City of Appleton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has a vacancy and is currently accepting applications for a Wastewater Plant Operator. Applicants should have experience in wastewater treatment or a related field. This is a skilled technical position responsible for the treatment processes at the wastewater plant to ensure effluent discharged from the facility meets all Federal, State and Local government regulatory standards. Wastewater Plant Operator responsibilities involves the comprehensive monitoring, testing, and control of the chemical, physical and biological processes at the wastewater treatment plant. The operator completes analytical testing to maintain plant processes and for regulatory reporting requirements. Operators control equipment, pumps, valves, chemicals, etc. to affect efficient, compliant discharge effluent and digestion product.

Qualifications:  Post-secondary education or training in wastewater treatment technology with a college degree preferred. Three to five years of operating experience in a wastewater treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training desired. Possession or the ability to obtain WDNR Advanced Wastewater Operator certification.

Salary:  The annual salary range for this position is $45,052.80 – $67,600.00, plus an excellent fringe benefit package including paid time off, health, life, dental, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The WRS is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country.

Plant operators’ schedules are employee approved which includes rotating shifts, including weekend and holiday work for year-round, twenty-four-hour coverage. You receive double time on Sundays and holidays.

Apply Now! If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at by no later than Sunday, July 10, 2022. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

City of Appleton Human Resources 100 N. Appleton Street, 6th floor Appleton, WI 54911 Phone: (920) 832-6458 Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer