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HELP WANTED: City of New Bedford is seeking to fill a Sewage Disposal Systems Maintenance Foreman position

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PAY: $19.23hr – $27.18hr

Assists in the supervision of maintenance staff under the direction of the Superintendent of Wastewater. Assists in planning and scheduling maintenance and preventive maintenance work of the pumping stations and wastewater system to make maximum effective use of employees, equipment and material within an approved budget and quality standards.

Develops and implements a program to meet the preventative and emergency maintenance of the wastewater systems including unplugging blockages, flushing and rodding lines to prevent blockages and accumulation of grit, rags and other debris. Makes inspections to check that standard maintenance procedures are being followed.

Reviews the maintenance needs of the pumping stations and wastewater system, and develops procedures and programs for the maintenance and preventative maintenance of the system and related appurtenances. Investigates, diagnoses and recommends correction of abnormalities occurring within the pumping station, wastewater system, structures and related appurtenances.

Makes continuous inspections to check that standard maintenance procedures are being followed and detects the existing or potentially unsafe or unhealthy working procedures, equipment or conditions.

Participates in safety committee activities.

High school education or GED equivalent is highly regarded. Five years of progressively responsible experience in mechanical maintenance and the maintenance of wastewater systems and appurtenant structures and devices. Eligible for, or possession of, certification in wastewater collection maintenance at the appropriate level required of the New Bedford system.

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Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

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