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Clackamas River Water - Water Treatment Processing Specialist

Posted: 3/27/2024
Salary: $31.91 - $41.19 an hour
Location: Clackamas, OR


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Position Description:

Water Treatment Processing Specialist Clackamas River Water (CRW) has earned a reputation for providing high-quality drinking water. We are offering an excellent opportunity for you to be part of a sustainable organization by joining our water resources team - well known for providing exceptional service to the community we serve with our most precious resource: water. Our values for Quality Water | Customer Service | Financial Accountability | Responsible Stewardship govern what we do in serving each other, the public and our surrounding community.


Essential Duties:

  • Operate and monitor the District’s 30 mgd drinking water treatment plant, its systems and equipment in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. 
  • Maintain plant equipment to service levels by performing a variety of technical and mechanical duties, following prescribed guidelines.
  • Collect samples; and record operational data and report test results to regulatory agencies.
  • Follow all relevant safety standards and procedures.
  • Available to perform On-call, stand-by duty in emergencies and work alternate, swing or graveyard shifts.
  • Perform and troubleshoot preventative and corrective maintenance of the water treatment plant, pump stations, reservoirs, and related facilities.
  • Assist 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.
  • Perform lab testing and maintenance procedures, as needed.
  • Acts as a backup to the Water Quality Technician.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS diploma or GED, 2 yrs. college courses (at least 60 credit hrs.) in water technology, biology, environmental science or related field
  • 3-year operational experience and, possess a OHA WTO Level 2 certification with the ability to obtain, an OHA WTO Level 3 certification within 2 years of hire 
  • Knowledge of regulations for water treatment systems and ability to use water-related software applications i.e., SCADA; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets position requirements.
  • Strong preference for candidates who possess a WTO Level 3 or higher experience with treatment plant equipment and instrumentation maintenance and experience in microbiological lab testing for coliform bacteria.
  • Meet physical standards for wearing respiratory protection equipment and have a valid driver’s license is required.


CRW offers an excellent, comprehensive benefits package such medical, dental, vision, basic life, long-term disability coverage and retirement plans including Oregon’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).


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.