Groundwater Treatment Plant System Operator

Full Time, Sacramento, CA


May be hired as either Groundwater Treatment Plant Technician or Groundwater Treatment Plant Operator, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Groundwater Extraction and Treatment Systems (GETS) consist of physical and chemical treatment, no biological treatment. Perform all operations associated with groundwater extraction wells, soil vapor extraction, and treatment plants including all operations and maintenance, system repairs, and environmental monitoring. Responsible for maintaining equipment such that treated water and soil vapor meets all regulatory and non-regulatory (client-driven) discharge requirements. Applicants must be adept at executive function, task planning and scheduling, and a self-starter. High personal integrity will be very important for this position.

There are three (3) GETS operating at 1,300, 50, and 35 gallons per minute, and there is a soil vapor extraction (SVE) system with three (3) SVE wells that operates approximately 250 cubic feet per minute (inlet). Each groundwater extraction wellhead is equipped with power and controls that include water level, flow, pressure, and motor-operated valve instrumentation. Submersible well pumps are used to extract groundwater and pump it to the GETS. Some wellheads are equipped with a variable frequency drive connected to the pump to control flow. Each wellhead is operated by a remote programmable logic controller (PLC), and wellhead data is transmitted to the GETS using fiber optics communications systems. A main PLC acquires field data from all of the wellheads and operates the GETS. The GEST system is equipped with a computer which operates the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that the operator uses to control the system and from which the operator has to access and download a database monthly.

The operator will also complete tasks to maintain three (3) closed landfills in accordance with their Post-Closure Operations and Maintenance Plans. This entails quarterly landfill inspections and annual soil gas monitoring using a photoionization detector and a landfill gas meter. Other miscellaneous tasks will include, but is not limited to, overseeing contractors for maintenance or repair activities, daily utility clearance for Air Force subsurface infrastructure, site landscape maintenance, inventory control, groundwater and process water sampling.

CAPE is focused on safety and quality and the operator will work within a structure and process that informs decisions through teamwork. Safey will follow United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM 381-1-1 requirements, and quality will be implemented in accordance with the USACE Contractor Quality Management (CQM) systems process.

$28.00/HR, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Local hire for onsite work; however possible opportunities for no more than 10% travel


  • High School Diploma
  • Completed Technical College coursework applicable to job, which may include electrical motors, mechanical pumps, fiber optic communications, and mechanical systems controls


  • Experience operating mechanical systems with remote stations, especially in relation to remote communications, electrical power and controls, and mechanical pump systems.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
  • USACE CQM Training
  • Environmental sampling training

More about the company?

For 35 years, this company has delivered construction and environmental remediation solutions to governmental and private organizations nationwide. As a $100 M small business, we have Nationwide contracts with the USACE, USN and USAF totaling over $20 B in prime contract capacity. As a top 3 SB in our industry, our $12 B portfolio also includes unrestricted contracts where we compete against large businesses for task order awards. Most recently in the unrestricted area, we have won a $30 M + groundwater treatment plant construction project for the USACE in New Jersey. We routinely partner with other small and large businesses to provide better responsiveness in support of achieving our clients goals.

Our projects are high-profile environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. The culture of our company is one of working together to achieve our clients objectives, company goals and employee's professional goals. To ensure long-term, sustainable growth, we tailor our 3-year vision to be ahead of our industry in delivering our projects, align with our clients and team partners to improve our existing market share and develop new services to support smart growth.

This company offers competitive benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, ADP retirement savings plan including both traditional and Roth 401(k) with up to 4% match and lowest in class fees, health savings account (HSA) with investment option, flexible spending account (FSA), 3 weeks starting paid annual leave, paid maternity/paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement. This company also offers staff several other voluntary benefits options, as well as the option to work from home.

This company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to our open positions.


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