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Water and Wastewater Summer Internship Opportunity

Posted: 02/04/2024

The employment application is available on the website and should be submitted by March 1, 2024.

The intern will be introduced to the career opportunities that exist in the water and wastewater field. Work with team members at various Authorities to learn day-to-day operations of the industry.

INTERN TASKS (ability to assist and learn the following tasks and duties of the normal operations)

  • Collection and testing of water/wastewater samples
  • Cleaning and maintenance of tanks, equipment, and facilities
  • Construction, installation and repairs of manholes, pipes, motors, meters, etc.
  • Perform meter readings
  • Checking pump stations
  • Fire hydrant flushing and repair work
  • Review of AutoCAD drawings
  • Use of GIS mapping system
  • Perform various administrative duties, including billing, customer service, finance, and human resources

QUALIFICATONS AND NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time, up to three hours at a time
  • Ability to learn basic mechanical functions including opening and closing valves, use of minor tools (hammers, saws, etc.)
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors with exposure to various conditions such as heat, rain, dust, noise, chemicals, unpleasant odors
  • Basic knowledge of using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Lifting objects < 20 pounds
  • Coursework in related field desirable
 

JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Ambition
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Job-Focused Learning
  • Building Relationships and Teamwork
  • Attention to detail