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Mobile Wastewater Operator

Company: Natural Systems Utilities
Location: Brewster
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY:The Mobile Wastewater Operator serves the Brewster service area for Bennett Environmental Associates, an NSU Company. In this position, you will monitor and adjust the various treatment processes to ensure compliance with all permits and regulatory agencies. The IA mobile wastewater operator collects and records data and wastewater samples from their assigned facilities. The operator performs preventative maintenance on equipment as per the operations and maintenance manuals for the contracted facilities. The IA mobile wastewater operator should have at least a Massachusetts grade 2M wastewater treatment license for this role. The IA mobile wastewater operator is an independent and well-organized self-starter who can manage his or her schedule to complete assigned site coverage requirements as noted below.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform critical testing of facility operations, such as PH, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, etc., in order to monitor system condition
  • Complete Discharge Monitoring Reports as required by facilities permits
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on treatment plant equipment such as blower oil, filter and belt changes and pulling and inspecting submersible pumps, etc. (Further defined below in addendum A)
  • 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
  • Monitor and control Innovative/Alternative wastewater treatment systems
  • Required to be part of 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
  • 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 managementQUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 1 year of wastewater experience, preferred but, not required
    • 40-hour work week: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 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
    • Certificates, licenses, and registrations:
      • Valid Driver's License
      • Massachusetts Grade 2M Wastewater license required, 4M Preferred
      • Massachusetts Water license preferred
      • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook experience preferreCOMPETENCIES:
        • 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
          • Occasionally required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
          • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
          • Occasionally 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
          • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
          • Occasionally 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
            • Cell Phone
            • Company-issued tablet/computer
              Addendum to Job Description for Water/Wastewater Operator (A)
              Water/Wastewater Operator Standard Duties:
              • Process control adjustments as needed to maintain compliance
              • Complete all required Logcheck data entry
              • Complete all required by the local state agency reporting
              • Sampling
                • Scheduling
                • Setup
                • Chain Of Custody
                • Lab Pickup
                • Verifying results
                • Inspect for all health and safety issues and document and report accordingly
                • Communicate all issues and client risks with Lead Operator and Service Area Supervisor (SAS)
                • Housekeeping of site and company vehicle
                  Operators Maintenance Responsibilities:
                  • Routine preventive maintenance
                    • Look, listen, see, and smell
                    • Clean or replace all filters including control cabinets as needed
                    • Inspect controls and floats for proper operation
                    • Visual inspection of all piping and tanks for structural issues
                    • Advise operations management of spare parts needed if inventory is used and needs replaced
                    • UV
                      • Cleaning
                      • Annual lamp replacement or as needed
                      • Replace O rings, wiper rings and quartz sleeves as needed
                      • Emergency Generator
                        • Exercise monthly after checking air quality
                        • Schedule refueling when fuel level is below 3/4
                        • CMMS System (Training to be provided upon hire)
                          • Input work orders into the NSU work order system including the following:
                            • Site
                            • Asset
                            • Detailed description of the issue
                            • Detailed information of the equipment that service is being requested on
                            • Any relevant photographs
                            • Follow up and closure of any routine preventative maintenance work orders
                              Operator Troubleshooting (the below is according to skills and training):
                              • Check floats electrically
                              • Change out float if not working and level transducers
                              • Check power supply, including 24vdc for PLC
                              • Check for blown fuses
                              • Reset contactor thermal overloads, if possible
                              • Replace I/O card for PLC if available
                              • Pull pumps and inspect, reverse run if capable
                              • LO/TO and remove any debris blockages, if possible
                              • Replace equipment and cabinet filters
                              • Check proper pump rotation
                              • Check amp draw while running
                              • Confirm proper voltage to all legs
                              • Ohm motor leads to determine if windings are faulty
                              • Pull an inspect check valves for debris
                              • Make sure valves are correct
                              • Change permeate pump impellers and seals if needed
                              • Clean and inspect membrane systems
                              • Perform chemical cleanings for membranes as needed
                              • Inspect air lifts on sand filters/rebuild if needed
                                The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                                Natural Systems Utilities provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NSU complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Natural Systems Utilities, Nantucket , Mobile Wastewater Operator, IT / Software / Systems , Brewster, Massachusetts

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