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Well/Distribution Operator

Job Start Date: ASAP Type of Position: Full Time
Number of Openings: 1 Wage/Salary: Based Upon Experience

Job Location & Contact:
5442 Eastern Pines Road
Greenville, N.C. 27858

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES – Position available for responsible person to perform technical and skilled work in the operations and maintenance of groundwater wells and compliance sampling. Qualified candidate should possess experience in treatment operations with SCADA experience desired. The Well/Distribution Operator may also assist in repairs and preventative maintenance within the Eastern Pines Water Corporation system. Work involves emergency and routine system repairs, fire hydrant flushing and maintenance, valve exercise, locating and maintenance and repair of water lines. Also, attending training and providing assistance to other areas as needed, including moving equipment and materials to and from job sites, and maintaining equipment within the distribution system. May be required to work on weekends and holidays as needed on a rotation schedule and must be able to work overtime on short notice. Serves on call for emergencies and as a backup for on-call staff.
Starting salary commensurate with experience and level of state certification. Applications accepted until filled.

Experience Required:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT – Qualified candidate must possess experience in the operations and maintenance of groundwater wells and compliance sampling. SCADA experience also desired.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS – Required to possess and maintain a valid NC Driver’s License. B-Well and A-Distribution Certification preferred, but would consider experience and ability to obtain certification.

How to Apply: Apply at 5442 Eastern Pines Road Greenville, N.C. 27858 or email resume to cgriner@epwc.org

posted 3/16/23  (051623)  

Sewer Plant ORC – Town of Tryon

SEWER PLANT ORC (Operator in Responsible Charge): The Town of Tryon is currently seeking applicants for a Sewer Plant ORC. Requires Grade Ill or higher. The position would serve as Sewer Plant ORC and supervise daily operations ensuring proper preventive maintenance. Salary range for this position if $44,228 to $66,343. Job applications may be obtained at Tryon Town Hall, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782. Open until filled. EOE.

posted 3/2/23  (040223)

Lead Plant Operator

Job Description: Lead Plant Operator

Salary: $26.4216 min, $31.8532 mid, $39.6324 max
Schedule: 40 hrs per week

When: May work the schedule of any available operations shift (usually the chosen candidate’s current shift)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Plant Supervisor, to assist Management and On-Call Duties of a Water Treatment Facility.
Responsible for being on call and responsive on alternating weeks with the Plant Supervisor. Lead Plant Operator is typically on call during the same week they are on shift.

Assist Plant Supervisor in organizing and facilitating work activities to meet maintenance and production objectives.
Serve as back-up O.R.C.

Assist Plant Supervisor in determining needs for ISO 14001 SOP’s. Assist in writing instructional SOPs.

Assist Plant Supervisor in implementing plant maintenance schedules in Cityworks, and identify/ implement repair/improvement projects
Responsible for purchases and service charges up to $2,500.

Assist the Plant Supervisor to ensure Operators perform work with adherence to proper procedures and safety precautions.

Attends Division or construction related meetings as needed or as directed by Plant Supervisor
Investigate, analyze, and resolve operational problems.

Performs inventories of supplies, equipment, chemicals. Coordinates the re-supply of the facility with Plant Supervisor

Possess the ability to answer policy questions and concerns from operations staff.

Reviews data entry by staff and provides re-training as needed

Assist the Plant Supervisor to ensure that all operations personnel abide by policies in the Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual and Code of Conduct.

Expected to adhere to Personnel Conduct Codes to a higher standard than entry level staff.

Implements pumping strategies or treatment goals outlined by the Plant Supervisor.

Performs all aspects of the position of an Operator III when working alone

Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required

Education & Experience
At least 4 years of progressive experience in plant operations, and increasing grades of treatment licensure desired.

Requirements
High school diploma or GED required supplemented by four years of experience in progressive Plant Operations positions; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Competent working knowledge of a facility to be able to troubleshoot without assistance.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Possess an enhanced knowledge of facility equipment.

Possess an enhanced knowledge of State DEQ rules, and regulations governing Water Treatment Facilities

Licensing and Certifications:
NC- C level driver license
North Carolina A- Surface Water Operator Certification
North Carolina Physical Chemical Grade 1 Certification Obtained within 18 Months of hire

Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of operations, maintenance, and facility practices and procedures.

Understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints, sketches and preventative maintenance schedules.

Working knowledge of applicable OSHA, state and other work environment and safety regulations.

Have strong leadership, communication and organizational skills.

Have strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Have strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.

Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Work effectively under pressure while maintaining a calm composure.

Maintain an effective working relationship with all employees.

Remain flexible with scheduling and adjust to situations as they occur.

Possess strong attention to detail. Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands, frequent changes, delays and unexpected events.

Have the ability to to train, plan, assign and direct work and motivate personnel.

Have good computer skills and/or willingness to learn.

Must be able to work extended and/or irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Ensure all operations personnel abide by policies in the Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual and Code of Conduct.

Ability to think creatively in all areas for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.

Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.

Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of all tools, equipment, methods, practices and materials of trades involved in facility operations.

Understand and work from general instructions and specifications and follow blueprints, sketches and preventative maintenance schedules.

Follow all safety precautions, building codes, rules, regulations, risk management practices and emergency procedures.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ashevillenc

posted 2/14/23  (032823)

Water Information Technician

Job Description: Water Information Systems Technician

$24.86 ($51,708) – $37.29 ($77,563)

DESCRIPTION
An employee in this class is responsible for installation, programming, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting of instrumentation and electronic devices associated with the Water System. The employee is also responsible for training users, developing and maintaining appropriate project documentation, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills in the field. Tact and courtesy are required in frequent contact with contractors, vendors, consultants, staff, and the general public. Extensive judgment is required in making decisions with a high degree of accountability. Work is performed under the direction of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor and is evaluated through conferences and analysis of program achievements.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs testing, repair, and debugging of analog and digital electronic equipment to include system controllers, sensors, and computerized equipment.

Troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces damaged signal components that provide control systems for supervisory management of the distribution system, such as Rosemont transmitting devices, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Remote Terminal Units (RTU), etc.

Performs maintenance and repair on telecommunication systems, such as cellular services, analog phone services, digital phone services, etc.

Performs the integration of telecommunication, computer, and electronic systems utilized in monitoring and managing all assets of the distribution system.

Maintains camera security systems for Water Treatment Plants and distribution system assets.

Must be part of the rotation for standby call-out and available for emergency situations.

Identify and assist in locating and ordering new electronic components for immediate replacement and spare inventory.

Assist in inspecting and troubleshooting high voltage electrical components and emergency power generating units.

Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the field of computer programming.

Must be fiscally responsible. The employee will be issued a purchase card after 6 months of employment. The employee will be required to purchase parts and services limited to a specified daily/monthly spending allowance and assist in obtaining contracts needed to complete work tasks.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of telecommunication systems.

Knowledge of programming languages, such as visual basic, ladder logic, and
C++

Knowledge of computer networking and network security

Ability to analyze the data from the various control systems necessary for the operation of the distribution system and water treatment plants.

Knowledge of electronic instruments, computer basics, radios, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s).

Knowledge of the integration of control systems utilized for system management.

Knowledge and understanding of electronic schematics, and skills in installing, repairing, and replacing electronic devices.

Skills in the use of electronic testing equipment, and the testing/debugging of
electronic components.

General knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field of large scale electronic computer operations and personal computers.

Knowledge of security camera systems and related components.

Skills in the operation of common office machines, including popular computer-driven word processing and file maintenance programs.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Associate’s degree in electronics or a related field, and 2+ years of related experience; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions.

COMPETENCIES
Technical Competency: Ability to use the tools and concepts of the specialty area in which the employee works, including the use of appropriate processes, procedures, resources, and professional standards.

Interpersonal Competency: Ability to work with people, develop and maintain work relationships, communicate, manage conflict, and perform as an effective team member.

Intellectual Competency: Ability to think, learn and process information. Ability to solve problems and gather the necessary information, including having the math and reading skills appropriate to the job level.

Customer Service: Ability to identify customer concerns, determine the valid needs of a situation, and provide service or service recovery in a manner that satisfies the customer.

Organizational and Community Sensitivity: Ability to take the larger perspective into account, recognize organizational and community priorities and balance actions appropriately.

Physical Skills: Ability to perform required jobs with adequate strength, dexterity, coordination and visual acuity (with reasonable accommodations if needed) and in a manner that does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ashevillenc

posted 2/14/23  (032823)

Laboratory Technician

Job Description: CITY OF ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Performs technical work conducting laboratory analysis as required for compliance with state and
federal regulations; aids in maintaining laboratory certification for microbiology, inorganics
and wastewater. Employee reports to the Laboratory Supervisor.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class is primarily responsible for conducting water quality analysis according
to established guidelines and procedures required by the State for water / wastewater treatment
and water distribution. The employee maintains laboratory certification using external and
internal analysis. The employee is also responsible for responding to customer complaints, new
line analysis, maintaining and repairing equipment, and staying current on new regulations and
preparing various reports. Work is performed according to department policies and procedures
under general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and is evaluated through observation and
review of work completed.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Gathers water samples for water quality laboratory tests as required by state and federal
guidelines.

Processes and responds to customer complaints regarding water quality and service; coliects and
analyzes water samples and reports results.

Assists in maintaining laboratory’s certification with the State Public Health Laboratory and the
Department of Water Quality;

Assists in the Lead & Copper Program by distributing, collecting sample bottles and conducting
appropriate related analysis.

Conducts various laboratory analyses as required for compliance with State and Federal regulations;
files required State reports oftest results.

Conducts periodic laboratory analysis of water to assess chemical dose requirements; runs
bacteriological and special samples.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, database and/or file
maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise
necessary; summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports.
Assists in maintaining various manual records and notebooks; Calibrates and maintains laboratory
equipment

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Considerable knowledge of chemical principles and techniques, and local, State and Federal
governmental regulations pertaining to water quality and wastewater analysis.
Considerable knowledge of the processes and treatment stages involved in water production and
wastewater treatment.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in
laboratory operations.

Skill in using common office machines, including popular and specialized computer-driven word
processing, database, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs.
Ability to maintain effective files, records and reports. Ability to conduct laboratory tests and
chemical analyses.

Ability to exercise attention to detail in performing assigned tasks. Ability to exercise tact and
courtesy in contact with the general public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work
assignments.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Associate’s degree in chemistry, science or a related field, with a bachelor’s degree preferred,
and 1 to 2 years of laboratory analysis experience; and/or any equivalent combination of training
and experience required to perform the essential position functions.

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ashevillenc

posted 2/14/23  (032823)

Water Treatment Plant Certified Operator

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. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Applicant must be certified or ability to obtain within available certification schedule at a minimum grade C-Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator from North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operator Certification Board, and Physical Chemical 1 from North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission. Hire rate will be commensurate with combination of certifications, education, and experience. Candidate must be willing to work as required, when required, to maintain water services. Hire will be extensively trained and must demonstrate ability to perform independent operation without direct supervision. Drinking water treatment is a challenging and rewarding career field with excellent benefits and job security. Benefits include full Town Paid Health Insurance for employee, Local Government State Retirement Plan, up to 6% match 40IK, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, and more.

Position Title: Water Treatment Plant Certified Operator
Pay Grade: 16 Salary Range is $42,290.01 to $61,320.52
Actual hire rate is dependent upon combination of education, experience, and valid certifications. Qualifications will be considered when determining entry wage offering.

Application can be obtained from the Town of Weaverville Website: www.weavervillenc.org
Weaverville Public Works Facility located at 15 Quarry Road, Weaverville NC 28787. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.
Email request rwilson@weavervillepublicworks.org (note job title in subject line).
Contact person: Randall Wilson,
Lawrence T. Sprinkle Water Treatment Facility
828-658-2417

The Town of Weaverville is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selections are made without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, or non-disqualifying handicapping condition. Background check and pre-employment drug screen are required. Weaverville is a drug and alcohol-free workplace, and employees are subject to random screenings.

Please complete the Town of Weaverville Application Form (available online at www.weavervillenc.org ), along with resume and send to:
Randall Wilson
Emai1: rwilson@wcavervillepublicworks.org
Lawrence T. Sprinkle Water Treatment Facility
PO Box 338
Weaverville, NC 28787

posted 2/7/23  (040723)

WTP Operator

Job Description: The current salary range for this position is $39,988.00-$61,581.51.

Applicants must have a high school diploma, a valid NC driver’s license, a North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators active license grade C-Surface minimum or the ability to acquire licensure within one year of hire.

The position performs difficult skilled trades work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, conducting regular plant inspections, recording readings, taking samples, performing routine tests, ensuring proper plant operation, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Applicants with skills including plumbing, electrical, SCADA, etc. is a bonus.
Successful applicant must pass drug test and criminal background check prior to employment.

The Broad River Water Authority is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply: Applications can be picked up at the BRWA main office located at 112 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC, or email jenny@ncbrwa.com to request a copy. For further information and a full job description, please contact Brad Joyner @ 828-286-0731.

posted 03/24/22  (032423)