Water Operator

Pend Oreille County Public Utility District Published: 30/6/2017
Newport, WA
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Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County

Water Operator


Pend Oreille County Public Utility District is currently seeking a qualified individual to work full-time in Pend Oreille County as a Water Operator. This is a IBEW position.


Performs a variety of functions pertaining to the efficient operation and participates in the field relating to all aspects of water systems, pumping, distribution, water quality, water meters, facilities, fleet buildings, grounds and water treatment facilities under the supervision of the Water Manager or Lead Waterman. This includes treatment operations, maintenance and State of Washington and EPA approved water quality analysis.  Maintenance tasks pertain to structures, pumps, chemical feed and treatment equipment.  The operator will utilize water SCADA systems to monitor and operate the plant and distribution system pumps and valves.   Duties require opera­tional decisions about treatment, distribution system events; customer service inquiries; facility security.


Education: A high school diploma. An Associate’s Degree in Waterworks is desirable. 3 or more years of related experience in water utility operations and maintenance including both potable groundwater and surface water systems is very desirable.   Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Must have a Washington State Department of Health WDM 1 Certification and/or WTPO-IT Certification. Must be able obtain the WTP2 and CCS within 24 months of hire.   Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and education or on-the-job training may also be qualifying.   Valid Commercial driver license: Is desirable or obtained within the first year of employment.   Professional license or registration:   Obtaining Water Treatment Operator Certification Level 3, and Water Distribution Manager Level 1 , is required for the Journey Level Water Operator.  Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Card.


IBEW 77 wage scale $27.44 to $33.72 per hour.



Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Pend Oreille PUD #1, PO Box 190, Newport, WA 99156 or to careers@popud.org. Applications may be obtained at the main Newport office or at Box Canyon Dam, or online at www.popud.org. This position is open until filled.


The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.