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The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC)

Certified Water Treatment Crew Leader



$39.14 - $46.98/hour

Certified Water Treatment Crew Leader-The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC)
This is responsible water treatment plant crew leader work involving leading and participating in the filter plant operations and maintenance on an assigned shift.
Work involves responsibility for leading a crew as a senior operator and acting as a shift supervisor periodically when the shift supervisor is off. Duties include making rounds to regulator houses, maintenance of equipment, operation of equipment, recording of data and adjusting chemical feeders. This position also has the responsibility for making routine water flow decisions and handles emergencies when senior person on shift. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in the maintenance and operation of filter plant equipment.
Assigns, oversees and corrects the work of a small work crew on an assigned shift when acting as the senior operator on the shift.
Monitors gauges, takes readings and keeps records of water treatment operations. Adjusts water flow and chemical feed rates. Performs maintenance on equipment.
Fills out forms on completed work assignments, as well as water flow data.
Demonstrates work procedures. Cites work rules violations. Assures safe work practices.
Coordinates activities on a short-term basis to assure personnel, materials and equipment necessary for assignments.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of sand filter plant methods, equipment and materials.
Some knowledge of public administration principles and practices as applied to crew operations reporting.
Good ability to communicate orally and to lead a work crew; some writing ability.
Good ability to make operational decisions within established procedures and to complete routine forms.
Good ability to oversee the activities of an assigned work crew.
Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.
A high school diploma or the equivalent plus some training in water filter plant operations plus four years of progressively responsible water treatment plant operations experience including at least some experience in a lead capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for year basis. Must have a Class IV Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification.
As part of the screening process, applicants will be required to take a written examination. Candidates must pass the written exam to be considered for further point evaluation by supervision.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of mildly heavy weight (20-50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Exposure to strong odors might occur.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to strong odors, temperature, weather extremes, toxic or poisonous agents, dust, pollen, wetness, humidity, wildlife, height extremes, vibrations, and/or machinery.
The Metropolitan District Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Commission will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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Wallingford Water & Sewer Division

Junior Engineer - Water and Sewer Divisions



February 7, 2023

$63,116- $80,755

Check out this classified ad, Junior Engineer - Water and Sewer Divisions
Junior Engineer-Wallingford Water & Sewer Division
$63,116- $80,755 (If hired after 8/30/2002)
$66,439 - $80,755 (If hired before 8/30/2002)
General Statement of Duties: This is responsible engineering technician work involving preparation and maintenance of accurate, permanent utility location records, and basic utility construction design and assistance in project management. Work involves responsibility for taking and recording field measurements, review of development plans and determining water and sewer installation acceptability. Duties include designing basic water and sewer pipelines, capital and related construction projects, assisting in the design of major projects, and performing assigned administrative tasks according to professional engineering, and Water and Sewer Divisions design and regulatory code standards.
Performs engineering calculations and other technical operations in support of higher Engineering Section classifications. Duties include reviewing plans for water and sewer line installations, reviewing files for existing installations, locating water and sewer utilities in the field, meeting with contractors and other town departments and staff, preparing reports and overseeing work of draftspersons’ and aides in the department. This position also has the responsibility for making standard engineering technical decisions related to water and sewer design and construction activities requiring that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in the water and sewer utility systems constructions field.
Examples of Duties: Makes and maintains engineering field records to determine the correct location of existing and replacement water and sewer installations. Prepares for field work by locating files and drawings and coordinating with Water and Sewer Divisions’ operations staff. Maintains water and sewer engineering records and data related to pipeline inventories, water production, reservoir levels and precipitation. Takes and records field measurements. Reviews development submissions and "as-built" drawings to determine sewer and water installation acceptability. Prepares necessary and required reports.
Meets with other town departments, engineers, contractors, developers and the general public regarding installations, complaints, or potential conflicts between utilities, etc. Performs construction inspection and water and sewer line testing as required. Schedules, assigns and oversees work of staff employees as required and directed. Performs other related work as required.
Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Senior Engineer, who reports to the General Manager.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Good knowledge of methods, materials, principles and practices used in the design, construction, installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems. Ability to understand and implement Water and Sewer Rules and Regulations, Technical Standards and Detail sheets as they apply.
Ability to research and analyze a wide variety of engineering problems to provide engineering and technical assistance to Water and Sewer Divisions’ personnel and other interested agencies or contractors. Some ability to compile and analyze information to prepare technical reports. Some knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes pertaining to water and sewer systems.
Good ability in oral and written communications. Good ability to understand and implement complex oral and written instructions.
Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, superiors, associates, contractors, developers and the general public. Good ability to utilize computer programs such as Autodesk AutoCAD, and other productivity software to prepare and maintain utility drawings and data.
Qualifications: An associate's degree or the equivalent in civil engineering plus two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the water/sewer utility field, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis
Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
Fringe Benefits: Excellent Health Insurance Packages, Group Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacations, Paid Sick Leave.
Application Forms: May be obtained at the Human Resources Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. Forms will be mailed upon request from the Human Resources Department or may be downloaded from the Department of Human Resources Web Page.
Examination: Written – 100% or Oral – 100% or Background Evaluation – 100% or Written- 50% / Oral – 50% or Written 50% / Background Evaluation – 50% or Oral – 50% / Background Evaluation – 50%
Closing Date: The closing date will be the date the 50th application or resume is received or February 7, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Norwich - Public Utilities Department

Apprentice Water Plant Treatment Operator



October 10, 2022


General Description
Under the supervision of the Chief Plant Operator – Water, the Apprentice Water Plant Treatment Operator performs a variety of operations and maintenance duties associated with producing and distributing water. This is a training position to fully qualify as a Water Plant Treatment Operator I. Apprentice Water Plant Treatment Operators are limited to 24 months in the position to qualify for the position of Water Plant Treatment Operator I. If unable to qualify, the Apprentice Water Plant Treatment Operator will be assigned to another appropriate position, if available; otherwise the Apprentice Water Plant Treatment Operator will be laid off with full lay-off benefits.

Associates degree or equivalent credits in a Science related field OR 5 years’ experience in water treatment or distribution may be substituted for the education requirement. Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Must obtain certification from the State of Connecticut Department of Health for the testing and inspecting of Backflow Devices, within 24 months of appointment. Must obtain certification from the State of Connecticut Department of Health for the Surveying of Facilities for compliance with regards to backflow and cross connection, within 24 months. Bi-lingual speaking skills a plus.

Important Information
In order to be considered, applicants must demonstrate on their application they meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
You must reside within the State of Connecticut, 60 miles from Norwich within one year of appointment.
The complete job description is available online.

Examination will consist of 100% written.

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For questions or additional information, call (860) 823-3836

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