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Job Seekers – Current Jobs

The staff at the Charles River wastewater facility …. this could be you! See a list of the open positions below.

Operator Marion MA Grade 4-M Position Posted 11/18/2020

The Town of Marion is seeking a MA Grade 4-M (or higher) Licensed Municipal WPCF operator for a full time position in a SBR wastewater treatment facility.

Requirements include, but are not limited to, ability to lift and carry 50+ lbs. upstairs, and on-call availability for emergencies due to treatment or collection system breakdowns, SSO’s, and major weather events as well as weekend duties on a rotating basis. Scheduled on-call duty earns a stipend. Duties include, but are not limited to, WPCF and collection system operations and maintenance in accordance with the plant NPDES permit and CMOM requirements, and emergency after-hours work as needed. Some experience (mechanical, plumbing, wastewater treatment, SCADA concepts) is preferred but not required. A valid MA Class D driver’s license and good driving record are required.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Board of Selectmen, 2 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738 or by email to dpaiva@marionma.gov.

Woodard and Curran, Inc. Wastewater Operator – R01279  Plymouth Posted 11/17/2020

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance.  Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran? Our Plymouth, MA staff is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and collections system, including remote pump stations. If you enjoy working outdoors protecting natures precious resource, water, this position is for you.  Candidates utilize basic mechanical and pumping equipment repair skills and have experience with electrical systems to provide maintenance and repair around the facility.   Our operators participate in an “on call” rotation for plant coverage outside normal workday hours and shifts will include weekends. In addition, operators will be required to respond to emergency situations and work in inclement weather as needed.

What will you need to succeed? * Massachusetts Grade 3 or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, preferred, or the ability to obtain through the operator’s exam or reciprocity.  * 1-3 years’ experience in a wastewater treatment facility, operation, and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education. * Experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, compressors, and plumbing fixtures.  * High School or trade school diploma is required, Associate Degree or higher preferred. * A valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license. * Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in wastewater treatment work. * OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety certification a plus. * Knowledge of computer applications, and ability to use & learn various software programs [Hach WIMS, SEMS CMMS, and Utility Cloud]. * Ability to read, interpret, and apply instructions, drawings, and specifications for work assigned. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, other personnel, and the general public. * Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. * Must be able to lift or move up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis.

Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer. Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please use the following URL: https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=2ab928409f66347e6d0f760fbfe00276

Woodard and Curran, Inc. Wastewater Operator – R01280 Cohasset Posted 11/17/2020

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance.  Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran? Our Cohasset, MA staff is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and collections system, including remote pump stations. If you enjoy working outdoors protecting natures precious resource, water, this position is for you.  Candidates utilize basic mechanical and pumping equipment repair skills and have experience with electrical systems to provide maintenance and repair around the facility.

Schedule: This position will operate on a day shift from Monday through Friday, 7:00AM – 3:00PM.  Our operators participate in an “on call” rotation for plant coverage outside normal workday hours and shifts will include weekends. In addition, operators will be required to respond to emergency situations and work in inclement weather as needed.

What will you need to succeed? * Massachusetts Grade 3 or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, preferred, or the ability to obtain through the operator’s exam or reciprocity. * 1-3 years’ experience in a wastewater treatment facility, operation, and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education. * Experience in the operation and maintenance pumps, compressors, and plumbing fixtures. * High School or trade school diploma is required, Associate Degree or higher preferred. * A valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license. * Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in wastewater treatment work. * OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety certification a plus. * Knowledge of computer applications, and ability to use & learn various software programs [Hach WIMS, SEMS CMMS, and Utility Cloud]. * Ability to read, interpret, and apply instructions, drawings, and specifications for work assigned. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, other personnel, and the general public. * Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. * Must be able to lift or move up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis.

Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer. Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please use the following URL: https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=def46b50fc82decf9ee14ebe4cfec358

Woodard and Curran, Inc. Planner/Grant Writer – R01195 Posted 11/17/2020

CITY: Andover

Who We Are Looking For: Woodard & Curran has an exciting opportunity that will allow you to directly impact how we serve our clients by assisting them with obtaining funds to support their projects! The Planner/Economic Development Specialist’s primary responsibility is to secure state and federal funding for infrastructure, community development, and economic development projects that support our engineering practices.  You will work collaboratively with municipal and other strategic client managers to identify funding opportunities and develop grant and loan applications/proposals to secure grant and/or loan dollars for projects involving water supply/treatment, wastewater systems, stormwater systems, community development, economic development, brownfields, hazard mitigation, etc.  This position offers an opportunity to play a significant role in the project finance/funding process for an exciting division of our organization that delivers projects to public and private clients nationwide!

This role is geared towards someone with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in addition to your educational qualifications.

What’s in it for you? * Flexible on location. * Flexible work environment and competitive benefits.  * Strong bonus potential.  * Relocation Assistance.

What You Will Be Doing At Woodard & Curran:  * Under general direction, identify economic development loan and grant-eligible projects with regional, state, and federal resources and develop, review, and edit loan and grant applications. * Guide potential funding opportunities from conception through the application process and, if awarded, through implementation and administration. * Interact with stakeholders involved in loan and grant-funding activities. * Maintain comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants. * Provide direct client guidance and input on various potential projects and funding applications. * Prepare capital, operational, and other strategic plans, amendments and revisions for municipal clients

What You Will Need To Succeed: * Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Economics, Public Policy, Engineering, Public or Business Administration, or related fields. * A minimum of five (5) years of experience in planning of various types of projects. * Advanced knowledge of community development, economic development, and municipal capital project planning.  * Demonstrated understanding of the grant application writing process, including data gathering and research.  * Demonstrated knowledge of CDBG, US EDA, USDA, NBRC (?), and related funding programs. * Demonstrated knowledge of tools and resources to calculate economic benefits/job creation resulting from capital improvement projects. * to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines. * Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding public procurement practices and other environmental and federal, state, and local regulations. * Understanding of the Engineering and Environmental fields. * Ability to convey basic engineering topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences.

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply

To apply for this position, please use the following URL: https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=0b5986d6d2be0017ae8d156389657b31

Wastewater Operator – WhiteWater – 2 open positions (1 in Sandwich, MA and 1 in Littleton, MA) Posted 11/10/2020

The successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of wastewater system operations and maintenance including but not limited to, daily inspections of assigned  package treatment facilities, accurate on site record keeping, system maintenance and inspections, and interaction with the public.

Responsibilities:  Maintain compliant, safe and clean work environment at all assigned facilities.  Conduct daily inspections of assigned package wastewater treatment plants.  Complete and maintain site specific operation and maintenance record logs and forms and submit all reports in a timely manner according to schedules provided.   Provide accurate filing and record keeping per Company Policies and regulatory requirements.  Ensure assigned facilities are properly operated and maintained within customer, regulatory, permit and contract requirements.  Conduct sampling and field analysis as required by corporate, local, state and federal rules and regulations.  Regularly communicate with Operations Supervisor on all activities related to assigned facilities.  Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement for the operation and maintenance of assigned facilities.  Professionally interact with customer and regulatory agencies as required.  Other duties as required. 

Requirements:  Commitment to Whitewater’s Safety Culture.  High School diploma or general education degree (GED).  Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Wastewater or related industry required.  Must possess a valid and active MA Wastewater Operator License Grade 3M or higher.  Strong communication skills.  Must be computer literate in Windows and MS Office.  Must be available for after hours and on call work as required.  Must possess knowledge of regulatory requirements.  Must possess a valid unrestricted Driver’s License.

WhiteWater offers competitive wages and benefits that include:   Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance  401k with a company match  Sick time, holidays, personal days and vacation  Tuition reimbursement.

Apply at: Sandwich: https://whitewater.applicantpro.com/jobs/1573402.html, Littleton: https://whitewater.applicantpro.com/jobs/1577054.html

Questions: Julie Joiner  Senior HR Business Partner  41 Central Street Auburn, MA 01501  508-832-3295 ext. 4351 HR Confidential Fax: 508-926-4347  www.rhwhite.com   AA/EOE

Erving MA Chief Operator (Grade 7)/General Manager Posted 11/8/2020

About Erving Center Wastewater Treatment Facility: The WWTP is owned by the town of Erving, MA and operated and maintained by ERSECO, Inc. (Erving Industries). The facility consists of a conventional activated sludge treatment process, including influent screening, grinding, primary clarification, aeration lagoons, secondary clarification, disinfection, and dichlorination. Primarily treating waste flow from Erving Paper Mill with small contribution of sanitary waste from the town and septage from surrounding communities. 

Job Summary: Chief Operator/General Manager for ERSECO Inc., is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the waste water treatment plant, sludge management, closed landfills, regulatory permits, EPA Biosolids Annual Report and interfaces with the Town of Erving, as necessary. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:      As the licensed chief operator oversees and/or assigns duties to other operators regarding operational issues, major repairs, capital projects and other matters as necessary       Maintain a database of plant operating parameters, analysis results and outside waste received       Maintain a database of all sludge analysis results       Assigns the coordination of sludge sapling and  analysis       Identifies any sludge analysis results that exceed permitted limits, reports same to appropriate regulatory agencies and initiates corrective action as necessary       Reports sludge analysis results quarterly to MA DEP       Participates in contract negotiations with current and future sludge management contractors       Interfaces regularly with current contractor to ensure contract compliance and smooth, efficient sludge removal and placement       Reconciles contractor’s monthly invoices with plant records and approves payment       Direct, coordinate and oversee all aspects of two closed landfills and complete reporting and all required paperwork for compliance with MA DEP       Maintain and ensure that all conditions of permits are being met with regulatory agencies (i.e. MA AOS, MA ADCM BUD, NH SQC)       Identify any potential violations, report and initiate corrective action plans as necessary       Apply for renewal of permits and file annual reports, as required       File Biosolids Annual Report electronically with US EPA by February 15th of each year       Send copies of all correspondence to the town on all matters where the Town of Erving is named as the permittee or owner       Initiate action as necessary and participate in the maintenance and renewal of the following agreements and permits: Waste Treatment Agreement, Wastewater Discharge Permit, agreement regarding third party wastewater discharges       Meet with the Erving Select Board as necessary 

Qualifications/Skills: Current Massachusetts Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License required  Associates Degree in Environmental Technology/Science or related field  A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in operation, maintenance and administration of a municipal activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and sewage collection, with at least 3 years hands on experience at a level of supervisory responsibility of Grade 5 facility or higher  Experience and specialized training in public water systems operation, construction, engineering or a closely related field with knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements  Knowledge of chemical impacts and reactions for a variety of chemicals associated with wastewater collection and treatment.   Good mathematical skills needed to compute ratios and monitor chemical levels  Computer skills and demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite  Work unsupervised and react to emergency situations to maintain the safety of the plant 

WE OFFER VERY COMPETITIVE PAY AND BENEFIT PACKAGE.

For more information email resumes to: hr@ervingpapermill.com

Audrie Osgood, SHRM-SCP Director of Human Resources  Erving Industries, Inc.  97 East Main Street  Erving, MA 01344   Office: 413.422.2700 x257   Fax: 413.422.2719   Cell: 413.325.6139   aosgood@ervingpapermill.com

Director of Water Resource Protection South Portland Maine Posted 11/5/2020

The City of South Portland’s municipal wastewater collection and treatment facilities serve over 25,000 residents, as well as businesses that employ 25,000 additional personnel across thirteen square miles in our city on the Maine Coast. Maine has extraordinary quality of life: good schools, low traffic, low crime, and ready access to outstanding natural and cultural resources.  This is an opportunity to lead a premier department, overseeing a team of 30 employees, in a forward-thinking, community-oriented city. The Director is a department head level position responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and administration of the Water Resource Protection Department, which includes the City’s Engineering Division. This department is responsible for all wastewater and stormwater utility infrastructure and assets pertaining to the 9.3 mgd secondary wastewater treatment plant, 28 pump stations, and 170 miles of sewer and stormwater collection systems. The department administers the City’s MEPDES and MS4 discharge permits that include the Industrial Pretreatment Program, Stormwater Management Program, and Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Program. The Director is responsible for the performance of the department sewer/storm infrastructure, all its regulatory responsibilities, and all its department employees. The Director reports directly to the City Manager.  

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, public health, engineering, public administration, or a closely related field.  Must have five (5) years of experience relating to the administration, construction, repair, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems, pump stations, and collection systems, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A Maine Grade 5 – Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license is preferred, or alternatively, must be able to acquire within eighteen (18) months of initial hire. Must possess and maintain a valid Maine State Class C driver’s license for the duration of employment.

The City is seeking applicants with experience and skill in leading a team, planning, operations, and administration, plus  the ability to assess department effectiveness and effect positive change. Must possess the ability to develop, present, and manage capital and operating budgets for a sewer user fund, and to establish user fees. Must possess the ability to establish strong working relationships with staff, other City departments, and regulators, as well as being responsive to the general public. Must possess strong ethics and a commitment to public service.

The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities.  The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

Starting pay is $87,048 – $107,307 per year, DOE, and this position is eligible for annual merit and cost of living increases, as approved. Job description is available on our website at www.southportland.org.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4:30 PM.

To apply, send cover letter, certifications, resume, application, and references to apply@southportland.org

You may also mail application materials to:

City of South Portland  Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422

FMI: Stephanie Weaver, HR Director, sweaver@southportland.org or (207) 767-7667.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op II – MASAC @ Plymouth  Posted 10/29/2020

Salary Range:            $51,446.98 – $70,927.48

Duties: This is skilled work in the operation, maintenance and control of the Water Pollution Control Facility. Directly accountable to the facility chief operator. Responsible for the effective and efficient continuous operation of screening, grit removal, aeration, clarification, return and waste sludge pumping, filtration, disinfection, dechlorination, solids dewatering, and other wet-line and solids handling processes. Determines requirements for effective process control and calculates adjustments to ensure water quality consistent with US EPA and MA DEP standards. Performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to ensure quality control and adherence to practices set forth in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, latest ed. Responsible for the work of inmate work details in cooperation with correctional staff, and for adherence to security rules of the prison at all times. Follows preventive maintenance schedules and operational practices including maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. Maintains the daily operations log. Responsible for inventory and obtaining cost quotations as directed. Recommends plans for improvements and modifications to the treatment plant. Assists in overseeing improvement/upgrade contracts to help ensure that the contract is carried out in such a way as to protect the best interests of the Facility and Commonwealth. Attends relevant courses, seminar’s and meetings to keep updated in the latest practices, techniques and equipment relating to the field of wastewater treatment. Must exercise direct or indirect supervision over and assign work to between 1 and 5 inmates. Services equipment such as tractors, trucks, etc. by making repairs, lubricating, adjusting, cleaning, painting and other general upkeep to ensure its safe and efficient operation. Must be able to operate landscaping and general maintenance equipment stated above in order that the grounds of the WPCF be properly maintained. Must be able to handle chemicals and chemical spills safely and dispose of residues properly. Must be skilled at compiling statistics for quarterly and annual reports. Responsible for training activities to keep updated on the latest techniques and for maintaining licenses. May assist in coordinating, setting up and authoring of contracts for supporting activities to include solid waste removal, sludge removal, laboratory services, etc., Must coordinate the scheduling of such services for the timely and efficient completion thereof. Must assume safety and housekeeping responsibilities and work at outdoor tasks as required. Must be willing to work under exposure to adverse weather conditions, raw sewage, and the harmful effects of toxic fumes, gases, chemicals and excessive noise. Must be willing to climb stairs and ladders, and lift heavy objects. Must be willing to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays and nights. Must be willing to be on a standby (on-call) work status.

 Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions: I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* *Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Minimum Grade 3MFull License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators must be current and valid at time of hire.

Comments:  Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply.

   Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509,510;42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated  to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

How to Apply: In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers. www.mass.gov/masscareers

Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op III – MASAC@ Plymouth Posted 10/29/2020

Salary Range:  $56,213.04 – $78,613.86

Duties: This is skilled work at the supervisory level in the operation, maintenance and control of the Water Pollution Control Facility. Administers and is in direct responsible charge of the facility during all working hours. Directly accountable to top management, the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and the MA Department of Environmental .Reviews and is responsible for the effective and efficient continuous operation of screening, grit removal, aeration, clarification, return and waste sludge pumping, filtration, disinfection, dechlorination, solids dewatering, and other wet-line and solids handling processes. Determines requirements for effective process control and calculates adjustments to ensure water quality consistent with US EPA and MA DEP standards. Performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to ensure quality control and adherence to practices set forth in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, latest ed. Responsible for the work of operating staff and inmate work details in cooperation with Correctional Complex and for adherence to security rules of the Complex by staff and inmates at all times. Prepares preventive maintenance schedules and supervises all operations including maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. Maintains the daily operations log and prepares monthly operational reports to the US EPA and the MA DEP. Responsible for inventory , requisition of supplies, and obtaining cost quotations. Recommends plans for improvements and modifications to the treatment plant. Assists in overseeing improvement/upgrade contracts to help ensure that the contract is carried out in such a way as to protect the best interests of the Facility and Commonwealth. Attends relevant courses, seminar’s and meetings to keep updated in the latest practices, techniques and equipment relating to the field of wastewater treatment and ensures that staff is properly trained. Must exercise direct supervision over and assign work to, and review the performance of 1 to 5 technical personnel and inmates. May service equipment such as tractors, trucks, etc. by making repairs, lubricating, adjusting, cleaning, painting and other general upkeep to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the equipment at WPCF. Must be able to operate landscaping and general maintenance equipment stated above in order that the grounds of the WPCF be properly maintained. Must be able to handle chemicals and chemical spills safely and dispose of residues properly. Must be skilled at compiling statistics for quarterly and annual reports. Responsible for training activities, instruction, demonstration to employees to ensure compliance with existing standards and to keep employees updated on the latest techniques. Must be able to coordinate and assist in the setting up and authoring contracts for supporting activities to include solid waste removal, sludge removal, laboratory services, etc., Must coordinate the scheduling of such services for the timely and efficient completion thereof. Must assume safety and housekeeping responsibilities and work at outdoor tasks as required. Must be willing to work under exposure to adverse weather conditions, raw sewage, and the harmful effects of toxic fumes, gases, chemicals and excessive noise. Must be willing to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays and nights. Must be willing to be on standby(on call) work status.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.  

Substitutions: I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* 

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

Special Requirements: Minimum Grade 4MFull License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators must be current and valid at time of hire.

Special Requirements:  Based on assignment, applicants may be required to possess a current and valid certificate or an appropriate grade issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Grade 4M Full License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators must be current and valid at time of hire.

Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents

How to Apply: In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers. www.mass.gov/masscareers

Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op II MCI-Norfolk Posted 10/28/2020

Duties: Operates and maintains newly constructed MBR facility including control of flow, valving and pumps in order to achieve compliance with all EPA and DEP permits. Operates a SCADA system, including remote access functions. Monitors the system on a continual basis to ensure that the system is functioning normally. Collects samples and performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to determine the efficiency of the process, and makes adjustments based on the results of said analysis. Maintains accurate records regarding process control, maintenance activities and laboratory analysis to facilitate reporting to state and federal agencies. Performs housekeeping duties as needed, including but not limited to mowing, raking, snow shoveling, painting and cleaning. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions: I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* 

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:  Based on assignment, applicants may be required to possess a current and valid certificate or an appropriate grade issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Comments: *Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. *The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. *Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509,510;42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated  to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.


How to Apply: In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers. www.mass.gov/masscareers Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wastewater Operations Engineer Taunton, MA. Posted 10/28/2009

Summary: Assists with the planning, organization and management of the daily operations, maintenance and testing of a wastewater system. Ensures compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.

Full-time, Permanent position with full benefits eligibility.

Requirements: HS Diploma or GED required. Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related experience with completion of an accredited management course.  Experience in wastewater treatment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices highly preferred. Minimum of MA Grade 6 Wastewater license or the ability to obtain within one year. Must hold a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

How to apply: Please send an updated resume to Paige.Robichau@veolia.com for consideration and/or submit a formal application directly through our careers page at https://veolianorthamerica.jobs.net/en-US/search.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER II (Kingston, NY) Posted 10/28/2020

NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across the regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.

This position is governed by an agreement between the NEIWPCC and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Under that agreement, NEIWPCC was selected to provide services to assist NYC DEP in the management and replacement of certain wastewater treatment infrastructure at nearly 100 WWTPs located within the City’s water supply watershed. The Environmental Engineer (EE) will perform all tasks associated with managing the assessment, replacement, and maintenance of certain wastewater treatment infrastructure that is required to be installed and maintained in the New York City water supply watershed.

The installation, capital replacement, and O&M of this equipment is paid for by NYC DEP. Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Water Engineer, at NYC DEP, the EE will focus on site inspections, meeting with WWTP owners, and coordinate with DEP’s compliance staff. This position is responsible for preparing and reviewing internal and external progress reports pursuant to the FAD, MOA, and other Agency requirements as requested. This position is responsible for managing multiple databases for tracking and monitoring program accomplishments, contract budgets, project coordination, payments, and related documentation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The satisfactory performance of the above duties and responsibilities requires the incumbent to develop a thorough understanding of NEIWPCC’s and NYC DEP’s programs, organization, and policies, to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in complicated situations, and to be able to work effectively with state and federal contacts at both staff top management levels, and with varied professional backgrounds. The ability to organize workload, and perform tasks in an accurate, conclusive, responsible, and timely manner is required. The incumbent will also effectively and successfully manage projects, develop contracts, track budgets and meet all deadlines in a timely and proactive manner.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS  A master’s degree in environmental or civil engineering, or related field.  5+ years of full-time or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental or civil engineering.  A New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration is preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated computer proficiency.  Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.  A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation is required. NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. If interested, we welcome you to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to us at jobs@neiwpcc.org by November 20, 2020. Please reference 21-NYC-CRP-DEP-001 in the email subject line.

Wastewater Operator Chicopee Posted 10/27/2020

The City of Chicopee is seeking a qualified, skilled, technical and knowledgeable individual in wastewater operations to fulfill the duties in the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in the Department of Public Works – Water Pollution Control Division.

Under the supervision of the Chief Operator and the Assistant Chief Operator, this is skilled technical work in supervising, participating in the operation and maintenance in all areas of the Public Utilities division of the DPW including but not limited to: pump stations, wastewater treatment plant, combined sewer over flow (CSO) treatment facilities, flood control facilities, and storm water detention facilities. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, pump stations, combined sewer overflow (CSO) treatment facilities and disposal equipment in accordance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE Monitors control panels and adjust valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage.  When required supervise crews, call in additional crews, and assigns duties, and work orders, especially during weekends, holidays, call-ins, emergencies, CSO inspections  Assists in planning projects, maintenance, and equipment upgrades  Site inspections of operations. Repair of equipment, preventative maintenance, and scheduling and participation  Observe variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and tests results to determine and make operational adjustments to processes.  Operation and maintenance of; pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage.  Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings and makes adjustments as indicated  Gather information, update, input to computerized data bases, and review for optimization of operations and maintenance records.  Collects sewage samples and conducts tests as needed.  Operates and maintains power generating equipment to provide electricity for station.  Checks Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) throughout City.  Operates the CSO Facility when active and processes all related documentation.  Will be required to make NPDES permit violation reports.  Must observe all safety procedures as it relates to pump station operations/maintenance as well as adhere to all City safety policies.  Inspects, and manages maintenance of all pumping station equipment, vehicles, and equipment.  Notify verbally and in writing regulatory agencies including but limited to; Ma DEP, US EPA, Board of Health(s), MA Fish and Game and any other regulatory agency, of any and all permit violations, storm water, CSO notifications and any and all other NPDES notification requirements.

Adheres to all state, federal, and local safety regulations as well as City of Chicopee Health and Safety policies. Assists in the promulgation and adherence to all safety rules and requirements.  Observes, trains, and instructs new and existing employees. Other duties assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:  One year certificate from a college or technical school  A minimum of three year of related experience and/or training or  An equivalent combination of education and experience Massachusetts Grade 5 Wastewater Operators License  A valid Class D Massachusetts Driver’s License

COMPENSATION The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plan, a Pension Plan, and more. This is a full-time position, with a minimum starting pay of Grade 10L, starting at $20.07 per hour ( $21.40/hour with a Massachusetts Grade 5 Wastewater License) with opportunities for bonus pay, additional incentives, as well as periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

HOW TO APPLY If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and employment goals, apply today by one of the following:  Apply online by going to chicopeema.gov/jobs and selecting ‘Apply Now’ –       Or either email or deliver your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov or the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.

Questions? – Contact  Paul Winspeare  City Recruitment Manager  C: (413) 523-2841  E: pwinspeare@chicopeema.gov

Chief Operator Brockton MA Posted 10/23/2020

Veolia is seeking an Chief Wastewater Operator to join our skilled team at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brockton, MA. 
Full-time, Permanent position with full benefits eligibility.
Requirements: 

  • HS Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in wastewater treatment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Minimum of MA Grade 6 Wastewater license is required, MA Grade 7 Wastewater License is highly preferred.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. 

How to apply: Please send an updated resume to Paige.Robichau@veolia.com for consideration and/or submit a formal application directly through our careers page at https://veolianorthamerica.jobs.net/en-US/search

Laboratory/Pretreatment Technician – Millbury, MA Posted 10/20/2020

Upper Blackstone Clean Water is a MA Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Facility in Millbury currently accepting applications for a Laboratory/Pretreatment Technician. 

Qualified candidates will perform bacteriological and chemical tests and analysis and complete basic analyses in connection with wastewater treatment.  Duties will include collection of wastewater samples, preparing reagents and glassware, use of laboratory instrumentation and entering laboratory results into a database or spreadsheet program as well as assistance with industrial pretreatment activities. 

Requirements:  An Associate’s Degree related to environmental science or related studies is required.  A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.  Prior work in laboratory environment is required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Upper Blackstone employees are part of the MA State Retirement System.

Send resume to:  Liz Mailhot, HR Manager, Upper Blackstone Clean Water, 50 Route 20, Millbury, MA 01527 or email emailhot@ubcleanwater.org.

SCADA Specialist, Millbury, MA Posted 10/20/2020

Upper Blackstone Clean Water is a MA Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Facility in Millbury currently accepting applications for a SCADA Specialist. 

The SCADA Specialist supports the process control network to ensure function and integrity of the systems. This includes the System Servers and Workstations, A-B Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and FTViewSE, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Operator Interface Terminals (OIT), Local Area Network/Wide Area Network, workstations, printers, and related IT infrastructure to ensure secure and uninterrupted operations.  Typical Assignments for the SCADA Specialist are working on the SCADA Network, Power Monitoring Network, HVAC Network, and CCTV/Card access Network.  Identifying network communication and connectivity issues.  Works with advance control network data communications, client/server functions and characteristics and current hardware/software architecture.  Makes minor programming changes in the PLC, OITs and HMI.  Communicates frequently with team members and other units across the plant about processes, equipment, or potential problems. 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree related to computer science, technology, or related area preferred.  10 years’ experience in the computer network field.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  This is a full-time position. 

Upper Blackstone employees are part of the MA State Retirement System.

Send resume to:  Liz Mailhot, HR Manager, Upper Blackstone Clean Water, 50 Route 20, Millbury, MA 01527 or email emailhot@ubcleanwater.org.

Laborer, Millbury, MA Posted 10/20/2020

Upper Blackstone Clean Water is a MA Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Facility in Millbury currently accepting applications for a Laborer. 

Upper Blackstone Clean Water is currently accepting resumes for a Laborer in our Maintenance Department.  As one of New England’s largest clean water treatment plants, the facility provides biological nutrient removal treatment for flows originating in the greater Worcester area and also provides biosolids management using incineration for numerous Massachusetts communities. 

Laborers are responsible for safely performing general maintenance tasks including but not limited to buildings, roads, and grounds.  Must pursue work with energy and drive. Must have a valid driver’s license; a CDL license is preferred.  Excellent potential for growth.

Upper Blackstone employees are part of the MA State Retirement System.

Send resume to:  Liz Mailhot, HR Manager, Upper Blackstone Clean Water, 50 Route 20, Millbury, MA 01527 or email emailhot@ubcleanwater.org.

Assistant Chief Operator – Uxbridge Posted 10/19/2020

Uxbridge DPW – Wastewater Division is hiring an Assistant Chief Operator (ACO) to work under the general supervision of the Wastewater Supervisor and Chief Operator, performs the necessary laboratory, operational and maintenance duties to ensure the efficient and continuous operation of the facility and is responsible for the direct supervision of the operational and maintenance personnel in the absence of the Chief Operator.

QUALIFICATIONS Grade 6 Wastewater Treatment license, CDL B or higher w/ air brakes and tanker endorsements, Massachusetts Hoisting Class 2A license (preferred).  High school diploma or equivalent; five (5) to seven (7) years of experience at a level of responsibility comparable to operation of the facility OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMPENSATION The Town of Uxbridge provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, and more.  This is a full-time union position, with a starting pay for FY2021at $29.59 per hour with opportunities for stipends upon continuous completion of employment with the Town of Uxbridge in accordance with the AFSCME union contract.

HOW TO APPLY A detailed job description can be found at www.uxbridge-ma.gov/ under the Careers tab.  Please Forward Resume, Application, Three References, and Cover Letter to HR@uxbridge-ma.gov.

Woodard and Curran, Inc. Wastewater Plant Manager – R01263 Hingham Posted 10/20/2020

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Woodard & Curran, a progressive O&M and engineering consulting firm, is expanding throughout the Northeast and we are seeking experienced Water and Wastewater professionals who are interested in career growth opportunities.

Responsibilities: Our Plant Managers are responsible for the full-time operation and general maintenance of facilities equipment and process control at water and wastewater facilities, including managing the scope, schedule, and budget of the facility in accordance with contract requirements. Additional responsibilities include environmental compliance, employee safety, client relations and financial management. Successful candidates will have experience supervising staffs of operators, mechanics, lab technicians, and field service personnel.

Qualifications: Three or more years of experience as a water or wastewater facilities manager. Top ME, NH, or MA certification in water or wastewater treatment or the ability to obtain it within the first six months of employment. Experience overseeing a budget of $1M or more. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven track record with regulators.  High School graduate or equivalent, with technical/vocational school background. Applicant must possess a valid Drivers License and a good driving record and must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=49d1fae9e658cd1275485d8342c681c0

Special Motor Equipment Operator Chicopee Posted 10/16/2020

Chicopee’s DPW – Water Division is hiring a Special Motor Equipment Operator (SMEO) to operate and maintain the Collection Systems, special equipment such as dump trucks, sewer jet rodder/vactor truck, rod truck, TV camera equipment and vehicle, hydraulic winch truck, power bucket machine, and other sewer cleaning/repairing equipment and vehicles. Additionally, Special MEOs supervise assigned personnel and engage in maintenance and repair of the Collection Systems. SMEOs are to complete other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS Valid  CDL B or higher w/ air brakes and tanker endorsements  Grade II Collection System License (or must obtain within one year of hire)  MA Hoisting License for catch basin cleaner (or must obtain within six months of hire)

COMPENSATION The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, and more.

This is a full-time union position, with a starting pay of Grade 8L, at $18.96 per hour ($20.46 w/ a CDL B) and more with additional qualifying licenses with opportunities for bonus hourly pay, additional incentives, as well as periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

HOW TO APPLY  Apply online by going to chicopeema.gov/jobs and selecting Apply Now  Or either email or deliver your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov or Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.

Senior Pump Station Operator Chicopee Posted 10/16/2020

The City of Chicopee’s DPW – Water Pollution Control Division is hiring a Senior Pump Station Operator to supervise plans and direct the day to day operations of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Treatment Facilities, Sewage Pump Stations, work and staff. The Sr. Pump Station Operator is responsible to be sure CSO, sewage pumping facilities, metering pits, related devices and equipment are in compliance with the U.S. EPA NPDES requirements. Sr. Operators monitor and order all chemicals and supplies for the proper operation of the facilities, assisting in the preparation of bid specifications and execution of contracts. Sr. Operators complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Working knowledge of wastewater and collections systems operations  Massachusetts Wastewater Grade 6c Operators License REQUIRED    Grade II Collection Systems License (or must obtain within one year of hire) UST- A/B certification (or must obtain within six months of hire)

COMPENSATION The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, and more.

This is a full-time position, with a starting pay of Grade A10, at $28.01 per hour with additional pay for qualifying licenses, opportunities for bonus hourly pay, additional incentives, as well as periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by going to chicopeema.gov/jobs and selecting Apply Now  Or either email or deliver your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov or Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.

Wastewater Operator Coca Cola Northampton Posted  10/16/2020

Come join the Northampton team! We offer our full time associates:  3 weeks of paid time off (beginning on day one!)         Health, dental, vision insurance coverage (beginning on day one!)        Company matched 401K and pension plan    Shift differential for Third Shift  Schedule: Third Shift: 5:45PM – 6:15AM working on a 3-2-2-3 shift rotation.

Job Summary: Operates and maintains a waste water treatment plant in accordance with relevant regulations; performs repairs and conducts preventative maintenance for equipment; collects samples and conducts laboratory tests; keeps appropriate records. Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying established standards; knowledge base acquired from several years of experience in particular area; works independently; may instruct other para-professionals.

Essential Duties: ·        Operate wastewater treatment and associated equipment  ·        Manage wastewater operations in an environmentally responsible manner ·        Resolve minor equipment technical issues  ·        Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards. ·        Perform preventative maintenance duties  ·        Maintain accurate records and logs  ·        Conduct wastewater sampling and analyses  ·        Generate work orders  ·        Troubleshoot and correct problems during equipment operation.  ·        Comply with all standard safety practices, Company rules, and policies.  ·        Operate lift truck, electric pallet jack as needed.  ·        Complete and maintain accurate documentation/logs of activities during shift.  ·        Troubleshoot and correct machinery problems as related to utilities.  ·        Keep work area clean at all times.  ·        Perform preventative maintenance duties as required. ·        Assist SES department in safety environmental and security issues

Minimum Job Requirements:  ·        Industrial & Anaerobic wastewater operator experience preferred with minimum Massachusetts Waste Water Certification Grade 5C with the ability to pass Massachusetts 6C exam within 6 months of hire   ·        High school diploma or GED.  ·        Ability to pay attention to detail.  ·        Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.   Ability to read and understand equipment operations manuals, basic electrical and mechanical drawings, and to perform minor maintenance tasks (after training) as related to wastewater equipment.   ·        Ability to cover varying work 12-hour shifts and overtime from 1st to 2nd shift to cover for staff absences in wastewater.  ·        Minimum 42 hours/week, Position may require employee to work various shifts and/or flexible hours.  

Compensation starts around $28.50/hr plus shift differential. Interested candidates should contact: zmcguire@coca-cola for more information

Wastewater Operator Smith & Wesson Springfield Posted 10-9-2020

Job Purpose:  This position works in a team environment supporting the Manager of Environmental & Special Projects with a basic knowledge of a continuous flow chemical precipitation pre-treatment plant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supporting four critical areas (Pollution Control Facility, REM Treatment Area, Heat Treat Neutralization, and the Oil Recovery Ultra-Filtration Area) Running filter presses and ultra-filtration equipment  Replenishing chemicals, handling hazardous waste by-products and chemical transportation of small volumes with a forklift  Conducting and logging routine audits of environmental and safety equipment on a daily, weekly and monthly basis  Maintaining industrial pre-treatment license requirements (i.e. 20 TCH’s every two (2) years)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience, Competencies and Education  Preferred A.S Degree or 3 – 5 years of equivalent experience  Grade III Mass. Industrial Waste Water Treatment License  Basic computer skills
  • Language Skills  Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal communication

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Occasional: bending, kneeling, squatting, standing, walking, reaching, overhead reaching, and fine motor skills  Occasional lifting: 20 to 30 pounds  Frequent lifting: 5 to 20 pounds  Maximum lifting: to 35 pounds

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:  Mandatory wearing of certified ANSI approved safety glasses and hearing protection   The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department  Employees are required to apply ergonomic correctness to all job tasks   May be required depending on position:  Annual vision updates in Medical Department  Involvement in the hearing conservation program  Involvement in the lead surveillance program  Wearing of safety certified shoes/boots  Participation in the stretching program  

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting

 For More information contact  croman@smith-wesson.com

ELECTRICAL FOREMAN South Essex Sewerage District Posted 10/9/2020

Definition – Skilled technical, mechanical and supervisory work overseeing the electrical operating and control systems, equipment and fixtures of the wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and other facilities; all other related work as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience – High school graduation and advanced technical training in variable frequency drives and controls, red tag procedures with engineering and electronics courses highly desirable; eight to 12 years electrical experience of which four to six years should be in three-phase, 480 volt or higher, two years in commercial, and three to five years in industrial; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements –  Massachusetts Master Electrician’s License  – Massachusetts Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge. Knowledge of electrical systems and control systems related to wastewater treatment machinery, equipment, and other facilities. Knowledge of how these systems and equipment are maintained and repaired. Knowledge of approved methods, practices, code requirements and safety standards.

Ability. Ability to handle a variety of duties without supervision; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate assigned electrical and control systems maintenance projects; ability to direct the work of others; ability to prepare routine maintenance reports and maintain accurate records; ability to react promptly and efficiently in emergencies; ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, wiring diagrams, schematics and codes; ability to use hand and power tools; ability to troubleshoot electrical and control malfunctions.

Skill. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Annual Pay Rate:    $63,321.98 to $73,588.02 (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)

To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158 , by email at arunne@sesd.com or by visiting our website:  http://www.sesd.com . The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package  EOE

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT Posted 9/26/2020

Definition Technical and mechanical work in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and other facilities; all other related work as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience High school graduation, or equivalent, and one to three years’ experience in a wastewater treatment plant, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Completion of a Level I Operator’s training course.

Special Requirements Massachusetts Grade IV Operator’s Certificate. Massachusetts motor vehicle license.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill Knowledge. Knowledge of processes and equipment used in wastewater treatment and sludge processing. Ability. Ability to maintain and evaluate records and to maintain good working relationships with other shift workers. Skill. Good communication skills, including writing and speaking English.

Physical Requirements Moderate physical effort involved in performing the duties of the job including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching reaching, handling and fingering. Must occasionally move (push, pull, lift or carry) objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds. Must be able to access all areas of a multi-level facility. Good close, distant, color, and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception.

Supervision Works under the direct supervision of the Chief Operator. Performs responsible work of a technical and mechanical nature, requiring the use of some independent judgment in controlling the flow and treatment of wastewater and all related functions of the wastewater treatment facility, pumping stations and other facilities.

Job Environment Work is generally performed under shop and field conditions, with loud noises, some exposure to hazardous chemicals, oils, solvents, explosive and toxic conditions, fumes and airborne particles, and associated electrical hazards; some work is performed outside, with exposure to variable weather conditions. Has some contact with the general public, vendors, and other District staff. Errors in judgment could lead to danger to public health and safety, damage to equipment, injury to self and others, and legal ramifications to the District.  Adheres to the District’s safety rules, regulations and policies.

Essential Functions The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Operates equipment and systems which are used in the control of flow and the processing of wastewater and residual materials.  Participates in the daily operation of the wastewater treatment plant, makes daily inspections of plant equipment, machinery, and makes preventive maintenance adjustments. Observes, records and reports variations in operating conditions.

Monitors, interprets and records meter and gage readings.  Operates valves and gates, either manually, or by remote control. Operates motorized equipment to load and unload screenings, grit, scum and sludge. Extracts samples for laboratory analysis and to conduct routine plant performance analysis. Performs routine maintenance and adjustment functions to equipment such as unplugging pumps, grinders and process lines, and daily lubrication.  Cleans process areas and equipment. Unloads and loads processing chemicals.

ANNUAL PAY RATE RANGE $52,670.62 to $63,384.30  (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)                         

To obtain the application information, job description and submittal requirements package for this full time position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158, by email at arunne@sesd.com  or visit our website at http://www.sesd.com The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.  EOE

Wastewater Treatment Services Wastewater Treatment System Operator Posted 9/26/2020

License required:  Grade2M or 4M Wastewater Treatment Services (WTS), located in Raynham, MA, is seeking an onsite wastewater treatment operator.  WTS is a wastewater treatment management company which operates MA DEP Title 5 onsite treatment technologies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Candidate must have a WWTP Operator Grade 2M or 4M license, valid MA driver’s license, and be willing to travel throughout MA and RI to perform service on various systems.  Position is full time, Monday through Friday.  Benefits include company provided vehicle, vacation/personal/and sick time, health and dental insurance, short term disability and 401K. 

Job Responsibilities include:

Perform scheduled maintenance on various onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal technologies; including but not limited to:  Maintenance of mechanical onsite components  Perform onsite sampling and/or pull effluent samples and deliver to laboratory  Inform property owner of intended service visit, status of system, and any required actions  Enter site information into company online database  Perform system startups and fill out required manufacturer’s forms  Respond to alarm or specific onsite issues  Installation of onsite equipment

As our service group covers all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, potential candidates anywhere within these two states are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit resumes to laurenu@jrsalesinc.com.

Town of Rockland Sewer Superintendent Posted 9/26/2020

Summary: The Town of Rockland is seeking experienced and motivated applicants for the Sewer Superintendent position which is under the direction of the Town Elected Board of Sewer Commissioners.  The Superintendent is responsible for the planning, budgets, organization, direction, management of the operations and activities for the Towns’ 2.5 MGD, Grade 7 treatment plant, collection and storage system.  This position will ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state mandates and regulations as well as exercise direct authority over all plant staff, including outside contractors in accordance with all Town policies and procedures.

Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science or related discipline preferred, with minimum of five years of experience with sewer system operations, minimum three years of supervisory level or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

This position is benefit eligible full time, 40 hours per week, and on call 24/7 for emergencies.  The full job description can be found online at www.rockland-ma.gov.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and application (found on the above link) to Human Resources Director, Stacy Callahan scallahan@rockland-ma.gov.

Contact Stacy Callahan, 781-616-6836, scallahan@rockland-ma.gov.

WAREHAM WPCF LABORATORY TECHNICIAN ($24.94 – $26.98 an hour) Posted 9/21/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department, on behalf of Wareham’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), is accepting applications for a full-time Laboratory Technician. This is a full time position with on-call and overtime including Saturdays and Sundays. Salary and a generous benefits package is in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Education/Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree in Biology/Chemistry preferred. Three years’ full time experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility laboratory, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License, NEWEA Lab certification, grade II or ability to obtain within one year.

Duties: Responsible for collecting samples, including grab and composite samples of various wastewater septage and sludge flows. Responsible for evaluating and interpreting results and preparing reports.

Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test. Must be able to work weekends.  

Please submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Director, Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq., Memorial Town Hall, 54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571. Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

WAREHAM WPCF LEAD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ($24.94 – $26.98hr) Posted 9/21/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department, on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility, is accepting applications for the Lead Maintenance Technician. This is a full time position with on-call and overtime including Saturdays and Sundays. Salary and a generous benefits package are in accordance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Education/Requirements: High School Graduate or equivalent with minimum of five years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License, Grade V or higher, or the ability to obtain one and a Massachusetts Class B motor vehicle operator’s license. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test.

Duties: Responsible for: scheduling preventive and corrective maintenance; administering the facility maintenance management program; participating in department activities in compliance with the Town’s NPDES permit, including sampling testing and interpretation; responsible for sludge, residuals and effluent disposal.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Director, Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq., Memorial Town Hall, 54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571. Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

WAREHAM WPCF OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS FULL-TIME/PART-TIME GRADE 5) ($20.58 – $21.82 an hour) Posted 9/21/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department is accepting applications on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is a Massachusetts Grade 6, 1.5 MGD BNR wastewater treatment plant, for Grade 5 licensed maintenance operators. The full-time positions are a five day per week schedule that includes Saturdays and Sundays, on-call and overtime. The part-time positions are flexible schedules. Salary and a generous benefits package (for full-time applicants) is commensurate with experience.

Requirements/Licenses: High School Graduate; minimum three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Grade 5 or higher and must possess a CDL B (or the ability to obtain one within 1 year of start date).

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: knowledge of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, basic biological processes and chemical reactions related to wastewater treatment. The ability to perform the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the WPCF pumping stations and collection system, including daily monitoring and inspection of all plant facilities, including pumps, tanks structures and adjoining areas. Must collects samples of wastewater, sludge and chemicals and be able to maintain various related records and reports. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test.

Submit letter of Interest and Resume or Employment Application to Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq., Town of Wareham, Memorial Town H​all,  54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571. Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

Wareham WPCF OPERATORS/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME GRADE 3 &4) ($18.31 – $19.32 an hour) Posted 9/21/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department is accepting applications on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is a Massachusetts Grade 6, 1.5 MGD BNR wastewater treatment plant, for full-time and part-time Grade 3 and 4 licensed maintenance operators. The full-time positions are a five day per week shift that includes Saturdays and Sundays and overtime. The part-time positions are flexible schedules.  Salary and a generous benefits package (for full-time applicants) is commensurate with experience.

Requirements/Licenses: High School Graduate; minimum one (1) year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Grade 3 or higher. CDL B License preferred.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: knowledge of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, basic biological processes and chemical reactions related to waste water treatment. The ability to perform the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the WPCF pumping stations and collection system, including daily monitoring and inspection of all plant facilities, including pumps, tanks structures and adjoining areas. Must collect samples of wastewater, sludge and chemicals and be able to maintain various related records and reports. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test.

Submit letter of Interest and Resume or Employment Application to Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq., Human Resources Director, Town of Wareham, Memorial Town Hall, 54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571. Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

Town of Billerica WRRF Operator Posted 9/20/2020

The Town is looking for applicants for its Water Resource Recovery Facility.  Applicants must have a minimum of a Grade 2 MA Wastewater License and must attain a Grade 4 within 1 year after which they would have 1 year to achieve a Grade 6 Combined license. The wastewater plant is state of the art and completely modernized. We are a CoMag Phosphorus Removal System and currently are graded as a Grade 7 facility. Duties will include but not limited to, lab testing, plant rounds, sludge dewatering and cleaning of the grounds and buildings. After the applicant achieves their Grade 6 Combined license they will be required to go onto an on- call rotation. This is a BMEA Union position and it comes with all the benefits that the Union has bargained for. Starting pay is currently $53.5K annually.  Please send resume and cover letter to Superintendent Jeff Kalmes at jkalmes@town.billerica.ma.us

Nasoya Foods USA, LLC located in Ayer, MA.  Posted 9/5/2020

 Employer: Nasoya Foods USA, LLC.  Worksite Location: Ayer, MA  Title: On-call Operator (Contract position)

 Qualification: Must have a Grade 4M or above certificate issued by the State of Massachusetts

 Pay: $25/hr

 Duties: On call coverage when the plant operator is not available  Can be 2nd and/or 3rd shift

 Can be weekend coverage

Operates and maintains property operation for the treatment plant to control flow and adjustment of valves – Perform inspection of treatment plant probes, pumps, filters, tanks, and controllers – Observe variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine proper requirements – Provide proper records of the plant as well as discharge levels – Record daily readings of the treatment plant as well as daily water meter readings in specific areas throughout the production facility – Other duties may be required

Please contact Hailey.Seo@pulmuone.com for more information. Thank you.

PROGRAM MANAGER (Wastewater) NEIWPCC Lowell, MA Posted 9/5/2020 

NEIWPCC is seeking enthusiastic and experienced candidates for a Program Manager role, based in our Lowell, MA headquarters.  Established by an Act of Congress in 1947, this regional commission has helped our seven member Northeast states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) to preserve and advance water quality through a variety of programs, training support, and engagement.  

The incumbent will act as a technical advisor to NEIWPCC, state agency staff, and the public on issues related to the assigned program(s).  This person represents NEIWPCC concerning issues through public presentations, testimony, and participation in meetings and various committees.  They will also serve as a subject matter expert and assist with research and the gathering of information on miscellaneous program topics, including grants, on which NEIWPCC policy decisions are based. This position requires a strategic leader able to thrive in a not-for-profit organization navigating the challenges of a rapidly changing landscape. Incumbent must be a person equally comfortable with operating at 40,000 feet to inform the Executive Director and Board and with diving into the weeds to get the details right, depending upon the nature of the task at hand. Additionally, the Program Manager assists the Division Director in managing and developing a small staff with expertise in wastewater, onsite systems and underground storage tanks. 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:   Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering    12+ years of related technical or professional work experience        Proven experience as a direct supervisor/manager for a minimum of 8 years       Current Professional Engineer’s license (preferred)      Current Massachusetts wastewater license (preferably Grade 4 or higher)   Ability to work independently but welcomes team collaboration      Incumbent must exercise considerable independent judgment       Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to set priorities and remain organized  

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees.  If interested, we welcome you to send a brief cover letter and resume to us at jobs@neiwpcc.org  by September 25, 2020.  In order to assist us, please reference 20-Lowell-004 in the email subject line.  Please visit our website for complete details.

Head Operator  City of Lowell Posted 9/1/2020

The City of Lowell is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Head Operator in the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Head Operator will report to the Executive Director, Operation Superintendent, H.O./Assistant Operations Superintendent and ensures operation of the Wastewater Treatment Facility in a safe, cost effective and efficient manner complying with all regulations by supervising plant operators.

Applicants must possess a current and valid Grade VI license issued by the Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Applicants must have knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment and the methods and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant equipment. One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The salary range is $1,087.45 (min) to $1,246.48 (max) weekly; 40 hour work week. A full description is available on the City of Lowell’s website: http://www.lowellma.gov/Jobs.aspx.  Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to Mary Callery, HR Director, Human Relations Office, Room 19, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 by Deadline: Open Until Filled.  EOE/AA/504 Employer

TOWN OF FALMOUTH WASTEWATER OPERATOR 1 Posted 8/26/2020

Town of Falmouth Wastewater Utilities Division has a full time immediate opening for a qualified Wastewater Operator 1. Skilled technical and manual work in the operation and maintenance of municipal wastewater collection, transmission, pumping, treatment and discharge systems. Performs standard operation, maintenance, inspection and cleaning activities such as maintaining mechanical equipment and instruments, performing regular inspections of plant and lift stations, cleaning tanks and piping, investigating and repairing leaks, collecting samples and performing basic laboratory tests. Prepares operational and regulatory reports as required. Monitors system operation through computerized SCADA system and reviews data.  Trouble shoots or repairs equipment as necessary.  Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of wastewater supply, treatment and distribution system operation.  At least 2 yrs. experience in utility operations; some of which is in wastewater treatment plant operations.  Position is subject to call-back; serves on standby or works weekends/holidays as required.  Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s license with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement; possession of valid MA Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators certification, Grade 4.  Wage: $21.69 – $27.68/hr.; benefits apply. 

Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at Falmouth Job Opportunities Candidates who submit their application by September 9, 2020 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer

MAINTENANCE HELPER South Essex Sewerage District Salem, MA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Helper  Posted 8/26/2020

Definition Manual work in assisting maintenance and operations personnel in cleaning, maintaining and repairing all facilities and grounds and in repairing equipment, machinery, sewers and right-of-ways; all other related work as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience High school graduation. Special Requirements Massachusetts Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill Ability. Ability to learn how to operate and maintain equipment and machinery used in maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and sewerage system facilities; ability to maintain and evaluate simple records.  Ability to use all types of hand and power tools.  Skill. Good communication skills, including speaking and writing English.

Physical Requirements Constant moderate to strenuous physical effort generally required to perform work. Frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and standing. Ability to work in confined areas for extended periods of time. Occasionally must move (push, pull, lift or carry) heavy objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds. Frequently required to operate various tools requiring manual dexterity. Excellent eye sight (sharp, close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth vision) and hearing well within normal ranges.

Supervision Works under the direct supervision of the Facilities Foreman or the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance. Performs manual work, requiring the use of defined procedures and methods, under close supervision to keep the facilities clean and equipment in good working order.

Job Environment Most work is performed outdoors, with exposure to varying weather conditions and with additional exposure to loud noises, heights, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, extremes of heat and cold, near moving parts, and with a risk of electrical shock. Has some contact with other District staff and infrequent contact with others. Errors in judgment could result in injury to self or other employees, damage to buildings or equipment, and legal ramifications to the District. Adheres to the District’s safety rules, regulations and policies.

Essential Functions The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related, or a logical assignment to the position. Assists operations and maintenance personnel in repairing buildings and equipment and maintaining grounds. Cleans and lubricates pumps, motors, and related equipment; assists in removing, repairing, and replacing equipment as directed. Services, adjusts and makes minor repairs to equipment and attachments. Performs general masonry repair work; cleans and paints equipment, pipes, floors and walls. Performs carpentry and masonry to repair buildings and construct offices. Cuts grass; trims and prunes shrubs and trees; rakes leaves and pulls weeds; removes snow from walks and driveways.  Removes debris, such as sticks, rags, rocks, sand, grease, and other foreign matter from manholes, wet wells and sewer right-of-ways; pumps out essential electric manholes to prevent blackouts; examines conditions of lines, manholes, and inverts, and informs supervisor if damage is detected; assists in cleaning of sanitary sewer lines by hand, or using machine-driven tool.  Assists in the operation of maintenance or automotive equipment. Assists in servicing equipment, machines and attachments; conveys materials and tools around job site; cleans work sites and equipment, removes debris, and places tools in truck after completion of job; erects barricades or traffic cones to protect workers and public. Works with electricians, instrumentation technician, computer technician and mechanics, when so directed.

Annual Pay Rate:    $40,947.13 to $50,913.18 (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)  To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158 , by email at arunne@sesd.com or by visiting our website:  http://www.sesd.com . The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package  EOE

INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK South Essex Sewerage District Salem, MA Posted 8/26/2020

Definition Administrative, technical, and clerical work ensuring that spare parts are adequately available for equipment repairs; materials, supplies and equipment are promptly ordered, and tools and equipment are properly cleaned and stored; all other related work as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience High school graduation and at least three to five years related experience in the storage, inventory, supply and ordering of parts, equipment and tools, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements Massachusetts Driver’s License

Knowledge, Ability and Skill Knowledge.  Thorough knowledge of how to order, handle, store and inventory parts, equipment, materials and supplies used to maintain and repair wastewater treatment machinery, equipment and automotive equipment.  Knowledge of stock keeping practices and methods.  General knowledge of warehouse procedures.  Some mechanical knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools.

Ability.  Ability to maintain well-organized and accurate records and prepare routine reports.  Ability to catalog vendor information on parts, equipment and tools, including prices.  Ability to maintain a good working relationship with fellow employees and vendors.  Ability to periodically perform strenuous physical duties.  Ability to operate equipment, hand and power tools used to load, unload, pack and unpack materials, supplies and equipment.  Ability to perform basic computer operation.

Skill.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Strong organizational skills.

Physical Requirements Moderate physical effort generally required to perform work including bending, walking, climbing, reaching and standing.  Frequently required to move (push, pull, lift or carry) objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds.  Occasionally required to operate equipment, hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity.  Good eyesight (sharp, close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth vision) and hearing well within normal ranges.

Supervision Works under the direct supervision of the assistant superintendent and/or superintendent of maintenance. Performs ordering and stock keeping functions, following defined procedures and methods, with minimum supervision requiring a moderate amount of responsibility and independent judgement in determining methods of completion.

Job Environment Some work is performed under typical office conditions with noise from office equipment and light traffic; other work is frequently performed under shop conditions with loud noises from large equipment and vehicles with exposure to fumes and airborne particles and extremes of heat and cold.  Operates standard office equipment, including a computer. Has frequent contact with maintenance employees and vendors; has some contact with other District employees.  Errors in judgement could result in delays or loss of service, monetary loss, injury to self and other employees, damage to equipment and legal ramifications to the District.

Adheres to District safety rules, regulations and policies.

Essential Functions The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Prepares purchase orders and places orders for parts, equipment, tools, materials and supplies as necessary to meet the District’s needs.

Maintains inventory of spare parts, equipment, tools, materials and supplies, including but not limited to lubricants (grease and oil), paint, janitorial, electrical, instrumentation, plumbing and office supplies. Receives, promptly unpacks and places in proper storage all orders and shipments of parts, equipment, materials and supplies. Verifies that materials and quantities of materials received are those listed on the purchase order and packing slips. Keeps records of incoming and outgoing shipments, prepares items for shipment and determines methods of shipment. Issues parts, equipment, supplies and tools to District personnel and keeps accurate records for all items issued through methods such as material requisition slips. Prepares periodic, special, spot or perpetual inventory of stock, tools and equipment.  Verifies inventory records and corrects discrepancies. Checks inventory records of items on hand and, when order point is reached, requisitions amount to maintain a minimum inventory level. Keeps an up-to-date library of catalogs, brochures, current price lists and supply information.  Communicates with vendors to obtain price quotes and delivery information.  Maintains stock, tools and equipment in a neat and orderly fashion.  Maintains and cleans all designated stock and tool areas. May pick up, transport and deliver materials, supplies and equipment as necessary.  Performs clerical duties including maintaining financial records, sorting, filing and entering information in a computer.

Annual Pay Rate:    $49,445.66 to $61,218.01 (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)  To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158 , by email at arunne@sesd.com or by visiting our website:  http://www.sesd.com .  The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package  EOE

PUMPING STATION OPERATOR – GR. E  SEWER DEPARTMENT North Attleboro Posted 8/22/2020

Full-time 37 hours per week Pay: $23.73-$28.34 per hour

Performs technical work in the maintenance and repair of machinery, structures, and vehicles used in the operations of the sewer collections division; all other related work as required.

Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings and blue prints. Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions from books, manuals, and mathematical formulas. Perform ordinary mathematics and algebraic procedures in standard practical applications. Ability to perform heavy physical labor under adverse conditions.

High school graduate, additional education or vocational training in mechanical repair preferred, two years’ experience in maintenance and repair of heavy motorized equipment, experience in wastewater collection operations strongly preferred, familiarity with personal computer operation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Class B CDL and class 2A/1C hoisting operator licenses required at time of hire.

Salary/Benefits as per the LABORERS Collective Bargaining Agreement

Submit cover letter and resume to: HRstaff@nattleboro.com by August 31, 2020

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR – GR. D SEWER DEPARTMENT North Attleboro Posted 8/22/2020

Full-time 37 hours per week Pay: $22.39-$26.72 per hour

Working under the direct supervision of the Foreman, performs skilled manual work in the operation of Public Works equipment of substantial weight and complexity for all sewer department projects; all other related work as required. Required to work beyond and/or before normal shift hours during snow and ice operations and other emergencies. Employees should have demonstrated skill in operating specialized and heavy equipment including backhoe and loader. Working knowledge of the materials and techniques required for sewer collection maintenance and to perform heavy manual labor under varying weather conditions.

High school graduation preferred; two years of experience in general construction or public works related activities including the operation of heavy and specialized equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a MA CDL motor vehicle operator’s license required. Must possess and maintain a MA Hoisting Engineer’s license required. Salary/Benefits as per the LABORERS Collective Bargaining Agreement

Submit cover letter and resume to: HRstaff@nattleboro.com by August 31, 2020

MECHANIC/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT
Salem Posted 8/15/2020

Definition –  Skilled technical work in maintaining and repairing mechanical and electromechanical machinery and equipment and automotive equipment; operates sewerage system and grounds maintenance equipment; all other related work as required.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience  High school graduation and at least three to five years related mechanical maintenance experience and related equipment operation experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B.
Massachusetts Hoisting Machinery Operator’s License Class 2B.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill Knowledge. Thorough knowledge of wastewater equipment and automotive equipment and knowledge of how this equipment is maintained and repaired. Knowledge of the operation of sewerage system and grounds maintenance equipment and knowledge of how this equipment is maintained and repaired. Ability. Ability to prepare routine maintenance reports and maintain accurate records; ability to react promptly and efficiently to emergencies; ability to interpret technical manuals, blueprints and schematics; ability to operate large trucks, motorized equipment, hand and power tools. Skill. Good communication skills, including speaking and writing English.

Physical Requirements – Constant moderate to strenuous physical effort generally required to perform work. Frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and standing. Frequently required to move (push, pull, lift or carry) objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds. Ability to work in confined areas for extended periods of time. Frequently required to operate hand, power, and various plumbing tools requiring manual dexterity. Excellent eyesight (sharp, close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth vision) and hearing well within normal ranges.

Supervision – Works under the direct supervision of the Lead Mechanic, Master Mechanic or the Facilities Foreman. Performs work of a technical and mechanical nature requiring the use of defined procedures and methods, under close supervision to keep the mechanical and electromechanical machinery, equipment, and automotive equipment in good working order.

Job Environment – Work is performed both inside and outside, with exposure to varying weather conditions, and with additional exposure to loud noises, heights, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, extremes of heat and cold, near moving parts, and with a risk of electrical shock. Has some contact with other District staff and infrequent contact with others. Errors in judgment could result in injury to self or other employees, damage to buildings or equipment, monetary loss, loss of service, and legal ramifications to the District. Adheres to the District’s safety rules, regulations and policies.

Essential Functions The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Keeps vehicles in good working order. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on the District’s vehicles, both gasoline and diesel, including tune-ups, oil changes, lubrication, adjustment or replacement of brakes, clutches and carburetor adjustments and repair. Performs routine vehicle safety inspection and road servicing. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electromechanical machinery and equipment, in order to keep machinery and equipment in good working order. Lubricates equipment and checks for malfunctions; replaces packing and seals in pumps and valves; replaces bearings in motors, pumps and other equipment; cleans out pipes and performs other pipe fitting tasks, as required. Uses gas and arc welding equipment to heat, cut, braze and weld. Operates sewerage system and grounds maintenance equipment, such as trucks, backhoes, front-end loaders, sewer rodders, vacuum jet rodders, high velocity water jets, drags, bucket machines, and catch basin cleaners. Operates snow removal equipment. Drives trucks, as needed, for solids removal and snow plowing. Installs and sets  up new and rebuilt equipment.
Assists in keeping maintenance records. Performs clean-up work after repairs are completed. Helps set up and operate equipment for outside sewer line maintenance and wet well cleaning.

Annual Pay Rate:    $57,829.63 to $67,172.48 (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)

To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158 , by email at arunne@sesd.com or by visiting our website:  http://www.sesd.com .  The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package  EOE

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator –  2nd Shift LeachGarner Attleboro, MA  

Do you have a Valid Industrial Grade 4I Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License? LeachGarner has an outstanding opportunity for you to start working ASAP. 

The role: Operate wastewater treatment machinery and equipment Perform routine laboratory tests at various stages of treatment in accordance with standardized procedures and adjust chemistry as required Take and record reading from instruments and make necessary adjustments to equipment, and maintain operational log Perform daily routine treatment plant rounds to check machinery and equipment to insure proper operation Maintain the treatment plant in a clean, orderly and safe manner

 Requirements: Must hold a valid Industrial Grade 4I Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License  Valid driver’s license  Must successfully pass background check and drug screen 

This is a 2nd shift position (2:30 pm – 11:00 pm) with part time weekend hours as required.  

What we offer:  Paid Holidays  Paid Vacation Leave  Paid Personal Leave Days  Paid Sick Leave  401(k) Plan with a company match  Health Insurance  Dental and Vision Insurance  Prescription Drug Coverage  Flexible Spending Account  Life Insurance  Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans  

LeachGarner has been an integral part of the precious metals industry for over 100 years. We specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of precious metals in the form of sheet, wire, fancy wire, tubing, fancy tubing, casting grain, findings and chain specific to customer’s needs. LeachGarner offers the industry’s most comprehensive melt to market precious metal products and technical expertise, and our brands support the jewelry, Advanced Materials and government markets.  

As a leader in precious metals processing, LeachGarner continually evolves to meet the challenges of evergreen markets and strives to exceed expectations for reliability, quality and innovation by an unwavering commitment of integrity.  

To apply please email resumes to: Beth Weissman bweissman@leachgarner.com

LeachGarner is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Town of Somerset WASTEWATER OPERATOR Posted 8/1/2020

Full Time Day Shift Water Pollution Control Facility 115 Walker Street, Somerset, MA 02725

Applications and complete job descriptions along with a list of job requirements are available for this position at the office of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, 3249 County Street, Somerset, Massachusetts. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE GRADE 6 LICENSE FOR THIS POSITION

Applicants should forward a resume and a completed application to:  Robert Bozikowski  Superintendent of Water & Sewer  Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners  3249 County Street  Somerset, Massachusetts 02726 rbozikowski@gmail.com APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 20, 2020.

Marlborough Water & Sewer Division  Assistant Chemist Posted 8/1/2020

Position Purpose: The employee is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the City’s water/wastewater laboratory operations. The employee will assist in providing technical support on environmental issues.  This is an FLSA non-exempt position.   

Supervision Required: Under the supervision of the Chemist and Assistant Commissioner of Public Works – Utilities.  The supervisor provides additional, specific instruction for new, difficult or unusual assignments, including suggested work methods.  Reviews and checks of the employee’s work are applied to an extent enough to keep the supervisor aware of work progress and to ensure that completed work and methods used are technically accurate and that instructions are being followed. 

Work Environment: The employee performs work indoors and outdoors at sewerage and water pumping stations and treatment plants.  Employee is frequently exposed to equipment/machinery, noise, odors, chemical fumes, irritant chemicals, etc.  Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves or shields.  Work is performed outdoors, regardless of weather conditions.

Accountability: The nature of the required work or the operation of potentially dangerous equipment increases the probability that the consequences of errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include significant waste of material, damage to equipment, and danger to public safety and/or personal injury. The employee is responsible to make every effort to avoid these consequences.

Occupational Risk:  Essential functions regularly present potential risk of injury to the employee such as the improper exposure to extreme weather conditions or the operation of heavy equipment which could result in loss of time from work.  The employee shall, always, utilize any special written instructions, safety precautions, training, or protective gear as required

Essential Functions:  (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) Performs a variety of chemical and physical laboratory tests, ranging in degrees of difficulty, from simple to complex.  Assists as needed the industrial pre-treatment coordinator in the implementation of the City’s industrial pre-treatment program. Collects water/wastewater samples from collection and distribution systems as well as from water/wastewater facilities. Performs routine wastewater analysis and prepare chemical reagents for use in laboratory procedures. Calibration of laboratory equipment. General laboratory cleaning/housekeeping. Assists in the IPP and FOG program. Performs other duties as directed by the Chemist and the Assistant Commissioner of Utilities.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:  Education and Experience:  Must have at least an Associate’s Degree.

Special Requirements:  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Knowledge: Working knowledge of laboratory operations. 

Abilities: Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions and adhere to safety precautions to perform duties in an efficient, safe manner.

Skills: Fine motor skill to operate department tools and equipment required to perform position duties including the operation of laboratory equipment.

Physical and Environmental Conditions  (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.)

Duties require frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions and extremes; continuous walking, standing, climbing and frequent periods requiring uncomfortable physical positions; may work on damp or uneven surfaces; crouch, sit, stand, walk, bend, crawl, kneel, pull, reach, push, twist, climb ladders and sloping surfaces, grasp, drag, lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; may be exposed to chemicals, solvents; may require the exercise of caution when handling chemicals or other toxic materials; mobility, vision, hearing, dexterity and use of hands and legs appropriate to the duties to be performed.     

Step Salary:    $54,234.46 – $61,005.28  To apply, please send or deliver resumes to:  Human Resources Department  City of Marlborough  140 Main Street  Marlborough, MA  01752  hrjobs@marlborough-ma.gov   Deadline for applications:   August 14, 2020

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator –  Barnstable Posted 7/28/2020

The Town of Barnstable, MA is seeking qualified applicants to perform skilled technical and manual work in the maintenance and repair of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.  Barnstable is embarking on a 30 year, $1 Billion sewer expansion project which will provide exciting opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Successful candidates must possess a high school diploma and at least three years experience in municipal wastewater operations; or advanced technical training in plant operations or a related field and one year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  CDL Class B drivers license required.  A current grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators certificate required.  Certificate in CPR and First Aid administration preferred.  New employees will have 6 months from date of hire to obtain the following licenses: Massachusetts Class 1-B Hoisting License.  Massachusetts Class 2-B Excavating License.  Massachusetts Class 3-A Electric and Air License.  Ability to take samples and perform routine laboratory tests.  Ability to perform heavy physical labor under adverse conditions.  Good mathematical skills. Basic computer skills preferred.  $1,041.54 weekly (plus 17% stipend for on-call duties)+ benefits.  Closes 8/21/20  Apply online @ www.townofbarnstable.us under employment

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS MARLBOROUGH – WATER & SEWER DIVISION GENERAL FOREMAN Posted 7/20/2020

Definition/Purpose:  The purpose of this position is to provide supervision for the operation of the water and sewer division of the Department of Public Works.  This is an FLSA exempt position.  

Responsibilities: General Foreman works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Commissioner of Utilities and serves as the Primary Operator of the water distribution system as defined in and accordance with 310 CMR 22.00.  The General Foreman manages and directs personnel in the maintenance, repair and construction of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems and related facilities excluding the East and West Wastewater Treatment Plants. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Administers and manages all aspects of the City’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Organizes, manages and directs distribution system personnel in the maintenance, repair and construction of the water distribution system and as needed related facilities including but not limited to pump stations. Supervises work in progress and upon completion. Prepares or causes to be prepared reports required by state and/or federal agencies, including drinking water compliance submittals. Schedules and directs the sampling of drinking water parameters for regulatory compliance.  Ensures city compliance with all applicable clean water laws and regulations.  Maintain records related to daily work performed by the distribution personnel.  Responsible for ensuring that Dig Safe regulations are followed by distribution system personnel.  Responsible for following trench permit and restoration regulations and policies of the City of Marlborough. Document water loss resulting from water main and service line breaks, leaks, etc. for use in calculating unaccounted for water quantities/percentages. Maintain records on hydrant repairs, out of service hydrants, hydrant flushing and documents notifications to the Marlborough Fire Department for hydrants out of service and returned to service.  May inspect, investigate and report on suspected water main leaks.  Coordinates and oversees the entire Water & Sewer Division operations.  Oversees recognized safety procedures for all DPW Water & Sewer operations.  Respond to emergencies after regular working hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Supervision:  Works under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner of Utilities, Commissioner of Public Works and in accordance with state statutes and professional standards; responsible duties of a complex and diverse nature require professional judgment in promoting and implementing public health programs. Provides administrative guidance and supervision directly to full and part-time staff.

Work Environment: Approximately half of time spent in normal office setting.   Remainder of time spent visiting project sites.  Occasional exposure to extremes in temperature, noise and odors when making site visits to various projects.  Physical strength and ability to perform light manual labor.  Regularly uses computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.  Involves travel to meetings.  Involves travel between project sites and to meetings outside of City.  Involves evening and/or weekend work as needed in emergency situations and attending occasional evening meetings.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Ability to identify City-wide priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment.  Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, scheduling, and tools and equipment used in the operation of the water and sewer division.  Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to water and sewer division work.  Ability to conceptualize and operationalize goals and objectives for the department and its divisions.  Leadership, planning, management, organizational and supervisory skills.  Financial management skills, including a solid foundation in budget development and management.  Ability to analyze, manage, and utilize data to improve operations.  Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for the City, department and/or division; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.  Ability to work effectively with citizen boards.  Must be computer literate; familiar with computer software applications such as Microsoft and other applications tailored to specific departmental needs.

Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a moderate physical effort including walking and driving, inspecting work in progress or upon competition and investigating complaints of a varied nature, light manual labor and general supervision.  The employee must have the physical ability to lift and carry items weighing over 30 pounds rarely and up to 30 pounds frequently.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, stoop and lift.  The employee is required to use hands and fingers to handle, grasp and feel items and to reach with hands and arms.  Vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas or instructions to others loudly or quickly.  Hearing is required to receive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communication. 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  Five (5) full years’ experience in water and/or wastewater systems or educational substitutions as allowed by the Board of Certification of Water and Wastewater systems.  Certification as an operator of drinking water distribution systems, Grade D2 full required with ability to obtain and Grade D3 within 6 months.  Must have a valid motor vehicle license.    Working knowledge of public procurement process.  Effective personal skills in working with staff, administrators and the general public.

Step Salary:    $87,593.52 – $98,528.37

To apply, please send or deliver resumes to: Human Resources Department City of Marlborough 140 Main Street Marlborough, MA  01752 hrjobs@marlborough-ma.gov

ASST. CHIEF PLANT OPERATOR North Attleboro – Posted  7/17/2020

Salary Range: $1,198.41-$1,518.12 Weekly Full-time 37 hours per week The Town of North Attleboro Department of Public Works, Sewer Division is seeking an Asst. Chief Plant Operator. Skilled technical, supervisory and maintenance work assisting in the daily operation and testing of the wastewater treatment facility; ensures compliance with operation, maintenance and reporting processes. Assists the Chief Plant Operator with the operations of the plant and all other plant related issues; acts as the employee in charge of the plant in the absence of the Chief Operator. Associates degree with five years of experience in wastewater treatment operations and maintenance at a Grade VII plant operator level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s license, Grade 7. Must possess a valid MA driver’s license. POSTING DATE: JULY 17, 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 30, 2020 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources Human Resources Department Woodcock Administration Building 6 Morse Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760 or: HRstaff@nattleboro.com

OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY Posted 7/16/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department is accepting applications on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is a Massachusetts Grade 6, 1.5 MGD BNR wastewater treatment plant, for full time Grade 5 licensed maintenance operators. This is a five day per week shift that includes Saturdays and Sundays.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements: High School Graduate; minimum three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses: must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Grade 5 or higher  (will consider hiring Grade 4 operators with the ability to obtain a Grade 5 within 6 months of start date)  and must possess a CDL B (or the ability to obtain one within 1 year of start date).

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: knowledge of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, basic biological processes and chemical reactions related to waste water treatment. The ability to perform the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the WPCF pumping stations and collection system, including daily monitoring and inspection of all plant facilities, including pumps, tanks structures and adjoining areas. Must collects samples of wastewater, sludge and chemicals and be able to maintain various related records and reports. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test.  Submit letter of Interest and Resume or Employment Application to:        

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.  Human Resources Director  Town of Wareham  Memorial Town Hall 54 Marion Road  Wareham, MA 02571 dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY PART-TIME (19 HOURS) Posted 7/16/20

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department is accepting applications on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is a Massachusetts Grade 6, 1.5 MGD BNR wastewater treatment plant, for two (2) part-time Grade 5 licensed maintenance operators.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements: High School Graduate; minimum three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses: must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Grade 5 or higher  (will consider hiring Grade 4 operators with the ability to obtain a Grade 5 within 6 months of start date)  and must possess a CDL B (or the ability to obtain one within 1 year of start date).

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: knowledge of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, basic biological processes and chemical reactions related to waste water treatment. The ability to perform the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the WPCF pumping stations and collection system, including daily monitoring and inspection of all plant facilities, including pumps, tanks structures and adjoining areas. Must collects samples of wastewater, sludge and chemicals and be able to maintain various related records and reports. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test. Submit letter of Interest and Resume or Employment Application to:   

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.  Human Resources Director  Town of Wareham  Memorial Town Hall  54 Marion Road  Wareham, MA 02571 dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

OPERATORS/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS  WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME GRADE 3 &4) Posted 7/16/2020

The Town of Wareham’s Human Resources Department is accepting applications on behalf of the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is a Massachusetts Grade 6, 1.5 MGD BNR wastewater treatment plant, for full-time and part-time Grade 3 and 4 licensed maintenance operators. The full-time positions are a five day per week shift that includes Saturdays and Sundays. The part-time positions are flexible schedules.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements: High School Graduate; minimum one (1) year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses: must possess Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Grade 3 or higher. CDL B License preferred.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: knowledge of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, basic biological processes and chemical reactions related to waste water treatment. The ability to perform the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the WPCF pumping stations and collection system, including daily monitoring and inspection of all plant facilities, including pumps, tanks structures and adjoining areas. Must collect samples of wastewater, sludge and chemicals and be able to maintain various related records and reports. Subject to CORI/SORI, pre-employment physical and drug test.  Submit letter of Interest and Resume or Employment Application to:  Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq. Human Resources Director  Town of Wareham  Memorial Town Hall  54 Marion Road  Wareham, MA 02571 dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

Senior Wastewater Engineer / District Engineer Posted 7/16/20

South Essex Sewerage District, 50 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Wastewater Engineer to manage and coordinate the engineering and capital improvement activities of the District. Supervises engineering staff and/or works with plant operations and maintenance divisions on projects. Candidate will have an opportunity to help lead a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan for the District’s infrastructure and develop and implement a multi-year capital improvement plan.

Qualifications: BS in Civil , Sanitary or Mechanical Engineering. Registration as Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Massachusetts, or P.E. registration in another state and ability to receive Massachusetts licensure within six months. At least twelve years of experience as an engineer after receipt of Bachelors Degree. Substantial knowledge of design and construction of primary and secondary treatment wastewater facilities including collection systems. At least ten years of experience in design and construction of wastewater and water engineering projects in the United States. Highly proficient in written and oral communications. Knowledge of construction practices and contractors in the New England area. Experience in preparation of engineering studies, design, and construction management of projects associated with wastewater conveyance, treatment, pumping, and metering facilities.

Highly Desirable Experience, Certifications and Licenses: Advanced Degree in Engineering, Business or Finance  Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Operators License  Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Wastewater Collection System and Utility Management Certifications

Responsibilities:  Performs comprehensive project management duties related to the District’s construction activities such as planning, conceptual development, review of alternatives, cost effective analysis, budget preparation, cash flow projections, permitting/regulations, scoping of work, selection of consultants, scheduling, performance testing, review of contract submittals, record keeping, preparation and resolution of written comments, preparation of in-depth technical report summaries, oral presentations and project memorandums.  Performs analysis of funding mechanisms including SRF and WIFIA Loans, Grants, and other funding sources and helps develop strategic long-term capital finance plans.  Supervises and directs activities of consulting engineers and contractors working for the District with respect to studies, planning, capital improvements, collection system, pumping, metering, wastewater treatment and facilities related projects. Responsible for developing contract documents for advertising, bidding and construction. Responsible for supervision of construction activities to ensure conformance with contract documents including but not limited to regulatory requirements, shop drawings, correspondence, payment requests, project changes, change order requests and credits, testing, startup, commissioning, training, project closeout, warrantees and guarantees and project record keeping. Develops and institutes project schedule and cost control mitigation measures to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.  Communicates, coordinates and meets with District staff and any other personnel involved in project and/or construction work to address and/or resolve issues. Attends and makes sound recommendations during project design and construction meetings.  Provides resolution of construction claims and disputes. Prepares change orders and extra work documentation as required. Works with the Operations and Maintenance Divisions to assist in the resolution of operational and mechanical issues associated with District facilities, equipment and buried infrastructure. Reviews process operations and identifies cost saving methods and procedures. Identifies modifications to existing equipment and performs life cycle cost analyses involving pay back and other analysis to support  recommended modifications. Works with the Maintenance Division to develop protocol and procedures to minimize down time and maximize equipment operating efficiencies and life cycles. Works with the Operations and Maintenance Divisions to monitor energy consumption and initiate energy saving opportunities.

Other: Full benefit package including Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC) municipal health insurance and Massachusetts pension. Salary commensurate with experience.

To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158, by email at arunne@sesd.com or visit our website at http://www.sesd.com.  The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. EOE

Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) Electrician Posted 7/13/2020

First Shift, Operations/Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, Position BP032

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   Responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of medium-voltage equipment within the plants, facilities, and grounds.  Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and maintains a variety of plant and high voltage electrical equipment, such as motors, pumps, gauges, switches, and other equipment. Performs general electrical preventative maintenance within plant property and at remote facilities and locations.  Inspects the plant’s lighting, fire alarm systems, generators, and other electrical equipment, identifies problems, and performs required repairs.  Completes appropriate paperwork regarding daily activities.  Installs and repairs electrical and instrumentation systems or provides related assistance. Ensures the safety of worksites and job activities.  Works with contractors performing electrical work and assists with inspecting and approving projects. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

EDUCATION:    High school diploma or GED, and

EXPERIENCE:   Four years of progressively responsible electrical experience in a high voltage environment, or, an equivalent combination of above to sufficiently and successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:    Must possess a journeyman electrician’s license.   Valid driver’s license in good standing.  Within one year of appointment must possess a Wastewater Operator Grade 1 license (OIT certificate) issued by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Apply within the application period as shown on this announcement.  This Agency does not assume responsibility for applications sent through the mail.  NOTE:  The Narragansett Bay Commission union contracts allow a 3 day grace period for its members only.

SEND RESUME OR APPLICATION TO:

The Narragansett Bay Commission Human Resources Office  One Service Road  Providence, RI  02905  TEL: 401-461-8848/ TTY (RI Relay Operator):  711   FAX:  401-461-2242 E-Mail hr@narrabay.com  E-Mailed resumes must be received in MS Word Format.

Certified Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator  Raytheon Missiles & Defense Andover, MA Posted 7/13/2020

Job Description: 1st Shift – 6:00am – 2:30pm Raytheon has an opportunity for a Certified Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator to support our waste treatment operations at the Andover, MA site. This individual will operate waste treatment equipment to process and neutralize exhaust scrubber fluids and chemical waste routed to treatment plant from manufacturing operations. They will oversee and take corrective actions to discharge final effluent from plant to limits consistent with Municipal, State and Federal codes for environmental protection of waterways and air quality.

Responsibilities:  Works to general supervisory instruction, charts, manual, and flow diagrams, applying specialized training in wastewater treatment technology.     Operates, monitors and oversees a variety of equipment to treat or remove such wastes or contaminants as cyanides, chromes, acids, alkalis, volatile organic compounds, and floor spills from work areas.   Monitors operation of instrumentation and recorders during treatment to measure, control, and record oxidation reduction potential.  Implements immediate corrective measures where recorder and/or alarm system signals a potential upset.   Takes required samples and measurements; makes required chemical analyses. Maintains cleanliness of wastewater treatment areas.    Takes emergency action to clear chemical lines and piping, services valves and pumps, proportions feeders and mixers.  Calibrates and maintains pH and ORP chemical controllers and electrodes and flow and control equipment.  Determines and prepares appropriate ratios of chemical and mixes for batch treatments.   Participates on chemical, hazardous waste, and blood borne pathogen spill response team.   Performs general maintenance and housekeeping of workplace, tools, and equipment.   Maintains records, moves materials, and follows safety rules in performance of duties.  Performs other similar duties as required or directed. 

Desired Skills:  Advanced academic instruction in chemistry, bacteriology, or wastewater treatment and technology.  Ongoing Technical Hours as required by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Required Education (including Major):    High School Diploma or equivalent. Class IV Industrial Waste Treatment Operator’s License as required by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Minimum 5 years related experience or Associates degree with 3 years of related experience.  U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment


This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

This position will be covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Wage and work place conditions, including shift times, are subject to this agreement. Individuals hired into this position will be represented by a union.  Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to Apply: https://jobs.rtx.com/job/andover/certified-industrial-wastewater-treatment-operator/4679/16479516

Sewage Treatment Plant Op II Department Of Correction Bridgewater 200004OG Posted 7/13/2020

Duties: Operates sewage treatment plant equipment at the direction of the chief operator to ensure proper treatment of the wastewater. Makes minor repairs to and performs routine maintenance on sewage treatment equipment including pumps, drives, motors, tractors, lawn care equipment and buildings. Collects samples, uses laboratory equipment to test wastewater and final effluent, records chlorine residual level, pH level and other data and adjusts chemical addition and system parameters on the basis of data obtained from test results. Monitors control panels, adjusts valves and gates to regulate the flow of sewage and runs wasting equipment to maintain process. Records data regarding sewage plant operations based on observation and inspection. Performs related duties such as maintaining records and preparing reports. Assists in maintaining the walks and grounds of the plant on a year round basis, including screening removal, sludge removal, mowing, raking, and shoveling of snow, etc. Assists in the maintenance of the building interiors and exteriors. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions: I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* 

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

Special Requirements: Applicants are required to possess a current and valid Grade III-M license issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Comments:*Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. *The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. *Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509,510;42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated  to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

How to Apply:  In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers.

www.mass.gov/masscareers  Diversity Officer: Carol  Thomas  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The City of Chicopee is currently seeking licensed/certified wastewater operators for its treatment facility Posted 7/13/2020

Operators work together to ensure the safe and sanitary operation of the City’s treatment plant and wastewater, as regulated under local and state guidelines. The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, No-Cap Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, and more. The starting pay for this position is Grade 6L, starting at a base of $16.42 per hour with incentive/licensure pay per hour added contingent on the various certifications/licenses utilized throughout the Department of Public Works, plus periodic pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

Applicants will not be considered without direct wastewater treatment experience and/or licensure/certification with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Requirements:     High school diploma or equivalent education degree (GED) or   A minimum of one year of related experience and/or training or   An equivalent combination of education and experience  A minimum of one year of experience in a wastewater treatment facility  Massachusetts Grade 3 Operators License  Massachusetts Collection System (Grade 2) License (within one year of hire)  A valid Class D Massachusetts Driver’s License 

HOW TO APPLY: If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and career goals, apply today by one of the following:   Go to www.chicopeema.gov/jobs.aspx and select Apply Now   Send your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov  

Questions? – Contact  Paul Winspeare  HR Generalist  Recruitment Manager  P: (413) 594-1483
C: (413) 523-2841 E: pwinspeare @chicopeema.gov  The City of Chicopee is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op II – Department of Correction MASAC @ Plymouth Posted 6/28/2020

Full Time Days $51,446.98 – $70,927.48 Posting ID: 190008SD

All candidates MUST apply through MassCareers

Duties:   This is skilled work in the operation, maintenance and control of the Water Pollution Control Facility and the VSS Water Treatment and Distribution system. Directly accountable to the facility chief operator. Responsible for the effective and efficient continuous operation of screening, grit removal, aeration, clarification, return and waste sludge pumping, filtration, disinfection, dechlorination, solids dewatering, and other wet-line and solids handling processes. Determines requirements for effective process control and calculates adjustments to ensure water quality consistent with US EPA and MA DEP standards. Performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to ensure quality control and adherence to practices set forth in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, latest ed. Responsible for the work of inmate work details in cooperation with correctional staff, and for adherence to security rules of the prison at all times. Follows preventive maintenance schedules and operational practices including maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. Maintains the daily operations log. Responsible for inventory and obtaining cost quotations as directed. Recommends plans for improvements and modifications to the treatment plant. Assists in overseeing improvement/upgrade contracts to help ensure that the contract is carried out in such a way as to protect the best interests of the Facility and Commonwealth. Attends relevant courses, seminar’s and meetings to keep updated in the latest practices, techniques and equipment relating to the fields of water and wastewater treatment. Must exercise direct or indirect supervision over and assign work to between 1 and 5 inmates. Services equipment such as tractors, trucks, etc. by making repairs, lubricating, adjusting, cleaning, painting and other general upkeep to ensure its safe and efficient operation. Must be able to operate landscaping and general maintenance equipment stated above in order that the grounds of the WPCF be properly maintained. Must be able to handle chemicals and chemical spills safely and dispose of residues properly. Must be skilled at compiling statistics for quarterly and annual reports. Responsible for training activities to keep updated on the latest techniques and for maintaining licenses. May assist in coordinating, setting up and authoring of contracts for supporting activities to include solid waste removal, sludge removal, laboratory services, etc., Must coordinate the scheduling of such services for the timely and efficient completion thereof. Must assume safety and housekeeping responsibilities and work at outdoor tasks as required. Must be willing to work under exposure to adverse weather conditions, raw sewage, and the harmful effects of toxic fumes, gases, chemicals and excessive noise. Must be willing to climb stairs and ladders, and lift heavy objects. Must be willing to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays and nights. Must be willing to be on a standby (on-call) work status. Operates and maintains facility well water system which requires a Distribution 1 (D1) and Treatment 1 (T1) license.

 Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Minimum Grade 3MFull License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and a water distribution 1 and treatment 1 license must be current and valid at time of hire.

Comments:    Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.  The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509,510;42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated  to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

How to Apply:  In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers.

www.mass.gov/masscareers  Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op III –  Department Of Correction MASAC@ PLY Resource Management Posted 6/28/2020

Full Time Days $56,213.04 – $78,613.86 Posting ID 190008SC

All candidates MUST apply through MassCareers

Duties:  This is skilled work at the supervisory level in the operation, maintenance and control of the Water Pollution Control Facility and the VSS Water System. Administers and is in direct responsible charge of the facility during all working hours. Directly accountable to top management, the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and the MA Department of Environmental .Reviews and is responsible for the effective and efficient continuous operation of screening, grit removal, aeration, clarification, return and waste sludge pumping, filtration, disinfection, dechlorination, solids dewatering, and other wet-line and solids handling processes. Determines requirements for effective process control and calculates adjustments to ensure water quality consistent with US EPA and MA DEP standards. Performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to ensure quality control and adherence to practices set forth in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, latest ed. Responsible for the work of operating staff and inmate work details in cooperation with Correctional Complex and for adherence to security rules of the Complex by staff and inmates at all times. Prepares preventive maintenance schedules and supervises all operations including maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. Maintains the daily operations log and prepares monthly operational reports to the US EPA and the MA DEP. Responsible for inventory , requisition of supplies, and obtaining cost quotations. Recommends plans for improvements and modifications to the treatment plant. Assists in overseeing improvement/upgrade contracts to help ensure that the contract is carried out in such a way as to protect the best interests of the Facility and Commonwealth. Attends relevant courses, seminar’s and meetings to keep updated in the latest practices, techniques and equipment relating to the fields of water and wastewater treatment and ensures that staff is properly trained. Must exercise direct supervision over and assign work to, and review the performance of 1 to 5 technical personnel and inmates. May service equipment such as tractors, trucks, etc. by making repairs, lubricating, adjusting, cleaning, painting and other general upkeep to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the equipment at WPCF. Must be able to operate landscaping and general maintenance equipment stated above in order that the grounds of the WPCF be properly maintained. Must be able to handle chemicals and chemical spills safely and dispose of residues properly. Must be skilled at compiling statistics for quarterly and annual reports. Responsible for training activities, instruction, demonstration to employees to ensure compliance with existing standards and to keep employees updated on the latest techniques. Must be able to coordinate and assist in the setting up and authoring contracts for supporting activities to include solid waste removal, sludge removal, laboratory services, etc., Must coordinate the scheduling of such services for the timely and efficient completion thereof. Must assume safety and housekeeping responsibilities and work at outdoor tasks as required. Must be willing to work under exposure to adverse weather conditions, raw sewage, and the harmful effects of toxic fumes, gases, chemicals and excessive noise. Must be willing to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays and nights. Must be willing to be on standby(on call) work status. Operates and maintains facility well water system which requires a Distribution 1 (D1) and Treatment 1 (T1) license.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.  

Substitutions: 

I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* 

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

Special Requirements:  Based on assignment, applicants may be required to possess a current and valid certificate or an appropriate grade issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Grade 4M Full License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and a water distribution 1 (D1) and treatment 1 (T1) license must be current and valid at time of hire.

Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.  The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents

How to Apply: In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers. www.mass.gov/masscareers  Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sewage Treatment Plant Op II –  Department Of Correction  MCI-Norfolk Posted /28/2020

Full Time Days $51,446.98 – $70,927.48 Posting ID 200002FR

ALL Candidates MUST apply through MassCareers

Duties: Operates and maintains newly constructed MBR facility including control of flow, valving and pumps in order to achieve compliance with all EPA and DEP permits. Operates a SCADA system, including remote access functions. Monitors the system on a continual basis to ensure that the system is functioning normally. Collects samples and performs sophisticated laboratory analysis to determine the efficiency of the process, and makes adjustments based on the results of said analysis. Maintains accurate records regarding process control, maintenance activities and laboratory analysis to facilitate reporting to state and federal agencies. Performs housekeeping duties as needed, including but not limited to mowing, raking, snow shoveling, painting and cleaning. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions:

I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* 

*Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:  Based on assignment, applicants may be required to possess a current and valid certificate or an appropriate grade issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Comments: *Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.  *The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. *Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509,510;42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated  to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

How to Apply: In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers.  www.mass.gov/masscareers  Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operator – South Essex Sewerage District 50 Fort Avenue Salem, MA 01970 Posted 6/24/2020

License Grade and Type: Massachusetts Grade IV Operator’s Certificate

Valid MA Driver’s License

Job Summary: Technical and mechanical work in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and other facilities; all other related work as required.

High school graduation, or equivalent, and one to three-years’ experience in a wastewater treatment plant, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Completion of a Level I Operator’s training course.

Essential Functions

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Operates equipment and systems which are used in the control of flow and the processing of wastewater and residual materials.  Participates in the daily operation of the wastewater treatment plant, makes daily inspections of plant equipment, machinery, and makes preventive maintenance adjustments.  Observes, records and reports variations in operating conditions. Monitors, interprets and records meter and gage readings.  Operates valves and gates, either manually, or by remote control; motorized equipment to load and unload screenings, grit, scum and sludge.  Extracts samples for laboratory analysis and to conduct routine plant performance analysis.  Performs routine maintenance and adjustment functions to equipment such as unplugging pumps, grinders and process lines, and daily lubrication.  Cleans process areas and equipment. Unloads and loads processing chemicals.

How to Apply: To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at (978)744-4550 ext. 158, by email at arunne@sesd.com, or visit our website at https://www.sesd.com/careers/

Job Description: https://www.sesd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Operator.pdf

O&M Tech – Danielson CT Posted 6/24/2020

The Operations & Maintenance Position is an integral team member who performs the tasks required to operate and maintain the wastewater treatment facility.

Main responsibilities include: Performs a variety of preventative and corrective maintenance tasks, maintains and/or repairs municipal and industrial equipment, maintains lift stations and/or booster pump stations, 0-2 years experience in the wastewater or collection and distribution field, CDL drivers license preferred required within 6 months, CT wastewater license preferred but, willing to train, HS Diploma or equivalent.

Must be within 45 minutes of the plant and be willing to work weekends and holidays.

to apply, visit htpps//suez.com and search via requisition: 18650 and/or ‘Careers’

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR Ayer MA Posted 6/23/2020

Town of Ayer, Massachusetts is seeking a self-motivated, highly qualified applicant for the position of Wastewater Collection System Operator. This person will be responsible for inspections, repairs and maintenance of the Town’s sewer mains, services, lift stations and related structures.

Wastewater Collection System Operators duties will include: • Maintain wastewater pumping stations in locations throughout Town. • Inspect and clean sewers and manholes  • Assists in grounds keeping and snow plowing  • Skilled work of a routine nature in operating required equipment. • Related work as required.

Candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, must have a knowledge and experience in the maintenance and operation of municipal wastewater collection and pumping system.

Other requirements include CDL B, Massachusetts Hoisting License or the ability to obtain within the first 6 months of employment.

This is a union position with a rate of pay of $21.61 to $25.20 per hour and license increments of $0.87 per hour.

For Application Package, visit www.ayer.ma.us/about-ayer/pages/employment-opportunities or contact the Ayer DPW (978)-772-8240, mwetzel@ayer.ma.us. Application and resume, in confidence, should be received no later than 3 PM Friday July 10, 2020 by the Superintendent of Public Works( mail or email), 25 Brook Street, Ayer, MA 01432. Ayer is an EO/AA Employer.

Scheduler, Planner, and CMMS Administrator South Essex Sewerage District 50 Fort Avenue Salem, MA 01970 Posted June 23, 2020

License Grade and Type: Valid MA Driver’s License

Job Summary: The objective of this position is to identify, analyze, implement and execute processes and systems that maximize efficiencies in the maintenance process and increase equipment uptime, reliability and performance. Receives, plans, estimates, schedules and coordinates maintenance activities for the Maintenance Division.  Manages and administers all aspects of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and acts as the CMMS subject matter expert for the District.

Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of the maintenance, repair and replacement of related operational equipment, systems, processes and fleet within a wastewater treatment, liquid processing, industrial, manufacturing or equivalent facility.
  • Working knowledge of the methods and materials used by the various craft trades at a level sufficient to plan maintenance work, estimate projects, specify equipment, parts, materials, and special tools.
  • Working knowledge, training and experience in computerized maintenance management systems and inventory management and control systems.

    Ability
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and with others to achieve all assigned goals and objectives. Must be able to organize, coordinate, analyze and successfully negotiate solutions. Must be able to effectively present information to management and other employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, train and assign work and projects.

Skill

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills required, especially those used in all aspects of developing and utilizing the CMMS and related activities such as inputting and researching data and creating reports and metrics.
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Must have experience and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, Power Point, Word and Outlook.

How to Apply: To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at (978)744-4550 ext. 158, by email at arunne@sesd.com, or visit our website at https://www.sesd.com/careers/ Job Description: https://www.sesd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Scheduler-Planner-and-CMMS-Administrator.pdf

Operator Westborough, MA Posted 6/18/2020

Veolia is seeking an Operator to join our skilled team at the Wastewater Treatment plant in Westborough, MA. This position operates and maintains wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements.

Full-time, Permanent position with full benefits eligibility. 

Requirements: HS Diploma or GED required, Six months to two years’ experience in wastewater treatment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices, Preferred candidate holds a MA Grade 5, or higher, Wastewater License, Must hold a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. 

How to apply: Please send an updated resume to Paige.Robichau@veolia.com for consideration and/or submit a formal application directly through our careers page at https://veolianorthamerica.jobs.net/en-US/search

South Hadley WWTP Position: Senior Plant Attendant (Operator), Grade 4 Posted 6/8/2020

Job Summary: Monitor, maintain and repair treatment plant and pump station equipment; perform routine laboratory testing; take and record instrument readings, and make adjustments as necessary; perform routine and preventative maintenance; oversee sludge dewatering operations. Regular work week M – F, 7 AM to 3:30. Overtime is required – weekends and Holidays rotate between qualified operators. Applicants must have a grade 4 wastewater license. The starting weekly pay is $960.00 per week, with the weekly range for this position $960.00 to $1160.00. This is a union position. To submit an application, please visit the South Hadley website at www.southhadley.org/jobs. Submission Deadline: Until filled  Contact info: Melissa LaBonte, 413-538-5040, mlabonte@southhadleyma.gov

Lead Maintenance Technician – WhiteWater Sandwich MA- Posted 6/8/2020

The primary responsibility of the Lead Maintenance Technician is to provide assistance to the Maintenance Supervisor in the completion of all maintenance tasks for the area assigned.   The lead technician will be the point of contact and coordinator of all larger jobs within the assigned area, and be responsible for work performed by maintenance technicians under their direction. For more information and to apply go to
https://whitewater.applicantpro.com/jobs/1423556.html

Veolia- Maintenance Technician: Brockton, MA Posted June 2, 2020

Veolia is seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our skilled team at the Wastewater Treatment plant in Brockton, MA. The Maintenance Technician inspects, maintains, repairs and installs mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic equipment at plant and/or pump stations

Full-time, Permanent UNION position with full benefits.  7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Schedule  with rolling days off to cover Sundays

Requirements: HS Diploma or GED required.  Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to comprehend complex specifications, blueprints and manuals.  Wastewater license and MA Forklift/hoisting license is a plus, but not required. Must hold a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.  Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.  How to apply: Please send an updated resume to Paige.Robichau@veolia.com for consideration and/or submit a formal application directly through our careers page at https://veolianorthamerica.jobs.net/en-US/search

Operator – Clean Harbors – Holbrook MA posted 5/26/2020

Clean Harbors is currently looking for a Wastewater Operator to join the team. The Wastewater Operator will work days with the Chief Operator and be responsible and accountable for day to day wastewater operations at a facility located in Holbrook Massachusetts and will complete wastewater treatment operations and assists in providing direction to staff in line with Clean Harbor’s policies and strategy.

Why work for Clean Harbors? Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!   Competitive wages   Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment   Group 401K with company matching component   Paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement   Positive and safe work environments   Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career

Key Responsibilities:  Ensure that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes;   Conduct daily, bi-weekly and/or monthly inspections (for proper system operation, inventory, organization, general tidiness and cleanliness) in addition to overseeing the tracking, scheduling and completion of equipment maintenance; Inspection data will be entered into daily, weekly and monthly reports.   Complete or ensure completion of periodic field inspections to monitor operations, repairs, installations and to document that equipment is kept up to customer and Clean Harbors standards in addition to ensuring quality control and verifying that established procedures are being followed (i.e. Use of PPE, proper sampling procedure, customer relations);   Ensure all appropriate operating permits are complied with in a timely fashion by fostering a professional and personable working relationship with the appropriate regulating authority.

What does it take to work for Clean Harbors?

Minimum 5 years of applicable Wastewater Treatment System experience; Those with years higher than the minimum are also encouraged to apply.   Massachusetts Grade 4 or higher Wastewater Treatment Certification required;   Intermediate computer skills with MS Office applications (Word, Excel);   Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize work assignments, and the ability to be flexible and work extended hours during the winter season in order to meet tight deadlines;   Valid driver’s license with a clean Abstract;   Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Join our team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, Send Resume to:

mcdermott.kenneth@cleanharbors.com

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.  We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role. Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company  

ERSECO Inc., Erving MAGeneral Manager/Chief Operator (Grade 7) Posted 5/22/2020

Job Summary: The General Manager/Chief Operator for ERSECO Inc., is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the waste water treatment plant, sludge management, closed landfills, regulatory permits, EPA Biosolids Annual Report and interfaces with the Town of Erving, as necessary. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: As the licensed chief operator oversees and/or assigns duties to other operators regarding operational issues, major repairs, capital projects and other matters as necessary  Maintain a database of plant operating parameters, analysis results and outside waste received  Maintain a database of all sludge analysis results  Assigns the coordination of sludge sapling and analysis  Identifies any sludge analysis results that exceed permitted limits, reports same to appropriate regulatory agencies and initiates corrective action as necessary  Reports sludge analysis results quarterly to MA DEP  Participates in contract negotiations with current and future sludge management contractors  Interfaces regularly with current contractor to ensure contract compliance and smooth, efficient sludge removal and placement  Reconciles contractor’s monthly invoices with plant records and approves payment  Direct, coordinate and oversee all aspects of two closed landfills and complete reporting and all required paperwork for compliance with MA DEP  Maintain and ensure that all conditions of permits are being met with regulatory agencies (i.e. MA AOS, MA ADCM BUD, NH SQC)  Identify any potential violations, report and initiate corrective action plans as necessary  Apply for renewal of permits and file annual reports, as required  File Biosolids Annual Report electronically with US EPA by February 15th of each year  Send copies of all correspondence to the town on all matters where the Town of Erving is named as the permittee or owner  Initiate action as necessary and participate in the maintenance and renewal of the following agreements and permits: Waste Treatment Agreement, Wastewater Discharge Permit, agreement regarding third party wastewater discharges  Meet with the Erving Select Board as necessary

Qualifications/Skills:

Current Massachusetts Grade 7 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License required   Associates Degree in Environmental Technology/Science or related field  A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in operation, maintenance and administration of a municipal activated sludge wastewater treatment plant  and sewage collection, with at least 3 years hands on experience at a level of supervisory responsibility of Grade 5 facility or higher  Experience and specialized training in public water systems operation, construction, engineering or a closely related field with knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements  Knowledge of chemical impacts and reactions for a variety of chemicals associated with wastewater collection and treatment.  Good mathematical skills needed to compute ratios and monitor chemical levels  Computer skills and demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite  Work unsupervised and react to emergency situations to maintain the safety of the plant  Must be able to provide verbal- written instruction, to multi-task and prioritize projects, respond to inquiries/incidents and work calmly/effectively under any conditions  Must maintain the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position and able to stand-walk for extended periods of time  Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple projects   Strong organizational and problem-solving skills  Strong verbal and written communication skills  Attention to detail and accuracy when completing tasks  Flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment  Ability to maintain a positive and helpful attitude  Ability to perform all essential functions and responsibilities in an efficient manner  Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team  Strong work ethic

We offer a very competitive benefit package. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Drug screen and Background check is required prior to employment. Email resumes to: hr@ervingpapermill.com

General Foreman – Fitchburg Sewer System (5/19/2020) 

The City of Fitchburg, MA is seeking a qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable individual to fulfill the duties in the position of General Foreman in the Department of Public Works – Wastewater Division, Sewer Collection System. 

SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Sewer System Manager, the General Foreman is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the sewer collection system, related pumping stations, inspection and documentation of Combined Sewer Overflows and Sanitary Sewer Overflows. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  cleaning and inspection of all sewer lines, and documenting the findings of inspections; responding to sewer calls; identifying and correcting ongoing problems with sewer blockages; managing all “in-field” operations, and working directly with Sewer System Manager to assign daily work tasks; leading and supervising all collection system operations work crews in the field; responsible for ensuring State and City Digsafe regulations are followed; maintains the Division’s sewer collection vehicle and equipment fleet, including preventative maintenance and repair services, and documentation of service records; inspect, investigate and report on suspected sewer main leaks; direct efforts to locate illegal entry and dumping into sewer collection system; maintain safety equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment in proper working order; provide weekly status updates to Sewer System Manager on vehicle/equipment maintenance performed and upcoming required maintenance; maintain tools inventory to ensure adequate tools are provided/in-stock, and pumps, compaction equipment and saws are in properly maintained working order; perform work on sewer flow meters, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting with a laptop; and respond to call-ins after regular working hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. 

This individual assists the Sewer System Manager with: development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program to prevent overflows and treatment plant bypasses; development and implementation of an I/I program to identify and remove sources of I/I, assist in compiling data for regulatory reporting; and entering sewer service calls into a computerized log filing system.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED.  Minimum three (3) years’ experience in wastewater sewer system field, or five (5) years’ experience in wastewater field; educational training in a recognized technical program may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of a one (1) to one (1) substitution, however, no more than two (2) years of substitution shall be allowed. OSHA 30 Certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.  Must have a Confined Space Entry Awareness Training Certificate.  A demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL and similar applications). A valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B, with “L” and “N” endorsements; “X” endorsement desirable.  Hoisting license Class 2B.  Knowledge of traffic control safety procedures, with strong background in safety.  Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise employees.  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with other DPW Divisions, Municipal Departments, and the public.  Demonstrated ability to write electronic reports, and follow written and/or verbal instructions. 

COMPENSATION: The City of Fitchburg provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, and more.  The starting pay for this position is Grade 6 ranging from $26.64 – $29.11 per hour with periodic pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Fitchburg. 

HOW TO APPLY:   

Applications must be completed online. Handwritten application or related documents will not be accepted. Please visit www.fitchburgma.gov to apply.*   * Required application documents include a cover letter, (Attn: Susan Davis, Director of Human Resources), resume and application. All documents must be received to be eligible for consideration.


City of Haverhill, MA Wastewater/Stormwater  Collection System Supervisor Posed 5/19/2020

The City of Haverhill, MA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Wastewater/Stormwater  Collection System Supervisor. This position is responsible for the administration, direction and supervision of the planning, design, operation, maintenance, construction, repair, and expansion of the wastewater collection system, pumping stations and related facilities. This position is also responsible for various stormwater activities including operation and maintenance, and compliance with stormwater regulations and permits in assigned areas.

For more information about the position and the application process, please visit the City’s website at https://www.cityofhaverhill.com/departments/human_resources/job_opportunities.php or call the Human Resources Department at (978) 374-2357.

Wastewater Operator (6pm-6am)Smith & Wesson, Springfield MA 4I MA License required Posted 5/6/2020

  • Supporting four critical areas (Pollution Control Facility, REM Treatment Area, Heat Treat Neutralization, and the Oil Recovery Ultra-filtration Area)
  • Running filter presses and ultra-filtration equipment
  • Replenishing chemicals, handling hazardous waste by-products and chemical transportation of small volumes with a forklift
  • Conducting and logging routine audits of environmental and safety equipment on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Maintaining industrial pre-treatment license requirements (i.e. 20 TCH’s every two (2) years)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience, Competencies, and Education
    • Preferred A.S Degree or 3 – 5 years of equivalent experience
    • Grade IV Mass. Industrial Waste Water Treatment License
    • Basic computer skills

 www.smith-wesson.com/careers      SWI 3826 Wastewater Operator

Questions – Jacquelyn Falardeau, 413-747-3375, jfalardeau@aob.com