Water Treatment Operator

Eugene Water & Electric Board
3957 Hayden Bridge Road, Springfield, Oregon
Job Type
Job Post Expires On


The Eugene Water & Electric Board is accepting applications for the position of Water Treatment Plant Operator at our Hayden Bridge Water Treatment Facility in Springfield, Oregon.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Water Treatment Plant Operator duties include treatment operations, maintenance and State of Oregon 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 also require opera­tional decisions about treatment, distribution system events; customer service inquiries and facility security.

This position requires the following knowledge of:

  • Che­mi­cal and phy­si­cal pro­ces­ses of dis­in­fec­ti­on, coa­gul­a­tion and fil­tra­ti­on.
  • Che­mi­cal and bac­t­eri­olo­gi­cal te­sts and ap­pro­ved lab­ora­tory techniques and prac­tices.

The starting salary for this position is based on where the candidate fits into the job progression steps that are outlined in the Water Treatment Plant Operator Steps to Journey (see posting for details). The wage scale for the Water Treatment Plant Operator is $62,504 - $89,0445 annually.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Experience: None

Education: Minimum of two years of college-level course work with science-based credits in one or more of the following areas:  water treatment, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, microbiology or environmental sciences.

Desired Education: Associates degree in Water or Environmental sciences, OHA Treatment certifications.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and education or on-the-job training may also be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes

Professional license or registration:   Obtaining Water Treatment Operator Certification Level 4 and a Filtration Endorsement, is required for the Journey Level Water Treatment Operator.  Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Card.

Recruitment Process:

All interested applicants are required to submit:

  • EWEB online employment application
  • Supporting documentation

Candidates will be contacted throughout this process via email and should periodically check their spam folders for messages filtered by their email providers


Application materials may be accessed via http://www.eweb.org/about-us/career-opportunities. Completed applications must be submitted through EWEB’s online application system.  INCOMPLETE, FAXED, OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Filing Closes: January 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM (PST).