2017 NWPCA Award Nominations

The NWPCA is requesting nominations for the Annual Awards Banquet, to be held on May 25th at the Potowomut Country Club.  Nominations will be accepted through March 31st. Please note that there is a new Life Time Membership Award this year.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to nominate outstanding individuals so that they can be recognized for all the good work that is done in our industry.

Please FAX nomination forms to Paul Desrosiers at 401-461-0145 or email to pdesrosiers@narrabay.com.

2017 Award Nomination Form

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Job Opening

Mechanic I – NBC Field’s Point WWTP

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for performing a variety of preventative and 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 within plant property and at remote facilities and locations.  Performs a variety of  maintenance requiring knowledge of plumbing, pipefitting, electronics, welding, small-engine repair, and other skilled trades.  Operates a variety of tools and equipment in the maintenance and repair of machines and equipment.  Completes work orders and paperwork regarding daily maintenance and repair duties.  Assists with inspecting the plant and related facilities for mechanical and equipment problems.  Works with other plant and NBC staff in the maintaining and repair of plant and facility equipment, such as operators, electricians, process monitors, instrumentation technicians, and others as appropriate.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Click here to view full job description: Mechanic I FP053

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Job Opening

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, Johnston, RI

Treatment Systems Manager
This position reports to the Director of Operations and Engineering and manages the various systems associated with the water/wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment, and discharge. This includes, but is not limited to, the Underdrain Treatment System, the Leachate Pretreatment Facility (LPTF), OU-1 Pump and Treatment System, the Leachate Collection and Distribution Systems (LCDS), and the facility wastewater collection and conveyance systems. This position ensures that the daily treatment and distribution activities of the various systems are performed in a safe, productive, and efficient manner, including scheduling, performance, and planning. This position directly supervises up to six employees, including mechanical/electrical technician, laboratory
technician, and field personnel.

Click here to view full job description: Treatment Systems Manager

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Job Opening

Maintenance Supervisor – NBC Bucklin Point WWTF

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.  Sets priorities, renders technical advice and provides supervision in the field.  Interprets policy and resolves issues/problems (personnel, union grievances, safety, maintenance questions, etc.).  Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, maintenance SOP’s, State and Federal permit requirements and the union collective bargaining agreement.  Prepares daily reports (verbal and/or written) 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 including: Lock out/Tag out; confined space entry; hazardous waste handling; use of personal protective equipment, Right-to-Know requirements, etc.  Uses Hansen CMMS to input and extract work orders, equipment data, repair history, etc.  Performs other related duties as assigned within skill and experience capabilities. 

Click here for full job description: MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

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Job Opening

Assistant E & I Technician – NBC Bucklin Point WWTF

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the installation, maintenance, and calibration of a variety of specialized instrumentation and equipment used in the monitoring, testing, and operation of treatment plants and related facilities as assigned.  Performs preventative maintenance, minor troubleshooting, and minor repair on specialized instrumentation and equipment within plant property and at remote facilities and locations as directed. Maintains appropriate records and reports regarding daily activities and maintenance and repair projects. Works with other plant staff, such as operators, process monitors, electricians, and mechanics to ensure to equipment is operating properly.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and one year of process control or instrumentation repair experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Click for Full Job Description: Assistant E I Technician BP040

 

 

 

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Job Opening

PRETREATMENT INSPECTOR
CITY OF WOONSOCKET – WASTEWATER DIVISION

Conducts routine operation of the industrial pretreatment program to ensure safe and effective operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems.  Must be familiar with collecting samples in accordance to 40 CFR part 136. Must conduct inspections of all industrial users within the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater System adhering to pretreatment regulations. Associates degree in Chemistry, Biology or related science. Two years experience in Industrial Pretreatment. RI Grade II operator’s license
preferred.

The City of Woonsocket offers competitive pay and benefits. For more information, please visit our website at www.woonsocketri.org. Forward your resume and completed application to mferguson@woonsocketri.org. Mail: City of Woonsocket, Personnel Division, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. You may also apply in person to the Personnel Division, Woonsocket City Hall. EOE

 

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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Suction Lift Pump School Seminar

This 4 hour workshop introduces and focuses on suction lift pumps and is geared towards existing pump users and others interested in this type of pump system.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Pump basics and system hydraulics
  • Multiple pump operation
  • Pump safety
  • Sustainable efficiencies

Instructors: Gorman-Rupp Pumps and Hayes Pump

Training has been postponed due to the pending storm.  New date TBD.

Cost is $10 for NWPCA Members and $30 for Non-Members (includes 1-year membership). Course qualifies for 4 TCHs.

Contact Nora Lough, NWPCA Training Committee Chair 
nlough@narrabay.com or 401-461-8848, ext. 450 to register.

Click here for full course details.

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Job Opening

Operations Supervisor – NBC Field’s Point WWTF
Provides day-to-day supervision/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 regulatory /permit guidelines.  Directs and trains 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.)  May work a rotating shift schedule, as required.  Must have a High School Diploma or GED.  College coursework in environmental sciences, engineering, and/or management preferred.  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 RI driver’s license.  Application Period: 1/2/17 to 1/16/17. Read more.

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2016 NWPCA Holiday Party & Election of Officers

NWPCA will be hosting our annual food drive and election of officers during our holiday party on Thurs, Dec 8th at the Potowomut Golf Club, 439 Ives Rd, East Greenwich, RI. Doors open at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. Two Executive Board & all officer positions are open. The Nominating Committee will be presenting a ballot but nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

Dinner is free with non-perishable food item donations at the door. Donations to benefit the RI Community Food Bank. Menu includes: salad, citrus wine chicken in lemon & wine sauce, baked scrod w/ seasoned crumbs & lemon, vegetables, bread, coffee, and cheesecake w/ strawberry sauce. RSVP by Dec 1st to Peter Eldridge at peldridge@narragansettri.gov or 401-480-2847.

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Training – Maintenance in the WWTF

Maintenance in the Wastewater Treatment Facility – Instructor: Michael Spring
This 3-hour workshop introduces and focuses on maintenance programs in the wastewater treatment facility. This class will cover the following topics: Types of programs needed to provide and sustain good maintenance; Obstacles that maintenance programs face on a day to day basis; How to categorize and prioritize workloads; Address how to estimate workloads and repair times.

Training is being held at NBC’s Fields Point Education Room– Admin Bldg, 1 Service Road, Providence, RI on Wednesday December 7, 2016 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. Cost is $10 for NWPCA Members and $30 for Non-Members (includes 1-year membership). Course qualifies for 3 TCHs. Contact Nora Lough, NWPCA Training Committee Chair
nlough@narrabay.com or 401-461-8848, ext. 450 to register.

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