Those with Certificates who applied for the Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operator position

T H O S E      W I T H      C E R T I F I C A T E S

 

Fredrick (Fritz) L. Grady, III

Gainesville, FL

1995 – 2000      University of Florida, Water Reclamation Facility       Gainesville, FL

Senior Treatment Plant Operator

Within the Physical Plant Division, all aspects of the University’s wastewater system, adhering to all regulatory and safety requirements, and operations and maintenance.

1989-1993      Sarasota County Utilities, Central County Water           Sarasota, FL

Reclamation Facility

Operator Trainee

Trained in all aspects of the County’s wastewater system, adhering to all regulatory and safety requirements and operations and maintenance

 

Education:

1995-2000          University of Florida                                          Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Engineer Intern, E. I. State of Florida, #1100006646
  • Class A, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, State of Florida #0009388
  • Class C, Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator, State of Florida #0018576
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Gregor R. St. John

Jasper, Florida (Valdosta phone No.)

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Gregor St. John has 30 years experience in the operations, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater utilities.  He has managed projects for a large, investor owned utility and a large contract operations firm.  For the past 18 years, he has owned and operated Water Technology, Inc. a contract operations and construction company.  Gregor St. John is a Florida State Certified General Contractor license #CGC1526261.   He has a Florida Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license and a Florida Class A. Water Treatment Plant Operator license.

SKILLS:

  •  Operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution and collection systems.
  • Electrical, mechanical and plumbing maintenance
  • Electric motor and pump controls
  • Heavy/Industrial construction
  • Biosolids handling and disposal
  • Underground utilities
  • Process control instrumentation
  • Bilingual, fluent in German language

EXPERIENCE:

Owner, President  Water Technology Inc.  August 2001 – Current, LaBelle, FL

For the past 18 years, owner of Water Technology Inc. engaged in the operations, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater utilities

Wastewater Manager and Lead Operator, Severn Trent Environmental Services  January 1999-August 2002  Fort Myers, FL

Managed day-to-day activities of operation and maintenance of Three Oaks and the San Carlos wastewater treatment plants and collection system facilities.  Trained employees on proper plant techniques, provided technical direction assistance and training to other personnel.

 

Lead Operator and Collection System Supervisor  Florida Cities Water Company   January 1989 – January 1998   Fort Myers, FL

Managed day-to-day activities of operations and maintenance of Waterway Estates advanced wastewater treatment plant and collection system facilities, 1.25 MGD with denite filters, U.V. disinfection and public access reuse

 

11 B Infantry – Rank E4 in Charge of Unit Arms room and wheeled vehicles.  Stationed In Germany   May 1985 – May 1988   Milton FL

 

Offshore Construction Welder/Roustabout   January 1984 – January 1985 – Tideland Marine Corporation, Grand Isle, LA

 

EDUCATION:

eLECTRONICS tECHNOLOGY AND dIESEL mECHANICS   lEE vo tECH  mAY 1993 fORT mYERS, fl

gENERAL sTUDIES, eDISON cOMMUNITY cOLLEGE, fORT mYERS, fl

wELDING, lOCKLAND vo tECH  mAY 1984 mILTON fl

 

ged   mILTON hIGH sCHOOL, mILTON fl   mAY 1983

 

 

Joe Griffin also applied in the event there were no certified applicants but his actual intent was to assist anyone else that wished to have a ticket and would have to re-take his certification since it had been eight years.  He knew when he applied because of the Hate the Town Manager had for him, there would not be a snowball’s chance of being hired but verbally, he told others in the area he would assist them in getting the certificate.

 

The Town of White Springs is very lucky to have received two individuals with certifications for Water and Wastewater.  In reviewing Gregor R. St. John, one can see how his experience transformed from starting with a GED to the operations, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater utilities (which would be a great asset for our upcoming revitalization of our utilities.  And it appears that he would have far more experience than the operator who is leaving that would assist our Town Greatly.  Sadly, however, the Gang and Stacy Tebo do not pick the best of the best as their standard operating procedures.  We’ll see if they take someone who may be the best of all candidates.

 

Karin for the blog

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