AECOM Wastewater Treatment Operator II in Mossville, Illinois

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144641BR

Position Title Wastewater Treatment Operator II

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Illinois

City Mossville

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

We provide single-source, life-cycle solutions for Fortune 500 clients in industrial markets—oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, manufacturing, food, beverages, and life sciences. We’re a market leader in facility management and hold world-class expertise in numerous process engineering areas for oil/gas processing and refining. We provide facilities maintenance and management services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and commercial sites worldwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 3 weeks Paid Time Off, a 401k plan with company match, an Employee Referral Bonus program, employee discounts, and much more – and your benefits start the same day you do. Come join our team!

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator II in Mossville, IL! Typical work hours are 5:00pm – 5:00am; hours may vary based on business demand.

This position works 12-hour shifts on a schedule rotation of 2 days on and 2 days off; 2 days on and 3 days off; 2 days on, 2 days off, and 1 day on for a 2-week pay period.

The Wastewater Treatment Operator II is responsible for assisting higher level technicians in operating and maintaining wastewater lift stations in a sanitary and industrial wastewater treatment facility, troubleshooting pump and motor failures, keeping all level control devises in proper working condition, identifying and maintaining a critical parts inventory, and performing minor preventive maintenance on all related equipment, testing of waste streams, lab testing, process changes and general housekeeping.

Qualified candidates who are offered a position must be able to obtain an Illinois Class K Operators License within 6 months of hire.


  • Assists the team in operating and maintaining the industrial wastewater Treatment Plant.

  • Follows procedures regarding cleaning, equipment use, maintenance, and safe handling of chemicals.

  • Collects samples and conducts the in-plant tests necessary to control and monitor treatment facility processes and operation

  • Records in-plant test results, various meter readings, gauge reading, flow quantities and other technical data.

  • Performs basic in-plant maintenance according to the schedules and procedures established for the facilities to which assigned. This includes cleaning, servicing, lubricating and repairing pumps, chemical feed equipment, electrical/ mechanical devices regularly found in water, wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Perform preventive maintenance as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Recommends measures to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations.

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Demonstrate attention to detail, good comprehensive and analytical skills, and excellent organizational skills.

  • Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  2. Two years of experience as a maintenance technician in an industrial environment or in water / wastewater treatment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  3. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

  4. Must have the ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to obtain IL Class K Operators License within 6 months.

  2. Knowledge of and certification in water/wastewater systems.

  3. Experience with computer control systems.

  4. Knowledge of water/wastewater systems maintenance.

  5. Experience troubleshooting motors and pumps.

  6. Experience using electrical test instrumentation.

  7. Ability to work proficiently on a PC performing e-mail functions, documentation, and reporting using MS Office programs

  8. Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment, including applying proper safety practices and following procedures while performing maintenance tasks.

  9. Experience working in a CMMS environment.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.