Principles & Practices of Wastewater Treatment (Grades I & II)
Instructor: Mike Spring (Narragansett Bay Commission)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 25-November 8, 2018 Field’s Point WWTF, Providence, RI 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m.
Anyone preparing for a state WWTP operator certification exam will benefit from this structured overview of the wastewater field. The 40 hour course is based on the well-known CSU Sacramento home-study course manuals for WWTP operations. While this course is intended for those seeking Grade 1 licensure, it is also open to those looking to take the II exam. The instructor will cover a wide range of topics including wastewater laws and regulations, preliminary treatment, sedimentation and flotation, secondary treatment processes, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, waste treatment ponds, and disinfection.
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Town of South Kingstown
Wastewater Operator I
The Town has an opportunity for a Wastewater professional to join the team at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Wastewater Operator I is responsible for performing routine maintenance in the operation and control of the Town’s wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and wastewater collection system. Examples of work performed are: operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; monitors gauges, meters and control panels; observes variation in operating conditions; interprets meter and gauge readings; tests results to determine processing requirements; performs daily laboratory testing for process control, quality control assurance and permit; and operates and maintains plant machinery equipment and vehicles.
The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and 1-2 years of responsible work history. The position requires holding a Grade I State of RI Wastewater Operator’s License. Those without a Grade I license will be required to obtain one issued by the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities within twelve (12) months of hire. Candidates with a Grade I license upon hire are preferred. In addition, the WW Operator must have a valid RI Driver’s license with a CDL Class B endorsement, or the ability to obtain one, within three (3) months of hire. This position is considered essential, and must be available for all shifts, call backs, and during emergency events.
This is a Council 94 1st shift position of 10 days on 4 days off, 40 hours per week. The starting salary is $42,419 or $20.39 per hour, and after successful completion of a probationary period will receive a step increase, and includes a full benefit package. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by hand or mail to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications are available for download on the Town’s website www.southkingstownri.com, and hard copies are available at Town Hall. Application materials will be accepted until Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.
Town of Narragansett
Wastewater Plant Operator
Individual performs a variety of technical, semi-skilled, and labor work in the daily operation and maintenance of a municipal sewage treatment plant and collection system. Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent. Monitors and interprets information from the SCADA system and records flows. Collects and conducts analysis on samples. Performs routine and emergency maintenance on collection system (pump stations, generators, gravity and pressure sewer lines).
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- One (1) year experience working at a secondary wastewater treatment facility, and/or equivalent technical experience in the wastewater industry
- Valid Grade I Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, obtained through examination or reciprocity.
- Valid Rhode Island Driver’s License, with no restrictions that would limit or adversely affect insurability.
- 4. High school diploma or GED.
For a complete job description, please visit www.narragansettri.gov. Please e-mail resume to the Human Resources Manager at email@example.com
The Burrillville Sewer Commission, Burrillville, RI seeks an experienced Superintendent of Wastewater to provide overall management of a 1.5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, 9 lift stations, 39 miles of sewer collection lines, and all other equipment and property. All applicants must possess a RI Grade IV license and submit satisfactory evidence of said license and must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable record. The position requires excellent public relation skills, experience with process control software, preparation of O&M and Capital Budgets; and attend meetings with the Sewer Commission.
Salary shall commensurate with experience.
For a complete detailed description and employment application, please log onto the Town’s website at www.burrillville.org (Public Notices\Job Opportunities).
Send a cover letter and resume to the Burrillville Sewer Commission (Attention: William Andrews), P.O. Box 71, Harrisville, RI 02830 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reply on or before close of business August 23, 2018.
Operations Supervisor – FP010
Narragansett Bay Commission, Field’s Point WWTF
Provides day to day supervision and direction to subordinate skilled and semi-skilled unionized personnel involved in 7 day/24 hour, computer controlled, and continuous process operations involving wastewater treatment facilities, equipment, vehicles, buildings and grounds in conformance to all applicable NBC/state and Federal regulatory /permit guidelines. Directs and trains subordinate staff in daily operations and preventative maintenance of NBC wastewater treatment, pumping and monitoring facilities. Sets priorities, renders operational advice, makes daily assignments, interprets policy, and resolves issues/ problems (e.g.: personnel, union grievances, coverage, operational safety, etc.) Is management’s representative during off-shifts. Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, operational SOP’s, State & Federal Permit requirements, safety procedures and the union collective bargaining agreement. Trains and retrains employees. May work a rotating shift schedule, as required. Performs other duties as assigned, within skill and experience capabilities.
High school diploma or GED required. College coursework in environmental sciences, engineering, and/or management preferred. Completion of specialized wastewater training is desirable. Minimum of 3 years experience in the operation and maintenance of a secondary, activated sludge wastewater treatment facility is required. Must possess a Grade III certification license for wastewater treatment operators or a valid Grade III Operator-in-training certificate. Must posses a valid Rhode Island driver’s license. Practical knowledge of the methods, equipment techniques and computer inputs used in wastewater treatment systems, and current Federal, State & Local regulatory requirement as applied to wastewater treatment facilities and operations.
The Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island seeks an experienced Superintendent of Wastewater to provide overall management of a 10.5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, 9 lift stations, 110 miles of sewer collection lines, and all other equipment and property. All applicants must possess a RI Grade IV license and submit satisfactory evidence of said license and must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. The position requires excellent public relation skills, experience with process control software, prepares O & M and Capital Budgets; attend meetings with Sewer Commission and Sewer Appeals Board. Salary range of $85,000 – $95,000 DOQ.
Send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Department, Town of West Warwick, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893, Attn: K. Cioffi or email email@example.com
Open till filled.
IM Supervisor – IM032
Narragansett Bay Commission, Field’s Point WWTF
This position is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision and direction to subordinate skilled and semi-skilled unionized personnel involved in multiple site installation, repair and maintenance of Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) wastewater collection system facilities in conformance to all NBC, State, Federal and Local regulatory guidelines. Directs subordinate staff in the daily maintenance and repair activities performed. Responsible for setting priorities on work tasks, rendering technical advice for repairs and/or maintenance activities. Delegates daily work tasks and monitors work progress. Responsible for resolving personnel problems; including, but not limited to issuing safety warnings in the field; maintenance problems; scheduling conflicts; and other issues pertaining to work progress. Responsible for communicating personnel problems deemed significant, where it affects work progress, to Management. Performs other duties as assigned, within skill and experience capabilities.
Graduate of a four-year technical High School program (mechanical repair, construction trades, mechanical technology, etc.) plus two years previous skilled trades supervisory work experience. Voluntary certification in Wastewater Collection System Operator Grade III is desirable. Must demonstrate proficiency with computer office programs such as MS Word, Excel and other related programs.
Narragansett Bay Commission, Bucklin Point WWTF
Responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of medium-voltage equipment within the plants, facilities, and grounds. Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and maintains a variety of plant and high voltage electrical equipment, such as motors, pumps, gauges, switches, and other equipment. Performs general electrical preventative maintenance within plant property and at remote facilities and locations. Inspects the plant’s lighting, fire alarm systems, generators, and other electrical equipment, identifies problems, and performs required repairs. Completes appropriate paperwork regarding daily activities. Installs and repairs electrical and instrumentation systems or provides related assistance. Ensures the safety of worksites and job activities. Works with contractors performing electrical work and assists with inspecting and approving projects. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
High school diploma or GED, and 4 years of progressively responsible electrical experience in a high voltage environment, or, an equivalent combination of above to sufficiently and successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Must possess a journeyman electrician’s license. Valid driver’s license in good standing. Within one year of appointment must possess a Wastewater Operator Grade 1 license (OIT certificate) issued by the RIDEM.
Maintenance and Lubrication in the Wastewater Treatment Facility
Instructors: Michael Spring and Greg Campo
Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Narragansett Bay Commission – Fields Point Education Room
$25 for NWPCA members and $45 for Non-members (includes a 1-year membership)
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The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is seeking well-organized and highly-motivated candidates to serve as an Environmental Analyst to work on the coordination of NEIWPCC’s wastewater training schedule including production of the catalog, selection of courses, distribution of course information, and managing venues. Will coordinate Youth in the Environment program based in Lowell. Will work with NEIWPCC’s Workgroups and Commissioners to identify and address region priorities for residuals and NPDES.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, environmental studies, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry, or related field.
Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as superior organization skills and the ability to think and act in a broad collaborative style. Must be comfortable in group settings and possess a diplomatic and welcoming approach to others. Knowledge of budget preparation and contract management desired.
Refer to www.neiwpcc.orgfor full position description. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by June 1, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference 18-Lowell-008 in the email subject line. No phone calls please.