Water Treatment Processing Specialist

Clackamas, OR

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.


  • 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.

Salary range:             $ 31.91 – 41.19/hr. (WTPS)   (DOQ – non-exempt, represented)        

Closing Date:             Open until filled

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.