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Level III or IV Washington State Water Treatment Plant Operator Duvall

Company name
American Water Service CDM Inc

Duvall, WA
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Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role:

Independently Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects water treatment systems at water facility (chemical feed systems, filters, buildings and grounds).  Includes the collection of water samples per state regulations, recording data, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties.  Position will also be required to assist with equipment, building and grounds maintenance activities.

Key Accountabilities:.

Operates water treatment plant (chemical feed systems, storage tank levels, etc) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Troubleshoot technical and operational systems. Management of a SCADA system in order to meet plant production goals.

Performs maintenance of the plant systems.  Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.

Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.

Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules. Creates Regulatory reports.

Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software.

Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent.


A thorough understanding of operation and maintenance of a drinking water purification plant is required, with at least 3 yrs relevant experience.

Able to read gauges and meters.

Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.

Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.

Good communication skills with all levels.

Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.

Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.

Ability to respond to emergencies.

Capable of lifting and/or carrying 50lbs. or more on a frequent basis. Walking up and down stairs and long distances. Carrying, climbing, and working from ladders. Working in confined areas. Ability to wear a respirator or SCBA as required.

Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (120 V/ single and 480V/ three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use.

Heavy equipment experience is a plus.

Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems.

Collect water samples for analysis by state lab.

Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.

Possesses a thorough knowledge of well operation and maintenance.

Specifically but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.

Knowledge of health and safety regulations.


High School graduate or state recognized education equivalency certificate.  College course work and/or degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or engineering curriculum are desired. 

Must possess a valid State driver’s license. 

Attend continuing education as needed for Operator certification renewal.

Additional trade specific courses preferred.

3-6 years’ of experience in the operation and repair of a water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant.

Licenses & Certifications:

Requires Level III or IV Washington State Department of Health Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification or comparable ABC Certification.

Level II will be considered with the ability to obtain a Level III Cert. within in 1 year as approved by the Washington State certification board.

Work Environment:

Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions. 

Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.

There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments

Travel Requirements:

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