Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Senior Wastewater Operator

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2019 1:48 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    We are looking to hire a Senior Operator who will join our team based out of Charlotte, NC.  The Senior Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining a variety of plant equipment in connection with the continuous operation of the facility. Responsibilities will include performing routine maintenance, upgrading and improving equipment around the facility, maintaining facility records and other miscellaneous tasks at the site. The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating independently in a remote location and a demanding environment, while working collaboratively with the team on site.


    • Will serve as a back-up for the Lead Operator and ensure continuous operation of the facility at all times.
    • Performs day-to-day operational tasks at the site, including working with the team to upgrade facility systems, equipment and infrastructure.
    • May assist with training, mentoring and development of entry-level operators, as requested.
    • Performs routine maintenance duties and carry out requests from supervisor; also perform minor building maintenance, grounds maintenance, cleaning and custodial duties.
    • Starts, stops and regulates electric motors, pumps, air compressors and other related equipment.
    • Reads meters, gauges, and other control and measuring devices; maintain records of facility operations.
    • Collects samples for laboratory testing as necessary; analyze, understand and compute lab sample results in order to improve plant performance and keep in optimum operation.
    • Ensures compliance with safety protocols for the site.
    • Under the guidance and direction of management, may assist with implementing techniques and methods of process control that will increase plant and operational efficiencies.
    • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
    • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs. 
    • Participates in Company’s continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 3-5 years of wastewater plant or waste-to-energy facility operations experience, or related work experience
    • Experience with working with regulatory agencies (e.g. municipalities)
    • Must be able to provide proof of certification(s), as designated by facility and/or state requirements and permits
    • Basic understanding of the anaerobic digestion process
    • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing
    • Complete and maintain HAZWOPER certification with the 40-hour HAZWOPER environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Google and/or PC programs
    • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Solid organization and time/project management skills
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
    • English language competency
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed



    • Grade 1 and/or Grade 2 wastewater certificates
    • Prior electrical and/or mechanical experience


    Schedule and Essential Physical Functions


    The schedule and essential physical functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, this position may require the individual to work rotating shift assignments, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. Standby and on-call duty is required, and the individual must be able to respond to the facility within one hour. Some shifts will require working alone.
    • Must be able to lift and move 50-60 lbs. manually without restriction.



    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.



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