Water Treatment Worker 

Northwest Etch Technology is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  All positions within the company involve following established procedures and work practices which effectively utilize a system of corrective and preventive actions to assure continued success of the company.  The successful candidate for this position will be trained in these procedures as part of the initial hiring and probationary process.

Title:               Water Treatment Worker                   Department:              Water Treatment

Supervisor:    Safety and Environmental Manager   Effective Date:            August 31, 2010

Status:            Regular Full-time                               Grade:                        4 - Non-exempt

To Apply send resume to: Sean Dooley at seand@nwetch.com

SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing clean de-ionized water to machines that require it, and to process water streams and important hazardous waste for safe off-site disposal according to EPA standards.


Processes rinse water according to standardized procedures and schedules:

  1. Manages the flow of water through the de-ionizing water treatment system.

  2. Inspects for correct valve settings, normal readings of the various pH, salinity and fluid level meters, and for proper flow rate.

  3. Processes internal water streams.

  4. Replaces filters and activated carbon.

  5. Keeps the chemicals in the pH adjustment tanks full.

  6. Calibrates the pH probes on a weekly basis.

  7. Disassembles, cleans and reassembles filter press.

  8. Performs recharging of de-ionizing columns according to schedule.

  9. Inspects for leaks, non-functioning pumps, or any other potential problems and brings it to the attention of maintenance or a supervisor.

  10. Maintains paperwork as necessary.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Complies with all environmental and safety standards.


 Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.   


High school diploma.  Understanding of working of valves, flow, simple alarm systems helpful.


Filter press, chemicals, hand truck, bung wrench, rubber gloves, safety glasses, face shield, safety apron, steel toed boots, diaphragm pumps, and other associated waste/water equipment.