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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Skagit PUD

Skagit PUD

Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Water Treatment Plant Operator

  • 11932 Morford Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA
  • 34.61-43.23 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Full benefits Package (Medical/Dental/Vision, Life, Disability, PERS Retirement, Teamsters Pension and generous time off).

The goal of Skagit PUD is to attract, retain and motivate committed, hard-working, creative and thoughtful employees will support the Mission, Vision and Values of the PUD, and who work hard to exceed the expectations of our community, not only in the supply of necessary services but in building a better place for all of us to live and work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran's status, disability, or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. The PUD is committed to providing a workplace where people are treated with dignity, decency, respect and professionalism.

The PUD is seeking an experienced Water Treatment Plant Operator to join our team. This is skilled work involving the operation and maintenance procedures at a 21 MGD direct filtration plant and related facilities.

This position reports directly to the WTP Superintendent, and operators follow regulations and procedures for efficient and thorough water treatment as set forth by the EPA, WA State, and the PUD. Essential duties will include:

  • Operate the treatment facilities to process raw and finished water.
  • Monitor gauges, meters, and control panels and interpret to assure proper operations & determine processing needs.
  • Maintain shift logs and record meter and gauge readings; interpret test results.
  • Collect water samples and perform routine laboratory tests and analysis.
  • Maintain disinfection feed systems (including chlorine dioxide, chlorine gas, and ammonia), the chlorine gas scrubber and emergency electrical generator.
  • Perform cleaning tasks for filter bays, flocculation basins, backwash recycle basins, sludge lagoons and reservoirs.
  • Receiving/unloading supplies & equip.
  • Perform tasks required in the maintenance of facilities and grounds.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must currently possess at least a WTPO2 Certification or above.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for Cross Connection Control Specialist (CCS) certification and get certification within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Valid driver's license & the ability to swim
  • Ability to work rotating shifts including nights/weekends/holidays.
  • Ability to read and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to do mathematical equations.
  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to a water treatment plant.
  • Working knowledge of: Pumps, electric motors, piping, control systems, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other operators and departments within the District.

For a full listing of all minimum qualifications and the job description for this position, visit: www.skagitpud.org

Starting Wage: Union scale. The full pay range for Water Treatment Plant Operators 1, 2 and 3 is $34.61 - $47.72. The anticipated hiring hourly pay range is: $34.61-$43.23 depending upon previous experience and level of certification.

Benefits Package: The PUD offers a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision (no cost to employee/dependents), life and disability coverage, PERS and Teamsters pension, deferred compensation, generous paid time off, holidays, and more. Benefits are equivalent to over 60% in additional compensation.

Go to www.skagitpud.org to apply online.

(only online applications will be accepted)

Application review will begin on July 1, 2024

and the position will remain open until filled.

Online application packet must include:

  • Completed (full) online application
  • Cover letter
  • Updated resume
  • Three professional references, including name, title and contact information

Applications without all of the required information will not be considered.

The successful candidate must provide documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States.