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Careers in Wastewater

There are many excellent opportunities in the wastewater field, ranging from entry level positions to openings for engineers and management professionals. The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association has a job listing board on their website which has several open job listings. Please check there as well.



City of McMinnville is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an open position in its Wastewater Services Division.

Job Title:  Laboratory Technician

Pay Rate:  $3,744 - $4,782/month, depending on experience

Duties:  Performs gravimetric, bacteriological and chemical analyses of sewage, sludge, groundwater and industrial waste; prepares reagents and standards; maintains accurate logs and records for all analyses, equipment and instruments as required by laws, regulations and procedures; performs sample collection; performs quality control checks on analyses, procedures and equipment; helps improve quality control for lab; ordering supplies; and follows all safety rules and procedures established for work area.

Qualifications:  Thorough knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, and the principles, methods, materials, instruments and equipment used in wastewater laboratory; principles of wastewater treatment processes; sewage sampling techniques; high school education (or equivalent) plus additional specialized courses in chemistry, biology, or related field; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment; training and / or experience in using computer applications for preparing spreadsheets, databases, and analyzing data; any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge, skills; and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the Laboratory Technician.

To Apply:  Submit an official City of McMinnville employment application, cover letter and resume electronically to

Closing Date:  January 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Additional Information:  Please visit the City’s website at, call (503) 434-2328 or email  The City of McMinnville is an equal opportunity employer.



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