Full-time Laborer/Operator Job Desciption

Under the direction of the Superintendent of the Northumberland Borough Sewer Department and the Assistant Superintendent, the Full-time Laborer/operator position’s main responsibility is to assist in general tasks related to work at the Northumberland Borough Sewage Treatment plant. This is a union position.

The Full-time Laborer/Operator is responsible for the following:

    • Gathering of samples under direction of plant staff.
    • Basic lab work and records associated with sampling of wastewater.
    • Routine checks of Sewer Department pump stations.
    • Record keeping of required values, such as pump hours.
    • Climbing of ladders.
    • Manual opening and closing of valves.
    • Operation of pumps.
    • Decanting of supernatant.
    • Transfer of sludge amongst digesters.
    • Regular equipment maintenance.
    • General building and grounds maintenance.
    • Obtain a PA DEP Wastewater Operator’s License.

The Full-time Laborer/Operator must possess the following job skills:

    • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license.
    • Good skill in the use of hand and power tools and mechanical and electrical ship and field equipment.
    • Ability to understand technical manuals, drawings, blueprints and schematics.
    • Ability to handle a variety of duties without close supervision.
    • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to perform mathematic calculations.


    • Job may include call-in work (24 houri 7 day week) during emergency or unusual situations.
    • Exposure to usual noise associated with equipment and plant environment.
    • May be exposed to odors from plant processes and laboratory field samples.
    • Exposure to atmospheric conditions such as heat, cold, dust, fumes, vapors or mists.


All work will be conducted for the NBSD under the direction of the Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent. The time clock located within the office will be utilized to track work hours, which will typically be Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. There will be a 120-Day probationary period.

Please contact Jeremy at 570-473-1992 and fill out an employment application.