Careers at WES

Water Environment Services (WES) provides innovative water quality solutions to meet the growing needs of communities in north Clackamas County, Oregon. Through public support and industry-leading technology we protect public health and the environment by preserving our most valuable resource, water.

Our water is valuable. We treat it that way.

  Wastewater Mechanic
Fixes and maintains every piece of equipment in the treatment plant. A good mechanic possesses analytical thinking skills, mechanical abilities, along with fabrication and electrical knowledge. No specific education is required.
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  Collection System Line Crew
Cleans, inspects, and maintains all pipes to and from the wastewater treatment plant along with performing preventative maintenance at pump stations. A good line crew member can work well with the public and operate large equipment. A high school diploma or GED and Oregon Wastewater Collection System Certification are required.
Wastewater Operator
Ensures that treatment systems are managed in a manner that fully protects public health and the environment. They operate and maintain pumps, preliminary and primary treatment systems, clarifiers, blowers, disinfection equipment, valves, piping and distribution systems, secondary treatment systems, solids processing equipment, and control panels to insure permit violations do not occur. A good wastewater operator possesses analytical thinking skills, knowledge of biological activity related to wastewater treatment. A high school diploma or GED and Oregon Wastewater Treatment Certification are required.
Laboratory Analyst
Analyzes water, wastewater, industrial waste, and biosolids samples in accordance with standards of federal, state and local agencies. They prepare chemical and bacteriological samples for testing and analysis to meet regulatory requirements. Typical education requirements include a degree in microbiology or chemistry.
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Source Control Specialist
Works to ensure industries within WES comply with federal, state and local rules governing the discharge of industrial and non-residential wastewater. The Source Control Specialist reviews industrial user survey questionnaires and issues wastewater discharge permits. They inspect and review pretreatment activities with industrial users and perform monitoring and sampling of industrial discharges, septage, and storm/surface water. Knowledge and skills, including wastewater treatment and chemistry, are required.
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  Instrument and Control Technician
Develops specifications and standards to program, calibrate, maintain, tune, and install wastewater control and metering systems. They maintain software vital to wastewater automation. A high school diploma or GED and electrical knowledge are required.
Technical Services Specialist
The position provides inspection, monitoring and assessment, pollution prevention, and permitting services to WES staff, permit applicants, and the broader community. Ideal candidates would have engineering or environmental science background, experience in permitting, construction, and/or inspections.
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  Civil Engineer
Performs professional engineering work in the planning, design and construction of sewer and stormwater structures and facilities. They manage large construction projects, lead planning studies for water utility projects, and oversee the preparation of reports, environmental impact studies and assessments, including project cost estimates for projects. Engineering positions range from technician to senior level projects, and may require a degree in engineering and registration as a professional engineer in the State of Oregon.
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  Water Quality Analyst
Provides water quality data analysis, pollution permit administration, and technical support for surface water projects, wastewater treatment facilities, and related operational functions. They teach and coordinate water quality and stream/habitat enhancement/preservation programs and projects involving students, volunteers, civic groups and other interested parties, and represent WES in meetings, committees, associations, activities and boards. Typical education requirements include a degree in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or engineering.
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