Build Your Career While Helping to Provide Clean Water for Our City

Now hiring a Water Filtration Operator!  Apply online at

When you join our team, you join a culture which encourages and supports career development, rewards hard work and excellence, and values diversity.

What Your Job Will Be
Control and operate equipment. Safely and efficiently operate equipment as necessary to assure proper operations of pretreatment basin, shore well, low lift pumps, rapid mix, floculator, dual media filters, ozone system, granular activated carbon filters, dry chemical feeders, liquid chemical feeders, gaseous chemical feeders, finished water reservoirs (clear wells), emergency generators, high lift pumps and chlorination;
Maintain and prepare necessary records. Maintain and prepare all necessary plant operating records, logs and charts and preform laboratory testing for process control. .
Maintain equipment. Take corrective action, make repairs to equipment and assist others in repairs and/or maintenance when necessary.
Regulate water flow. Regulate water flow through the treatment plant and make adjustments in the process in accordance with prescribed standards.

Skills You Will Need
Experience. Associate’s Degree in Water, Wastewater or a related field; or a high school diploma or equivalent and one or more years of experience in Water, Wastewater or a related field, the ability to obtain a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Grade T, Class S Surface Water Waterworks Operator Certifications within one year of hire, and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Knowledge. Knowledge of the methods, practices and principles of operation of Water Filtration Plant equipment and standard practices, techniques and principles of water treatment.

Flexibility. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, be able to work near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places, and be able to work in confined spaces.

Why You Will Love Working With Us
Great Work Environment. Our employees share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness and communication.
Safe. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting our employees.
Meaningful Work. The work we do has a direct impact on the lives of our residents and those who visit our beautiful city – and every employee contributes.
Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, Employer-Sponsored Health Clinic, Wellness Program, plus much more.
Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, holidays and sick time immediately upon hire.
Save for the Future. State of Wisconsin Pension with City match, 457 Deferred Comp Plan, 457 Roth Plan, Payroll Roth IRA, and Employee and Dependent Life Insurance.
Training and Development. On the job training! Tuition Reimbursement makes it easier for our employees to meet their career goals.

The City of Oshkosh is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.