To perform a variety of basic tasks and assist utilities staff with specialized technical functions related to the operation and maintenance of company operated utilities including water and wastewater plants, sewer collection and water distribution systems and associated environmental projects.
Collect samples for laboratory analysis and assist with and/or conduct analyses, calibrate lab equipment, prepare chemicals, run tests, perform calculations, record results.
Perform a variety of water/sewer quality control tasks, ensuring that required health and safety standards are maintained.
Assist in troubleshooting and correcting quality problems.
Take readings from charts and gauges, control flow valves and gauges.
Monitor, inspect, test, perform routine maintenance on and assist in troubleshooting problems with a wide range of plant equipment including pumps, gates, valves, gauges, pipes, motors, electrical equipment, storage tanks, hydrants etc.
Perform inspections, maintenance and/or repairs on water and sewer service systems.
Read meters; perform various tasks associated with special environmental projects.
All staff must be able to think quickly in the event of an emergency, i.e., power failures, broken water mains, plant malfunctions etc. Must learn how to deal with water quality issues/problems. Staff at any given time may have to work independently.
Maintain all necessary written records on plant operations.
3 years of relevant work experience and/or a minimum of an AS Degree in a related field preferred. Good mechanical skills with general knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems. Pump operation/maintenance knowledge is desirable. Vermont Grade 1 or 2 Wastewater license preferred. Vermont Class 1 or 2 Water Certification preferred.