Faciltiy Operator - Water/Wastewater - (Roaring Creek, PA)

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Maintains equipment at the assigned water production facilities and booster stations.
Operates and maintains distribution systems including mains, valves, hydrants and service lines.
Maintains equipment at the wastewater treatment facilities and lift stations.
Operates and maintains sewer collection systems including collections mains and pump stations.
Troubleshoots and repairs service piping.
Performs routine water quality analysis in accordance with established processes and procedures.
Makes operational adjustments as needed to comply with state and federal water quality standards under the direction of the licensed operator.
Adjusts chemical treatment to ensure water quality meets standards. Calculates various ratios and dosages under the direction of the licensed operator.
Completes customer service work orders, updates and maintains appropriate system documentation of activities and closes work orders in accordance with department policies and procedures.
Assists with other tasks or projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
A high school diploma or GED.
Candidate will be required to successfully pass either a Water license general examination and at least one of the required subclasses within 12 months of employment per the NEPA Facility Operator Licensing Requirements and Career Progression Schedule.
A valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Career Progression:
Facility Operator Trainee - Must currently possess a valid PA Water System Operator general examination and at least one of the required subclasses within 24 months of employment.
Facility Operator I - Must currently possess a valid PA Wastewater System Operator Class C or above and one subclass license.
Facility Operator II - Must currently possess both a valid PA Class C or above Water AND a PA Class C or above Wastewater license.
Facility Operator III - Must currently possess both a valid PA Class C or above water license with all the required subclasses AND a PA Class C or above wastewater license with all the required subclasses.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Understand computers / tablets and the basic operation of database, spreadsheet and word processing programs preferred
Ability to read, understand and accurately follow operating instructions both written and verbal.
Mathematical ability to perform calculations to determine various ratios, dosages, volumetric calculations that are required for the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Treatment Plants.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in writing and verbally.
Familiarity with and understanding of the need to prevent wastewater pollution of area waters.
Understand and maintain plant processes through computer-controlled equipment.
A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet and/or humid conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases and /or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
See, hear, talk, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
Operate standard office equipment.
Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents.
Must be available to be on-call nights and on weekends to adequately staff a 24 hour/7day operation

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).

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Laurie Polter 610-645-1168 or [email protected]