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Portsmouth, NH - Wastewater Operations Manager

as of 5/21/20
Job Description: Wastewater Operations Manager performs technical and supervisory work in the daily operations of the City’s wastewater treatment facilities. Position requires examining, analyzing and evaluating the wastewater treatment systems, wastewater characteristics, effluent water quality, determining actions and operational changes that need to be taken to manage resources in an integrated and sustainable manner. Judgment is needed to understand, interpret and comply with complex federal, state and local regulations as they pertain to the operation of treatment, facilities, pumps, yard piping and water quality analysis. Assignments typically involve evaluation and interpretation of factors, conditions or unusual circumstances; inspecting, testing or evaluating compliance with laws and regulations; permit compliance; gathering, analyzing and evaluating samples or data using specialized fact finding techniques; and/or determining the methods to accomplish the work.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in wastewater treatment, environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, bacteriology or related field, Master’s degree or Professional Engineering license preferred. Minimum of 7 years of work experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and managerial responsibilities. Candidate should have current NH Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Grade IV license or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire. Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.
Full Job Description/To Apply:
Seabrook NH: Wastewater Chief Operator

as of 5/21/20
Job Description: The Town of Seabrook is accepting applications for the position of Chief Operator for its municipally owned & operated WWTP. Salary of $72,881 to $84,612- Salaried FT Position with excellent benefits as provided under the Seabrook Supervisory Employees Association union contract.
Qualifications: This position requires a minimum Grade III Operator Certification from NHDES as well as 5+ years experience in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities or equivalent combination of education and experience.
To Apply: For complete posting please visit Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information please contact Seabrook WWTF Curtis Slayton @ 603-474-8012 or
Conway Village Fire District: Superintendent

as of 7/1/2020
Job Description: The Conway Village Fire District, located in the Mount Washington Valley, is seeking qualified applicants for a water and wastewater Superintendent. Salary range is $73,00-$80,000 with comprehensive benefits including health, dental, life, disability, New Hampshire Group 1 Retirement and generous sick time and vacation time. Enjoy the quality of life living in the White Mountains.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to CVFD 128 West Main St., Conway, NH 03818 or via email at Visit our website, to view job description. EOE/ADA
Keene: Water & Sewer Superintendent

as of 7-15-20
Job Description: The City of Keene is seeking an experienced and energetic Water and Sewer Superintendent to take on this senior leader role in the Public Works Department. This position helps to support the City's mission of providing clean water for use in drinking, fire protection, and in commercial and industrial activities in the City of Keene and the North Swanzey Water and Fire Precinct. Position is responsible for budgeting, planning and coordination of all operations and activities related to City sewer collection and water distribution systems and meter reading, as well as leading division staff. Salary: $66,314.04 - $82,638.92 annualized, with a strong benefits package, including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, paid leave time and more.
For Full Details: including qualifications and job description, and details about why you should join our team or to apply: Applications will be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates received.
Keene: Water & Sewer Service Aide

as of 7/23/2020
Job Description: Would you like to contribute to the City of Keene’s mission of providing clean water for drinking, fire protection, and commercial/industrial activities? Join our team as a Water/Sewer Service Aide I! The Water/Sewer Service Aide I is an entry-level role with the City of Keene's Public Works Department.
If you're looking for stable full-time employment along with competitive pay and benefits, and you enjoy working with power tools and motor equipment, this opening could be a great fit for you!
The Water and Sewer Service Aide I assists Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations staff in all aspects of water and wastewater treatment. This position maintains equipment, buildings and grounds, and operates an assortment of power tools and motor equipment. Your duties will include mowing/ trimming grass, painting, cleaning tanks, sweeping & vacuuming, pressure washing, trash removal, and recycling; maintenance and calibration of online equipment; conducting field sampling, and performing basic lab tests for pH, dissolved oxygen and other parameters as required.
Salary & Benefits: The City of Keene offers many benefits in an environment where you will be challenged, and where you can grow and learn while giving something back to your community! Pay is competitive, starting at $15.77-$18.00/hour depending on experience during the probationary period, with an increase to $18.36/hour once probation ends. Comprehensive benefits program is also available.
Qualifications: Candidates should have high school diploma, three to twelve months of related experience/training, and a valid NH drivers license. NH CDL with tank endorsement and Grade 1 NH Water Treatment License Operator in Training (OIT) desired within 12 months of hire; Grade 1 Wastewater Treatment License OIT desired within 24 months of hire.
To Apply: Full details and online application can be found at Applications accepted through Sunday, August 23, 2020. EOE.
Whitefield: Contract to Run WWTF

as of 7/29/20
The town of Whitefield NH is soliciting for proposals to operate and maintain our new Waste Water Treatment Facility. Please download the RFP from the Town’s web site:
This contract will begin in 2021
Winnipesaukee River Basin Program: Engineering Technician III

as of 8/25/20
Job Description: The State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Water Division, Winnipesaukee River Basin Bureau has a full time vacancy for an Engineering Technician III. The purpose for this employee is to assist in the administration of an industrial pretreatment program of surveillance, inspection, regulating and permitting of wastewater and septage discharges to the treatment facilities and perform skilled laboratory work involving chemical, physical, and biological testing to ensure efficient operation of the wastewater treatment plant laboratory.
Salary: 37,648.000-51,916.800
To Apply:
For More Information: Please Contact Nicholas Fontaine at 603-934-2809 or email for more information.
Pennichuck: Utilities Technician - Distribution & Meters

as of 9/2/20
Our Company Pennichuck Corporation is engaged primarily in the collection, storage, treatment, distribution and sale of potable water in southern and central New Hampshire. We have two business segments: regulated water utility operations and non-regulated water management services. Our Distribution facility is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Pennichuck offers a competitive wage and benefits program. We are proud to be an EEO Employer.
Job Description: In this hands-on field position, you would be responsible for performing a wide variety of duties including: 1. Construction and maintenance duties related to installation, repair, and maintenance of water mains, services, hydrants and other related appurtenances. 2. Meters duties related to installation, repair, and testing of water meters, outside reading devices, cellar fittings, and backflow preventers. The work schedule for this position in Monday – Friday from 7 am to 3 pm. Seasonal overtime is anticipated.
Qualifications: Licensure and educational requirements include: 1. NH Distribution Operator Certification Level 1 and Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certification, or the ability to obtain this within one year. 2. Valid State Driver’s License in good standing and the ability to obtain a CDL-B license within one year.
We are seeking a self-motivated and responsible individual who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, the proven ability to work effectively on their own or with a team, a demonstrated mechanical aptitude with the ability to effectively follow plans and specifications with minimal supervision, the desire to work both outside and inside with the capability of working in difficult conditions, the ability and willingness to work overtime and respond promptly to off-hour emergency requests as needed, the capability to use timekeeping and Mobile Client software.
To Apply: visit webpage to apply.
Pennichuck: Generalist - Water Billing, Accounts Receivable, & Customer Support

as of 9/2/20
Pennichuck Corporation is a private water utility engaged in the collection, storage, treatment, distribution and sale of potable water in southern and central New Hampshire. We operate both as a regulated water utility operation and a non-regulated water management service. Our Corporate headquarters is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Pennichuck offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits program and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Job Description: We now have an exciting opportunity for a Generalist in our busy Revenue & Customer Operations group. In this role, you will be responsible for: 1. Customer Service: You will provide customer support to ensure that customer inquiries and concerns are addressed promptly and effectively. Cash Operations: You will process accounts receivables to ensure that customer accounts correctly reflect payments. 2. Billing: You will review and reconcile customer accounts and prepare bills which accurately reflect amount owed consistent with PUC regulations, usage, and/or municipal contract.
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have an Associate degree or equivalent with at least three years of experience in a customer service and/or accounts receivable position. Individuals who have teller or waitstaff experience are encouraged to apply. Your experience must demonstrate the ability to tactfully respond to customer’s queries regarding payments or billings, strong communications skills with the ability to work well in a team, prioritization and multi-tasking capability,strong math,organizational and analytical skills,an eye for detail, dependability, proficiency in Word or Excel.
To Apply: go to webpage
Nashua: Wastewater Treatment Operator II

as of 9/23/20
Job description: Responsible for all duties and assignments related to the daily operations of a 16 MGD wastewater treatment facility, including sample collection, equipment operation, grit removal, chemical preparation, process review, maintenance of buildings, machinery and grounds, odor control system operation, SCADA review and operation, sludge dewatering and conditioning, tank cleaning, assistance to maintenance personnel, chemical feed adjustments, secondary by-pass operation, anaerobic digester operation, calibration of process equipment, process control, etc.; other related duties. Working schedule is Monday–Friday, 2:45pm–10:45pm. Starting salary is based on an hourly rate not to exceed $26.86 plus $0.30 shift differential - Job Grade 5.
Qualifications: Minimum one (1) year of relevant experience; must possess a Grade II NH Operator Certificate; High school diploma or certified equivalent, plus 1 year additional schooling in Wastewater Process.
To apply visit website:
Farmington: Water & Sewer Laborer

as of 9/23/20
Job Description: The Town of Farmington NH, water and Wastewater department is accepting applications for a full time laborer. The purpose of this position is to perform and complete unskilled and skilled municipal water, sewer, and other maintenance and construction work. Included are assignments such as snow and ice control operations, water, sewer, road, and drainage systems and facilities maintenance, repair, and construction; trench hand grading and pipe laying, street repairs and paving; grounds maintenance, vegetation trimming, cutting, and removal; back filling, loading, and transporting; and implementing job site and work safety procedures.
Qualifications: Have a working knowledge of how to care for, operate and use tools and equipment effectively and efficiently and have a minimum of two years' experience in construction or maintenance work.
For Details visit website:
Brentwood/Rockingham County: Water Treatment Facility Chief Operator

as of 9/24/20
Job Description: Rockingham County is seeking and experienced Water Treatment Facility Operator for its location in Brentwood, NH. Job responsibilities include: Operate, monitor and maintain the water treatment facility. Ensure that all State and Federal drinking water standards, and all applicable rules, regulations and guidelines are met. Maintain, test and repair Water Treatment Facility equipment. Protect the aquifer through the Wellhead Protection Plan. Maintain and repair distributions system; flushing and repair of water mains and services, maintenance and repair of valves, hydrants and meters.
For Details: visit for job requirements, salary info. and addition job functions.
To Apply: Mail or drop off applications: 111 North Rd, Brentwood, NH 03833
Portsmouth: Water Treatment System Operator

as of 9/24/20
Job Description: The city of Portsmouth has an open position for a Water Treatment System Operator I. This position assists in the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities according to approved performance and regulatory standards for which the operating unit is responsible. This includes functions such as treating water, clearing and maintaining treatment facility facilities, wells, pumping stations and equipment, tanks, performing preventative maintenance and repair work. Reports to Madbury Water Treatment Facility on Freshet Road in Madbury, NH.
Qualifications: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a GED. Other advanced training in water treatment facility operations, pumps, motors or other skilled trade is preferred. An applicant must have three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment, and the operation and maintenance of a water system and/or one year of formal training in water treatment, or equivalent work experience. Water Operator Certification must be obtained according to the NH Department of Environmental Services rules for “Minimum Education and Experience Requirements for Operators,” (Env-Dw 502.18) at the level of Grade I within 18 months of the date of original appointment and the level of Grade II within 36 months of the date of original appointment. An incumbent must possess a valid commercial drivers license, class B, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City. Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.
To Apply: visit website
Eastern Analytical, Inc.: Part-Time Courier

as of 9/24/20
Job Description: RETIREES WELCOME. Eastern Analytical, Inc is a Concord, NH-based environmental testing laboratory that employs part time workers to transport materials to and from customer locations. Drivers are assigned day trips to carry out this mission – weekdays only, no overnights and no weekends. Eastern Analytical provides everything needed – vehicle, fuel, navigation assistance and all insurance. Also, EAI offers drivers total flexibility in advance work day calendar scheduling.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a clean driving record with NH DMV, enjoy driving, have a basic understanding of practical navigation over New England roadways, be detail oriented, and able to present a positive company image to customers and clients. If you believe this is you, we would like to have a conversation!
For Details & To Apply: With covid-19 being a general concern, please call 603-228-0525 or email for more details and to request an employment application.
Milford: Water Utilities Operator

as of 10/8/20
Job Description: The Town of Milford, Water Utilities Department seeks a full-time (40 hr) Water Operator to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled functions in the operation and maintenance of Water Department equipment, including all aspects of water treatment and water distribution system tasks such as using hand tools, motor vehicles, pipe locating equipment, and may operate heavy equipment on occasion. NHDES water operation certification within one year of hire.
For More Information and To Apply: visit the Human Resources Department page at or contact Ryan Provins, Water Foreman, 603-249-0664 or
Milford: Water Utilities Truck Driver - Equipment Operator

As of 10/8/20
Job Description: The Town of Milford, Water Utilities Department seeks a full-time (40 hr) Truck Driver-Equipment Operator (a union position) primarily reporting to the Water Department Foreman, or as directed by the Wastewater Operations Foreman or Collection Systems Foreman to perform skilled operation of heavy equipment for construction, maintenance and repairs on water and sewer systems. Equipment includes, but not limited to: backhoe, front-end loader, dump truck, air compressor, jack hammer, motor vehicles, hand and power tools, confined space equipment. The successful hire will assist with various water distribution, wastewater treatment, and sewer collection system tasks.
For more information and To apply: Visit the Human Resources Department page at or contact Ryan Provins, Water Foreman, 603-249-0664 or
Gunstock Acres Village Water District, Gilford: RFP for Water System Operator

as of 10/14/20
Summary: The Gunstock Acres Village Water District, Gilford NH (PWS 0881020) is seeking bids from qualified water system operators for a 3 year contract to provide management, operations and maintenance services for the village water district.
For more Information: To access the RFP and appendixes use the links listed below, or contact
GAVWD, Attn: Howard Epstein-Commissioner, PO Box 7118, Gilford, NH 03249
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