I have a combined six years of applicable potable water treatment experience. I also have an academic background in water chemistry and supplemental education in mechanical operating systems. I believe that if given the opportunity that I would be an asset to the city of Lake Oswego for a very long time.
Washington State Water Treatment Plant Operator, Grade III
Washington Commercial Driver's License Type A
Water Treatment Plant Operator06/2015 to Current City of Kennewick, WA – 615 E. Columbia Drive, Kennewick, WA, 99336 Operation and maintenance of 20 M.G.D. membrane filtration treatment facility and reservoir systems. Application of PACL coagulant and sodium permanganate. Maintenance of sodium hypochlorite and ultraviolet disinfection systems and requisite pumping equipment. Operation/calibration of Cl2 analyzers and on-line turbidity meters. Monthly and quarterly sampling (bacteriological, Trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids and others). After hours on-call and first response duty. Also three months of cross training with the water distribution team, including hydrant maintenance, operation of valve turning truck and other equipment, pipeline repairs and residential meter installation.
Waterworks, Wastewater, and Compost Plant Operator04/2010 to 11/2013 City of Lynden – 300 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264 Operation and maintenance of 5 M.G.D. conventional filtration surface water treatment facility. Application of aluminum sulfate, powdered lime, and sodium fluorosilicate. Manual filter backwashes and cleaning of sedimentation basins and intake caisson. Operation and maintenance of on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system. Monthly and quarterly permit sampling, and subsequent reports. On-call and first response duty. Also responsible for laboratory testing at wastewater treatment facility and composting of treated biosolids. Assisted city electricians on repairs of process equipment. Responsible for the training of new employees.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator05/2008 to 04/2010 City of Portland, OR – 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR, 97204 Operation of 300 M.G.D. wastewater treatment facility. Responsible for operation of all pretreatment systems, solids processing equipment, and effluent treatment. Maintenance of fine screens, anaerobic digesters and cogeneration methane recovery system, primary and secondary clarification systems, and belt filter biosolids presses.
Laboratory Analyst06/2003 to 07/2005 City of Fishers, IN – 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038 Laboratory testing at city's wastewater treatment facility. Various analyses included 5 day B.O.D., fecal coliform, alkalinity, total phosphorus, total suspended solids, and settleability, among others.
Graduate Certificate: Plant Operations2015Walla Walla Community College-
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA,
99362Coursework in instrumentation, hydraulic systems, motor maintenance and operation, general electrical theory and practice
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science2002Indiana University-
107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington,
IN 47405Coursework in chemistry, ecology, biology, geology, public administration.