Location:  Fort Morgan, CO


Position Overview

The Western Sugar Cooperative has a new opportunity for an experienced Wastewater Technician II at its facility in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The position will serve as the facility’s Wastewater Operator, certified in the state of Colorado as at least a Class D Wastewater Operator, and will assist in the maintenance and operation of the facility’s wastewater treatment works. The person who fills this role will be a part of the facility’s environmental team and will be responsible for the operation of the wastewater treatment works and wastewater lagoons in accordance with in-house best practices/plans and environmental regulation.  The preferred candidate is self-motivated, organized, mechanically inclined, and task-oriented to effectively contribute to the overall success of the environmental team.  With a hands-on approach, this person must communicate and collaborate with facility management to create a transparent and productive work setting.


Essential Functions

  • Operates Class B wastewater treatment works and associated sludge handling system with oversight from the facility’s certified Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC).
  • Monitors key parameters of wastewater treatment works and makes changes to maintain most optimal conditions.
  • Performs sampling and testing of wastewater.
  • Responsible for monitoring chemical addition rates related to wastewater operations and cooling tower.
  • Maintains good housekeeping of wastewater treatment works and sludge handling building.
  • Routinely uses, calibrates, and maintains analytical instrumentation (i.e. pH, temperature, COD, etc.) per manufacture’s recommendations and site-specific policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for data entry.
  • Responsible for identifying repairs or non-routine maintenance items and implementing basic maintenance repairs, when qualified to do so.
  • Responsible for performing preventative maintenance routines associated with the wastewater treatment works (i.e. pumps, aerators, gears, belts, etc.).
  • Must attend routine training and maintain all required certifications, as identified by the site’s Environmental Manager.
  • Performs other environmental duties as assigned.
  • Performs all tasks in accordance with environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures, and is responsible for maintaining job-specific certifications and/or licenses as assigned.
  • Works rotating shifts.


Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Experience in wastewater treatment preferred
  • Colorado Class D or higher Operator Certification preferred
  • Must be mechanically inclined; maintenance experience preferred
  • Proficient in critical thinking
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer competent (Excel and Word)
  • Friendly, results oriented, and collaborative


Work Relationship:

Reports to the Environmental Manager


Employment Requirements:

Must be 18 years old or older


Travel Requirements:

Less than 5% (for training purposes)



Position Type:      Union Status: Exempt Wage Range:  $22.45 Location: Fort Morgan, Colorado
Benefits: Medical, Vision, STD, LTD, 401K, Vacation, Allowance Time, and Holidays


Please apply by sending your resume to hr@westernsugar.com

It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.

Western Sugar Cooperative is a Drug Free workplace