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Water Treatment Plant Operator

City of Salem, Salem Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 10/14/2019

Do you have an interest in the analysis and sampling of our water quality? Do you have a background in water treatment? Then, this position is may be for you! The City of Salem Public Works Department is seeking to fill the role of Water Treatment Plant Operator at the Geren Island Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for achieving water quality goals to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and codes. This position operates, maintains, and monitors mechanical, chemical, instrumentation, slow sand filters, and process control systems. Additionally, this position will work on routine laboratory water analysis and sampling of wells, reservoirs, and water sources. This position also will respond to system alarms during off hours through scheduled on-call duty on a rotating basis.
Please note – on July 1, 2020 this position will receive a wage increase from $26.81 to $28.66 per hour.

What are the minimum qualifications? •Associates degree in water treatment technology, biology, microbiology, bacteriology, chemistry or hydraulics.
•Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test (including marijuana).
•Must possess a valid Driver's license with driving record meeting City of Salem's driving standards.
•Must possess an Oregon Class II, State of Oregon Water Treatment Operator Certification or the ability to obtain one through reciprocity within 60-days of hire.
•Must obtain a State of Oregon Water Treatment Operator Level III certification within one year of hire.
•Must have at least three years of experience in water treatment operations, including a year and one-half of plant operational decision-making.
Where can I find out more about the position?

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How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

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