Water Treatment Plant Operator 2 or 3

McMinnville Water and Light
23100 NW Haskins Creek Rd, Yamhill, Oregon
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We’re looking for a Water Treatment Plant Operator 2 or 3 to perform skilled operator work at our water treatment plant. Our Operators serve a valuable role in our utility by performing treatment operations, maintenance, and water quality analysis for McMinnville’s drinking water supply.

What Will You Be Doing Here?

  • Working on a team of three operators and one supervisor.
  • Performing skilled operator work, under the direction of the WTP Supervisor.
  • Monitoring filtered water turbidity, head loss and flows; backwash filters.
  • Surveying intakes, reservoirs, dams, diversion systems, and the watershed regularly to check on security and proper operation of the facilities.
  • Managing the watershed and source water.
  • Responding to questions from the public and staff with a focus on delivering superb customer service.
  • May work with our Water Distribution crew on projects.

Why is MW&L a great place to work?

  • The wage scales are:
    • Level II: $27.83 – $36.62/hr.
    • Level III: $29.53 – $38.86/hr.
    • Opportunity for cert pay above level 3
  • Full benefit package, including Oregon PERS retirement.
  • 4x10 work schedule, contributing to a quality work/life balance.
  • Paid vacation.
  • 96 hours of sick leave annually; paid Bereavement Leave.
  • Paid holidays, including two floating holidays.
  • Company contribution to employee-owned HRA/VEBA account.
  • 133 years dedicated to providing reliable, affordable utilities for the community.
  • Strong reputation as a financially sound, reliable utility.
  • Beautiful location, near Carlton and McMinnville.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a water treatment plant, wastewater plant or operating utility per certification level.

Special Qualifications

  • Driver’s license valid in Oregon, with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, background check and physical.
  • Live within 30 minutes of the Water Treatment Plant.
  • Level 2 or 3 Water Treatment Operator Certification, per certification level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An Associate’s degree or post high school education or training with course work in water treatment/distribution, environmental science, engineering or related field is desirable.


Please apply for the job electronically at www.mc-power.com/career/. A resume and cover letter are required, and you will be asked to upload them as part of the application.                                           

Equal Opportunity Employer