Waste Water Treatment Operator

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a stable, growing and family owned business
that cares about its employees? Do you want to do more in your day and learn broader skill set in Environmental Services? If so, we are looking for you.

If you’re energetic, flexible and want to work a job that is more than just routine and mundane, this might be for you!

We will train you in every aspect of the environmental industry.

Cliff Berry Inc. (www.cliffberryinc.com) is seeking for a Night Time Waste Water Treatment Operator for immediate hire. This position will start as a daytime job for the first 8 to 10 weeks and transition into a Night Shift job from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. This position is located in Miami, FL.


Essential Function:

  • Monitors incoming waste water from water tank in oil/water separator.
  • Removes oil and transfers back to oil processing area by operating pumping system.
  • Performs sampling to monitor pH level of waste water and maintains pH level as instructed by supervisor.
  • Cleans and calibrates pH probe.
  • Performs chemical dosage as instructed.
  • Operates & monitors DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) Tank.
  • Monitors and removes solids from DAF Tank.
  • Treats sludge from DAF Tank to produce moisture-free cake.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and paints area as needed.
  • Monitors equipment and reports issues to Lead Man.
  • Operates forklift in support of waste water treatment activities.
  • Maintain the lift station clean and degreased and provide a sample to the lab daily or as needed.
  • Perform other duties as instructed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • · Two years of experience in waste water treatment preferred
  • · A “C Level” (basic) of the Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association (FIPA) preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is moderately noisy. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and stand for extended periods.

  • Exterior environment involves hazards, requiring the use of protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise. May be required to wear Half Facepiece Respirators, work on ladders and rooftops, and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Hazards include possible exposure to toxic, corrosive, or flammable chemicals. Physical demands are described as heavy (exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.)
  • The technicians work involves being around dangerous equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The ability to discriminate color is helpful.
  • Technician is expected to extend scheduled working hours to accommodate emergency coverage or complete work in progress. The Technician will work night shift from Sunday to Tuesday and every other Wednesday, after the training period is over.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:


  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial waste water treatment.
  • Mechanical knowledge of fluid transfer, oil-water separator, DAF, piping, pumps and pumping systems
  • Working knowledge of relevant sampling, analytical, data management, and equipment maintenance techniques.
  • Working knowledge of chemicals used in waste water treatment
  • Working knowledge of safety procedures and application of safety principles to fuels handling, use of equipment, facility maintenance, and use of personal protective equipment.


  • Skill in operating fluid transfer systems, oil-water separator, DAF, piping, pumps and pumping systems.
  • Skill in fluid transfer methods
  • Skill in collecting samples and monitoring pH levels.
  • Skill in administering correct chemical dosages.
  • Skill in performing quality control of product


  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision; to work effectively in limited space with multiple personnel and activities.
  • To understand and follow oral/written instructions, work well with culturally diverse people; communicate clearly and concisely in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Understand and perform basic sample testing
  • Organize activities in order to complete tasks in accordance with priorities, address multiple demands, or meet deadlines; ability to organize tasks and working environment to maximize efficiency.
  • Focus attention on tasks, which may be complex, routine, or repetitive, without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities; adapt to interruptions, instrument/equipment failures, unusual demands, or changing priorities.
  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control checks required to ensure validity of data.
  • Perform routine equipment checks and completing related records and reports.
Waste Water Treatment Operator

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