Certified Drinking Water Operator II

CH2M Published: 28/7/2017
Renton, Washingon
Job Type


As a Certified Water Operator you will participate in the operation, repair, and maintenance of a water treatment plant. The Cedar Water Treatment Plant is a 180MGD located in Renton Washington and has been in operation for 8 years. Water treatment meets water quality standards without filtration and uses ozone, UV, and chlorination, and supplies 65% of the drinking water for the City of Seattle.

Perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift.  This position typically holds or is working towards an intermediate level water treatment certification.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses operating problems; directs and performs necessary corrective action during work shift
  • Reads gauges and meters, starts and stops equipment, and operates valves to route and control flow, makes process control adjustments, determines and sets proper chemical dosage and flow rates, and operates PLCs and SCADA systems
  • Complies and reports non-compliance with OMI and Project Policies and Procedures
  • Prepares required reports and maintains complete record keeping procedures
  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses on industrial discharges, plant influent, process, effluent, etc.
  • Makes entries in plant logs
  • Participate in meetings and training sessions pertaining to safety, process control, etc
  • Makes operating decisions in the absence of supervisory personnel
  • Maintains discipline and ensures proper procedures are followed
  • Assists in the interviewing of prospective employees
  • Gives instructions and assignments to plant operators
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
  • Will be expected to work varied shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic writing, verbal communication, and math skills
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of water treatment plant
  • Have a working knowledge of safety, safe work practices, and training
  • Have a working knowledgeable of computer operations
  • Able to enter information into data management systems, and operate plant PLCs and SCADA systems


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Work will be performed indoors as well as outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; proper environmental attire will be required.  Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, pathogens and various chemicals.  The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, twist and bend at the waist, turn, kneel, squat, raise arms above shoulder height, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to work on equipment; have vision sufficient to read blueprints; have hearing in the normal range with or without correction.  In an 8-hour shift must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor level to waist height, climb and work off of a ladder or scaffold; use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; carry a 50 pound tool box up a flight of stairs; work in confined spaces and wear and use appropriate safety equipment including respirators.

Basic Qualifications

  • State of Washington Drinking Water Treatment certification Level 3 or higher or the ability to obtain through reciprocity or testing within sixty days
  • High school diploma or equivalent GED
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to be covered by CH2M's auto insurer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) year associates degree in water treatment technology


CH2M will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.,) to fill this position.

CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply go to: http://ch2m.adtrk.tw/7VUBn