Plant Operator

Company Name Quonset Development Corporation
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted January 8, 2021
Job Type Full-time



The Plant Operator inspects, operates and routinely maintains the various components of the wastewater treatment and collection system throughout the Quonset Business Park, including the treatment plant, pumping stations, lift stations, collection system piping and appurtenances and other miscellaneous equipment, hardware and installations required to collect and process sewage.

  • The incumbent is required to operate or monitor operations and controls of the treatment plant and its equipment such as pumps, valves, gates, comminutors, bar racks and screens, clarifiers, aeration tanks, biological treatment, disinfecting equipment, engines, generators and the like.
  • The incumbent may occasionally perform lab analyses, records gage and meter readings, records the amount of chemical used and maintains a complete log of sewage treatment plant operations.
  • Incumbent can read and comprehend blueprints, operating manuals and instructions to the degree normally associated with the successful completion of general study at high school or trade school.
  • The incumbent must develop and maintain an intimate knowledge of the treatment process used and the function and operation of equipment utilized in that treatment process.
  • When directed, the incumbent performs or assists in the performance of major repair work, heavy labor, and routine housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required with frequent lifting in excess of thirty (30) pounds up to 100 pounds or more.
  • Working time will be divided between inside and outside areas and the incumbent will be subject to extreme temperatures, normal dust, dirt, oil, grease and wet sewage and exposed to cuts, bruises, and various chemicals. Protective clothing and safety devices are provided.


Candidate for this position should have a high school degree or equivalent; The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Rhode Island Driver’s license, as driving plant vehicles on and off-site is required.  Entry to this position may be gained at the trainee level in which case the incumbent will be instructed and trained for a maximum period of six months under the direction of the Superintendent, to operate and maintain all elements of the sewage treatment and collections systems. In accordance with State Regulations, the incumbent shall possess, or be capable of obtaining withing one year, a valid Grade I, or higher, Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator's Certificate from the RIDEM as well as a valid Grade I, or higher, Collection Systems Operator Certificate as issued by the NEWEA.


Please send letter of interest and resume by January 22, 2021 to:

Wastewater Plant Operator Selection Committee  Quonset Development Corporation  95 Cripe Street North Kingstown, RI  02852  Fax (401) 268-9885 or e-mail:


No phone calls please.

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