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Wastewater Operator - Kennebunkport

Start Date: July 08, 2024 | End Date: July 30, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Water & Wastewater

The Town of Kennebunkport, Maine, is seeking a full-time experienced professional to fill the position of Treatment Plant Operator for its Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department. We are looking for a team-oriented person, who will participate with co-workers in the operation of equipment required to ensure the proper operation of the wastewater system and has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, vendors, residents, and members of the public. The Town of Kennebunkport is a coastal Maine community in York County, with a commitment to quality of life and the environment. Kennebunkport offers lovely sandy beaches at Goose Rocks and a rocky coastline from the Kennebunk River to the fishing village of Cape Porpoise. We have a vibrant summer population that is in balance with our commercial businesses.

This position is hourly with overtime work for on-call weekend lab work, non-FLSA Exempt, and reports to the Lead Plant Operator. Kennebunkport is a coastal municipality of 20 square miles, and the Wastewater Division maintains 18 miles of gravity sewer lines, 14 major pump stations, and 90 grinder pumps. The Treatment Plant is authorized to discharge up to 0.70 mgd. This position will assist in the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the maintenance of the collection system. Applicants must possess a Maine Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License or the ability to obtain one. Applicants must also have the skills and experience to maintain the wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection/discharge system, strong computer skills, and experience with SCADA.

The Town of Kennebunkport offers a pay that starts at $28.75 per hour and goes up depending on experience. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and well-being with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13.5 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and a generous vacation leave annually.
  • Health Insurance Coverage– Kennebunkport pays 85% of the health insurance premium.
  • Retirement Plan – Kennebunkport contributes to the retirement under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) and/or ICMA 457 program on behalf of the employee.  
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive 10 workdays of fully paid parental complementing leave.  
  • Career Advancement – training and tuition reimbursement programs.                

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a town application, cover letter, and resume via email to Yanina Nickless at ynickless@kennebunkportme.gov.

The position will remain open until filled; the review of resumes will begin on July 19, 2024.

The Town of Kennebunkport is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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