Wastewater Treatment Operator

City of Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, and team-oriented individual to join its professional Wastewater Department team. The City of Mt. Pleasant Wastewater Treatment Plant team operates a 2.5 MGD fixed-film plant serving the population of the City of Mt. Pleasant. The plant is operated and maintained by six licensed Treatment Operators and a Plant Supervisor utilizing a team philosophy which values the contributions of each individual team member.

This position is a Monday through Friday shift working 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a rotating weekend schedule that occurs every sixth week creating two three-day weekends on either end of a 10 day working stretch. Employee must also be available for call-ins, after hours, wet weather events, and occasional holidays.

Minimum qualifications for this position include basic mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and computer skills in addition to a high school diploma. A highly qualified candidate would have a demonstrated skill set and licensure as it pertains to wastewater in process control, laboratory analysis, mechanical and electrical maintenance, SCADA & PLC controls, construction equipment, industrial pre-treatment, storm water, knowledge of common Microsoft Office suite applications with a focus on Excel, Word and Outlook, CMMS, GIS or other related software, and a degree in water/wastewater treatment technologies or related fields.

Employees in this position receive both on the job training and industry specific learning opportunities for continuing education to maintain licensure.  Tuition reimbursement is available for job-related college coursework.

A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record required. Following hire, applicant must possess or obtain a valid Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) Class “D” Operator’s Certificate within two EGLE testing cycles from the date of hire.

The 2020 starting base wage is $18.92/hr. (start step) to $19.73/hr. (one-year step), depending on qualifications.  Top base pay for 2020 is $21.19/hr. (two-year step).  Top step pay is received after one or two years of employment, depending on the rate of pay received upon hire.  The hourly rate of pay is increased by procurement of EGLE state licenses (2020 rates):  D-$2.14/hr.; C-$2.63/hr.; B-$3.34/hr.; A-$4.04/hr.  Licenses are not cumulative.

The City of Mt. Pleasant offers a competitive fringe benefit package including a cafeteria plan which offers medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance; a MERS pension and deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, educational support, and wellness benefits. The successful candidate must reside within a 20 mile radius of the City of Mt. Pleasant corporate city limits.