Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator

065071 Requisition #
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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®. INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States.


INVISTA is seeking a Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator to support operations in our Camden, SC facility.

The Water 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 Shift Operator will perform a variety of tasks in the operation of INVISTA's Water Treatment Plants. Technical guidance will come from the Water Treatment/Biological Wastewater Treatment Lead Operator.

This is a 12-hour rotating shift that includes nights, evenings, and weekends with alternating 48-hour and 36-hour workweek working an average of 14 days per month.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Responsible for the safe, compliant, and economic operation of systems in the Water/Wastewater Treatment/Utilities areas
  • Responsible for decisive and timely action in response to production, utilities, and environmental upsets including the effective communication with the site’s integrated areas
  • Troubleshoot Water & Wastewater Treatment related problems, taking necessary corrective action steps during the shift and maintaining processes within the specified operating parameters 
  • Read gauges and meters, start and stop equipment, operate valves to route and control flows, determine support and set proper chemical dosage and flow rates
  • Collect samples and perform routine and special request laboratory tests and analysis as required for the successful operation of the Water/Wastewater operation
  • Perform and record all field analyses this will include entering data into spreadsheets for trend analysis, etc.
  • Calibrate field analysis equipment
  • Maintain daily log books & bench sheets
  • Perform routine or special request housekeeping
  • Assist with or operate the belt press and chemical unloading operations
  • Assist with job safety analysis/safe work permitting and bench top analysis as needed
  • Work effectively within a team environment with internal and external personnel and regulatory agencies
  • Completion of Plant Systems & Operations and Instrumentation courses (within first year)
  • Actively pursue waste water treatment certification   

The successful candidate will possess:

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

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience in Water or Wastewater process

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Willing and able to work a twelve (12) hour shift to include, weekend & holiday hours including on-call support
  • Working inside and outside, in heat, cold and rain and walk/stand for long periods of time
  • Climbing stairs and ladders, working at elevated heights, lifting up to 50lbs
  • Wearing appropriate PPE including safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection and safety shoes
  • Open & close various sized industrial valves
  • Available for overtime based on business needs

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum "C" Level Water Treatment Certification
  • “C” level Water Distribution license or greater
  • Wastewater certification


Want to learn more about INVISTA?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
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: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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