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*****JOB POSTING*****

WWTF Operations Supervisor

Springdale Water Utilities, an award-winning water utility serving Springdale and surrounding areas is growing and is seeking two skilled WWTF Operations Supervisors.

       Job Summary

  • Provides direct supervision of WWTF personnel holding the Operators positions.
  • Organizes, directs, and assumes responsibility of operators for 24/7 operation of treatment facility.
  • Responsible for compliance with NPDES, RMP, Storm Water and other permit limits and requirements.
  • Train all operators and assume responsibility for actions of all operators.
  • Positions are shift positions to ensure complete coverage of shifts.

     Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required. Associates degree or higher in related science or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Must obtain within 18 months of being eligible to test, a Class IV Wastewater Operator’s license issued by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Must be able to acquire a High Pressure Boiler License.
  • May be required to obtain a CDL. Must be insurable by the carrier providing coverage to the Utility.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities to Meet Job Requirements

  • Possess knowledge of advance biological treatment facilities in general.
  • Knowledgeable in biological, chemical, and mathematical principles relevant to plant operations.
  • Maintain and demonstrate basic knowledge and practical use of computer systems, SCADA systems, sampling equipment, in-line meters, and basic analytical equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Possess basic knowledge of chemistry in conjunction with wastewater sampling and laboratory procedures.

Salary Range:  $23.06 – $34.60 DOE

To apply, you must submit a Springdale Water Utilities application available on our website or you may pick one up in our office.

Interested individuals can submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72765 or by e-mail to kpatulak@springdalewater.com.  This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



*****JOB POSTING*****

POSITION:               WWTF Operator

REPORTS TO:         Superiors as Indicated on Organizational Chart

EDUCATION:          High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Associates degree or higher in a related science or technical field or equivalent experience level is preferred.  Incumbents must be able to acquire within one year of being eligible a Class I  Wastewater Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in order to remain employed in this position.  Incumbents are expected to acquire within 18 months of being eligible to test, a Class III Wastewater Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, with a Class IV strongly recommended.  Incumbents must be able to acquire a High-Pressure Boiler License and may also be required to obtain a CDL.

In order to drive a Utility vehicle, individuals in this position must remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

JOB GRADE:           8                      PAY STATUS:          HOURLY



Under general supervision of the Wastewater Operations Supervisor, performs skilled work assignments required for operation of Springdale’s advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities.  This position is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of downstream users affected by facilities discharges and ensuring continuous compliance with all NPDES, RMP, Storm Water, and other permit limits and requirements, and ensuring assigned plant functions and operations meet all applicable rules, regulations, and procedures while the plant is operated at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness at all times.  Experienced operators are expected to assist in the training of operators with less experience and will assume the responsibility for actions taken by an operator in-training when working together. This is a safety sensitive position.

Plant operators are assigned to work twelve-hour and eight-hour shifts.  Shift assignments require working on weekends and holidays, and to work overtime.


The following are examples of essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Operate and check all equipment and processes throughout the facilities, both physically and through the use of SCADA and other monitoring equipment to ensure optimal operation.
  • Collect samples, manually and using autosamplers, throughout the facilities for instantaneous or preserve as needed for future analysis.
  • Analyze samples as needed for NPDES permit reporting and process control including but not limited to dissolved oxygen, pH, and nutrients. Assess results to determine proper operation of facilities.
  • Report and/or correct any problems identified. Troubleshoot equipment when necessary. Make procedural modifications as necessary.
  • Perform custodial/maintenance duties including general housekeeping, groundskeeping, preventative/light maintenance. Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Receive customer service calls outside regular business hours and as needed, and relay information to proper duty personnel for timely response.
  • Keep and maintain accurate logs and check sheets of activities and plant operational status, both on paper forms and on computer spreadsheets.
  • Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Operate solids dewatering and drying processes.
  • Perform routine checks, tests, and maintenance of boilers.
  • Assist in inventory control of chemicals, supplies, and spare parts.
  • Wear all appropriate PPE as required.
  • Provide assistance to other WWTF and Utility divisions as necessary.
  • Perform any other specific task or duty assigned by supervisors/managers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Incumbents must have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic chemical, physical and biological principles
  • Ability to learn the principles, practices, materials, and procedures pertinent to advanced biological wastewater treatment
  • Ability to absorb, analyze and apply new technical information
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely
  • Ability to accurately log instrument readings and operating information
  • Demonstrate sufficient math skills needed to perform wastewater treatment calculations and to pass State Certification exams, Boiler Licensing exams, and other examinations as may be required for the position.
  • Ability to understand basic mechanical principles as they relate to wastewater treatment equipment
  • Capable of using good judgment and making decisions in unusual and emergency situations as well as during routine operations
  • Skill in the use and care of a variety of hand tools and equipment
  • Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with staff and the public
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate the high level of integrity and ethical behavior required by a position of this importance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and dependable basis
  • Ability to work within established guidelines with little direct supervision

Personnel are expected to assist in the training of employees with less experience and to supervise plant staff as may be assigned by superiors.

Employees interested in applying for this position should notify Kimberly Patulak with a letter of interest by 5:00 p.m. 12/11/19.