Employment

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

 POSITION:               White River Operator   

REPORTS TO:         White River Supervisor

EDUCATION:          High school diploma or equivalent required.

Obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.  Employees in this position are strongly encouraged to obtain a Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License. Inability to obtain proper licenses within three (3) years will result in a suspension of merit increases.

Employee must obtain and maintain, within 6 months, a State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

           

                        JOB GRADE:           9                                  PAY STATUS:          HOURLY

           

  1. JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the White River Supervisor, this individual is a crew member working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The White River Crew is charged with the primary responsibility of operating, maintaining, and expanding that portion of the water system acquired from the White River Rural Water Association and to perform other special projects requiring construction or maintenance of facilities on property owned by the Utility.   The White River Operator is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are executed.

This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.

  1. GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Members of the White River Crew execute assigned duties in the construction and maintenance of the Utility’s water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system. Work assignments may include, but shall not be limited, to the following:

  • Locating and repair of water leaks
  • Analyzing and correcting customer complaints about low water pressure
  • Repairing and replacing water mains, meter services, valves, hydrants, and other appurtenances when necessary
  • Adjusting meter boxes and valve boxes to proper grade
  • Installing new facilities in the expansion of the water system
  • Construction or maintenance of facilities on property owned by the Utility
  • Locating and repairing all breaks and stoppages in sewer mains and laterals
  • Cleaning, repairing and replacement of sewer mains, laterals and manholes
  • Installing new sewer taps and laterals
  • Adjusting manhole lids to proper grade
  • Construction of water and sewer line extensions, new service and meter connections, hydrants, valves, pressure reducing stations, and manholes
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist with housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Assist other crews, when called upon, with new construction projects or the maintenance and repair of facilities on Utility property
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  1. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Knowledgeable in the principles and operation of water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to drive a dump truck with trailer, and operate heavy equipment and tools used in water distribution and sewer collection systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend written instructions and documents such as safety rules and operating instructions, and write clearly
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow crew members.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Ability to execute work directives in a timely manner to meet scheduling requirements and time restraints

 

  1. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in the training of employees who have less experience.

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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.

04/15/19

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PUMP STATION OPERATOR

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Pump Station Operator.

Job Description

This position is charged with the primary responsibility of working in the operation and maintenance of all sewer lift stations, water storage facilities and water booster stations owned, operated and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security at each location is being maintained.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all pumps, controls, and ancillary equipment
  • Maintain all motors, switches, controls, standby (emergency) generators, and all other electrical operated devices in a safe and good electrical order
  • Maintain operating records as required and evaluate operating performance of each pump to assure maximum efficiency
  • Periodically clean wetwells to remove accumulated grease/scum, rocks, and other debris to assure maximum pumping efficiency
  • Provide for needed repairs to pumps, valves, controls, electrical systems, emergency generators, and other essential equipment at pump stations and water storage facilities
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all tools, equipment parts, and maintenance supplies
  • Maintaining an adequate inventory of spare parts for emergency repairs on all pump station components including the SCADA system, which are deemed to be critical for the continued and reliable operation of water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies is available
  • Perform daily checks on the operation of the SCADA system and provide for repairs as needed
  • Assist with grounds maintenance duties which includes mowing, bush hogging, edging, and trimming at each of the water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Clean and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment, and tools
  • Assist in the development of a maintenance program for all assigned trucks and equipment
  • Provide for the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Inspect, maintain and provide repairs as needed on the Utility’s security and fire prevention systems
  • Respond to emergency calls at all times of the day and night
  • Assist other Utility crews and division, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems

Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED.  Individual must possess or obtain a valid Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment. Incumbents must be able to obtain within three (3) years a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.   Any applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the company.

Salary Range:  $19.24 – $28.87 DOE

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.

9/9/2019