Fall River Wastewater Operator

Technical Area
Emergency Management
Environment, Health, and Safety
Facilities Engineering
Location
Natural Systems Utilities
Fall River, MA
United States
Job Summary

This position is a mobile operator position serving NSU’s Massachusetts Service Area. The Mobile Wastewater Operator provides operations and maintenance support to various water and wastewater facilities as directed. The Mobile Operator is an independent and well-organized self-starter who is capable of managing his or her schedule to complete assigned site coverage requirements as noted below. Responsibilities include operations and maintenance as well as alarm call response and client satisfaction. Please apply at nsuwater.com.

Full Job Description

SUMMARY:

This position is a mobile operator position serving NSU’s Massachusetts Service Area. The Mobile Wastewater Operator provides operations and maintenance support to various water and wastewater facilities as directed. The Mobile Operator is an independent and well-organized self-starter who is capable of managing his or her schedule to complete assigned site coverage requirements as noted below. Responsibilities include operations and maintenance as well as alarm call response and client satisfaction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform critical testing of facility operations, such as PH, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, etc., in order to monitor system condition
Perform general preventative maintenance on treatment plant equipment such as blower oil, filter and belt changes pulling and inspecting submersible pumps, etc.
Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all phases of facility operations
Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all equipment and plant maintenance
Assist to prepare monthly written operating report based on facility’s operation and/or maintenance records for the client, employer or regulatory agency as required
Inform Supervisor in a timely manner of plant problems, upsets, plant expansion, repairs, etc.
Work conscientiously, adhere to EH&S policies and processes, and be aware of and report safety hazards
Participate in a 24 hour on call rotation
Be prepared to discuss in a professional manner the plant operations with employer, client, visitors or regulatory personnel
Collect required samples, log in samples correctly and accurately, and submit samples to laboratory and review results to ensure permit compliance
Operate plants to meet all regulatory guidelines and responsibilities
Participate in 24hour on-call rotation within the designated service area.
Assist maintenance personnel with pump, blower, motor, valve, etc. removal
Maintain accurate records for gasoline, mileage, timesheets, expenses, etc.
Work scheduled weekends and occasional holidays for assigned route
Project a positive image to operators, clients, regulatory agencies, engineers, etc.
Confined Space Entry – this may be required on occasion after thorough training provided by NSU
Performs other related duties as assigned by management
QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 21 years of age or older
2 years of water and wastewater experience is preferred
40-hour work week: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (30-minute lunch)
Must be available to work weekends and holidays as requested
Overtime as required
Available for emergency situations
Available for a 24 hour on call rotation
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

Valid US driver’s License
MA Wastewater Operator’s licenses desired:
MA Wastewater license
MA Water license
COMPETENCIES:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Occasionally required to stand
Frequently required to walk
Occasionally required to sit
Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
Frequently required to talk or hear
Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items up to 50 pounds
Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
Frequently work near moving mechanical parts
Occasionally work in high, precarious places
Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
Occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
Occasionally exposed to blood borne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
Occasionally exposed to loud noise (examples: metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving equipment)
Occasionally exposed to very loud noise (example: jack hammer work)
EQUIPMENT:

Company-issued vehicle, e.g. pickup truck or van
Various analytical meters, including, but not limited to, pH meters, DO meters, composite sampler Computer and/or tablet and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, and computer printer

Qualifications Stated in job description
Compensation Negotiable depending on licensure
Contact Information dlukowicz@nsuwater.com