Wastewater Plant Maintenance/Equipment Operator

  • Full-time
  • Portland, ME
  • August 10, 2022

EMPLOYER: Portland Water District



Due to recent internal promotions, we are recruiting for our Wastewater Maintenance Operator position.  The Portland Water District’s Wastewater department treats and average of 20 million gallons of wastewater per day. Four treatment plants throughout the service area, 76 pump stations and over 100 miles of pipe help convey and treat wastewater. Learn the basics of wastewater collections, pump stations, combined sewer overflows, asset management, and wastewater treatment in our Wastewater Services department at Portland Water District!!

Our Wastewater Maintenance Operator position will perform a broad range of tasks to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the wastewater plant and systems, and to provide support for the Operations Department. Work independently and assist others to develop knowledge and experience with the activities, equipment and regulations required in all areas of the wastewater system. The position will develop the necessary skills of wastewater procedures, wastewater plant operations, and wastewater systems. The incumbent will have two years under our training provision to acquire the necessary licenses, and will be expected to participate in the on-call rotation and shift rotation quarterly – 3 months of days, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm, then 3 months of day/night combo rotation – Days 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, nights 6:00 pm – 6:00 am – then 4 days off rotation.

Probationary rate of $23.54 – regular rate $24.78

To apply, or view the detailed job description for our Wastewater Maintenance Operator, please visit our website at www.pwd.org


Acquire a Grade II Biological WWTP operators license and a Class II NEWEA Voluntary Collections System license within 2 years of hire.


See detailed job description on our website at www.pwd.org.

How to Apply:

Contact: Mindi Pelletier
Phone: (207) 523-5222

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://www.pwd.org