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American States Utility Services Treatment Plant Operator II (8MA.23) in JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Massachusetts

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Treatment Plant Operator II (8MA.23)


Job Code 8MA.23

Pay range $51,864 / $67,437 / $83,015

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Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.

We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico), Virginia, Florida, Kansas, and Massachusetts.

Serving those who serve®

United States Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members, and Military Spouses encouraged to apply.


The Treatment Plant Operator II performs the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs assigned treatment plant rounds; inspects, monitors, troubleshoots, performance tests and documents plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, online analyzers, computer screens, meters, SCADA systems and other instrumentation

  • Operates and adjusts treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operations

  • Maintains, compiles, and updates plant operations logs and reports; performs and records mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities

  • Mixes and adds treatment chemicals; installs and replaces chlorine cylinder tanks; ensures adequate chemical application according to regulations and guidelines

  • Installs, maintains, repairs, modifies, troubleshoots, and services plant operations machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, meters, tanks, reservoirs, feeders, and online analyzers; changes lubrications

  • Collects and documents liquid and solid samples and performs a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests; works closely with the laboratory on testing processes; monitors laboratory results; collects water samples as required by regulatory agencies

  • Performs general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; performs various grounds maintenance duties as required

  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, loaders, scrapers, forklifts, dump trucks, truck-mounted sludge/compost mixers, and tractor trailer combinations; assists in unloading chemicals as necessary

  • Complies with all OSHA and ASUS safety standards and practices as they pertain to equipment, facility operations and chemical handling

  • Coordinates construction, maintenance, material selection, and repair activities with maintenance, laboratory, contractors, vendors and other staff

  • As assigned, participates in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area

  • Participates in the development of goals and procedures for water or wastewater treatment activities; gathers and analyzes data; develops a variety of reports

  • Works with a variety of vendors, outside contractors and the general public on water or wastewater activities; answers questions and resolves conflicts

  • Performs related duties as required

  • May require after hour work due to 24-hour operation

  • Available for emergency response, 24-hours/day, seven days/week

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License issued by the state where employed

  • Must take and pass Federal OSHA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and/or State Mandated Safety training, with annual refresher courses, as required by the associated regulations for this position. Such training will be provided by the Company and compliance is mandatory

  • M us t p o sses s Water or Wastewater Treatment L i c ense s re q ui r e d f or op era t i on of t h e s y s t em s or ha ve t h e a b ili ty to obt ai n suc h cer t ifica t i on f or s y s t em s working on wi t hi n 6 m o n t h s.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include standing for extended periods of time, lifting heavy loads, kneeling, crawling, and climbing

  • Ability to understand basic math and chemistry and apply knowledge to water/wastewater treatment process

  • Must possess knowledge and comprehension of safety practices for general construction and handling of all materials used in water and wastewater system operations, to include liquid and gaseous chemicals, as well as hazardous solids, confined space entry, competent excavation, electrical safety, etc., while being under close supervision. Application of such practices is mandatory

  • Ascertains general knowledge of water system operations, control settings, and plant operations

  • Communication skills including demonstrated fluency with reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • Use and operate self-contained breathing apparatus and/or respiratory equipment

  • Two (2) years as a Treatment Plant Operator I or two (2) years of water or wastewater treatment experience

  • Intermediate math skills

  • Knowledge of hydraulics, chemistry and biology

  • Knowledge of basic plumbing skills

  • Recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions

  • Principles and practices of water or wastewater treatment plant operations

  • Operating principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps and motors

  • Methods and techniques of maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting water or wastewater plant equipment and processes

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment


  • Working in confined space

  • Working in areas exposed to noise and chemicals. Work requires the use of appropriate PPE (e.g. hearing and chemical protection devices)

  • Working in extreme weather conditions

  • Lifting and carrying loads up to 50 lbs.

  • Performing work up to limits of elevated water storage tan

  • Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, grasping, fine dexterity, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision including color determination, hearing, foot & hand controls


    Our Company supports our employees with rich benefit programs and resources to help them thrive today and prepare for tomorrow. Benefit options include medical, dental, and vision plans with the Company currently paying 85% of the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents. We also offer paid vacation and sick time and twelve Company paid holidays per year. To help our employees plan for the future, we offer both a 401(k) retirement plan as well as a Defined Contribution Profit Sharing retirement plan. Additional benefits include life, AD&D, and LTD insurance as well as health savings account and flexible spending plans.


    The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Multiple factors are used to determine the actual starting rate of pay for all of our positions, including specific skills, years of experience, education, certification(s), and other job related factors.

    The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check.

    NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.