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Employment Opportunities

ENGINEER

(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)
Title:                             Engineer
Department:                  MHOG Utility Department
Supervisor:                    Utility Director
Date:                            January 2019

The Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa (MHOG) Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for an Engineer Position.  Excellent full coverage benefits, short and long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending account and wellness program!

Salary: Starting 58,000 - 63,000  (DOQ)

 

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The MHOG Utility Department is responsible for overall management, planning, and operation of the municipal water and sewer systems for Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships.  The department oversees two (2) wastewater treatment plants, a sanitary collection system with over 500,000 linear feet of pipe and 56 pump stations, two (2) water treatment plants, and a water distribution system with over 750,000 linear feet of pipe, eight (8) water towers, and five (5) booster stations.  The Utility Department has 25 employees located amongst the Township Hall, Marion-Howell-Oceola-Genoa Water facility, and the Genoa-Oceola Wastewater treatment plant.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the general guidance and direction of the Utility Director, the Engineer will perform both complex and routine technical engineering related work for private development designs, design and construction of water and sewer pipelines, water and sewage treatment plants and pumping systems, analysis and interpretation of sewer and water performance data, and asset management activities.   The Engineer will also assist the Utility Director in budgeting and planning of utility department activities and capital improvement plans.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the design and development of department engineering design projects
  • Oversee specialized engineering tasks such as hydraulic water modeling, development of system curves, and pump specification
  • Manage the Maintenance and Upgrade of the Utility Department Geographic Information System (GIS) by overseeing the third party consultant, perform QA/QC of data, and maintain updates to the system due to discovered field conditions and new development
  • Maintain and update the Utility Department’s Sewer and Water Design Standards
  • Maintain and update the Utility Department’s construction plan record files.
  • Implement the Utility Department’s Connection Manual by assisting residents and coordinate staff activities for new connection requests.  Provide suggested updates to the Connection Manual to the Utility Director
  • Responsible for inspecting new development construction project sites in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance with department  standards
  • Analyze maps, drawings, aerial photography, and other GIS based data to plan projects and assure accuracy in recording
  • As required, inspect construction sites to determine conformance of site installation to design specifications
  • Assist in the review of private development plans for compliance with standards and the adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved regulations
  • Assist in project management for the construction of municipal sewer and water projects
  • Respond to public or other inquiries relative to departmental policies and procedures on specific projects and other information.
  • Oversee sampling and reporting related to existing sodium and chloride ground water plumes associated with former waste water effluent ground water discharge sites

 

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

  • Attend Monthly Sewer and Water Authority Board meetings and Township Board Meetings, as necessary

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in civil,  or environmental, l engineering, or other related engineering major with academic coursework directly related to the job responsibilities described above
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed engineering plans
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members, regulators, and clients
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong computer skills, excel and exposure to GIS and CAD software
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet department and project needs
  • Willingness to be in the field for oversight and direction to contractors and field staff and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified or Professional Engineering License (PE) with 1 to 6 years of civil engineering, construction or environmental experience
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, various pieces of office equipment and survey equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be 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.

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

 

To Apply:

Please fill out the application here:  https://hiring.accolo.com/jobs/Brighton/Michigan/Engineer/465358328/job.htm

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Utility Line Locator – Damage Prevention Technician

(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

 

Do you like working outdoors in any weather? 

Does a busy fast-paced work day appeal to you?

Are you detail-oriented and organized?

Do you enjoy working independently as well as being part of a team?

Want to learn plan sheet interpretation and use of Geographic Information System Software?

Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for a Utility Line Locator.  We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package.  The Utility Line Locator will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Water Division and will also learn skills for water distribution and collection. 

Starting Salary:  $16.00/hr

 

About Us:

The Genoa Township Utility Department is responsible for overall management, planning, and operation of the municipal water and sewer systems for Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships.  The department oversees two (2) wastewater treatment plants, a sanitary collection system with over 500,000 linear feet of pipe and 56 pump stations, two (2) water treatment plants, and a water distribution system with over 750,000 linear feet of pipe, eight (8) water towers, and five (5) booster stations.  Today, the Utility Department has 25 employees located amongst the Township Hall, Marion-Howell-Oceola-Genoa Water facility, and the Genoa-Oceola Wastewater treatment plant. 

 

Primary Function: 

Under direction of the Deputy Director, the Utility Line Locator performs field location and marking of underground sewer and water utilities as part of the MISS DIG system, as well as documentation and positive response duties.  The following duties are illustrative and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  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.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Receives, logs, sorts, and prioritizes MISS DIG staking requests received via e-mail for all existing sewer and water utilities.
2.      Utilize computerized Geographic Information System (GIS) base maps to locate utilities and obtain as-built drawings.
3.      Scale measurements from plan sheets and interpret plans to physically locate utilities in the field.
4.      Mark utilities in the field using a combination of measurments, physical markers, and electronic locating equipment.
5.      Photodocument staking requests and maintain a well documented electronic file for all completed staking activities.
6.      Document all staking requests, denoting areas marked or clear through the MISS DIG positive response system.
7.      Maintain an inventory of staking equipment and supplies, and keeping all staking equipment and tools in proper working order.
8.      Work with the Engineer to document any observed field changes from plan sheets and generate lead sheets as necessary.
9.      Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with contractors and underground construction companies.
10.  Work with Collection and Distribution system personnel to notify them of observed required corrective actions in the field including leaks, manhole structures, valve boxes, and curb stops.
11.  Perform distrubtion duties and assist with water distribution tasks when not involved with MISS DIG assignments.
12.  Respond to after hour emergency calls.
13.  Must work weekends during on-call rotation.
14.  Perform all related work as required.

 

Minimum Level of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

1.      MUST have a valid Michigan driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
2.      MUST have an acceptable driving record with no DUIs within the past six years.
3.      Familiarity with computers and software such as, but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, etc. is required. 
4.      Completion of high school or its equivalent.  Post high school attendance at workshops or courses for water and wastewater highly desired.
5.      Ability to read and interpret plan sheets and construction drawings is desired.
6.      Mechanical aptitude with some knowledge of mechanical, electrical equipment is desired.
7.      Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs is required. 
8.      Ideal candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug and physical exam.
9.      Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and pay explicit attention to detail. Clear and concise written and verbal communication is extremely important.
10.  Situational awareness of surroundings is a must while working in or around operating machinery.
11.  No pending felony or misdemeanor cases.

 

Working Conditions:

Environmental aspects (weather, dust, noise, odor, etc.) play an important role in this job.  Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions and will perform duties at several treatment plant, collection system or distribution system locations.

Primary functions require sufficient physical mobility to work in the field environment to walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement.  Must climb unusual heights on ladders, lift, carry, push, and/or pull heavy amounts of weight.

Statements on all job descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification.  Job descriptions are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills. The employer reserves the right to change the job at any time. Genoa Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

To Apply:

Please fill out the application here: https://hiring.accolo.com/jobs/Brighton/Michigan/Utility_Line_Locator/465346005/job.htm