CH2M Wastewater Operator - Gresham, Oregon in Portland, Oregon

CH2M is now Jacobs.

Support our clients wastewater site in Gresham Oregon and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As a state certified Wastewater Operator, you’ll have the chance to perform a variety of tasks in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Working with other members of the team, you’ll perform routine maintenance of equipment. During your time with us, you will also do quality control testing, as well as other day to day activities. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.


  • This position typically holds or is working towards an intermediate level water/wastewater treatment certification.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses

  • Performs routine mainte­nance functions and custodial duties

  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel

  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work

  • Performs other duties as required

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The work area can involve a working environment indoors as well as outdoors, which could cause exposure to outdoor elements; proper environmental attire will be required. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, pathogens and various chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, twist and bend at the waist, turn, kneel, squat, raise arms above shoulder height, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to work on equipment and piping, have vision sufficient to maintain collection system, have hearing in the normal range with or without correction. In an 8-hour shift must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor level to waist height, climb and work off of a ladder or scaffold and climb into and out of vehicles having high ground clearance, carry a 50 pound tool box up a flight of stairs, use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; work in confined spaces and wear and use appropriate safety equipment.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • State of Oregon Operator I Wastewater licensure or the ability to obtain through reciprocity or testing within three to six (3-6) months from date of hire

  • One to two (1-2) years of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to be covered by Jacob's auto insurer

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Associate degree in water/wastewater treatment or related field

CH2M is now Jacobs, join us and love what you do. Focus on tackling the toughest challenges with a smile as you support the development of life-changing infrastructure that improves communities across Oregon. See the inherent value in your point of view as you deliver for our clients.

Jacob's will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.,) to fill this position.

CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.