City of Salida Seeks Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The City of Salida is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class A – D. This position is a full time benefitted Operator at the award winning, nationally recognized City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F with weekend and on-call duties divided between co-workers.

Starting salary is $18.26 hourly dependent on certification levels as well as other qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid leave and holidays, retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Educational opportunities offered.

Duties will include but are not limited to: operation and maintenance of facility; analyzing wastewater; monitoring and maintaining equipment to include pumps, flow measuring devices, influent screening equipment, grit collection equipment, Anox tanks, IFAS tanks, aeration basins, blowers, UV disinfection, biosolids equipment, septage receiving stations, RV and water stations. An understanding of SCADA systems is a plus. Good communications skills and recordkeeping are needed.

Requirements include HS diploma or GED, Colorado Driver’s License, and experience in treatment plant operations or a Colorado Wastewater Certification Class D or higher. Previous experience working for a utility a plus. Successful applicant must pass a background check.

View the Class B or C job description, view the Class D job description and complete the employment application.

Email application materials to (preferred) or deliver to Public Works at 340 Hwy 291, Salida, CO 81201.

The City of Salida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.