Wastewater Treatment Technician
Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World
Wastewater Treatment Technician
Under the supervision of Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, is required to operate and maintain the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Schedule regular maintenance and address irregular maintenance of the equipment within the plant. Work closely with plumbers and other infrastructure personnel to resolve issues. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with Lead Wastewater Treatment Operator. Contribute to a safe working environment by coordinating employee trainings and identification and mitigation of environmental and job hazards. Maintain effective communications between departments. Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and identify potential issues.
Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Operates to the best possible standards providing uninterrupted operation.
Monitors wastewater plant systems, ancillary equipment and the chemical composition of the influent, effluent and internal process streams; makes necessary adjustments to ensure operation is within established guidelines.
Responds to unscheduled equipment or process failures.
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications on all systems including belt press, blowers, pumps, valves and piping.
Willingness to carry a radio or pager for after hour’s call out’s
Collects and analyzes raw waste, performs chemical, biological and physical analysis and maintains a thorough knowledge of the composition of the influent, effluent and internal process streams.
Maintains cleanliness of wastewater plant.
Ensures efficient and economical operation of station wastewater treatment equipment.
Completes maintenance records; maintains laboratory and operating logbooks and databases as required.
Maintains control of plant tools, manuals, repair parts, assemblies and consumables. Maintains inventory accuracy at 98% or better.
Works closely with and takes direction from the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and coordinates in ordering repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables.
Advises the Utilities Supervisor or their on-ice representative of the status of wastewater treatment equipment and systems
Works a rotating shift; day, swing or night shift
Performs duties in support of division metrics (as provided by supervisor) .
Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, affected by this position’s work activities.
Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
Evaluates job hazards and communicates information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and/or daily crew meetings.
Interprets project tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications and diagrams.
Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with their superiors and peers as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
May be required to work outside on various jobsites in extreme cold weather and environmentally challenging conditions.
Interacts with other partner companies, the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person. Is kind, courteous, cooperative and professional at all times.
Participate in dormitory chores while deployed to Antarctica.
Performs other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:
Colorado Class “D” Certification (or other states’ equivalent) or relevant experience
Expected Skills and Competencies:
Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and operation of activated sludge treatment plants is required.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, hazards, and safety precautions related to activated treatment plants is required.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude and to work efficiently in a stressful environment is required.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Colorado Class “B” Certification (or other states’ equivalent)
One year of experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant operator
Experience working in an Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant
High school graduate or GED
Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations
Physical and/or Other
Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores) , “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station) , recycling efforts & safety objectives.
Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
Security Clearance Required: Yes
Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer
JBAMN R0084689 2023. 03. 10
FVR02 SKUUU, Antarctica Antarctica ZC ZCCX