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Seasonal WEM

Easton, CT, US, 06612

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

 

BROAD FUNCTION:
This Watershed Maintenance Technician Intern provides key support to the Watershed and Environmental Management Department (WEM). This position is responsible for safely performing a wide variety of duties related to the maintenance of outside properties, woodlands, fields, dam slopes, well fields, roadsides, shorelines, etc. in order to maintain prudent stewardship of the watershed properties.  Assists in source protection and natural resource management activities, as directed.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:
•    conduct all activities and equipment operation in a safe manner
•    mow grass including dam slopes, pipelines, & roadsides with tractor mounted implements
•    removal of and cuts, chips, and/or burns brush and trees
•    operations pertaining to wildlife management
•    tree and shrub planting
•    litter/rubbish pickup and removal
•    snow removal at company facilities
•    forest access road construction and maintenance
•    assist with maintenance of equipment
•    conduct or manage field repairs of equipment when necessary
•    utilize communication tools (e.g. company email, company issued cell phone) to keep supervisor or others informed of progress and/or issues encountered in the field

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATING CAPABILITIES:
•    AEBI slope mowing tractor (flail mower and snow blower)
•    rubber tire tractors in excess of 45hp
•    tractor implements: 3 bottom plow, wheel barrow, fertilizer spreader, flail mowers (6’ and 8’), offset rotary mower (10’) brush mower(8’), hydraulic boom     mower (16’), PTO driven tank sprayer (100 gallon)
•    calibration of sprayers 
•    boats and outboard motors:  16’ Maritime, 30hp Envinrude E-Tech outboard, various sized aluminum boats with 6-9hp Nissan outboard motors
•    walk behind mowers:  Kut Kwik 36”, Scag 52”, BCS 30”
•    chainsaws, weedeaters, back pack sprayers
•    truck mounted snow plow and sander

 

KNOW HOW:
•    minimum high school diploma required, associate or trade school certificate is highly desirable
•    minimum 3 years of hands-on field work experience
•    minimum 2 years of heavy equipment operation 
•    below certifications are desirable.  Aquarion will assist a successful candidate in obtaining:
•    Forklift Operator Certificate
•    Connecticut Boating Safety Course Certificate
•    Commercial Driver’s License (Class A and Class B with air brake endorsements)
 

 

Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 

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Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, a subsidiary of Eversource, is the public water supply company for approximately 220,000 customer accounts or more than 700,000 people in 69 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

We are the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and are among the seven largest in the U.S. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.

 


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury