Water Treatment Specialist/ Chemist (Sigonella, Italy)
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Planate Management Group (PMG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida USA with a technical support center in South East Asia and East Africa, that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies, all over the world.
The Water Treatment Specialist/ Chemist will be responsible for the complete operations and maintenance of the water production at three (3) complex reverse osmosis membrane filtration treatment plants and the distribution systems to ensure that the water is safe, aesthetically pleasing, and meets operational and mission needs and its requirements. This is to support the UEM Operations Supervisor and UEM Product Line Director who reports to the Public Works Director, the head of the Public Works Business Line (PWBL).
Services will be performed at NAVFAC EURAFSWA, NAS Sigonella, Italy.
Accommodation will be shouldered by the Company.
Coordinate all work with contractors, other Navy staff, and other PWD personnel
Develop performance standards, typically under the cognizance of the UEM Branch Head/Director of Operations.
Plan and develop water-related operations and maintenance projects including emergency, service and minor work
Advise UEM Branch Head of required large capital improvements, specific work, and Major Maintenance projects for long-range planning goals and take or recommend appropriate action
Provide weekly updates on the status of repair efforts for in-house and contractor actions
Review and evaluate work methods, assignments, and staffing and act to reduce costs and increase productivity; must be knowledgeable in the use of MAXIMO work management application to monitor, measure and control productivity and costs
Follow official policies and directives and comply with regulations for use of public funds and materials
Coordinate, plan, schedule and execute duties to ensure delivery of quality and economical services
Directly operate, maintain, repair, and manage the drinking water treatment plant (WTP) and distribution system (including cross-connection and backflow prevention equipment under the jurisdiction of the UEM business line) to ensure that water is safe, aesthetically pleasing, and meets operational and mission always needs and requirements (24hrs/day). Provide weekly updates on the water distribution status, including status on known leaks and repairs
Manage and oversee drinking WTPs and distribution systems under the jurisdiction of the UEM, FMS (BOSC Contract) or AM (Lease) business lines. Provide biweekly updates on Sanitary Survey findings
Maintain operator logs and site logbooks according to the Overseas Drinking Water Plant Operational Logs and Site Log Books Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Prepare daily situation reports for key plant parameters for NAS I and NAS II
Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Qualifications To be successful in the role:
Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or any related field of study
With Specialized knowledge and experience in the following: water chemistry; potable water operations, maintenance, and monitoring; water production wells; complex water treatment/filtration plants; water pump stations; elevated and ground-level water storage systems; distribution systems including mains, fire hydrants, customer service connections, backflow prevention, meters, blow-offs, and air/vacuum release valves; and overall technical expertise to solve a broad range of water quality problems
Knowledgeable in technical and procedural guidelines pertaining to water systems and current editions of the Italy Final Governing Standards (FGS), Navy Overseas Drinking Water (ODW) program, European/Italian Drinking Water Legislation, Navy Uniform Facilities Criteria guidance for potable water systems, and industry-wide standards including International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, American Water Works Association Standards and Manuals of Practice
Certified in Water Treatment and Distribution Operator in accordance with the Association of Boards of Certification – Water Treatment Certification Class III and Water Distribution Certification Class I or higher or a U.S. State Certification comparable to these levels of certification
Able to communicate orally and in writing to make technical and managerial presentations
Proficient in using Microsoft Office suites
Must be a US citizen.
Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere. We Take Care of Our Own; Personally, and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.
We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!
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