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Wastewater Operator - Cumberland Township Authority
This is an elevated skilled position where experience is required in the wastewater industry to operate, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot the wastewater treatment facilities and associated pumping stations. Pennsylvania Wastewater Class B, subclass 1-4 certifications are required. Water system experience is a plus. Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of the wastewater treatment plants operation for compliance with state and federal regulations. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Operations Manager. Full-time employment based upon a normal 40-hour work week. Overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week at the rate of 1.5 x regular hourly pay or compensatory time. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am-3:00pm with rotating weekends.
• Pension Plan and a 457 Retirement Plan option
• Medical Insurance Coverage with prescription plan
• Dental Insurance Coverage
• Vision Insurance Coverage
• Employer-funded HRA
• Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave
• 11 Paid Holidays
• Disability, Life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance coverages
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring, and laboratory testing required to maintain compliance with Federal and State regulations governing the wastewater treatment process.
• Maintain operating parameters of the wastewater treatment plant.
• Perform regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment.
• Perform maintenance and repairs of sewage pumping stations and all of their components.
• Perform maintenance and calibration on laboratory instruments.
• Conduct the required weekend checks of the treatment plants on a rotating basis.
• On call 24/7 to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the plants and pumping stations.
• Inspection of new sewer lines and services.
• Maintain open communication with Plant Superintendent regarding the treatment process and pump station operation and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
• Data entry
• Prepare and submit EDMRs.
• Assist with Bio-solids process.
• Sanitary sewer line maintenance.
• Manhole rehabilitation
This job description includes, but is not limited to, the position’s essential functions. Management retains the discretion to modify or add other related duties to the position.
Cumberland Township Authority is an equal opportunity employer (eoe). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or accommodations during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The authority is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
This is an elevated skilled position where experience is required in the wastewater industry to operate, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot the wastewater treatment facilities and associated pumping stations. Pennsylvania Wastewater Class B, subclass 1-4 certifications are required. Water system experience is a plus. Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of the wastewater treatment plants operation for compliance with state and federal regulations. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Operations Manager.Full-time employment based upon a normal 40-hour work week. Overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week at the rate of 1.5 x regular hourly pay or compensatory time. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am-3:00pm with rotating weekends.
Applications being accepted through 1/31/24, applications can be found at Cumberland Township Help Wanted and emailed to email@example.com. Applicants must live within an hour of our plants in Gettysburg, PA.
Environmental Compliance Inspector – Capital Region
Performs a variety of technical work in support of Capital Region Water’s (CRW) industrial waste and pre-treatment inspection programs, including the inspection and monitoring of commercial food service and motor vehicle service establishments for compliance with state environmental regulations and local regulations regarding discharge of grease, oil, and related materials into the CRW’s wastewater collection system; investigates and enforces compliance with storm water pollution NPDES permit regulations; and maintains a variety of records, files, and related documents.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Assists in monitoring industrial and commercial facilities for compliance with federal and state mandates, and local ordinances; assists in performing bi-annual inspections for the industrial waste program.
• Develops, implements and maintains oil and grease prevention program including collection sampling and customer education.
• Makes field inspections to survey, monitor and sample area water and wastewaters to determine industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential compliance with water quality and pre-treatment standards, wastewater and stormwater rules and regulations, and applicable legislation.
• Inspects commercial food service and automotive service establishments for compliance with pretreatment ordinances; ensures compliance with municipal codes on discharge limits of grease, oil, and related materials into the CRW’s wastewater collection system.
• Prepares and maintains a variety of records, files, and related documents including on inspections and related activities; collects and calculates totals for monthly and annual reports; prepares correspondence and summary reports.
• Initiates enforcement action as necessary. Responsible for issuing termination notices or Notices of Violation in accordance with CRW’s rules and regulations and the contributing municipal jurisdictions ordinances.
• Maintains database of compliance inspections and facility improvements.
• Investigates complaints received regarding alleged violations of waste discharge standards including possible illicit discharges into the storm water conveyance system.
• Conducts investigation of grease-related wastewater blockages or releases to determine possible contributing facilities.
• Assists in supervising and dealing with emergency environmental situations resulting from accidental spills, slug discharges, hazardous material releases, etc. as needed.
• Utilizes computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and database to prepare reports, to track inspections, sampling, monitoring, enforcement and compliance data and information.
• Plan checks and reviews blueprints to ensure proper sizing of fixtures and to ensure all required fixtures are connected to equipment.
• Prescribes frequency of preventative maintenance for grease removal equipment.
• Responsible for interactions with commercial customers to enforce grease control requirements.
• Visually inspects grease traps and grease interceptors for compliance requirements, verifies hauling records, and issues inspection reports.
• Determines appropriate size and issues grease traps permits and grease interceptors discharging to the wastewater collection system
• Provide education and outreach to property owners
• Assists in development of public education materials including production of written documents, newsletter articles and brochures.
• Coordinates the requirements and duties with other concerned divisions or departments regarding mutual or overlapping functions.
• Inspects and evaluates the effectiveness of equipment and processes used to control, pretreat, prevent, reduce or eliminate pollutants.
• Available to respond to emergency or investigative incidents occurring outside of working hours deemed to be normal and expected of this position.
• Work is performed in the office and in the field at manufacturing facilities and, commercial and industrial establishments.
• Exposure to sanitary sewage, industrial waste discharges, grease, oil and chemicals.
• Field setting with travel from site to site. Exposure to the manufacturing environment process venting, dust from manufacturing, mechanical hazards in operating vehicles.
• Work requires performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined spaces areas.
• Work requires exposure to hazardous fumes, odors of noxious chemicals.
• Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
• Work requires performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Wastewater treatment processes and technology
• Industrial pre-treatment processes
• Sanitary sewer conveyance systems operations
• Methods and techniques of inspection
• Mechanical function of grease removal equipment
• NPDES/MS4 standard regulations
• Recognize potential violations of pre-treatment/stormwater/oil and grease ordinances and discharge standards
• Basic Laboratory procedures and sampling practices
• Operating laboratory, field sampling, and flow monitoring equipment
• Reading, understanding and interpreting engineering drawings, plans and maps
• Maintain accurate records and prepare reports of inspection activities
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
• Work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments
• Deal effectively with the public and represent CRW in a positive and professional manner
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Safety rules and regulations; OSHA rules and regulations
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
• A bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, biology, chemistry, physical and environmental science, or related degree strongly preferred.
• In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, CRW will consider candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent, plus five (5) years’ experience in water/wastewater utilities operations and maintenance, inspection, or code enforcement.
• PA Wastewater Operator Certification is preferred.
Click HERE to apply. Questions contact Deborah Sibbering at firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Supervisor - Aqua America
Aqua America has an excellent opportunity for a Field Supervisor for the Treasure Lake division under the direction of the Western Area Manager. The Field Supervisor will be responsible for the assigned water and wastewater facilities' operation, maintenance, staffing, safety, budgeting, business, and employee performance. Water facilities include well stations, water treatment plants and equipment, water mains, valves, fire hydrants, service lines, meters, and any other present or future water system and distribution system assets owned and/or operated by Aqua Pennsylvania serving communities in the assigned division. Wastewater facilities include wastewater plants and equipment as well as collection system components, including lift stations, manholes, and equalization basins owned and/or operated by Aqua Pennsylvania in the communities that the Treasure Lake division serves.
• Supervises a team that includes facility operators, seasonal employees, and contractors while focusing on safety, compliance, and operational excellence.
• Interviews, hires, establishes high-performance standards, and manages performance following all applicable HR policies and procedures. Oversee the onboarding and training of new employees.
• Conduct regular meetings with assigned staff for Company updates, continuous improvement ideas, and otherwise share information in line with high-performing culture initiatives.
• Manage the Company’s Work Order process for the assigned division. Review the status of Work Orders regularly and take action to ensure close-out per requirements and reclassification if miscoded.
• Implement Aqua safety policies and procedures. Review job sites and Company operating sites and equipment for safety compliance and act on deficiencies.
• Establishes and implements training programs for staff to ensure continued competency in assigned roles.
• Performs performance reviews and performance management of staff. Reviews six-month probationary evaluations for operations personnel.
• Process invoices, purchase requisitions, and other accounting controls to ensure compliance with budgets and work processes.
• Supervises the operations, maintenance, and regulatory compliance of the Treasure Lake water and wastewater systems. Investigates system upsets, determine corrective action, and directs the operational staff in their required responses.
• Monitors and maintains materials inventory of required equipment (parts, tools, chemicals, etc.).
• Coordinate with other operational groups to share resources to meet work demands.
• Responsible for the maintenance of the systems’ assets for both employee and contracted work, including replacement, relocations, and repairs of system appurtenances. Ensures that all activities are completed in accordance with company and regulatory agency standards.
• Responsible for the operations budget and assists the engineering department in managing the capital budget for water and wastewater priorities. Prepares and monitors expense budgets to ensure adherence to established expense limits and provides explanations of variances as needed. Works closely with the engineering and senior management teams on the funding and completion of capital projects.
• Maintains databases that track and support operations, including reporting on compliance-related activities such as compliance sampling, compliance data submission, hydrant flushing, valve exercising, water loss, production, Pennsylvania One Call system, etc.
• Partners with the area engineering department to ensure construction projects within the area of responsibility meet company specifications and are appropriately documented and completed in accordance with established timelines.
• Builds and maintains close working partnerships with area public utilities, area municipalities, Pennsylvania DEP, and local fire departments. Represents the company in meetings with the township, county, and applicable regulatory agencies to coordinate construction and maintenance projects and other company-related business.
• Maintains awareness of all regulations affecting the utilities and their operations. Identifies regulatory changes and the associated impact on operations and makes recommendations as needed.
• Must proficiently use Company software necessary after being trained.
• Other duties as assigned.
• An associate degree in business, engineering, construction management, or a related field is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
• A minimum of 3 years in a water and/or wastewater utility operations is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
• Must obtain required Pennsylvania DEP Water and Wastewater Operator certifications within an agreed upon period. Class C and E Water and Class C and subclass 4 Wastewater are a plus.
• Valid U.S. driver’s license.
For more information and to apply click https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Essential_Careers/job/PA-DuBois/Field-Supervisor-1_R3442
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