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Wastewater Operator in Training

Hood River, OR 97031

Posted: 01/03/2024 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 191565 Pay Rate: $20-$23 per hour

Job Description

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.
HKA Enterprises is unable to support C2C. 3rd party submissions and C2C requests will not be considered for any positions.


  • In a learning capacity, participate in the operation and periodic maintenance of a variety of wastewater treatment equipment.
  • Work closely with certified Plant Operators to learn the various aspects of the wastewater treatment process. 
  • Learn basic operation of the SCADA computer system.
  • Obtain continuing education units for Wastewater certification by correspondence courses and/or other applicable training courses.
  • Read meters and maintain operating logs. 
  • Inspect and maintain various plant equipment. 
  • Follow safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.
  • Maintain buildings and grounds. 
  • Work various shifts and flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Operate various sizes of power-driven equipment.
  • Assist with the removal and replacement of various plant equipment..
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Use, purpose, and maintenance of hand tools.
  • Operation, care, and routine maintenance of basic mechanical equipment.
  • Safe work practices and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Read and interpret gauges and recording devices reflecting plant operations.
  • Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in general construction and maintenance activities.
  • Maintain, repair, and adjust wastewater treatment equipment.
  • Perform heavy manual labor and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of power-driven equipment
  • Understand and apply basic wastewater mathematics.
  • Keep records and make reports.
  • Tolerate changes in outside temperatures from winter to summer, and tolerate dust, pollen, wind, and rain.
  • Sit or stand for periods of up to four hours in duration.
  • Walk on uneven or steep ground.

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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