ALCOSAN currently employs 350 people, with 80 of these employees designated as salaried, including Directors, Managers, First Line Supervisors and some professionals such as Engineers. ALCOSAN also employs 9 security guards who are members of the General Teamsters, Chauffeurs & Helpers Local 249. The rest of ALCOSAN's workforce are members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 433. Most of ALCOSAN's employees work Monday through Friday with Operations Department personnel and Security working a rotating shift schedule.
Employment Opportunities and Requirements
Turnover at ALCOSAN has historically been low. On average ten to fifteen new employees are hired per year mostly for entry level plant or office positions. Hundreds of applications are received each year.
To be considered for employment at ALCOSAN you must be at least 18 years of age and must have a high school diploma or have completed a GED.
Applicants may apply for entry level plant and entry level office positions. Employment applications are available for download here, or can be obtained at our Security Office any time, seven days a week. Applications and resumes are accepted by via mail at ALCOSAN, c/o Manager of Human Resources, 3300 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, or may be faxed to 412-734-8713. No applications and/or resumes will be accepted via e-mail. All applications and resumes are retained for a period of two years.
Types of Openings
1. Entry Level Plant - Custodial Laborer. Cleans plant and administrative offices. Must pass pre-placement physical, which includes drug test. Must pass a four-hour battery of tests, which measure overall suitability and ability to advance to plant operations or skilled maintenance.
2. Entry Level Office - Performs data entry and other clerical duties. Applicants must currently pass a typing test (40 words per minute). Must also pass a four-hour battery of tests, which measure overall suitability and ability to advance to higher level clerical positions.
3. Other Positions - Most higher level positions are filled by internal posting and promotion. Skilled trades positions are normally filled internally through our apprenticeship program. Occasionally we will seek external candidates for positions such as Information Systems Professionals, Engineers, Chemists and specialized management positions. Such vacancies are listed with the State Employment Service and are advertised when they occur. Click HERE for a list of specialized management and professional vacancies currently advertised by the Authority.
General Employment Policies
When vacancies occur, applications are screened and applicants are selected to be interviewed based on factors such as apparent qualifications and stable work history. Testing is required for all entry level positions. A suitable number of applicants will be selected for testing based on the results of the interview. Those applicants who pass the test battery will be requested to provide detailed information so that ALCOSAN can verify work history, education and criminal record prior to employment. If more applicants pass the test than are required to fill the current vacancies the applicants who are not initially selected will be given first consideration for future vacancies. ALCOSAN complies with all federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity. Furthermore, ALCOSAN values diversity and maintains a work force that is representative of the population in the service area.