Job Opening

Mechanic I – South Kingstown Wastewater Department

The Mechanic I is responsible for: rebuilding / repairing WWTF and pump station equipment, including pumps, blowers and engines; lubricating motors and equipment and checking for malfunctions; performing all around maintenance on pumps; installing and setting up new equipment; performing plumbing and pipefitting tasks as needed; assisting in pump and engine maintenance; follows proper safety protocol including confined space entry procedures as required; maintaining various hydraulic equipment, boilers at pump stations and the plant; performs electrical, carpentry, painting and other related duties as required.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 2-3 years of experience in mechanical maintenance work. A valid driver’s license is required.  To apply, please submit an application, cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016.   Read more.

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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Sustainable Management for Wastewater Systems

Thursday, March 3, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Warwick Sewer Authority

Instructor: Diane Johnson P.E.

Cost: $10 for NWPCA members, $30 for non-members (includes 1 year NWPCA membership)

Credits: 4 TCHs

 

This 4 hour interactive workshop introduces and focuses on 10 key management areas that have been identified for effectively managed utilities. Participants are then asked to complete a short guided self-assessment for their system’s operations based on the presented 10 management areas. This self-assessment was designed to identify areas for improvement that are critical for success at the utility and help staff prioritize actions when resources are limited. By making operational improvements in any of these areas, the utility will be able to deliver increasingly efficient, higher quality services to the customer and community.  Finally, participants are given a compendium of resources that could help them implement the improvements identified during the assessment.

 

To sign up or for more information contact:

Nora Lough, NWPCA Training Committee Chair

nlough@narrabay.com or 401-461-8848 (ext. 450)

Full details: Sustainable Management

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WEF Training (webcast)

“Corrosion: Causes and Controls”

Date: 2/10/16 from 1-3pm
Details: Corrosion plagues every wastewater plant facility, equipment, lift station, and pipeline. While corrosion is basically unavoidable, the long term costs and headaches associated with it can be controlled and minimized. This webcast will provide information on the sources or corrosion and mechanisms by which it starts and spreads. Chemical effective at reducing odors compounds (particularly hydrogen sulfide) in the atmosphere at plants will be discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be presented. More aggressive corrosion control through coatings, linings, and timely maintenance or rehabilitation will be the final presentation. Click here for more information.

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Operator scholarships for NEWEA conference

The NWPCA board of directors has once again authorized up to 10 scholarships for RI Operator members to attend the annual New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) conference being held in Boston.  NWPCA will pick up the tab for 1-day passes for the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, January 26th (Operators Day).   This includes a ticket for the Operator Appreciation Luncheon.

If you are interested or have an operator who you think would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Nora Lough (nlough@narrabay.com) no later than Wednesday, January 20th.   Slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with consideration for distributing the slots evenly amongst and across all the facilities in the state.  Nora will need the attendee’s email address to help expedite registration.

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Mystery Bug

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Can you guess what this is?

Click on A Bug’s Life to find the answer.

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NEIWPCC Training (CT)

Wipes: Why They’re in Your System (and How to Get Them Out!)

Date: 12/10/15
Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
Details: The speaker will: provide insight into why the problem has grown so quickly; provide operators with tools to identify and understand the materials; share the local, regional, national, and global efforts and outreach campaigns underway; review legislative efforts and active litigation on this issue; and suggest ways to make a meaningful improvement in your system.  Click here for more information.

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Job Opening

Treatment Systems Operator III – RI Resource Recovery

Perform any combination of the following tasks to operate the wastewater treatment facilities such as the Leachate Pre-Treatment Facility, pumping stations, Leachate Collection and Conveyance Systems, Underdrain Treatment System, and OU-1 Pump and Treat System under the general supervision of the Treatment Systems Manager. Operate the activated sludge, SBR technology, treatment facility to control flow and processing of wastewater and effluent. Monitor gauges, meters and control panels. Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings and monitoring results. Interpret daily laboratory results and make process changes as required. Operate valves, start and stop pumps to control and adjust flow and treatment processes. Extract samples and perform all routine laboratory tests and analyses. Perform routine maintenance on all treatment system equipment. Troubleshoot process changes and upsets and make corrective adjustments based on trends analysis and influents changes. If you are qualified and interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to humanresources@rirrc.org by noon on Dec 11, 2015. Read More.

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Job Opening

Lab Technician – RI Resource Recovery
Apply a working knowledge to extract samples and perform laboratory tests and analyses. Execute field lab analysis. Perform routine maintenance on equipment, custodial duties, and related duties. Incumbent performs the daily operations of assigned facilities, must produce quality, accurate work and be able to detect and correct errors; use sound judgment to act decisively; assess problems and evaluate alternative solutions; comply with all health and safety procedures, and carry out the policies and objectives of RIRRC. If you are qualified and interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to humanresources@rirrc.org by noon on Nov 25, 2015. Read more.

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Job Opening

Mechanic I – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant  

Responsible for performing a variety of preventative/general maintenance and repair on plant and facility equipment and machines.  Installs,  maintains, and repairs machines and equipment in plants and related facilities.  Performs a variety of preventative maintenance on pumps, motors,  hydraulic systems, and related plant and facility equipment.  Performs a variety of maintenance requiring knowledge of plumbing, pipefitting, electronics, welding, small-engine repair, and other skilled trades.  Completes work orders and paperwork regarding daily maintenance and  repair duties.  Assists with inspecting the plant and related facilities for mechanical and equipment problems.  Read more.

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Nutrient Removal Specialty Conference

Join NEWEA for a one-day Nutrient Removal Specialty Conference on Wednesday, November 18 to learn how other small to mid-sized communities are dealing with regulatory challenges and finding innovative solutions for nutrient removal.  An afternoon tour to the Sturbridge Water Pollution Control Facility will also be offered.  View Full Program

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