WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE
Performs routine tasks, tests, and applies judgment based upon training and defined operations and maintenance practices related to the processing of wastewater at treatment facilities and/or pump stations.  Operate domestic wastewater treatment systems including chemical, physical, and microbiological processes. Conducts inspections of facility; observes process control parameters via SCADA, various instrumentation screens, and results of laboratory analyses; and anticipates and plans for flow changes and treatment system adjustments. Responds to all alarms, failures, and process needs occurring at any wastewater facility. Read meters and gauges, enters data in operational logs and computer spreadsheets, and completes other records and reports. Observes operations of chemical feed systems, and replenishes as needed, monitors and measures feed rates on a regular and timely basis, adjusts feed rates to meet treatment needs and operating permit goals and requirements. Collects samples and performs analysis on wastewater and sludge samples and submits required samples to central laboratory, interprets test results and makes corresponding treatment process changes where necessary, and conducts special tests as required by supervisor. Performs preventive and minor maintenance on equipment and assists maintenance personnel as needed. Check pump stations, operates filter press, cleans basins, and assists in filter testing while on utility shifts. Perform duties and tasks in an environmentally friendly manner. Perform general housekeeping and other building and grounds tasks as assigned. Perform duties in accordance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines. Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to personnel and safety policies and practices and all safety regulations.
Working conditions include the following: Frequent standing, walking, reaching, climbing, and driving; occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, reaching, and sitting; lifting or moving up to 55 pounds without assistance; frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. Must be willing to work a rotating shift including weekends and holidays.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school and some experience in activities that require both written and oral instructions and using mathematics. The following skills are required: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports, ability to speak effectively to the public or co-workers; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to operate computers for data entry, Microsoft Word and/or accounting purposes; and ability to operate industry related tools and equipment. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver License. Must possess a valid Class B Virginia Commercial Driver License with H and N endorsements or be able to acquire the same within 6-12 months of employment. Must obtain a minimum Class 4 license within 18 months of employment as a condition of successful job performance and continued employment.  Currently licensed operators are encouraged to apply for this position.

Also, accepting applications for licensed Class I-IV Wastewater Operators.

Please submit an application with résumé by visiting our website at https://www.acsawater.com/WastewaterOperatorTrainee5/21.  A detailed job description is available for review. Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and Virginia Retirement System. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Salary based on experience.

Posting Date: 5/11/21                                                    
Job Status: Non-Exempt


 

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Augusta County Service Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will coordinate with the Engineering Department to provide technical assistance to the Treatment Operations Department in the areas of system management and operations, design and construction of new facilities, facilities upgrades, replacements, expansions, budgeting, procurement/project delivery, permitting, and construction. The Project Coordinator will determine and define project scope and objectives, develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project, coordinate activities with local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, private businesses, contractors, consultants, and others involved in Authority projects. Coordinate invitations for bid, manage the procurement of construction services for assigned projects, and comply with federal, state and local regulations. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Biology or related field with five (5) years in project management of water and wastewater facilities, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have knowledge of regulations issued by, but not limited to Augusta County Code, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Health Department, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Virginia Department of Transportation, and VA811 that pertain to public water and wastewater treatment facilities.

An application, with résumé, may be submitted on our website at https://www.acsawater.com/ProjectCoordinator. A detailed job description is available for review.  

Benefits include, health (low cost to employee), dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, floating holidays, and Virginia Retirement System. Salary is based on experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

Posting Date: 3/23/2021
Job Status: Exempt