Jobs

The job posting service is available to both AWWA members and non-members for water works-related job openings. Each posting is active for 90 days. Employers may add, modify, and suspend postings at any time. There is no word limit. Post your job online here.

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Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Process Development Engineer

Organizational Overview

HaloSource is a recognized worldwide leader in clean water and antimicrobial technology and a creator of cutting-edge solutions that benefit people and the planet.  Founded in 2002 in Seattle, Washington, HaloSource has grown to become an influential global innovator with offices and processing plants all over the world, including Bangalore India and China.  We are partnering with top companies and “thought leaders” across the globe to make water better.

HaloSource, Inc. (HALO.LN), trades on London's AIM stock exchange.

 

Position Summary

The Process Development Engineer position is critical in building and maintaining the company's product pipeline in three main areas in the drinking water business: process development, product characterization, and production support.  The PD Engineer will partner with R&D to transform bench scale processes into commercially viable processes.  This includes refining raw material requirements into quality specifications; translating the lab scale process into equipment specifications, developing process flow diagrams, P&ID's, and material and energy balances.   Additionally, the PD Engineer will supplement the data set provided by R&D to develop the manufacturing batch record and end-user specifications and guidelines. 

This position is located in our Bothell Washington office, reports to the CTO, is a member of the Research and Development Management Team, and will partner with our HaloSource Chemists and our Manufacturing Operations Team on process development and scale up.  This role works across organizational, customer, supplier, and geographic lines to help ensure safe, efficient, and effective product production processes. 

The ideal candidate will have; a degree in chemical engineering or equivalent work experience, experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, experience in a research environment  working with scientists, several years of experience in a volume scale operation, and an interest in bringing best practices to our organization.   This is a great opportunity for someone who is as excited as we are about bringing clean drinking water to the world. 

Responsibilities  

  • Operations point of contact with R&D for new and modified products.
    • Partner with R&D Chemists to understand lab process - generate process flow diagrams and material balances.
    • Develop operating parameter matrix of what has and has not been studied and to what extent.
    • Partner with R&D to supplement existing data with lab and/or pilot scale studies.
    • Take existing information on RM's and translate them into a commercial specification. 
  • Transfer new and modified chemical processes to either pilot or commercial scale.
    • Assist in assembling a technical transfer package.
    • Work collaboratively with R&D, Operations, Quality and Safety to document and design appropriate Process Qualifications and the corresponding batch records.
    • Provide on-site support during process start-up and qualification.  International Travel will be required. 
  • Support on-going Production.
    • Work with our partners (both internal and contractual) to ensure best practices are shared and implemented globally as needed.
    • Work with internal and contract manufactures to implement process monitoring to allow/set more appropriate performance standards.
    • Perform Process Hazards Analyses (PHAs) on existing and new process designs.
    • Generate equipment design specifications and assist in procurement of key equipment.
    • Provide technical assistance in identification and qualification of vendors/suppliers of equipment and materials/chemicals.

 Background and Qualifications 

  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering   
  • Minimum experience 7 years in a Process Engineer role
  • Experience utilizing techniques for process optimization and problem solving.
  • Experience with “point of use” devices is desired.
  • Working knowledge of synthetic chemistry and water chemistry as it relates to drinking water treatment is a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Excel and MS Project.  Experience with engineering software, utilization of SolidWorks is a plus.
  • Ability to periodically travel domestically and internationally. Valid passport with ability to obtain U.S. and international travel visas.

 

HaloSource offers a total rewards package that includes a competitive salary, stock options, health & welfare benefits, and career opportunities and growth. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@halosource.com.  HaloSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Meter Reader

Rockwood Water People's Utility District is recruiting for a Meter Reader. The District has 13,200 meters which are generally read using a hand held device. Almost all meters are read by one person; a few in vaults are read by two people. The District is seeking an individual whose primary job would be to read meters, but also would occasionally maintain and repair meters and meter boxes. To the extent training is needed to perform these functions, the District will provide it. The District expects a Meter Reader to read accurately 400-500 meters per day. Besides the ability to perform duties described above, the Meter Reader must have appropriate math skills, computer skills, communication skills, physical capacity to perform the functions, ability to drive a small, three-wheel vehicle on city streets and in neighborhoods, and a valid driver's license. The job description can be viewed at the www.rwpud.org, as well as instructions for applying for the job. The salary range $38,944 - $48,680.

CREW LEADER/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Lakewood Water District is seeking a qualified Crew Leader/Equipment Operator to lead its construction, maintenance, & operations Service Crew and operate heavy equipment for underground utility construction, operation, and maintenance.

Minimum six years’ excavation experience in a lead role with supervision; CDL-A; Competent Person, shoring, & ditch safety. $4625 to $6135 monthly, plus strong benefit package. Application and Job Description available online at www.lakewood-water-dist.org. Submit application to P.O. Box 99729 Lakewood, WA 98496-0729 by end of business September 5, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer. Non-smoking employer; LWD hires only non-smokers. This individual will participate in the District’s weekly on-call rotation and must live within 30 minutes from the District’s service boundaries for the purpose of being on call. All employment will be subject to satisfactory previous employer reference checks, a Motor Vehicle Report, and Washington State Patrol Finger-printing and Background check.

WATER QUALITY/CROSS CONNECTION SPECIALIST

Lakewood Water District is seeking a qualified Water Quality/Cross Connection Specialist. Employee is responsible for the on-site maintenance and operation of the District’s water distribution, sampling, and treatment systems; physical plants, tanks, and reservoirs. This position performs routine bacterial samples and all other samples regarding water quality issues, possesses knowledge of regulations and standards applicable to water quality monitoring, cross connection control, and public notification requirements; maintains and adjusts chlorine residual analyzers; and possesses knowledge of principles, practices, and methods used in water treatment or pumping plant operation.

This individual directs the cross connection program utilizing the principles, policies, and practices of Lakewood Water District and the Washington Administrative Code 246-290-490. This journey-level position may require little to no supervision. This individual, as with all field staff, will be required to participate in the District’s weekly on-call rotation and must live within 30 minutes of the District’s service boundaries for the purpose of being on call. Salary range is $4670 to $5900 monthly, plus strong benefit package. Application and Job Description available online at www.lakewood-water-dist.org. Submit application to P.O. Box 99729 Lakewood, WA 98496-0729 by end of business September 5, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer. Non-smoking employer; LWD hires only non-smokers. All employment will be subject to satisfactory previous employer reference checks, a Motor Vehicle Report, and Washington State Patrol Finger-printing and Background check.

Client Relations Manager

RH2 Engineering, Inc., (www.rh2.com) is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned consulting firm headquartered in Bothell, Washington with offices throughout Washington and Oregon. We provide high-quality engineering and scientific services primarily to municipal clients. Services include project conceptualization, planning, design, permitting, construction management and administration and we are primarily focused on the water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation fields.

RH2 Engineering is seeking a candidate to join our marketing group in a part-time client relations position to expand our stormwater discipline in western Washington. The ideal candidate will have 20+ years of stormwater discipline experience, including extensive knowledge of stormwater regulations, design principals, current issues and western Washington stormwater utility managers and decision makers. Strong communications skills are essential. An engineering degree is preferred. Primary Responsibilities: • Work with the marketing team to develop targeted areas of business • Attend industry conferences to network with current and potential clients • Market RH2’s capabilities in the stormwater industry • Expand our client base • Build strong relationships with clients Candidate Attributes: • An extrovert who is comfortable initiating conversation in a variety of situations • Able to speak in front of groups as well as one on one • Enjoys entertaining clients and potential clients Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@rh2.com.

Water Technician

Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor, WA is seeking a hardworking individual that fits the Water Technician job criteria below and meets the recruiting requirements.

GENERAL FUNCTION This position is responsible for maintenance, repair and installation work to assure effective operation of the water systems owned and/or managed by Peninsula Light Company. This individual will report to the Water Manager, who evaluates work through on-site observations, reports, work orders and overall evaluation of results obtained.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This is a non-supervisory position. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides support duties to Water Tech WDM II positions. 2. Troubleshoots malfunctioning water systems and effects repair of same. 3. Assists Journeyman level employees (Water and Electric). May work under the supervision of a lead lineman, foreman, etc; as member of a team or alone. 4. Responds and communicates verbally and in writing with a variety of company employees, customer contacts and developers. 5. Collects and transports required water samples and prepares same for processing. 6. Installs and directs the installation of new water lines and/or services including tapping mains, installation of valves, hydrants, meters and other related facilities. 7. Complies with Peninsula Light Company and Department of Health policies, regulations and safety/health standards and all other applicable administrative and operating procedures. 8. Accomplishes brushing, clearing, cutting/trimming grass and general cleaning around underground facilities. 9. Installs conduit/duct while working under the supervision of a Foreman or Journeyman level lineman. Installs water piping systems as directed by Water Manager. Obtains locates prior to excavations. 10. Assists installation of underground facilities by digging around utility vaults, poles, pads, etc. 12. Maintains valid First Aid/CPR card. 13. Maintains valid flagging certification. Performs duties of traffic control. 14. Responds to emergency situations and performs duties as directed.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES NONE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of and skill in operating equipment used in maintenance and construction of water systems. • Ability to coordinate critical operations during emergencies involving water system failures. • Ability to read and understand policy and procedure manuals and construction specification handbooks. • Thorough understanding of safety regulations and emergency procedures. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, customers and the general public. • Ability to lead Utility/Electrical Worker(s) in proper work methods and procedures. • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work includes indoor and outdoor environment subject to driving from site to site to conduct work; may be subject to adverse weather conditions, noise and extended working hours. Travel may be necessary. Employees in this position may be exposed fumes and potential electric shock. May be expected to work extended out-of-routine hours for emergencies or for certain projects. Position requires lifting and working in confined areas. May be required to climb and ascend rough terrain and job sites under development in all types of weather. Must be capable of lifting 75 pounds.

RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS - Equivalent of high school diploma or G.E.D. - Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in installation, repair, and maintenance of water distribution and/or treatment systems. - Demonstrated lead capabilities. - Valid Washington State driver’s license with commercial driver’s endorsement. - Washington State certification as a Water Distribution Manager 1. - Valid first aid, CPR and flagging certifications. TO APPLY VISIT: www.penlight.org/jobs/

District Manager

The Consolidated Irrigation District No. 19 (CID) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of District Manager. The District Manager will be selected and available to begin employment within the first two weeks of November, 2014. Manager will report to a five member Board of Directors and will be responsible for independently implementing the policies and objectives established by the Board.

The Manager will have overall management responsibility for all aspects of CID operations. Some of these responsibilities will include: the management of field and office staff; management of CID infrastructure; long term planning; project management for repair, maintenance and new construction projects; management of engineering service and construction contracts; customer relations; implementation of regulatory or oversight agency requirements; management of the district finances; budget development; implement safety requirements; assure compliance with public works requirements and applicable regulations; oversight of procurement activities; and assure that routine facility and equipment maintenance activities are conducted.

The CID is seeking qualified candidates with the following experience and capabilities: • Must have considerable knowledge and experience related to management principles at the local government level and have demonstrated experience with public budgeting, finance and personnel management requirements. • Demonstrate project management experience with the ability to effectively manage project scope, schedules and budgets associated with complex engineering and construction projects. • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of maintaining cooperative and productive working relationships with CID Board of Directors, staff, patrons, municipalities, utilities, oversight agencies, and other business and industry contacts. • Must be capable of analyzing complex problems, conducting necessary research, and use sound judgment in making decisions about difficult program, budget and administrative issues. • Experienced with policy formation, program planning and implementation, and strategic planning development. • Should be experienced with domestic water delivery systems and operations requirements and be familiar with applicable regulations. Other related public works experience may be applicable to this position. • A minimum of five years related experience in a management role is required. • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with supplemental engineering or public works training is strongly desired. • Washington State Department of Health – WDM #3 certification

Benefits: Starting salary is based upon relevant experience. Benefits include holiday pay, vacation, medical and dental insurance, sick leave and Washington State Retirement. The District is located in the east end of the Spokane Valley. Thirty-four (34) deep wells deliver domestic, commercial, industrial and irrigation water service to approximately 7,800 accounts and 7,600 acres. Qualified candidates are encouraged to express their interest in applying for this position by submitting a resume and cover letter, including references, to the Consolidated Irrigation District No. 19, attention Board of Directors, 120 N Greenacres Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, by September 1, 2014.