Water Treatment O&M Technician 1

| Defiance, MO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 25-28 Annually
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Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.


What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?


In this role, you will participate in the daily operations and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant facility (wells, pump, motors, etc.).as directed by the Project Manager. We are designed to treat 22 million gallons a day, however currently we are averaging about 10 million a day. Our influent source is ground water from an alluvial aquifer and nine alluvial wells that serve the water plant. Our treatment consists of lime softening, disinfecting with sodium hypochlorite and secondary disinfection with aqua ammonia and addition of fluoride for dental health. We have been at 100% four log compliance for years to provide high quality drinking water for our client and their customers. Each day does require the operator to monitor the daily process and make process changes when necessary. If you are interested in protecting one of nature’s most valuable resources and working in a conservation area, then this is the place for you! Woodard & Curran is dedicated to our employees’ growth and development and wants to help you on your career path.


The Defiance, Missouri water treatment plant staff is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant, the wells and the buildings and grounds. This full-time position is responsible for the operation and general maintenance of equipment at the water treatment plant and its related facilities. The operators’ primary focus will be laboratory analysis, record keeping and process control. The secondary focus is assisting with maintenance projects and general facility and grounds maintenance. There is routine weekly lab and facility maintenance assigned to each operator.


This position is for 2nd shift and the hours are from 3.30pm - 2.00am CST, Monday - Friday. There will be on-call rotation on weekends, holidays and outside normal workday hours. You will be required to respond to emergency or unpredictable situations. This does include shift work.

Essential Duties:

  • Monitors and controls water treatment system.
  • Performs minor and major repair and maintenance to plant and equipment.
  • Monitors plant operations to ensure adherence to all State and Federal regulations.
  • Collects and analyzes samples from water treatment and TSS samples.
  • Calculates data and enters into computerized record system on a daily basis.
  • Responds to emergency situations as required or in accordance with emergency operations plan.
  • Maintains and keeps current State operator’s license.
  • Maintains stock of chemicals used.
  • Performs all work in compliance with established safety standards.
  • Able to wear a respirator.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Missouri Water treatment plant operator’s license preferred.
  • A valid Missouri motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, procedures, methods, equipment, materials, and tools employed in the operation' and maintenance of Water Treatment Plant facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in water treatment work.
  • Knowledge of computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check, pre-placement physical and drug screen before employment.

Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:

• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:

• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

More Information on Woodard & Curran
Woodard & Curran operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Portland, Maine . Woodard & Curran was founded in 1979. It has 1041 total employees. To see all 41 open jobs at Woodard & Curran, click here.
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