The Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District is currently accepting resumes for a Plant Operations Manager. As one of New England’s largest clean water treatment plants, the facility provides biological nutrient removal treatment for flows originating in the greater Worcester area and also provides biosolids management using incineration for numerous Massachusetts communities.
Candidates will be responsible for supervision of a department of twenty operators who sustain the 24/7 staffed operation of the wastewater treatment plant. The plant operations manager participates as part of a team of managers who prioritize and plan facility projects and needs ranging from hiring and training to routine maintenance and long-term capital upgrades and improvements. The work involves significant technical knowledge as well as considerable independent judgement in planning work and making decisions. Responsibilities include adherence to regulatory requirements including NPDES permitting, federal and state air permit compliance, and storm water reporting. Other responsibilities include annual purchase agreements for chemicals and energy, including coordination of solar energy sites. The plant operations manager coordinates the control and management of hauled wastes including sludge and septage.
Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with major work in chemistry, life sciences, environmental engineering, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in wastewater treatment, three years in a supervisory capacity is expected. Candidates shall have the ability to obtain a MA Grade 7C Wastewater Operator’s License.