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Wastewater Treatment Operator

Oil & Gas Operations & Maintenance
21000219 Requisition #
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The Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator position is responsible for maintaining client equipment and facilities.  This position is also responsible for the safe and efficient daily operation of the potable water and the wastewater systems which must be maintained in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.


  • Must be knowledgeable and experienced in the operations of water and wastewater testing equipment.
  • Operate and maintain the extended aeration wastewater treatment plant.
  • Operate and maintain the potable water system.
  • Maintain proficiency as a qualified plant operator and maintain ADEC certification.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Federal and State laws/rules/regulations pertaining to drinking water and wastewater.
  • Responsible for maintaining and submitting water and wastewater compliance records.
  • Perform laboratory testing and laboratory test analysis to facilitate process control changes to assure compliance with standards, regulations and permit limits. 
  • Collect required samples and send to off-site lab.
  • Prepare chemical solutions and operate chemical feed systems correctly according to process rate of flow.
  • Perform a wide variety of preventive maintenance activities and routine repair tasks.
  • Safely operate and maintain mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Inventory materials, maintain inventory at specified levels and reorder as necessary. 
  • Performs emergency response to fire suppression water needs and maintains pumps.
  • Off-load bulk fuel used for vehicle operations. 
  • Operate, troubleshoot and maintain the building heat system.
  • Perform daily sale oil analysis.
  • Operates and maintains readiness of Facility Emergency Generators.
  • Report and correct unsafe conditions or hazards. 
  • Stops unsafe work and performs thorough risk assessment before every job. 
  • Assist in the development/review of all plant operation documentation (procedures, system descriptions, operating limits). 
  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for questions, emergencies, etc.).
  • Monitors plant performance to permit limitations and stops operations that violate regulations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize when non-standard or non-routine conditions exist at the facility, notify supervisory staff, and offer recommendations for solutions to the problem.
  • Must be able to operate the facility unsupervised, while maintaining the facility in a safe, environmentally sound condition and maintaining neat and accurate records of the operations.  
  • Other duties will be assigned to this position as needs require.
  • Comply with Company and customer policies and procedures.
  • Support AES zero-incident safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for safe work practices in all projects, activities, and operations.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Five (5) years minimum experience working in potable water and wastewater plant operation and maintenance
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • AK State Water Treatment Level 1 certification required
  • AK State Wastewater 2 certification required
  • Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and workflow
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively as a team member
  • Ability to read blueprints and controlled documents accurately and effectively is required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public is needed
  • Must consider safety when making any and all decisions 
  • Must be familiar with using PC based tools (computers, spreadsheets, databases, word processing).
  • Basic mathematic and mechanical skills
  • Ability to work in arctic conditions is required
  • North Slope Training Certification (NSTC) required



  • Experience working on the North Slope is preferred


Note to all current employees: 
It is recommended that all current employees inform their managers when they apply for new positions as leadership will be notified of current employees applying for posted positions. 


A candidate must be able to meet the following non-exclusive requirements:                                                               

  • Meet the AES Driving Records and Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
  • Meet the physical requirements of this position including working in a remote location under arctic conditions.
  • Take and pass a pre-employment drug test which may include both UA and hair testing.
  • Required to take and pass a Fit-For-Duty Exam.
  • Required to complete and successfully pass a background check.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an access badge for the work location.


The availability of this position is contingent upon the Company’s continued operational needs once training is completed.


If you need any assistance or a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact AES Human Resources at: 907-334-1688.

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