Contract Between
Mt Laurel MUA-Burlington
- and -
AFSCME Co 71 Loc 2268
* * *
01/01/2011 thru 12/31/2016


CategoryAuthority or Regional Employer
UnitAll Inclusive

Contract Text Below
AGREEMENT BETWEEN
MOUNT LAUREL TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY

AND

LOCAL 2268, COUNCIL 71 A.F.S.C.M.E. AFL-CIO

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
PREAMBLE PAGEREF _Toc144089642 \h 3
ARTICLE I - RECOGNITION PAGEREF _Toc144089643 \h 4
ARTICLE II - CHECK OFF PAGEREF _Toc144089644 \h 5
ARTICLE III - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS PAGEREF _Toc144089645 \h 7
ARTICLE IV - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS PAGEREF _Toc144089646 \h 8
ARTICLE V - HOURS OF WORK PAGEREF _Toc144089647 \h 9
ARTICLE VI - SENIORITY PAGEREF _Toc144089648 \h 11
ARTICLE VII - WAGES AND JOB DESCRIPTION PAGEREF _Toc144089649 \h 13
ARTICLE VIII - OVERTIME PAGEREF _Toc144089650 \h 18
ARTICLE IX - CALL-IN TIME PAGEREF _Toc144089651 \h 22
ARTICLE X HOLIDAYS AND PERSONAL DAYS PAGEREF _Toc144089652 \h 23
ARTICLE XI - VACATION PAGEREF _Toc144089653 \h 24
ARTICLE XII - SICK LEAVE PAGEREF _Toc144089654 \h 26
ARTICLE XIII - DEATH IN FAMILY PAGEREF _Toc144089655 \h 28
ARTICLE XIV - LEAVE OF ABSENCE PAGEREF _Toc144089656 \h 29
ARTICLE XV - HOSPITALIZATION AND MEDICAL BENEFITS PAGEREF _Toc144089657 \h 30
ARTICLE XVI - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAGEREF _Toc144089658 \h 32
ARTICLE XVII - UNIFORMS PAGEREF _Toc144089659 \h 33
ARTICLE XVIII - DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE PAGEREF _Toc144089660 \h 34
ARTICLE XIX - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE PAGEREF _Toc144089661 \h 35
ARTICLE XX - POSTING OF VACANCIES PAGEREF _Toc144089662 \h 38
ARTICLE XXI - GENERAL PROVISIONS PAGEREF _Toc144089663 \h 39
ARTICLE XXII - UNION BUSINESS AND VISITATIONS PAGEREF _Toc144089664 \h 41
ARTICLE XXIII - EQUAL TREATMENT PAGEREF _Toc144089665 \h 42
ARTICLE XXIV - STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS PAGEREF _Toc144089666 \h 43
ARTICLE XXV - REDUCTION IN WORK FORCE PAGEREF _Toc144089667 \h 44
ARTICLE XXVI - SAFETY AND HEALTH PAGEREF _Toc144089668 \h 45
ARTICLE XXVII - CONTRACTING AND SUBCONTRACTING OF PUBLIC WORK PAGEREF _Toc144089669 \h 46
ARTICLE XXVIII - UNION BULLETIN BOARDS PAGEREF _Toc144089670 \h 47
ARTICLE XXIX - PRINTING OF AGREEMENT PAGEREF _Toc144089671 \h 48
ARTICLE XXX - COMPLETE AGREEMENT PAGEREF _Toc144089672 \h 49
ARTICLE XXXI - EMPLOYEE RELATIONS POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL PAGEREF _Toc144089673 \h 50
ARTICLE XXXII - TERMINATION AND EXTENSION PAGEREF _Toc144089674 \h 51
SIGNATURE PAGE PAGEREF _Toc144089675 \h 52
APPENDIX #1 53



PREAMBLE
This Agreement entered into by Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority, located in Burlington County, New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the “Authority,” and Local 2268, affiliated with Council 71, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the “Union”, has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the “Authority” and the “Union”; the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences; and the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work and other conditions of employment.
The term of this Agreement shall be January l, 2012, to December 31, 2016.
ARTICLE I - RECOGNITION
The Authority recognizes the Union as the sole and exclusive representative for the purpose of establishing salaries, wages, hours and other conditions of employment for all personnel under contract listed in the classifications herein, and for such additional classifications as the parties may later agree to include. This recognition, however, shall not be interpreted as having the effect of, or in any way abrogating, the rights of employees as established by the Laws of 1968, Chapter 303, and the amendment of Public Law 1974, Chapter 123, approved October 21, 1974, Senate No. 1087.
The Bargaining Unit shall consist of all water and wastewater employees.
Excluded from the Bargaining Unit are:
Supervisors and confidential employees within the meaning of the Act,
Managerial Executives,
Craft Workers,
Auto Mechanics,
Clericals, and
Professionals.
ARTICLE II - CHECK OFF
The Authority agrees to deduct monthly union membership dues from the pay of those employees who individually request in writing that such deductions be made. The amounts to be deducted shall be certified to the Authority by the Treasurer of the Union and the aggregate deductions from all employees shall be remitted to the office of the Union together with a list of the names of all employees for whom the deductions were made by the tenth (10th) day of the succeeding month after such deductions were made.
Employees covered by this Agreement may only request deduction for the payment of dues to the duly certified majority representative named herein.
The effective date of a termination of dues deduction to the majority representative shall be as of July 1 next succeeding the date on which the notice of withdrawal is filed ,with Authority.
Any employee in the Bargaining Unit on the effective date of this Agreement who does not join the Union within thirty (30) days thereafter, any new employee who does not join within thirty (30) days of initial employment within the unit, and any employee previously employed within the Unit who does not join within ten (10) days of reentry into employment within the Unit shall, as a condition of employment, pay a Representation Fee to the Union by automatic payroll deduction. The Representation Fee shall be in an amount not in excess of eighty-five (85%) percent of the regular Union membership dues, fees and assessments as certified to the Authority by Union. The Union may revise its certification of the amount of the Representation Fee at any time to reflect changes in the regular Union membership dues, fees and assessments. The Union’s entitlement to the Representation Fee shall continue beyond the termination date of this Agreement so long as the Union remains the majority representative of the employees in the Unit, provided that no modification is made in this provision by a successor agreement between the Union and the Authority. For the purposes of this provision, employees employed on a ten (10) month basis or who are reappointed from year to year shall be considered to be in continuous employment.
The Union shall indemnify and hold the Authority harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability that may arise out of, or by reason of any action taken or not taken by the employer in conformance with this provision. The Union shall intervene in, and defend any administrative or court litigation concerning this provision. any such litigation, the Authority shall have no obligation to defend this provision but shall cooperate with the Union in. defending this provision.
ARTICLE III - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
To ensure that the individual rights of employees in the Bargaining Unit are not violated, the following shall represent the Employee’s Rights:
An employee shall be entitled to Union representation at each and every step of the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement.
An employee shall be entitled to Union representation at each stage of a disciplinary hearing.
No employee shall be required by the Authority and/or is agents to submit to an interrogation unless the employee is afforded the opportunity of Union representation.
No recording devices or stenographer of any kind shall be used at any time by either the Authority, the Union or the employee unless they all agree to their use prior to such meeting, in writing.
In all disciplinary hearings, the Authority must establish just cause by a preponderance of the evidence.
An employee shall not be coerced or intimidated or suffer any reprisals, either directly or indirectly, that may adversely affect his hours, wages or working conditions as the result of the exercise of his rights under this Contract.
All managerial employees shall be presumed to have acted properly and within their authority under this Contract until proven otherwise through the grievance procedure contrary claims or assertions shall be raised by the Union, its members, or their representatives unless and until so proven.
The parties expressly recognize that the concept of “work, then grieve” has been and is in effect.
ARTICLE IV - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
The Authority hereby retains and reserves unto itself, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to the signing of this Contract by the Laws and Constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following rights:
The executive management and administrative control of the Authority and its properties and facilities and the activities of its employees;
To hire all employees subject to the provisions of New Jersey Civil Service Commission law, to determine their qualifications and conditions for continued employment or assignment and to promote and transfer employees;
To suspend, demote, discharge or take other disciplinary action for good and just cause according to New Jersey Civil Service Commission law.
The exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities of the Authority, the adoption of reasonable policies, rules, regulations and practices in furtherance thereof, and the use of judgment and discretion in connection therewith, shall be limited only by the specific and express terms of this Agreement and then only to the extent such specific and express terms hereof are in conformance with the Constitution and laws of New Jersey and of the United States.
This Contract represents the final, exclusive, and complete agreement between the parties on any terms and conditions of employment which were or could have been the subject of negotiations and any and all past practices and prior agreements are superseded and replaced hereby.
ARTICLE V - HOURS OF WORK
The Authority and the Union understand and agree that the standard weekly work schedule for employees covered by this Agreement requires employees’ services throughout the seven (7) day week and that the standard work week shall consist of five (5), eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday, thereby, constituting a forty (40) hour work week, except for those employees scheduled to work the rotational schedule.
The regular hours of work for each shift shall be:
          First shift -- 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., with the lunch break being 12:00 Noon to 12:45 P.M.

          Second shift -- 3:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Lunch break shall be 7:00 P.M. to 7:45 P.M.

          Additional shifts may be added as operational needs and/or DEP may require.

The regular hours of work for each shift shall not be changed except as required under emergency conditions, for temporary special circumstances, or as agreed upon by both parties.
Employees working a rotational shift shall work Saturdays, Sundays and holidays on a rotational basis as scheduled by Authority management. To the fullest extent possible, when personnel are scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday, they shall be off two (2) consecutive days within the pay week, provided there is no scheduling difficulty and within the discretion of management.
Monthly work schedules shall be posted two (2) months in advance. Failure to post the schedules within such time period shall not justify any refusal to work the required shift or any other failure to report to work.
For pay purposes, the work week is from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to 12:00 midnight Monday.
Employees shall be entitled to a fifteen (15) minute break period in the first four (4) hours of an eight (8) hour shift.
Lunch and break periods will include any time spent procuring coffee, soda, sandwiches, etc., within the (45) forty-five and fifteen (15) minute break periods respectively.
Any employee who does not come to work and fails to call in prior to the starting time shall be docked a full day’s wages for that day, except in extenuating circumstances.
Assignment to the second or third shift will be on the basis of seniority, provided, however, that the Authority shall have the discretion to alter such assignments so that the more experienced employees are spread among all shifts. The Authority shall also have the discretion to refuse to assign an employee to the second or third shift when, in the Authority’s determination, that employee has had an absenteeism problem during the prior six (6) month period.
Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the attached job descriptions, assignment to the various shifts can be done at the discretion of the Authority.
ARTICLE VI - SENIORITY
Seniority is defined as an employee’s total length of service with the Authority, beginning with his original date of hire.
An employee having broken service with the Authority shall not accrue seniority credits for the time he was not employed by the Authority.
If a question arises concerning two or more employees who were hired on the same date, the following shall apply; if hired prior to the effective date of this Agreement, seniority preference among such employees shall be determined by the order in which such employees are already shown on the Authority’s payroll records, first name, first preference, etc. For employees hired on the same date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement, preference shall be given alphabetical order (of the employee’s last name).
The Authority shall maintain an accurate, up-to-date seniority roster showing the date of hire, classification and pay rate of each employee covered by this Agreement, and the Authority shall furnish copies of same to the Union upon reasonable request.
In cases of promotions, demotions, layoffs, recalls, vacation schedules or other situations where employee advantages or disadvantages are concerned, the employee(s) with the greatest amount of seniority shall be given preference, provided he/she has the ability to perform the work involved.
In cases of promotion, seniority and qualifications shall be considered equal factors in determining entitlement. The Authority shall endeavor to promote from within the Bargaining Unit rather than hire from without. However, nothing herein shall prohibit hiring from the outside in accordance with New Jersey Civil Service regulations.
In the event layoffs are required, employees shall be laid off in inverse order of seniority and in accordance with New Jersey Civil Service Regulations.
Recall of employees shall be in the inverse order of layoff, and employees on layoff shall be recalled before any individual is hired to fill a position for which the laid-off employee is qualified.
ARTICLE VII - WAGES AND JOB DESCRIPTION
WAGES
1. WAGE CHART
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
New
1-Jul
1-Jan
1-Jan
1-Jan
1-Jan
Grade
PG $/hr
Grades
PG $/hr
PG $/hr
PG $/hr
PG $/hr
PG $/hr
1
$25.66
$26.08
$26.53
$26.99
$27.49
1
$24.18
2
$24.77
$25.18
$25.61
$26.05
$26.54
3
$24.24
$24.64
$25.06
$25.50
$25.97
2
$23.28
4
$23.72
$24.11
$24.52
$24.95
$25.41
3
$22.97
5
$23.35
$23.74
$24.14
$24.56
$25.02
4
$22.35
6
$22.73
$23.11
$23.50
$23.91
$24.35
5
$21.77
7
$22.15
$22.52
$22.90
$23.30
$23.73
6
$21.24
8
$21.62
$21.98
$22.35
$22.74
$23.16
7
$20.72
9
$21.10
$21.45
$21.81
$22.19
$22.61
8
$20.19
10
$20.57
$20.91
$21.26
$21.64
$22.04
9
$19.67
11
$20.05
$20.38
$20.73
$21.09
$21.48
10
$19.14
12
$19.52
$19.84
$20.18
$20.53
$20.91
11
$18.62
13
$19.00
$19.31
$19.64
$19.99
$20.36
12
$18.15
14
$18.53
$18.84
$19.16
$19.49
$19.85
13
$17.73
15
$18.11
$18.41
$18.72
$19.05
$19.40
14
$17.31
16
$17.69
$17.98
$18.29
$18.61
$18.95
15
$16.90
17
$17.28
$17.57
$17.86
$18.18
$18.51
16
$16.48
18
$16.86
$17.14
$17.43
$17.73
$18.06
17
$16.06
19
$16.44
$16.71
$17.00
$17.29
$17.61
PROMOTIONAL MATRIX
Minimum requirements for advancement. No advancement in 2011, 2012 advancements will occur on July 1, 2012, all other years the advancement will occur on January 1st of each year.
Employees shall only advance one (1) grade per year regardless of their qualifications
Current levels
New Grade
exp in field
exp @ MLT
Education
*** DEP Lic
title
*No. of positions
1
16 years
7 years
Advance
1 level 4
Chief
2
1
2
16 years
7 years
Advance
2 level 3 or 1 level 4
Assistant Chief
4
3
15 years
6 years
Advance
2 level 3 or 1 level 4
Senior
6
2
4
14 years
5 years
Advance
1 level 3
Lead Operator
10
3
5
13 years
4 years
Advance
2 level 2 or 1 level 3
Operator
unlimited
4
6
12 years
3 years
Advance
2 level 2
Operator
unlimited
5
7
11 years
2 years
Advance
2 level 2
Operator
unlimited
6
8
10 years
1 years
Advance
1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
7
9
9 years
N/A
Advance
1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
8
10
8 years
N/A
Advance
1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
9
11
7 years
N/A
Advance
2 level 1 or 1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
10
12
6 years
N/A
Advance
2 level 1 or 1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
11
13
5 years
N/A
Advance
2 level 1 or 1 level 2
Operator
unlimited
12
14
4 years
N/A
Advance
1 level 1
Assistant Operator
unlimited
13
15
3 years
N/A
Basic
1 level 1
Assistant Operator
unlimited
14
16
2 years
N/A
Basic
1 level 1
Assistant Operator
unlimited
15
17
1 year
N/A
Basic
N/A
**meter reader/trainee
unlimited
15
17
1 year
N/A
Basic
N/A
**electric/mech helper
unlimited
16
18
N/A
N/A
Basic
N/A
**meter reader/trainee
unlimited
16
18
N/A
N/A
Basic
N/A
**electric/mech helper
unlimited
17
19
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
**meter reader/laborer
unlimited
17
19
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
**electric/mech helper
unlimited

* Maximum positions, management will determine the actual number of positions on an as needed basis.
** Meter reader/electric/mech helper position may advance only to Grade 17.
*** DEP Licenses must be related to the department to which the employee is assigned. For example, an employee who holds only a level 1 sewer license but is assigned to the Water Department shall not be eligible to be promoted to a Grade 15 Assistant Water Plant Operator position unless and until he acquires a water license.

STIPEND CHART

Employees shall be eligible with accordance with the following chart

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
DEP 1
$0.65
$0.65
$0.67
$0.69
$0.70
$0.70
DEP 2
$1.30
$1.30
$1.33
$1.35
$1.37
$1.40
DEP 3
$1.85
$1.90
$1.95
$2.00
$2.05
$2.10
DEP 4
$2.40
$2.48
$2.56
$2.64
$2.72
$2.80
CDL B
$0.10
$0.12
$0.15
$0.17
$0.20
CDL A
$0.15
$0.18
$0.22
$0.26
$0.30

Such stipend shall not be paid for licenses not related to the department to which the employee is assigned. For example, an employee who holds only a level 1 sewer license but is assigned to the Water Department shall receive no stipend unless and until he acquires a water license.

Stipend Transfers


Employees, who are receiving a stipend in their current position, and transfer to another stipend eligible position within the water and/or wastewater department, may continue to receive that stipend for maximum of (18) eighteen months. After that time the employee will receive only their base pay, payment of any stipend for licenses in the department that they now work, along with other payment(s) they are entitled to as a condition of the collective bargaining agreement. Each stipend being paid for a DEP license can be transferred one time only. Employees transferring back to their prior department cannot transfer their stipend again to extend the (18) eighteen-month period.





JOB DESCRIPTIONS
      Except as may be otherwise required by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission-Job-Description Specifications the Authority reserves the right to modify the requirements of the job descriptions for good reason on case-by-case basis.

      The New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Description Specifications can be found on the Department of Personnel web site, www.nj.gov/cscl.

2. General Provisions
      a. The term “employee” as used in this Agreement is defined to mean one who has successfully completed the 90 day working test period.
      b. In general, all employees regardless of classification are required to perform all work described in the lower classification and any work that is assigned by the Authority. Acceptance of a classification by an employee indicates acceptance of all responsibilities of that classification. The Authority reserves the right to assign classifications and to reject any employee for assignment to a certain classification.
      c. In determining assignments to job classifications, the Authority will include in its consideration the employee’s past job performance and qualifications.
      d. An employee who works a double shift and/or 15.5 hours continuously shall receive a meal allowance of $10.25, unless a meal is provided by the Authority.
      e. The parties agree to commence negotiations within ten (10) days after the creation of a new job title covered by this Agreement for the purpose of establishing a wage rate for that title.
      f. An employee who performs work in a lower paid classification shall be paid at the rate of his/her own classification when performing work in such lower paid classification.
      g. Wage rates shall be increased, as follows, for employees assigned to work on an afternoon shift or night shift:
      1.Second Shift -$1.35/hr.
      2.Third Shift -$1.73/hr.
      h. Employees whose pay grade was previously grandfathered will continue to be grandfathered at that grade through 2016, but at that time their pay rate will be frozen at that dollar amount and will not increase until the employee meets the requirements of a pay grade that is equal to or exceeds the employees pay rate. At that point the employee is no longer grandfathered and will be paid in accordance to the CBA in place at that time.
      i. Management shall have the discretionary authority to waive the requirement of a high school diploma for promotion. The exercise or non-exercise of this discretion will be done on a case-by-case basis and will be reviewable by the Authority only, and by no other person or entity in any manner whatsoever.
      j. Employees holding a CDL license shall be reimbursed for the renewal fee.
      k. Employees shall be entitled to longevity payments in the following amounts:
          (1) Employees hired prior to 12/31/1998 shall upon completion of the employee’s fifteenth (15th) consecutive year of employment with the Authority, be entitled to a non-cumulative longevity payment of Nine Hundred Dollars ($900.00) per year.
          (2) Employees hired between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2003, shall upon completion of the employee’s tenth (10th) consecutive year of employment with the Authority, be entitled to a non-cumulative longevity payment of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) per year.
          (3) Employees hired between 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2008, shall upon completion of the employee’s fifth (5th) consecutive year of employment with the Authority, be entitled to a non-cumulative longevity payment of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) per year.
          (4) Employees hired after 12/31/2008 shall not be entitled to a longevity payment.
          (5) Longevity payments will be due within five (5) working days of December 1, for each calendar year.
          (6) Employees retiring or dying who would otherwise have received longevity pay in December of their final calendar year of employment will receive pro rata longevity pay for that portion of that calendar year for which they were actively employed, and would otherwise have been entitled, if any.
          (7) Longevity payments due to deceased employees will be paid to the estate.








ARTICLE VIII - OVERTIME
Overtime shall be considered all time worked in excess of an employee’s normal work day (8 hours) or work week (40 hours), and shall be compensated at the rate of one and one-half the employee’s appropriate rate of pay as follows: The first three hours of overtime shall be calculated based on the rate of the regularly assigned shift. Overtime from the end of the third hour, prospectively, shall be based on the rate of the shift during which the overtime is worked, including shift differential.
All work performed on the sixth day of work shall be paid at one and one-half (1 ) times the employee’s normal rate of pay. All work performed on a holiday shall be compensated at the rate of double time plus pay for the holiday. Double time shall also be paid for all work performed on the 7th day of work, after having worked seven (7) consecutive days in a pay period. For the purpose of this provision, the first scheduled day off in the week is considered the sixth day of work, if worked, and the second scheduled day off in the week is considered the seventh day of work, if worked. There shall be no pyramiding of overtime under this Agreement.
Overtime work shall be voluntary except in cases of scheduled work or emergencies. Insofar as practicable, overtime shall be distributed as equally as possible among employees within the same classification. Overtime will be rotated with the most senior employees being given the opportunity to work such overtime provided the employee has the skill and ability to do the job.
The Authority shall provide a weekly list of employees with overtime worked upon request by the Union.
Overtime shall be paid currently, or at least no later than the second pay period after the overtime was performed, or the first pay period after return from vacation.
No employee shall have his work shift, work day, or work week changed for the purpose of avoiding overtime.
All paid time off shall be considered as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime except for sick days taken after the employee has taken six (6) individual sick days off without providing a medical certificate from a doctor.
The employer shall notify employees in writing upon the reaching of the threshold amount, i.e., upon the usage of the sixth (6th) day.
The rules for overtime distribution shall be in accordance with the following:
The overtime list will not be used when certain jobs need to be performed by the most qualified person available, as determined by a supervisor, or when an employee does not possess the ability to perform a specific job.
An employee will not be asked to work when he/she is off for disciplinary action, vacation, personal, workers compensation, modified duty or sick time on the day that such time is given, all other days in the pay period will not apply.
All overtime will be filled according to chronological order.
The on-call person’s overtime will not be counted as an occasion when he/she is called in. If he/she calls someone in, the overtime list must be used and that person’s overtime will count as an occasion.
Working through lunch will not be counted as an occasion.
A new employee will not be used on the overtime list until his/her working test period is over, and their abilities meet the supervisor’s needs, or used as a last resort. When the working test period is over, the employee will be placed on the overtime list with the person who has the highest amount of occasions that is on the rotating schedule.
After extended absence from work the affected person will be placed into the overtime list, even with the employee with the lowest amount of overtime.
Chargeable overtime will be anytime an employee works overtime after their scheduled shift.
An employee who is asked to work overtime will be given an R for refusing, a W for working, or an M for mandatory.
In the event all employee turn down overtime, overtime will be assigned to lower man in seniority, or at the supervisor’s discretion. A designation of M will be placed on the overtime list.
A supervisor must be notified prior to calling in another employee for overtime.
When an employee is calling in another employee for overtime form PM0002 must be completed, along with other pertinent paperwork.
When an employee is scheduled off according to the work schedule the overtime list will be used. (This includes one phone call to the employee’s phone only.)
Any overtime involving the rotational schedule will be assigned to the people on the rotational schedule first. In the event all people on the rotational schedule refuse the employees who are off the schedule will then be asked to work. When a job occurs where the most qualified person available is required 8a of these rules will be utilized.
The overtime list will be an annual list.
The overtime list will not be used when assigning overtime for the semiannual flushing program.
In the event a block of two or more days become available for overtime, the time will be made available to more than one employee when possible.
All overtime will be initially distributed to employees within their DOP designated classification. In the event a supervisor determines that normal work duties will extend into overtime, the employees who have been on the job will be afforded the first opportunity to work the overtime unless item a. listed above applies. Electrical department, along with meter readers, will be utilized respectively only after all collection and treatment employees have refused.
• Collection system department will include but will not be limited to the following titles: senior pump station operator, pump station attendant, pump station repairer, senior sewer equipment operator, sewer equipment operator, trainees and laborers.
• Sewer and Water treatment system department will include but will not be limited to the following titles: chief plant operator, assistant chief plant operator, plant operator, assistant plant operator, sludge dewatering machine operator, trainees and laborers.
• Electrical department will include but will not be limited to the following titles: electrician and electrician’s helper.
ARTICLE IX - CALL-IN TIME
Any employee who is requested to, and does, return to work during periods other than his regularly scheduled shift shall be guaranteed pay for three (3) hours at time and one-half his normal rate of pay, regardless of the number of hours actually worked, in addition to paragraph 2 below.
The maximum amount of hours to be paid during one shift is eight (8) hours. However, if an employee is called in three (3) or more times during one shift the employee will be paid at time and one-half the rate of the shift worked.
If the call-in period exceeds three (3) hours, the additional time will be at the rate of time and one-half.
The stand-by call-in compensation will be $20.00. Effective January 1, 2013, the amount shall increase to $21.00, in 2014 to $22.00, in 2015 to $23.00, in 2016 to $24.00.
Employees assigned to standby duty shall be provided with a cell telephone for notification purposes. Each employee agrees to stay within one (1) hour reporting time to the Authority when on standby duty. Employees are responsible for proper care of telephone and the employer shall provide insurance coverage against damage, loss, theft, etc. through normal use.
If the stand-by call-in employee calls in sick, the on-call duty for that night will be assigned to another employee by supervision.
ARTICLE X - HOLIDAYS AND PERSONAL DAYS
The following shall be paid holidays for all employees covered by this Agreement:
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King Day Veteran’s Day
President’s Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday Friday After Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Eve
July 4th Christmas Day
Holidays which fall on Saturday shall be celebrated on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on a Sunday shall be celebrated on the following Monday. (Those listed above.)
All employees shall be entitled to three (3) personal business days off with pay, which may be used for personal business provided he has given his/her supervisor advance notice. Advance notice shall be a minimum of one (1) day for each day off requested. Under emergency situations the advance notice would be waived.
To be eligible for holiday pay, the employee must work the last scheduled work day prior to the day the holiday is celebrated and the first scheduled work day following it unless the absence is medically excused or excused by the Authority.
ARTICLE XI - VACATION
a. Employees shall be entitled to the following paid vacation allowance:
During the first year worked 1 day for each month
Second through fourth years 12 days
Fifth through eleventh years 15 days
Twelfth year through fourteenth year 20 days
Fifteenth year through twentieth year 22 days
Over twentieth year 25 days
The Authority will grant or deny the vacation request within fifteen (15) working days of submission of the request.
Employees must request vacation at least one (1) month in advance if for more than two (2) weeks, at least two (2) weeks in advance for one (1) week to (2) weeks, and at least one (1) day in advance for each day requested, when request off is four (4) days or less. Vacation requests made on or before April l of the calendar year will be governed by seniority. After April 1, vacation requests will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Vacation requests will be honored consistent with staffing needs.
Any unused vacation time shall be paid to the employee upon separation of employment.
Accumulation of annual vacation leave from year to year may be permitted; however, the accumulated time shall not exceed ten (10) days and must be utilized in the year succeeding its accumulation or will be lost.
After the first full year of employment, an employee’s annual vacation allowance shall be available for utilization commencing with January 1 of the year in which the vacation may be taken. If an employee ceases to be an employee of the Authority during that year, the vacation shall be allowed only on a pro-rata basis and any vacation pay received in excess of the pro-rata entitlement shall be recouped from any monies owed to the employee. Any such sum which exceeds the monies owed to the employee shall immediately be reimbursed by the employee to the Authority.
ARTICLE XII - SICK LEAVE
Employees shall be entitled to the following number of sick days with pay:
During the 1st calendar year of employment, sick days shall be earned at the rate of one sick day per month of employment up to December 31 of that calendar year.
For each subsequent calendar year the earned sick leave shall be fifteen (15) sick days effective January l of that year.
Sick leave is defined as a temporary inability to perform one’s duties by reason of illness or injury.
Sick time shall be called in on each day of illness prior to the designated starting time.
An employee may use his sick leave for reasons of personal illness or illness in the immediate family. Immediate member of his/her family is someone who resides in the employee’s household.
The Authority may require proof of illness or injury when there is a reason to believe that an employee is abusing sick leave; an employee has been absent on sick leave for five (5) or more consecutive work days; or an employee has been absent on sick leave for an aggregate of more than fifteen (15) days in a 12-month period.
If an employee reports for work and works any portion of his normal shift and then leaves work for reasons of illness, his sick leave shall be charged hour for hour for the time not worked.
Sick leave may be accumulated without limit during each employee’s length of service.
Accumulated sick leave may be used by an employee for personal illness, illness in the immediate family which requires his attendance upon the ill person, death in the immediate family, quarantine restrictions, or disabling injuries.
No employee, while on sick leave, shall be elsewhere, otherwise employed or engaged in any outside work or employment whatsoever.
Employees will be permitted to sell back annual unused sick leave at the end of the year (December 31) in which it was earned, at full pay in an amount not to exceed ten (10) days in each of the years of this Agreement. Any remaining annual sick leave which was neither used nor sold back by the employee will be carried forward as accumulated, unused sick leave. This provision is specifically agreed to be the subject of negotiations for a successor agreement between the parties, and if no agreement is reached thereon by the parties, this provision shall not automatically be carried over and continued in the successor agreement.
ARTICLE XIII - DEATH IN FAMILY
The Authority shall grant three (3) additional consecutive days with pay for death in the immediate family. This leave shall not be charged against any other leave and shall not accumulate from year to year.
Immediate family shall consist of spouse, parent, child, step-child, significant other who resides with the employee, brother, sister, parent-in-law, and grandparents if standing in loco parentis to the employee.
One day with pay shall be granted without charge against any other leave for the death of the employee’s grandparents.
ARTICLE XIV - LEAVE OF ABSENCE
An employee may be granted a leave of absence without pay for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. The Authority will not unreasonably deny an employee’s request for such leave of absence. This leave is subject to renewal for reasons deemed proper and approved by the Authority.
At the expiration of such leave, the employees shall be returned to the position from which he/she is on leave with all increases granted during his/her leave for his/her job classification.
Seniority shall be retained and shall accumulate during medical leave. However, seniority shall be retained and shall not accumulate during any other leave. Time spent on unpaid leave of absence granted under this Article shall not count in calculating entitlement to any other employee benefit.
Employees granted a leave of absence will continue to be covered under the Medical Benefits Program of the Authority, provided the employee makes arrangements to pay the insurance premium to the Authority or the insurance carrier during the leave of absence.
Employees who have been granted a medical leave of absence in connection with a compensable job-related injury will continue to be covered under the Medical Benefits Program of the Authority and the Authority will pay the insurance premiums during such medical leave of absence.
ARTICLE XV - HOSPITALIZATION AND MEDICAL BENEFITS
The Authority agrees to provide all employees with the coverage as set forth in this Agreement or substantially equivalent coverage, subject to the terms and conditions for employee contribution pursuant to chapter 78, Laws of 2011.
Hospitalization and Medical Benefits
2. The Authority’s base medical plan for 2012 will be Aetna 1525, offered through the State Health Benefits program (SHBP).

The Authority’s base medical plan for 2013 through 2016 will be Aetna 2030, offered through the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) or coverage that is substantially equivalent.
These plans are 1 of the 16 plans offered through the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), some of the plans are more expensive and some are less expensive. Employees can choose any of the 16 plans, however if they choose a more expensive plan they will be responsible for the additional premium, which will be referred to as the “Buy Med Upcharge”.
Employees may elect to buy-out of their health insurance benefits, by doing so the employee shall receive the sum of $2,500.00 per calendar year in lieu of health, prescription and vision. Such sum shall be paid, on a pro-rata basis, concurrent with regular pay periods. In the event of a major life change or material change in the terms of the employee’s primary health insurance coverage, as defined by the insurance carrier, the employee may choose to terminate such payments and opt back into the health insurance benefit plan by giving the Authority 30 days notice. No employee shall be permitted to buy-out their health insurance benefits without first providing proof they have other health insurance benefits.

Copies of the medical benefits summaries are available on the SHBP website, the carrier’s websites (listed below) or through Human Resources.
ARTICLE XVI - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
1. The employee shall receive workers’ compensation from the Authority’s workers compensation carriers as specified by the State of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, Title 34, Chapter 15.
2. Any employee who is injured on the job and is sent home or to a hospital or who must obtain medical attention shall receive pay at the applicable hourly rate for the balance of the employee’s regular shift on that day.
ARTICLE XVII - UNIFORMS
Each employee shall be provided with uniforms in accordance with one of the following options:
Option 1Option 2Option 3
Two coverallsOne JA34 jacket*One JA57 jacket*
Two jacketsOne jacketone jacket or one coverall
One coverall
Six pantsSix pantsSix pants
Six shirtsSix shirtsSix pants
* JA34/57 - navy, brown or black (Carhart)

The Authority shall provide laundry service for the uniforms twice a week.
Any item listed in Section 1 requiring replacement for reasons other than normal wear and tear will be at the expense of the employee.
The Authority will issue a purchase order/voucher to each employee for the purchase of any combination of safety work shoes with steel toes/insulated overalls/insulated winter jacket, to a maximum of $150.00 per calendar year. The insulated overalls/insulated winter jacket may be purchased by employees in black, blue or brown.
The Authority shall also provide three pocketed T-shirts to employees per year.
When an employee ceases employment, all uniform items shall be returned to the Authority before release of the final paycheck.
ARTICLE XVIII - DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE
There shall be no discipline or discharge except for just cause.
No form of discipline or reprimand shall be done in such a way that causes embarrassment to the employee involved.
With all reprimands, the employee and the Union shall be furnished with a written copy of any-disciplinary action taken, with the reasons therefor. All employees subjected to disciplinary action shall, at the discretion of the employee, have union representation.
Employees shall have the right to appeal any discipline through the grievance procedure, except that any discipline subject to Department of Personnel appeal shall go to the Department of Personnel rather than arbitration. The appeal shall be instituted at a level of the grievance procedure deemed appropriate under the circumstances. The employee shall have the right to present evidence and testimony and to cross-examine witnesses. The Union shall have the sole right to proceed to arbitration at the discretion of the Local.
Disciplinary action shall normally be imposed in the following matter:
Oral warning with written documentation
Written warning
Minor disciplinary action; less than five (5) working days.
Major disciplinary action; will include a written reprimand and a suspension of five or more working days, or possible termination pending the findings of a local administrative hearing.
Time elapsed between a violation and a reprimand should not exceed 25 working days unless extenuating circumstances prohibit meeting this time stipulation.
No transfer shall be made for the purpose of discipline.
ARTICLE XIX - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
For the purpose of this Agreement, a grievable matter shall be understood to be a breach, misinterpretation or improper application of the terms of this Agreement or a denial of legal rights. The following procedure shall be used to effect settlement of grievances. Reference to “days” shall mean working days.
      Step l (a) The aggrieved person shall submit his grievance in writing to the designated heads of each department (water & sewer) within ten (10) days of the incident unless extenuating circumstances prohibit meeting this time stipulation.
      (b) The designated heads of each department (water & sewer) will answer or settle the matter within five (5) days of receipt of the grievance.
      Step 2 (a) The aggrieved person may appeal to the Executive Director within ten (10) days after the expiration of Step l.
      (b) The Executive Director will answer or settle the matter within ten (10) days after the receipt of the grievance.
      Step 3 (a) The grievant may appeal to the Authority within ten (10) days after the expiration of Step 2.
      (b) The Authority or its representatives shall meet with the grievant within ten (10) days of the receipt of the grievance.
      (c) The Authority shall issue a written response to the grievance within thirty (30) days of meeting with the grievant.
a. To the extent that the grievance involves an alleged direct violation of an express written provision of this Agreement, if the Union is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance by the Authority, the grievance may be submitted to arbitration, as determined by the Local and Council, within forty-five (45) days after the expiration of Step 3. All other grievances shall not be appealable beyond the level of the Authority.
b. Within ten (10) days after such a written notice of submission to arbitration, the Authority and the Union shall attempt to agree upon a mutually acceptable arbitrator and shall obtain a commitment from said arbitrator to serve. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator or to obtain such a commitment within the specified period, a request for a list of arbitrators shall be made to the Public Employment Relations Commission (“PERC”) by either party. The parties shall then be bound by the rules and procedures of PERC in the selection of an arbitrator.
c. The arbitrator so selected shall confer with the representatives of the Authority and the Union and hold hearings promptly and shall issue his/her recommendation no later than thirty (30) days from the date of the close of the hearings, or if oral hearings have been waived, then from the date of the final settlement and proofs on the issues are submitted to him/her. The arbitrator’s decision shall be in writing and shall set forth his/her findings of fact, reasoning and conclusions on the issues submitted. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any recommendations which require the commission of an act prohibited by law or which are violative of the terms of this Agreement.
d. The arbitrator shall limit himself/herself to the interpretation and application of the terms of this Agreement and to the issues submitted to him/her and consider no other(s).
e. He/she shall have no authority to add to, subtract or detract from, alter, amend or modify any provisions of this Agreement or impose on any party hereto a limitation or obligation not provided in this Agreement.
f. The award of the arbitrator on the merits of any grievance within his/her jurisdiction and authority as provided in this Agreement shall be final and binding on the aggrieved employee or employees, the Union and the Authority.
g. All fees of the arbitrator, including, but not limited to necessary travel expenses, fees for transcripts and payments to witnesses, of any arbitration proceedings shall be borne by the parties equally, except that each shall pay the fees of its own counsel.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed to deny the grievant the right of appeal to any appropriate body.
ARTICLE XX - POSTING OF VACANCIES
At least ten (10) days prior to filling any vacancies to existing positions or to newly created positions, the Authority agrees to post said vacancies on the Bulletin Board.
ARTICLE XXI - GENERAL PROVISIONS
All employees shall be supplied with accurate job descriptions.
Employees shall not be required to perform work outside of their normal duties on a regular basis. However, on a temporary basis there shall be no restriction upon Management assigning employees outside of their normal duties.
The Authority agrees to keep an accurate, up-to-date record of unused vacation time and sick time for all employees and to post it quarterly.
The Authority agrees to provide the following:
a locker for each employee;
drinking water and hot water at the Hartford Road and Elbo Lane plants;
          c. sanitary eating facilities at the Hartford Road and Elbo Lane plants.
Labor/Management meetings will occur as both sides agree are necessary, and at a minimum of twice a year.
The Authority, subject to subparagraphs a, b and c below, shall pay in advance on behalf of the employee the tuition, cost of books and lab fees for a job related course taken by the employee, provided that the employee has received approval from the Executive Director prior to enrolling in the course.
In the event that the employee does not complete the course or fails to get a grade of “C” or better (or a “pass” in a pass-fail system), then the Authority shall obtain reimbursement of all costs advanced by it, said reimbursement being by payroll deduction from each of the employee’s pay checks at the rate of $50.00 per week until the Authority is repaid completely.
In the event that the employee’s employment is terminated for any reason prior to the Authority being completely repaid, the Authority shall deduct the balance due from the employee’s final pay.
In the event that the final pay is not adequate to completely repay the Authority, then the Authority may seek repayment in accordance with law.
ARTICLE XXII - UNION BUSINESS AND VISITATIONS
Officers of the Union may, during working hours and without loss of pay, provided the Supervisor is first notified and provided further that the work situation will reasonably permit at that time:
          investigate and confer on grievances and disciplinary actions not to exceed one (1) hour in any working day;
          post notices on the Union Bulletin Boards;
          meet and confer with representatives of Council 71 on the Authority’s premises;
              The officer shall also complete and submit to his/her supervisor a Union Business Slip describing the matter involved and setting forth the time started and the time ended.
Representatives of Council 71 may enter the Authority’s premises for the purpose of investigation and/or conferring on grievances and disciplinary actions. Such visitation shall only be allowed after the Supervisor of the particular work location is notified of the visit.
Any and all Union business or visitation shall be subject to the limitation that it shall not interfere with the normal operation of the employer’s facility in the opinion of the Supervisor.
ARTICLE XXIII - EQUAL TREATMENT
All employees shall be treated equally regarding terms and conditions of employment and there shall be no discrimination on account of race, religion, color, sex, age, nationality, marital status, political affiliation, union membership or union activities, by either the Authority or the Union.
ARTICLE XXIV - STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS
The Union agrees that during the term of this Agreement neither the Union, nor any person acting on its behalf, will cause, authorize or support, nor will any of its members take part in any strike (i.e., the concerted failure to report for duty, or willful absence of any employee from his position, for stoppage of work or abstinence in whole or in part, from the full, faithful and proper performance of the employee’s duties of employment) or work stoppage.
In the event of a strike, slowdown or walkout, it is covenanted and agreed that participation in any such activity by any employee covered under the terms of this Agreement shall be deemed grounds for discipline up to and including termination of employment of such employee or employees with due process.
The Union will actively discourage and will take whatever affirmative action or steps necessary to prevent or terminate any strike, work stoppage, slowdown, walkout or other job action against the Authority.
Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to limit or restrict the Authority in its right to seek and obtain such judicial relief as it may be entitled to have in law or in equity for injunction or damages, or both, in the event of such breach by the Union or its members.
The Authority agrees it shall not engage in any lockout of any personnel during the term of this Agreement.
ARTICLE XXV - REDUCTION IN WORK FORCE
There will be no reduction in the overall work force during the term of the Agreement for other than reasons of efficiency or economy. This is not to restrict the Authority from terminating an employee for just cause pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and Department of Personnel Rules and Regulations.
ARTICLE XXVI - SAFETY AND HEALTH
1. The Authority shall at all time maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and will provide employees with any wearing apparel, tools or devices that may be reasonably necessary to insure their safety and health.
2. Any hazardous conditions that are reported will be investigated and corrected by the Authority if and as the Authority determines necessary. Any employee knowing of a hazardous condition must report same no later than the end of his/her shift on which he/she becomes aware thereof.
3. The Authority will conduct random drug and alcohol testing on all employees with the exception of Board Members and the Board Secretary. Employees with valid commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) shall continue to be tested in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier regulations.
4. The Authority will randomly select one (1) employee each month for testing. Testing will follow the procedures contained the Authority’s Substance Abuse Policy. The Human Resources Department will maintain all records related to random drug and alcohol testing.
ARTICLE XXVII - CONTRACTING AND SUBCONTRACTING OF PUBLIC WORK
It is recognized that contracting of work that is normally performed by members of the Union is of mutual concern of the Authority and the Union. When contracting of functions normally performed by the Union is being considered by the Authority and when this consideration leads to the conclusion that Union members of the unit will be adversely affected, the Authority agrees to notify the Union of the impending contract and to discuss the reasons therefor.
ARTICLE XXVIII - UNION BULLETIN BOARDS
The Authority agrees to furnish and maintain a suitable bulletin board in a convenient place at both the Hartford Road and Elbo Lane Treatment Plants for use by the Union.
ARTICLE XXIX - PRINTING OF AGREEMENT
The Authority shall be responsible for having this Agreement reproduced in sufficient quantity to be distributed to all employees in the Bargaining Unit during the term of this Agreement. The copies of the Agreement shall be made available to the Union no more than thirty (30) days after the signing thereof.
ARTICLE XXX - COMPLETE AGREEMENT
This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all matters which were or could have been the subject of negotiations and supersedes each and every existing practice pertaining to the terms and conditions of employment. Both the Employer and Union waive any right to further negotiations on any issues presented including, specifically, any rights or obligations of either party to negotiate as set forth in the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.3.
ARTICLE XXXI - EMPLOYEE RELATIONS POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
The parties delegate to the Authority the right to prepare an Employee Relations Policy and Procedures Manual which shall not be inconsistent with any express provision of this Agreement.
ARTICLE XXXII - TERMINATION AND EXTENSION
This Agreement will be effective January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2016.
Negotiations for a successor Agreement shall commence in accordance with N.J.A.C. 19:12-2.1. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect during the period of successor negotiations.
SIGNATURE PAGE
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Authority and the Union have caused this Agreement to be signed by their duly authorized representative as of this ______ day of _________________, 2012.
ATTEST: MOUNT LAUREL TOWNSHIP
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY



By:
Secretary Chairman

                              FOR THE AMERICAN FEDERATION
                              OF THE STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO COUNCIL 71


By:
Staff Representative


By:
President of Local 2268
APPENDIX #1

Pay Grade One, Chief Operators (2)

Definition:

Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators, assistant operators, trainees, and laborers involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

Examples of Work:

Working closely with the department supervisor, operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment. Supervise the orientation and training of new operators and trainees.

Requirements:
      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

      High school diploma or equivalent.

      Minimum of at least 16 (sixteen) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

      Actual work experience of at least 7 (seven) years involved at MLTMUA.

      Comprehensive understanding of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and/or wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

      Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

      Obtain DOP qualification as a Chief water or wastewater treatment plant operator.

      Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

      Comprehensive understanding of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

      Must possess a valid class four (4) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.



Pay Grade Two, Assistant Chief Operators (4)

Definition:

Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

Examples of Work:

Working closely with the department supervisor and Chief Operator, operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment. Supervise the orientation and training of new operators and trainees.



Requirements:

      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

      High school diploma or equivalent.

      Minimum of at least 16 (sixteen) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

      Actual work experience of at least 7 (seven) years involved at MLTMUA.

      Comprehensive understanding of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

      Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

      Obtain DOP qualification as a Assistant Chief water or wastewater treatment plant operator.

      Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

      Comprehensive understanding of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

      Must possess 2 (two) valid class 3 (three) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 4 (four) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

Pay Grade Three, Senior Wastewater Treatment, Senior Pump Station, Senior Sewer Equipment, Senior Water treatment, and Senior Water Distribution operators (6)

Definition:

Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

Examples of Work:

Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

Requirements:

      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

      High school diploma or equivalent.

      Minimum of at least 15 (fifteen) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

      Actual work experience of at least 6 (six) years involved at MLTMUA.

      Comprehensive understanding of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

      Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

      Obtain DOP qualification as a senior water treatment plant, senior sewer treatment plant, senior sewer equipment, senior sludge dewater, or senior water distribution operator.

      Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

      Comprehensive understanding of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

      Must possess 2 (two) valid class 3 (three) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 4 (four) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

Pay Grade Four, Lead Operators (10)

Definition:

Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

Examples of Work:

Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

Requirements:

      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

      High school diploma or equivalent.

      Minimum of at least 14 (fourteen) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

      Actual work experience of at least 5 (five) years involved at MLTMUA.

      Comprehensive understanding of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

      Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

      Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, or water distribution operator.

      Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

      Comprehensive understanding of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

      Must possess a valid class 3 (three) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

Pay Grade Five, Operator (unlimited)

Definition:

Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.



Examples of Work:

Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

Requirements:

      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

      High school diploma or equivalent.

      Minimum of at least 13 (thirteen) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

      Actual work experience of at least 4 (four) years involved at MLTMUA.

      Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

      Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

      Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator or mechanic.
        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess 2 (two) valid class 2 (two) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 3 (three) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Six, Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 12 (twelve) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Actual work experience of at least 3 (three) years involved at MLTMUA.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.
        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess 2 (two) valid class 2 (two) licenses license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Seven, Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment;


    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 11 (eleven) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Actual work experience of at least 2 (two) years involved at MLTMUA.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess a valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Eight, Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment;

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 10 (ten) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Actual work experience of at least 1 (one) years involved at MLTMUA.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess a valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Nine, Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 9 (nine) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess a valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Ten: Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 8 (eight) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess a valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Eleven: Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, supervises and works with a group of operators and assistant operators involved in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water, does related work as required.

    Examples of Work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 7 (seven) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess 2 (two) valid class 1 (one) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Twelve: Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains and repairs mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water; does related work as required. (Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

    Examples of work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 6 (six) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess 2 (two) valid class 1 (one) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Thirteen: Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains and repairs mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water; does related work as required. (Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

    Examples of work:

    Operates water and wastewater treatment equipment and sludge processing and disposal equipment to control flow during treatment process; monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually, or automatically, to regulate flow, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements; starts and stops pumps, motors and generators to control flow through settling and aeration tanks and sludge treatment process; maintains log of operation, records meter and gauge readings; gives direction to lesser grade operators and assistants operators in performing daily operations and maintenance; extracts samples to perform daily laboratory tests; operates and maintains power generating equipment; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems; installs and reads meters and gauges; performs light and heavy duty maintenance on equipment.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 5 (five) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Working knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Working knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.

        Must possess 2 (two) valid class 1 (one) licenses or 1 (one) valid class 2 (two) license issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

    Pay Grade Fourteen: Assistant Operator (unlimited)

    Definition:

    Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains and repairs mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water; does related work as required. (Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

    Examples of work:

    Operates, adjusts, regulates, maintains and repairs equipment used in the processing, distribution, collection and treatment of water and wastewater; disassembles or partially disassembles electric, gasoline, diesel motors, turbines, pumps, valves, meters, gauges, chlorinators, tanks vehicles and other equipment; uses hand and power tools; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems, including under drain systems, pressure of gravity; inspection of plant and construction additions; extracts samples and performs routine laboratory tests and adds results to log of operations; starts, stops and adjusts pump, motors, generators, and other operating equipment; observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements and adjusts equipment accordingly; inspects, trends and maintains pumping stations.

    Requirements:

        Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

        High school diploma or equivalent.

        Minimum of at least 4 (four) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

        Some knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

        Successful completion of advanced water, wastewater or collection course approved by the NJDEP.

        Obtain DOP qualification as a assistant water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

        Some knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.
          Must possess a valid class 1 (one) licenses issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.







      Pay Grade Fifteen: Assistant Operator (unlimited)

      Definition:

      Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains and repairs mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water; does related work as required. (Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

      Examples of work:


      Operates, adjusts, regulates, maintains and repairs equipment used in the processing, distribution, collection and treatment of water and wastewater; disassembles or partially disassembles electric, gasoline, diesel motors, turbines, pumps, valves, meters, gauges, chlorinators, tanks vehicles and other equipment; uses hand and power tools; installs and maintains collection and distribution systems, including under drain systems, pressure of gravity; inspection of plant and construction additions; extracts samples and performs routine laboratory tests and adds results to log of operations; starts, stops and adjusts pump, motors, generators, and other operating equipment; observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements and adjusts equipment accordingly; inspects, trends and maintains pumping stations.

      Requirements:

          Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

          High school diploma or equivalent.

          Minimum of at least 3 (three) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

          Some knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes.

          Successful completion of basic water and wastewater course approved by the NJDEP.

          Obtain DOP qualification as an assistant water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

          Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.
            Some knowledge of the methods used in the operating, adjusting, regulating, maintaining and making minor and emergency repairs to water and wastewater treatment equipment; of the problems. Procedures and methods used in making routine bacteriological analysis of samples and other qualitative and quantitative tests of problems involved in taking accurate readings of flow meters, pressure gauges, meters, indicators and other recording apparatus; of the methods used in obtaining, storing, safeguarding, distributing and supervising the proper uses of needed equipment, materials and supplies; and of the maintenance of needed records and files; knowledge of the bacteriological process of wastewater treatment systems and procedures of monitoring the bacteriological process.
            Must possess a valid class 1 (one) licenses issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

      Pay Grade Sixteen: Assistant Operator (unlimited)

      Definition:

      Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water and performs maintenance on wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems and under drain collection systems; does related work as required.(Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

      Examples of work:

      Performs required manual labor for general plant operations such as skimming solids and grease from water surfaces in treatment tanks; removes sludge from system and/or drying beds and loads sludge on vehicles for disposal; installs and reads water meters; maintains and repairs sanitary sewer and water collection and distribution systems, including under drain system, pressure or gravity; uses MLTMUA furnished tools to clean and maintain MLTMUA equipment, drives light and heavy duty trucks/vehicles as required; operates and maintains portable maintenance. Pumping, cutting, cleaning and hauling equipment; trends pumps, motors, generators, filters, blowers, chlorinators used in treating water and wastewater; inspects, tends and maintains pumping stations; opens and closes valves; uses grease gun; reads and records meters and gauge readings; cuts grass; shovels snow and paints as required.

      Requirements:

          Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

          High school diploma or equivalent.

          Minimum of at least 2 (two) years experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.
            Some knowledge of the proper procedures used in the operating, adjusting and regulating of the water and wastewater treatment systems and their related bacteriological processes

            Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.
              Successful completion of basic water and wastewater course approved by the NJDEP.

              Obtain DOP qualification as an assistant water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, sewer equipment, sludge dewatering, water distribution operator.

              Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defect which would impair the proper performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety of oneself or others.
                Must possess a valid class 1 (one) licenses issued by the NJDEP. The License must relate to the employees assigned department.

              Pay Grade Seventeen: Trainee/Meter Reader/Mechanic’s & Electrician’s Helper (unlimited)

              Definition:

              Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water and performs maintenance on wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems and under drain collection systems; does related work as required.(Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

              Examples of work:

              Performs required manual labor for general plant operations such as skimming solids and grease from water surfaces in treatment tanks; removes sludge from system and/or drying beds and loads sludge on vehicles for disposal; installs and reads water meters; maintains and repairs sanitary sewer and water collection and distribution systems, including under drain system, pressure or gravity; uses MLTMUA furnished tools to clean and maintain MLTMUA equipment, drives light and heavy duty trucks/vehicles as required; operates and maintains portable maintenance. Pumping, cutting, cleaning and hauling equipment; trends pumps, motors, generators, filters, blowers, chlorinators used in treating water and wastewater; inspects, tends and maintains pumping stations; opens and closes valves; uses grease gun; reads and records meters and gauge readings; cuts grass; shovels snow and paints as required.

              Requirements:

                  Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

                  High school diploma or equivalent
                    .
                  Minimum of at least 1 (one) year experience involving the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and other equipment at a wastewater or water treatment plant.

                  Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.
                    Successful completion of basic water and wastewater course approved by the NJDEP
                    Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defect which would impair the proper performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety of oneself or others


                Pay Grade Eighteen: Trainee/Meter Reader/Mechanic’s & Electrician’s Helper (unlimited)

                Definition:

                Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water and performs maintenance on wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems and under drain collection systems; does related work as required.(Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

                Examples of work:

                Performs required manual labor for general plant operations such as skimming solids and grease from water surfaces in treatment tanks; removes sludge from system and/or drying beds and loads sludge on vehicles for disposal; installs and reads water meters; maintains and repairs sanitary sewer and water collection and distribution systems, including under drain system, pressure or gravity; uses MLTMUA furnished tools to clean and maintain MLTMUA equipment, drives light and heavy duty trucks/vehicles as required; operates and maintains portable maintenance. Pumping, cutting, cleaning and hauling equipment; trends pumps, motors, generators, filters, blowers, chlorinators used in treating water and wastewater; inspects, tends and maintains pumping stations; opens and closes valves; uses grease gun; reads and records meters and gauge readings; cuts grass; shovels snow and paints as required.

                Requirements:

                    Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

                    High school diploma or equivalent.

                    Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.
                      Successful completion of basic water and wastewater course approved by the NJDEP.

                      Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defect which would impair the proper performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety of oneself or others.

                  Pay Grade Nineteen: Laborer/Meter Reader/Mechanic’s & Electrician’s Helper (unlimited)

                  Definition:

                  Under direction, on a rotating shift basis or a permanent shift basis as determined by the MLTMUA, operates, adjust, regulates, and maintains mechanical equipment used in the treatment and processing of wastewater and the purification of water and performs maintenance on wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems and under drain collection systems; does related work as required.(Rotating shift is defined as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.)

                  Examples of work:

                  Performs required manual labor for general plant operations such as skimming solids and grease from water surfaces in treatment tanks; removes sludge from system and/or drying beds and loads sludge on vehicles for disposal; installs and reads water meters; maintains and repairs sanitary sewer and water collection and distribution systems, including under drain system, pressure or gravity; uses MLTMUA furnished tools to clean and maintain MLTMUA equipment, drives light and heavy duty trucks/vehicles as required; operates and maintains portable maintenance. Pumping, cutting, cleaning and hauling equipment; trends pumps, motors, generators, filters, blowers, chlorinators used in treating water and wastewater; inspects, tends and maintains pumping stations; opens and closes valves; uses grease gun; reads and records meters and gauge readings; cuts grass; shovels snow and paints as required.

                  Requirements:

                      Ability to read, write and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
                        High school diploma or equivalent.

                        Possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required.

                        Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defect which would impair the proper performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety of oneself or others.


                    Mt Laurel Tp MUA and AFSCME Co 71 Loc 2268 2011.pdf

                    Mt Laurel MUA and AFSCME Co 71 Loc 2268 2011.doc