WRRF Operations Technician I

WRRF · Bentonville, Arkansas
Department WRRF
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $17.79-$19.57/HR Starting Wage

JOB SUMMARY  This is an entry-level safety sensitive position located at the wastewater treatment facility. Position requires close attention to detail, mechanical aptitude, safe vehicle operational skills, excellent attendance, and shift work. Under direct supervision, following all safety policies and procedures, perform all required activities in operation and/or maintenance of equipment and buildings at the wastewater treatment facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements.  Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position.  Other duties may be assigned.

Understands and follows oral and written instructions. Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Attains knowledge of wastewater treatment operation including, government regulations and discharge permit requirements, proper collection of water samples, basic analytical wastewater analysis and data entry for regulatory and in-house reporting.

Monitors plant equipment, gages, meters, dials, graphs and assist in basic maintenance and equipment operation to ensure permit compliance.

Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive, harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the public.

Maintains plant buildings, grounds, and vehicles for the department.

Will be required to perform shift work, work on weekends, holidays and periodic stand by status for emergencies.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  This position has no direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and two (2) years’ general work experience. Basic computer skills including all Microsoft Office programs and the ability to learn industry related software.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Candidate must pass an Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Class I wastewater treatment certification within one year of employment.
  • Participate in continual improvement to attain the Arkansas wastewater certification advancement to the highest level attainable.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations to enable capable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions may be considered.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The City of Bentonville is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees who work 30 hours per week. This year's benefits package can be viewed here: https://www.bentonvillear.com/DocumentCenter/View/11449/City-of-Bentonville-Benefit-Guide-2023

WORK ENVIRONMENT Exposure to all weather conditions, loud noise, vibration, odors, fumes, dust and pollen from green waste pathogenic material, mechanical and electrical hazards; the employee is frequently required to walk stand, talk, hear and detect specific odors; work near moving mechanical parts and handle hazardous chemicals. Work in confined spaces using a confined space breathing apparatus and exposure to slippery or uneven surfaces.

This class specification identifies the major responsibilities and requirements of this job and may not be interpreted as all inconclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description but which are commensurate with similar levels of responsibility.                  

The City of Bentonville is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political status, disability status, or genetic information, as required by all federal and state laws.  The City’s commitment extends to all employment related decisions, terms and conditions of employment (including job opportunities), promotions, pay and benefits.

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  • Location
    Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $17.79-$19.57/HR Starting Wage