The Authority is seeking a highly motivated Specialist, Pretreatment Engineering.
The Specialist, Pretreatment Engineering is responsible for assisting in implementing the pre-treatment program to monitor and regulate the industrial discharges to the Wastewater facility.
• Manages the hauled waste program, including file management, writing permits, invoicing and tracking payment of permit fees, tracking sources/manifest forms, conducting sampling, preparing special authorizations and other correspondence, and other related duties.
• Conducts inspections and compliance sampling of industrial users, including temporary dischargers.
• Collects Blue Plains plant samples for NPDES permit compliance.
• Prepares permits, standard operating procedures, inspection reports, field investigation reports, and other reports as assigned.
• Tracks industrial user compliance monitoring and other data in a database application.
• Maintains and troubleshoots sampling and field monitoring equipment.
• Provides professional pretreatment and pollution prevention technical assistance to industrial users.
• Reviews engineering plans, slug control plans, and quality assurance plans, as assigned.
• Conducts industrial user surveys.
• Cross-trains and performs duties in laboratory and research program, as assigned
• Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related field from an accredited college or university and 1 year of experience related to industrial processes, characterizing process waste streams and defining sampling points; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess and maintain current, or acquire within 12 months from date of hire and maintain current, a valid Class III ABC certification or equivalent class from Maryland or Virginia or a Level 2 Pretreatment Certification or equivalent from an approved State program.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a DC Water Vehicle Endorsement.
• Ability to accurately log in data. Skill in tabulating and calculating associated with monitoring logs and data spreadsheets.
• Skill in troubleshooting sampling and field monitoring equipment.
• Professional knowledge of basic sciences, including hydraulics, physics, algebra, geometry, chemistry, and biology.
• Knowledge of industrial operations and industrial wastewater treatment processes.
• Ability to open manhole covers and do heavy lifting. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to comply with applicable safety rules and regulations.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Writing assignments are inclusive of producing draft reports, letters, memos, standard procedures, and staff guidance documents.
• Utilizes a personal computer and maintains a working knowledge of applicable software programs (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, etc.).
• Subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions that include exposure to extreme cold and/or hot temperatures.
• Subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation, or to exposure to oils or other cutting fluids.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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