Chief Water Operator, Treatment/Systems

The Portland Water District is searching for a Chief Operator/Supervisor for our Water Treatment Facility. This opening is a regular, full-time position, which focuses on the technical, administrative and supervisory tasks necessary to maintain the treatment, pumping and storage of high-quality potable water, while maintaining regulatory compliance and fostering a team environment with a multi-skilled staff. 

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for the Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility, along with six remote pump stations, eleven water storage tanks and several other associated facilities. In addition, the person will prepare operational budgets and coordinate the efforts of ten employees to manage the operation, maintenance and repair of assets at these facilities.

The preferred individual will possess a two or four-year college degree in a related field and five years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related (mechanical/engineering/electrical/operations) experience. This requirement may be substituted with five to seven (5-7) years of commensurate experience. In addition, candidates should have experience with process control, a demonstrated ability to prioritize initiatives, be able to function in a team environment, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is also required.

If you meet these requirements and desire a challenging opportunity as a water service professional, we would like to talk to you. 

To apply for this position, or view the detailed job description, please visit our website at  Please attach a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

Our rich benefit plan includes 13 paid holidays, 12 vacation days (2 of which are deposited into your bank at hire), accrued sick time, employer matching 457 retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. Please view our complete 2023 benefit guide at

To learn more about Portland Water District and its environmental commitment, or to view a detailed job description, visit our website at

Portland Water District is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive wages, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and a comprehensive benefit package.


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