NWPCA Annual Awards Banquet

Please join us for the NWPCA Annual Awards Banquet on May 24th at the Potowomut Golf Club at 6pm. Please see attached flyer for more details.  Reserve your spot now for a fun filled night mingling and celebrating with professionals in our industry.

Flyer: 2016 Awards Banquet Flyer

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Job Opening

Maintenance Supervisor – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
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: 5/2/16 to 5/9/16. 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/machines. Installs, maintains, and repairs machines and equipment in plants and related facilities. Performs a variety of maintenance on pumps, motors, hydraulic systems, and related plant and facility equipment. Operates a variety of tools and equipment in the maintenance and repair of equipment. Assists with inspecting the plant and related facilities for mechanical and equipment problems. Must have a High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and one year of general maintenance experience; OR: an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Must possess valid driver’s license in good standing. Grade I Wastewater Operator License is required within one year of employment. Application Period: 5/2-9/2016. Read more.

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NWPCA night at the Paw Sox

Join NWPCA on June 11th at McCoy Stadium to watch the Pawtucket Red Sox play the Louisville Bats. For just $20/person, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ starting at 4pm, reserved box seating for the game at 6:05pm, and a Star Wars-themed fireworks display after the game! Contact Peter Eldridge at 401-480-2847 or peldridge@narragansettri.gov for more information; RSVP by Monday, June 2nd. This event is sponsored by James J. Geremia & Associates Inc. Click here for a printable flyer.

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Last Call for 2016 NWPCA Award Nominations

NWPCA presents annual awards for outstanding (most efficient) treatment facility operations. NWPCA also recognizes individual contributions to the wastewater profession. Awards include:

  • A. Joseph Mattera Safety Award for outstanding commitment to safety
  • James Marvelle Award for leadership excellence as an active and contributing member of NWPCA
  • Alfred E. Peloquin Award for high level of interest, ability and performance in wastewater operations
  • Operator of the Year Award for contributions to excellence in plant operations
  • Collections System Operator of the Year for outstanding contributions in advancing collection systems knowledge
  • Robert J. Markelewicz Award for outstanding contributions to wastewater treatment systems maintenance

Award nominations are due April 9th, 2016.

Nomination form: 2016 Award Nomination Form

Listing of Past Award Winners: List of Award Winners Past

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Job Opening

Laboratory Technician – Narragansett Bay Commission
Performs a variety of routine chemical/biological testing on samples submitted to the Lab for analysis (TSS, BOD, Chloride, Fecals, nitrites etc.) Sets up, maintains, and calibrates all lab testing and sampling equipment used daily. Maintain an accurate and timely record, and computer database of all lab tests and activities performed. Interacts with other NBC operations and support departments regarding information/status of work lab requirements. Within skill and experience capabilities, performs other duties and projects as assigned, to include working off-shifts and being available for emergency call-ins, and working weekends/holidays on a rotating/scheduled basis. Graduation from a two year technical college degree program (biology, microbiology, chemistry, environment science) or equivalent required. Requires knowledge of analytical testing and sampling techniques and procedures as applied to wastewater collection, processing and discharge. Application Period: 4/4/16 to 4/16/16. Read more.

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Job Opening

Electrician – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
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. Performs general electrical preventative maintenance within plant property. Inspects lighting, fire alarm systems, generators, and other electrical equipment, identifies problems, and performs required repairs. Installs and repairs electrical and instrumentation systems. Must have a 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 RI DEM. Application Period: 4/4/16 to 4/16/16. Read more.

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Job Opening

Wastewater Operator I – South Kingstown Wastewater Treatment Facility
Responsible for performing routine maintenance in the operation and control of the town’s wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and wastewater collection system. Work performed includes: operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; monitor gauges, meters and control panels; observes variation in operating conditions; interpret meter and gauge readings; test results to determine processing requirements; perform daily laboratory testing for process control, quality control assurance and permit; and operate and maintain plant machinery equipment and vehicles. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and 1-2 years of responsible work history. Must possess/obtain a valid RI CDL Class B license within 3 months of hire, and a Grade I Wastewater Operators License within 1 year. Applications, resumes and cover letters must be submitted by 4:30pm on April 7th. Click here for full job description.

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Job Opening

Mechanic I – Warwick Sewer Authority
Performs preventative maintenance/repairs on all equipment and structures associated with the treatment plant and pumping stations. Duties include ensuring all equipment is functioning properly and all backup systems are ready to be put on-line as needed; perform preventative flushing of the sewer collection systems;  perform all preventive maintenance functions; lubricating motors and equipment and checking for malfunction; replacing bearings in motors, pumps, and other equipment; adjusting and cleaning wastewater equipment; installing and setting up new equipment; driving trucks and plowing snow, and operating Flushing truck; cleaning out pipes and performing other plumbing and pipefitting tasks; assisting in pump and engine maintenance and repair; using gas and/or arc welding  equipment to heat, cut braze, or weld; checking boilers and generators at pump stations and plant; performing various custodial duties. Click here for complete description.

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Training Announcement

Hach WIMS for reporting NetDMR purposes
March 29, 2016 at 10am – Field Point’s Education Room, Narragansett Bay Commission, Providence, RI

This informational class will focus on using Hach WIMS software for reporting NetDMR purposes.  It is highly recommended for any current WIMS users but also open to anyone interested in learning more about electronic reporting and may be in need of software in the future, or specifically WIMS.  There will be some time allotted for any general questions regarding WIMS software.   A Webex will be presented by Bryan Sharpnack, who is a WIMS applications development manager (ADM).  Tim Hutchins from the Hach Company will be on-site to answer any questions.

Please respond to Tim Hutchins at tihutchi@hach.com if you would like to attend

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