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Job Opening

Supervising Sanitary Engineer – RIDEM Office of Water Resources (Job # 1751-10000-270)

Application Period: 8/17/17 – 9/4/17

The RI Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Resources is looking for a Professional Engineer to oversee the Land Development Stormwater Engineering and Water Quality Certification Program. Visit RI.gov to apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rhodeisland/default.cfm. For more information contact Eric Beck, Chief of Groundwater and Freshwater Wetland Protection at (401) 222-4700 ext. 7700 or eric.beck@dem.ri.gov.

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Operator I – Field’s Point WWTF, Providence, RI

Shift: 3 PM – 11 PM / Days Off: Rotating Schedule

Duties/responsibilities: Takes & records readings of plant equipment, including temp, pressure, and vacuum. Operates a variety of pumps, valves, gates, and switches in order to operate the plant equipment. Responds to alarms or operational problems and takes corrective action. Cleans plant equipment and facilities. Frequently requires operation of a forklift, Bobcat, front end loader, sweeper, scum truck, and/or pick-up truck. Collects samples, performs standard tests, and records results.  Receives hazardous materials (chemical deliveries) and completes appropriate paperwork.  As required, to drive a facility vehicle on or off site.  High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. Within one year of appointment, must possess an Operator-In-Training (OIT) Grade I certification license for wastewater treatment plant. Valid driver’s license in good standing is required.

Application Period: 8/14/17 to 8/22/17. Click here for full job description.

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2018 NWPCA Board Elections

Start thinking about if you would consider running for one of the board positions for 2018. The following positions are up for election:

  •  President
  •  Vice-President
  •  Treasurer
  •  Secretary
  •  NEWEA State Director
  •  Director of Vendor/Consultant Coordination
  •  Executive Board (2 Positions & 2 Year Term)

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the association for RI’s wastewater industry, and helping it to continue to strive for our main objectives. If you are considering running for one of the positions above and want to know more about it, please feel free to contact any of the current Board members.   Thank you!

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TRAINING –

Math Refresher for Wastewater Operations – May 16th, 8am-12pm
All wastewater professionals (operators, maintenance and management personnel) will benefit from taking this training. This class covers basic math skills and methods for solving math-related problems that are associated with the daily operation of wastewater systems. This 3 hour review will also prepare those who are planning to take the exam with typical test problems and test taking tips. By the end of this class the participant will be proficient with the Formula Sheet, the Calculator, the Davidson Pie, the Arithmetic and Geometric Means, and recognize what 7.48, 1440, .433 and 8.34 are-among other facts! The last hour will cover a brief overview in Sustainable Management with a participation in a Self Assessment of the facility in which you work.

Instructor: Diane Johnson, P.E.

Training will be held at the Warwick Sewer Authority Conference Room, 125 Arthur W. Devine Blvd, Warwick, RI. Lunch will be provided after the workshop.

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  at 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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Job Opening

Operator I – NBC Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
Takes/records readings of plant equipment, including temperature, pressure, and vacuum. Operates plant equipment using a variety of pumps, valves, gates, and switches. Responds to alarms/operational problems within plant and at remote locations, and takes corrective action. Cleans plant equipment/facilities and maintains a safe working environment. Frequently requires operation of a forklift, Bobcat, front end loader, sweeper, scum truck, and/or pick-up truck. Collects samples, performs standard tests, and records results. Assists other staff with cleaning, maintaining, repairing, and installing plant equipment. Receives hazardous materials and completes appropriate paperwork. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Must possess valid driver’s license in good standing. Grade I Wastewater Operator License is required within one year of employment. Application Period: 10/10/16 to 10/24/16. Read more.

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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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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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