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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: CHARLOTTE WATER (CLTWATER) is seeking a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator. CLTWater is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte with more than $3 billion in assets. CLTWater is one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with more than 260,000 customer accounts and over 900 employees.

CLTWater’s annual budget is approximately $400M including operating and debt service costs. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from three major credit rating agencies because of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
•Operate and maintain treatment plant equipment such as: filters, pumps, chlorinators, air compressors and electric motors
•Performs standard chemical and physical process control tests
•Keeps records of operations
•Performs math/chemical calculations, inspects for safe/efficient operations of plant equipment

Minimum Qualifications:
•High School diploma/GED
•Must obtain NC grade “C” Surface Water Certification within eighteen months of hiring date
•NC grade “B” Surface Water Certification within three years of hiring date NC grade “A” Certification within five years of hiring date
•Works around machinery and with chemicals
•Requires valid driver’s license and ability to obtain City driving authorization
•Shift work required

Preferred Requirements

Good math and computer skills with experience in surface water treatment plant operations preferred

Salary Range:
$39,964 – $51,006; Depending on experience and qualifications

Conditions of Employment:

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: Apply online by visiting www.charlottenc.gov and click on jobs.. If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.

posted 12/10/18  (122018) 

WTP OPERATOR I (PART-TIME)

Job Description: PART-TIME WTP OPERATOR I

Permanent part-time position available for a responsible person to perform technical work in the operation of a 22.5 MGD Water Treatment Plant working a rotating shift schedule for 30 hours per week. Duties include monitoring plant and distribution system operations, performing laboratory tests, and interpreting data so as to effectively operate all equipment. Individual will utilize computer process control and monitoring systems, personal computers, and analytical equipment. Bachelor or Associate Degree in an Environmental Science field, as well as possession of a North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification is highly desirable. Requirements include the availability to work shift work and a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Entry level status and starting salary will be commensurate with experience, education, and training. Hourly hiring range is $16.51 – $26.57 per hour. Requires “C” Surface Certification (within 18 months of employment). Applications accepted through December 19, 2018.

This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical examination including a drug/alcohol screening and a comprehensive background check. To ensure consideration, a completed Greenville Utilities application must be received in the Human Resources Office. Interested persons can contact the Human Resources Office at (252) 551-1513 if you have any questions. Our office is located on 801 Mumford Road.
Online applications only accepted thru GUC website at www.careers.guc.com.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer”

“Greenville Utilities Commission participates in E-Verify ”

How to Apply: www.careers.guc.com

posted 12/5/18  (121918)

Assistant Utilities Director

Job Description:
Position will be responsible for supervising staff in the installation, repair, maintenance and/or construction of water and sewer lines and facilities, water meters and related equipment; overseeing meter readings and installations, the Water System Improvement Plan Review and Inspection Program, water quality initiatives and water loss tracking; recruiting, selecting, assigning, directing, training and inspecting the work of personnel; disciplining and evaluating staff performance and recommending staff actions and developing staff schedules. This position is also responsible for preparing and reviewing a variety of reports including State compliance, lead and copper, water usage, customer confidence and budget reports and codes monthly expense reports; implementing new local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to water and wastewater; working with the Utilities Director to develop, implement, and monitor the division operating and capital improvements budgets, monitoring usage and revenues and setting fees for services; preparing and assisting with preparation of bid specification for materials and capital equipment, consulting with engineers, evaluating contractor bids, recommending the selection of contractors and monitoring the work for compliance with contracts and invoice payment approval; reviewing, investigating and resolving customer complaints; reviewing construction (utility) plans for new projects and upgrades to existing infrastructure; performing all the duties of the Utilities Director in his/her absence and other duties as apparent or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirements: graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or university with an associate’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, environmental engineering or related field and 3 – 5 years’ experience in a responsible management position in the field of public works or utilities; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Special Requirements
Ability to obtain North Carolina Grade B Water Distribution certification within two years of employment.
Ability to obtain Backflow/Cross Connection certification within two years of employment.
Ability to obtain Grade II Sewer and Collection certification within two years of employment.
Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Salary
Salary Grade 68: $57,797-73,690

Position Closing Date
December 11, 2018; 5:00pm

How to Apply: Go to Chatham County, NC website or apply online at: https://chathamnc.seamlessdocs.com/f/ChathamJobApplication

posted 11/15/18  (121218) 

Water Control Operator-Sweeney WTP

Job Description: Water Control Operator-Sweeney
(Vacancy # WT112018-, Position # 73)

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 A or B Surface License, a High School Diploma or equivalent, two (2) years’ related work experience, and a valid NC Driver’s License.

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 $39,499.

Job posted: 11/9/2018, Job closes: Open until filled First review of applications will begin 11/30/2018
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the first review date as the job may close without notice following this date

How to Apply: http://www.cfpua.org/jobs

posted 11/13/18  (121518) 

Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker

Job Description: Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
Department: Public Works – Water Treatment Plant
Starting Salary: $15.87 – $18.25 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: email resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov or mail to: City of Kannapolis, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081

posted 10/25/18  (121418) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Job Description: Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Operator I
Department: Water Treatment Plant/Public Works
Starting Salary Range: $15.87 – $18.25 per hour
Hours of Work: 7:00 pm– 7:00 am

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs intermediate skilled work in the operation of water pumping and purification equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Manager.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 25 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 70 pounds of force to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, 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; visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and I or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, and oils.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
• Monitoring and adjusting plant operations; troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment; recording and maintaining plant operation records.
• Oversees proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of water;
• Keeps records and monitors reservoir levels, head loss levels, pump station status, etc.;
• Checks incoming rate and pumping levels to schedule flow changes;
• Adds or adjusts addition of chemicals to water as necessary;
• Notes readings of meters and indicators;
• Changes charts on recording meters and gauges;
• Collects water samples from designed points, performs basic chemicals tests;
• Makes chemical reed and treatment adjustments;
• Replenishes treatment equipment with chemicals;
• Maintains records of chemical usage;
• Performs routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance;
• Performs basic building and grounds maintenance functions;
• Backwashes filters;
• Off-loads chemical supplies;
• Performs related task 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 computer applications and programs; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; some knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; ability 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 take accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Grade C Surface Water Treatment and Class C Water Treatment Plant Operator certifications within one year of employment.

How to Apply: email resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov or mail to: City of Kannapolis, 401Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081

posted 10/25/18  (121418) 

Assistant Public Utilities Director

Job Description: Located 45 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia in the far northeast of the inner banks of North Carolina, the city of Elizabeth City is a charming community having a population of 20,000 residents.
The City of Elizabeth City is currently seeking an Assistant Public Utilities who strives to provide the highest level of service to the community being a leader of innovative, high quality and professional public works services. The successful applicant directs multiple divisions (Potable Water, Wastewater, and GIS) within the Public Utilities Department. The ideal applicant will be ensuring performance of the division at or above Federal and State Regulatory requirements and City Standards. The Applicant will develop and Implement a sound maintenance program, including preventative/predictive/reactive maintenance and inventory control. The successful applicant will be developing and implementing several programs, i.e. short and long range plans for the division, Capital Improvement Programs, Asset Management, and Rehabilitation program for division infrastructure. The ideal applicant will provide design requirements/recommendations to consultants, engineers and architects. The candidate will demonstrate an innovative spirit and a forward-thinking philosophy with the vision and ability to work in a diverse and engaged community. The successful candidate will supervise the work of a large staff, and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors and the general public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
• Coordinating and supervising the field operations within the Public Works Department; assisting the Director of Public Works with the creation and maintenance of systems, records and files; serving as Director in their absence.
• Assists with planning and implementing services in street maintenance and repair, sewer line maintenance and repair, equipment maintenance, signs, water system repairs and maintenance, and related public works operations;
• Plans and monitors activities to meet the goals and objectives of the department;
• Coordinates public works activities with other departments;
• Evaluates the performance of public works staff;
• Prepares and presents estimates and bids;
• Organizes work to be done and plans work schedules, and delegates assignments;
• Inspects jobs assigned for completeness and accuracy;
• Assists Director in all phases of long term strategic planning;
• Coordinates the repair and preventive maintenance on equipment;
• Assists with the development and management of the departmental operating and capital budgets;
• Signs most department requisitions;
• Supervises division superintendents;
• Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITES:
Thorough knowledge of public works administration and operations; thorough knowledge of modern construction, repair and maintenance methods; thorough knowledge of the use of construction and maintenance machinery; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of department employees; courtesy and tact in dealing with the general public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the general public; skill in the operation of a variety of construction equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field and considerable experience in the public works field.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of Drinking Water and/or Wastewater certifications preferred. Registration as an Engineering Intern by the State of North Carolina required. Professional Engineer preferred.

How to Apply: For more information on completing your application materials click the following link: https://www.cityofec.com/index.asp?SEC=4B254A8C-03FB-4483-BC41-0872E89C12F0&DE=6A21BE0F-F8BC-477A-BABB-007ECDE6A791&Type=B_JOB. If you are ready to join the exciting Team Elizabeth City and you meet the requirements detailed above, please submit your application via standard mail to the address listed below. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-338-3981. Department of Human Resources 302 E Colonial Avenue Elizabeth City, NC Applications will be accepted until filled. The City of Elizabeth City reserves the right to accelerate or extend the “Closing Date” of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.

posted 10/25/18  (122518)

City of Elizabeth City – Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor

Job Description: Located 45 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia in the far northeast of the inner banks of North Carolina, the city of Elizabeth City is a charming community, having a population of 20,000 residents.

General Definition and Conditions of Work:
Performs difficult technical work in conducting chemical and bacteriological tests and overseeing the operation of the laboratory; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Treatment Plant Superintendent. Limited supervision is exercised over operators assigned to the laboratory.

ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS/TYPICAL TASK:
• Writes standard operating procedures that conform with Standard Methods of Analysis and State laboratory certification requirements.
• Collecting samples, conducting chemical and bacteriological tests to ensure compliance and conformity with requirements and regulations, supervising the laboratory operation.
• Performs standard chemical and bacteriological tests on water samples and effluent for conformity to regulations.
• Conducts special tests requested by supevisors.
• Analyzes test results; prepares records and reports.
• Recommends changes in chemical dosage or other treatment methods, as indicated by test results.
• Records test results on prepared forms and maintains records.
• Provides training to plant operators on required sampling and testing.
• Assists in the sampling, preserving and shipping of samples from City and several pretreatment locations.
• Cleans and sterilizes glassware and other laboratory equipment.
• Prepares and calibrates equipment and reagents.
• Enters data into eDMR program and provides quality control check of report.
• Completes Quality Control Testing.
• Ensures laboratory equipment is maintained.
• Programs and maintains composite sampling equipment.
• Ensures sufficient supply of laboratory reagents.
• Ensures proper disposal of lab samples and reagents.
• Performs as plant operator when needed.
• Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of chemical principles, terminology, techniques, equipment and laboratory tests pertaining to analysis of water and wastewater samples; thorough knowledge of the processes and treatment stages involved in water and wastewater treatment; ability to use laboratory and related equipment and to compute and record test results; ability to plan work load to meet time requirements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Education and experience sufficient to meet the state requirements for a supervisor of a municipal wastewater treatment laboratory. A B.S. or A.B. degree in chemistry or closely related science curriculum from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of six months laboratory experience in analytical chemistry, or a two year associate degree from an accredited college, university, or technical institute in chemistry technology, environmental sciences, or closey related science curriculum plus a minimum of two years experience in analytical chemistry. Non-degree supervisors must have at least six years laboratory experience in analytical chemistry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Within six months of employment, the employee must obtain a Grade 1 NC biological wastewater treatment operator license.

How to Apply: If you are ready to join the exciting Team Elizabeth City and you meet the requirements detailed above, please submit your City application found at the following link: https://www.cityofec.com/index.asp?SEC=4B254A8C-03FB-4483-BC41-0872E89C12F0&DE=8A8C0270-BAE4-47AC-9673-DF9C05EA0B80&Type=B_JOB. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-338-3981 ext. 381 email to humanresources@cityofec.com.

posted 10/9/18  (040119) 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

Job Description: The Town of Elizabethtown is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator that is a proactive individual with the ability to function as part of a team and independently under general supervision. The applicant will operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant and make adjustments to the equipment to maintain proper water quality, water flow, and volume; perform basic preventive maintenance to pumps and related equipment; perform water sampling and maintain daily records and reports; and any other assigned task. Applicant should have the ability to perform demanding physical tasks and work in all types of weather conditions. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, but applicant must be able to work nights and holidays, if called in for emergency repairs or disaster response to restore or keep wastewater service available to our customers. Position requires rotating weekly duty and after hours on-call duty once training on the system is complete. A high school diploma or GED is required. Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina is a requirement. Minimum requirements include applicant possessing NC Grade 1 or higher Wastewater Certification. The Town may consider training the right candidate. A complete job description is available Town Hall. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Competitive benefit package is offered, including medical, life, 401K and state retirement. Applications are available at Town Hall and www.elizabethtownnc.org. Please submit applications, resume, and references to Hugh Bledsoe at hbledsoe@elizabethtownnc.org or at P.O. Box 700, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337.

How to Apply: http://www.elizabethtownnc.org/human-resources

posted 9/21/18  (123118)