of the water supplied has come from renewable river supplies.Highlands Ranch residents are fortunate to have two water supply sources — the South Platte River to the west, and a massive aquifer underlying our region. Centennial can combine supplies from both sources to optimize the reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness of water. This joint use of renewable water with our vast underground aquifer allows Centennial Water to operate a true conjunctive use system. As a result, aquifers have been annually recharged for more than 10 years.