Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator — WestRock

Posted: October 31, 2023

Sheldon Springs, VT

WestRock (NYSE :WRK) is a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions. We are materials scientists, packaging designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturing experts with a shared purpose: Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably. Guided by our values of integrity, respect, accountability and excellence, we use leading science and technology to move fiber-based packaging forward.

The wastewater treatment plant operator works to assure that the plant operates within required standards. Operating in an environmentally responsible manner is fundamental to how we conduct business. WestRock is committed to compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and all facilities are expected to approach their environmental and product stewardship obligations with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Essential job responsibilities include performing routine laboratory analysis of wastewater samples for process control and compliance. Recording all data relevant to the operation. Making changes in the mechanical, physical and/or chemical processes of the treatment system to maintain optimum system operation. Operating solids handling equipment to provide timely and efficient disposal of wasted sludge. Must be willing to work a schedule which includes working every other weekend as well as holidays. Additional job duties as assigned.

We’re looking for individuals who are committed to the job, eager to learn, and passionate about water quality. We’ll provide you with access to training, courses, and certifications to further your career as a Wastewater Treatment Operator. Make a positive difference in your community by contributing to clean and safe water for all.


Individuals with a Grade II or higher wastewater treatment plant operator’s license.

Ability to perform arithmetic and input data into a computer.

Reliable attendance with sound work performance.

Strong communication skills including the ability to actively listen and understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Strong interpersonal relationship skills and a professional attitude.

Must be able to use common hand and power tools, a calculator, and a variety of lab equipment.


Must be able to perform occasional strenuous activity in all weather conditions.

Must be willing to carry a cell phone to receive and respond to callbacks.

Must be willing to obtain a Grade IV Pollution Abatement Facility Operators License for Industrial Paper within 4 years.


Wage rate is $30.05 per hour plus generous benefit package.

Please forward your resume to kevin.scheffler@westrock.com

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.