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Water / Wastewater Operator



Water / Wastewater Operator 

INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com

Our Team

The Water / Wastewater treatment shift operator will work under the supervision of the utilities / power supervisor. This position will work in the potable water and wastewater compliance areas. The selected individual must be a minimum certified “C” level Water Treatment Operator.

The shift operator will perform a variety of tasks in the operation of INVISTA’s water and wastewater treatment plants. Technical guidance will come from the Water Treatment / Wastewater Treatment Lead operator.


This is a 12 hour rotating shift that includes days, nights, and weekends with alternating 48 hour and 36-hour work weeks. Based on a 28 day cycle the average time off is 14 days per cycle.

What You Will Do

  • Safe, compliant, and economic operation of systems in the Water / Wastewater / Utilities areas.

  • Take necessary corrective action steps during shifts to maintain processes within the specified operating parameters.
  • Read gauges and meters, start and stop equipment, operate valves to route and control flows, determine and set proper chemical dosages and flow rates.
  • Calibrate and perform predictive maintenance on laboratory and field equipment as required.
  • Collect samples and perform routine laboratory and field analysis as required.
  • Record data for all analyses performed and enter data into required computer applications.
  • Maintain daily logbooks and bench sheets.
  • Perform routine housekeeping assignments and other special housekeeping requests.
  • Assist with belt press operations.
  • Assist with unloading various bulk chemical tankers.
  • Assist with job safety analysis and safe work permitting for maintenance and contractors.
  • Perform minor preventative maintenance and inspections on mechanical equipment.
  • Work effectively within a team environment to include internal, external, and regulatory personnel.
  • Troubleshoot water and wastewater treatment related problems.
  • Decisive and timely action in response to treatment, production, utility, and environmental upsets including the effective communication with the sites integrated areas.


  • Ability to use computers for; computer-based training, company email, reviewing procedures, monitoring equipment performance, entering maintenance notifications.
  • Ability to perform job functions in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to produce high quality work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Basic skill level of MS office (Word and Excel) including: creating and formatting spreadsheets, workbooks, and charts

  • Minimum “C” Level Water Treatment Certification for the State of South Carolina

  • Valid State of South Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain

What Will Put You Ahead

  • “A” level Biological Wastewater Treatment license
  • “C” level Water Distribution license
  • “A” level Water Treatment license

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Willing and able to work a 12 hour shift to include weekends and holidays
  • Available for overtime based on business needs
  • Working inside and outside in conditions to include heat, cold, rain or walking / standing for long periods of time
  • Climbing stairs and ladders, work from elevated heights, lifting up to 50lbs
  • Wear appropriate PPE as needed to include safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, and safety shoes
  • Open and close various sized industrial valves

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy
All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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