Bordentown Sewerage Authority



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The Bordentown Sewerage Authority is seeking applications for a Sewer Maintenance Worker. A Sewer Maintenance Worker (training level) is a professional who maintains the buildings, equipment, and infrastructure owned and operated by the Sewerage Authority and monitors the inflow and outflow of the wastewater treatment plant to protect the waterways surrounding Bordentown Township and Bordentown City. The starting rate is $18.00/hour during the six month probationary period after which, the hourly rate will be increased to $20.00/hour. The position is for full time employment. Prior wastewater treatment experience is not necessary.


Daily work performed includes various types of manual, skilled, and unskilled maintenance work in connection with the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and collection system. There will be occasional interactions with residents of Bordentown to resolve complaints about sewer service.

On the job training is provided for all responsibilities including but not limited to, pump station checks, daily record keeping, belt filter press operation, operation of chemical feed systems, maintenance and repair of various pumps, tanks, and equipment, property maintenance such as grass cutting and cleanup for Authority grounds and easements, and all other duties associated with plant operations.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable in a team environment as well as have the ability to work independently, and possess excellent verbal and written communications. This individual should also have excellent time management, problem-solving skills, be attentive to details, and be proactive.

The position requires some weekend, holiday, overtime, and on-call work. After-hours calls need to be responded to in a timely manner, so all employees must reside within a thirty minute drive from the wastewater treatment plant, located at 954 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ.

– Requires minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
– A valid New Jersey driver’s license
– Must be able to respond to plant within thirty minutes in case of after hours emergency
– Ability to understand and follow oral instructions
– Ability to complete written reports, which are informative, legible, and accurate
– Ability to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions
– Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B, if not already held, must be obtained. The Authority will coordinate the CDL driver training.


The Authority has a small employer feel with large employer benefits. Health and Prescription insurance coverage are provided through the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), and retirement benefits are provided through the New Jersey Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Other benefits include vision reimbursement, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid personal days, and paid holidays.

• Work Environment: Worker is exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme noise, odors, heights, heat, cold, dust, fumes, and hazardous materials.

• Essential Physical Activities: Stooping, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception and climbing. If job requires frequent lifting, typical weight handled: minimum: 50lbs; maximum: 75lbs.

• Career Opportunity: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversees the professional licenses for wastewater treatment and collection operators. The Authority will reimburse the tuition for instruction related to these licenses as well as provide hourly pay increases for each license earned, and provide the time and cost for continuing education needed to maintain licenses.

• All job offers are subject to compulsory background check, physical, drug test, alcohol screening, and driver’s license check. The Bordentown Sewerage Authority is a Drug-Free Workplace.


Submit your application online using the link above, or  send a cover letter and resume to:
Elizabeth Kwelty,

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Elizabeth Kwelty, 609-291-9105,
An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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