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Wastewater Treatment Plant Apprentice - Denali Park Village

Denali, AK

  • Facilities

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Description

Position Summary:  Under direct supervision of the WWTP Operator, this associate while in a training capacity, assists in the performance of all required job duties to produce treated effluent that meet all state and federal regulations.

Seasonal Role April through September

About Denali National Park:
Summer days are nearly endless in Alaska! Denali Park Village is a highly rated resort located just outside Denali National Park & Preserve nestled on the banks of the Nenana River, just minutes from the park entrance. Open May to September, our guests enjoy comfortable rooms, excellent dining, and live entertainment. 6.2 million acres of Denali National Park & Preserve is home to Mount Denali, the highest point in North America. The park welcomes over half a million visitors per year. By road, the area is 5 hours from Anchorage and 2 hours from Fairbanks. Buses traverse the 90-mile road daily throughout the warm summer months, allowing people to hike, view wildlife, climb, and camp.

Job Responsibilities

Reports Maintenance Manager.

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of two (2) wastewater treatment plants and two (2) wastewater collection systems.

Will have a minimum qualification of Level 1 Wastewater Operator license (Alaska), and             Provisional license (Alaska) in Wastewater Collection.

Will continue education to remain qualified and licensed.

Qualities & Duties Required:


Inspect and clean manholes, sewers, and lift stations.

Maintain and fix pumps and pumping systems.

Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repairs.

Ability to successfully address plumbing situations.

Establish and follow daily and monthly maintenance and cleaning routines.

Order parts as needed. Must be able to plan ahead.

Work closely with contractors, approved vendors, and government agencies.

Take all required monthly Water and Wastewater samples for testing and send to lab.

File and maintain all relevant reports and compliance records with Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation, (ADEC).

Will upload all relevant reports to the federal database using CDX system and NetDMR portal.

Experience with mixing chemicals, as needed.


Constant bending, lifting, climbing, carrying, crawling, cleaning, spitting. This is a physical job in a dirty and noisy environment.
Physical Requirements, Activities, and Working Conditions
•    Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and with a 2-way radio, to include comprehension of complex oral and written instructions.
•    Ability to receive detailed information through oral and written communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when adjusting equipment.
•    Ability to convey detailed instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and quickly.
•    Ability to make visual observations of all basins and equipment, obtain instrument readings, collect samples, and field test readings from numerous sample points.
•    Deliver all required monthly Water and Wastewater samples for testing and send to lab.
•    Ability to lift, carry and/or pour 50-pounds of chemicals from a height of four feet from the floor.
•    Routinely ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and ramps. Ability to work at elevated height levels as needed to perform various task.
•    Ability to work 8–10-hour shifts.
•    Constantly works in internal / external environmental conditions. Subject to atmospheric conditions of one or more of the following that affect the respiratory system or skin: Fumes (paint), odors, dusts, gases, etc.  Personnel Protective Equipment Required.
•    Worker may be required to wear a respirator and/or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
•    Required to work with chemicals used in wastewater treatment processes.
•    Ability to navigate restricted spaces such as chemical pits, spiral stairwell, etc as needed to perform required job functions.
•    Must be able to wear Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined in the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to perform the required essential functions.
 Education and/or Experience
•    High school diploma or GED required.
•    Must have a strong technical aptitude.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to use a calculator.
•    Basic computer skills with windows-based word processing and spreadsheet software. (Prefer Word and Excel)
•    HAZMAT training preferred.
•    Prior work record indicating dependability and conscientiousness.
•    Qualification of Level 1 Wastewater Operator license (Alaska), and Provisional license (Alaska) in Wastewater Collection.
•    Continuing education to remain qualified and licensed.
•    Valid US driver’s license required. 
 Training Needs:
•    OSHA and Departmental safety training as required.
•    Skills Based Training.
•    Standard Operating Instruction (SOI) per department requirements

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Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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