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Water / Wastewater Treatment Operator in Hood River, OR at NextGen

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Water / Wastewater Treatment Operator

3 month contract to possible hire

Hood River, OR 97031

7:00a m - 3:30pm


Comments/Special Instructions
(Once training is completed this individual will work five days a week, rotate working on holidays, and will carry stand by phone for call outs )

*** Must have a valid driver's license

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift.

  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent

  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels

  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings

  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control

  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes

  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses

  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties

  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel Understands and carries out oral and written directions

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.


Level I Wastewater Treatment Certification required by the State of Oregon

High school diploma or GED.

One year of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants. Possess a valid driver's license.

Basic familiarity of the operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses

Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems, and be able to operate plant PLC's and SCADA systems.