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Provides independent administrative and technical direction as the Project Coordinator for the Reliability and Resiliency Program for the Durham County Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant and the associated collection system. Performs technical work in risk reduction project management. This work will include evaluating facilities for critical risk, developing priority list for projects, developing bids and proposals for projects, project inspection and management, operation manual development, staff training, and project closeouts. Additional work will involve assisting the Senior Project Manager with site plan and construction drawing review for new development and determining hydraulic impacts of proposed developments on the TWWTP and the collection system.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Thorough knowledge of methods, practices, techniques and terminology of engineering, architecture and construction
•Thorough knowledge of construction materials, engineering plans, specifications and drawings
•Thorough knowledge of building regulations, standards and related codes
•Ability to prepare bid documents
•Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints
•Ability to maintain accurate records
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in physical sciences, engineering, planning, architecture or related field.
Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Experience in wastewater treatment design or collection system design or construction is preferred.
How to Apply: Apply electronically by visiting Durham County’s website: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=dcoprod
posted 7/18/18 (072718)
Field Operations Zone Manager
Charlotte Water is seeking a Zone Manager who is responsible for managing a Zone team in the operation and maintenance of 1,000 miles of water distribution and 1,000 miles of wastewater collection system. This position would also participate in the operations management of the division; develops and manages specified zone’s operation plan and budget; defines and acquires necessary personnel, equipment, materials and supplies to support zone operations. Additional responsibilities include zone’s balance scorecard, performance tracking and communication of results. Person will also mentor the team on best practices while assisting the team in remaining focused on tasks; resolve conflicts within and between zones. This employee will also be responsible for zone employees’ learning and development plans in the Matrix system; conducts performance reviews, recommends merit increases, and conducts disciplinary corrective actions. This position requires considerable initiative, independent judgment, exceptional communication skills and the ability to lead and facilitate change. This position is also required to respond to emergencies, as well as facilitate emergency response planning. Educational requirements for this position include a four (4) year degree, or combination of education and experience, along with good computer skills. At least ten (10) years of water and/or wastewater system experience is preferred; knowledge in SSO reduction and techniques is a plus. The highest level of Distribution and Collections Certification is desired, or the ability to obtain these certifications within a timely manner. This position must also have a valid driver’s license and be eligible for a City driving permit.
• Associate degree and 5 years of experience in related management and supervisory work; or four (4) year degree, in related field and 3 years of experience in related management and supervisory work.
• 10 years water and/or wastewater experience, preferred
• Knowledge in SSO reduction and techniques, desired
• Excellent computer skills
Monday – Friday 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
For more details and to apply for this position please refer to www.charlottenc.gov
posted 7/12/18 (073118)
Field Operations Supervisor
Charlotte Water is seeking a Field Operations Supervisor who would be responsible for:
• Lead and develop a multi-skilled workforce supporting the goals and objectives of the organization; coach and motivate team members; communicate needs and expectations to team members.
• Monitor and assist with developing cost-effective work practices to improve team productivity.
• Work with the Planner Scheduler and Zone Manager to prepare and implement weekly work plans.
• Assist the Planner Scheduler and Zone Manager with preparation of daily/week work schedule requirements. Assist with prioritizing, scheduling, and assigning work orders.
• Ensure that proper work order documentation is completed for all job assignments.
• In emergency conditions, assist Zone Teams with work support requirements such as staging of parts, materials, supplies and equipment.
• Ensure that work completed meets performance standards.
• Ensure the effective and timely communications are maintained between team members, Zone Manager, Planner Scheduler, and other appropriate stakeholders; attends team meetings and round table evaluations among team leaders.
• Provide technical expertise and work assistance to Zone work teams; monitor and support field operations; resolve team conflicts; provide safety review.
• Assist with scheduling employees in training opportunities based on the Training and Certification Program.
• Provide inspections of in-progress and completed work for high priority work assignments to ensure quality control and work site safety standards are maintained.
• Complete performance appraisals, address personnel issues and conduct the disciplinary process for team members.
• Respond to customer issues.
• Co-develop, review and implement operational plans and goals; coordinate work with other teams, support groups, and leadership.
• Works various hours, emergencies and on-call.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Extensive supervisory experience in municipal sewer and water utilities system maintenance.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
For more details and to apply for this position please refer to www.charlottenc.gov
posted 7/12/18 (073118)
NCWOA Education Specialist Position (part-time)
(central and western part of NC)
The applicant must possess at least a high school diploma and experience in the teaching of water industry professionals (equivalent experience in the teaching profession with advanced education beyond the high school level will be considered). This individual must possess a good working knowledge of the waterworks industry and good interactive skills to relate and communicate with industry professionals, managers and operators. Meeting planning and organizational skills a plus. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. The individual must possess computer skills (Microsoft applications) to prepare reports and communicate information relevant to NCWOA and the waterworks profession. This position will require extensive travel primarily in central & western North Carolina. The applicant must possess a valid N.C. driver’s license, reliable transportation and the ability to travel on a regular basis to include overnight stays as well as a personal computer. Residency in the central to western part of the state preferred.
Proposed Work Schedule and Salary:
This independent contractor position is part-time based on a 15-20 hour workweek and based on an hourly rate of $20.00 – $25.00 per hour, depending on experience. All travel expenses (mileage, meals and lodging) are to be reimbursed monthly by NCWOA. Office equipment such as printer and office supplies will also be provided and/or reimbursed.
Job Description (overview)
— Serves as a customer representative and a point of contact for NCWOA in a professional responsive manner.
— Works closely with eastern Education Specialist in the development of new training opportunities and implementation of training events as scheduled.
— Supports the activities of the Seminars Committee and sections in the planning and implementation of training events.
— Supports the activities of the Annual Schools Committee in the planning and implementation of certification schools. Works to develop a trainer mentoring program to help increase the instructor pool.
— Works closely with the Moodle program to further develop new training modules and to help recruit subject speakers.
How to Apply
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date – August 17, 2018
Water Treatment Plant Superintendent
The City of Dunn is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. This employee will perform difficult technical, administrative and managerial work planning including; organizing and directing the operation, maintenance and laboratory analysis at the water treatment plant. Due to the possibility of emergency call-in, this employee will be required to live within a reasonable distance of the facility.
• Planning for the twenty-four hour operation of a regional water treatment facility in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations including planning and assigning work to subordinates
• Determining proper and efficient operations of the facility through observation and analysis of lab results
• Insuring proper preventative maintenance and repairs of facility equipment and buildings
• Overseeing the operation of a State certified laboratory
• Establishing and maintaining records and reports necessary for effective management and full compliance with State and Federal regulations
• Assisting the Public Utilities Director with annual budgeting requirements including researching and recommending long and short term capital projects for buildings and equipment
• Insuring effective productivity of plant personnel through proper motivation and coaching techniques
• Responsible for plant safety and OSHA compliance
• Working with the Public Utilities Director in regards to matters such as policy, personnel matters and work priorities
• Planning and implementation of alum sludge disposal program
• Work is subject to hazards associated with plant operations including working in indoor and outdoor environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, in confined spaces, on elevated platforms/ladders, and exposure to various conditions (i.e. loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, gases, poor ventilation, etc.).
• NC A-Surface water plant operator certification
• NC Physical/Chemical Grade 1 wastewater plant operator certification (or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment)
• NC Total & Fecal Coliform lab certification
• NC Class C driver’s license
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience
The City of Dunn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications may be downloaded at www.dunn-nc.org or picked up at City Hall, 401 E. Broad Street. Submit completed applications to: City of Dunn, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1065, Dunn, NC 28335. Open until filled.
posted 7/5/18 (080518)
Wastewater Plant Operator II
Job Description: CITY OF DURHAM
invites applications for the position of:
Wastewater Plant Operator II
OPENING DATE: 06/20/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Hiring Range: $37,511 – $45,000
We seek energetic individuals who model good work ethic and team attitude to join our staff of operators at the North Durham Water Reclamation Facility.
This role monitors plant operations by physical observation of plant processes; sampling units to ensure proper operation; maintaining accurate records; cleaning and calibrating process meters; monitoring chemical feeds and making process adjustments as needed. Checks equipment and makes adjustments as necessary. May monitor and operate remote facilities related to the wastewater collection system.
Performs plant preventative maintenance activities by completing assigned maintenance tasks; keeping adequate lubricant levels in equipment; may make minor repairs and adjustments. Maintains the appearance of the facility and buildings; assists maintenance personnel; Receives and unloads chemicals.
Monitors the plant by performing physical inspections; obtaining and interpreting of output data from both instruments and lab results and making adjustments to the processes as needed.
Participates in the reviewing of policies; attending safety training and meetings; and obtaining continuing education annually to maintain certification.
Conducts lab analysis as required by supervision, regulatory permit or plant conditions by properly collecting samples; calibrating equipment as needed; analyzing based on established standard methods; accurately recording and reporting the generated data; and taking corrective actions as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school diploma or GED equivalency.
Two or more years of related experience in a wastewater treatment facility
Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, or must be able to obtain a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of hire.
NC Grade II Wastewater Treatment Operator License. (if out-of-state obtained within 6 months of hire)
Readily accessible by phone with ability to work “on-call” for emergencies
Willing to work a monthly weekend shift on a rotating schedule
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS:
Basic math & chemistry calculations to accurately read meters & charts, maintain required records, & interpret readings to make necessary adjustments to treatment processes
Make mixed arithmetic calculations involving multiplication, addition, subtraction, & division of whole numbers, decimals, & fractions
Active and Valid NC Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A or B.
How to Apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc
posted 6/28/18 (072018)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assume management responsibility for the daily operations and activities of the Water Resources Section of the Department of Public Works, including water and sewer line maintenance and repair, lift pump station repair and maintenance, and provides cost estimates for proposed work.
Provides technical assistance and maintenance support activities for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Administers all activities of the town’s water and waste water collection system, including planning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work plan for department employees; assigning work activities, materials/tools, projects and programs; reviewing and evaluating work products, methods and procedures; meeting with subordinate employees to identify and resolve problems.
Select, train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; complete related personnel matters, including performance evaluations.
Participate in the development and administration of the utility budget; forecast the funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
Engages in considerable personal contact with the customers, other departments, outside agencies, developers, and contractors.
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of operational methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; continuously monitor and evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned maintenance, repair, and construction programs, methods and procedures.
Maintain location records of town water and sewer line locations, manholes, and valves.
Researches and plans the construction, repair, and maintenance of departmental activities.
Supervises repairs and modifications to water and sewer lines and lift stations.
Ensures safe methods and practices are used by employees in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Respond to citizen questions, complaints and requests for service; meet with members of the community to assess issues and problems; identify and recommend solutions; transmit information to members of public to demonstrate resolution of problems.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
High school diploma or GED required
Associate degree with major coursework in civil engineering, business management/administration, environmental sciences, or closely related field desired
Five years of experience in utility maintenance, construction and repair activities, including two years of supervisory experience.
Possession of a North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License
Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade II Water Pollution Collection System Operator
Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade A Distribution System Operator Certification
Possession of a valid North Carolina Cross Connection System Operator Certification .
Or The Ability To Obtain These Certifications Within Six (6) Months Of Hire Date
How to Apply: Go to www.spring-lake.org and click on jobs in the upper right corner of the page to download an application.
posted 6/14/18 (073118)
Job Description: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Vacancy # EMD052018-61, Position # 215
As part of the Environment Management division, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for the collection and testing of drinking water and wastewater samples. The Lab Technician obtains samples of drinking water and wastewater from treatment plants and the distribution/collection systems for testing for State/Federal compliance and for special projects; responds to drinking water and wastewater emergency events; investigates drinking water customer complaints by collecting samples and prepares reports and maintains records of investigation. The Lab Technician will calibrate and maintain laboratory and field equipment; maintain and perform QA/QC procedures to comply with State and Federal guidelines; prepare chemical solutions and reagent; conduct procedural training for laboratory staff; conduct drinking water and waste water microbiological analysis; maintain laboratory supplies and chemical inventory and ensure proper storage of all supplies and equipment. Additionally, the Lab Technician will conduct drinking water and waste water laboratory chemical and physical analysis; perform routine laboratory analysis of drinking water and waste water using approved methodology and State required control procedures; deliver water/wastewater samples to local commercial labs for contracted testing purposes and complete legal chain of custody procedures. The Lab Technician performs special operational monitoring events as identified; performs special compliance sampling events of drinking water and wastewater; prepares and participates in safety training sessions; performs inventory/property management; makes recommendations that impact the budget; and performs other related job duties as assigned.
The position requires an Associate’s Degree in a scientific field, and two (2) years of work experience in an environmental lab, field testing, wet testing and bench analytics; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Analysis of Total Coliforms and E.coli certification analysis of potable water by chromogenic/fluorogenic media and HPC methods certifications is preferred. Possess of or the ability to obtain a valid State of North Carolina driver’s license.
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while sitting, standing, or walking. Requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the work requires crouching, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. Work is typically performed in a laboratory, treatment plants, office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, irritating chemicals, contagious or infectious diseases, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.
The position is a pay grade 14 with a hiring range of $37,223.
Job posted: 5/17/2018, Job closes: Open until filled
Positions posted ‘open until filled’ may be closed at any time with or without notice
How to Apply: www.cfpua.org/jobs
posted 5/18/18 (073118)