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Treatment Systems Manager

Posted: Wed, Mar 8, 2017


Treatment Systems Manager


This position reports to the Director of Operations and Engineering and manages the various systems associated with the water/wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment, and discharge.  This includes, but is not limited to, the Underdrain Treatment System, the Leachate Pretreatment Facility (LPTF), OU-1 Pump and Treatment System, the Leachate Collection and Distribution Systems (LCDS), and the facility wastewater collection and conveyance systems.  This position ensures that the daily treatment and distribution activities of the various systems are performed in a safe, productive, and efficient manner, including scheduling, performance, and planning.  This position directly supervises up to six employees, including mechanical/electrical technician, laboratory technician, and field personnel.


Major Responsibilities and Activities


  • Plan, coordinate and schedule personnel, materials, and equipment necessary to maintain: the LPTF;  the LCDS consisting of two equalization tanks, five (5) pump stations and two (2) meter vaults;  the underdrain treatment system consisting of two (2) pump stations, chemical precipitation basin and recirculating gravel filter;  and the OU-1 Pump and Treatment System consisting of a pump production well and treatment system including air stripper, and other minor systems on site
  • Oversee all aspects of the operation, maintenance, and repair of treatment facilities.
  • Compile, analyze, and maintain required analyses, records, and logs to comply with state, local, and internal reporting requirements.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive maintenance reporting program to insure the highest level of maintenance at the most favorable cost within the budget.
  • Develop and manage the annual operating budget for the various treatment systems.
  • Prepare budgets and capital expenditures necessary for the operation, maintenance, and collection projects.
  • Plan, organize, and manage the daily operation, maintenance, and testing/sampling of these systems, as necessary, assuring compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures, standards, and policies.
  • Monitor facility and grounds, identify and correct problems and deficiencies.
  • Stay current with local, state, federal, and NBC's regulatory changes affecting operations.
  • Manage and assist RIRRC in the enforcement of company policies and regulations.
  • Monitor staff training, licensure, and professional development activities.
  • Plan, organize, and manage field positions, to achieve the best allocation of resources within a defined budget, to meet expectations.
  • Facilitate meetings, schedule assigned work coverage, make regular inspection of facilities, checking safety, equipment, processes and shift personnel.
  • Regularly communicate with employees to insure the expectations are satisfied and respond to concerns in a timely manner.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements


  • Thorough knowledge of all plant operating processes and equipment, purchasing procedures, safety procedures, governmental regulations, and company policies.

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment methods, process control techniques, and equipment operation and maintenance, budget analysis, and managing personnel.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Environmental Science with an environmental or landfill background preferred combined with 5-10 years of supervisory and management experience in the wastewater treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods used in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Must possess at a minimum a RI Grade II Wastewater Operators License.

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, and operation and maintenance manuals.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.), Adobe.


  • Other computer and keyboarding 30 wpm skills as required to fulfill job requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to professional represent the Corporation before a wide array of organizations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate, detailed operations and maintenance records and reports.


  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, including nights, weekends and holidays to respond to emergency situations.
  • Ability to safely work with various chemicals, perform other operations and maintenance procedures and work in confined spaces.



Working Conditions


Regularly exposed to noise, dust, various weather climates, wet/damp conditions, and loud machinery.  Occasional exposure to vermin and sanitary waste, working in low-light areas.



Physical Exertion



Some physical exertion may be required when working in the field.  Approximately half of the work time is spent walking, climbing, pushing/pulling, lifting, or working in potentially cramped positions.  Ability to stand for extended periods.  Ability to routinely bend, twist, squat, kneel, push, pull, and exhibit a full range of movement.  Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds up and down stairs, and over uneven, rough terrain.  Ability to climb stairs and ladders, and perform physical tasks at heights of up to 35 feet.



Great compensation package including medical, dental, pension, 457, PTO. If you are qualified and interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history to by Noon on March 31, 2017.


RIRRC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy and practice to uphold equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants in all aspects of employment. The Corporation will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.

This is applied to all of the corporation's people actions such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, disciplinary action, compensation, benefits, and treatment on the job.

RIRRC will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation when notified, to enable a qualified applicant or employee to perform the essential functions of the job which he or she is seeking and to enable a qualified employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job currently held(unless such an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the business or substantial imminent risk to the health and safety of any individual).