TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Principles & Practices of Wastewater Treatment (Grades I & II)

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.

Note: Passing this course can be equivalent to passing the Grade 1 exam given Rhode Island Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. While this course can also assist in the preparation of other exams offered by the Board, a passing grade in this course can only be applied toward a Grade 1 application. Because the Board only offers licensure to approved applicants, passing this course is not necessarily a guarantee of securing the Rhode Island Grade 1 license.

Click here for full course details.

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Job Opening

Lab Technician- RI Resource Recovery Corporation

Apply a working knowledge of fundamental principles, terminology, and methodology to extract samples and perform laboratory tests and analyses. Execute field laboratory analysis, focusing on detail and critical measurements for volume and weight. Perform routine maintenance on equipment, custodial duties, and related duties as required. Certification or Associate’s degree in the wastewater field, environmental sciences, or other technical field. Minimum 2-4 years demonstrated lab and analysis. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@rirrc.org by noon on Sept 9th. Click here for job description.

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VAUGHAN CHOPPER PUMP DEMO

THE VAUGHAN DEMO TRAILER WILL BE IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA DURING AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2016

Walker Wellington is Vaughan Company’s local product representative.  Please call to book a live demonstration at your facility or to discuss your pumping needs.

Click here for full details and contact info

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Job Opening

Maintenance Supervisor – NBC Field’s Point WWTF
Supervise all predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance activities on all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment at the Field’s Point WWTF and remote pumping stations.  Assigns, directs and trains employees in the Maintenance Section.  Interprets policy and resolves issues/problems.  Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, maintenance SOPs, State and Federal permit requirements and the union collective bargaining agreement.  Prepares daily reports on work completed, work order status, employee supervision and training, etc. Continually inspects facility equipment, structures and buildings and creates service requests/work orders for needed repairs.  Complies with and enforces all applicable NBC/OSHA safety guidelines.  Performs other related duties as assigned within skill and experience capabilities. Must have graduated from high school or an equivalency program.  At least 10 years experience in a facility maintenance department as a mechanic or other tradesperson is required.  A minimum of 3 years lead experience is required.  Must possess a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operators license and valid driver’s license.  Application Period: 7/18/16 to 8/1/16. Read more.

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Annual Trade Show and Clambake

NWPCA’s annual trade show and clam bake is coming up on Friday, September 9, 2016 returning to the Twelve Acres Banquet House in Smithfield.

This is NWPCA’s premier educational and networking event.  There will be 40+ vendors exhibiting wastewater-related products and services.  This year’s event will again include scholarship presentations, raffles, Ops Challenge Pipe Cutting Competition (prizes awarded), RI DEM Operator Boot Camp graduation and horseshoe tournament.   There is still time to sign up if you are a vendor and interested in showcasing your latest products and services to Rhode Island-based wastewater operations and maintenance professionals.

For more information: 2016 Trade Show Clam Bake Flyer.

The deadline to RSVP is September 1st  (Vender deadline is August 26th)

Venders: 2016 Trade Show Contract

Contact:
Janine Burke at janineburkewells@gmail.com or 401-743-0122
Peter Connell at pconnell@rirrc.org or 401-942-1430, ext. 220

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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

NWPCA is excited to announce a training opportunity on Tuesday August 16th 8:30 until 11:30 am at the Narragansett Bay Commission Field’s Point Education Room.  This presentation and hands-on training will focus on Basic Microbiology for Activated Sludge processes. Please see flyer for details. It is only $10 for members and $30 for non-members (includes a 1-year NWPCA membership).

Pass the word and don’t miss out on learning about the BUGS!

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WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT CLASS III OPERATOR

Aquarion Company, a leading company in the wastewater and water contract operations industry is seeking a State of Connecticut Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator holding valid Class III license for our New Hartford contract. Duties will include: Providing day-to-day management, oversight, process control and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plant, pump stations and collection network. Facility is a 0.4 mgd sequenching batch reactor with UV disinfection. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 8 years experience including 3 years of supervisory experience in the operation of secondary biological treatment processes. SBR operational experience is a plus. Depending on experience, the hourly range for the Class III Operator is $28 – $34.

Qualified candidates may email resume to hrtemp@aquarionwater.com or fax to (203) 337-5938. Aquarion Company maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT CLASS II OPERATOR

Aquarion Company, a leading company in the wastewater and water contract operations industry is seeking a State of Connecticut Wastewater Treatment Plant Shift Operator holding valid Class II license for New Hartford contract. Duties will include: Provide day-to-day monitoring and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plant, pump stations and collection network. Facility is a 0.4 mgd sequenching batch reactor with UV disinfection. The successful candidate should also have 5 plus years of experience in the operation of secondary biological treatment process. SBR operational experience is a plus. Depending on experience, the hourly range for the Class II Operator is $22 – $25.

Qualified candidates may email resume to hrtemp@aquarionwater.com or fax to (203) 337-5938. Aquarion Company maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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3rd Annual NWPCA Chowder Cook-off

Tuesday August 9th, 2016
Starting at 5:00pm
Narragansett-Scarborough Treatment Facility

NWPCA Chowder cookoff 2016

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2016 NWPCA Golf Tournament

The Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association is holding its annual golf outing on Monday, June 27, 2016. This Texas Style Format event will be held at the Potowomut Golf Club, with an 8AM registration and a 9AM Shotgun start. The cost is $125/player, which covers green fees, cart, barbecue lunch, dinner, and prizes. Click here for registration and sponsorship information.

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