Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Locations US-AK-JBER
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Doyon Utilities


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Doyon Utilities provides excellent career opportunities for motivated individuals. As the primary utility provider for the U.S. Military in Alaska, we offer stability and opportunity even in uncertain times. If you want to be a part of a work family that values professionalism, dedication, collaboration and innovation, we're the right company for you. Full health care coverage, a generous 401(k), and a month of annual paid time off are some of our amazing Company benefits. A Company culture that will make you feel right at home.

A Brief Overview
Perform a variety of manual, monitoring, testing and reporting functions to ensure proper operation of a Class IV water treatment plant in producing, storing and distributing water that meets Federal and State standards for drinking water. The operator must be capable of identifying problems and implementing solutions before they adversely impact the quality of water produced at the plant and able to exercise considerable independence of judgment while frequently working alone on a shift. While much of the work may be routine in nature, the operator must be constantly alert to and aware of the running conditions of various equipment such as pumps, motors, chemical feeders, instruments, valves, etc. Experienced operators may be required to provide guidance and assist in training new operators during a period of familiarization and on-the-job training. Employees must maintain an ADEC Certificate for Water Treatment Plant Operator Level IV.



What you will do

Please note this job description is not intended to cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Frequently performs a variety of monitoring tasks which involves start-up and stopping of pumps.
  • Make adjustments to chemical feeders.
  • Preparing chemical solutions.
  • Adjusting valves.
  • Backwashing filters.
  • Responding to water needs of the fire department and other emergency situations
  • Maintain plant equipment and ensure clean and professional work environment
  • Ensure accurate records/logs are maintained for the plant and operations
  • Perform operator level testing of the water as required by the ADEC, EPA, company policy and ensure proper documentation of the tests is maintained.
  • Serve as dispatcher for company WD, EDS, WWC or Natural Gas standby crews during non-duty hours as required by company policy.

Supervision:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.




Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test, random drug test thereafter in accordance with the published policy of Doyon Utilities.

  • Must have a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska.

  • Must be eligible to work on a military installation in Alaska. Eligibility to work on a military installation includes compliance with Department of Defense mandates with respect to employee background and health directives. 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Required

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of pumps, motors and valves.

  • Possess an educational or work experience background giving an understanding of chemistry and bacteriology.

  • Ability to make arithmetic calculations to determine dose and feed rates for chemicals.

  • Ability to accurately read and record meter readings, perform and record chemical tests.

  • Ability to inspect operating equipment and correct malfunctions.

  • Able to communicate effectively with supervisor, other operators, federal and state agencies tasked with oversight responsibilities.

  • Ability to react calmly and take proper remedial action in an operational emergency.

  • Must have initiative and be able to work alone.

  • Ability to perform chemical analysis and interpret the results.

  • Must follow safety rules and regulations.

  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds to shoulder level.

  • Exhibit the physical dexterity to work in awkward positions for up to one hour at a time.

  • Ability to lift, pull or push for a significant portion of a work day.

  • Able to perform duties while standing, stooping, twisting, bending, kneeling or from prone position for up to an hour at a time.

  • Capability of extending arms overhead while performing duties.

  • Must be willing to maintain plant and equipment in a clean, serviceable condition.

  • Must be willing to work shift work

  • ADEC Level IV Water Treatment System Certification Upon Hire Required

Reasonable Accommodation
Doyon Utilities will provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made, in writing to the Human Resources Department.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law and the poster is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf. For questions on the job posting contact 907-455-1500.

Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Doyon Utilities is committed to delivering safe and resilient utility services with an emphasis on reliability and efficiency. Our employees are committed professionals in their fields and passionate about what they do and the customers they serve: the United States Military. Inherent in our mission is modernizing facilities; employing best utility practices that reflect leading industry standards; and operating as vigilant stewards of the environment while ensuring the health and safety of our workforce and our customers.


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