Water Treatment Operator

Clackamas River Water Published: 8/10/2020
Clackamas, Oregon
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Clackamas River Water (CRW) has earned a reputation for providing high-quality drinking water to over 100,000 retail and wholesale customers.  We are offering an excellent opportunity for you be part of a sustainable organization by joining our water resources team - well known for providing the community we serve with exceptional quality water.

Our values for Quality Water, Customer Service, Financial Accountability, Responsible Stewardship govern what we do in serving each other, the public and our surrounding community.

The Water Treatment Operator will operate treatment plant equipment to monitor and maintain the plant and control its processes by performing the following:

Essential Duties

  • Addition of coagulants to a direct-filtration water treatment process and chlorine for  disinfection .
  • Monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges
  • Calibrate analyzers used to monitor plant processes.
  • Collect and test water samples. Record operational data, document and report test results to regulatory agencies
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis; clean and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds, and other work areas
  • Follow EPA regulations and ensure safety standards are met
  • Ability to frequently work swing or graveyard shifts

Minimum qualifications: 

HS diploma supplemented with a Water Treatment Operator (WTO) Level 1 or higher with Filtration Endorsement from the State of Oregon,  or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. Aptitude to troubleshoot and problem solve using logical thinking using SCADA systems and other related computer applications . This position requires knowledge and experience of regulations related to municipal water treatment systems.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Water Treatment Operation Level 2 or higher, and a commitment to improving knowledge and skills in water treatment plant production.  This position is safety-sensitive:  you must be able to meet physical standards for wearing respiratory protection equipment based on passing a specialized physical exam prior to hire date and maintain respirator certification. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Salary range:             $ 23.93 – $ 30.88 (DOE – non-exempt, represented position)              

Closing Date:             October 30, 2020

CRW offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life and long-term disability coverage and retirement plans including enrollment into Oregon’s public employees’ retirement system (PERS).

How to Apply:   CLICK HERE to view the full job announcement and to apply or visit our website at www.crwater.com under “About Us” and click on “Job Opportunities”.

Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check, and, a drug and alcohol screen for safety-sensitive positions as a condition of employment.