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Job Opportunity!

The Kennebunk Sewer District is looking for some help this summer. We are searching for a seasonal summer laborer. Great hours! Flexible schedule! Fun work environment! Ability to learn a new trade! The demand for good wastewater operators have been on the rise. This is a great opportunity to learn about wastewater and potentially jump start a new career! If the job description below sounds interesting to you please contact the Assistant Manager, Chris Gallant.

 

SUMMARY:
Summer Laborer (Seasonal)

This position is a seasonal laborer position with the Kennebunk Sewer District. This employee will be responsible for various tasks at the District’s administrative office, wastewater treatment plant, remote pump stations, or roadside. Tasks will vary day to day depending on need and schedule. Independent and responsible judgment is required while conducting specified duties.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Direct supervision is received from the District’s Chief Operator. This position may also receive direction from the Operators, Assistant Manager, or District Manager.

 

DUTIES:
This position will have a large variety of work assignments. Tasks may include the following: basic treatment plant maintenance, data collection, GIS collection, yard maintenance (mowing, weed whacking), janitorial task (sweeping, empty trash/recycle), parts pick up / delivery, pump station inspections, building repair, painting, vehicle and equipment maintenance, or other related tasks.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years of age at hire date.
  • Must possess a valid Class C Driver’s license and be allowed to drive in the State of Maine.
  • Ability to work in environments that are hot, cold, wet, dark, or dirty.
  • Must be comfortable working around wastewater.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to follow directions from Kennebunk Sewer District staff.
  • Must show up on time as expected.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in the operations of equipment and a wastewater treatment plant.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The Kennebunk Sewer District operates a wastewater treatment plant that processes approximately 0.75 million gallons of
wastewater every day. The work environment will have a great deal of work that revolves around wastewater. All precautions are taken to protect our employees from these risks associated with this trade.

 

HOURS:
Staff at Kennebunk Sewer District works Monday – Thursday (6:30am – 3:30pm) and Friday (6:30am – 12:30pm). This position has the ability to have flexible hours as long as they fall within our normal operating hours. The right candidate can work a portion of these hours or all 40. The start date for this position is as soon as possible. The end date for this seasonal position is flexible.

 

SELECTION:
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to Chris Gallant, Assistant Manager. Letter can be sent via email: cgallant@ksdistrict.org, Mail: PO Box 648, Kennebunk, Maine 04043, Fax: 207-985-4743, or In Person: 44 Water St., Kennebunk.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Kennebunk Sewer District is strongly committed to diversity in its work force. We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

We have moved! New Administrative Office is Complete

After a lot of planning and hard work, we have officially occupied our new administrative office! What an improvement over our old space. The new administrative building is located at 44 Water Street, just up the street from our old office at the treatment facility.

The new space features administrative offices, a conference/multipurpose room, an engineering layout room, mailing and printing room, records room, training room, locker rooms and a maintenance garage.

Stop by for a tour of the new space. Our office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays.

Brown Street Pump Station Upgraded

Construction began earlier in the summer to upgrade the wastewater pump station on Brown Street. The pump station, which was originally installed in 1960 and upgraded in 1987, has exceeded its life expectancy and will be replaced with all new components that will provide a higher level of service to our customers. The new configuration features a pump system located inside a small building, which is safer and easier to service compared to the previous style, which housed the pumps in a subterranean pump vault 20 feet below ground. Underwood Engineers designed the pump station and BREX Corporation was awarded the construction contract. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 2017.

Force Main Replaced

A section of the ductile iron force main located along the Bridle Path ruptured in December of 2016. The defective section of pipe, which was approximately 3 feet long, was replaced with plastic pipe to prevent leakage. The staff at KSD elected to replace the entire section of ductile iron force main as a preventive measure to avoid future failures. The 150 foot section was replaced with a corrosion resistant high density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer pipe. The work was completed by Dearborn Brothers Construction and designed by Underwood Engineers.

New KSD GIS Application

Staff has been working with the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District and the Town of Kennebunk over the years in developing Kennebunk’s Global Information System (GIS).  We are at a point where we are ready to make this available for public use.  KSD worked with Corson GIS Solution to get our sewer system mapping on the web for customer access.  We now have an icon on the Home Page that will bring you to the new GIS site.

 

The GIS system is used as a tool for planning purposes and developing our asset management program.  It is also valuable for customers, contractors, and other government and utility companies for their planned projects.  Our sewer system mapping layers can be overlaid on the Town’s and Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District’s mapping for an accurate depiction and understanding of infrastructure serving Kennebunk,