Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

City of Oak Grove | Oak Grove, OR

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Posted Date 8/26/2021

 This position is responsible for safe and compliant operation, maintenance, and minor repairs of a variety of equipment in a wastewater treatment plant and related facilities; related work as required.   Operate and maintain the Wastewater Treatment Plant and assure plant processes are compliant with local, state, and federal discharge limits and land application regulations; protect the health and safety of personnel, the public and the environment.  

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Monitor and operate wastewater treatment plant and pump stations in compliance with the treatment plant process control strategy; coordinate and monitor plant and pump station operations; plans, schedules, and works with other operators and maintenance mechanics.
  • Ensure plant is meeting standards outlined in its’ DEQ permit by following proper sampling and chain of custody procedures. 
  • Perform lab duties that support process decisions in addition to providing permit related data; may coordinate with contracted lab services.
  • Use computers and other technology to monitor, change, or adjust processes and equipment.
  • Assist with the development of operational strategies to meet permit requirements; follow and assists with the developing of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Process and facilitate re-use of biosolids; facilitate disposal of treatment plant solid waste.
  • Respond to and directs personnel during emergency situations.
  • Review and remain current on State and Federal regulations governing wastewater treatment, biosolids application and other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain buildings and facilities; may perform light equipment maintenance and assist in major maintenance or repair.
  • Respond outside of scheduled shift as required by the District’s “on call” program.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Experience and Training:
An associate degree specializing in Wastewater Treatment and one (1) year of experience in wastewater plant operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  
Special Qualifications Required: (Licensure or Certification)

  1. Possession of a Wastewater Treatment I-IV certification.   
  2. Possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s license. 


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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