City of South Portland - Treatment Plant Operator I





     The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full time wastewater treatment plant Operator I.  This position participates in the day-to-day operation, monitoring and control of the City’s wastewater treatment facility and pumping stations. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Operator.


The Operator I will be responsible for monitoring and documenting plant operations, completing routine laboratory testing on treatment plant wastewater samples, operating the sludge processing equipment and the monitoring of required chemicals. The incumbent will perform routine housekeeping duties, and preventative maintenance tasks including assisting maintenance at the plant, and pump stations.


     Ideal applicants should have strong knowledge of the equipment, facilities, processes, methods and procedures used in wastewater treatment operations and maintenance activities. Training is available.  High School graduate or equivalent required, supplemented by one (1) year post-secondary college or technical training in biology, environmental science, chemistry or related field. One (1) year of experience in a wastewater utility highly preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience total totaling at least one year. A valid Maine Driver’s license is required. A Maine DEP Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate is preferred upon hire, and required within 2 years of date of hire. Candidates must have the availability to be on-call in rotation with other operators in order to be considered.


  The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities.  The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  Come join our team dedicated to service excellence.


Apply on or before Thursday July 16, at 4:30 PM.   


Starting hourly pay range: $21.83- $24.88, depending on experience.


To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to


You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at


You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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