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Post date: Monday, August 23, 2021 - 2:53pm
Company Name: Village of Saugerties
Contact Name: Michael Hopf
Contact Phone: 845-246-8958
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 845-246-0887


The work involves the responsibility of operating and maintaining either a facility for employing the activated sludge process, or any similar process, including all modifications of a facility employing any biological, physical, or chemical treatment process other than activated sludge and the stabilization or oxidation pond processes depending on the municipality's plant type. Work is performed under the general supervision of a supervisor to ensure that the work meets standards. Does related work as required.


Oversees the operation of a wastewater treatment plant to assure the most economical and efficient use of equipment and supplies on an assigned shift.

Operates incinerator, controlling feed rate, draft, temperature, shaft speed, ash removal and emissions. Performs laboratory tests for control of plant operations. Records readings of meters and gauges. Maintains inventory of bulk chemicals and other plant supplies. Monitors sludge deliveries from other municipalities. Starts and stops pumps, motors, air compressors, and related machinery and equipment. Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment. Treats and disposes of sludge. Takes sample of sewage for testing.

Performs custodial duties in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of plant buildings and grounds. Keeps a log of plant operations and related records.


Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; working knowledge of the tools, equipment and terminology used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment systems; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operations; ability to follow oral and written directions; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; mechanical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalency. Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.

Special Requirement:

Applicants must possess a NYSDEC Grade 2 Wastewater Operators certification


$20 – 25 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Post date: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:38am
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. In addition, the selected candidate will work closely with the Water Superintendent as back up for the Water Department.


Applicants must possess a NYSDEC Grade 2 Wastewater Operators certification and a NYSDOH Grade 2A Water 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.

Post date: Friday, July 2, 2021 - 12:34pm
Company Name: Village of Whitney Point
Contact Name: Linda Murphy
Contact Phone: 607-692-4907
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-692-2934

Village of Whitney Point:  Laborer - Full Time Position

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Performs routine maintenance on water system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining waterlines, pumps, and other components of the water system.  Also performs routine maintenance on sewer system including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining sewer lines, pump stations, and other components of the sewer system. Position maintains and makes repairs to Village buildings, properties, and vehicles.  Must be on call due to the nature of the water and sewer system works and clearing streets. 

Performs routine physical work that requires physical endurance and a willingness to perform arduous tasks.

Position required to obtain water system operator certification C within one year. 

New York State Retirement and other benefits.

Full job classification and applications are available at the Village of Whitney Point Clerk’s Office at 2612 Liberty Street, Whitney Point, NY; M-F 9AM – 2PM or call the office at 607-692-4907.

Applications must be received by July 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

The Village of Whitney Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:57am
Company Name: Village of Penn Yan
Contact Name: Melissa Gerhardt
Contact Phone: 315-279-6535
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

The Village of Penn Yan Water Treatment Plant is seeking candidates for the full-time position of a Water Treatment Plant Operator.

The applicant must be able to operate and maintain a Type A Water Treatment Plant. The work involves operation of and routine maintenance of filtration and chemical equipment in the production of potable water.

Compensation rate is $25.93 - $29.82 hourly rate, dependent on years of experience, Penn Yan also offers a competitive benefits package.

Keys to success include working effectively with a team, following safety protocol, being respectful to others, and having integrity and pride in your work.

Position minimum qualifications include graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; AND completion of an appropriate course of instruction approved by the State Department of Health; AND at least one year of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a water treatment plant.

Position special requirements include eligibility for a Grade II-A Water Treatment Plant Operator certification.

This is a competitive NYS Civil Service position that is full time, 40 hours per week and subject to Civil Service rules for eligibility. This position will be on a provisional/permanent basis.

Interested applicants should apply by Friday 5/21/2021 by submitting an application to the Yates County Personnel Office at 417 Liberty St, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or online at

The Village of Penn Yan is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.


Post date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:35am
Company Name: City of Auburn
Contact Name: Jeffrey Whiting
Contact Phone: 315-255-4141
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-255-4735

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2

The City of Auburn, NY is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2. This appointment will be made provisionally. The appointee will be required to apply for and take the Civil Service exam scheduled for August 7, 2021. The appointment will only become permanent upon successful completion of the exam as one of the top three (3) candidates.

This position involves responsibility on an assigned shift for the efficient operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant employing the activated sludge process. This position verifies chemical testing and evaluating parameters pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and the industrial waste pretreatment program.

Work is performed under supervision of a higher-level employee in accordance with established policy with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainees and Attendants.

Does related work as required.


(A) an “Approved Associate in Applied Science” (A.A.S) from a duly accredited university or school in one of the following curriculums approved by the NYSDEC:

1. Ecology and Environmental Technology from Paul Smith College 2. Water Quality Monitoring form Ulster County Community College 3. Environmental Technology for SUNY- Morrisville 4. Water/Wastewater Technology form Crowder College

(B) an Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree from a duly accredited university or school plus eighteen (18 months of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant (An associates of Arts (AA) degree with 30 credit hours of math or science is considered equivalent of A.A.S Degree) or

(C) a high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma and three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) and (C) above.

Possession of a current Grade 3-A or Grade 4-AWastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

SALARY:  Salary is determined by union contract, $48,734 - $71,689

The Civil Service job description for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2 title can be reviewed at

Please submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume by Friday, May 14, 2021 or until position is filled, to the Auburn Civil Service Commission, City of Auburn, 24 South Street, Auburn, New York 13021, or e-mail Jeffrey Whiting, Civil Service Clerk at

City of Auburn is an AA/EOE.

Post date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:58pm
Company Name: Town of Niskayuna
Contact Name: Matthew Yetto
Contact Phone: 518-386-4520
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-386-4592

Town of Niskayuna is seeking to fill the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator: NYS DEC Grade 2A Wastewater Treatment Plant operator's license and graduation from high school or equivalency diploma. Please see for salary and application.

Post date: Friday, April 2, 2021 - 8:22am
Company Name: Surpass Chemical Co, Inc.
Contact Name: Tim Clayton
Contact Phone: 518-888-5341
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

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
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

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: 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
Contact Email:
Contact Fax:

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