What You Need to Know About FOG
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Warwick WWTF, Warwick, RI
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
FOG has historically been viewed as the enemy of POTWs and collection systems, and in more recent years as an energy-rich resource as well. Whether you need to prevent FOG from entering the collection system, or capture it for beneficial use, the solution is the same; effective pretreatment at the source. This course will cover the different types of grease interceptors, plumbing codes governing the sizing, selection, installation and O&M of grease interceptors and the ASPE’s nationally recognized design standards. Attendees will learn how to incorporate interceptor standards and best practices into their pretreatment regulations.
Instructor: Ken Loucks, Interceptor Whisperer Consulting Services LLC
Credits: 6 Training Contact Hours
WASTEWATER ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
The Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island seeks an experienced Assistant Superintendent of Wastewater to provide overall management of a 10.5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, 9 lift stations, 110 miles of sewer collection lines, and all other equipment and property. All applicants must possess a RI Grade IV license and submit satisfactory evidence of said license and must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. The position requires excellent public relation skills, experience with process control software, prepares O & M and Capital Budgets. May be designated to fill in for the Superintendent in his absence.
Salary range of $65,000 – $72,000 DOQ
Send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Department, Town of West Warwick, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893, Attn: K. Cioffi or email firstname.lastname@example.org on or before November 2, 2018 @ 4:30PM.
Town of Narragansett
Engineering Department / Wastewater Division
Wastewater Plant Operator I
Person performs a variety of technical, semi-skilled and labor work in the daily operation and maintenance of a municipal sewage treatment plant and collection system. Work is generally performed under the general direction and administration of the Wastewater Superintendent in addition to under the supervision of the Process Controller/Pretreatment Coordinator, the Maintenance Superintendent and/or the Foreman.
Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor
This position performs preventative maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electro-mechanical machinery and equipment of the Wastewater Facility. Work is generally performed under the general direction and administration of the Wastewater Superintendent.
Operator I – FP044
Narragansett Bay Commission, Field’s Point WWTF
Takes and records readings of plant equipment, including temperature, 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 within plant property and at remote locations and takes corrective action based on defined procedures or supervisor direction. Cleans plant equipment and 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; notifies supervisor if readings are abnormal. Assists other operators and plant staff with cleaning, maintaining, repairing, and installing plant equipment. Receives hazardous materials (chemical deliveries) and completes appropriate paperwork. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As required, to drive a facility vehicle on or off site. Medium Work: exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. as required.
Experience: Performance in basic maintenance. Following instructions. Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Cleaning and sanitation principles and practices.
Special Requirements: 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 at time of appointment.
Principles & Practices of Wastewater Treatment (Grades I & II)
Instructor: Mike Spring (Narragansett Bay Commission)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 25-November 8, 2018 Field’s Point WWTF, Providence, RI 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m.
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.
Click here for full course description and registration form.
Town of South Kingstown
Wastewater Operator I
The Town has an opportunity for a Wastewater professional to join the team at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Wastewater Operator I is responsible for performing routine maintenance in the operation and control of the Town’s wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, and wastewater collection system. Examples of work performed are: operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; monitors gauges, meters and control panels; observes variation in operating conditions; interprets meter and gauge readings; tests results to determine processing requirements; performs daily laboratory testing for process control, quality control assurance and permit; and operates and maintains plant machinery equipment and vehicles.
The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and 1-2 years of responsible work history. The position requires holding a Grade I State of RI Wastewater Operator’s License. Those without a Grade I license will be required to obtain one issued by the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities within twelve (12) months of hire. Candidates with a Grade I license upon hire are preferred. In addition, the WW Operator must have a valid RI Driver’s license with a CDL Class B endorsement, or the ability to obtain one, within three (3) months of hire. This position is considered essential, and must be available for all shifts, call backs, and during emergency events.
This is a Council 94 1st shift position of 10 days on 4 days off, 40 hours per week. The starting salary is $42,419 or $20.39 per hour, and after successful completion of a probationary period will receive a step increase, and includes a full benefit package. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to: email@example.com or by hand or mail to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications are available for download on the Town’s website www.southkingstownri.com, and hard copies are available at Town Hall. Application materials will be accepted until Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.
Town of Narragansett
Wastewater Plant Operator
Individual performs a variety of technical, semi-skilled, and labor work in the daily operation and maintenance of a municipal sewage treatment plant and collection system. Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent. Monitors and interprets information from the SCADA system and records flows. Collects and conducts analysis on samples. Performs routine and emergency maintenance on collection system (pump stations, generators, gravity and pressure sewer lines).
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- One (1) year experience working at a secondary wastewater treatment facility, and/or equivalent technical experience in the wastewater industry
- Valid Grade I Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, obtained through examination or reciprocity.
- Valid Rhode Island Driver’s License, with no restrictions that would limit or adversely affect insurability.
- 4. High school diploma or GED.
For a complete job description, please visit www.narragansettri.gov. Please e-mail resume to the Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burrillville Sewer Commission, Burrillville, RI seeks an experienced Superintendent of Wastewater to provide overall management of a 1.5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, 9 lift stations, 39 miles of sewer collection lines, and all other equipment and property. All applicants must possess a RI Grade IV license and submit satisfactory evidence of said license and must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable record. The position requires excellent public relation skills, experience with process control software, preparation of O&M and Capital Budgets; and attend meetings with the Sewer Commission.
Salary shall commensurate with experience.
For a complete detailed description and employment application, please log onto the Town’s website at www.burrillville.org (Public Notices\Job Opportunities).
Send a cover letter and resume to the Burrillville Sewer Commission (Attention: William Andrews), P.O. Box 71, Harrisville, RI 02830 or e-mail email@example.com.
Please reply on or before close of business August 23, 2018.
Operations Supervisor – FP010
Narragansett Bay Commission, Field’s Point WWTF
Provides day to day supervision and 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 NBC/state and Federal regulatory /permit guidelines. Directs and trains subordinate 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.) Is management’s representative during off-shifts. Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NBC policy guidelines, operational SOP’s, State & Federal Permit requirements, safety procedures and the union collective bargaining agreement. Trains and retrains employees. May work a rotating shift schedule, as required. Performs other duties as assigned, within skill and experience capabilities.
High school diploma or GED required. College coursework in environmental sciences, engineering, and/or management preferred. Completion of specialized wastewater training is desirable. 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 Rhode Island driver’s license. Practical knowledge of the methods, equipment techniques and computer inputs used in wastewater treatment systems, and current Federal, State & Local regulatory requirement as applied to wastewater treatment facilities and operations.
The Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island seeks an experienced Superintendent of Wastewater to provide overall management of a 10.5 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility, 9 lift stations, 110 miles of sewer collection lines, and all other equipment and property. All applicants must possess a RI Grade IV license and submit satisfactory evidence of said license and must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. The position requires excellent public relation skills, experience with process control software, prepares O & M and Capital Budgets; attend meetings with Sewer Commission and Sewer Appeals Board. Salary range of $85,000 – $95,000 DOQ.
Send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Department, Town of West Warwick, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893, Attn: K. Cioffi or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open till filled.