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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator In Training, Operator I or Operator II
Public Works Department


Salary Range: Operator-in-Training (Range 13): $3,364-4,087/mo.
Plant Operator I (Range 16): $3,902-4,742/mo.
Plant Operator II (Range 18): $4,299-5,226/mo.

OPENS: July 31, 2019                        CLOSES: August 23, 2019

Position Summary: The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators perform plant and equipment training, operations, and maintenance duties in a secondary activated sludge treatment plant and related installations. Higher paid job classifications have additional responsibilities for work including repair and coordination of plant operations.

Requirements: The following are the minimum requirements that must be met to be considered for the position of Operator-in-Training. HS graduate or GED, valid driver’s license with no serious or frequent violations, current first aid/CPR certification and possession of or ability to obtain Washington state Operator-in-Training (OIT) Certification within 6 months of employment, Washington state Group 1certification Wastewater Operator Certification within 18 months of employment. Operator I includes 2 years’ Experience in a Wastewater Treatment Plant and be able to obtain Group II Certificate within 18 months of hire or reclassification.
Operator II includes 4 years’ experience in wastewater plant operation and maintenance, of which 2 years is in the operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and Washington State Wastewater Certificate Group II.

Information from the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Program can be found at:

To Apply: A City of Aberdeen application is required. Applicants may submit a letter and/or resume along with their application if desired.
Application packet is available at or from the Office of Human Resourced located at City Hall 200 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
Applications must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources, applications are not accepted via fax or email.

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The City of Aberdeen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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