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City of Hudson, WI -  Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

City of Eden Prairie - Water Treatment Plant Operator

City of Detroit Lakes - Water/Waste Water Supervisor

City of Carver - Utilities - Public Services Technician I

Duluth North Shore Sanitary District is requesting proposals - contract operations services to the District

City of Glencoe - Water Operator

City of Medford - Public Works Supervisor

City of Northome - Public Works Personnel.

Veolia - Water Operator, Albertville, MN

City of Hudson, WI. (Serving 17,561 customers) is seeking to fill a fulltime Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position for the Hudson Public Utilities.  

Position In Brief: This position performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a municipal advanced activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and supervises three (3) fulltime staff.

This lead position is responsible for coordinating operations, maintenance and supervision of personnel at the wastewater treatment plant and collection system. Work involves performing laboratory testing, servicing lift stations, assist in budget preparation, maintenance of the collection system, operating and maintaining plant equipment, preparing reports and record keeping tasks and operation of the Lower Power Dam at Lake Mallalieu. This position is responsible for treatment plant operational compliance and reporting requirements of all governing agencies. The Lead Operator serves as the “Operator in Charge” and the plant representative for the DNR. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Utility Director.

Qualifications: Associates degree in Wastewater Treatment Operations, and (4) four years experience in an advanced activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and/or the equivalent combination of experience and education.

Must have Wisconsin Advanced Certification with subclasses A-1 (suspended growth activated sludge), B (solids separation), C (sludge handling), D (disinfection), L (laboratory) and P (total phosphorus removal). Transfers from other States will be accepted but must be completed within 6 months of hire. Note: DNR is changing their certification from a numbered grade to Basic or Advanced certification. Grade 3 or higher is advanced.

Possess a valid driver’s license with CDL and air brake and tanker endorsements or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.

Salary range is $28.75-$31.00 hourly DOQ, plus full benefits. A full job description and application is available online at www.ci.hudson.wi.us or may be picked up at Hudson City Hall 505 Third St. Hudson, WI. 54016. Resume’s must accompany application.

Applications must be sent to: Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Hudson, c/o Devin Willi, 505 Third Street, Hudson, WI 54016. Applications deadline is September 14th, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Application questions can be directed to Kip Peters, Utility Director at 715-386-4765 x115 or kpeters@ci.hudson.wi.us 

The City of Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider

City of Eden Prairie - Water Treatment Plant Operator
Position Profile
Status:  Full-time regular position, non-exempt
Salary:  Starts at $27.29 - $31.59 per hour (Depending upon qualifications) with built-in overtime
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Location: Water Treatment Plant, 14100 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie
Hours:  Works 12 hour shifts in accordance with staffing plan, shifts adjust seasonally; work schedule is 4 days on 4 days off; scheduled overtime is required for this position
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor
Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is comprised of Engineering, Utilities, Street Maintenance, Fleet Services, and Environmental Services. The department is responsible for the environmental management, design, construction, and maintenance of the street, water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure systems in the community. 
Position Responsibilities
The Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the city’s lime softening water treatment plant in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, the operation of the treatment plant residual de-watering equipment and associated processes, and the water system maintenance procedures established by the Utilities Division Management.  The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
1)     Provides safe, high quality drinking water in adequate supply to meet the needs of the city’s customers; conducts laboratory testing and monitors the treatment process to meet the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
2)     Maintains proficiency in lime softening chemistry with the specific intent to interpret laboratory results and respond to those results to optimize water treatment chemical processes.
3)     Controls coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, fluoridation, and disinfection of water in response to laboratory results.
4)     Records, updates, and logs data pertaining to plant operations, water quality monitoring, maintenance, and administrative functions including equipment operation, well-field operation, chemical dosages and inventories, and laboratory results.
5)     Operates, schedules, monitors, cleans, and performs operator level maintenance on the filter-press system, and maintains the thickening basin at optimum levels.
6)     Orders, receives, and inventories chemicals used in the water treatment process, and ensures all day bins, hoppers, and day tanks are filled.
7)     Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints from the public and refers both complaints and responses to the utility management.
8)     Assists with the general water treatment plant maintenance and preventative maintenance as directed; performs operator level maintenance of water treatment, water supply, and water storage an if necessary, the water distribution systems; coordinates water treatment plant operations with organizational maintenance activities and assists outside contractors as required.
9)     Actively participates in educational programs to maintain required Department of Health licensing and treatment plant certification, and makes steady, positive progress toward improving individual certification, job skills, and professional training.   
10)   Maintains an excellent driving record and a valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
11)   Conducts tours as assigned by the Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
City of Eden Prairie Values
We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Requirements
Education: Associates degree or two-year technical certificate in water treatment/chemistry, or equivalent combination of education and experience required; Water Environment Technology or Water Quality Science diploma preferred; Minnesota Department of Health Water Supply System Operation – Class D License required (or equivalent level of water certification from another state); must take the examination for a Minnesota Department of Health Water Supply System Operation – Class C - A License within 3 months of first becoming eligible, and must obtain each successive Water Supply System Operation license within 1 year of the first examination date;  required to obtain a “Special Engineers License” from the Department of Labor and Industry within 6 months of employment; must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License with excellent driving record.
Work Experience:  AA degree, technical certificate or diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology or a minimum of one year experience in Water Treatment Plant Operations, required. Experience operating a Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant and working experience with water treatment chemistry and calculating chemical dosages preferred.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and strong math skills preferred.
Physical Effort: Occasionally exertion of force in excess of 50 and/or up to 100 pounds to move objects or equipment accessories is required.  Must be able to exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Must be able to routinely climb ladders in excess of 120 feet and descend into and work inside confined spaces.
Working Conditions: Most work is performed within a water treatment facility, in-and-around water supply wells and water storage reservoirs, and will involve working inside and outside of vehicles and in confined spaces.  Seasonal conditions can include excessive heat or cold.  Conditions can include working in wet, muddy, slippery or dusty and windy conditions.  At these times there may be intermittent exposure to very disagreeable working conditions.  Some assignments involve exposure to odors and potentially toxic gases.  There is often exposure to working within deep water treatment basins and mixers, climbing ladders into and out of water treatment equipment, and working at heights requiring fall-protection equipment.  There is considerable attention to detail when handling equipment in tight quarters or around people. 
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or making a decision.
Technical Learning: Effective at acquiring skills, abilities and knowledge; quickly learns new industry, organization, and product information; has an aptitude for retaining and applying technical information; able to communicate techniques, software or product information to others; is a quick study; able to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:
·         Professional Reference Checks
·         Criminal History and Driver’s License Check
·         Education and work history verification
·         Pre-employment Physical
·         Drug Testing
All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline
To apply, complete an online application (www.edenprairie.org and click on the employment tab) by the application deadline.
Position Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00pm
Review Applications: Week of September 3, 2018
First Round Interviews: Wednesday, September 12 or Thursday, September 13, 2018
Final Round Interviews: Tuesday, September 25 or Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Potential Start Date: Mid-October, negotiable

City of Detroit Lakes
Notice of Employment
Water/Waste Water Supervisor
Detroit Lakes, MN a thriving and vibrant community with excellent amenities and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Water/Wastewater Supervisor within its Public Utilities Department. This is a management position within the Utilities and requires a minimum of 5 years Supervisory experience with considerable experience in a municipal setting. Qualifications include at a minimum a Minnesota Class A wastewater license, Minnesota Class C water license, and MPCA Type IV bio-solids license. Please provide all information as to work history, certifications, licenses and other relevant skills and education when making application. 
Application form, benefits and job description are available on the City website at www.cityofdetroitlakes.com Send Cover letter, Resume and Application to City Clerk, 1025 Roosevelt Avenue Detroit Lakes MN 56501 by 4:30 PM on August 31, 2018.
Employment background investigation will be performed.  The City of Detroit Lakes is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Utilities - Public Services Technician I

The City of Carver (population 4,628) is seeking a self-motivated individual, capable of growing into a supervisory position, in the area of utility operations for a growing community.  Essential functions of the position include managing, operating, and maintaining the municipal water infrastructure, wastewater, storm water, and flood protection activities.  
Minimum qualifications for the position include High School diploma or equivalent, Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and tanker endorsement from the State of MN, MDH Class C Water License, MPCA Class SC Collection System License or MPCA Class C Wastewater License, five years of experience in municipal utilities, and one year of supervisory experience.
The pay range, as established by a collective bargaining agreement, is $53,456 to $66,601, as well as paid time off and an excellent benefits package.      
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and official City application to be considered for the position.  Applications will be accepted through August 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  For a complete job description and application forms, please visit www.cityofcarver.com.

The Duluth North Shore Sanitary District is requesting proposals (download RFP Here) from interested companies in providing contract operations services to the District. These services would include full-time operations support for the District’s sewer collection infrastructure and serving the approximately 430 customers. Proposals are requested from interested parties and shall be submitted to the District’s Consulting Engineer, MSA Professional Services by 12 noon on Wednesday August 29, 2018. Copies of the request for proposals are available by request of the District Engineer, jjurewicz@msa-ps.com or 218-499-3176.

The City of Glencoe is seeking a Water Operator to perform operations, maintenance, and equipment work involving the : 
* Water Treatment Plant and distribution system 
* Storm water system 
* Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system 
Minimum Qualifications :
Qualified applicants must possess a valid MN Class B driver's license with tanker endorsement. And a minimum of a Class D Water/Waste Water and Class S-D Sewer Collection licenses or ability to obtain necessary water/waste water and collection licenses within two years. A minimum of two years of experience in light or heavy equipment operation and general maintenance and mechanical repair required. Education in a related field can substitute for up to one year of required experience.  Applicants with high mechanical and electrical aptitude and education are strongly preferred. 
A complete job description and application are available at the Glencoe City Center or online at www.glencoemn.org.   For consideration email completed  application  and  resume to: gschreifels@ci.glencoe.mn.us or mail to Glencoe City Center Attention:  Gary Schreifels, 1107 11th Street East, Suite 107, Glencoe, MN 55336

The City of Medford is hiring a full-time Public Works Supervisor.  This great career opportunity requires communicating and coordinating with staff and outside agencies, supervising full and part time employees, responsive customer service; and includes managing and implementing maintenance and operation of streets, parks, trails, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and wastewater, water, and storm sewer infrastructure.   The position performs administrative, technical, and professional work. Salary is $52,936-$73,757, DOQ.
Minnesota Class D Water and Class D Wastewater licenses (Class C licenses or higher preferred), have the ability to obtain a CPO license; valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement within six months.
Applications available at www.medfordminnesota.com or City Hall.  To apply, submit an application and resume.  Mail application materials to City of Medford, Attn: City Administrator, 408 2nd Ave SE, Medford, MN 55049, or email materials to medford@medfordminnesota.com
Deadline: Open until filled


The City of Northome is seeking to fill the position of Public Works Personnel. This position is exempt from overtime and full time with 40 hours per week. The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. A Class "C" Water Operator's license, a Class "D" Wastewater Operator's license, and a valid Class "B" Minnesota driver's license are required. Water and Wastewater licensing must be obtained within 18 months of employment. Responsibilities of this position include the operation and maintenance of the municipal water and wastewater systems, snow removal, maintaining streets and parks, operation and maintenance of city vehicles  and all other related equipment, and any other duties assigned by the city council. Must possess good public relations skills. Must have a flexible schedule and be willing  to work some evenings and weekends. For a full job description and application packet call the Northome City Clerk's Office at (218) 897-5762. Mail  to Northome City Clerk's Office, PO Box 65, Northome, MN 56628, fax to (218) 897-4002 or deliver in person to 12068 Main Street, Northome, MN 56661

Veolia is the largest sustainable environmental solutions organization globally. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, we specialize in water, waste and energy management
Water Operator
Full time
$20 - 23/hr DOE
Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k, Vacation
MN Grade D License required. Grade C preferred or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment
Job Duties:
Operates and maintains water/wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements.
Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Six months to two years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water treatment.
Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.
Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. 
Pleas forward resumes to tracey.anderson@veolia.com

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