WWTP Operator/Mechanic – Grade III or above - Rockland

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WWTP Operator/Mechanic – Grade III or above
Rockland Pollution Control Department - City of Rockland

The Rockland Pollution Control Department for the City of Rockland is seeking a skilled, hardworking, trustworthy candidate to serve as the WWTP Operator/Mechanic – Grade III or above. This position performs duties related to the operation of the City's Wastewater Treatment Facility and Pump Stations; assists in the daily operation of the plant and machinery in a safe and efficient manner; monitors, cleans and maintains plant equipment; performs or assists in various testing procedures, and performs upkeep of the Treatment Plant’s physical plant and grounds.

Located in the heart of Midcoast Maine, on the Penobscot Bay, Rockland, Maine is a vibrant city and is the year-round home to approximately 7200 residents. Rockland is renowned for its importance to Maine’s lobster fishing industry and its working waterfront both of which are supported by an expansive and picturesque multi-use harbor.

Recreational activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, and surfing. Miles of paths provides for hiking, biking, and strolling, with numerous golf courses located in the area. The Rockland region offers historic sites, lighthouses, antique shops, outlet stores, and general retail stores for every taste and budget. For additional information about what the Rockland area has to offer, check out the following link to the Camden Rockland Chamber of Commerce’s web page: Camden Rockland Chamber of Commerce.

The successful candidate will have strong mechanical and analytical skills, knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct routine equipment malfunction, knowledge of basic machinery repair and an ability to operate a forklift. They will also be results driven, and be committed to fostering a positive, harmonious work environment, and be reliable and trustworthy.

Additionally, the candidate must also possess the following:

Experience and Education/Training:

  • Maine Wastewater Treatment Operator’s certification Grade III or equivalent preferred
  • High school graduate or equivalent, experience in a treatment plant; or any equivalent
    combination of education, training and experience which provides the required
    knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain a Grade V Operator Certification within a reasonable time frame set by
    the Director.


Qualified Candidates are invited to submit a resume via email to: betsy@hrmaineconsulting.com. or send via US mail to:

HR Maine Consulting
Betsy Oulton
40 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 305
Yarmouth, ME 04096

For a complete job description please visit our web site at City of Rockland.

The position will remain open until filled, with review of applications beginning on September 5, 2023.

The City of Rockland offers a competitive salary (range $26.30 to $30.79 per hour) and benefits package that includes vacation, sick, personal days, holidays, health insurance, vision, and dental insurance, retirement benefits, professional development, clothing, and boot allowance, and more.

The City of Rockland is committed to diversity in its workforce. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.