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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: Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:35pm
Company Name: American Water
Contact Name: Maria Santiago
Contact Phone: 717-580-4672
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Sewage Plant Operator (SCA) Military Services Group (MSG) works with the United States Military to treat and supply water and to collect and treat wastewater for military installations all over the country as part of the federal government’s Utility Privatization Program.

In September of 2019, American Water was awarded a 50-year contract to privatize the water and wastewater utilities of U.S. Army Garrison West Point, New York. Our responsibilities include system capital investment, regulatory and environmental compliance, planning, asset recapitalization, and long-term operations and maintenance.

Primary Role
Independently operates, maintains, repairs and inspects wastewater treatment plant and collection system (lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc.). Includes the collection of wastewater samples per state regulations, performing process control laboratory testing, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties.

Position will also be required to assist with the water collection system on a periodic basis and participate in water and sewer main and service repairs.

Key Accountabilities
Operates wastewater system (conventional treatment plant, spray irrigation system, lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc.) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control.

Performs maintenance of the wastewater systems.   Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.

Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.

Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules.

Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Assist in repairs of treatment plant equipment, and water and sewer main and service repairs with other project staff Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns.

Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.

Possesses a thorough knowledge of activated sludge treatment for domestic waste. Specifically, but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.

Knowledge of health and safety regulations.

Able to read gauges and meters.

Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.

Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.

Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.

Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.

Three years in operation of activated sludge plants Three years’ experience in working in sewage collection systems Must possess a high school diploma or GED Additional trade specific courses preferred.

NY State Class 3A Wastewater License highly preferred but a combination or experience and lower license could be considered.

Must possess a valid, active state drivers license with a clean driving record.

CDL preferred

Work Environment
Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.

Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.

Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted

Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (or potential to be Tuesday - Saturday) There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments.

  • If interested, please click here to submit an application. 


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Post date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:31am
Company Name: Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems
Contact Name: Samantha Voss
Contact Phone: 607-664-9106
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-776-9092

Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems – Bath, New York

NYS Civil Service Competitive Position

Compensation: A competitive compensation and benefits package offered and commensurate with experience.

Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) is the municipal utility department of the Village of Bath (1). BEGWS is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Village-owned electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. BEGWS has been serving its utility customers in the Village of Bath and nearby areas in the Town of Bath since 1938 when BEGWS was established. BEGWS strives to provide safe, reliable and affordable utility services to its customers.

The Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission is responsible for the overall management of BEGWS. The Director of Municipal Utilities is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of BEGWS. The Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities assists and supports the Director in the day-to-day management and oversight.



Highly responsible professional, technical, and administrative work assisting with directing the overall operation of BEGWS. The Assistant Director assists and supports the Director in supervising staff, managing professional and construction contracts, and overseeing employees, consultant(s) and/or contractor(s) providing services associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The Assistant Director assists in developing long range plans, developing policies and procedures, managing utility programs, preparing, implementing, and overseeing the BEGWS budget. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in monitoring the financial performance of BEGWS to ensure that rates and charges are adequate to recover the costs of each utility while maintaining competitive rates. The Assistant Director assists the Director in evaluating documents, reports, etc. on utility matters and reporting to the Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission, and the Village of Bath Mayor and Board of Trustees as required.

The work is performed under the general oversight of the Director, with broad leeway for the exercise of independent judgement in the application of laws, regulations, policies and procedures for specific tasks and assignments.

Supervision is exercised over the work of some and/or all BEGWS employees, as assigned.



 Assists in the planning, directing, coordinating, and administering of activities and personnel of BEGWS in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

 Assists with the planning and development of long/short range financing and capital improvement programs; assists with overseeing and leading the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for utility activities and programs.

 Assists with the preparation and implementation of the BEGWS budget and longrange capital plans. Ensure operations are maintained within the approved budgeted.

 Assists in the review and approval of contracts, progress payments, purchase orders, and accounts payable invoices.

 Assists with managing the development of goals and objectives, policies and procedures for utility activities and programs.

 Assists with managing the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies to maintain and enforce production, safety and work standards and to improve system reliability.

 Ensures employees have the necessary training and equipment to safely perform assigned duties.

 As needed, represents BEGWS at Village Board Meetings and committees concerning utility issues.

 As needed, makes presentations to elected/appointed officials, department heads, staff/public/private agencies/groups regarding utility issues, programs and projects.

 Assists in preparing rates studies, submitting to the NYS Public Service Commission (for the electric and gas utilities) and/or the Village Board (for the water and sewer utilities), and responding to interrogatory requests and answering questions accordingly.

 Assists with implementing rates and charges, including field adjustments, that are sufficient to fully fund the utility’s operation and maintenance expenses including supply, paying debt service, and funding the utility capital programs while maintaining satisfactory debt service coverage.

 Responsible for maintaining rates that are competitive and fairly distribute costs among BEGWS utility customers in the Village of Bath and nearby areas in the Town of Bath.

 Assists in reviewing developer’s agreements permits, and engineering plans.

 Assists with reviewing and approving drawings and specifications for all system replacements, additions, etc.

 Assists in reviewing and controlling BEGWS inventory, warehousing and purchasing.

(These Essential Job Functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)



 Ability to visualize, develop, plan, organize and direct improvements, extensions, operations and maintenance of the electric, gas, water and sewer utilities.

 Ability to develop long term plans and strategies to evaluate work accomplishments; prepare highly technical reports and train, develop, organize and supervise personnel/staff/employees.

 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work effectively with elected/appointment officials, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other utilities, other Village employees and the general public.

 Knowledge and experience in business and strategic management, finance, accounting, and engineering principles and practices governing the operations of utility systems.

 Knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations, and statutes which govern electric, gas, water and sewer utility systems and of governmental organization and budgeting.

 Knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned areas of responsibility.

 Ability to utilize common Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 Strong work ethic

 Flexible and adaptable

 Ability to think outside the box

 Orientation toward service

 Quality driven

 Goal oriented

 Resourceful

 Sense of ownership and responsibility

 Good professional judgement

 Problem-solving skills

 Loyal and dedicated

 Ability to interact effectively with others

 Understands the importance of teamwork


(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree AND five (5) years of experience in finance, accounting, engineering, utility systems operations, business and strategic management, labor relations, or related field.


Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:05pm
Company Name: Ferguson Waterworks
Contact Name: Tim Trout
Contact Phone: 215-353-3111
Contact Email:
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Ferguson Waterworks is currently seeking the right individual to fill an immediate need for an Outside Municipal Sales Representative for the Western NY market.


Develop and maintain relationships with an assigned customer base, including key accounts, insuring their satisfaction with our products and services.

Develop and maintain vendor relations.  Monitor sales trends and product performance results.  Continually enhance sales skills and product knowledge to promote a professional image in the field.  Work with other branch personnel to ensure great customer service from the order to the delivery and beyond


A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but prior experience in the Waterworks industry, will be considered.  A successful Outside Waterworks Sales Rep will possess the following:

Prior sales experience in the Waterworks industry is strongly preferred A strong sales presence Problem solving, leadership and listening skills Product and vendor knowledge (or the ability to quickly learn it) Benefits

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection and retirement savings.  Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal and holiday), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities and much more!


Post date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:08am
Company Name: Bonduelle Americas - Oakfield NY
Contact Name: Shawn Pollock
Contact Phone: 585-774-1018
Contact Email:
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Wastewater Operator

•           Operate Activated Sludge WWTS to meet all regulatory guidelines and responsibilities

•           Perform process testing of system operations, such as pH, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, etc. in order to monitor system condition

•           Perform preventative and repair maintenance on treatment plant equipment such as aerator, pump, motor, gearbox, valve, etc.

•           Collect required samples, submit samples to laboratory, log in results correctly and accurately and review results to ensure permit compliance

•           Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all phases of facility operations

•           Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all equipment and plant maintenance

•           Prepare operating reports based on facility’s operation and/or maintenance records for the employer or regulatory agency as required

•           Monitor and maintain appropriate water levels in wastewater and freshwater ponds

•           Operate various machinery (tractors / lifts) for equipment, building, grounds maintenance

•           Perform custodial duties of buildings and grounds

•           Inform Supervisor in a timely manner of plant problems, upsets, repairs, etc.

•           Work conscientiously, adhere to EH&S policies and processes, and be aware of and report safety hazards

•           Be prepared to discuss in a professional manner the plant operations with employer, visitors or regulatory personnel

•           Project a positive image to employer, visitors, regulatory agencies, etc.

•           Performs other related duties as assigned by management


Post date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 2:27pm
Company Name: Office of Children and Family Services
Contact Name: Steve Melendez
Contact Phone: (845) 691-6006
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (845) 691-6571

Senior Filter Plant Operator

Minimum Qualifications:

Certification from the New York State Department of Health in the grade required for operation of the water treatment plant to which assigned.

Appointees may be temporarily employed pending certification but must be removed if fail to achieve certification.

Duties Description:

Operate large and complex water filtration plants that feature rapid sand filter with coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, micro-filtration, Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection, chlorination or chemical control of effluent or operate water purification and wastewater treatment filtration systems. May supervise other staff.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments:

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.


Post date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:52pm
Company Name: Town of Schroon
Contact Name: Chris Stone
Contact Phone: 518-532-7737
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-532-9474

Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Employment Status:   Full-Time Position

Town of Schroon, located in Essex County, New York, is seeking a Full Time permanent position to join our team in the operation and maintenance of our Sewer and Water Treatment Plants.

The candidates should be willing to work full time, including some weekend rotations. Possession of a valid Grade 2A Sewer Operators Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and a valid 2B Water Treatment Operators Licenses issue by the New York State Department of Health.

If  appointed, you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Salary will be based upon level of experience and certification status.

Submit resume and cover letter by email to: or by mail to the Town of Schroon, Attention Town Supervisor, PO Box 578, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.

Post date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:04am
Company Name: Chobani
Contact Name: Jason Handberg
Contact Phone: 612-743-5448
Contact Email:
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The Wastewater Manager will provide oversight, management and direction to ensure continued compliant operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant within SPDES permitted limits. Strong knowledge of aerobic treatment plant operations is required. Experience with digital controls and HMI linked control and monitoring systems as well as predictive maintenance systems is desired.

The responsibilities of this position include:

- Educate, mentor and coach staff to operate the wastewater treatment plant per established parameters and applicable regulations

- Ensure plant performance to meet regulations and permitted limits

- Lead mechanical trouble shooting efforts and pro-actively plan system maintenance to prevent failures in our CMMS system

- Set schedules, monitor staff performance

- Coordinate waste treatment plant operations with site production operations to ensure uninterrupted service

- Assist with training all levels of employees to adhere to safety standards as required

- Manage cost and schedule to meet goals

- Cover overnight shifts as needed

- Some holidays required for shutdown repairs

- Monitor dry cake and sludge hauling

- Other duties as assigned

- Follow Chobani safety procedures

- Follow Good Manufacturing Practices

The requirements of this position include:

- Valid NYS Waste Water Certification Grade 3A

- NY Public Water System Operator Certification Grade C (preferred not required)

- 5 – 7 years’ experience in waste water, experience with Membrane Bio-reactor Aerobic treatment a plus

- Experience with SRBC Quarterly Reporting (Susquehanna River Basin Committee)

- Experience with DMR (Daily Monitoring Report) with understanding of permitted limits

- Experience with project and staff management using best in class methods

- Understanding of a MBR (Membrane Bio Reactor) system

- Continuous Improvement Lean Manufacturing experience is desired

- Experience with predictive maintenance desired

To apply for this role, please visit our career website:

About Us:

Since our founding over 10 years ago, we’ve always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.

Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America that is expanding beyond yogurt, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made.

Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what sets Chobani apart. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what sets our company apart.

From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do.

Certified as a Great Place to Work®, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

To apply for this role, please visit our career website:

Post date: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:23pm
Company Name: Cedarwood Environmental Services
Contact Name: John Moffett
Contact Phone: 607-441-3246
Contact Email:
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Cedarwood Environmental Services is looking to add wastewater treatment plant operators to our team, located in the Catskill Mountain region. Candidates should be willing to work full time, including some weekend rotations.  An experienced operator with a 3A certification is preferred although others will be considered if willing to obtain this certification.

Job Responsibilities

Candidates must possess the following:

•           Good verbal and writing skills

•           Understanding of basic math and computer skills

•           Must have good communications skills, be able to work well in a team environment, possess good mechanical aptitude, and be able to work safely.

•           Position requires some work in adverse weather conditions (e.g. responding to emergencies during storms, etc.)

•           Must be able to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports for the NYSDEC/NYCDEP


Candidates must possess the following:

•           High School Diploma or GED

•           NYSDEC Certification highly preferred, or willingness/ability to attain one

•           Ability/willingness to obtain higher certifications, obtain or maintain water treatment and/or distribution certifications Benefits

Cedarwood Environmental Services offers the following benefits:

•           Health insurance

•           Dental insurance

•           Paid Time Off

•           401k

•           Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs

•           Financial assistance with testing/courses, etc.

Interested candidates should reach out to John Moffett, Operations Director at 607-441-3246, or via email at