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Public Utilities Supervisor

Job Description: The Town of Leland has a full-time vacancy for a Public Utilities Supervisor. The Public Utilities Supervisor performs work planning, directing, scheduling, and supervising the operation, maintenance and repair of the sewer collection system, water distribution system, wells, tanks, pump stations and related facilities, preparing and maintaining logs, records and reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Services Manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.

Position requirements include high school diploma or GED with coursework in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related field and moderate experience in the maintenance, repair, and/or construction of water and sewer systems including supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, possession of Collections III certification issued by the State of North Carolina upon hire, possession of or ability to obtain Water Distribution (Grade B) and Wastewater Collection (Grade IV) certifications issued by the State of North Carolina within one year of hire, possession of or ability to obtain Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control certifications within one year of hire, and possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.

Salary range for the position is $21.96-$35.14 hourly. Hiring range for the position is $$21.96-$26.28 hourly. Salary within hiring range will be determined based on relevant and verifiable work experience/qualifications. The Town of Leland offers an attractive benefit package consisting of medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health and Wellness Program, 401K with a 5% contribution, 457(b), retirement and supplemental benefits.

How to Apply: For complete details regarding this position and to apply online, please click on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1701272

posted 9/20/17  (103117)

Water Treatment Facilities Manager

Job Description: Water Treatment Facilities Manager
The WTF Manager plans, organizes, and manages the staff, operations, analytical testing and maintenance of the City of Hendersonville’s water treatment facility. Emphasis of job is on water treatment, testing in plant and in distribution system, and daily operations of water treatment facilities with a goal of delivering a high quality and safe drinking water supply to customers and businesses. The Manager is also responsible for directing employee training programs and completing employee performance reviews. The individual makes operational decisions in response to problems reported by water treatment plant operations staff and may serve as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC), in accordance with State regulations. Ensures that rights-of-way and infrastructure are maintained in proper working condition along the raw water pipelines and storage dams. Oversees the development and administration of operational training programs for operations staff; develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all treatment facilities and enforces compliance with City and OSHA safety standards. Develops and administers the annual operating budget including short and long range forecasts; develops technical plans for infrastructure improvements as part of the long term (5 years or more) capital improvement plan. Performs related work as required.

The Manager will need to have a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and equipment used in water treatment facilities operations. Thorough working knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of these facilities including an understanding of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles. Thorough knowledge of state and federal water treatment and water quality regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management and supervision of personnel; knowledge of principles of employee relations, discipline, reward systems and effective coaching.
The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology, hydrology, water and wastewater engineering or related study is desired. Five (5) or more years of experience operating and maintaining a municipal water treatment facility and at least the same number of years managing personnel or some combination thereof.

Special requirements: A valid North Carolina driver’s license. Valid NC A surface water treatment certification; prefer NC Grade 1 physical/chemical certification. Prefer NC bacteriological certification. Prefer valid certification in first aid and CPR.

The position is a pay grade 18 with a starting salary of $47,111 with a salary range up to $71,691. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

How to Apply: Completed City of Hendersonville application required.

posted 9/20/17  (101917)

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Job Description: Water Treatment Plant Supervisor-Statesville, pop. 24,633+. Growing full service city seeks Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. Position reports to Assistant Water Resources Director. Must Possess a valid NC Drivers License; possession of a Grade A. Water Treatment Certificate preferred and must be albe to obtain a NC Pesticide License; required to be on-call 24 hours a day. Performs difficult technical work supervising and participating in the operation of a water purification plant and alum sludge facility, pumping stations and raw water reservoirs. Ensures compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements;implements all State and Federal rules and regulations; designated operator in responsible charge (ORC). Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; a thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; a general knowledge of chemistry as applied to water purification; abilitiy to adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to make accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to follow instructions in both oral and written form; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of plant personnel. Graduation from high school supplemented by training in chemistry and bacteriology and extensive experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. This position is non-exempt and is therefore eligible for overtime pay. Salary Range: $50,460.38 -$83,260.53. EOE

How to Apply: Apply online at www.ci.statesville.nc.us

posted 9/18/17  (101817)

Public Utilities Electrician

Job Description: The Town of Leland has a full-time vacancy for a Public Utilities Electrician.
The Public Utilities Electrician is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and performing preventative and corrective maintenance, repair, and modification of electrical equipment and related facilities, preparing and maintaining logs, records and reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the direction of the Public Services Manager.

Position requirements include a high school diploma or GED with coursework in industrial electrical systems or related field and considerable experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and water and/or wastewater systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience, possession of General Electrician license/certification, possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina, and must be able to work in on-call and call back status. Possession of Collection I, II, or II certification issued by the State of North Carolina is preferred.

Salary range for the position is $19.92-$31.87 hourly. Hiring range for the position is $19.92-$22.49 hourly. Salary within hiring range will be determined based on relevant and verifiable work experience/qualifications. The Town of Leland offers an attractive benefit package consisting of medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health and Wellness Program, 401K with a 5% contribution, 457(b), retirement and supplemental benefits.

How to Apply: For complete details regarding this position and to apply online, please click on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1577778

posted 9/15/17  (103117)

Water Control Operator

Job Description: Water Control Operator-Sweeney
(Vacancy # WT092017-48, Position # 306)

As part of the Water Treatment division, the Water Control Operator is responsible for ensuring the production of quality, safe drinking water to customers. The Control Operator monitors the various functions of the water treatment plant facilities flow rates including performing chemical analysis, controlling plant flow rates to maintain adequate water supply and regulating plant discharge flows that provide the required pressure and tank levels in the distribution system.

The Control Operator also backwashes filters to remain compliant with filter effluent turbidity rules, monitors residuals processing facility and NPDES discharge for compliance and sludge pumping scheduling and evaluates water usage needs by the city, and adjusts quantity of raw water being treated to meet expected future demands.

Additionally, the Control Operator will perform lab tests to determine water quality and verify online instrumentation readings, complete reports and log various data on quality, quantity, and operational information, monitor plant security utilizing perimeter cameras, and control access to the facility. The Control Operator ensures proper operation and cleaning of filters by monitoring filter run-time, head loss, and efficient flow and turbidities, orders chemicals based on current need, projected usage, and weather conditions, performs maintenance and calibration on lab instruments and online metering equipment, cross-references lab test results, and ensures that online instrumentation are calibrated and transmitting accurate readings to the SCADA system, monitors all of the measured parameters of the treatment process in order to ensure that all local, state, federal regulations are being complied with, provides supervision and direction to the Water Process Operators and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The position requires a NCWTFOCB B Surface License, a High School Diploma or equivalent, two (2) years’ related work experience, and a valid NC Driver’s License. An associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.

This position works rotating, 12-hour shifts and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is typically performed in an office, a water treatment plant, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather.

The position is a pay grade 15 with a starting salary of $39,108.

How to Apply: Completed CFPUA application required; Applications may be hand delivered, emailed as a scanned attachment, faxed or mailed; résumés may be submitted with the application but not instead of; Visit website to download employment application and view other opportunities: www.cfpua.org/jobs. P: (910) 332-6570, F: (910) 332-6351, Email: employment@cfpua.org

posted 9/14/17  (092617)

City of Durham – Water Plant Operator I

Job Description: Water Plant Operator I – Floater
Water Management, Williams and Brown Water Plants
Grade 203: Hiring Range: 35,057 – 39,688

Due to promotion, Water Management seeks a plant operator (PO) who will be primarily located at the Brown Water Treatment Plant but will also be expected to back up operation & maintenance duties at the Williams Water Treatment plant when needed. Additionally, you are responsible for elevated and ground storage tanks, and 2 pressure zones including the associated pump and storage facilities. POs are required to monitor treatment process components to ensure efficient and effective operations and to become state certified in order to remain in the positon.

Requirements:

• Ability to acquire Grade C Surface Water Treatment License within 1 yr. of hire
• No experience required but those with experience highly preferred
• HS Diploma or the equivalent
• North Carolina Class “C” Driver’s License
• Readily accessible by phone with ability to work stand-by/recall
• 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

Enjoy our benefits which include 401(k), 457, retirement, retirement health savings plan, flex spending accounts, life insurance, vision, dental, short/long term disability options, & generous annual/holiday leave.

Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc

The job is open until filled.
EOE Individuals selected for offer of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination, drug/alcohol test, and background check. A driver’s license history check is conducted for those selected for interview. You must have the legal right to work in the U.S. The company will not sponsor any applicant to obtain documentation of that right to work.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc

posted 9/13/17  (101317)

City of Durham – Water Plant Operator III (Weekends)

Job Description: Water Plant Operator 3 – Weekends
City of Durham, Water Management
Job Grade: 206: 41,659 – 49,990 hiring range

We have a Water Plant Operator 3 vacancy available on the weekend shift 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. Weekdays are scheduled every other week on the day shift, but employees will be scheduled as needed to fill vacant shifts to meet 40 hours. This position is responsible for the operation & maintenance primarily located at the Williams Water Treatment plant with potential coverage and assistance at the Brown Water Treatment Plant when needed. Assigned duties include work at two water supply facilities, elevated and ground storage tanks, and two pressure zones including the associated pump and storage facilities. Certified operators are required to monitor treatment process components to ensure efficient and effective operations and to work without direct supervision or solo on a shift. You must be readily available by phone with ability to work stand-by/recall when needed.

Requirements:
• NC Grade B Surface Water Treatment Operators License; Grade A preferred
• Minimum 3 yrs. experience in a surface water treatment facility
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• NC Class “C” Driver’s License
• Must have intermediate math & chemistry skills to accurately read meters & charts, maintain required records, & interpret readings to make necessary adjustments to treatment processes. This includes multiplication, addition, subtraction, & division of whole numbers, decimals, & fractions

How to Apply: Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc

posted 9/13/17  (101317)

Water Treatment Operator

Job Description: Full Time Position. Starting salary $32,048.41. Duties: Responsible under general supervision for performing a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water. Duties include substantial record keeping. Work is performed on an assigned or rotating shift. Qualifications: Requires completion of high school or equivalent and the State of NC Water Plant Operator’s C-level certification is preferred. Applications accepted until Sept 24th, 2017.
The City of Graham is an EOE.

How to Apply: Applications may be downloaded from website at www.cityofgraham.com or applications may be picked up at City Hall located at 201 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253 between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Submit applications to Human Resources, P.O. Drawer 357, Graham, NC 27253.

posted 9/13/17  (092617)

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: This is a full time position and will be primarily a third shift position during the week, with the possibility of working other shifts as needed. Assists with and performs responsible operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions in the water plant; performs related duties as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Senior Plant Operator.
Makes regular tours of plant and checks engines, generators, pumps, tanks, filters, and other equipment for proper functioning. Trains and supervises trainees on shift. Records data from various meters and gauges. Logs daily, weekly, monthly activities. Performs standard chemical and biological tests. Performs general preventative and scheduled maintenance. Assists with maintenance and lab as needed. Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operational conditions. Performs routine building maintenance. Collects water and wastewater samples.
Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a Grade A, B, or C Surface Water Treatment Certification issued by the State of NC or the ability to obtain one within 6 months. A valid driver’s license.
Hiring Salary: $27,673 – $46,618 DOQ

How to Apply: Applications are available at City Hall, 115 N. Main St., Belmont, NC. or Applications can be downloaded and submitted online at www.cityofbelmont.org.
Mailed: Human Resources, P.O. Box 431, Belmont, NC 28012. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Position is open until filled. EOE.

posted 9/12/17  (101217)

Chief Water Plant Operator

Job Description: An employee in this class is responsible for operating and maintaining the water treatment plant on an assigned shift. Emphasis of the work includes making hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests, adding necessary chemicals to the water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, preparing state-required reports, and taking water samples and testing for quality. An additional responsibility is to serve as the Back-Up Operator in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORC) in absence of the Water Plant Superintendent (ORC) and provide on-the-job training to less experienced or less certified operators. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent (ORC) and is evaluated for attainment of specific performance objectives, accuracy and documentation of tests performed, review of log books, and observation of work in progress. More information can be found at www.newtonnc.gov

How to Apply: Apply online at www.newtonnc.gov

posted 9/8/17  (093017)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor

Job Description: Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor (Utilities) – Havelock is a water and wastewater utility serving approximately 5000 metered customers located in the rapidly growing Crystal Coast area of eastern N.C. Successful applicant will be responsible for planning, directing, supervising and participating in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance, and preparing and maintaining records and reports. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel. Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with major course work in engineering, chemistry or related field and extensive wastewater treatment plant operations experience. Special Requirements: Valid Grade III or IV Wastewater Treatment Operator’s certificate issued by the State of North Carolina. If Grade III is hired; must be able to obtain Grade IV certification within an agreed upon time. Valid Land Application Operator’s certificate issued by the State of North Carolina (or ability to obtain) and a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Minimum Starting Salary: $40,704. Salary negotiable DOQ. Competitive benefits package, including medical, life, 401(k) & state retirement. Apply online at www.havelocknc.us. Position Open Until Filled.

How to Apply: Apply online www.havelocknc.us

posted 9/7/17  (100717)

Technical Assistance Specialist/Circuit Rider

Job Description: The North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA) currently has an opening for the position of Technical Assistance Specialist/Circuit Rider to provide on-site technical assistance to rural and small public and private water systems throughout the State of North Carolina.

Desired Qualifications:
• Minimum of a high school diploma required. BS in Environmental Sciences or related field preferred.
• Minimum of five (5) years of proven technical experience in water treatment and/or distribution.
• Possession of water treatment and/or distribution system operator certifications preferred.
• Well-rounded knowledge of public water system needs and methodologies to meet those needs.
• Knowledge of water system development, management, accounting, public finance principles, and state/federal regulatory requirements is also desired.
• Excellent computer skills including use of internet, email and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc).
• Ability to develop and deliver industry related presentations in the classroom setting and to the public.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Possession of a valid State of North Carolina Driver’s License and reliable transportation (required).
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively within state and be away from home overnight.
• Ability to work alone and as part of a diverse team.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
This position will focus primarily towards providing on-site technical assistance but will also require a reasonable amount of public presentations, training seminar coordination and facilitation, and preparation of written materials and reports.
NCRWA offers a competitive benefits package. Salary DOQ. EOE. This is an “at-will” position. Applicants in the Western region of NC are strongly encouraged to apply. Position open until filled. First review of résumés to occur September 25, 2017.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit résumés with detailed job history and references, to: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE/CIRCUIT RIDER POSITION, North Carolina Rural Water Association, P. O. Box 540, Welcome, N.C. 27374.

posted 9/7/17  (110117)

Senior Water Plant Operator

Job Description: This is a full time position and will be primarily a first shift position during the week, with the possibility of working other shifts as needed. Performs responsible supervisory, operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions in a water treatment plant; performs related duties as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent.

Working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirement of water treatment plant; working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and permitting requirements; working knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; thorough knowledge of standard laboratory test and procedures used in a water treatment plant; thorough knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to conduct routine laboratory test; ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions; ability to read meters, charts, and technical manuals and drawings accurately and to maintain records of shift operations; ability to train and supervise subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors.

Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in electrical, mechanical or plumbing trades, and five years’ experience in water treatment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification at level A by the State of North Carolina for water treatment. A valid driver’s license.
Salary Grade 17 – Minimum $39,719 – Maximum $60,154

How to Apply: Applications are available at City Hall, 115 N. Main St., Belmont, NC. Applications can be downloaded from www.cityofbelmont.org. Applications can be submitted to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 431, Belmont, NC 28012. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Position is open until filled. EOE.

posted 9/5/17  (093017)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor

Job Description: Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor (Utilities) – Havelock is a water and wastewater utility serving approximately 5000 metered customers located in the rapidly growing Crystal Coast area of eastern N.C. Successful applicant will be responsible for planning, directing, supervising and participating in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance, and preparing and maintaining records and reports. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel. Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with major course work in engineering, chemistry or related field and extensive wastewater treatment plant operations experience. Special Requirements: Valid Grade III or IV Wastewater Treatment Operator’s certificate issued by the State of North Carolina. If Grade III is hired; must be able to obtain Grade IV certification within an agreed upon time. Valid Land Application Operator’s certificate issued by the State of North Carolina (or ability to obtain) and a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Minimum Starting Salary: $40,704. Salary negotiable DOQ. Competitive benefits package, including medical, life, 401(k) & state retirement.

How to Apply: Application and Resume can be submitted at www.havelocknc.us

posted 9/5/17  (103117)

Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Technician

Job Description:
Department: Public Works – Water Treatment Plant
Starting Salary: $15.36 – $23.82 per hour
Hours of Work: 8:00 – 5:00 – 40 Hours per week; OT may be required

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Performs intermediate skilled work assisting in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and related facilities; does related work as required. Maintains and repairs water treatment plant mechanical equipment and pump stations; troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs problems that occur in pump stations, treatment plants and pneumatic systems; assists with the installation of plant equipment; assists in training new staff on maintenance issues; performs the duties of Water Treatment Plant Operator as required; performs basic electrical work related to pumps and controls; ensures proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators and other equipment; performs general building maintenance, grounds keeping and custodial duties. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Manager.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is medium work requiring the exertion of 70 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical and mechanical trades; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with general maintenance operations and ability to take and enforce appropriate safety precautions; ability to work from sketches and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to read technical manuals relating to equipment maintenance and repair; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment; mechanical aptitude; ability to operate personal computer including some knowledge of applicable software packages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED and some experience in water treatment plant maintenance work

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of or ability to acquire a North Carolina Grade C Surface Treatment certification within one year of employment. Demonstrated safe driving history.

How to Apply: Return completed City Employment Application to: City of Kannapolis; Human Resources 401 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081 WEBSITE: www.kannapolisnc.gov

posted 9/5/17  (101317)

City of King Water Treatment Facility Job Opportunity B-Shift Operator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

• Operating and maintaining the water treatment plant.
• Monitors SCADA for proper plant operations and water flow.
• Oversees proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters, and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper quality and flow of water.
• Monitors supply of finished water in storage tanks.
• Notes reading of gauges, meters, and indicators.
• Collects water samples from designated points every two hours.
• Makes routine physical and chemical tests, recording results every two hours.
• Makes plant inspections, equipment adjustments and notifies superiors of need for repair work every two hours.
• Perform backwash sequence on filters.
• Performs jar test at least once a shift to ensure proper chemical feed rates.
• Prepares nightly reports every shift.
• Completes the task of filling all chemical day tanks from bulk tanks every night.
• Answers phone for calls related to water complaints, leaks within the system, and conveying
information to other city departments as well as supervisors.
• Performs household duties within the plant.
• Displays verbal and written communication about plant operations at beginning and end of
shift with other operators as well as supervisors.
• Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; thorough knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; ability to adjust and maintain water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to take accurate readings; ability to use Microsoft Windows applications (Microsoft excel, word, etc.); ability to operate light equipment; ability to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to acquire additional qualifications towards State certification.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in mechanical or technical work preferably in a water plant or related environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

At minimum, a possession or ability to obtain (within 6 months) a valid C-Surface certificate from State Board of Certification of Water Treatment Facility Operators; and must be able to obtain 6 contact hours annually in classes, meetings, or seminars as required by the State to maintain Certification. A class C driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina is required.

How to Apply: Apply to Director of Finance and Personnel, City of King, 229 South Main Street, King, NC 27021 or to Water Treatment Facility Supervisor/ORC (bmarion@ci.king.nc.us) with city application and copy of certificate(s). The deadline for accepting applications is September 22, 2017.

posted 8/30/17  (092217)

Position: (Coordinator)

Aqua is seeking proposals for a contractor/consultant that will help our team achieve compliance excellence through operational best practices and setting facility improvements on an improvement schedule.

1. Identify and oversee physical plant improvements to achieve compliance excellence.
2. The contractor chosen will need to provide one persons dedicated to the following activities:

Onsite overall coordination of the solutions and implementation of physical improvements at the facilities identified by Aqua. This includes leading the following activities:
a. Provide accountability to the highest levels of the organization, specifically the Area Manager/Director/President Aqua North Carolina.
b. Identify critical facility improvement projects & conduct facility audits.
c. Ensure that every plant has full and complete process control guidance tailored to the individual needs and specifics of each plant.
d. Ensure each and every plant maintains the datasheets for all the process equipment and is appropriately documented at the plant and Maintenance Connection.
e. Provide a full Operations and Maintenance Manual for all components of the wastewater plant to ensure adequate compliance
f. Ensure a method exists to manage data for future troubleshooting and accountability including Alarms of parameters out of range
g. Make and monitor schedules for improvements

Location: There are three Aqua wastewater facilities located in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex region of North Carolina that need immediate assistance. Once these facilities are determined to be able to perform at a high level then the contractor may be requested to perform similar activities on other Aqua wastewater facilities in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex region during the contract period. The coordination person will report to the facilities as needed but no less than once per week.

Schedule: The services are required for one year with future efforts to be determined based on needs. Services are required to begin as soon as the contractor is selected.

Interviews: Aqua will interview responsive select proposers including the team member(s) that will be located at Aqua facilities embedded with Aqua staff.

Cost Proposal: Proposers will provide a cost estimate including the hourly rate of team members and the estimated hours per person per major task.

Robert Krueger
919-653-6982
Rdkrueger@aquaamerica.com

posted 8/22/17  (092217)

Position: (Operator)

Aqua is seeking proposals for a contractor/consultant that will help our team achieve compliance excellence through operational best practices and setting facility improvements on an improvement schedule.

1. Train operators to run the plant at a high functioning level on their own by providing skills training, identifying resources/tools, and instituting the proper procedures and processes for high performance.
2. The contractor chosen will need to provide one persons dedicated to the following activities:

Onsite technical and operational assistance (Full Time Highly Experienced Operator)
a. Educate and train existing operators on processes, permits, requirements – End goal is to have Operators achieve high WWTP performance levels on a daily basis
b. Provide the knowledge and process guidance to translate the permit conditions into meaningful and tangible steps for the operator to take on a day to day basis.
c. Develop checklists, procedures, and protocols for Operators to use to manage and track daily performance

Location: There are three Aqua wastewater facilities located in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex region of North Carolina that need immediate assistance. Once these facilities are determined to be able to perform at a high level then the contractor may be requested to perform similar activities on other Aqua wastewater facilities in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex region during the contract period. The operator training person will report to these sites daily.

Schedule: The services are required for one year with future efforts to be determined based on needs. Services are required to begin as soon as the contractor is selected.

Interviews: Aqua will interview responsive select proposers including the team member(s) that will be located at Aqua facilities embedded with Aqua staff.

Cost Proposal: Proposers will provide a cost estimate including the hourly rate of team members and the estimated hours per person per major task.

Robert Krueger
919-653-6982
Rdkrueger@aquaamerica.com

posted 8/22/17  (092217)

Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: The Town of Weaverville Public Works Department is now accepting applications for full-time employment with the Town of Weaverville – Lawrence T. Sprinkle Water Treatment Facility. This facility is a surface water plant on a flow by river. Employee will be performing tasks required for the complete operation and maintenance of the facility including laboratory analysis. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Candidate must hold a current Water Treatment Grade C Certification or higher. Candidate must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and have the ability to obtain a NC Commercial Driving License “B” with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire date (employer covers cost). For a more detailed description, request the Water Treatment Plant Operator/Operator Trainee job description. Opening is for night shift, typical work week is 4 days -10 hours per day Wednesday through Saturday. However, candidate must be willing to work as required to maintain water services. Hire will be extensively trained and must achieve competent demonstration of skills prior to independent operation without direct supervision.

Certified Minimum Entry wage is $ 35,543.27 per year, $ 17.0881 per hour. Applicants may be eligible to receive a higher wage offer depending on combination of education, certifications held and experience. Weaverville is an excellent place to work and live. The Town of Weaverville is and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are a drug and alcohol free work environment. In addition we offer an excellent benefit package. We currently offer employer paid health coverage for employee, including employee dental, and pay a portion of others covered. Weaverville also offers up to a 6% match for 401K contributions, membership in the North Carolina Local Government Retirement System, and annual options for additional coverage.

How to Apply: Applicants may obtain an application and a more complete job description at www.weavervillenc.org or contact Tony Laughter, Public Works Director direct at 828-484-7021 or by email at tlaughter@weavervillepublicworks.org.

posted 8/14/17  (020318)

Water Treatment Operator

Job Description: Operation, maintenance and laboratory duties designed to produce a safe and adequate supply of properly treated water. Work is performed on assigned shifts and includes: monitoring the plant’s operations through observation, mechanical readings, and the results of standard chemical and biological tests; and making necessary adjustments in the process as demand or other operational conditions dictate. Work also includes a variety of equipment, grounds, and facility maintenance. Employees maintain records of work activities and test results. Work is performed in accordance with regulations of the State Division of Environmental Management. Employees work in inside and outside environments and are subject to extreme hot and cold weather; are exposed to various hazards such as loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and poor ventilation.

How to Apply: Apply online at www.daviecountync.gov  under Employment.

posted 8/2/17  (010118)

Water/Wastewater Operator

Job Description: The Town of Cleveland, pop. 882, is seeking an individual to fill the position of Water/Wastewater Operator. The individual selected will perform the day to day operation of the Well Water and Wastewater Treatment systems including monitoring and troubleshooting. The duties will include performing the duties of Maintenance Worker as needed and time permits with priority given to operation of the water and wastewater systems. Possession of a NC Driver’s License, Grade 2 Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification, willing to obtain Grade 1 Collection System Operator Certification along with C-Well System Operator Certification and Grade B Distribution System Operator Certification. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in wastewater operation and general maintenance. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position is open until filled. The Town of Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k) plan and membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System.

How to Apply: Applications are available at www.clevelandnc.org (link located in the job vacancy announcement) or at Cleveland Town Hall at 302 East Main Street and should be mailed along with a cover letter and resume to: Town of Cleveland, PO Box 429, Cleveland, NC 27013.

posted 7/24/17  (100117)

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