Wastewater Treatment Facility Laboratory Technician

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
3626 156th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA
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The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community.  As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond.  We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day.  Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.

The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’.  Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.

"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle.  We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years and beyond.

The Opportunity:  Wastewater Treatment Facility Laboratory Technician

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is seeking a full-time Wastewater Treatment Facility Laboratory Technician in the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Department. Located in the fast-growing Puget Sound region, AWWD is focused on the expansion, maintenance, and replacement of its critical infrastructure. AWWD currently employs 147 employees and the WWTF Laboratory Technician will be responsible for performing chemical and microbiological tests to ensure that the parameters of the wastewater treatment plant discharge permit are met.

The incumbent in this position is responsible for interpreting analysis results and making recommendations for wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) process control; maintains the quality assurance program to meet the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection Agency requirements including laboratory accreditation.  Performs administrative tasks such as purchasing, equipment maintenance, records management, and reporting. The position reports to the Wastewater Treatment Facility Manager and receives direction form the Lead Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator

The successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job as required for this position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of experience in water, wastewater, or a process industry laboratory that includes experience with collecting, testing, and recording a variety of test samples, and the equivalent of a two year degree in environmental science, chemistry, microbiology, or a related field.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

The selected candidate will be required to earn first-aid/CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogen cards within one year; must have the ability to earn an Operator-in-Training (OIT) Wastewater Treatment Operator certification from the State of Washington within one year.

Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.

The pay range for this position is $29.37-$39.36 per hour, with a starting pay range of $29.37-$32.38 per hour dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, June 6nd, 2021 at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants.  Visit www.awwd.com/careers for a complete job description and to apply online.  The tentative timeline for this hiring process is:

  • Candidates invited to interview will be notified the week of June 7th.
  • Interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of June 14th.

For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact HR Analyst Nikita Huson-Thompson at (425) 741-7931.  Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.