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Owyhee Irrigation District (OID) has supplied irrigation water to lands in Malheur County including Adrian, Nyssa, and Ontario, Oregon since 1932. The district was formed to supply agricultural water to the entire Owyhee Project and today remains the largest irrigation district in Eastern Oregon.

Be a part of an important contributor to the success and livelihood of the region by joining our team!

Current Available Positions:


Seasonal Pumping Plant Attendant

The Description  

The Pumping Plant Attendant position will work under the direction of the Pump Supervisor performing regular janitorial duties, paperwork & other basic tasks assigned.  Duties require the ability to carry, push, pull & use equipment/supplies up to 50lbs, the ability to stand &/or sit for extended periods of time & navigate on uneven terrain including stairs/ladders..

Essential Functions

 Responsibilities & working conditions, in no particular order, include, but are not limited to:

  • Working inside & outside
  • Carry, push, pull, and use equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs.
  • Work could be in inclement weather, including exposure to the sun in 100+-degree weather.
  • Frequent repetitive movements, especially with hands, fingers, and wrists, to grasp, turn, and use tools.
  • Regular bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Stand/sit for extended periods and walking on possibly sloped, uneven terrain.
  • Climbing ladders or stairs
  •  Performing preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment.
  • Accomplishing regular janitorial duties to facilities.
  • Completing daily paperwork.
  • Upkeep the grounds surrounding the plants.
  • Use of a shovel: dirt work
  • Special miscellaneous projects


  • Work independently with little to no supervision.
  • Reliable & responsible, will arrive on time & when scheduled.
  • Capable & willing to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Must be sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Reliable Transportation is required.


Owyhee Irrigation District is an equal opportunity employer:

We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, or disability. This includes Veterans, Lesbians, Homosexuals, Bisexuals, Transgender, and LGBT+. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the Owyhee Irrigation District depends solely on your qualifications.

  • Both the employee and the Owyhee Irrigation District may end the employment relationship at any time, without specified notice or reason. If employed, do understand that the Company may unilaterally change or revise their benefits, policies and procedures and such changes may include reduction in benefits.
  • Further understand that it is the policy of the Company to employ all employees on an  “at will” basis unless a written employment contract designates an employment period for a specified term. Notwithstanding this policy, the Company may hire an employee on a probationary basis for a period of time. During this probationary period, the employee shall be paid the agreed upon salary or hourly rate, but shall not be entitled to receive any other benefits paid or provided by the Company.


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