Jobs

The job posting service is available to both AWWA members and non-members for water works-related job openings. Each posting is active for 90 days. Employers may add, modify, and suspend postings at any time. There is no word limit. Post your job online here.

A link to the job submission form will be included in the email you receive after payment.

Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Water Resource Engineer (10+ years)

Designing a better world is more than a career, it’s a calling! Coffman Engineers is seeking a Water Resource Engineer with ten years of experience for our Burlington office. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a desire to work and grow with a multi-discipline engineering firm, and be willing to have fun!

Requirements Include:
•BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering
•Minimum of 10 years’ experience in water resources and engineering design for public water systems
•Registration as a PE
•Participation in the AWWA (preferred)
•AutoCAD/Revit skills are a plus
•Motivation towards advancement and responsibility
•Working independently or on a team
•Participating in marketing and client relations
•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Why You Want To Work Here
Coffman Engineers is a company that truly focuses on its employees. We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package, a desirable location, and a professional office environment with the opportunity to work with a collaborative team.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTO program and a fun office environment. We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. Our Burlington office is located in the hub of Skagit County. You are minutes from outlet shops, the famous tulip farms and have many state and national parks to explore! We welcome the dedicated and the driven. Join us.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out what others are saying: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Coffman-Engineers-Reviews-E409809.htm

Coffman At A Glance
•38 years in business
•400 employees in 9 offices located in 6 states and 1 territory
•Multi-discipline engineering services plus fire protection, corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
•Engineering News Record Top 500 Engineering Firms - #250 in 2015
•Consulting Specifying Engineer MEP Giants - #58 in 2013
•PSMJ and Client Feedback Tool – 2015 Premier Award for Client Satisfaction Honorable Mention
•Pacific Business News - Healthiest Employers 2012-2016
•Hawaii Business Magazine – 2016 Best Places to Work

Applying
You must apply online for this position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, or if you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to create a user profile that allows you to manage the application process, answer a few questions, attach your resume and other documents, and then submit. We look forward to learning more about you! Go to http://www.coffman.com/home/careers/openings/seattle-openings/ on Coffman’s website and open the appropriate position posting.

If you are experiencing problems applying through our system, please try again using a different browser or an updated version of your current browser. If that doesn't work, please contact us directly.

This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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WWTF Laboratory Technician

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is accepting applications for a WWTF Laboratory Technician position in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The successful candidate will perform chemical and microbiological tests to ensure that the parameters for the wastewater treatment plant discharge permit are met. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining the quality assurance program to meet the requirements of the Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job is required for this position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of experience in water, wastewater, or a process industry laboratory that includes experience with collecting, testing, and recording a variety of test samples, and the equivalent of a two year degree in environmental science, chemistry, microbiology, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Earning a WWTF Group II Certification from the Department of Ecology within a four year period will be required.

Salary range is $26.74 - $36.50 per hour, dependent upon experience. The District offers a very competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, long term and short term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation, a deferred compensation match program, wellness and commute incentives, and participation in a HRA VEBA program to save for current and/or future health-related expenses.

To apply online, or view a job description, go to www.awwd.com/jobs. The deadline to be considered during the first review of applicants is Monday, May 8, at 5:00 PM. This recruitment will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions about this recruitment or other information related to employment with the District, please contact HR Manager Mathew Pruitt at (425) 741-7923. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.

Operating Engineer II

Job Title Operating Engineer II
Closing Date/Time Mon. 05/08/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary $25.05 - $32.37 Hourly

The Operating Engineer II performs independently, the full range of technical and mechanical duties in the ongoing operation, maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, tanks, reservoirs, hydraulically operated valves, treatment systems and other plant facilities in the City's potable water system. They are responsible for inspection, maintenance, repair, and operation of water distribution facilities in the Water Bureau. Operating Engineers operate and maintain pump stations, tanks, reservoirs, transmission mains and regulators. They also maintain micro-hydro generation units and the well-field supply system; perform chemical treatment and analysis of potable and non-potable water; and are responsible for the Preventative Maintenance program of rotating equipment including Vibration Analysis.

For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

Civil Engineer I or II

The City of Gresham is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Civil Engineer I / II in the Water Engineering division of the Department of Environmental Services.

This position performs a variety of professional-level engineering work including project planning, design, and construction management. These tasks are conducted in support of a mix of small to large sized capital projects, privately financed development, and Water Operations activities.

Gresham, the fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, is located near Portland, the Mount Hood recreational area, and the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Our City boasts a proud, diverse, and growing population. This position plays a prominent role in promoting the City's organizational value of public service through its performance of professional engineering functions in support of the City Water systems.

Please note, the pay scale for the Civil Engineer I & II classifications vary as shown below:
Civil Engineer I - $5,391 - $7,009/month
Civil Engineer II - $5,974 - $7,762/month



Position:
As a Civil Engineer I / II in the Water Division, you will perform professional engineering work including planning, design, and construction management of public works projects while meeting city, federal and state requirements for water system operations. This position is responsible for producing plans, specifications and cost estimates for public works projects as well as supporting the daily operation of the water systems.

The Water Engineering division of Environmental Services encompasses engineers and technicians who work collaboratively on projects with various stakeholders both internally and externally. Your team-focused approach to work while also working independently as needed will be a good fit for this role. We desire someone who can apply solid professional knowledge, reporting skills and interact well with the public.

Qualifications:
We are looking for an individual who is a team player, is intrinsically motivated, and can also work independently on assigned tasks.

Working collaboratively within a team environment, your abilities to utilize engineering knowledge to facilitate design and operation decision making will be valued. You will also be responsible to support development review activities to include interaction with Development Engineering staff, pipe sizing, fire flow, and meter sizing calculations for commercial / industrial and residential projects. Working closely with the City's Water Operations Group, you will collaborate on issues related to reservoir and pump station operations and waterline installation. We desire someone with solid engineering background and the ability to learn the specialized aspects of the City Water system. Fundamental knowledge of Auto CAD, GIS and hydraulic modeling are all important aspects of your work in this position.

You will need to have:

Knowledge of:•Engineering principles, practices, related to Water system design.
•Construction project management and public contract administration.
•Computer applications and uses for engineering activities including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Auto CAD and ESRI GIS.
Ability to:•Design engineering projects varied scope and complexity and produce engineering drawings using Auto CAD software.
•Develop accurate detailed public works project cost estimates and delivery schedules.
•Manage construction projects effectively. Administer public contracts effectively, assuring compliance with all standards and provisions.
•Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, engineering project work.
•Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and the public.
•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum Qualifications:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:•Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
•One year of engineering experience preferably related to public works. (Civil Engineer I)
•Four years of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works. (Civil Engineer II)
Desirable experience includes:•1 year of experience with plan set development using Auto CAD Civil 3D.
•Public works project management, cost estimating, and scheduling.
Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:•Valid Driver's License
•Possession of a Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (formerly an EIT certificate) (Civil Engineer I), or
•Professional Engineering (PE) License (Civil Engineer II).

***APPLY ONLINE AT GRESHAMOREGON.GOV/JOBS***

Water Utility Worker - Seasonal

$16-$17/hr, DOE)
Clackamas River Water is seeking a Temporary Water Utility Worker for a four- to six-month assignment beginning in June, 2017.

This position is responsible for performing the following functions under direct supervision: Assisting CRW field crews with installation, repair and maintenance of CRW’s water transmission and distribution system including equipment operation and maintenance, pipe, valves and hydrants, line locating equipment and traffic control.

Requirements:
Ability to perform daily, repetitive and demanding physical tasks in adverse weather condition, lift up to 50 pounds; basic knowledge of computer applications (MS Office/Outlook) and valid Oregon driver license and satisfactory driving record.

Preferred but not required:
• Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL);
• Experience in underground utility construction;
• Certification as a Water Distribution Operator, Associate of Science degree or degree-in-progress in related field.

TO APPLY:
Visit http://www.crwater.com/about-us/departments/human-resources/ and click on the link to download an application. Submit an application, resume and letter of interest to recruitment@crwater.com.

You may also pick up or submit an application at our main office:
16770 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015
Fax: 503-722-9259

CRW is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check and, for safety-sensitive positions, a drug and alcohol screen as a condition of employment.

Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

SCADA Technician

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is accepting applications for a SCADA Technician position in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting preventative and corrective maintenance on SCADA and telemetry systems, applicable instrumentation, controls, and power distribution systems. This position is directly supervised by the SCADA/Electrical Manager and may receive direction and training from the SCADA System Specialist or the SCADA Lead.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job is required for this position. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be two years of progressively responsible experience in SCADA system maintenance, instrumentation and electronics, and two years of higher education in Instrumentation and Industrial Automation or a related field. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required. Electrical certification at least at the level of an (06) Limited Energy Systems or higher is desirable.

Starting monthly salary range is $30.60 - $41.00 per hour, dependent upon experience. The District offers a very competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, long term and short term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation, a deferred compensation match program, wellness and commute incentives, and participation in a HRA VEBA program to save for current and/or future health-related expenses.

To apply online or view a job description go to www.awwd.com/jobs. The deadline to be considered during the first review of applicants is Monday, April 24, at 5:00 PM. This recruitment will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

For questions about this recruitment or other information related to employment with the District, please contact HR Manager Mathew Pruitt at (425) 741-7923. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.

Foreman

Position: Foreman Salary: $37.50 – $40.59 hourly JOB SUMMARY This is a leadership position that is responsible for the implementation of District policies, goals and procedures by all field staff and responsible to the Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be able to evaluate a wide variety of situations, both technical and personnel based, and determine how to combine staff and equipment to reach established goals. The foreman is expected to be able to critically assess all processes with the goal of safety, efficiency and improvement in mind and make recommendations, where warranted, to the Management Team. One of the main duties of the foreman is to provide technical support for staff in safe and quality installation water and sewer system, repairs and preventative maintenance to District’s property. This is done in accordance with safety, construction and health standards on a 24-hour basis to ensure customer satisfaction, water quality, and fire protection. STRUCTURE Employees work in a team environment. The District has established standards for interaction between coworkers, Board members and customers to ensure and promote the Districts missions and goals. It is the responsibility of this position to work effectively with both management and staff to create an environment supporting a high level of customer service, attention to individual growth and the maintenance of the water and sewer system. This position serves in a supervisor position over the Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator and Maintenance Technician 1, 2 & 3 positions and reports to the Operations Manager or General Manager. Verbal communication skills (listening, giving feedback) as well as effective interpersonal and customer relations skills are necessary in a team work environment. All field staff must be able to inspect, diagnose and problem solve problems as well as read and interpret codes, instruction manuals, regulations, OSHA/WISHA standards, maps and blueprints. The work requires learning and implementing the technical requirements and techniques of water and sewer systems as well as the use of various tools, machinery and materials. Skills in written communications (read, work orders, directions, and memos) and keeping accurate records are required as is the ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations. This position is part of Teamsters Local 763 collective bargaining unit and membership in the union is required. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES and SKILLS The specific statements shown for each task are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent minimal essential elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Other related duties and responsibilities may be required or assigned, as needed. • Responsible for daily, monthly, quarterly and annual scheduling of work based on need and established goals. • Works directly with the Senior Treatment Plant operator to ensure that water quality needs are included in all scheduling and all operators are qualified to operate the treatment plant on a standby basis. • The ability to lead and motivate employees by encouraging communication and ongoing support of agreed upon team concepts. • Address conflict in an expedient and positive manner. • A commitment to continuous quality of service and improvement to help guide and achieve the goals of the District is necessary. • Provides leadership and mentoring to provide an open and supportive work environment for all field opertions personnel • Posses the ability to implement change as requested in a positive and proactive manner. • Promotes an open supportive work environment that provides opportunity for growth and development of all staff. • Extensive knowledge of all areas of the operations and maintenance of water and sewer systems, including the repair and replacement of pumps, pipes, SCADA, tanks and reservoirs, PRV stations, lift stations and all other facilities required to meet the District’s mission and goals. • Operational knowledge of project management, construction inspection, current regulatory requirements for water and sewer operations and District construction specification. • Responsible for the oversight of the maintenance and operation of all equipment required for maintenance, repair and construction of water and sewer mains and appurtenances which may require the ability to read equipment manuals and schematics. • Responsible for ongoing monitoring of all field operations to ensure the crew has proper tools and equipment to perform required jobs and tasks. • Monitors crew's progress and performance to assure that adopted standards and specifications are met and resources utilized efficiently. • Provides constructive input to the Operations Manager to assist in the completion of annual evaluations of Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator, Maintenance Technician 1, 2 and 3 team members. • Assists in the evaluation of training needed and takes appropriate steps to ensure that each employee receives the appropriate training in a timely manner. • Ensures that the documentation and recording of all maintenance and repairs is complete and maintained in compliance with adopted procedure and policy. • Prepares written reports, as needed, for submission to the Operations Manager on a prescribed monthly basis. • Makes recommendations to Operations Manager for inclusion of items in annual Maintenance and Operations Budget and Capital Budget. • Evaluates staffing needs and advises the Operations Manager on leave requests, vacation and all training scheduling. PHYSICAL EFFORT/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS Work is both physical and administrative in nature and performed both indoors and outdoors. Combinations of sitting, standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping and walking are compulsory. Lifting 20-50 pounds routinely and 50-100lbs occasionally, with assistance, is required. ENVIRONMENTAL/WORK CONDITIONS The Foreman works independently, supporting the crews in their assigned tasks. Certain environments may present hazards, such as those found when working around various kinds of machinery and traffic. All field staff must be able to see, hear and smell in order to perform signaling and dye tests, detect fumes, odors, and gases and respond to telemetry equipment, being responsive to their own safety, as well as that of other coworkers when exposed to the hazards listed below. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, however, some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, other employees or customers. Staff members operate in a smoke and drug-free work environment for their health, safety and productivity, as well as that of their customers. EQUIPMENT Computer with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint. Written materials, work orders, schedule charts, notes, computer, and various instruction manuals. All other tools and equipment which may be used for specific crew functions. Future work practices may necessitate the use of different tools and equipment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • High school education or equivalent. • Five years' progressive experience in a supervisory position in construction, water and sewer utilities maintenance operations and/or water treatment plant operations, • Experience and/or education in the use of a variety of managements techniques, • A working knowledge of regulatory, technical requirements and techniques of water and sewer are necessary. • A current Washington State driver's license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days, • A Class B CDL with Tanker and Airbrake Endorsements • A Clean driving record are required. The following must be obtained and maintained within one year: • Washington State Department of Health WDM 3, • WTPO 3, • CCS, • Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association (WWCPA) Wastewater Collection 3, • First aid, flagging certification, • Completion of "competent person training" in the areas of trenching, shoring and confined spaces. Vaccinations for hepatitis, polio and tetanus are recommended prior to working in the wastewater area. Application and full job description are available at www.olympicviewwater.com and must be returned to: Olympic View Water and Sewer District 8128 228th Street SW Edmonds, WA 98026 District application is required. Open until filled.

Water Treatment Operator II

Parkland Light and Water Company
Attn: General Manager
P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA 98448
Ph 253-531-5666 - Fax 253-531-2684
Email: cutrell@plw.coop.

Job Title: Water Treatment Operator II
Department: Water Department
Wage: $34.78 - $36.27 per hour DOE
Position Closes on: Open until filled


PL&W offers excellent benefits, to include, Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, 401K, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation, Sick Days, Holidays and Longevity Pay.

PL&W current Water Treatment Foreman anticipates retiring within the next six years.
PL&W current Water Superintendent anticipates retiring within the next nine years.
This open Water Treatment Operator II position is a part of our succession plan.

POSITION SUMMARY AND SCOPE OF RESONSIBILITY:
Water Treatment Operator is a union position and is responsible for proper operation of water treatment plant owned by Parkland Light & Water. The individual will operate and monitor water treatment plant system using a SCADA computer system, inputting data into laptop, conduct visual plant inspections, monitor operations and processes, ability to work with and around treatment chemicals in a safe manner, detect problems to ensure proper operation. Operators also maintain and repair mechanical and electrical plant equipment. Performs routine skilled work in the operation of water treatment facilities; does related work as required; work is performed under general supervision. Must be willing to relocate to within a 30 mile radius to PL&WCo. (12918 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444) To apply you can download an application off of our website www.plw.coop and mail to Parkland Light & Water Company, P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA. 98448

REPORTS TO:
This position reports to the Water Superintendent and or the Water Operations Foreman.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
. Will be safety conscious and possess excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
. Make operational checks and adjustments on the equipment and records data.
. Maintain operational parameters as specified by water superintendent or water operations foreman.
. Collects samples and delivers to lab.
. Make determination of chemical adjustment necessary for efficient and economical treatment.
. Assists with or performs equipment maintenance.
. Reads meters, dials and gauges and enters data in spread sheets.
. Report needs of major equipment repair to superiors.
. Climb tanks for yearly inspections of vents and hatches.
. Perform general housekeeping duties which include but are not limited to maintenance to water buildings, painting, mowing grass, trimming hedges and cleaning equipment.
. Must be able to be on call after normal working hours for SCADA alarms.
. Other duties as assigned.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties are primarily performed inside of treatment buildings, on occasions may be required to work in the field with exposure to extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, confined spaces, automobile traffic, construction tools and equipment. Work involves exposure to fumes, loud noise, chemicals, pesticides, hostile animals, and angry customers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This job typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, reaching, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to climb water towers up to 190 feet high. Must be able to wear a respirator to work with AC water pipe and dangerous chemicals.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge Of:
• Maintenance and repair of water facilities in a wide variety of weather conditions;
• Safety hazards inherent to outdoor construction work;
• Safety rules and regulations;
• Confined space entry.
• Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to customers, office employees, state, county officials and management staff.
• Team player with ability and desire to accept direction from others.
• Prompt and time sensitive to job completion.
Skills in:
• Operating hand tools;
• Operating and maneuvering single and double axel dump trucks and trailers;
• Drawing as-built sketches; use of digital camera and laptop to assist engineering in documenting electronic as-built information;
• Reading blueprints, as-built sketches, and maps;
• Supervising staff with varying skill levels;
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and the general public;
• Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;

Experience/Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively and efficiently perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: 1 or more years in water treatment. Knowledge in electrical and communications troubleshooting,
Education:
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be willing to advance education.


Licensing Requirements:
Possess and maintain:
.Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to PL&WCo and its insurance carrier.
.Commercial Driver’s Class A License with Airbrake.
.Industrial First Aid and CPR Card within six months of employment.
.Certified Flagger Card within six months of employment.
.A Washington State Water Treatment Operator 2 or able to attain within 1 year
.A Washington State Cross Connection Specialist (CCS) Certification within 1 year of employment.
.Must be able to pass a TSA background check to attain a Hazmat Endorsement.

NOTES
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:
The Water Treatment Operator position wage is from $34.78 - $36.27 an hour DOE, plus excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, pension, 401K, vacation, sick leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and may be changed or amended at any time to meet the needs of the Company.
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The statements contained in these job descriptions reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload. PL&WCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.