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Wastewater Operator (2nd Shift)

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Are you an experienced Wastewater Operator? Are you ready to take on the challenge of operating and monitoring the treatment process for 3,000 gallon batches? If so, we have the job for you at Dr. Bronner's!



Dr. Bronner’s Company Culture


Cool, kind, and capable employees are core to Dr. Bronner’s company culture! Our people are our greatest strength—strong and healthy relationships drive our success. Our workforce is impassioned, collaborative, engaged, and shares a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. Respect for differences in perspective and experience enriches our community with a sense of belonging. We seek to model a better, more just and caring world in how we show up for work, and how we show up for each other!


Benefits at a Glance

  • Company-paid Full Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision for Employees & Family
  • Annual Bonus – up to 10% of salary
  • Profit Sharing Program –up to 10% of salary + bonus fully funded by Dr. Bronner’s into your retirement account
  • Development & Training Program
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Daily Vegan Lunches (onsite employees)
  • Green Team and Toastmasters
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Program



Starting Wage

$31.52/hr plus 10% shift differential



On-site at headquarters in Vista, CA.



1:15 pm to 9:55 pm



Duties include:

  • Uses modern programmatic industrial controls to operate and monitor the water treatment separation process chemically and mechanically of 3,000-gallon batches.
  • Takes in line samples and analyzes them using basic lab equipment.
  • Ensures that record batching and testing information is performed consistently and accurately as deemed necessary.
  • Understands and operates different pumps, valves, mixers, and various mechanical components and knows how to troubleshoot issues related to them.
  • Manages and makes production decisions ensuring the factory’s wastewater is controlled.
  • Mixes chemicals for treatment process working with Hydrated lime, Flocculant’s, Sulfuric acid and diatomaceous earth with preparation.
  • Completes and maintains daily logs acquiring relative data and reacts to any changes ensuring water quality is controlled.
  • Ensures all required documentation is completed and that the organization is compliant with local water company discharge permit stipulations, which includes taking collected samples to a local lab.  
  • Coordinates all raw materials needed for use in the treatment of water liaising with suppliers and vendors.
  • Uses Human Machine Interface programs to operate machinery.
  • Operates fork-lift essential for transporting materials for day-to-day activities.
  • Performs minor troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair as directed, requiring the knowledge and familiar use of hand and electrical tools.
  • Creates maintenance work orders for all equipment, following up with any pending repairs.
  • Responsible for coaching and sharing knowledge with fellow operators, training them to be qualified to operate machinery.
  • Monitors productivity and safety of fellow employees.
  • Carries out housekeeping duties ensuring a safe and clean workspace is maintained.
  • Ensures that all wastewater is at quality standards, is attentive to detail and accuracy and corrects quality problems in an efficient and timely manner to meet deadlines.
  • Supports and collaborates with the Production Coordinator, assisting clerical tasks pertinent to ISO.
  • Follows, understands, and creates written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs) as directed by Bulk Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned within job scope.


We understand that not all candidates will meet every qualification and encourage all interested candidates to apply.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of experience in wastewater management or similar operations with industrial equipment such as pumps, valves, mixers, lab equipment and automation.
  • Strong, demonstratable understanding of the chemical batch wastewater treatment process, including familiarity with industrial controls and processes, chemicals and chemical batch processes, mechanical maintenance procedures, and wastewater treatment operating procedures.
  • Strong problem-solving, mechanical diagnostic, and computer competence. Excellent math function skills.
  • Must have knowledge/experience in the use and handling of industrial controls, valves, computer equipment, all types of power & hand tools, pumps, filters, compressors, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, forklift, and electric pallet jack.

  • Must possess/obtain forklift and pallet jack certifications. Additional in-house safety certifications must be completed.


Any combination of educational and/or work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.


Dr. Bronner’s is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.