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Post date: Friday, April 2, 2021 - 8:22am
Company Name: Surpass Chemical Co, Inc.
Contact Name: Tim Clayton
Contact Phone: 518-888-5341
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Surpass Chemical supplies water and wastewater treatment chemicals throughout the Northeast. We are looking for a representative to help support new account growth as well as maintain existing business. Our customer base being split between industrial and municipal applications. This role functions well as 1 day working from home and 4 days out on the road. Applicant can live within 100 miles of Albany but the closer the better.

The Technical Sales Representative is responsible for growing and maintaining a territory specifically focused on municipal/industrial water/wastewater treatment. This includes providing value-added technical services on an as needed basis to existing and potential customers; including pumps, controllers, and other equipment. Attention to detail is required. Experience is less important than the ability to learn quickly.

Our focus being chemical sales, we support applications related to this business. This position covers a 200 miles radius surrounding Albany, N.Y..

Essential Functions:

·     Develop new business opportunities independently as well as with the sales team.

·     Assist upper management with development of coordinated sales strategies, market analyses and product development.

·     Maintain strong relationships with key accounts.

·     Responsible for attainment of company sales / profit goals.

·     Expand and maintain existing business.

Additional responsibilities:

·     Visit customer/prospect on location requiring some overnight travel.

·     Join and actively participate in trade organizations/conferences such as NYRWA, AWWA, NYWEA, etc.

·     Eventually become involved in other technical divisions of the company such as cleaning / sanitation, agriculture, and pool chemistry.

·     Take lead on value-added equipment services such as pump and controller installations.

Education, Experience, And Skills Required:

·     Four year degree in technical field such as chemistry, biology, engineering.

·     Extensive experience in technical sales & knowledge of water treatment principles a plus.

·     Ambition. Strong desire to expand product knowledge and meet sales targets.

·     Self-motivated. Ability to learn sales cycle then repeat independently.

·     Must have reliable vehicle as we pay a stipend for auto and expense account for certain expenses.

We will teach the right person that is highly motivated and not afraid to get a little dirty in a controlled environment. Our main chemicals we provide:

Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hydroxide, Coagulants, Inhibitors, and other Oxidizers.

About Surpass Chemical Co, Inc.

We manufacturer Sodium Hypochlorite servicing water and wastewater treatment plants in the northeast.  We visit sites providing troubleshooting 200 miles surrounding Albany, N.Y.

Post date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 1:27pm
Company Name: City of Newburgh Water
Contact Name: Wayne Vradenburgh
Contact Phone: 845-565-3356
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Assistant Maintenance Mechanic

General Statement of Duties

This is a skilled work involving responsibility for efficient performance of a broad class covering many types of recurring mechanical,construction and maintenance tasks found in the water distribution and purification divisions.

The work is performed under supervision of the Water maintenance mechanic. An assistant maintenance mechanic utilizes the more skilled techniques for a considerable portion of time. Availability to work emergencies and repairs to the system and filter plant is required

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation of high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year experience in one or more of the mechanical or construction trades, or in Water system maintenance , treatment, repair or related field experience. Possession of a valid NYS driver's license is required on appointment and throughout tenure.

Special Requirement

Employee must earn a NYS Grade D Water System Certificate within one year of appointment date and possess valid certification throughout tenure

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Post date: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 2:46pm
Company Name: Town of Walllkill
Contact Name: Louis Ingrassia Jr.
Contact Phone: 845-326-1435
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Whereas an opening(s) are anticipated in the Town of Wallkill for the following position:


Date of Posting: March 25, 2021 (letters of application shall be delivered to the Commissioner of Public Works no later than April 9, 2021)

Salary Range:  $26.74 - $36.77

Qualifications: See Attached Sheets

Application:    Must be made in writing to:

Louis Ingrassia, Jr.

Commissioner of Public Works

99 Tower Drive, Building A

Middletown, NY 10941         





DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:. This work involves responsibility for the performance of routine work for the efficient operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established routines and procedures. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties. Does related work as required.


Operates pumps, valves, motors and related machinery and equipment; Performs maintenance work, inspects and repairs machinery and equipment; Records readings from meters, gauges and scales; Regulates and adjusts chemical feeders and takes samples of wastewater for testing; Performs required wastewater testing for control of plant operation; Treats and disposes of sludge and cleans channels, screens, tanks and other equipment; Instructs trainees and supervises subordinate employees; Keeps plant log and related records and prepares reports on plant operations; May perform custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds.


Good knowledge of the practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plants; working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves, and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; mechanical aptitude; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code in a grade determined appropriate by the appointing authority.

NOTE: May be required to possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment.

JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION: Competitive/full-time, Non-Competitive/part-time Non-Competitive for Villages of Highland Falls and Montgomery (Population under 5,000)

REVISED 05/29/19

Post date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:53am
Company Name: Elmira Water Board
Contact Name: Denise Mullaney
Contact Phone: 607-733-9179
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-398-7263

Maintenance Superintendent

Elmira Water Board

The Elmira Water Board seeks candidates for the position of Maintenance Superintendent.  This is an exempt, salaried, tested position in the Competitive Class of the Chemung County/City of Elmira Regional Civil Service Classification and follows Civil Service protocol.


Some distinguishing features of the class are as follows:  This is important supervisory work involving responsibility for overseeing the installation and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, and main-to-curb service installations.  Work is performed in accordance with general policies prepared under the General Manager’s supervision but permitting considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment carrying out the details of the work.  This work is given close supervision in progress to insure compliance with appropriate specifications and instructions.  The Water Maintenance Superintendent must be available at all times to meet emergency situations.  Does related work as required.


Typical work activities:  (The following activities are listed as examples only and in no event shall an employee be limited to only those examples listed.)


Supervises the maintenance, repair and extension of the water distribution system which consists of mains, valves, hydrants, and services


Administrative tasks include budget preparation, verification of payroll, review of material and equipment requisitions, review inventory of materials such as hydrants, pipes, valves, fittings, tubing and backfill material


Supervises the investigation and repair of leaks, raising or lowering curb wells, permanent repairs to streets, roads, and alleys resulting from our excavations


Obtains necessary permits for work, directs the laying and tapping of mains and installation of new services


Supervises the maintenance, inspection, repair and relocation of fire hydrants


Reviews maps, installation records and computerized model of distribution system


Responds at all times to emergency repair calls, prepares and files reports on activities.


Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

Good administrative skills, thorough knowledge of tools, equipment and terminology used in water distribution system construction, operation and maintenance; good knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as related to water distribution systems; ability to read and draft plans and sketches; ability to follow complex oral and written directions; initiative; resourcefulness; good judgment; approach work with cooperative team attitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Minimum qualifications:


A         Graduation from a college or university recognized by the universities of the State of New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering and one

(1) year of experience in the control of inventory, installation, maintenance and repair to the water distribution systems; or


B         Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college with an Associates Degree in engineering sciences, civil or architectural engineering technology and three (3) years of experience in civil engineering work, and (1) year of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory capacity; or


C         Graduation from a standard senior high school and five (5) years of experience in the control of inventory, installation, maintenance and repair to the water distribution systems, two (2) of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory capacity; or


D         An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in A, B, and C.


Qualified applicants should apply by March 31, 2021


Employment Applications must be completed and are available on the Elmira Water Board website at in Job Openings under the “More” tab.

Post date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 9:52am
Company Name: New Age Renewable Energy
Contact Name: Eduard Zaydman
Contact Phone: 917-754-6052
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Water quality operator for the largest Distillery in the North East USA. Located in the FInger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, King Ferry, NY 13081

•       Install and maintain RO equipment
•       Operate RO equipment
•       Monitor and test water quality
•       Maintain liquid transfer throughout the plant
•       Boiler water makeup tank monitoring
•       Cooling towers water monitoring
•       CIP process
•       Knowledge of simple automation controls
•       Light or knowledge of electrical work (license is not necessary)
•       Operate pumps, motors
•       Keep records of water (well, boiler make up, CIP)
•       Monitor plant water discharge
•       Ability to read, understand and follow instructions of an assembly manuals

Starting pay is $25 per hour W2

Post date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 9:06am
Company Name: Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility
Contact Name: Hilary Ruzycky
Contact Phone: 518-762-3101
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR/OPERATOR TRAINEE Full time position, first and second shift.

OPERATOR shall possess Grade 3-A Certificate issued by NYS DEC.

OPERATOR TRAINEE shall have 4 1/2 years to obtain NYS DEC Certification.

Application can be obtained or resume submitted to:

Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility

191 Union Avenue

Johnstown, NY  12095

By April 23, 2021

Post date: Monday, March 8, 2021 - 1:31pm
Company Name: Village of Wellsville
Contact Name: William Whitfield
Contact Phone: 585-596-1712
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 585-593-1856

The Village of Wellsville, Department of Public Works is presently accepting applications for the position of a Utility Plant Operator at the Water Treatment Plant.  Typical duties involve routine but important work with responsibility during an assigned shift for the efficient and safe operation and maintenance of a Type A water treatment plant equipped with facilities for filtration, coagulation, chlorination, fluoridation, corrosion control and pH adjustment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Plant Supervisor in accordance with established procedure.  Does related work as required.  Minimum qualifications are high school graduation or equivalency diploma and:

(a)  One year of satisfactory experience as a Water Treatment Plant Operator trainee or;

(b)  One year of experience in water treatment plant operations.

Special Requirement:  Possession of a Grade IIA or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate under the provision of the NYS Sanitary Code.

The qualifications are governed by the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of NY (NYCRR, NYS Department of Health Sanitary Code, Section 5-4.3.

Applications will be accepted at the Village of Wellsville, Department of Public Works, 200 Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY 14895 through 03/26/21

The Village of Wellsville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Post date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:53pm
Company Name: Niagara Falls Water Board
Contact Name: Thom Jennings
Contact Phone: 716-634-3300
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The Niagara Falls Water Board is seeking a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, managing, directing, assigning, controlling and directing the operation of Water and Wastewater (sanitary and storm sewer systems) facilities involving a professional staff complemented with a large technical, skilled and semi-skilled staff.

About the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) The mission of the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) is to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater management services to our community in an economical and efficient manner.

The NFWB services nearly 18,000 accounts, including residential and businesses throughout the City of Niagara Falls and some outlying areas. The NFWB is a public benefit corporation created in 2002. With an operating budget of $39 million the NFWB owns two treatments plants, two elevated water storage tanks, several pumping stations, and maintains 550 miles of water and sewer lines throughout its service district.

Position: Executive Director

The Executive Director, with the assistance of assistants, consultants and the technical and engineering staffs, assumes personal control of engineering, systems and projects with the objective of long-term planning and program development. The successful candidate will assist in negotiation/strategic planning, grievance arbitration, labor relations, and is responsible for hiring, firing and disciplining subordinates. General direction is received from the Board with considerable latitude given for exercising independent judgment in carrying out assignments and dealing with emergency situations. Performance is reviewed by reports, conferences, meeting assignments, goal achievements and evaluation from customers.

To apply, please contact:

Thomas Jennings
Executive Recruiter

Post date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 9:48am
Company Name: Koester Associates, Inc
Contact Name: Pamela Leary
Contact Phone: 315-697-3800
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-697-3641

Koester Associates is seeking a talented, experienced, and driven Inside Sales Engineer to join our growing team.

Celebrating over 45 years of providing consistent, value-based, and high-quality solutions, Koester represents industry leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment and pumping equipment. Koester specializes in applications, design, operations, parts, maintenance, sales, technical support, and service.


Provide a professional and efficient sales support contact for outside sales and external customers. Ensure timely and accurate responses for proposals, specifications, drawings, and other deliverables as requested and/or required to complete sales cycles.


  • Provide frontline level support to the external sales team, ensuring all processes are implemented effectively and standards of performance are maintained.
  • Maintain all product and pricing information on central system and individual customer profiles.
  • Process all incoming requests via telephone and email with rapid response and up-selling wherever possible.
  • Research and review mechanical and electrical drawings, and current designs for municipal water and wastewater projects. 
  • Prepare estimates based upon engineering specifications and drawings.
  • Interact with manufacturers in preparing proposals and developing technical specifications.
  • Team with your outside salesperson to build a sales pipeline.


  • Prefer to have water/wastewater experience.
  • Proficient in reading comprehension and math ability with understanding of pricing and ability to reconcile numbers.    
  • Competent in all MS Office applications (to Intermediate level as a minimum) and experience working with CAD and blueprints.
  • Excellent communication with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective business and customer relationships both in person and at a distance.
  • Customer focused and driven by results and achievement.
  • Able to take responsibility for own workload and make decisions.
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Minimum of 12 months’ previous experience in a customer service/sales support role.
  • Previous telesales and/or sales negotiation experience.
  • Good understanding of pricing strategies with experience creating budget proposals.Comfortable with CRM environments to capture KPIs.Able to make decisions in other team members’ absence.
  • Creative, with ability to design documents and present information attractively.

Personality and Leadership Skills

  • Team player with strong work ethic.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and ability to use initiative as appropriate.

Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business, including some sociable and weekend hours as needed.

Koester Associates offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401K with employer match and health insurance. We are an equal opportunity employer.  If you are interested in pursuing this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Post date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 9:11am
Company Name: New York Leak Detection, Inc
Contact Name: Michael Goodfellow
Contact Phone: 315-469-4601
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-469-2868

EVENTS/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR New York Leak Detection (NYLD) is a full-service subsurface utility engineering firm engaged in underground utility locating, leak detection and infrastructure asset management.  Our client base is located throughout New York State and the Tri-State Region of NY/CT/NJ.  Our firm is looking to fill an opening for an Event/Business Development Coordinator to work full time in our Dewitt office.

Responsibilities of this position include scheduling and coordinating in-office training and marketing events, coordination of virtual meetings with prospective clients, coordination of virtual meetings between field and office staff, assisting with company marketing efforts, assisting with efforts to expand the company’s client portfolio, and  represent the company at trade shows as well as other office duties.  A key element of this position will be development of a technical training program specifically to promote the services offered by NYLD.

This position requires excellent communication skills, experience in event planning, a background in client relations, experience and/or an interest in business development and a willingness to work in a flexible work environment.  The successful candidate will be competent in MS Office and familiar with various on-line video conferencing sites (Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc.).  Proficiency in other IT areas such as hardware management and setup will be a plus.  A technical background in municipal infrastructure, while not required, will be favorably considered.