Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Chief Plant Operator

1 week ago(1/12/2018 6:24 PM)
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Field Services


ES Engineering Services, a subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, is seeking a Chief Plant Operator who will be based out of Ontario, CA. ES Engineering provides a variety of different services to its clients within the areas Water and Wastewater, Biogas, Petroleum and Environmental Compliance. ES is part of a larger firm, Montrose Environmental Group, which is a high-growth environmental services company offering Air Quality, Environmental Laboratory, Regulatory Compliance and Engineering services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government.


  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for operating, inspecting, and maintaining a variety of plant equipment in connection with the continuous operation plants.
  • Identify resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities; recommends and participates in the implementation of resulting policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the selection of assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures for location.
  • Maintains records concerning operations and programs; prepares reports on operations and activities.
  • Performs the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including ensuring and demonstrating that facilities supervised is in compliance with all regulatory agencies through the documentation of plant performance reporting.
  • Oversees and participates in operating systems manually or by remote control and operating mechanical equipment which regulates the flow and treatment of sewage and sludge.
  • Oversees and participates in starting, stopping, and regulating electric motors, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, bar screens, grinders, grit collectors, air compressors, chlorinators, washers, grease skimmers, gas burners, rotary screens, conveyors, and related equipment.
  • Oversees and participates in performing routine maintenance duties such as lubricating equipment and changing belts; carries out operating orders in the plant or unit of the plant to which assigned.
  • Oversees and participates in reading meters, gauges, and other control and measuring devices; maintains a shift log of unit operations to include records of meter and gauge readings and reports relative to mechanical repairs and plant operations.
  • Supervises plant operators in performing routine operations and maintenance duties and laboratory tests; prepares performance evaluations; prepares work and maintenance schedules.
  • Responds to emergency call-out situations and performs standby duty for response on weekends, off-hours and holidays according to predetermined schedule.
  • Evaluates laboratory and operational plant data for making process control adjustments to keep the effluent water in compliance with waste discharge permit; keeps Operations Manager informed of all process control adjustments; performs laboratory testing and other laboratory operational duties as needed.
  • Ensures safety and plant compatibility during operations, maintenance, or testing.
  • Maintains operational records, such as plant operations logs, test results, unusual operating conditions, and maintenance work performed; assists in generation of monthly and annual regulatory reports as required for discharge permits.
  • Oversees and operates, tools, equipment and machinery used for maintenance and cleaning of wastewater system facilities.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of wastewater treatment; incorporates new developments into program areas, as directed.
  • Responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints.
  • Reads, understands, and ensures compliance with Company Manual; attends safety meetings, as required; reports all accidents, violations, or infractions to supervisor.
  • Participates in client staff meetings as required.
  • Prepares regulatory reporting for client.
  • Communicates critical issues regarding plant performance to client.


  • 5+ years of Water and/or Wastewater Treatment experience.
  • 2+ years supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate desirable.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • SCADA experience.
  • Microsoft Office experience.
  • Possess valid driver’s license


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