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Operations Tech 1

WesTech Engineering, LLC

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Moss Point, MS
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

WesTech Engineering, LLC provides process solutions for water and wastewater treatment, liquids/solids separation, and biological treatment needs worldwide.  We are proud of the equipment and systems we design, build, maintain, and operate are making the world a better place and creating a more sustainable environment for future generations. 

WesTech Engineering has an immediate need for an Operations Technician 1 located in Moss Point, Mississippi. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all equipment in the water treatment plant.

WesTech offers a generous benefit package which includes a 401k match up to 6%, full health benefits including employer HSA contribution, wellness premium differential, company-paid life insurance, along with PTO days, paid holidays and much more.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs water sample testing to analyze and optimize plant efficiency
  • Maintains accurate and complete records and logs of all plant operations
  • Calibrates the various mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment associated with the plant
  • Diagnoses and repairs various electric pumps, drive units, reducers, pneumatic valves, solenoid valves associated with plant operation
  • Quickly and clearly communicates any malfunctions or operational problems
  • Understands the mechanical and scientific principles of each piece of equipment and a pro-active ability to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Must have a general understanding of total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, pH, sedimentation, general chemistry reactions and coagulation in order to determine and perform operational adjustments
  • Understanding and commitment to safety
  • Works with water treatment chemicals

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or higher in an engineering related field OR equivalent trade certification
  • Must possess exceptional organization and English communication skills
  • Knowledge of nomenclature and conventional symbols of structural, mechanical and engineering drawings
  • Ability to read and interpret operation and maintenance manuals and equipment drawings
  • Ability to make mathematical calculations related to the work
  • Ability to understand and carry out detailed technical instructions
  • Ability to maintain records and drawings relative to the work
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all department personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Effectively works in a team environment leading and prioritizing daily tasks and operations
  • Effectively uses Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe and other basic office software to document operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or related field
  • Two or more years of experience in water treatment plant operations  

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand, bend, see, hear, and speak.
  • Ability to work at heights, in confined spaces, and/or with chemicals
  • Ability to work at computer/desk and lab table

WesTech considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.