Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


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Posted Date 5/14/2018

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment, sludge processing and laboratory process control equipment in a wastewater treatment facility; maintain operating conditions by interpreting meters, gauges, biological and chemical analysis and observation of the treatment process; maintain equipment and facilities in a safe, effective and orderly condition.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the City of Tacoma in a classification that allows for promotional opportunities. You would have the ability to grow with an exciting organization that is currently working on a major upgrade to the Strategic Plan. At the Environmental Services Department, we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, noise, fumes and odors; subject to working during non-regular working hours and emergency call-outs as needed.
  • Position requires lifting, bending, standing and climbing.
  • An employee in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials.
  • The Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 24 hour, 7 days per week operation;  employees are required to work shifts and the shifts may occasionally change due to operational needs.


An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school including training or course work in wastewater plant operation and one year of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.



For full details and to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma. Questions regarding this job announcement, please contact Human Resources at (253)591-5400 by 5:00 PM of the closing date of this job announcement or email us at tacomajobs@cityoftacoma.org.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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