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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Website THTBC Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation


Company: T&H Services

Job Title: Water Operator

Pay: $29.04/hr PLUS $7.00- $9.20/hr Health and Welfare Benefits

Location: Fort Carson, CO

Category: Operations

Department: Support Services


Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. As a Native Alaskan, Tribally- Owned business, THTBC has a competitive edge unique in the US Federal Government contracting space, including access to US Government directed sole source contracts. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.  

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.


The Water Treatment Operator under general supervision performs work of routine difficulty under the guidance and direction of the STP Supervisor and Lead Operator.  This is skilled work requiring the efficient operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities.  Operator will perform water testing and calculate chemical additions for treatment.  Operator will also perform the routine preventative maintenance and repair of equipment.  Starts and stops machinery and pumps, operates valves, observes operation of equipment, and keeps readings in logs.  Investigates and resolves basic abnormal conditions.  Operator keeps a daily handwritten log of activities that is auditable by state and federal agencies.  Uses hand and power tools to make repairs and to perform building and grounds cleaning and maintenance.  Practices and adheres to all company safety and operational policies. 


Controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use. Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant. Calculates and adds specified amounts of chemicals, such as chlorine, ammonia, and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water. Starts agitators to mix chemicals and allows impurities to settle to bottom of tank. Turns valves to regulate water through filter beds to remove impurities. Pumps purified water into water mains. Monitors panel board and adjusts controls to regulator flow rates, loss of head pressure and water elevation and distribution of water. Cleans tanks and filter beds, using backwashing (reverse flow of water). Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand- and power tools. Tests water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities, using colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter. Dumps chemicals such as alum into tanks to coagulate impurities and reduce acidity. Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure. 




  • Must be a high school graduate or GED.
  • Must have valid Colorado Water Treatment license.
  • Must have valid Colorado Water Distribution License.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Certified Pool Operator license preferred. 

Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation. For positions requiring use of a Company and/or Customer vehicle, must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy.  Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.




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