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Area Manager- NC Coast

Job Description: 
Oversees the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants. Provides leadership and guidance in water and wastewater plant management. Works with Regional Manager and Regional Director to ensure continuity of processes, goals and vision of UI.
Essential Functions
• Develops strategic plans for water and wastewater facility needs; manages the design and construction of facilities and infrastructure.
• Hires, directs, evaluates, promotes and disciplines subordinate employees, including meter readers, operators, field technicians, etc, engaged in the operation of water/wastewater plants and distribution systems.
• Manages the operation of multiple water systems and wastewater treatment facilities.
• Oversees sampling and testing systems, and the functionality of pumps, conveyors, blowers and other equipment.
• Ensures water and wastewater quality consistently meet Federal, state and local laws.
• Ensures water and wastewater treatment is carried out in accordance with specified environmental protection regulations.
• Stays abreast of Federal, state and local regulations and environmental guidelines regarding water/wastewater treatment and distribution.
• Oversees the training of personnel in the areas of laboratory analysis, operations and maintenance procedures, as well as compliance to Company policies and procedures; trains employees of safety policies and procedures.
• Drives revenue by effectively challenging and motivating employees.
• Constant, independent travel daily between worksites on Company time.
Responds to all emergency situations, including coordination of contractors, public notification and informing UI personnel and governmental agencies as needed.

How to Apply: www.carolinawaterservicenc.com

posted 7/22/19 (083019) 

Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator

Job Description: Performs difficult technical, supervisory, and administrative work in the operation and repair and maintenance of the water treatment plant and related facilities and equipment. An employee in this class supervises the total operation of a water treatment plant for the City assuring coverage twenty-four/seven. Work involves supervision of the laboratory, maintenance, operational staff, and the Lake Warden, purchasing parts and supplies, distributing and reviewing work, and personnel management duties including participating in hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, and safety. The employee assists the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent as backup ORC including responsibility to the State and EPA for compliance with rules and regulations including allowable discharges, limits, standards, and quality of water and is subject to fines and higher level penalties. The employee is subject to hazards associated with mechanical and electrical equipment including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme temperatures, and exposure to hazards such as loud noises, proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils; the position is considered a safety sensitive role. The employee may be required to wear a respirator and work in close quarters. Work is performed under supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.

Graduation from a two year college with a major in chemistry, biology, or major related to water treatment and considerable experience in the operation of a water treatment plant; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Employee must possess a Grade A (water) or Level IV (wastewater) treatment operator’s certificate from the State of North Carolina and a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Hiring rate: $45,285
Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

How to Apply: Applications may be picked up at City Hall 105 S. Lamar Street or can be downloaded from the City of Roxboro’s website at www.cityofroxboro.com.

posted 7/22/19 (080119) 

City of Reidsville Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Trainee

Job Description:  This is an entry position that will train in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment and/or wastewater treatment plant. The trainee will perform specialized work in the operation and maintenance of either or both plants under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent.
Work Schedule:
This position’s normal schedule is from 7:00 to 3:30 shift Monday through Friday, with possible weekend shifts and overtime assigned as needed.
STARTING SALARY: $28,682
Job Duties • Assists in the operation of a water treatment and/or wastewater treatment plant;
• Monitors the process used in the treatment operations;
• Collects samples and performs basic laboratory testing;
• Maintains result records and enters data into operational logs and computer systems;
• Performs preventive maintenance on equipment;
• Maintains a neat and orderly work area;
• Performs minor office administration tasks such as filing, faxing, etc;
• Performs housekeeping duties;
• Performs related work as required.
Required Qualifications Abilities:
• Read and understand technical repair manuals.
• Observe and interpret gauges, charts, etc. based on data; act quickly and independently in operational emergencies.
• Maintain records, logs and prepare special reports; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally; deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public.
• Must work cooperatively as a team member and respond courteously to co-workers and citizens.
• Acquisition of a NC C-Surface Water Operator’s and/or Wastewater Operator 1 Certification must be completed within two years of employment.
• A valid NC Class C driver’s license.
• Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
Preferred Qualifications • High school diploma with demonstrated skills in mathematics and science.
• GED will be considered.
Physical Demands Performs bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and reaching both to ground level and overhead; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 20 pounds; must be able to move about the plant to observe data and equipment; holds and grips objects; may be subject to standing for long periods of time; must be able to distinguish primary colors.

Both indoor and outdoor working environment with possible exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions, constant and extreme noise; subject to a variety of mechanical, electrical, chemical, toxic waste, and other safety hazards associated with treatment plant facilities and equipment; possible exposure to disease, fumes, and strong odors as related to water treatment operations.

How to Apply: https://jobs.reidsvillenc.gov

posted 7/15/19  (080619) 

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: An employee in this class performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water. Work includes monitoring the plant’s operation through observation, mechanical readings and the results of standard chemical and biological tests, and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate. Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and assisting with plant and facilities maintenance. Work also includes substantial record keeping of work activities. The applicant must possess a high school diploma, and preferably some experience working in a water or wastewater plant. The applicant must also posses a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Ability to obtain North Carolina Water Operator’s Grade C Certificate within 24 months of hire date. Position involves working shifts and holidays. Salary range $30,389 -$45,583. Open until filled. Applications may be obtained online at www.morgantonnc.gov or at the Human Resources Department, Morganton City Hall, 305 E. Union Street, Suite A-100, Morganton, NC. Phone (828) 438-5253 EOE

How to Apply: https://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/human-resources/current-job-openings

posted 7/15/19  (081519)

Treatment Plant Operator (TUCKASEIGEE WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY)

Job Description: Full Time (40 Hours / week) journey level position working on the maintenance, repair and operating duties of water treatment plant facilities. Involves medium work effort and exposure to both indoor and outdoor conditions. Position is subject to a rotating work schedule including periodic evening, weekend and holiday work. Possession of a valid North Carolina Drivers License is required. Preference will be given to those who hold a valid NC Water Treatment Facility Operator Certification, Grade C-Surface or Higher, and who have verifiable experience in the water / wastewater industry. This is a Grade 11 position with a normal Hiring Range of $16.39 to $17.21 per hour depending on qualifications, with a comprehensive benefit package.

How to Apply: Apply through NC Employment Security Commission

posted 7/15/19  (100119)

Water Treatment Operator Trainee-IV (1 position available; Brunswick County, NC)

Job Description: Pay Hiring Range: $31,957-$52,574 annually ($15.36-$25.28/hr.)

Description: Under limited supervision, performs extremely technical and specialized work as related to Brunswick County Water Treatment Plants and associated distribution systems. Work involves the operation of water treatment plant processes and related equipment. Work also involves collecting and testing water samples and controlling mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and chemical feed systems associated with the treatment process. Responsible for making flow rate changes, chemical dosing changes, and providing overall high-quality drinking water to Brunswick County. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of a variety of reports, maintaining records as related to the water treatment process, and answering inquiries/concerns from the public. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the Chief Utility Plant Operator.

Required Education, Experience, & Requirements: High school diploma or GED and one (1) to five (5) years of experience in a water/wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Associate degree in the field of natural sciences highly preferred. Possession of Grade C or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina relevant to the facility preferred or ability to obtain certification within the probationary period. Valid NC or SC driver’s license required.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete an on-line application for all new job postings at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/brunswicknc Applications via any other source will not be accepted. Applicants can include a resume with their application; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

posted 7/5/19  (072719) 

Meter Service Technician

Job Description: City of Kannapolis
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Position Title: Meter Service Technician
Position #: 3610026
Department: Public Works – Water & Sewer Division
Starting Salary: $14.39 – $16.55 per hour
Hours of Work: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm , Monday thru Friday (overtime as needed)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of water meter equipment and supervises personnel; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This employee serves as the field supervisor and trainer for Meter Readers. This employee is also responsible for requesting sufficient supplies and equipment to assure the serve the needs of the department. The Meter Technician must be proficient in the function, repair and maintenance of water meters and related equipment. This employee works under the general supervision of the Billing and Collections Operations Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maintains AMI meter network; loads and unloads hand-held meter reading devices; rechecks reading for accuracy; cleans, repairs, calibrates and tests meters for use in the field; checks meters for proper operation, removes defective meters, repairs defective meters, and installs new ones; inventories supplies and checks on meter and supply prices from vendors; gathers information on new products and equipment; maintains computer records of meter types, sizes and age; handles customer complaints, re-reads meters, checks for leaks; connects and disconnects meters.

JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: This position involves work requiring the employee to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Sufficient visual acuity is required to perform mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as technicians. An employee in this position will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold; and may be exposed to vibrations. An employee in this position could be “reasonably anticipated” as a result of performing their job duties to face contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the repair and maintenance of water meters or similar devices; knowledge of the methods and procedures involved in the reading of meters and transmitting or recording of consumption; general knowledge of the geography and street locations of the City; ability to instruct workers on the use and function of meter reading equipment; ability to direct the work of others; ability to observe safety measures and to train individuals in these matters; ability to use a computer for data entry; ability to work in adverse weather conditions; ability to understand and follow written or oral instructions; ability to work with the public; tact and courtesy.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Graduation from high school supplemented by course work related to repair and installation of water meters or similar equipment and four years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Grade ‘A’ Meter Certificate, Grade ‘C’ Water Distribution certificate, and Grade ‘C’ Meter Technician certification. Valid North Carolina driver’s license.

How to Apply: Send resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov

posted 7/5/19  (073119) 

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Job Description: CITY OF KANNAPOLIS

Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
Position #: 3620002
Department: Water Treatment Plant
Salary Range: $44,234 – $68,563
Hours of Work: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Performs difficult skilled technical and administrative work overseeing and participating in the operation of a municipal water treatment plant; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water Treatment Plant Manager. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.
JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 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, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; 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, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment of water plant operations; thorough knowledge of chlorination requirements of water distribution systems; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public works administration; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in water plant operation; thorough knowledge of routine laboratory procedures; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; ability to prepare detailed reports and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and extensive experience as a water treatment plant operator including considerable supervisory experience preferred.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of a North Carolina Grade B Water Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate. Demonstrated safe driving history.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

How to Apply: Send Resume to: bblack@kannapolisnc.gov

posted 7/5/19  (073119) 

Laboratory Technician I-III (1 position available; Brunswick County, NC)

Job Description: Pay Hiring Range: $19.44-$27.93/hr.

Under limited supervision, performs specialized skilled work as related to the Brunswick County Water System and related appurtenances. Work involves supervision of operations personnel as related to the collection and analysis of water samples required for the proper operation of the water treatment process and distribution system. Work also involves assistance with safety procedures, standard operating procedures, and coordinating training required for operations personnel, as related to laboratory analysis of water samples. Responsible for maintaining the certified drinking water laboratory for Bacteriology, E. coli, Heterotrophic Plate Count, Total & Fecal Coliform, and associated equipment. Will collect samples as needed in the water treatment plant (WTP) and distribution system. Will perform maintenance on WTP sensors and probes to assure calibration schedules are met. Must assist in the preparation of a variety of reports and maintenance of records as related to the laboratory, NPDES permit, and water distribution system. Will exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assignments. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent until such time there are two laboratory technicians.

Required Education, Experience, and Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED and some experience in a water treatment facility; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Associate degree in the field of natural sciences highly preferred. Possession of Grade C Surface Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina, and possess an NC Bacteriological Certification. Valid NC or SC driver’s license required.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in applying for all positions with Brunswick County must complete an on-line application for all new job postings at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/brunswicknc Applications via any other source will not be accepted. Applicants can include a resume with their application; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in multiple vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

posted 7/5/19  (072719) 

Electronics Technician I

Job Description: TOWN OF CARY
invites applications for the position of:
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I – CARY APEX WATER TREATMENT FACILITY

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $21.35 – $33.10 Hourly
$44,408.00 – $68,848.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/31/19

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DESCRIPTION:
Performs complex skilled and technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and electrical/electronic control systems. Work is performed throughout the Cary Apex Water Treatment Facility. Responsible for testing, maintaining and implementing electrical/electronic control systems, Facility field instrumentation, PLC and SCADA network; performs other work as required. Electronic Technician I positions are part of our established career ladder program that provides for the advancement of non-supervisory staff members in eligible positions who demonstrate increasing levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Water Treatment facility positions are designated as “critical positions”, meaning employees are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations, to ensure continued operation of the facility.

Anticipated hiring range: $44,408.00 – $54,537.60 depending on experience.

This job posting is for our 1400 Wimberly Road, Apex, NC 27523 location.

TYPICAL TASKS:
Performs periodic calibration and observation checks of meters, chart recorders, electronic control valves, circuit boards, motor control centers, pumps, motors, and complicated instrumentation equipment;

Maintains automatic controls at the water reclamation facilities;

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on all electrical and electronic equipment, including emergency generators;

Makes recommendations on equipment or instrumentation needed for use in upcoming budgets;

Designs, tests, implements and maintains SCADA system; develops trends from SCADA historian;

Maintains all records associated with instrumentation which include daily, weekly, and monthly flow charts;

Responds to failure in any of the electrical systems and makes necessary replacements or repairs;

Performs equipment upgrades and modifications;

Purchases electrical and electronic material or equipment as necessary;

Installs new equipment; pulls new service connections for motors, etc.;

Maintains WRF fiber networks for equipment communication and CCTV;

Serves as facility liaison, working with integrators and Town staff;

Maintains Electronics parts inventory and backups of all facility PLC programs;

Installs and terminates fiber optic cables, maintains network switches;

Provides training to facility staff;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic components of water and wastewater treatment plants and pump station equipment; comprehensive knowledge of personal computers; comprehensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; comprehensive knowledge of the principles of radio transmitting and receiving theory; ability to read and understand schematic and circuit wiring diagrams; ability to work independently; knowledgeable of fiber network communications equipment and is capable of troubleshooting network issues; ability to use and care for tools used in the testing and repair of instruments and control devices; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems; ability to work under adverse weather conditions. Work in this class is medium to heavy work and may require exposure to various environmental conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and unpleasant surroundings. An employee must have the physical agility to move about freely including climbing stairs and ladders and crawling into tight spaces. Moderate to heavy lifting is required in performing the work. Visual acuity is necessary to perform paperwork, read gauges, and make repairs. An employee must also be able to hear, talk, and smell. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, possess team spirit, and work closely with maintenance and operations staff.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an associate’s degree program with a degree in electronics and extensive maintenance experience including the repair and maintenance of electronic and electrical equipment in a large industrial or municipal environment.

A valid driver’s license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

PREFERS:
Experience working with electrical voltage up to 480 volts.

Experience with single and three-phase voltage types.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

How to Apply: https://www.townofcary.org/connect-engage/jobs-employees

posted 6/19/19  (080119)