Welcome to LPVRSA

Located in Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority provides bulk sewer treatment and transmission services to the Boroughs of Collegeville, and Trappe, and the Townships of Perkiomen, Skippack, Upper Providence and Lower Providence, through their respective municipal authorities

LPVRSA acquired the Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Perkiomen Creek Intercepter and related facilities from the Montgomery County Sewer Authority in November 2002.

Perkiomen Creek Middle Interceptor Project

To read a narrative on the Perkiomen Creek Middle Interceptor Project CLICK HERE.

Maintenance Technician Job Description

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to mmcgann@lpvrsa.org by February 14, 2020.

General Definition
A Maintenance Technician is an hourly position at the WWTP. Primary responsibilities include preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of a variety of WWTP equipment. This position reports directly to the Chief of Operations & Maintenance.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform all preventative maintenance on a variety of WWTP equipment, machinery and related facilities; identify equipment maintenance needs; record equipment readings accurately
  • Inspect and evaluate performance of WWTP equipment in order to recommend PM tasks.
  • Conduct routine mechanical and electrical maintenance on equipment including lubrication, inspection and replacement of parts
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair malfunctioning plant equipment; pumps, motors, aeration blowers, compressors, chemical feed pumps/controls, belt filter press, valves, gauges and gearboxes.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electric motors, variable frequency drives and associated equipment.
  • Troubleshoot variety of control equipment such as liquid level sensors, chlorine sensors, DO sensors, etc… throughout the facility.
  • Participate in the installation of treatment equipment; participate in modifying equipment for increased performance.
  • Mechanical ability to replace bearings, seals and packing for a variety of equipment.
  • Mechanical ability to operate pumps, valves, electric motors, gas motors, gas pumps.
  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Reads, maintains and repairs gauges and meters to ensure the proper operation of wastewater systems
  • Participate in tank and equipment cleaning
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures including but not limited to lockout/tag out and confined space entry regulations.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of O&M

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years of WWTP maintenance experience or equivalent industrial maintenance experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and management
  • Read and understand technical prints, technical O&M manuals, mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Basic computer skills plus ability to learn data management software programs used for facility maintenance
  • Able to perform manual labor consistent with the wastewater treatment industry and work in all weather conditions
  • PA DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Class AE, Subclass 1 preferred but not required

 

WWTP Operator Job Description

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to mmcgann@lpvrsa.org by February 14, 2020.

General Definition
A wastewater treatment plant operator is an hourly position at the WWTP. The individual will perform a variety of tasks required to ensure proper operation of the LPVRSA WWTP and the Perkiomen Creek Interceptor. Primary responsibilities include routine equipment checks, sludge wasting, process control adjustments, BFP operation and laboratory analyses. Operators report directly to the Chief of Operations and Maintenance.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Complete daily equipment checks and data collection.
  • Make process control decisions to ensure permit compliance through evaluation of laboratory results and knowledge of treatment practices.
  • Maintain and calibrate process control equipment such as Dissolved Oxygen meters & probes and chlorine residual meters & probes.
  • Conduct laboratory analyses in the LPVRSA certified laboratory.
  • Conduct daily primary sludge wasting.
  • Conduct daily secondary sludge wasting in order to maintain targeted sludge age and sludge volume.
  • Operate the Belt Filter Presses complying with Land Application standards for biosolids disposal.
  • Participate in tank and equipment cleaning such as the influent bar screen, grit removal system, primary clarifiers, aeration tanks, secondary clarifiers and chlorine contact tanks.
  • Assist maintenance staff with equipment repairs and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of O&M

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Possess or ability to upgrade to a PA DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License Class AE, Subclass 1
  • Maintain status as an operator in responsible charge at the WWTP by completing the required continuing education for PA wastewater treatment operator license renewal.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the treatment plant.
  • Work weekends and holidays as part of a rotation with plant operators.
  • Mechanical ability to operate pumps, valves and motors.
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures including but not limited to lockout/tag out, ladder safety and confined space entry regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and management
  • Able to perform manual labor consistent with the wastewater treatment industry and work in all weather conditions