Wastewater Operator

Russian River Brewing

Windsor, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 29


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Manage, maintain and observe waste water treatment system at our Windsor facility
  • Create and update all SOP’s for company’s wastewater program
  • Collect lab samples of wastewater and biosolids
  • Perform field/laboratory tests and analysis to identify chemical, physical, and/or biological characteristics of wastewater, including data analysis
  • Collect and document data from plant charts, gauges, and other instruments: perform calculations to ensure proper plant operations
  • Maintain operating records and file reports as needed in accordance with local, state, and federal reports, guidelines, and requirements
  • Maintain and repair mechanical equipment and waste water software as needed, and helping with special maintenance projects
  • Troubleshoot equipment and perform repair of wastewater system
  • Adhere to all company safety standards and ensure compliance with OSHA and other regulatory agencies
  • Regular participation on the Company’s monthly safety squad
  • Other duties as assigned


While this position has no direct reports, at times this role may direct the work of others.


  • Working knowledge of wastewater treatment systems
  • Have a high mechanical aptitude
  • Principles and processes for providing excellent customer service, internally and externally
  • Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, troubleshoot, and maintenance techniques
  • Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective operations for the protection of other employees and property
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions or approaches to problems
  • Determines the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job; ability to operate all necessary equipment needed for job(s)
  • Maintains a high level of attention to detail
  • Understands written sentences in work related documents
  • Be organized and concise in relation to all projects
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Work as a cooperative team member and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication


  • High school diploma or GED required; college degree preferred
  • California State Water Board Operator certification preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated knowledge of wastewater treatment/collection process and the operation, maintenance, and repair of related equipment Familiarity with specialized lab equipment (Spectrophotometer)
  • Must be able to read and interpret machinery plans/instructions
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player; use of common sense in decision making
  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must possess a class C license and an acceptable driving record


While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand for long periods of time and walk; use fingers, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands; talk and hear; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, twist and crouch. The employee must frequently lift carry, and/or push/pull at least 55 pounds and/or move up to 160 pounds (assisted). Climbing ladders may be required. Use of arms above or below the shoulder is required. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee occasionally will need to operate a motor vehicle. Requires manual dexterity and ability to quickly move hand(s), hand with arm, grasp, manipulate or assemble.


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The work may require the handling of hazardous chemicals
  • Work will require occasional weekend and/or evening work, including holidays and emergencies if required for wastewater troubleshooting/maintenance
  • Must be able to work in all outdoor weather conditions

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