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We are always looking for qualified people to join our team. Check below for current job openings.

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

 

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

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Engineering Assistant

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision this position shall perform administrative support services within the Engineering Department of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to the Utility.  Services shall include taking, referring, and handling incoming messages from telephone, fax, and by radio; setting up and managing manual and computer files; preparing and/or typing reports, records, and correspondence; working with the public to develop costing for water and sewer taps; developing and acquiring utility easements; keeping records of work orders for maintenance and repairs to the distribution/collection system and performing other projects and duties as assigned.

This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of work per week.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be able to greet visitors and take incoming phone, fax and radio messages, and promptly take care of a request or relay the message to the appropriate person. Review incoming mail, refer to appropriate person, and answer routine correspondence at the direction of supervisors
  • As directed, schedule regular and non-routine work and organize workload to ensure regular deadlines are met and emergencies are handled promptly and effectively
  • Provide assistant and support services to the engineering department as required
  • Establish and maintain filing systems
  • Efficiently coordinate filing of mapping system, as-built plans and drawings
  • Conduct or assist with special computer or manual projects
  • Maintain excellent public relations through communications with public and other departments and agencies.  Respond courteously to inquiries, provide information within scope of responsibility, and refer calls as appropriate to other parties
  • Develop and adapt office systems, procedures, and improved work methods
  • Price and coordinate residential and commercial water and sewer taps
  • Prepare legal descriptions, easements, and easement maps
  • Provide technical information from departmental records and plans to other departments, general public, contractors, developers and other professional personnel as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to type with accuracy in a setting with many interruptions, and transcribe form hand-written drafts, or verbal instructions
  • Possess ability to operate a personal computer and use various software programs for word processing, database, spreadsheet, surveying and design programs
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and ability in English, business correspondence, and the ability to proofread work of self and others with high degree of accuracy
  • Must have a broad knowledge of general office skills and equipment as evidence by a combination of course word and increasingly responsible utility experience in a comparable fast-paced environment with many interruptions
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Ability to complete accurate mathematical calculations including metes and bounds descriptions, cost estimating and other basic calculations within the water and sewer utility field
  • Ability to work with contractors, plumbers, and general public related to interpreting plans and maps
  • Possess the ability to read and comprehend piping schematics, engineering plans/specifications, and other engineering documents
  • Knowledgeable of principles, practices, and procedures utilized in the engineering environment including drafting of surveying easement descriptions, title research at various county seats, acquisition of easements, dealing with the public during office and after hours, and assist with outside appraisal services. Incumbent must have the capability to learn these skills in a reasonable time frame
  • Knowledgeable of record-keeping techniques
  • Possess interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers
  • Perform basic field measurements and surveys to establish location of existing or proposed facilities and easement boundaries
  • Promote good public relations by addressing customer questions, concerns and complaints in a professional and timely manner
  • Aid in drawing, revising, and maintaining utilities’ mapping and GIS systems

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.

Office work includes sustained posture in a seated position with intense attentiveness to answering the telephone for prolonged periods.  Work skills require sitting for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a telephone system, computer keyboard, ten-key adding machine, and other 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; 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 employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced training or experience in personal computers and software is highly desirable.

Applicants are encouraged to secure water and wastewater operator’s licenses issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

Applicants with a valid Arkansas Driver’s License are preferred.  In order to drive a Utility vehicle, individuals must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $19.46- $29.19 DOE

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

02/18/2022

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

Job Description

Working under the direction of the Camera Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Director and the Collection Manager, this individual is a member of a three-man crew working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The camera crew is charged with the primary responsibility of cleaning and conducting televised inspection of sewer mains and interceptors; however, it is expected to perform other duties in the Utility’s water distribution and sanitary sewer system as directed by the Distribution Director.  Members of the camera crew are responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are executed. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations. CDL required.

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

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities To Meet Job Requirements

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the principles and operations of a sanitary sewer collection system
  • Capable of operating, maintaining, and performing minor repairs to specialized equipment and tools used to clean and televise municipal sewers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.
  • Work well with the public and supervisors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Members of the camera crew are assigned the responsibility of cleaning and televising sanitary sewers in the Utility’s collection system.  Since this crew operates and maintains high pressure sewer cleaning equipment, it is frequently called upon to remove blockages that can result in overflows and sewer backups.  From time to time this crew will assist with other maintenance duties in the sewer and water systems.  Work assignments shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using specialized equipment, clean and remove all accumulated debris and foreign matter from sewer lines and manholes
  • Televise sewer mains and services to identify and quantify sources of extraneous water, defective pipe and joints, root infestation, and other conditions which would interfere with the efficient transportation of wastewater in the collection system
  • Respond to emergency conditions requiring the removal of blockages in sewer services, mains, and manholes
  • Install, calibrate, maintain, and retrieve data from flow monitoring devices used to identify line segments and mini-systems with excessive infiltration and inflow
  • Perform smoke testing and dye tracing to identify points of infiltration and inflow
  • Update maps of the Utility’s sanitary sewer system
  • Provide reports and video recordings of deficiencies in the sewer system
  • Perform other duties required to improve the operations and efficiency of the sewer collection and pumping system
  • Assist with the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist other Utility crews and divisions, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Training

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 and a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.  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.

Employee must obtain and maintain a State of Arkansas Commercial Drivers License commensurate with assigned driving duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission. CDL Required

Salary range is $21.37 – $32.06 DOE

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

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

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Pump Station Manager, persons in this position are 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. The Pump Station Operator is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are established and executed by pump station operators. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

 

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

 

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual assumes responsibility for daily work assignments required for operation, maintenance, and repair of water storage facilities and pump stations (sewer lift stations and water booster stations). Work assignments include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Inspect all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security at each location is being
  • 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, residential STEP tanks 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
  • Respond to and resolve pressure sewer system customer requests, complaints, and
  • Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies are 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
  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Well versed in the operation preventive and corrective maintenance of water and wastewater pump stations including pumps, motors, valves, electrical systems, SCADA, and ancillary equipment
  • Capable of using good judgment and making decisions in unusual and emergency situations as well as during routine operations
  • Ability to detect problems, diagnose corrective measures, and provide for the repair of various types of equipment used at water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Possess a general knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment
  • Knowledgeable in the use of hand and power-operated tools and their application to perform basic mechanical functions and repairs
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentage, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, SDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and technical specification manuals
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of workplace health and safety regulations and demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Establish a good relationship with fellow employees. Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance

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.

Personnel within the Technical Services Division must demonstrate sufficient mobility to gain access to all sites, including different levels requiring the use of stairs and ladders, and to maneuver across hazardous surfaces and walkways which can be slippery or open grates. Personnel are expected to work outdoors in inclement weather and in several different environments. Conditions warrant extra precaution when working near high voltage components and motors; potential contact with a variety of combustible, corrosive and toxic gases such as methane and sulfide compounds; the lack of sufficient oxygen in confined spaces such as manholes, wetwells, and tanks; and working in an environment with raw sewage. Exposure to odors, dust, sludge, high noise levels, machinery vibrations, and other hazards are experienced daily. The work requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; physical agility to reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; walking over rough, uneven surfaces; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; the ability to hear and speak in order to exchange information; and occasionally lifting of moderately heavy items. Required vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must be able to obtain within three (3) years a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Encouraged to obtain other operating licenses that are applicable to assigned job duties. 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. 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.

Employees 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.

Salary range is $21.37-$32.06 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.

05/11/2022

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 $20.41-$30.63 DOE

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

6/15/22

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for temp to perm for the position of Customer Service Representative

JOB SUMMARY

The Customer Service Representative works in a fast-paced office environment that coordinates with billings, collections, Engineering & Meter department requests. They provide recordkeeping and customer service functions for the Utility. They receive customer inquiries and complaints, by phone, e-mail and in person, regarding water consumption, water pressure, meter readings, and /or water leakage problems. This position is responsible for receiving payments directly from customers in the forms of cash, checks and credit cards, issuing receipts to the customer, and reconciling their cash drawer daily.  They are also cross-trained for the processing of work orders and Switchboard Operator.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

General duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide continual assistance to the public in matters involving water and sewer customer accounts.
  • Process customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Coordinate routine delinquent accounts, including preparation of shut-offs.
  • Collect revenue from customers on their accounts. Issue receipts and reconcile cash drawers.
  • Responsible for disbursement of office mail and processing of all daily payments received through the mail and night depository.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required for this position:

  • Must have knowledge of billing procedures, modern procedures of cashiering and data processing methods.
  • Must have basic skills in accounting, 10-key calculator, typewriter, and computer data entry.
  • Ability to make arithmetical computations and to count cash rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to be tactful and courteous when communicating with the public.
  • Must have good attendance record.

Must be able to work well with other staff members

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in the training of employees with less experience.

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.

 Office work includes sustained posture in a seated or standing position with intense attentiveness to computer use for prolonged periods.  Work skills require dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, ten-key adding machine, telephone, and other 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; and seeing to reading various documents related to assigned activities.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

Interested individuals can apply at The Office Assistant or by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to hr@springdalewater.com. This is a temp to perm position. Any resumes received will be directed to The Office Assistant in Fayetteville, AR.

This job posting will remain open until filled.

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

06/15/2022

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

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Collection Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Director and the Collection Manager, this individual is a member of a two-man crew working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The collection system crew is charged with the primary responsibility of cleaning sanitary sewers and interceptors, manholes, siphons, lift station wetwells and other facilities used in the Utility’s collection, pumping, and treatment systems; however, it is expected to perform other duties in the Utility’s water distribution and sanitary sewer system as directed by the Distribution Director.  Members of the collection crew are responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are executed. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

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

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Members of the collection crew are assigned the responsibility of operating specialized equipment used to clean and remove accumulated debris and other foreign material in the Utility’s sanitary sewer collection system.  Since this crew operates and maintains high pressure sewer cleaning equipment, it is frequently called upon to remove blockages that can result in overflows and sewer backups.  From time to time this crew will assist with other maintenance duties in the sewer and water systems.  Work assignments shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using specialized equipment, clean and remove all accumulated debris and foreign matter from sewer lines, manholes, wetwells and other sewer system facilities
  • Assist the camera crew in the identification of sources of extraneous water, defective pipe and joints, root infestation, and other conditions which would interfere with the efficient transportation of wastewater in the collection system
  • Respond to emergency conditions requiring the removal of blockages in sewer services, mains, siphons, and manholes
  • Install, calibrate, maintain, and retrieve data from flow monitoring devices used to identify line segments and mini-systems with excessive infiltration and inflow
  • Perform smoke testing and dye tracing to identify points of infiltration and inflow
  • Update maps of the Utility’s sanitary sewer system
  • Provide reports and video recordings of deficiencies in the sewer system
  • Perform other duties required to improve the operations and efficiency of the sewer collection, pumping and treatment systems
  • Assist with the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist other Utility crews and divisions, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand operational principles of a sewer system
  • Capable of operating, maintaining, and performing minor repairs to specialized equipment and tools used to clean and inspect municipal sewers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public and supervisors.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

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. 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. 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.

  • Salary range is $21.37-$32.06 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.

06/20/2022

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

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Technical Services Director, this individual is charged with the primary responsibility of working with assigned personnel 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.  The Pump Station Manager is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are established and executed by personnel under his or her supervision. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

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

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual assumes responsibility for supervising pumping station operators in the daily work assignments required for operation, maintenance and repair of water storage facilities and pump stations (sewer lift stations and water booster stations).  Work assignments include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Inspection of all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security is being maintained at each location.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all pumps, motors, 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
  • Establish and 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
  • Maintain 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
  • Formulate 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
  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Well versed in operation and maintenance of water and wastewater pump stations including pumps, motors, valves, electrical systems, SCADA, and ancillary equipment
  • Capable of using good judgment and making decisions in unusual and emergency situations as well as during routine operations
  • Ability to detect problems, diagnose corrective measures, and provide for the repair of various types of equipment used at water storage facilities and pump stations
  • Possess a general knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment
  • Knowledgeable in the use of hand and power-operated tools and their application to perform basic mechanical functions and repairs
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentage, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, MSDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and technical specification manuals
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise the work of others and accomplish all necessary work in a team environment
  • Ability to organize duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel so that duties are being performed in an efficient and equitable manner
  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of workplace health and safety regulations and demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Establish a good relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required. Individuals must have met the minimum licensing requirements of a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s license issued by the Arkansas Department of Health in order to apply for this position.  Individual must obtain within one year, after assuming position, a Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and a Class III Wastewater Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.  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 have and maintain a valid State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly accountable for supervision of all assigned personnel as indicated on the Utility’s organizational chart and to periodically assist in the training of employees with less experience.

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.

Personnel within the Technical Services Division must demonstrate sufficient mobility to gain access to all sites, including different levels requiring the use of stairs and ladders, and to maneuver across hazardous surfaces and walkways which can be slippery or open grates.  Personnel are expected to work outdoors in inclement weather and in several different environments.  Conditions warrant extra precaution when working near high voltage components and motors; potential contact with a variety of combustible, corrosive and toxic gases such as methane and sulfide compounds; the lack of sufficient oxygen in confined spaces such as manholes, wetwells, and tanks; and working in an environment with raw sewage.  Exposure to odors, dust, sludge, high noise levels, machinery vibrations, and other hazards are experienced daily.   The work requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; physical agility to reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; walking over rough, uneven surfaces; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; the ability to hear and speak in order to exchange information; and the occasional lifting of moderately heavy items. Required vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Salary range is $25.20-$37.81 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button 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.

06/20/2022

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