Water Treatment Operator- Aqua- Bryn Mawr, PA

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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!

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Production Specialist under the direction of the Treatment Manager. The Production Specialist supports the Operations team in managing all aspects of water and wastewater treatment facilities, operations and maintenance of the well and surface water treatment facilities, associated water intakes, water distribution system, and wastewater collection systems. Responsible for assisting the production and treatment department in sampling, analysis and operations in order to assure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act requirements. Responsibilities are mainly in Southeast PA, however this role may conduct work throughout the state as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works in the field with Treatment, Compliance, Laboratory, Operations, and Engineering departments, as needed, to produce high-quality drinking water and wastewater effluent at the lowest cost and to solve treatment plant-related problems.
Learns and manages the SCADA Network and other computer monitoring systems to review treatment and water quality at all assigned facilities and distribution system locations, monitor alarms, analyze computer generated data and respond effectively and in a timely fashion. Coordinates response with Supervisors, Facility Operators, and other personnel as needed. Compiles data, completes reports and analysis and maintains records for compliance reporting purposes.
Assists in overseeing water and wastewater treatment so that all facilities meet process targets, regulatory limits, and are optimized regarding chemical usage, water quality, and industry best practices. Assumes the duties of the Field Supervisor and Operations Team Lead positions as needed.
Conducts and/or develops treatment studies, leads special projects, and acts as interdepartmental liaison to facilitate the exchange of physical equipment and technical resources.
Assists with ongoing capital projects, including coordinating projects with various departments and outside contractors, at the facility as directed and assists in long term capital project planning.
Participates in various professional organizations; attends seminars, training courses, and conducts independent research to continuously improve technical competency.
Maintains current on legal and regulatory guidelines and developments. Ensures water and wastewater facilities and operators meet all requirements including but not limited to the following environmental laws and associated regulations: Safe Drinking Water Act, Water and Wastewater Operator’s Certification Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Streams Act.
Responsible for the treatment plants and wells meeting all DEP and SDWA regulatory requirements and NPDES limits including the completion of regulatory reports as needed.
Adheres to all Aqua safety and health policies and procedures.
Performs other tasks and projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:

B.S. Degree, preferably in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, or Biology
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in water and wastewater.
Must take examinations and obtain Pennsylvania Class A Water and Class B Wastewater licenses including all relevant subclasses within a reasonable time frame.
A valid U.S. Driver’s license
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of surface water, groundwater, and wastewater treatment and facilities required.
Leadership acumen preferred with the technical and managerial ability to assume a supervisory and/or managerial role.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills including technical writing, listening, communicating expectations and providing all relevant information and feedback in an organized and timely manner.
Good computer skills including MS Office, with ability to learn Lawson, Maintenance Connection, LIMS, WIMS and other relevant software programs.
Strong organization, verbal, and written communication skills.
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.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs - lift assessment is required for employment.
Working conditions will include daily field travel (75%) to plant and work sites of Aqua, PA. Occasional overnight travel may be required. *Company vehicle is provided for business purposes.
This position participates in a weekly on-call rotating schedule every 5 weeks. The on-call schedule requires the candidate to be available nights and weekends to adequately staff a 24 hour/7-day operation.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Essential Utilities and its subsidiaries, including Aqua, Delta, and Peoples Natural Gas, requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law. To satisfy this requirement, new hires who received the one shot regimen of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine must receive the one dose shot prior to their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination must be provided on your first day of employment. For the two shot regimen of either Pfizer or Moderna, a new hire must have received at least one dose of the vaccine before their first day of employment. Proof of the second dose date must be received within the recommended timeline based on the manufacturer’s vaccine received. For example, for Moderna as soon as the 28 day period has elapsed and for Pfizer as soon as the 21 day period has elapsed. Failure to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with Essential Utilities including its subsidiaries Aqua, Delta and Peoples Natural Gas.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical or religious exemption, you will be required to apply for an exemption on your first day of employment with Essential Utilities. As part of the process, you will be required to provide information and/or documentation to Human Resources about the reason(s) you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an exemption is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.