Current Employment Opportunities


Upper Blackstone provides employees with a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and life insurance, as well as generous vacation and sick time leave.

Upper Blackstone employees are part of the MA State Retirement System. Deferred Compensation SMART plan is also offered.


SCADA Specialist

The SCADA Specialist supports the process control network to ensure function and integrity of the systems. This includes the System Servers and Workstations, A-B Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and FTViewSE, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Operator Interface Terminals (OIT), Local Area Network/Wide Area Network, workstations, printers, and related IT infrastructure to ensure secure and uninterrupted operations.  Typical Assignments for the SCADA Specialist are working on the SCADA Network, Power Monitoring Network, HVAC Network, and CCTV/Card access Network.  Identifying network communication and connectivity issues.  Works with advance control network data communications, client/server functions and characteristics and current hardware/software architecture.  Makes minor programming changes in the PLC, OITs and HMI.  Communicates frequently with team members and other units across the plant about processes, equipment, or potential problems. 

Bachelor’s degree related to computer science, technology, or related area preferred. 10 years’ experience in the computer network field. Must possess a valid driver’s license.  This is a full-time position. 


IT Support Specialist

Candidate will be responsible for technical administration of all aspects of a variety of computer operating and communication systems that support a modern wastewater treatment facility.  Manages computer security and access to plant wide control systems and assures data are properly stored and backed up.  Interacts with plant personnel and outside vendors, suppliers, and engineers, and coordinates the work of outside control systems consultants.  Assures availability to Upper Blackstone management, including shift supervisors via Upper Blackstone provided cellular telephone to always assist with any IT problems.

Preferred Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.  Five years’ experience in computer control systems, at least 2 of which should be at a government or municipal agency.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Industrial Electrician

Performs work of a difficult and skilled nature.  Provides detailed records of daily work activities, accident reporting, tool and equipment inventories and predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance.   Assures security of tools and industrial equipment used in completion of work.  Coordinates health and safety concerns and policy with the Safety Officer.  Interacts with plant personnel and outside vendors, suppliers, and engineers.  Works inside and outside, as well as in tanks and other confined spaces.  Performs maintenance work involving the inspection, calibration, trouble shooting, repair and replacement of industrial electric components and equipment, electronic operating and control systems, generation and power distribution systems, motor control and distribution centers, lighting systems and process instrumentation associated with operating a modern wastewater treatment facility. Performs minor mechanical work of an incidental nature during electrical repairs, adhering to safety program requirements and maintaining superior housekeeping standards.  Must pursue work with energy and drive.  Possession of a valid Electrician Journeyman’s license issued by the State of Massachusetts required.


Candidates will perform general tasks of a simple or routine nature.   Duties will include performing building maintenance tasks including but not limited to:  preparing surfaces for refinishing and painting; cleaning building areas, floors, hallways, and restrooms; washing, waxing and polishing floors; washing windows, walls, and woodwork.   Performs grounds maintenance; cuts grass, weeds and brush; trims bushes and trees; rakes grass, leaves and trash; seeds and cares for lawn and ornamental plantings. Removes snow and ice from walkways, driveways, parking areas and buildings and equipment as needed.  Collects and disposes of trash. 

Assistant Senior Wastewater Operator

Make an impact on the environment as part of a team working to protect the Blackstone River! 

Upper Blackstone Clean Water is accepting resumes for an Assistant Senior Wastewater Operator on the 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift.   

Candidates will be responsible for operating and maintaining WWTP facility processes and equipment, including belt filter presses, multiple hearth incinerators, and a biological nutrient removal activated sludge system.  Process-control laboratory analysis.  Ability to work with SCADA.

This position is responsible for checking, operating, inspecting, servicing and cleaning of equipment including regulation of automatic equipment and the like. Ability to carry out emergency procedures; assigning, instructing and supervising operators; and keeping periodic records, operating engines, and auxiliary equipment; operating an automobile or truck as required.  Oversees and performs custodial duties incidental to the work.   

The Assistant Senior Operator acts as shift supervisor in the absence of the Senior Operator, performing all responsibilities expected of that position.  Weekend and holiday work is required.  Massachusetts Grade 6 certification necessary.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Wastewater Operator

Operators are responsible for safely and reliably operating and maintaining wastewater treatment facility processes and equipment including belt filter presses, multiple hearth incinerators, and a biological nutrient removal activated sludge system.  Ability to perform process control laboratory analysis and work with and understand SCADA is necessary. 

Salary based on education level and experience – college level coursework in a related field is desirable.  Holiday and weekend work is required. Must pursue work with energy and drive.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Excellent potential for growth.