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

 

**LOOKING FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS WITH A CLASS A CDL LICENSE**

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Night Dispatcher.

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the supervision of the Technical Services Director, this position is charged with the primary responsibility of dispatching personnel to appropriate locations within the water distribution and sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The Night Dispatcher is also responsible for monitoring the SCADA system and other surveillance equipment.

*Please note* This role encompasses both dispatching duties for utility personnel and SCADA monitoring, as well as actively participating in maintenance tasks, grounds keeping, and various clerical responsibilities. The position has a general number of hours per week allocated to dispatching and SCADA monitoring, while the remaining time allocated to maintenance, administrative tasks, and support for water quality initiatives. This position is anticipated to have a four day work week.  

Monday               OFF

Tuesday               8am-5pm, 1 hour unpaid lunch

Wednesday        8am-5pm, 1 hour unpaid lunch

Thursday             8am – 12 pm relief, 12 pm-8pm dispatch

Friday                   8 am-8 pm dispatch

The allocations of these hours may fluctuate.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

General duties and responsibilities include:

  • Receive incoming telephone calls and radio reports of problems in the water distribution or sanitary sewer systems which require the attention of Utility personnel.
  • Dispatch Utility personnel to appropriate locations within the water and sanitary sewer distribution systems.
  • Be familiar with and monitor the SCADA system, reporting any alarm status or trend concerns to appropriate staff.
  • Be familiar with and monitor security system, reporting any alarm status to appropriate staff and contacting law enforcement if necessary.
  • Document incoming calls and dispatch staff accordingly.
  • Assist in making periodic oral reports to supervisory staff. Assist in maintenance of SCADA, security and fire systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents must have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the facilities, equipment, and procedures used to operate, repair, and maintain a municipal water system
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the facilities, equipment, and procedures used to operate, repair, and maintain a municipal wastewater system
  • Possess basic knowledge and understand operating principles of fixtures, devices, and appliances used in a building’s plumbing system
  • Ability to perform clerical and record keeping duties in the support of field personnel working in the water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Ability to read, interpret, explain, and follow verbal and written instructions, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies
  • Ability to work within established guidelines with little direct supervision
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks at the same time
  • Possess interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Demonstrate good telephone communication skills and the ability to work well with the public
  • Knowledgeable in FCC regulations governing the use of two-way radio equipment
  • Possess basic knowledge and understanding of operating systems and software applications used in personal computers
  • Develop an understanding of SCADA, fire and security systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees and supervisors
  • Maintain a good attendance record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dispatch work includes sustained posture in a seated position with intense attentiveness to computer use for prolonged periods. Work skills require dexterity of hands and fingers to write messages, operate a computer keyboard, telephone, and two-way radio; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or through the use of communication systems; and seeing to read various document related to assigned activities. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Persons who are employed in this position are encouraged to obtain a Water Distribution Operator’s License from the Arkansas Department of Health and/or a Wastewater Operator’s License from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

Salary range is $18.62-$27.91 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to hr@springdalewater.com.

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

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

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision of the Wastewater Operations Supervisor, performs skilled work assignments required for operation of Springdale’s advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities.  This position supports our Mission of providing safe, high quality drinking water to our patrons and to responsibly treat and dispose of wastewater generated by patrons and protect public health. 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

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Personnel at the Wastewater Treatment Facilities work at a site designed to optimize working and safety conditions. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient mobility to gain access to all sites, including different levels, and to maneuver across hazardous surfaces and walkways which can be slippery or contain open grates. Facilities personnel are expected to work outdoors in inclement weather and in several different environments within the facilities, often moving from indoors to outdoor work stations. Temperatures within the facilities range between hot and cold, and some portions of the facilities require ventilation. Facilities conditions warrant extra precaution when working near high voltage switchgear and equipment; potential contact with a variety of combustible, corrosive and toxic chemicals and gases such as chlorine, sulfur dioxide, alum, polymers, methane, hydrogen sulfide, and oxygen; and working around raw sewage. Exposure to odors, dust, sludge, high noise levels, machinery vibrations, and other hazards are experienced daily. Daily work assignments require walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls; and reaching with hands and arms. Lifting is generally restricted to objects weighing less than 20 pounds; however, operators may be required to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.  Required vision abilities include close vision, good color perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent 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 12 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.  The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases.

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.

Salary range is $21.65-$32.50 DOE

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

Springdale Water Utilities (SWU) is expanding its Engineering Department due to growth and our desire to manage more data internally to make financial decisions for our future.  Our Engineering Department not only oversees major projects in our systems with consulting engineers; we actually perform our own engineering in-house much like a traditional private engineering firm.  COO and Director of Engineering, Rick Pulvirenti, P.E. will oversee this position in addition to our other professional Staff Engineers.

The Springdale Water Utilities has an opening for a licensed professional engineer to fill a newly created position in the engineering department of the utility.  The individual will oversee the flow monitoring and data acquisition of information collected within the sanitary sewer collection system and water systems.  The individual must be skilled in hydraulic analysis and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform analysis through computer aided modeling.  The position will include updating the water and sewer computer models, gathering field data, operating and maintaining flow meters and sensors, complying data, performing population and usage projections, and to update the master planning documents to ensure performance and adequacy of systems to meet regulatory compliance and minimum allowable standards.

Although extensive modeling experience is desired, it is not necessarily required, however, experience is a discriminator.  A P.E. license is also desired, but may be waived depending of the individual and their status in obtaining that licensure in the very near future.  Residency in Springdale is desired, but not required.  More than anything, SWU is looking for the “right” person who can fit in and be a part of a growing community and engineering team.  You have to have a work ethic, good attitude, a proven track record, and be able to interact with several internal departments and the public.  Our pay is extremely competitive, our health benefits are far beyond that of many other public and private entities and is also something we are proud of.  If you desire to become part of our professional engineering team and think you can be a part of an exciting future, then please send a professional resume or letter of inquiry.  The e-mail address to send this information is Jessica Key, HR Assistant, at jkey@springdalewater.com.  Salary is negotiable based on range and DOE.  See attached job description and posting for salary ranges.


Staff Engineer

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Staff Engineer.

Job Description

Working under the direction of the COO/Director of Engineering, this individual is responsible for the execution of duties assigned to the Engineering Division of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility.  Oversees and performs a wide variety of civil engineering duties including design and project management of municipal water and sanitary sewer projects.  Staff Engineer is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are established and executed by assigned staff in systems operations, maintenance, and new construction.

This position is full time at 40 hours per week; however, it may include work outside normal business hours.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities to Meet Job Requirements

It is essential that the person appointed to this position has obtained adequate engineering training and has the knowledge and management skills in the operation of a public water system and a sanitary sewer system.  In order to execute this job assignment successfully, potential candidates for this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledgeable in project management/monitoring principles
  • Knowledgeable of current principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering, natural resource management, water and wastewater engineering, environmental sciences or related disciplines
  • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to municipal utilities
  • Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, computer modeling, soils, chemistry and environmental sciences
  • Knowledge of current municipal utility systems construction methods and standards, technologies, and operations
  • Ability to absorb and analyze complex technical information, draw logical conclusions, and to make rapid decisions of major scope with full awareness of technical, legal, and financial consequences
  • Capable of communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work under stress and pressure and to respond to any crisis or emergency situation
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Ability to interpret and explain Utility administration policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers
  • Possess general knowledge of municipal budgeting and procurement procedures
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computers and other advanced technology used in modern engineering
  • Possess the ability to plan, organize, delegate responsibility, supervise, and review the work of subordinates to secure efficient results in an equitable manner

Responsibilities

Review, analyze, make recommendations and implement changes and improvements to engineering processes, quality control systems, and design procedures.  Review and/or design of development projects, in house projects, or out-sourced engineering projects for progress, adherence to schedule, and phase completion.  Allocate work and assignments to appropriate personnel and staff.  Develop, maintain, and ensure the continuous quality improvement of communication, information/resource sharing, and work organization methods.  Promote and model teamwork concepts, continuous quality improvement, and effective communication and information flow within department and between staff, the Arkansas Department of Health, developers, customers, peers, and others as necessary.  Responsible for engineering and planning work necessary to plan and complete assigned projects.  Perform complex engineering research and design in support of recommendation and project review.  Responsible for collecting and analyzing a variety of engineering data.  Prepare maps, statistical information, plans, specifications, and cost estimates pertaining to assigned projects.  Uses various computer programs as an aid to data analysis, project management, modeling, design, computations, and reports.

Education & Training

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering with three years progressively responsible civil engineering experience required.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas is highly desired.

Must be able to obtain and maintain, within one (1) year, after assuming position, a Class IV Water Operator’s Distribution License from the Arkansas Department of Health.  The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work assignment requires a person with reasonably good health because of the common necessity to work more than normal office hours, particularly during emergencies.  Most work will be accomplished in an office environment but will include field visits to the wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, water storage facilities, and work sites in all type of weather conditions.  Regular attendance is a high prerequisite to maintain this position.

Office Environment: Office work includes sustained posture in a seated position with intense attentiveness to computer for prolonged periods.  Work skills require walking; sitting for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and office equipment; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone/radio; and seeing to read various document related to assigned activities.  Vision abilities required for this job also include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Physical exertion may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.  The noise level in the office environment is moderately quiet.

Field Work:   Some travel is required to a variety of locations to perform work, attend meetings, and observe field conditions.  Field work can include exposure to fumes, dust, odors, chemicals, high electrical voltage, traffic, confined spaces, slippery work surfaces, and the hazards related to field inspections performed at construction sites with dangerous machinery and equipment. Required work involves walking, talking, and hearing; using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, instruments, or controls; and reaching with arms and hands.  The employee will be required to walk around construction sites and undeveloped field sites; climbing into and out of excavations, climbing stairs and using a ladder for inspection of Utility equipment or facilities.  Noise levels can be excessively high.

Salary range is $6,804-$8,508-$10,209 DOE

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

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