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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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Job Opening

Town of South Kingstown

Wastewater Division

Wastewater Operator II

The Town has an opportunity for an experienced Wastewater Operator to join the team at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  This position, referred to as the Chief of Operations, performs the duties of a foreman on a daily basis and is in charge of the treatment plant in the absence of the Wastewater Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.  The Operator II is responsible for process control of the entire plant, assigning operating staff to the liquid and solids handling systems, performing routine plant testing program and research work and providing the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent with information on treatment status and process efficiency, as well as some administrative tasks as needed.

Click here for full job description: SK WW Operator II

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2 Job Openings

Narragansett Bay Commission – Field’s Point WWTP

Mechanic I

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 to view full job descriptions: Mechanic I FP541 , Mechanic I FP054

 

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Job Opening

Narragansett Bay Commission – Bucklin Point WWTP

Electrician

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

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.

Click here to view full job description: Electrician BP

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JULY 18, 2017 – NEBRA Tour & “Fields of Dreams” BBQ & Baseball

https://www.nebiosolids.org/fields-of-dreams-1

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPRECIATION DAY 2017

Governor Raimondo proclaims May 20, 2017 as Wastewater Treatment Appreciation Day in RI and encourages all citizens to join her in recognizing the importance of wastewater treatment and the men and women who operate and maintain our state and local investments in clean water.

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by | May 17, 2017 · 2:48 pm

NEWEA Wastewater Facility Safety Survey for 2016 Work Year

The NEWEA Safety Committee is seeking feedback from your facility for our Annual Wastewater Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to:

  • Increase safety awareness and minimize accidents/injuries.
  • Collect regional accident and injury statistics and publish them for use by all wastewater professionals to benchmark their safety programs.
  • Identify those areas and activities where accidents and injuries are occurring so that we can all better focus our safety efforts and plan resources for these areas in the future.

We would like to thank all of the facilities that returned 2015 work year surveys and we strongly encourage all facilities to return the attached 2016 survey in order to help us increase the value of its results.

As a “thank you” for your time and participation, we will enter each facility name from the completed surveys into a random drawing where six (6) facilities will be chosen to each win a $50 gas gift card.

NOTE – One entry per facility.  

Completed surveys are due no later than May 15, 2017.

Click here for the 2015 Safety Survey Results: http://www.newea.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NEWEA-CY-2015-Survey-Results.pdf

COMPLETE IT ONLINE – The Safety Survey remains available online for use by each participating utility, and may be accessed through the following link: http://www.newea.org/about-us/committees/safety-committee/wastewater-safety-survey/

For further information, please contact:

NEWEA Safety Committee Chairperson, Dave Aucoin (401-461-8848, x 418 or daucoin@narrabay.com).

The 2016 survey is also available on the NEWEA website: http://www.newea.org/

Thank you in advance for your participation,

NEWEA Safety Committee

 

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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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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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