South Norwalk Electric and Water, a water and electric utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut, is currently accepting applications for the following position:


South Norwalk Electric & Water (SNEW) is seeking a Senior Operator (Senior Operator) based at our state-of-the art membrane water plant in Wilton, Connecticut. This position is responsible for the operations and maintenance of our 10 MGD water filtration plant and pump stations interfacing with storage tanks, dams, and distribution systems required to deliver high quality water to our customers. The Senior Operator makes recommendations for system improvements (capital and operating), cost control, procurement and contracting, and process optimization.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience with scheduling and maintenance and repair of hydraulic pumps; pneumatic and mechanical valve actuators; chemical feed systems; SCADA and communications; and related water supply, treatment, and distribution equipment. She or he will also have demonstrated understanding in piping repairs and modifications, equipment analysis and troubleshooting, variable frequency drive (VFD) operations, and calibration of operating control systems.

The Senior Operator should have a strong practical knowledge of water chemistry and biology, electrical   components and equipment, and computerized automation and control technology required to operate a fully automated modern membrane water treatment plant and distribution system with several pressure zones.

SNEW prefers the candidate to have a minimum of 10 years’ of related experience, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), and Class IV State of Connecticut water treatment operator certification. The candidate will be required to obtain the operator certification within the position’s probationary period.

This hourly position is required to work on-call, over-time, and emergencies as needed. SNEW offers a competitive salary and great benefits including participation in the CMERS pension program.

This is an important and highly-respected position within the Water Operations Group which is comprised of energetic, upbeat professionals working on a bucolic campus in Wilton, Connecticut. Water Operations’ collective culture is focused on environmental sustainability, conservation, and preservation.

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. An application packet is available at South Norwalk Electric & Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, or on our website at Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022. EOE.

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January 31, 2022