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Water Plant Operator I

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Are you seeking to gain experience in water treatment plant operations? Beaver Water District, Lowell, Arkansas, has an entry level Water Plant Operator I position available. The Water Plant Operator I will work under close supervision while learning to pump and treat raw water, and distribute drinking water. We are a progressive utility that offers a positive work environment and offer an “excellent” benefit package and competitive salaries.  Interested in learning more about Beaver Water District?

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily including but not limited to the following:

  • Monitors, operates and controls treatment plant equipment and processes used in clarifying, purifying and distributing drinking water.
  • Perform routine tasks and duties related to operating water pumping and treatment facilities and equipment.
  • Calculate figures and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry relevant to the operation and maintenance of water treatment, pumping and distribution processes and facilities.
  • Obtain the Grade IV Water Treatment license issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health is required within 12 months of hire date and a Grade IV Water Distribution license as issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health within 24 months of hire date.
  • Must perform manual labor in all weather conditions and make provisions to be at work during inclement weather.
  • This position is subject to On-call nights, weekends and holidays.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • General knowledge of water treatment equipment, materials, processes and methods a plus
  • High school diploma or general education degree(GED) required and additional post-high school technical training in waterworks operations preferred.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Read and write routine reports, interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals.
  • A post offer background check, fitness for duty exam and drug test will be conducted.
  • This position is designated as a safety sensitive position because it includes as part of the job duties the operating, maintaining, and monitoring of heavy equipment and machinery, and working with and around hazardous materials, at heights, and in confined spaces. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Submit resume by e-mail to:  HR@bwdh2o.org or fax to: (479) 717-3821. You may also mail resumes to Beaver Water District, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745. Beaver Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.

Environmental Engineer

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Beaver Water District is currently seeking an Environmental Engineer whose primary responsibilities include managing multiple special projects pertaining to source water protection through environmental monitoring, modeling, data analysis, and research.  The Environmental Engineer is the primary contact/support for watershed and reservoir monitoring studies and research projects and works to further the goals of the source water protection program and provide technical capacity to solve environmental and treatment problems.  The qualified candidate will possess 2-4 years of professional experience in the design and implementation of environmental monitoring and assessment projects including the collection, analysis and interpretation of water quality and other natural resource data.

Job Summary

  • Write and review proposals, work collaboratively with team members and outside agencies and participates in a broad range of environmental, technical and scientific tests, studies, assessments and monitoring programs.
  • Provide technical assistance in the evaluation and implementation of the Beaver Water District Source Water Protection Program such as creation of GIS databases, compilation and analysis of GIS data on land use and related impacts to the water resource.
  • Provide monthly informational reports on plant performance, water quality and environmental quality for BWD management.
  • Update source water assessment and evaluate the impact of short term land change scenarios on source water quality.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in engineering. Master degree in engineering preferred.
  • Licensed P. E. – Professional Engineer (obtained or working towards)
  • Familiarity with most widely used GIS software and water quality models such as IC-Water, CE-QUAL-W2, SWAT, Vollenweider, and others.
  • Previous supervisory experience sufficient to successfully direct a field monitoring crew of 2-4 persons.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
  • Grade IV Water Treatment License (have or obtain within 24 months) as issued by the Arkansas Dept. of Health
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal environmental laws and regulations including but not limited to the Safe Drinking Water Act and related state regulations.
  • Ability to parameterize, calibrate, validate, and use environmental models.
  • Familiar with the design and implementation of water quality instrumentation systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in deriving and applying technical information and conclusions to strategies for water treatment, environmental protection, and control of water treatment by-products.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills and familiarity with scientific data analysis methods.
  • Current Valid Driver’s License.

At Beaver Water District, our mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. We are a progressive utility that offers competitive pay and benefits, and an excellent work environment. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.

Submit resume by e-mail to:  HR@bwdh2o.org or fax to: (479) 717-3821. You may also mail resumes to Beaver Water District, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, AR  72745. Beaver Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: www.bwdh2o.org.