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Clackamas River Water - Water Treatment Operator / Water Treatment Processing Specialist

Posted: 12/21/2022
Location: Clackamas, OR


Application deadline:

Open until filled


$ 25.39 – 32.76/hr. (WTO) | $ 30.68 - $39.61/hr. (WTPS) DOQ, represented


Clackamas River Water seeks a full-time Water Treatment Operator or Water Treatment Processing Specialist dependent on the candidate’s experience, education, and certification.


Essential Duties:

  • Operates and monitors the District’s 30 mgd drinking water treatment plant, its systems and equipment in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintains plant equipment to service levels by performing a variety of technical and mechanical duties, following prescribed guidelines.
  • Collects samples; records operational data and reports test results to regulatory agencies.


Minimum Qualifications:

HS diploma or GED, six months as Water Treatment Operator (WTO) Level 1, knowledge of regulations for water treatment systems and ability to use water-related software applications such as SCADA, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets position requirements. Must be able to obtain a WTO 2 within 1- year of hire and meet physical standards for wearing respiratory protection equipment.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Preference for candidates who possess a WTO 2 or higher.



  • Performs all duties of Water Treatment Operator, as well as the following;
  • Troubleshoots, performs preventative maintenance of the water treatment plant and related facilities.
  • Assists certified, in-house water quality laboratory by performing chemical and biological analysis and preparing and performing quality control of liquid and solid media and reagents.
  • Develops lab testing and maintenance procedures for the District’s asset management system, as needed

Additional Qualifications:

2-year degree in water technology program, 1-year working in a laboratory env., and 1- year performing facilities maintenance; WTO 2 or higher, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preference for candidates with a WTO 3 or higher, and some experience in microbiological lab testing for coliform bacteria. Closing Date: Open Until Filled Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check, and, a drug and alcohol screen for safety-sensitive positions as a condition of employment.

How to apply:

Visit our website at under “About Us” and click on “Job Opportunities” and submit a cover letter, resume and a completed job application.