Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board Published: 14/7/2020
Coos Bay, Oregon
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Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

(Trainee Wage range $18.40 - $23.49/hour with excellent benefits)

 (Certified Operator Wage range $21.80 - $30.11/hour with excellent benefits)

Starting Salary Dependent upon Qualifications

One opening to be filled


Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is located on the Southern Oregon Coast where recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery abound; providing a quality living and working environment.  The Water Board serves a customer base of 13,500 accounts within the Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend and the surrounding area outside the city limits.

This position works under the general supervision of the Water Treatment Supervisor and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of water treatment plant; monitors watershed, production, and distribution system; performance and data collection of chemical, bacteriological and laboratory processes used in water treatment.  The Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee position transitions into a Water Treatment Plant Operator with the acquisition of an Oregon Water Treatment 1 Certification.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: One year of experience in the operation, maintenance or repair of mechanical equipment or an associate’s degree in a related field or any combination of experience, education or training that which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the essential job functions; PREFERENCE given to experience in operation and maintenance of public water systems; ability to obtain Oregon WT 1 Certification within 2 years of hire; graduation form a senior high school or GED.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and acceptable driving record; Oregon Water Treatment I Certification within 2 years, Oregon Water Treatment II Certification within 4 years, and Oregon Water Treatment III Certification within six years of hire.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of Level I, II or III Oregon Water Treatment Certification at time of hire; previous experience working in public water systems.

A preference will be given to qualified veterans who apply for this position pursuant to ORS 408.225 to 408.237.  Any veteran who has special qualifications and/or transferable skills in the management and operation of a water treatment plant and distribution system should reference those skills and qualifications in their application.  Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board is an EOE.

The first review of applications will be Friday, July 31, 2020.  To be considered, applicants must apply through Work Source Oregon Employment Department. For more information visit their website at http://www.worksourceoregon.org/JobSeekers.html or call (541) 756-8459.