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Facilities Plant Operator

The Dalles, OR 97058

Posted: 08/28/2023 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 190713 Pay Rate: $22-$24 per hour

Job Description

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.


  • Operates, repairs, and maintains the water/wastewater treat­ment plant's facilities
  • Performs routine laboratory tests
  • Diagnose operating problems and perform necessary corrective action during work shift
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work


  • Performs any combinations of following tasks pertinent to con­trolling operation of plant
  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and inter­prets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treat­ment processes
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge read­ings
  • Takes samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
  • Performs routine mainte­nance functions and custodial duties
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • 1-4 years experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Possess a valid vehicle operating license
  • Operator certification at a level required by the State and the project
  • Able to type and enter data in computer spreadsheets and data man­age­ment systems. General knowledge of computer operations
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treat­ment plant operations; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treat­ment processes, principles of supervision and training; safe work practices

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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