Plant Operations Technician

Departments: Water Pollution Control

The City of Auburn Water Pollution Control Department is seeking a hard-working, self-motivated individual to join our team as a full-time Plant Operations Technician. This position primarily assists with wastewater treatment plant operational duties, conducting plant and equipment inspections, collecting samples for analysis, and assessing conditions within the treatment plant to ensure optimal treatment process. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, excellent problem-solving skills, basic mathematical equation skills, a motivation to serve others, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collect and test water and sewage samples
  • Perform corrective maintenance on plant equipment and process systems such as parts replacement and equipment changes.
  • Record meter and gauge readings and operational data
  • Clean and maintain equipment, tanks and other treatment plant areas
  • Inspect, operate, adjust and calibrate equipment, as necessary
  • Perform permit-required confined space entries, when needed
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records/logs of operating conditions of equipment, weather conditions and ongoing maintenance work being performed within the treatment plant
  • Assist other WPC divisions during emergencies or as requested by the Department Head
  • Maintain department buildings, structures and general facility grounds
  • Follows all City of Auburn policies and procedures in addition to all local, state and federal standards, regulations and safety rules
  • Learn and understand related regulations and standards for general wastewater treatment operations monitoring and controls and wet weather flow monitoring and controls (may include certification or additional training courses)


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends, primarily outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to work in/around water and sewage, often dirty and offensive odors


  • Vacation pay, holiday pay, sick pay, health insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and City-paid PERF annuity and retirement
  • $15 – $19 / hour depending upon experience

Interested candidates can apply in person at City Hall at 210 E Ninth St., Auburn, IN 46706; or through our website, resumes and applications can be emailed to

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021

 EOE / Drug Free Workplace / E-Verify

Send your completed application to:

City of Auburn, Human Resources
P.O. Box 506
210 E. Ninth Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Unless specified in the individual job posting, please email

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