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January - June 2016
$24.00 per hour

 

These are full-time (40 hours a week) positions for college students with junior or senior standing and graduate students. These assignments provide an opportunity for college students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program to apply their academic preparation to practical work experience in a wastewater utility. Students interested in applying for the following positions should submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Judy Rivers at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, 5019 Imhoff Drive, Martinez, CA 94553 or e-mail to jrivers@centralsan.org.

Engineering and Technical Services Department - Capital Projects Division


Duties/Assignments:
These positions will be assigned to one or more project design/construction teams. As part of the design/construction team, duties will include determining and verifying field conditions, engineering calculations, data analysis, field surveying, researching and designing equipment and construction methods, writing project documents and memoranda, preparing design details for project drawings, and assisting construction management teams.

Collection System Program (1 position) - Projects currently under design and construction involve replacement and rehabilitation of 20 miles of 6 to 96 inch sewer line and various improvements at pumping stations. The video inspection of 1,500 miles of sewer pipe and cathodic protection system are also in progress. This position will be exposed to recent developments in trenchless technology such as microtunneling, cured-in-place lining, pipe bursting, and directional drilling.

Treatment Plant Program (1 position) -  Projects currently underway include primary treatment facility renovations, solids handling facilities planning, pipe rehabilitation, energy management, safety enhancements, seismic rehabilitation, and heavy metals removal. 

Survey Support Section  (1 position)
This position is assigned to the Survey Support Section and will work on sewer renovation, right-of-way, and plan review projects. They will perform surveying work in areas such as calculation of record maps, legal description and plat preparation, project planning, plan review and some fieldwork, including GPS and conventional surveys. Work may include review of improvement plans; CAD drafting; survey records filing; telephone, literature, and Internet research; report writing; and Capital Project tracking.

Preferred Qualifications: Seeking environmental, civil, chemical, sanitary, mechanical, or related engineering majors. Students should have knowledge of computer spreadsheet development, word processing, and basic chemistry. Internet skills are required. Should have ability to organize work assignments, learn to use packaged software, design and perform experiments, write clear, concise reports and memoranda, and may need to interpret construction drawings and system maps. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving history.

Engineering and Technical Services Department - Planning and Development Services Division

 

Duties/Assignments:

Treatment Plant/Collection System Planning (1 position) and Recycled Water (1 position)
These two positions are assigned to the Planning Group and will work on sewer system, treatment plant, and recycled water facilities planning projects. They will perform engineering work in areas such as treatment plant optimization  and collection systems studies which includes hydraulic modeling. Work may include facilities planning and preliminary design; pilot and bench scale studies; telephone, literature, and Internet research; report writing; and regulation tracking.

Development Services (1 position)
This position will assist District engineers, surveyors, and technical staff with reviewing civil designs for public sewer systems and residential sewer pumps. In addition, this position will provide engineering support in the design and construction management of various capital improvement projects from recycled water to tenant office improvements. Work duties include researching, preparing reports, performing calculations, and tracking resources for various engineering programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Seeking environmental, civil, mechanical, chemical, or related engineering majors. Students should have knowledge of computer spreadsheet development, word processing, and basic chemistry. Internet skills are required. Should have ability to organize work assignments; learn to use packaged software; design and perform experiments; write clear, concise reports and memoranda, and may need to interpret construction drawings and system maps.  Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving history.

Operations Department - Plant Maintenance Division (1 position)


Duties/Assignments:
This position is assigned to the Plant Operations Department of a 54 million gallons per day water pollution control facility, and will report directly to a licensed engineer. This position will be assigned engineering projects to improve plant operational efficiency and/or evaluate performance of processes or equipment and regulatory projects to ensure compliance with the treatment plant's operating permits. The performance of these projects will enable the student engineer to get "hands on" experience while utilizing his/her engineering training. Additional responsibilities will include coordination with other engineering disciplines and contractors, and working closely with the plant operators. Typical projects might include data analysis of process and energy data, assistance with emission source testing and sampling, evaluating chemicals and processes, monitoring process performance, control analysis of process equipment, and other short-term engineering projects.

Preferred Qualifications: Seeking chemical, civil, mechanical, or related engineering majors. Students should have knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, hydraulics, chemistry, and computer spreadsheet development. In addition, knowledge of instrumentation and controls helpful. Should have ability to organize work assignments; learn to use packaged software; and write clear, concise reports. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving history.

Engineering and Technical Services Department - Environmental Laboratory (1 position)


Duties/Assignments:
This position will be assigned to perform chemical, physical, biological, and microbiological analyses of wastewater and its byproducts. Duties include sample collection and operating laboratory instruments and computers. Duties may require research and project management and development.  This position may also perform literature searches, compile scientific data, perform data analysis and reduction, write reports, and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications: Seeking students with chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, chemical, or environmental engineering major. Must have laboratory experience. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving history.

Engineering and Technical Services Department - Regulatory Compliance (1 position)


Duties/Assignments:
This position will assist the treatment plant in maintaining compliance with all regulatory permit requirements. Duties will include process monitoring, coordinating with treatment plant and laboratory staff on treatment plant projects, compiling scientific data, performing data analysis, conducting environmental sampling, and writing technical reports. In addition, this position will a perform background research on processes, equipment, and other treatment plants. Duties may include the operation of a pilot plant to assess new process technologies which range from wastewater treatment to air pollution control devices. 

Preferred Qualifications: The District is seeking students with civil, chemical, mechanical, or environmental engineering majors. Students should have knowledge of computer spreadsheet development, word processing, and basic chemistry. Internet skills are required. Should have ability to organize work assignments, learn to use packaged software, write clear and concise reports and memoranda, and may need to interpret construction drawings and system maps. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving history.