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Waste Water Technician

Portland, OR

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Summary:  Operates and monitors anodizing tank wastewater treatment system to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental and safety regulations.

Shift: Full Time – Day/Swing/Graveyard

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures tanks stay in compliance with Hydro’s waste water permits through consistent monitoring and testing
  • Starts and operates treatment equipment including the pH control system, the clarifier equipment, and filter presses
  • Takes samples and tests process tanks to ensure waste stream from the anodizing tank is neutralized before entering the sewer system
  • Disposes spent caustic and acid safely and according to local, state, and federal mandates
  • Cleans filter presses and use pallet jack to move and store incoming chemicals
  • Titration of tanks
  • Troubleshoots the wastewater systems when required by alarms or indicated by test results
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Must be able to read electronic meters and gauges
  • Must have a functional grasp of quantity measures and quantity combination instructions
  • Must have basic math skills, be able to use a calculator, and read a tape measure
  • Must be able to understand and deliver basic commands in English
  • Must be able to work cohesively in a team environment

Special skills required to perform job (machines, tools, equipment):

  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Plate shifter tool
  • Hyster to dump filter cake and move chemicals
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