Operations Foreman

Washington Water Service
Puyallup, Washington
Job Type
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Washington Water Service Group invites you to pursue a career in the water industry with the third largest publicly traded water utility in the United States. Our mission is to be the leading provider of water and wastewater services. We’re committed to improving the quality of life for our customers, communities, stockholders, and employees. To achieve that, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values of integrity, service, value, health and safety, respect and collaboration, and corporate citizenship so that we can provide quality, service, and value to all of these groups.

Our commitment to our employees is evident, as we have been named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for nine years in a row and designated as a Great Place to Work®, and Cal Water was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Water Utilities in the West” by J.D. Power in its inaugural water utility satisfaction study.


The Operations Foreman is responsible for operating and maintaining water treatment facilities and equipment; performing field tests of treated water at sources and on distribution system. The position will monitor well site production and chemical distribution; investigate water quality complaints; maintain parts room and inventory of water treatment and testing equipment; identify and delegate daily route and project assignments to Water Treatment Technicians; prepare detailed reports of facility performance, customer interactions, and assigned projects. The position is located in Puyallup, WA.



  • Operation and maintenance of chemical pumps and feed stations.
  • Operation and maintenance of water quality analyzing equipment.
  • Handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Test, repair, and maintain safety equipment.
  • Monitor and record chlorine residuals throughout the distribution systems.
  • Monitor and record overall operation and security of well sites.
  • Operation and maintenance of water filtration systems.
  • Installation and repair of water sampling stations.
  • Operate motor vehicles.
  • Support customer relations by responding to water quality complaints.
  • Perform duties after hours / On Call when scheduled.
  • Perform basic computer / smart phone functions.
  • Operate fork lift.
  • Schedule tasks for other personnel.
  • Manage projects.
  • Manage assets.
  • Train and develop personnel.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Valid WA state driver’s license.

  • 5 years water distribution or treatment experience.

  • Possess WDM 2 certification. (or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire)

  • Possess CCS certification. (or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire)

  • Possess WTPO 1 certification. (or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire)

  • Possess first aid certification.

  • Possess forklift certification.

  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status

Knowledge of:

  • Washington Water Service policies and procedures.

  • Water systems operations and maintenance.

  • Local, state and federal laws, codes and regulations regarding water treatment.

  • PLC operations and functions.

  • Basic electrical wiring and diagrams.

  • Mathematical formulas relating to water treatment and distribution

  • DOH reporting requirements and deadlines.

  • Document management and storage systems.

  • Wiring and site diagrams or plans.

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal communication and leadership abilities.

  • Troubleshooting mechanical failures.

  • Providing efficient customer service and communications.

  • Thoroughly carrying out written and oral instructions.

  • Able to deliver written and oral instructions to other personnel.

  • Using initiative, discretion, and judgement within established procedures guidelines and rules.

  • Defining problems, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.

  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and customers.

  • Chlorine and pH analyzers functions, maintenance and operations.

  • Operating a personal computer and various software applications.

  • Time and asset management.

  • Analyzing and organizing data.

Salary Range: $62,100 - $113,000

Deadline to submit resume is Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity.  California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class.  The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.