Opportunities, Bids & Openings

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OSITION: WASTEWATER/COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR

 
LOCATION: Wastewater Treatment, DPW Sewer Division  
HOURS OF WORK: 7:00 A.M.   3:30 P.M. Monday   Friday 
SALARY RANGE: $24.26 (Step 1) - $29.51 (Step 6) – Grade 6a
BARGINING UNIT: AFSCME Local #1703

The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the collection system and assist at the treatment plant as required. Associated duties include repair of weir walls and other modifications to manhole structures that may be required to insure proper operation; cleaning and inspecting all sewer lines and documenting the findings of the inspections, condition coding of sewer pipe, responding to sewer calls, identifying and correcting ongoing problems with blockages; Provides maintenance on various types of wastewater pump stations. Assist in plant operations and maintenance procedures as required.

Supervision Received:
Works under the supervision of the Collection System Chief Operator or in his/her absence, the Chief Wastewater Operator.

Supervision Provided:
None  

Example of Duties:   
Clean and maintain sewer lines, manholes, and appurtenant structures using a variety of methods and equipment such as a jet machine and hand rodding, video camera equipment and  a vacuum truck;  Assists in the repair of the collection lines, manholes or stations;  Use chemicals for cleaning and odor control;  Dye test sewer services and lines to identify sewered connections; inspects and maintains inverted siphons to insure proper operation; Perform a variety of skilled and unskilled manual duties in the maintenance and care of the collection system; Maintain equipment and facilities under his/her care in a clean and orderly manner; Tracks down and documents collection system malfunctions and makes recommendations for proper corrective actions. Assist in effort to find illegal entry and dumping into the collection system; Performs other related unskilled duties such as cleaning debris, painting, shoveling snow, etc. Assist in plant operations and maintenance procedures as required. Other duties as assigned.

Entrance Requirements:
Must possess or have ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and tank vehicle endorsement (Endorsement X) within one year of hire. Knowledge of traffic control safety procedures with a strong background in safety. 
 
A New England Water Environmental Association Grade II Wastewater Collection System Operator License, or ability to obtain within one year of appointment; NASSCO certified in PACP, MACP assessment or ability to obtain within one year of appointment;  Five (5) years’ experience in the O&M of wastewater collection systems or in the wastewater industry. A Massachusetts Grade 3 municipal wastewater license is desirable. Educational training in a recognized technical program will be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one (1) year for one (1) year; not more than two years substitution will be allowed.

Special Qualifications: 
Thorough knowledge of Water Environmental Federation Manual of Practice No. 1 "Safety in Wastewater Industry" and Sacramento Manual "Collection System Operation".  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, subordinates, and the public.

Physical Requirements:
Frequent physical efforts required; ability to lift and carry weights of 50 to 75 pounds; Required to bend, kneel, reach, and squat frequently throughout a work shift; Frequent movement in and out of equipment and vehicles.

Ability to use and wear personal protective equipment and clothing such as hearing protection, eye protection, foot and hand protection, and respiratory protection.

Submit Job Bid/ Joseph Jordan, Water & Sewer Supt.
Application to: Town of Pepperell
1 Main Street, 
Pepperell, MA 01463

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.  It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.  



POSITION: WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR II  


LOCATION: Pepperell DPW - Water Division  
HOURS OF WORK: 7:00 A.M.   3:30 P.M. Monday   Friday 
SALARY RANGE: $23.56 (Step 1) - $28.66 (Step 6) – Grade 6
BARGINING UNIT: AFSCME Local #1703

The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Well sites, water distribution system, and water storage tanks. Assist in repairing water pipes, valves, shut offs, and appurtenant equipment, takes readings at stations, meters and gauges; services water mains and repairs pumps and machinery; monitors chemical use, maintain and repair water system, update and maintain computer records; occasionally operates heavy and light equipment, manual labor, etc. provide on-call services as needed; Provides assistance to contractors and consultants as required; Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Works under the supervision of the Water Foreman or the Chief Water Operator.

Supervision Provided:
None  

Entrance Requirements:
Massachusetts Drinking Water License Grade 1 Treatment and a Grade 2 Water Distribution License are required; MA Class B CDL and 2B Hydraulics Licenses are desirable. 3 years’ experience in a municipal water system, Educational training in a recognized technical program will be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one (1) year for one (1) year; not more than two years substitution will be allowed.

Physical Requirements:
Frequent physical efforts required; ability to lift and carry weights of 50 to 75 pounds; Required to bend, kneel, reach, and squat frequently throughout a work shift; Frequent movement in and out of equipment and vehicles.

Ability to use and wear personal protective equipment and clothing such as hearing protection, eye protection, foot and hand protection, and respiratory protection.

Submit Job Bid/ Joseph Jordan, Water & Sewer Supt.
Application to: Town of Pepperell
1 Main Street, 
Pepperell, MA 01463

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.  It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.  

Planning Board - Associate Member



The Town of Pepperell Planning Board is looking for a motivated resident to serve as the Associate Member. The Associate Member is called upon by the Chairman to act upon special permit applications in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Board at the public hearing or in the event of a vacancy on the Board. The Associate Member is appointed annually at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen by majority vote of the members present. 

For more information please contact Steve Parker, Planning Administrator at 978-433-0336 or planning@town.pepperell.ma.us.

The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the following committee vacancies:

BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE (SEVEN (7) VACANCIES)
Members will review and revise the bylaws of the Town to fully implement the provisions of the Town Charter.  Said Committee shall submit a report and recommendations to the Town Meeting for adoption by a warrant article at the Annual Town Meeting held in the year following the year in which the Charter is adopted.

Letter of application or Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen’s Office.
NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT



Council on Aging
Volunteer Opportunities: We are in need of people to work in the kitchen! Come have fun and join our Volunteer Team! Please call Diane Homoleski, Volunteer Coordinator, Pepperell Senior Center, at 978-433-0326, Extension 12.
Posted: May 14, 2014.


Fire Department Needs Volunteers
Pepperell's Volunteer Fire Department Needs Daytime Volunteers

Pepperell's volunteer Fire Department has, for a long time, been one of the best and fastest in the region. That excellent history of service, as well as the safety of our citizens, is being now threatened by a lack of personnel able to respond to emergency calls during weekday daytime hours. If you work in or close to Pepperell during the day, please consider joining your neighbors and fellow townspeople as a volunteer firefighter or firefighter/EMT. No experience is necessary. Training and good comradery are provided.
For more information about training or requirements, please contact the Fire Department.

Attention Emergency Medical Technicians
Pepperell Fire Department has openings for EMTs
On-Call EMT’s offer Advanced Life Support at basic and intermediate levels. 24 hours 7 days per week. If you have some time, we can fit your schedule.
Compensation for your time offered is made.
Continuing Education and training reimbursement is available.
Contact the Pepperell Fire Department at 978-433-2113 for more information.


PACH OUTREACH needs volunteers
PACH Outreach is a volunteer-led, community-based, non-profit organization providing short-term assistance to Pepperell residents during periods of financial emergencies. We need volunteers to help in the pantry and office. If you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month, please contact our volunteer coordinator at pepperell@pachoutreach.org.


Pepperell 4th of July Committee Needs New Members
Our Independence Day Celebration (which is always the first Saturday in July) is one of Pepperell's proudest days of the year! Our Gala boasts one of the area's best parades as well as family fun activities and a fireworks demonstration that is the envy of the region. In as much as it's a really fun day for the community, this day is the result of a year's worth of hard work and very careful planning by the group of volunteers on the Pepperell 4th of July Committee. This is no small task and we are always looking for volunteers to either join the committee or even volunteer on a one event basis. We have both committee members and friends of the Pepperell 4th, who are unable to make the full commitment, but help at the events in which they are available.

This year, more than ever, the 4th of July Committee needs new members to help with aspects of planning, fundraising, and volunteering on the day of the festivities. Please contact the President, Carol Gates at (508) 954-2786 or by email at pepperell4thofjulycommittee@yahoo.com.


The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the following vacancies:
  
 Name of Board/Committee  Available Positions Term Length
 Bylaw Review Committee 7  

Cable TV Advisory Committee

1

1-year term

Capital Program Committee - At-large Representative

2

1-year term

Cultural Council

Multiple 

3-year terms

Historical Commission

2

3 year term

Information Systems Technology Committee

1

1-year term

Nashoba Valley THS Committee

1

3-year term



Letter of application/Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen