Posting Date: 01/14/2019
Company: Town of Bargersville
Position Title: Water Distribution Crew Foreman
The foreman for the Water Distribution crew is responsible for the day-to-day field service duties of the department to ensure proper maintenance and operations of the Utilities water distribution system.
- Have knowledge about how to operate the machinery.
- Be knowledgeable about main and service installations
- Have knowledge about the general system.
- Possess leadership skills, decision making skills, as well as organizational skills
- Lead the crew on projects as designated and assure that activities are completed safely, accurately, and efficiently.
- Lead the crew in a safe manner while reflecting compliance to department policies and training each crew member as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess a Grade DSL Distribution license. Must possess and maintain a Class A CDL driver’s license.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com
Posting Date: 01/14/2018
Company: Town of Bargersville
Position Title: Water Distribution Laborer
As a laborer of the water department, this representative must have the knowledge, skills and abilities to operate various pieces of equipment for the job duties listed below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES and QUALIFICATIONS include the following:
- Possess a Class A CDL driver’s license for the State of Indiana.
- Install and repair water meters, identify and repair water mains, flush and repair hydrants, assist with backflow prevention, complete line locates, maintenance, repairs, cleaning and yard restoration.
- Be available to report for work for after hour emergencies and be included on the on-call rotation at a minimum of one (1) week a month.
- Perform manual labor using various tools and heavy machinery.
- Drive, transport and operate heavy machinery such as a backhoe, vactor truck and dump truck.
- Periodically performs various preventative maintenance functions, including cleaning equipment and shop area, checking fluids on equipment, ensuring proper fluid levels, greasing equipment and recording in logs as required. Maintains cleanliness of shop and grounds is required.
- Occasionally assists with flagging/ traffic control as needed.
- Assist other utility departments as required.
- Other duties and responsibilities the Utilities Administrator or Town Council designate from time to time.
No Supervisory Responsibilities at this time.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Interested applicant should send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Date: 1/14/2019
Company: Jones Petrie Rafinski
Position Title: Water-Wastewater Process Engineer
Our Fort Wayne, Indiana, office is seeking an individual to perform construction inspection and quality assurance on public works and development projects related to drinking water infrastructure and utility improvements, wastewater infrastructure and utility improvements, storm water infrastructure and systems, and transportation infrastructure projects (street, roads, highways and bridges). Ensures compliance with applicable standards, codes, and project design and specifications.
- Observing and inspecting the contractors work daily, keeping a daily record of instructions and directions given to the contractor regarding plan and specification interpretation and any required change orders
- Keeping a daily record of communications with Engineer, Owner, and members of the public
- Coordinating with independent testing labs for any materials testing required by project specifications
- Coordinating construction activities with residents, utility companies and other agencies while being abreast of public safety
- Verify quantities for payment on contractor’s monthly pay request
- Inspects materials before installation and observes installation methods for equipment and materials
- Inspects trench backfill, sub-grade and aggregate base course for grade, compaction, moisture, and preparation for paving.
- Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with site SWPPP
- Answers technical questions and provides information to public and other agencies.
- Participates in final inspections and acceptance of work
- Attends and participates in preconstruction meetings and attends/participates in all progress meetings
- Responds to questions from contractors on project specifications
- Assist owner and engineer in coordinating work with contractors and other agencies
- Assists with surveying and drafting work, project reviews and quantity takeoffs, and preparation of final record drawings
- Must be generally available and respond to emergency “call outs” on construction projects at any time of day.
- Minimum of high school diploma
- Construction Background Ideal
- Prefer 2 years experience
- Engineering Degree a Plus
- Must possess a valid Driver’s License
Salary/Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Application Instructions: E-mail cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Posting Date: 1/14/2019
Company: City of Elkhart
Position Title: Asset Manager
Incumbent serves as Asset Manager for the Elkhart Public Works and Utilities, responsible for developing and sustaining a strategic reliability program, develop and maintain Asset Management systems that support and optimize the data collection and analysis of the City’s infrastructure assets which impacts operating and financial performance.
- Maintain, expand and oversee an effective condition based asset management program.
- Work and collaborate with Engineering, Finance, Public Works, Street Department and other City Departments and governmental agencies to leverage asset management data for developing replacement programs, project planning, and financial forecasting for short, intermediate and long term forecasts.
- Prepare control strategies to reduce risk and improve asset utilization, determine predictive strategies, perform root cause failure analysis to reduce down time and increase efficiency.
- Establish and promote a culture of continuous improvement, building an effective asset risk mitigation program to improve asset reliability with reduced risk at optimized spending and capital investments.
- Responsible for preparation and maintenance of asset management plans, including lists and hierarchies, identifying asset inventory and condition, calculation of business risk evaluations, determining asset net present value and life cycle costs, developing alternatives for cost-effective operations and maintenance and long-term investment.
- Support condition assessment of existing assets and improve and enhance capital improvement planning and budgeting
- Responsible for working with operations and maintenance teams to compile asset inventory and condition data into a format to allow for engineering analysis of life-cycle costs and business risk evaluation.
- Responsible for working with operations and maintenance teams to develop asset registries for water and wastewater assets, including use of CMMS and O&M data.
- Responsible for monitoring and communicating Asset Performance through reporting including life cycle analysis, asset performance analysis for capital and O&M funding and other analysis required for engineering, operations and maintenance.
- Responsible for preparing reports, estimating costs, presentations, determining individual project needs.
- Perform statistical and other analyses on asset condition, performance, and risk data.
- Compares current system performance against other similar industry benchmarks to establish best practices and improve system processes.
- Assist in forecasting and developing the Capital and O&M budgets.
- Responsible for coordinating with outside consultants related to asset management.
- Manage procurement and professional or service contracts as may be necessary to advance the asset management program.
- Develop and assign data collection standards, techniques and requirements to field crews, training them in techniques, answering their questions, and monitoring their progress, accuracy and conformity.
- Prepare manuals, SOPs, and other guidance documents.
- Develop program training material and coordinating training activates for new and existing employees.
- Timely and accurate completion of assigned projects.
Education/Experience/Skills Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Engineering, Finance, GIS or Planning.
- Experience in the field of asset management.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Ability to meet all employer hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test.
- Working knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software applications, such as Microsoft Office, used by the department, with ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations, including ability to learn G.I.S. software.
- Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and ability to prepare correspondence and detailed written reports.
- Knowledge of standard filing systems and ability to create and maintain Department files.
- Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, copier, scanner, telephone, camera, and cell phone.
- Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric calculations.
- Ability to coordinate, place, make determinations, and take action based on data analysis.
- Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
- Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, Board of Works, vendors, Common Council members, other governmental agencies, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
- Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, occasionally under time pressure.
- Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out oral or written instructions, and present findings in oral or written form.
- Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
- Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, and demonstrated safe driving record.
Salary/Compensation: Up to $59,389/yr
Application Instructions: E-mail application and resume to: Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org or send hard copy to:
CIty of Elkhart
201 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
The application and additional information may be found at our website:
Posting Date: 01/08/2019
Company: City of South Bend
Position Title: Manager-Operations (Water Distribution)
The Manager – Operations, directs and oversees the overall operations and maintenance of the City’s drinking water distribution system. The Manager – Operations ensures that all EPA and IDEM regulatory requirements and standards are consistently met for operating the distribution system. The job requires considerable knowledge of distribution system operations, maintenance practices, planning, policies, procedures, and concepts. The Manager – Operations provides oversight to the water service line repair program. This position entails a high degree of professionalism, independent judgment, and the overall ability to work with all levels within the division. This individual maintains sound regulatory, governmental, media, community, customer, and employee relations and communications. The Manager – Operations must implement, oversee, and maintain the City’s personnel procedures/policies. As a member of the Utility Department leadership team, the Manager – Operations will be a leader in efficiency, accountability standards, and continuous improvement concepts. .
- Direct Reports – Director of Distribution, Superintendent V (meter service), Superintendent V (construction and maintenance), Distribution System Specialist.
- Responsible for budget accountabilities; supports the operation & maintenance activities of the Utility Department in the distribution system.
- Accountable to direct and support the 24 hour operation of the distribution system
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
- Actively supports the mission statements of the City and the Utility.
- Responds to emergency situations related to water infrastructure
- Assists with hiring, training, team building, and evaluation of water personnel.
- Recognizes good work performed by employees. Recommends employees for promotion.
- Looks for and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Follows the City’s progressive discipline practices as necessary. Assumes administrative duties (time cards, vacation schedules, overtime assignments, record keeping and reporting) as necessary.
- Maintains schedules and reviews jobs for completeness and correctness.
- Confirms appropriate manpower for each planned job to assure appropriate skills composition of each assigned crew or individual for effective work execution.
- Participates in weekly coordination meetings to ensure that each week’s scheduled activities are mutually agreed upon and have the right priority.
- Ensures that good housekeeping and safe work practices are followed.
- Actively leads safety and information sharing meetings
- Identifies and provides training for staff.
- Writes SOP’s and provides technical assistance and expertise to management on how best to operate and maintain the treatment equipment.
- Supports the maintenance and development of water distribution GIS data
- Provides timely progress reporting to management on all performance data with regular updates on relevant issues. Participates in the budgeting process.
- Actively uses maintenance management software for service requests, work ordering review, parts ordering, and inventory.
- Oversees the meter service personnel and practices
- Makes recommendations for continuous improvement of the processes and systems used in operations.
- Ensures that all contact with customers is adequately documented in the customer service software
- Interacts with customers regarding water related service issues
- NON-ESSENTIAL/MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred with work in public administration, environmental sciences, or sanitary engineering.
- 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in water, wastewater, environmental services, or utility operations and maintenance preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Strong computer and software skills (Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project).
- Knowledge of EPA and State of Indiana water regulations.
- Strong operations background with specific technical knowledge of water systems.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Team Player.
- Self-reliant and able to lead change.
- Ability to be self-motivated and work with very little direction and oversight.
- Leadership skills.
- Operational knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pumps principals, and related equipment.
- Ability to read and understand operational manuals and technical materials.
- Must be physically capable of performing the position duties and working in adverse weather conditions.
- Must perform all job functions with honesty and professionalism.
- Must interact with coworkers fairly and with impartiality.
- Must have excellent communication skills to be able to communicate with vendors and City of South Bend accounting department.
- Must be able to plan and direct the work of others.
- Must be able to document personnel records.
- Must be able to read, write, and interpret O & M manuals.
- Must be able to work around open and unprotected water.
- Must be able to climb elevated storage tower.
- Must have knowledge of operation, repair and maintenance of water system equipment
- Must interact with coworkers and public with tact and diplomacy.
- Must wear steel toed boots and winter wear as well as approved safety equipment as needed
- 24 hour on-call for emergencies
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Must have or receive as soon as practicable, a State of Indiana Distribution System – Large certification. Certification will need to be maintained for as long as employment with the City of South Bend is desired. Other certifications may be required as the demands of the department evolve.
Vehicle, computer, telephone, copier, small and large hand tools, electronic trouble shooting and calibration equipment, various safety equipment, valves, motors, pumps, and various other process control and maintenance equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work is performed in a standard office setting and in the field. Some exposure to noise, duct, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions. The employee will work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace, and pressure.
Application Instructions: Apply directly to: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2163746 or visit https://southbendin.gov/employment to view all City of South Bend opportunities.
Posting Date: 12/28/2018
Contact Name: Human Resources
Company: Source Technologies LLC
Position Title: Sales / Project Manager – Northern IN or Southern MI
Source Technologies LLC is searching for a Sales / Project Manager based in Northern IN or Southern MI. The Sales / Project Manager will Identify potential customers, evaluate their needs and present an economical solution. The Sales / Project Manager will be required to interface with customers on products and services, as well as documenting all needed installations, inspections, maintenance, repair work. Additional responsibility for the Sales/Project Manager is to effectively identify problems as they occur and take appropriate steps to solve them, including performing repair or referring more complex issues to others.
The schedule is generally normal Monday- Friday workweek; however, this position may require after-hours, on–call or weekend/holiday work as needed by business conditions. Some overnight travel is required.
- Identifying and establishing new business
- Organizing sales visits
- liaising with existing clients
- Preparing proposals and reports
- Providing pre-sales and post-sales support
- Manage all aspects of projects including budget, timeline, and results
- Oversee the acquisition of resources and materials as needed for projects
- Analyze economics cost benefit for projects
- Reviewing cost and sales performance
- Providing product education and advice
- Ensuring that sales targets are met
Key skills for Sales/ Project Manager
- Excellent Sales skills
- Strong technical and Organizational skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate technical / sales training is strongly desired.
- 1-2 years Water / Wastewater treatment experience desired
- Good understanding of simple mechanical and electrical systems
- Excellent customer interface skills
- Must have experience working with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
- Clean driving record, including the ability to drive a commercial motor vehicle
- Must be able to lift 50lbs
- Must be willing and able to work weekends, holidays, and after-hours as required.
Specific duties Sales / Project Manager
Salary/Compensation: To be discussed
Application Instructions: Email Resume and contact info to email@example.com