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Post date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:24am
Company Name: Village of Cato
Contact Name: Kim Cole
Contact Phone: 315-626-2397
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-626-993

The Village of Cato, NY seeks applicants for employment for the position of a full time Superintendent of Public Works for the municipality.

Must hold a Class C water license. Maintain water treatment and distribution, pumps, and lighting. Maintenance to all buildings, grounds, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, drainage.

A complete job description is available at the Village Clerk's Office 2564 Millard Ave Cato, NY 13033  Tel: 315-626-2397


Post date: Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:35am
Company Name: City of Watertown
Contact Name: Amie McIntyre
Contact Phone: 315-785-7733
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-785-7737

The City of Watertown is seeking a full-time Water Distribution System Supervisor.  This is the second level in the Water Distribution series and is responsible for supervising a 15-member maintenance and distribution team and preparing a draft annual budget for the same. Responsibilities include ensuring the safe, sanitary, and efficient operation of the water distribution system, oversight, and participation in the construction of new water distribution system installations and for the development and implementation of a water leak detection program, hydrant flushing program, and other sanitation programs.  The incumbent does related work as required.

The successful candidate must pass a Civil Service exam.

Minimum requirements are:

A.        Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an associate degree or higher in Engineering Science or construction or water sciences technology; or closely related field; and three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a distribution system serving 1000 or more people, two (2) of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; or

B.        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of experience in plumbing, engineering, technical or a closely related field, 2 of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

Licensing Requirements:  Valid NYS driver’s license.

Special Necessary Requirement: Applicant must possess Grade D Water Distribution Operator Certificate at time of appointment or within 1 year of appointment.

Salary range $59,574 - $75,056

Interested persons should complete an online civil service application

Submit application and resume by 4/29/22.

The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 9:25am
Company Name: Camden Group Inc
Contact Name: Bailee Greenier
Contact Phone: 315-245-4444
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Camden Group is a fast-growing contract operations firm with a focus on quality. We are seeking experienced 2A, 3A and 4A Wastewater Operators for Central NY, Western NY and Fingerlakes region. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Full benefits package. Email resume to


Post date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 10:35am
Company Name: Village of Moravia
Contact Name: Anne Riddell
Contact Phone: 315-497-1820
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-497-0069

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee 

For complete job description please visit:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022 @ 5:00PM.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted to Cayuga County Civil Service. To view the job posting and application instructions, please visit:


Post date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 1:33pm
Company Name: City of Beacon
Contact Name: David Tavernier
Contact Phone: 845-831-7130
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Description: The City of Beacon is looking for a qualified individual to fill a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator vacancy.  The position is a Civil Service position as well a position that is covered under the CSEA bargaining unit.  Starting pay is $27.67.  Interested applicants can send their resume to David Tavernier at or call 845-831-7130 for additional information.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and possession of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification- Grade 2A issued under the provision of the NYS DEC Regulations (Part 650).


•           Start and stop pumps, air compressors and related machinery and equipment

•           Make repairs to machinery and equipment

•           Record readings for meters and gauges

•           Treat and dispose of sludge

•           Add chlorine to wastewater

•           Take samples for testing

•           Keep logs and records

•           Related work as required

Knowledge of the practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type A plant required. Please see attached job description for more details.


This is routine but important work involving responsibility during a shift for the efficient operation and maintenance of a Type "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (including all modifications). The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level operator or the incumbent may work under the direction of a municipal board or outside contractor. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties.


1.         Starts and stops pumps, motors, air compressors and related machinery and equipment;

2.         Makes major and minor repairs to machinery and equipment;

3.         Records readings from meters and gauges;

4.         Treats and disposes of sludge;

5.         Adds chlorine to wastewater;

6.         Takes samples of wastewater for testing;

7.         Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation;

8.         Assists in the instruction of trainees;

9.         Supervises the work of laborers and other subordinate employees;

10.       Keeps a log of plant operations and related records;

11.       Performs custodial duties in connection with maintenance of buildings and grounds;

12.       May make reports on operations to supervisor or overseeing municipal commission;

13.       Does related work as required.


Knowledge of the practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (including all modifications); 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 for control of plant operation; Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Personal characteristics necessary to perform the duties of the position; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Post date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 11:52am
Company Name: Town of Greenport Water/Wastewater Dept.
Contact Name: John Mokszycki
Contact Phone: 518-828-3400
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

Licensed Wastewater/Water Operator - Town of Greenport, NY (Columbia County)

Located 30 miles south of Albany, 30 miles north of Kingston and 28 miles west of Great Barrington, MA.


• Operates a variety of equipment/machinery including valves, pumps, motors, belt presses, jetting machine, vehicles, etc.

• Conducts routine testing, monitoring and maintenance of wells, water and wastewater processes and basic laboratory analyses.

• Perform daily tasks to ensure water and wastewater processes are running smoothly. Document accurately water and wastewater flows, pump hours, pH and chlorine levels at various locations in the distribution and collection system. Sampling of wells and wastewater influent and effluent. Interpret sample results from lab. Read and understand SPEDES permit monitoring limits.

• Performs and documents treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment. Documents plant performance including daily flow, electrical and chemical usage and dosage.

• Responds to call outs and after-hours emergencies to repair water distribution system breaks and wastewater collection system breaks, pumps, motors, sensing devices and instrumentation.

• Ensures facilities, trucks and town properties are clean, well-maintained and secure.

• Provides customer service to town residents and businesses when necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

• Willing to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays, evening and 24-hour emergency on call.


• Display a willingness to attend courses to obtain contact hours to keep certification.

• Knowledge of process control techniques, maintenance procedures and safe practices.

• The ability to successfully perform routine on-site maintenance and emergency repairs of treatment equipment is essential.

• Knowledge of regulatory rules is essential.

• Willing to work all shifts including weekends, holidays, evenings, and 24-hour emergency on call.


• 2A Wastewater License issued by NYWEA and NYSDEC.

• IIB-GW or SW with Filtration Avoidance issued by NYS Dept. of Health.

• Valid NYS Driver’s License.


• High School Diploma or GED.

• Technical: Ability to follow manual & operating instructions. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet. Basic knowledge of water and wastewater operations. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical and small engine repair a plus.

• Communication: Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Willing to help others.

Maintains composure in challenging situations.

• Problem Solving & Quality: Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves problems. Checks work for quality.

• Managing for Results: Works well with supervision. Takes projects to completion. Follows all company policies & SOPs. Manages multiple tasks.

• Leadership & Initiative: Demonstrates a positive attitude. Acts in accordance with the town’s vision, and values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments.


• Frequently lift 50-60 pounds.

• Load, unload and move large equipment/tools.

• Access confined spaces.

• Continuously walk and climb stairs and ladders.

• Work in extreme weather conditions including heat, cold, rain and snow.


• $26.30 per hour.

• Medical, dental and vision plan.

• Sick, vacation and personal time.

• Deferred compensation plan available to participating employees.


• Email resume to

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Post date: Monday, December 20, 2021 - 9:28am
Company Name: Village of Saugerties
Contact Name: Michael Hopf
Contact Phone: 845-246-8958
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-246-0887

Village of Saugerties - Wastewater Superintendent

The Village of Saugerties is seeking qualified candidates for the position of 'Wastewater Superintendent'. The chosen candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing overall compliance, operations, maintenance, and department management at the Sewage Treatment Plant.


Applicants must possess a NYSDEC Grade 2 Wastewater Operators certification.

In addition, Applicants must have 2 Years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.

Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.


Oversees 5 Employees including scheduling, directing, delegating, and managing.

Makes operating decisions. Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent. Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels. Observes variations in operating conditions, interprets meter and gauge readings and laboratory test results to determine processing requirements.

Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory analyses. Requisition’s chemical and supplies. Performs some routine maintenance functions.

Administers a preventative maintenance program.

Prepares reports including, SPDES Operating reports, industrial surcharges, sewer districts, septic hauler charges and others.

Preparing an annual budget, writing purchase orders, financial tracking.

Planning for capital improvements.

In addition, the candidate should have the ability to lift heavy materials, be willing to respond to water / wastewater emergencies at all hours and be willing to work in all weather conditions.


Annual salary will be $62,00 to $68,000 based on qualifications and experience.


The Village of Saugerties offers Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, professional development assistance, parental leave, health savings account, employee assistance program, disability insurance, and most importantly, a full understanding of the work-life balance.

Post date: Monday, December 20, 2021 - 9:17am
Company Name: Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Board
Contact Name: Michele Cuevas
Contact Phone: 607-729-2975 ext. #24
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-729-3041

ELECTRICIAN’S HELPER - WWTP Salary Range $23.19/hr. to $27.19/hr.


This is routine work in the performance of a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks directly assisting the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (JSTP) Electrician and/or Instrument Technician while learning the more skilled aspects of the work.  The incumbent of this position, in learning and perfecting craft skills, may perform journey level installation, maintenance, and repair activities under supervision of, or after receiving detailed instructions from, higher level employees.  The incumbent of this position works under the direct supervision of the JSTP Electrician, who provides work assignments, and may work under the supervision of an Instrumentation Technician, Head Electrician, and/or the Electrical Engineer – WWTP on assigned projects.  The nature of the work may require an employee in this class to operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment.  Does related work as required.


Assists the Electrician and/or Instrumentation Technician[s] in their daily tasks at the JSTP and/or remote Terminal Pumping Station with respect to electrical circuitry, electrical devices, equipment, and industrial instrumentation found in wastewater treatment plants / systems by using a variety of tools and test equipment; Assists with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electric motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), pumps and generators, lighting, as well as associated circuitry; takes amperage and voltage readings; tests resistance and records readings; Assists with the installation, maintenance, cleaning, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of electrical and electronic equipment and devices, including sensors, recorders, and indicators; Installs rigid conduit, pulls and splices wire on new and renovation projects; Digs holes and trenches for conduit when required; Assists with the performance of work on existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and associated Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), power supplies, and equipment; Fulfills accountability and reporting requirements relating to work performed and materials used; Responsible for inventory and stocking shelves with supplies as needed for electrical parts; Learns and perfects craft skills to perform journey level activities associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial electrical circuits, equipment, and instrumentation; As required, performs routine building maintenance/cleaning work.



Working knowledge of the common terminology, tools, equipment, practices, methods, and safety precautions of the trade as applied to electrical installation, maintenance, and repair activities in a wastewater treatment plant job environment; Ability to read plans, specifications, and circuit diagrams; Ability to follow rough sketches, understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Ability to operate and care for power equipment and hand tools; Dependability; Incumbents of this position will follow given work and time schedules; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Good knowledge of building maintenance and cleaning techniques; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, including the ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.


 (a)        Graduation from high school with a course in applied electricity, or possession of a New York high school equivalency diploma with a course in applied electricity, or successful completion of an electrical class provided by the United States Armed Forces; or   .

(b)        Two years of experience as a helper in any of the standard building trades (such as electrical, carpentry, millwright, plumbing, HVAC/sheet metal, etc.) or a related field; or 

(c)        An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in (a) or (b)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Possession of the appropriate level New York State Motor Vehicle Operators License at the time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Please contact Michele Cuevas for job application at 607-729-2975 or e-mail

Post date: Monday, December 20, 2021 - 9:11am
Company Name: Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board
Contact Name: Michele Cuevas
Contact Phone: 607-729-2975 ext. #24
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-729-3041


Salary Range $25.29/hr. to $29.29/hr.


The work involves utilizing and maintaining the Plant's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), in order to schedule and monitor maintenance work, and trace and document Plant assets, inventory, valuation/pricing, and maintenance.  Performs support duties for CMMS and other special requests or requirements pertaining to Plant mechanical, process, and instrumentation equipment.  Receives and dispatches Service Calls to maintenance personnel. Prepares and provides tracking reports using the CMMS.  Assists Supervisors with planning and scheduling projects.

Assists the Facilities Engineer in the management of the Work in Progress Report.  Orders parts, materials, and supplies as needed.  Assists in the tracking of onsite material and parts inventories, as well as the current cost / valuation of same.  Drafts purchase order requests for parts/materials/supplies at the direction of management. Assist periodically with [i] collecting information from daily Work Orders for inventory updates, as well as [ii] physical inventory of parts/equipment/supplies.  Generates and enhances production of new and existing forms, documents, and graphs.

Maintains Work Order files and spreadsheet log to monitor for timely completion.  Periodically assists with collecting information from daily Work Orders for status updates and reports.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Facilities Engineer, Head Mechanic, Assistant Superintendent and / or Superintendent.  Does related work as required.


•           Populate / input the CMMS with new equipment data and documentation, including maintenance schedules, spare / replacement parts inventory, and associated cost data;

•           Not less frequently that once per year (on a cyclical basis [and not all at once]), validate and update existing inventory and associated cost data;

•           Coordinate and collaborate with department supervisors (Mechanical and Electrical) to prioritize and schedule work; assist in the creation of new / updated preventative maintenance (PM) procedures;

•           Generate, print, and sort Work Orders and PM Orders for maintenance employees;

•           Enter maintenance data into the CMMS such as, time and work accomplished, from employee work tickets and related documentation; update parts inventory based on parts materials, and supplies used / consumed;

•           Initiate and / or assist with the procurement of needed repair parts, materials, and supplies in accordance with the Plant’s Procurement Policy;

•           Create and track non routine/corrective Work Orders to capture equipment down time.

•           Enter warranty information into asset profiles to maintain repairs covered by warranty.

•           Refers to catalogues, contacts vendors, and uses a variety of sources when researching orders for parts, specialized equipment, and goods;

•           Receives and unpacks incoming stock, checking the goods against the purchase orders to make sure they agree, and contacts vendors and arranges for the stock's return if it is not what was ordered;

•           Records on an inventory record all stock received listing the item(s) received, the date of receipt, the vendor, invoice number(s), cost data, and any other needed information;

•           Assist in keeping shelves, bins, and stock in orderly and clean condition; cleans storage areas as required;

•           Record and provide maintenance reports for the use of management; communicate information to management; and

•           When time permits, provide assistance to Mechanic’s Assistants and Mechanics in the maintenance and repair of Plant equipment and systems;

•           Performs other duties as assigned.


•           Must be organized and detail oriented, with the ability to learn quickly and prioritize work tasks;

•           Must exhibit practical ability to use CMMS software; 

•           Must possess general knowledge of terms and equipment used in the wastewater treatment industry;

•           Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills;

•           Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions;

•           Must be able to work harmoniously as a team member;

•           Must be skillful in the use of spreadsheets, database, word processing, and other data collection software, computer interfaces and programs at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;

•           Must have the ability to utilize a computer to communicate, collect and sort data, and to distribute the data;

•           Must have good people skills and the ability to communicate clearly with supervisors and associates; and

•           Must be in good physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and;

(a)  Six months experience in data collection and / or maintenance management; or

(b)  One year of experience as a Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer, Operator Trainee, Operator, or Mechanic’s Assistant; or

(c)  One year of experience with industrial mechanical maintenance, including but not limited to industrial pumps, engines, motors, conveyance equipment or plumbing.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a Class D motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the ability to be covered under the Plant’s insurance policy at time of appointment, and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Please contact Michele Cuevas for job application at 607-729-2975 or e-mail


Post date: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 11:16am
Company Name: Village of St. Johnsville Wastewater Facility
Contact Name: Frank Erno
Contact Phone: 518-568-2545
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-568-7716


The Village of St. Johnsville Wastewater Treatment Facility is seeking a motivated individual for an entry level wastewater system laborer position.  $15.50 per hour plus great benefits including medical, (with employer contribution), NYS Retirement System, and paid time off.

This is a 40-hour per week position based at our Water Treatment Plant at 16 Marina Drive, in the Village of St. Johnsville, Montgomery County.  Work involves assisting with wastewater recovery maintenance tasks associated with the Village Wastewater Treatment Plant including exercising of gates and valves; plant equipment repair work; grass cutting, weeding, raking and snow removal; plant building maintenance and cleaning.  Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including design, use, repair, and maintenance.

Deductive reasoning skills to solve problems and produce answers that make sense.  Valid NYS Driver’s License required.  Training opportunities for the right individual could lead to Wastewater Operator Certifications.

Please submit applications to the attention of Chief Water Treatment Plant


Frank Erno

Village of St. Johnsville Wastewater Treatment Plant

16 Marina Drive

St. Johnsville, New York 13452

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