Water Resource Recovery Operator I

$46,522 - $60,587 yearly
  • Oakland County
  • Commerce, MI, USA
  • Mar 22, 2024
Full time General Labor

Job Description

Water Resource Recovery Operator I


$46,521.54 - $60,587.02 Annually


Waterford, MI

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Water Resources Commissioner

Opening Date


Announcement Information

Location: 649 Welch Road, Commerce MI 48390

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-skilled duties at various County sewage treatment plants involving appropriate physical, chemical and bacteriological testing and analysis to maintain an acceptable effluent.  Maintains daily record of all operations in the plant.  Operates and performs preventive and general maintenance for a variety of mechanical equipment in sewage treatment facilities.  Also performs general maintenance work required to keep building and grounds in good repair.  May operate computer to input and retrieve data pertaining to plant maintenance and operations.  Is alert to hazards and uses safe techniques on the job.  Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
Employees of this classification are required to be available for operational problems, equipment emergencies, widespread storms, power outages and other operations and maintenance emergencies as deemed necessary by management after normal working hours, weekends and holidays.  Also, employees in this classification are required to be on assigned On-Call and/or On-Call alternate, as required by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application: 

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • If qualifying with Class D Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certificate, email to transcripts@oakgov.com with job number and title in the subject
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
  • Valid Driver's License Number

At the time of application, applicants must:

1.  Must possess a class "D" Municipal Wastewater Treatment certificate from the State of Michigan; OR
NOTE: Class D Certification requires completion of high school or its equivalent and one (1) year of operational experience in a wastewater treatment facility.
2.  Have two (2) years of full-time operational work experience in a wastewater treatment facility.
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
4.  Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established forthis classification.
5.  Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

 Work History
 You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications. 

Special Requirements

1.  Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.
2.  Must maintain a Class "D" Municipal Wastewater Treatment certificate from the State of Michigan.