Senior Chief Operator, Pumping and Storage
Shelton, CT, US, 06484
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.
A position is available in the Supply Operations department for a Senior Chief Operator. The work involves field and office leadership of Supply Operators and Technicians. Performs and guides in the diagnosis, repair, installation and maintenance of treatment, mechanical and pumping equipment. Schedules operation and maintenance of supply, pumping, and treatment facilities. Must hold or able to obtain a Water Treatment Plant Class 2 or Distribution Operator 3 certification within 12 months. Applicant must have a high school diploma, Connecticut driver’s license. Must have a minimum of five (5) years in the operation and maintenance of supply, pumping, and treatment facilities. The requirements of the position include:
• Maintain, operate, and adjust pump stations, treatment plant pumps, motors, chemical feed systems and other equipment and schedule maintenance related to these accoutrements in order to assure optimum plant performance.
• Conduct facility rounds including monitoring of chemical usage and supply, and assessment of equipment for proper operation.
• Train and transfer knowledge of pump station and water treatment operation and maintenance to operators.
• Allocate resources and direct efforts to effectively complete projects and assignments.
• Operate and troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment such as controllers, automatic monitors, recorders, and standby power systems.
• Assist in operating and capital budget preparation, review, and control at assigned facility.
• Plan, prioritize, assign, direct, and review the work of staff associated with assigned facility.
• Review and validate maintenance documentation, plant log and various quality reports.
• Operate a diverse assortment of mechanical and electrical tools, including test and calibration equipment, pneumatic tools, cutting, hand, and power tools.
• Insures all activities are in compliance with company and regulator mandated procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
• Must be able to participate on a standby roster.
• Possess ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Perform other various duties as assigned.
Job is classified as an Hourly Grade 9 with a rate range that has a training wage of $37.78 and a maximum wage of $45.48 per hour. Successful applicant will move through Steps 1 through 9 of the range at 6-month intervals with satisfactory performance to the maximum salary.
Aquarion requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Aquarion’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Aquarion does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, a subsidiary of Eversource, is the public water supply company for approximately 220,000 customer accounts or more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
We are the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and are among the seven largest in the U.S. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.