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    Water Resource Recovery Operator Technician A
    City of Mankato
    Mankato, MN
    Posted 1-22-2020

    SALARY:  $19.94 – $29.133 Hourly ($41,475.20-$60,590.40 Annually)
    (2019 wage rate shown-2020 union contract not yet settled.)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 5, 2020-11:59 p.m.

     

    DESCRIPTION:
    Under supervision from the Superintendent of the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), this position performs semi-skilled work as required for the efficient operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment, bio-solids processing and reuse water production. May be assigned to Shift Operator or Relief Operator/Maintenance functions.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Performs maintenance tasks around the facility including, but not limited to; oil changes, greasing pumps, rebuilding pumps, rebuilding motors, rebuilding mixers, repairing and replacing pipe of various sizes, repairing electrical panels, repairing HVAC equipment, repairing boilers, maintaining clean workspaces, and other assigned tasks associated with maintaining mechanical equipment at the facility.
    • Performs operational tasks around the facility including, but not limited to; utilization of SCADA system, utilization of tablet, paper and electronic reporting, pumping rate changes, chemical dosage changes, bacteriological testing, aeration adjustments, sludge blanket reading, digester feed rates, tank level controls, tank cleaning, online analyzer cleaning and maintenance, maintaining clean operational spaces, and other task associated with treatment operations at the facility.
    • Performs physical/mental demands of the work environment requirements for this position.
    • Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours and outside regular hours as necessary.
    • Effectively and respectfully follow the vision and values of Mankato with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

     

    ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Performs other related functions as assigned or apparent within various departments of Public Works.
    • Makes equipment adjustments on various components within the treatment system including, but not limited to barscreeens, clarifiers, pumps, blowers, chemical skids, boilers, belt filter press, and generators.
    • Performs process lab tests to ascertain pH, dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, temperature, and chlorine residual.
    • Estimate materials needed and costs for projects, obtain quotes and order parts and tools.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must possess a high school diploma or GED and have the ability to obtain a Minnesota Class D Wastewater Operator certification within twenty four (24) months.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Associates Applied Science degree in water and/or wastewater
    • Valid Minnesota Class B Wastewater Operators license or higher

     

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Must obtain a class “B” Wastewater Operator certification within one (1) year of the first eligibility.
    • Must possess a valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license and be able to drive; and obtain a Minnesota CDL Class A driver’s license within 120 days of employment.
    • Must possess a tanker endorsement within sixty (60) days of request.
    • Must possess a Special Engineer Boiler Operators license or obtain one with six (6) months of employment; and must obtain a 2nd Class (2C) Boiler Operators license when eligible.
    • Must register with the Department of Labor and Industry as an unlicensed maintenance electrician within six (6) months of employment.
    • Must be able to respond to call outs within thirty (30) minutes while on call.
    • Satisfactory completion of background examination, physical examination and drug testing.
    • Ability to pass medical standards for respirator, and ability to wear while performing work duties.
    • Must be able to work emergency overtime.
    • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.
    • Must comply with data practices polices and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility.  While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason.  Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the not public data must be properly stored according to city policy and the Minnesota Statutes.

     

    HOURS OF WORK:

    Normal hours are 7:00am to 3:30pm, and work a weekly rotating daytime shift. May be required to work nights, weekends, and on holidays. This position will serve on an on-call rotation carrying a business cell phone to response to emergencies outside normal business hours.

     

    MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY: www.mankatomn.gov/jobs

    Contact Person: Diane Biedscheid, Human Resources Specialist, (507) 387-8664,

    dianeb@mankatomn.gov


    DISTRICT ENGINEER
    FOX METRO WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
    Oswego, IL
    Posted 1-14-2020

    NATURE OF WORK

    Fox Metro Water Reclamation District (FMWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for an exempt full-time employment position to perform work of considerable complexity under the general supervision of the District Manager.  Coordinates all engineering activities at the District.  Assists the District Manager with planning and coordinating District activities.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Works with staff and Consultant to prepare scope of projects, and cost estimates.  Coordinates progress towards completion of design.  Reviews plans and specifications.  Reviews bidding results and references of bidders.  Recommends actions to District Manager and Board.
    • Coordinates progress of construction projects and determines the scope of services with Consultant for Construction Phase work.  Oversees progress of construction projects.  Attends construction meetings.  Reviews correspondence from contractors and engineers.  Reviews pay requests, requests for information and change orders.  Resolves problems with construction.
    • Ability to plan, organize, design and develop specifications and supervise the construction for assigned projects.
    • Coordinates with Board, District Manager and Staff regarding the long-term and short-term goals of the District.  Anticipate future regulations and trends in technology to include design aspects that provide the best options for the future that are most advantageous to the District.
    • Assists the District Manager in the preparation of the short term and long-term project budgeting.  Prepares refined estimates detailing 1 year and 5-year plans.
    • Supervises the Plant Manager and advises with staffing levels, projects, tasks, and duties.  Assists with troubleshooting operational and mechanical issues.
    • Promote the best interests of the District and maintains integrity in accordance with the District Code of Conduct.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Illinois Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Civil/Environmental Engineering or obtain Illinois Licensure by Endorsement within six (6) months of hire.  A minimum of 10 years of related progressive experience in water and wastewater with increasing levels of supervisory experience and responsibilities.

    Ability to communicate technically complex issues effectively via oral and written correspondence to co-workers, associates, and the public. Demonstrates understanding of wastewater issues and applicable regulations.

    Physical demands include sitting, standing, working on computers for extended periods.  Ability to walk in and around facilities, construction sites and equipment with work requiring stooping, bending and kneeling.  The work environment will require the periodic exposure to moderate noises, odors, corrosive gasses and ability to work in confined space.

    Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, database, and other computer programs to prepare documents and presentations.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must have the ability to work in a Team Environment.

    NOTE:  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties required by his/her supervisor.

    Application instructions on our website at: https://www.foxmetro.org/employment-opportunities/districtengineer/

     


    WATER UTILITY SUPERINTENDENT
    CITY OF BROOKFIELD
    BROOKFIELD, WI
    Posted 1-6-2020

    SUMMARY:    The Water Utility Superintendent performs professional-level work, supervises all phases of the operation and maintenance of the water utility department, maintaining the utility in a state of readiness to ensure an adequate, safe water supply is always available even in emergency situations.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Promotes overall goals and objectives of the Public Works Department to Water Utility staff.
    • Implements a water supply, treatment and distribution operations and maintenance program that ensures a continuous supply of safe water for consumption and fire protection.
    • Evaluates effectiveness of water utility systems and procedures.
    • Provides recommendations regarding methods of operation and maintenance to the Director of Public Works and the Water and Sewer Board.
    • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations with other City staff and the community in general.
    • Responds or refers complaints/service requests to the appropriate person.
    • Directs the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, and discipline of the water utility staff.
    • Prepares information for labor relations matters.
    • Prepares work schedules and coordinates with other supervisors to manage coverage schedules.
    • Coordinates utility programs with other departments.
    • Organizes response to emergencies such as water main breaks or well failures.
    • Corresponds effectively with the news media in emergency situations.
    • Works with engineers, contractors, consultants, government personnel, and lobbyists to achieve division goals.
    • Prepares and administers the division budget.
    • Plans, budgets, and manages water system infrastructure maintenance.
    • Develops contracts and purchases equipment, chemical and service agreements.
    • Prepares PSC annual report and DNR reports.

     

    Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

     

    THE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, administration, physical science or related field.
    2. At least 5 years of managerial experience, preferably in a public sector water utility.
    3. At least 5 years of water utility experience.
    4. Certification as a licensed Waterworks Operator with Class 1-G, D and I (groundwater, distribution, iron removal) by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources within one (1) year of date of hire.
    5. Advanced knowledge of water treatment and distribution system equipment, operations, procedures and regulations.
    6. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of electrical, and telemetry controls for supply and distribution facilities.
    7. Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

    Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

     

    THE 2020 SALARY RANGE IS:  $86,480.16 – $112,424.52 annually with excellent benefits.

     

    THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.  Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

     

    APPLICATIONS will be accepted through SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020. This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

     

    APPLY ONLINE through NEOGOV via the City of Brookfield’s website (www.ci.brookfield.wi.us) by first clicking on the job title and then on the “Apply” link.  An email address is necessary to apply online.  First-time applicants must establish an account, including creating a username and password.  After an account has been established, applicants should select the “Build Job Application” link to continue the application process. Additional documents, including resumes, may be attached to the application,  however the application must be completed in its entirety to be considered further.  You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

     

    For assistance click on “HELP” or, during business hours, contact Applicant Support @ 1-855-524-5627 or Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield H. R. Department.


    WATER & SEWER MAINTENANCE WORKER
    VILLAGE OF GLENDALE HEIGHTS
    Glendale Heights, IL
    Posted 1-2-2020

    DESCRIPTION

    The Village of Glendale Heights has a position available for Maintenance Worker in the Public Works Department, Water & Sewer Division.

    Inspects and/or repairs booster pumping stations, reservoirs, meters, sanitary sewer system, sanitary lift stations and other similar and related equipment at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.

    Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, repair, maintenance and replacement of water and sewer lines. Inspects and/or repairs streets, sidewalks, parkways and divisional equipment at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly. Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, etc.

    Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, street repairs, water and sewer lines repairs, work completed, etc. Operates light and medium-sized construction and power equipment, such as electric rodders, jetter/inductor truck or backhoe/loader. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time, work safely, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.

    Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years of experience relating to construction, maintenance, or repair or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Valid State Driver’s license, with appropriate CDL certifications, or meet requirements to obtain CDL within 6 months. The successful candidate will be required to follow the terms and conditions of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 (49 USCA 2717 et seq.) and all related Village Policies.

    Hourly Rate: $26.65 – $35.93, commensurate with qualification and experience.

    Applications being accepted until position is filled and should be submitted to:

    Village of Glendale Heights
    Attn: HR Division
    300 Civic Center Plaza
    Glendale Heights, IL 60139

    All job offers are conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of pre-employment drug testing and background check.


    WPCF DIVISION MANAGER
    VILLAGE OF GLENDALE HEIGHTS
    Glendale Heights, IL
    Posted 1-2-2020

    DESCRIPTION

    The Village of Glendale Heights has a position available for a Water Pollution Control Division Manager in the Public Works Department.

    This position performs a variety of skilled, technical, supervisory, and administrative work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the municipal wastewater treatment systems, equipment and facilities and works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.

    Oversees the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant to control flow and processing of Wastewater, sludge, and effluent in order to meet NPDES and other local, state or Federal regulations. Plans, schedules and implements construction, maintenance, and operation activities designed to provide quality wastewater treatment service for the Village; oversees construction and maintenance work to determine acceptability and conformance to standards.

    Supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of all systems for the wastewater treatment facility. Oversees the analysis of wastewater, sludge, and effluent samples to provide data for the efficient operation of wastewater treatment plants.

    Operates equipment and machinery used in the treatment process such as pumps, aerobic digesters, blowers in aeration tanks, and disk filters; adjusts return rates and air rates; disinfects plant effluent and releases treated water to receiving stream; supervises the contractual sludge removal from the treatment process.

    Monitors the wastewater treatment process in accordance with all applicable laws, ordinances and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations; inspects machinery, equipment and control panels for defects; measures the rate of flow of effluent water through the treatment plant; adjusts the treatment process when laboratory analysis detects problems.

    Trains, supervises and disciplines employees performing the duties of maintenance, construction and repair of wastewater treatment facilities. Advises Director in matters relating to division activities; provides information to various civic, school and public groups and individuals regarding wastewater facility problems and services.

    Compiles and submits all required records and reports to the Public Works Director; prepares monthly, semi-annual, quarterly and annual EPA reports, daily activity records and equipment repair records.
    This position will be part of the Snow Command Management Team for the Department.

    Must have graduated from a four-year college or university with a degree in environmental science, public health, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and ten (10) years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment systems including the operation of related maintenance equipment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Must have a valid Illinois State driver’s license and proper CDL certifications or ability to obtain one within 6 months from date of employment. Also, an Illinois Class 1 Waste Water Treatment Works Operator’s Certificate, or ability to obtain one within six (6) months.

    Salary range $93,184 to $110,614, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Village of Glendale Heights offers a generous benefit package. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

    Letters of interest, resume and application should be submitted to:

    Village of Glendale Heights
    Attn: HR Division
    300 Civic Center Plaza
    Glendale Heights, IL 60139

    Employees are required to have their permanent residency within a 15-mile radius of the Village, unless an exception is approved by the Village Administrator.


    SOLIDS OPERATOR
    City of Appleton
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 1-20-2020

    DESCRIPTION

    The City of Appleton is accepting applications for the position of Solids Operator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. We are seeking a high-energy individual who has experience in wastewater treatment or a related field. This is a skilled technical position responsible for successful, continuous, real-time operation of solids dewatering processes and final deposition procedures in accordance within the facility’s Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit. Work involves monitoring, analytical testing, and control of all phases of solids dewatering processes. This includes maintaining process inventories, establishing chemical and sidestream volumes and flow rates. The operator collects and analyzes samples to evaluate belt filter press performance and control process variables to ensure efficient operations. The position also must operate hand-trucks, forklifts, man-lifts, payloader, and similar equipment. Solids operators are scheduled on weekly rotating shift basis. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of operating experience in a wastewater treatment facility, or industrial maintenance environment. Education or training beyond high school in wastewater treatment technology, with Wisconsin Wastewater Operations certification is desirable. Hiring range is $21.08 – $26.35/hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application on-line at www.appleton.org. The application deadline is Sunday, January 12, 2020.

    City of Appleton
    100 N. Appleton Street
    Appleton, WI 54911
    Phone: 920-832-6458
    Fax: 920-832-5845
    Email: humanresources@appleton.org


    WASTEWATER OPERATOR
    Northern Moraine WRD
    Island Lake, IL
    Posted 12-17-2019

    DESCRIPTION

    The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District has an immediate opening for a Wastewater Operator. This is a non-exempt position with responsibility for the operation, repair and maintenance of equipment and the monitoring, sampling and control of the District’s wastewater treatment facilities, comprised of the collection system and treatment plant. Applicants with wastewater plant and collection system operational experience and an Illinois Class 4 or higher Wastewater Operators license will be preferred. Other combinations of education, skills, experience and certification may be considered. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Starting Range is $22.90–$29.03 per hour, depending on qualifications and certifications. The District provides excellent benefits, including IMRF.

    Duties encompass all facets of wastewater facility operations, maintenance and repairs on the District’s 2 MGD treatment plant and extensive collection system. A minimum of two years of experience in wastewater operation is highly desirable, but not required.

    Applicant should be able to show knowledge of the principals and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems.

    Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume, including professional references to Mohammed Haque, District Manager at haque@nmwrd.org.


    STORMWATER – DIVISION MANAGER
    CITY OF WICHITA
    WICHITA, KS
    Posted 12-17-2019

    DESCRIPTION

    DIVISION MANAGER – STORMWATER – CITY OF WICHITA, KS (pop. 390,000) The City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities Department seeks its next Storm Water Division Manager.  Wichita Public Works and Utilities is the largest public utility in the State of Kansas.   Wichita offers a high quality of life with numerous amenities including two universities and technical college, multiple venues for arts, entertainment and recreation and 225 days of sunshine annually.

     

    The City is seeking an innovative and forward-thinking leader with strong analytical and communication skills to manage a division of 57 FTE employees, an annual budget of $15 million and a capital projects budget of approximately $30 million dollars through 2026.  The Division is one of 12 divisions in the Public Works and Utilities Department.  Public Works and Utilities has 764 FTEs and a total budget of $271 million.  The position reports to the Assistant Director of Public Works.

     

    The position leads a fully integrated stormwater utility and regional flood control operation.   The Division Manager is responsible for directing maintenance and operations of the utility, administering and developing the annual division budget, as well as planning and management of capital projects.  The regional flood control project serves a metropolitan area of 645,000 and is multi-jurisdictional.

     

    Candidates should have:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Management or a related field; a PE is preferred;
    • A minimum of five years of experience in a senior management role;
    • Previous experience in stormwater or environmental management;
    • Certification as a Floodplain Manager or the ability to obtain certification after hire;
    • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to use data in decision making.

     

    The starting salary range is $70,557 – $99,281 +/-DOQ.  The full range extends to $128,005.  The City provides an excellent benefit package.

     

    Candidates should apply by January 10, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240.  The City of Wichita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Click HERE to Apply!


    PROJECT ENGINEER
    Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 12-13-2019

    SALARY:                   $67,184.22 – $79,021.43 Annually
    OPENING DATE:   12/11/19
    CLOSING DATE:    01/02/20 11:59 PM

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) is a regional governmental agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the greater Milwaukee area. The District’s mission protects public health and the environment through world-class, cost-effective water resource management, leadership, and partnership.

     

    The District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Engineer in the Technical Services Division. Reporting to the Contract Compliance Assistant Manager, the Project Engineer will perform or assist in performing engineering evaluations; design repair, replacement and maintenance projects; and prepare engineering plans and specifications. This position will also prepare and bid projects out for construction, and assist project managers and senior staff in the performance of project management and/or construction management duties for assigned District contracts or projects in any of the three primary focus areas: water reclamation facilities, conveyance, and watercourse.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Performing engineering analysis and preparing plans and specifications for plant, conveyance, water quality, and flood protection projects.
    • Performing engineering analysis and calculations related to various projects, Including equipment capacities, conveyance capacities, operation and maintenance costs, energy costs and other process variables.
    • Provide services in a field setting, under the guidance of Contract Compliance staff, to assist in managing and administering construction contracts, ensuring that all provisions of the contract are in compliance with contract documents and regulations. Alternatively, provide services in an office setting, under the guidance of Contract Compliance staff to assist In managing and administering design projects ensuring conformance with District policies, procedures, standards and design criteria.
    • Develop understanding of District assets and processes and relationship of same to assigned project(s). Troubleshoot contract-installed materials and equipment, interacting with stakeholders as needed to identify problems and plan for resolution of same. Alternatively, in the office setting, collect and analyze project background information in preparation for design phase activities. Develop design-phase project scope by reviewing and evaluating planning data and reports. Develop project costs and schedule for budgeting purposes.
    • Assist in preparation of all required construction management documentation including submittals, change orders, engineering estimates, claim analysis, correspondence, District standard construction management forms, red-line drawings, etc. Alternatively, assist in the preparation of required similar design phase documentation.
    • Review contract plans and specifications prior to bidding for constructabillty issues. In the office setting, review contract plans and specifications developed by consultants to ensure the project as designed meets the objectives of the project as scoped.
    • Prepare technical memos and documents, as well as Commission documents and presentations.
    • Serve as back-up to Contract Compliance staff for fixed, routine tasks.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education: Bachelor of Science degree in civil/environmental/mechanical or related engineering discipline degree.

    • Zero to two years of job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Ability to apply written and oral communication skills to the completion of job duties
    • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records, field notes, and to contribute to detailed technical reports and records
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relations
    • Ability to read, interpret, and work with blueprints, specifications, and plans
    • Knowledge of and the ability to apply various construction codes and standards
    • Ability to perform all jobs testing accurately
    • Ability to apply knowledge of OSHA confined entry procedures to the safe completion of job duties and ability to use surveying equipment and field testing equipment
    • Ability to enter into a tunnel or uneven terrain or work in a confined space area; ability to access a confined space through a 20-inch diameter opening
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds frequently and up to 45 pounds occasionally
    • Computer software proficiency in Word, Excel, scheduling software and GIS software knowledge
    • Experience in wastewater conveyance, treatment systems, or watercourse conveyance system engineering and design is desirable
    • Experience in managing small construction projects is desirable
    • Valid driver’s license required

     

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

    Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, and working on engineering analysis, design or bid packages or if supporting project managers during the design phase of projects, the employee works in an office environment 80% of the time and is exposed to outside weather conditions 20% of the time. If supporting construction phase projects, the employee works in an office environment 20% of the time and is exposed to outside weather conditions 80% of the time. Employee may be exposed to extreme temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, noise, fumes, and risk of electrical shock.

    Requires the use of safety glasses and safety shoes, hard hat, coveralls, hearing protection, rain suits, gas detector, and self-rescue as dictated by the location work is being performed.

     

    Applications may be filed online at: https://www.mmsd.com
    Postition #2020-00002
    Project Engineer

    260 W. Seeboth St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    hrapplicants@mmsd.com

    MMSD is committed to equal employment opportunity and to nondiscrimination in all aspects of the employment relatlonshlp.


    PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER WASTEWATER
    VILLAGE OF ROSELLE
    Roselle, IL
    Posted 11-25-2019

    JOB SUMMARY
    The Village of Roselle, Illinois (population 22,763) is seeking to fill the newly created position of Public Works Manager – Wastewater within the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for overseeing the Wastewater Division and providing administrative and general management assistance to the Director of Public Works and the Department of Public Works.

    This position is responsible for executive, managerial, and supervisory work directing the overall operations of the Village’s two wastewater treatment plants, eleven lift stations and sanitary collection system. The Public Works Manager manages a team of personnel and resources to efficiently and reliably provide services along with a high level of customer service. Further duties include assisting the Department Director with supervising, planning, organizing, and directing the programs, activities, and operations of the Public Works Department with other departments, divisions, outside agencies, and the general public. Other primary responsibilities include: administrative duties required for the efficient operation of the division; preparation of the division’s fiscal year budget and capital improvement program; preparation and oversight of contractual, maintenance, and construction projects; procurement of public services and capital purchases; and assistance with administering the Department’s safety/risk management program.

    Graduation from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by a minimum of 10 years of experience in public works operations; minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Possession of a Class I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate, or receipt of one within twelve (12) months with a minimum of a Class II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate at the time of application. Starting salary will be dependent on experience and skills. Visit “Job Opportunities” at www.roselle.il.us/jobs for a complete job description and to apply online. Include cover letter, resume, and three professional references by Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The Village of Roselle is an equal opportunity employer.


    Wastewater Plant Manager II
    Veolia
    Worthington, MN
    Posted 11-18-2019

    FACILITY SUMMARY
    The facility is a 2 MGD Anaerobic Lagoons with Activated Sludge Industrial WWTF. The plant receives nearly 100% of its loading from JBS (meat packing industry).

     

    JOB SUMMARY
    Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of large/complex water and/or wastewater systems, public works and or multi-sites. Assures its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Must have Minnesota Class A Wastewater License or the ability to obtain the license within 6 to 12 months.
    • The position requires candidates that have a strong mechanical aptitude and willingness to get his/her “hands dirty” to keep the plant in operation.
    • Ability to communicate with both the City Engineer and the JBS managementand operations staff on a frequent basis.
    • At least three (3) years progressive management experience within a water/wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection. Supervisory experience of 5 or more employees is highly desirable. Internal management experience preferred.
    • Lab experience for permit testing requirements.
    • Thorough knowledge of Process/Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities/Capital Equipment Management with expertise in more than one area of general knowledge requirements.
    • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
    • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
    • Familiarity with maintenance, operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
    • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
    • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
    • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
    • Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.

     

    Interested applicants please contact:

    Ally Haro
    Corporate Recruiter
    allyson.haro@veolia.com

     

    **Local candidates preferred, but open to non-local applicants**


    MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
    FOX RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
    South Elgin, IL
    Posted 11-18-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the non-exempt full-time position of Maintenance Supervisor. FRWRD owns and operates three Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the City of Elgin, IL with Administration Offices located in the Village of South Elgin, IL.

     

    This position works primarily in the wastewater treatment plants but also at remote FRWRD sites. This position is responsible for performing and supervising preventative maintenance, upkeep, repairs, and replacement of pumping and mechanical equipment, building utilities, underground utilities, safety mechanisms, and FRWRD grounds. The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 7am-3pm, Monday- Friday. Must be willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends.

     

    Position Requirements:

    HS diploma/GED, valid IL DL required/CDL preferred, knowledge of wastewater operations a plus. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience with mechanical maintenance. Associates Degree in industrial maintenance, heavy equipment operation experience and welding a plus.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to work in confined spaces. This is a non-exempt full-time position. Salary range- $56,000.00 – $70,000.00 depending on qualifications with excellent benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, DL & other pre-employment activities.

    Applicants should apply with a cover letter, resume and FRWRD employment application for consideration and forward to:

    Human Resources Manager, Fran Venegas
    fvenegas@frwrd.com
    Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
    Closing Date: December 10, 2019
    Equal Opportunity Employer

     


    Wastewater Facility Electrician
    FOX RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
    South Elgin, IL
    Posted 11-05-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the non-exempt full-time position of Electrician/Electrical Specialist in the Wastewater Facility. FRWRD owns and operates three Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the City of Elgin, IL with Administration Offices located in the Village of South Elgin, IL.

    This position works primarily in the wastewater treatment plant but also at remote FRWRD sites. This position is responsible for installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of a variety of electrical & pneumatic equipment. Essential duties include but are not limited to repairs of electrical systems, motors, circuit breakers, troubleshoots motor control circuits and switchgear (480 volts & below). Maintains and repairs PLC’s, SCADA controls, flow meters, and associated equipment.

    The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 7am-3pm, Monday- Friday.

     

    Position Requirements:

    HS diploma/GED, valid IL DL/CDL preferred, knowledge of wastewater operations a plus. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience with industrial electricity and mechanical maintenance, Journeyman certification is preferred. Associates Degree in industrial maintenance, electrical or electronic engineering is a plus. Applicants with 5-7 years of industrial electrical experience or currently enrolled in an accredited electrical training program will be considered.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to work in confined spaces.

    This is a full-time non-exempt position. Starting wage is $27.04 per hour – DOQ with excellent benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, DL & other pre-employment activities.

    Applicants should apply with a resume and FRWRD employment application, for consideration and forward to:

    Human Resources Manager, Fran Venegas
    fvenegas@frwrd.com
    Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
    Closing Date: November 29, 2019
    Equal Opportunity Employer

     


    Plant Operator (Part Time)
    Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Posted 10-29-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (GWA) is recruiting for one (1) part-time, entry level Plant Operator. Duties include, but are not limited to; plant operational duties; operator services at the GWA treatment facility and storm water treatment plant; light maintenance work as needed; and provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to the residents of the Villages of Lombard and Glen Ellyn and the general public.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process requirements and adjustments.
    • Adjust feed rates of chemicals used in conditioning sludge to provide optimum production.
    • Locate sources of trouble, diagnose trouble conditions and report malfunction to Senior Plant Operator or Operations team member on call.
    • Use process control computer for monitoring and responding to alarms.
    • Maintain records and make written observations in the appropriate logbook.

     

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes a plus, but not required.
    • Possess a general knowledge of mechanical equipment, and demonstrate the ability to effectively interpret and carry out a variety of instructions related to wastewater plant maintenance and operation.
    • A valid Illinois driver’s license; a class A CDL license is preferred or the ability obtain a CDL within 12 months of hire.

     

    The Authority is seeking a qualified candidate who will able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Qualified applicants will have the ability to utilize computer systems for monitoring and responding to alarms. Candidates must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and be able to demonstrate the ability to operate various types of equipment, including, but not limited to, standard office equipment, and computers. Candidates will be able to comprehend, retain, and apply the Authority’s rules and procedure manuals, including any pertinent Federal, State, or local laws.

     

    The physical duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, bending, standing, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching, walking, heavy lifting and/or moving (up to 50 lbs. occasionally), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, typing on keyboard, seeing/observing, pushing/pulling, and various repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must be willing to work in malodorous conditions associated with a wastewater treatment facility.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE: Weekends, holidays, or outside normal business hours; up to 25-35 hours per month with flexible hours from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS:

    The starting pay offered for this part-time position is $21.47/hr to $27.07/hr DOQ. This position  is non-exempt under FLSA, with no fringe benefits.

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    1. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter vgeresume@glenellyninfo.org.
      Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined.
    2. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #30-19 GWA PT Plant Operator) in the subject line of their e-mail.
    3. The selected finalist will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference check, and a post-offer medical physical with a drug screen.
    4. The position is open until filled; however, first review of applications will begin on November 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

     

    THE GLENBARD WASTEWATER AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     


    Chief Wastewater Operator
    Ely’s Mobile Home Park
    Homewood, IL
    Posted 10-17-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    Ely’s Mobile Home Park is seeking a Chief Wastewater Operator to begin immediately overseeing the maintenance and testing of its wastewater treatment plant. The Ely’s Mobile Home Park 6,000 gallon per day wastewater sewage collection, treatment, and disposal system is privately owned and operated by the Park. It is regulated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) as delegated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. A Class 4 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is REQUIRED to operate this plant.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

    Monthly Maintenance:

    • Take and test samples for IEPA DMRs
    • File DMRs
    • Check sludge levels in septic tanks, have pumped if necessary
    • Add gravel to the outfall swale to limit soil erosion

    Everyday maintenance issues will be performed by an on-site staff member under the remote supervision of the Chief Wastewater Operator. Candidates should be available to commute to Homewood for monthly and bimonthly check ups on park.

    All interested applicants should contact Ben ASAP at (502) 345-8805 or at benjaminhaa15@gmail.com

     


    Wastewater Process Engineer
    Symbiont
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 10-17-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    Symbiont, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a multi-disciplined, employee owned engineering and consulting firm that offers challenging and rewarding growth opportunities to our employees. Our Company has been evaluated by our own employees in surveys that have resulted in several annual awards of Top Work Place by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Symbiont is recognized for designing and building high quality water/wastewater treatment systems as well as environmental consulting. Our portfolio of turnkey design/build projects includes several innovative waste-to-energy wastewater treatment systems.

    Symbiont’s client base includes multiple Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, and state agencies many of which have been repeat clients for decades. Symbiont’s industrial clients are located throughout the United States and include top-brand brewing, beverage bottling, and food/dairy companies. Symbiont’s municipal clients are generally located in Midwestern states such as Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. We are a growing company with career advancement opportunities for engineering specialists who thrive on unique engineering challenges and dedicated customer service.

    We are currently seeking a MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering with one to five years of experience involving the modeling and design of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants. Experience or research with biological treatment systems, including anaerobic and aerobic systems is required. Consulting experience is preferred but not required. A licensed professional engineer, or the ability to obtain licensure within one to three years of start date, is required.

    Assignments will involve water and wastewater treatment planning, process modeling, process selection, design, construction engineering, startup assistance, and operations assistance/troubleshooting.

    Symbiont offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter via our Careers/Open Positions section of our website at: www.symbiontonline.com . The subject line of your email should be: Last Name, First Name, Job Number.

    Please refer to Job No . WI 10152019 – FTMSEE

     


    Water Resource Recovery Operator Technician A
    City of Mankato
    Mankato, MN
    Posted 10-15-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    City of Mankato is seeking qualified applicants for a Water Resource Recovery Operator Technician A position. The position performs semi-skilled work as required for the efficient operation, maintenance, and housekeeping of the wastewater plant, bio-solids treatment facility and water reclamation facility. May be assigned to Shift Operator or Relief Operator functions. Relief Operator performs the functions of the Shift Operator whenever a Shift Operator is unavailable to work his or her shift. Works the day shift or on a weekly rotating shift. Whenever not working on a shift works days assisting on plant operations and maintenance. May be assigned to one or more functional areas within the department.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must possess a high school diploma or GED and have the ability to obtain a Minnesota Class D Wastewater Operator certification within twenty four (24) months. (Preferred: Valid Minnesota Class D Wastewater Operators license or higher; Associates Applied Science degree in water and/or wastewater. Must obtain a class “B” Wastewater Operator certification within one (1) year of the first eligibility. Must possess a valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license and be able to drive and obtain a Minnesota CDL Class A driver’s license within 120 days of employment. Must possess a tanker endorsement within sixty (60) days of request. Must possess a Special Engineer Boiler Operators license or obtain one with six (6) months of employment. Must register with the Department of Labor and Industry as an unlicensed maintenance electrician within six (6) months of employment.

     

    SALARY: $19.94/hr. plus excellent benefits

    APPLY ONLINE BY: Monday, October 28, 2019 -11:59pm at: www.mankatomn.gov/jobs

    Contact Person:  Diane Biedscheid, Human Resources, at dianeb@mankatomn.gov or (507) 387-8664

     


    WRF Plant Operator
    Village of Bloomingdale
    Bloomingdale, IL
    Posted 10-4-2019

    Location: Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Department: Utilities: Water Reclamation Facility
    Job Status: Full Time
    Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri.
    Status: Accepting Applications
    Details: Position is open until filled. Starting pay rate for Wastewater Operator I position is $25.42 per hr./$52,874 annual. A comprehensive benefits package is offered.

    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of this position is to operate and monitor daily plant operations. The work is performed under the direction of the Water Reclamation Facility Supervisor, under general oversight of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Coordinator, but may be assigned work in other work areas as required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    • Performs daily and weekend plant inspections.
    • Prepares daily reports and sheets.
    • Monitors and adjusts treatments.
    • Operates and maintains sludge press and screening equipment.
    • Performs plant work orders.
    • Assists with equipment repairs.
    • Cleans plant work areas.
    • Changes chlorine tanks and dumpsters.
    • Maintains plant alarms.
    • Maintains availability to respond to on-call emergency situations.

    Additional Functions

    • Assists with snow and ice removal.
    • Provides assistance to other Public Works Divisions as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned and required.

    Minimum Qualifications
    High school diploma or equivalent with vocational/technical training in Wastewater Treatment Plant operations and two to four years of plant operation experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Position requires Illinois Class 4 Wastewater Operator certification and a valid Illinois driver’s license with the ability to obtain class “B” CDL with a tanker’s endorsement within six months of employment.

    Performance Aptitudes
    Data Utilization: Requires the ability to perform basic level of data analysis including the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or reference data, statutes and/or guidelines and/or group, rank, investigate and diagnose. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established standards to recognize interactive effects and relationships.
    Human Interaction: Requires the ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards. Ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple requests from others.
    Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the Supervisor and all department personnel and other Village departments.
    Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information such as regulations, blueprints, status sheets, inspection sheets, manuals, flowcharts, sludge reports, lab results, work orders, flow graphs, correspondence and general operating manuals.
    Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate equipment and machinery such as plant equipment, vehicles and trucks and hand tools requiring monitoring multiple conditions and making multiple, complex and rapid adjustments. Ability to repair complex equipment and machinery.
    Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; and to calculate percentages and decimals.
    Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective.
    Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

    ADA COMPLIANCE
    Physical Ability: Tasks involve the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling moderately heavy objects and materials, twenty to fifty pounds.
    Sensory Requirements: Requires the ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.
    Environmental Factors: Ability to work under potentially dangerous and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as heat, humidity, odors, toxic agents, disease, noise or electrical currents can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.
    Disclaimer: The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Village is a no smoking facility in compliance with the Smoke Free Illinois Act.

    All applicants should send in their resume to the Village of Bloomingdale, 201 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108 or apply online here.


    Plant Operator
    Racine Wastewater Utility
    Racine, WI
    Posted 10-3-2019

    The Racine Wastewater Utility is responsible for the recycling of municipal wastewater for return as a clean resource into Lake Michigan through the operation of advanced computer instrumentation and mechanical equipment. The Utility is designed to treat 36 mgd of regional flow serving the City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Caledonia, Village of Sturtevant, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of North Bay. The greater Racine area is poised for substantial growth, due to the forthcoming addition of Foxconn and exciting associated industrial, commercial, and residential development.

    The purpose of this position is to monitor plant data to operate and make daily treatment process equipment adjustments used in the purification of wastewater, and for efficient and compliant operation in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued discharge permit standards and protocols.

    An associate degree related to wastewater treatment; or completion of a WI Wastewater Operators Apprenticeship; or 2 years of verifiable mechanical work experience with pumps, compressors, blowers, or engines is required. A WI Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) Basic Wastewater Operator’s License in at least three (3) applicable subgrades is required within three (3) years of hire. A Third Class ASOPE Facility Operating Engineer’s license is required within one (1) year of hire. The Utility will provide educational assistance toward achieving license credentials. Computer proficiency is also desired. Candidate must also hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record; and be able to work a rotating 24-hour work schedule. The hiring pay range for this position is $24.09/hr to $28.35/hr pending qualifications (maximum position pay to $34.01/hr). Applications are being accepted through October 18, 2019. A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at:

    http://www.cityofracine.org/

    Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.

    Qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter and resume.  Full job description can be found here.

    AA/EEO/ADA EMPLOYER


    Water Reclamation Facility Operations Director
    Veolia
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 10-1-2019

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Supports and drives operational excellence in the company’s core business. Manage, oversee and coordinate all aspects of the operation of two large water reclamation facilities, including but not limited to safety of the employees; client relations; operations planning; regulatory and contract compliance; and production of saleable Milorganite. Overall responsibility for maintaining ongoing client communications to keep client informed and enhance client relations; contractual deliverables; establishing budgets within Long Term Plan and meeting financial expectations; supervision of Operations management team and unionized labor force.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / JOB DUTIES

    1. Provides leadership and direction for all aspects of integrated operating and production facilities including but not limited to the following: plant operations, planning, ensuring management tools are in place to meet regulatory and contract requirements.
    2. Coaches, counsels and trains management staff; ensures that all operations staff are trained at a high level for both safety and operations.
    3. Customer Service: overall responsibility to ensure that the operating group is meeting the expectations of the client, ensuring deliverables are timely and providing a high level of communication to ensure that the client knows that we are providing a high level of service.
    4. Develops and implements strategies that improve execution of our work and provide additional value to the client. Ensures that management plans, Process Control Management Plan and SOP’s are up to date, accurate, are used and are providing value.
    5. Oversees the preparation of regulatory and contractually required reports.
    6. Uses corporate financial systems to review spending and budget variances, forecasts spending assists the Operations budget owners with managing to budget, and assists senior management and financial staff in budgeting and forecasting.
    7. Drives collaboration with peers throughout the Central-West Region and VNA to help ensure that best practices are shared and implemented.
    8. Manages individual performance, personal development and succession plan for the Operations management team.

     

    This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

    Educational Background

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.
    2. Master’s degree is preferred
    3. Highest level of Wisconsin DNR Wastewater Certification will be required within 1 year of hire.

    Job Skills/ Characteristics

    1. Excellent demonstrated project management skills are required. 
    2. Customer focus: Ability to maintain awareness of and seek to meet the needs of the customer.
    3. Excellent communication skills are required – both oral and written.
    4. Leadership skills: Actively lead by example; guide develop and mentor others both within and outside of the Operations group. Strong team approach.
    5. Initiative – Engages in proactive behavior, looking for potential problems and opportunities
    6. Strong analytical skills for both the technical and financial side of the business
    7. Excellent computer skills: to include use of SCADA, historian, as well as G Suite applications

    Experience/ Knowledge

    1. Minimum of eight years of supervision or management of operations.
    2. Experience in either Municipal water or wastewater operations.
    3. Management of large systems is greatly preferred.

    Work Environment: Spends 50% of time in operations environment and 50% of time in office environment. May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company or personal vehicle to perform duties. Occasional travel for training or meetings.

     

    Possible Work Hazards: May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards. The position requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: Safety glasses, hard hat, steel toed shoes, etc.

     

    Physical Demands: Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Sitting 50%, Walking 25%

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces. May be required to use ladders or stairs. May occasionally be required to lift 50 to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    All candidates can apply by CLICKING HERE


    Sample Crew
    Racine Wastewater Utility
    Racine, WI
    Posted 10-1-2019

    The Racine Wastewater Utility is responsible for the recycling of municipal wastewater for return as a clean resource into Lake Michigan through the operation of advanced computer instrumentation and mechanical equipment. The Utility is designed to treat 36 mgd of regional flow serving the City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Caledonia, Village of Sturtevant, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of North Bay. The greater Racine area is poised for substantial growth, due to the forthcoming addition of Foxconn and exciting associated industrial, commercial, and residential development.

    The purpose of this position is to perform industrial and sanitary sewer flow sampling and monitoring, sewer/lift station maintenance, and collection system emergency response.

    An Associate’s Degree related to water quality technology or environmental health is preferred but not required. WI DNR general wastewater operator license and collection system subgrade (SS) license is required within 1 year of hire. Candidate must also hold a valid state-issued driver’s license. A class-B commercial driver’s license (CDL), and confined space entry training certification are required within 6 months of hire. Proficiency with computer applications and programming electronic instrumentation is also needed. The hiring pay range for this position is $21.84/hr to $25.70/hr pending qualifications (maximum position pay to $30.84/hr). Applications are being accepted through October 14, 2019. A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at:

    http://www.cityofracine.org/

    Qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter and resume.  Full job description can be found here.

    AA/EEO/ADA EMPLOYER


    WPCC OPERATOR
    CITY OF BROOKFIELD
    Brookfield, WI
    Posted 9-25-2019

    PURPOSE:       The Wastewater Pollution Control Center Operator performs process control of plant operations, preventative maintenance of plant equipment, and mechanical cleaning of sanitary sewers and lift stations.  The incumbent collects and transcribes operational and collection system data.  This position performs customer service, computer data entry, skilled and manual work.  Reports for duty in emergency situations and works a rotational on-call weekend and holiday schedule.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Monitors plant equipment, processes, instrumentation and computers to determine if appropriate and normal plant conditions exists.
    • Identifies abnormal parameters and makes corrections to improve the treatment process.
    • Operates equipment for cleaning sanitary sewers, including sewer jet and jet/vac.
    • Performs preventative maintenance on plant and collection system equipment.
    • Makes minor equipment repairs. Cleans and paints equipment, buildings, and tankage, including use of high-pressure hoses.
    • Emphasis in sanitary sewer collection maintenance and cleaning using a jet-vac.
    • Collects representative wastewater and sludge samples and delivers to laboratory for analysis.
    • Collects operational data.
    • Assists in sampling equipment set-up and collecting of data for the Industrial Pretreatment Program.
    • Records data regarding daily plant performance and performs computer data entry.
    • Reports for emergency wet weather pumping events.
    • Acknowledges SCADA alarms and notifies Operations Supervisor or Lead Operator. Responds to sewer complaints and forwards the information to the Operations Supervisor.
    • Trains on the proper maintenance and operations of WPCC equipment including pumps, motors, SCADA systems, chemical dosing equipment and aeration systems.
    • Assists on crews to lift station or sewer calls.
    • Cleans and paints equipment, buildings, and tankage, including use of high-pressure hoses. Performs routine maintenance work including, sweeping and waxing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, bathroom cleaning, trash removal, changing bulbs, interior and exterior painting, grass mowing, tree and shrub trimming, hosing tanks, and hosing and cleaning equipment.
    • Performs snow control as required.

    Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    WPCC Operator II*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma, prefer an Associate’s or B.S. Degree.
    2. Advanced certification as a licensed Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    3. Minimum four (4) years of hands-on experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
    4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B,C,D) (may be obtained during probationary period).
    5. Previous mechanical experience preferred.

    WPCC Operator I*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma, prefer an Associate’s or B.S. Degree.
    2. Basic certification as a licensed Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    3. Minimum one (1) year hands-on experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
    4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B,C,D) (may be obtained during probationary period).
    5. Previous mechanical experience preferred.

     

    WPCC Operator-In-Training*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma, prefer an Associate’s Degree.
    2. Ability to pass Basic General Wastewater Exam as a licensed Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (may be obtained during probationary period).
    3. Ability to pass Basic Subclass Exam as a licensed Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (may be obtained during probationary period).
    4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B,C,D) (may be obtained during probationary period).
    5. Ability to learn, operate, and maintain the processes and equipment of an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility.

    Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

    * The City has the right to fill the WPCC Operator position vacancy at either an I, II, or OIT level based and knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

    2019 SALARY RANGE:                WPCC Operator II:  $27.58-$31.54 per hour with excellent benefits.

    WPCC Operator I: $25.49-$29.15 per hour with excellent benefits.

    WPCC Operator-In-Training: $20.15-$23.04 per hour with excellent benefits.

     

    THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.

    Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019.

    HOW TO APPLY: You can now apply online through NEOGOV from our web site (www.ci.brookfield.wi.us),  by clicking on the job title and clicking on the “Apply” link! An email address is necessary to apply online.  If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for other job openings.  If you do not have a current email address, you can sign up for free email to create your account.

    You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. You may submit a resume by copying and pasting the document, however the application must be completed in its entirety to be accepted. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

     

    For assistance click on “HELP” after you are logged in or during business hours contact Applicant Support @ 1-877-204-4442 or contact Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield Human Resources Department.


    WATER UTILITY OPERATOR
    CITY OF BROOKFIELD
    Brookfield, WI
    Posted 9-25-2019

    PURPOSE:         The position of Water Utility Operator performs duties in the operation and maintenance of both electrical and mechanical waterworks facilities.  This position performs customer service, semi-skilled and manual work.  Reports for duty in emergency situations and works a rotational on-call schedule.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Performs routine maintenance of motors, pumps, treatment equipment, stations, and grounds.
    • Performs maintenance and repair of hydrants, valves, valve boxes, and water mains.
    • Collects & tests water samples.
    • Flushes water systems.
    • Inspects, cleans, and maintains underground reservoirs, well stations, and elevated towers. Handles snow and ice removal as required.
    • Identifies abnormal parameters and makes corrections to improve the treatment process.
    • Installs, reads, replaces, tests, and repairs water meters. Checks for cross connections.
    • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations with other City departments and staff and the community in general.
    • Responds or refers complaints concerning the operation and maintenance of electrical and mechanical waterworks facilities to supervisor.
    • Provides instruction to summer or seasonal staff.

    Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Water Utility Operator II*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
    2. Must have Waterworks Operator Certification from Wisconsin DNR for Ground, Distribution, and Iron Removal (G, D, I).
    3. Minimum three (3) years licensed and practical Water Utility work experience at the Operator I level or equivalent preparation.
    4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes A,B,C).
    5. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
    6. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
    7. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

    Water Utility Operator I*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
    2. Basic certification as a licensed Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    3. Minimum two (2) years of Water Utility experience.
    4. Ability to obtain Waterworks Operator Certification from Wisconsin DNR for Ground, Distribution, and Iron Removal (G, D, I), including required work experience within probation period.
    5. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes A,B,C) (may be obtained during probationary period).
    6. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
    7. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
    8. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

    Note: Promotion to Water Utility Operator II contingent upon completion of three (3) years experience at the Water Utility Operator I level or equivalent preparation.

     

    Water Utility Operator-In-Training*:

    1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
    2. Ability to pass Waterworks Operator Certification (Distribution) from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (may be obtained during probationary period).
    3. Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes A,B,C) with probation period.
    4. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
    5. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
    6. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

    Note: Promotion to the Water Utility Operator I title is contingent upon completion of two (2) years experience at the Operator –In-Training level or equivalent preparation.

    Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

    * The City has the right to fill the Water Utility Operator position vacancy at either the I, II, or OIT level based and knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

    2019 SALARY RANGE:     Water Utility Operator II:                  $27.58-$31.54 per hour with excellent benefits.

    Water Utility Operator I:                    $25.49-$29.15 per hour with excellent benefits.

    Water Utility Operator-In-Training: $20.15-$23.04 per hour with excellent benefits.

     

    THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.

    Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019.

    HOW TO APPLY: You can now apply online through NEOGOV from our web site (www.ci.brookfield.wi.us),  by clicking on the job title and clicking on the “Apply” link! An email address is necessary to apply online.  If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for other job openings.  If you do not have a current email address, you can sign up for free email to create your account.

    You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. You may submit a resume by copying and pasting the document, however the application must be completed in its entirety to be accepted. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

     

    For assistance click on “HELP” after you are logged in or during business hours contact Applicant Support @ 1-855-524-5627 or contact Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield Human Resources Department.


    PLANT ENGINEER / ASSISTANT MANAGER
    Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District
    Yorkville, IL
    Posted 8-26-2019

    SALARY:$80k-$120k pending qualifications
    OPENING DATE:08/20/19CLOSING DATE:09/27/19

    The Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District (YBSD) is seeking qualified applicants for this exempt full-time employment position. YBSD is an independent municipal corporation that provides wastewater transportation and treatment services in Yorkville, Illinois. The YBSD facility planning area currently encompasses 34 sq. mi. and wastewater enters the 3.62 MGD rated WWTP via 17 mi. of interceptor sewers.

    NATURE OF WORK:

    The purpose of this position is to perform technical and supervisory functions to ensure compliance with the District’s NPDES permit and other requirements. All work performed will be under direction of the Plant Manager and Executive Director.  YBSD employees are available for emergency operation 24/7/365 and may be required to rotate weekend/holiday work duties.

    TYPICAL DUTIES:

    • Perform design and construction projects management.
    • Develop and manage a CMOM program, flow-monitoring program, standard bid specifications, equipment bids and replacement projects, maintain and update standard details and specifications, and other special projects.
    • Manage assigned projects and personnel to ensure conformance with District policies, procedures, standards, and design criteria.
    • Develop, oversee, and manage consultant and/or construction contracts to ensure conformance with professional service contracts, policies, procedures, standards, construction documents and criteria.
    • Serve as a technical resource for the District and quality control reviews of design deliverables, other project deliverables, and standards and specifications.
    • Assist in troubleshooting operational issues and provide analysis to identify trends, root causes, improvements, and risks.
    • Manage projects performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, solve municipal collection system problems related to sanitary sewer overflows, flooding, and collection system aging.
    • Maintain all engineering related records, make corrections or changes, as needed, to all as-built drawings, GIS records, CMMS, and SCADA records.

    These duties, listed above, are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive and other duties may be required and assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • IL Registered PE with 10-15 years of related progressive experience.
    • An analytical, forward thinking and collaborative program/project manager with a high degree of interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
    • Wastewater design and construction experience with multidisciplinary teams and multi-faceted projects related to the municipal market.
    • Hydraulic analysis experience of a mainstream hydrologic modeling program, such as SWMM, XPSWMM, MIKE URBAN, conducting infiltration/inflow studies and related rehabilitation work.
    • Strong project planning and tracking, budgeting, fiscal management, solid judgement, supportive and motivating leadership style, and participatory management approach.
    • Sitting, standing, and working on computers for extended periods. Ability to walk in and around facilities, construction sites, and equipment. Field inspection work requiring stooping, bending and kneeling. Ability to work in confined spaces.
    • Office environment 50% of the time and exposed to outside weather conditions 50% of the time. Employees may be exposed to extreme temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. Ability to properly use safety glasses, shoes, hard hat, coveralls, hearing protection, rain suits, and gas detector.
    • Valid drivers license.

    YBSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive employee benefits program which includes an HDHP/HSA, PPO through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid sick, vacation, and holidays, and a retirement program through IMRF.

    Resumes and other supporting documents may be included with the application, but will not be considered in lieu of an application.  No further applications will be considered after 3:30PM of the Closing Date listed above. Interested candidates are encouraged to download the Employment Application at www.ybsd.org and submit a fully completed copy via email or hard copy:

    YBSD
    Attn: Office
    304 River St.
    Yorkville, IL 60560office@ybsd.org

    Environmental Compliance Manager II
    Aqua America
    Kankakee, IL
    Posted 8-26-2019

    Description:

    At Aqua, we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

    Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

    Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for an Environmental Compliance Manager. This role is under the direction of the President of Aqua Illinois will be responsible for assuring that Aqua Illinois & Indiana water and wastewater plants and systems are in compliance with environmental regulations and permits by managing and coordinating the completing and filing of environmental reports; tracking and documenting regulatory compliance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), notices of violation (NOVs) and other administrative actions; preparing correspondence, consumer confidence reports (CCRs) and new applications for wastewater permits and permit renewals; and developing and maintaining working relationships with State regulators.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Tracks compliance with the IEPA & EDEM; works with the Director of Operations (Dir Ops), Area Manager (AMs), and Responsible Operations Staff to track and document improvement projects to meet timelines for outstanding requirements in their areas; and, prepares reports to the states on compliance status.
    • Assists the Engineering Manager (EM) to review and oversee all major engineering projects to assure environmental regulations are being met and provide technical expertise as needed.
    • Tracks status of outstanding NOVs; works with AMs to track and document improvement projects necessary to comply with outstanding NOV critical timelines; keeps the President and key Aqua Staff apprised in advance of any deadlines that cannot be met; and prepares correspondence to IEPA/IDEM.
    • Maintains a strong relationship with the Chief Environmental Officer and compliance team.\
    • Responsible for the tracking and preparation and submittal of wastewater permit renewals.
    • Develop and/or maintain expertise in state and federal environmental rules and regulations and serve as a resource to AMs and other operations staff.
    • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with IEPA regional and central office staff and Aqua Illinois & Indiana operations staff.
    • Prepares new or amended Drinking Water Monitoring Plans; follows National or State proposed or promulgated drinking water regulations; anticipates and prepares plans to meet compliance with new drinking water regulations; participates in routine compliance inspections and follow up to ensure all issues are resolved including special inspections conducted; maintains open lines of communications and familiarity with expectations of IEPA & IDEM inspections.
    • Visits Aqua Illinois & Indiana water and wastewater plants as necessary to identify potential compliance issues and maintain familiarity with operations.
    • Works with Compliance staff to create and finalize public notices as needed.
    • Responsible for drafting and submitting quarterly status reports to IEPA/IDEM as needed.
    • Responsible for drafting, editing, and submitting responses to Notices of Violations issued by IEPA/IDEM.
    • Regularly oversees and updates various Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Responsible to visit each water and wastewater facility and treatment site annually to conduct an audit. A summary of the findings and recommendations will be provided to the facility manager, VP of Operations, Illinois President and the Indiana President.
    • Required to attend all IEPA/IDEM inspections unless otherwise directed by the Illinois Vice President of Operations or the Indiana President. Compliance Manager shall provide assistance to local supervisors and area managers in responding to all IEPA/IDEM inquiries. Compliance Manager will ensure and track submittal of all reportable incidents to appropriate agency. Shall investigate violations, review regulator correspondence, and draft/review responses. Ensure timely response to regulators and system deficiencies.
    • Outside of periodic inspections, position is required to meet with inspectors from each IEPA/IDEM region on an annual basis to establish relationships that benefit Aqua and the regulator. These meetings can be held in the region that the inspector serves or at another event, (i.e., annual conferences).
    • Regularly attends INAWWA & ISAWWA conferences.
    • Responsible to participate in Aqua community events that are requested by management. This may include open house events, public hearings, environmental workshops and committees.
    • Participates in at least one scheduled meeting each year with Area Managers to review compliance and regulatory issues in the respective operational area. Compliance Manager will accompany state management team to meetings as necessary to answer questions or present on compliance topics.
    • Expected to serve on inter-company committees related to compliance and water quality. Compliance Manager will take lead on state specific initiatives related to compliance or watershed protection. Periodic review of Maintenance Connection activity surrounding regulatory compliance. Work with local management to ensure all regulatory requirements are entered and adhered to in our internal tracking software (Maintenance Connection).
    • Responsible for coordinating with manager in charge to make sure all the compliance forms and transfer of ownership is properly filed for all acquisitions. Ensure that local field supervisor enters compliance driven orders in Maintenance Connection. Manager will assure that Company has sufficient time to correct any compliance issues required of the acquisition. Request at least one year to correct all compliance issues.
    • Performs other assignments as directed.

    Education and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in engineering, public health or science field of study.
    • Five (5) or more years of full time experience working in the water and/or wastewater industry required.
    • Experience with IEPA/IDEM water or wastewater system inspections and/or actual experience working for IEPA/IDEM in public drinking water or wastewater utility regulation is also preferred.
    • Must be familiar with water and wastewater environmental laws and regulations.
    • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills as evidenced by the ability to interact both face-to-face and via telephone with professional personnel.
    • Ability to interpret and analyze regulatory rules and documents.
    • Ability to promote, establish and maintain effective working relationships.\
    • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in accomplishing tasks without direct supervision; and the ability to use personal computer software with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
    • Must be computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office applications, as well as other software applications used in the normal course of business;
    • Available for company travel up to 50% of time.
    • Possession of valid IL & IN Water and/or Wastewater operator licenses is highly desired.
    • Must have a valid U.S. Drivers License.

    Applicants should apply online at: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Aqua_America_Careers/job/IL-Kankakee-Local-Office/Environmental-Compliance-II-Manager_R558 


    Wastewater Plant Supervisor
    Aqua America
    Willowbrook, IL
    Posted 8-26-2019

    Description:

    At Aqua, we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

    Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

    Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Wastewater Supervisor for our Willowbrook region. The Wastewater Supervisor will report directly to the Area Manager and is responsible for the efficient, compliant and economical operation of the wastewater treatment facilities. The ideal candidate is responsible for the administration, operating/capital budgets, and management of the operations teams in accordance with safety policies and regulations.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the wastewater treatment plants.
    • Schedules personnel and assigns tasks and duties.
    • Establishes procedures for process control operations.
    • Provides capital and operational budget planning and implementation for the wastewater facilities.
    • Provides training and supervision to Wastewater Plant Department employees.
    • Champions the quality process.
    • Has primary responsibility for and submits all regulatory reports.
    • Implements the Standard Operating Procedures for the facilities.
    • Participates in and makes presentations during Departmental meetings.
    • Attends laboratory, quality control and process related seminars and meetings.
    • Investigates plant upsets and determines corrective action.
    • Provides direct or indirect support to other departments including Customer Service, Wastewater Collection and administrative staff.
    • Maintain asset management program.
    • Follow and ensure staff are trained on Aqua safety policies and procedures.
    • Model Aqua’s values of integrity, respect and excellence.
    • Performs other assignments as required.

    Education and Qualifications

    • Must have at least ten (10) years experience operating in a wastewater treatment facility or other applicable experience.
    • Must have significant experience in a wastewater operations and laboratory procedures.
    • Must have possession a Class 1 Wastewater Operator’s License from the State of Illinois.
    • Must have knowledge of NPDES limits for wastewater quality and wastewater treatment facility regulations.
    • Must have thorough knowledge of laboratory regulations and quality control procedures.
    • A college degree in an environmentally related field is preferred.
    • Must have a valid U.S. Drivers License.

    Applicants should apply online at: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Aqua_America_Careers/job/IL-Willowbrook/Wastewater-Plant-Supervisor_R556


    WRF Operations Coordinator
    Village of Bloomingdale
    Bloomingdale, IL
    Posted 8-5-2019

    Location: Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Department: Utilities: Water Reclamation Facility

    Job Status: Not Specified

    Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri.

    Status: Accepting Applications

    Details: The starting rate of pay for this position is $30.97 per hour ($64,418 per year). This is a non-exempt position that is eligible for overtime. Position offers a comprehensive benefits package (health/dental/life, and IMRF Pension).

    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of this position is to perform professional, technical and supervisory functions to assist the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Supervisor in managing, planning, and coordinating day-to-day WRF activities in order to insure compliance with permit and other requirements. The work is performed under the direction of the WRF Supervisor.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all- inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
    • Conducts facility inspections and monitors operations and maintenance of treatment process, equipment, machinery, electrical systems, process controllers and SCADA systems; assigns, directs and monitors the work of regular and temporary employees and contractors engaged in the operation of the WRF.
    • Insures compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements and other applicable regulations, requirements and methods for treating wastewater/water;
    • Maintains compliance and enforces rules and regulations, such as operating procedures, work and safety rules, and various government regulations (i.e. OSHA / IDOL, IDOT, HAZMAT and IEPA);
    • Conducts, coordinates and/or monitors “in-house” and “contract” water/wastewater sample collection, analysis, and data reporting. Operates and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment for conducting sample analysis and recording test results;
    • Prepares and compiles data necessary for various logs and reports, such as NPDES permit applications and reports, operations and maintenance logs, and work order reports;
    • Analyzes test results to affect operational/process control adjustments to insure compliance with NPDES permit requirements, applicable laws and regulations;
    • Identifies and directs adjustments to process control and standard operating procedures necessitated by laboratory analysis, influent conditions, adverse weather conditions or other causes to insure compliance with NPDES permit requirements;
    • Operates the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) and related computer/microcomputer based operations control systems;
    • Develops and trains employees in operations and maintenance procedures; provides input and documentation for employee performance appraisals, recommends discipline and other personnel actions;
    • Assists with facility inspections conducted by IEPA, risk management underwriters or other external agencies;
    • Assists with the planning and preparation of annual division operating and capital budget for recommendation to the Department Director; uses financial, database, spreadsheet and word processing computer software for budget and other purposes;
    • Prepares purchase approvals along with necessary documentation to procure contracted services, equipment, materials and supplies; administers contract work in coordination with vendors.

    Additional Functions

    • May be assigned WRF Supervisor responsibilities in the absence of the WRF
    • May assist with snow and ice
    • Conducts or coordinates safety training programs for the WRF staff, and assists staff from other Divisions of Public Works, on various training topics, including but not limited to: OSHA, HAZMAT, IRMA; First Aid/CPR; and coordinates, schedules and tracks a variety of training, tests and safety requirements.
    • Develops job safety analyses for WRF operation, maintenance and laboratory procedures; HAZMAT requirements/reporting, and OSHA requirements/reporting.
    • Coordinates Department safety activities with Village
    • Provides assistance to other Public Works Divisions as required and
    • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s level degree preferred with major in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or a related field with three to six years of progressively responsible wastewater treatment plant operations experience that includes sample collection and testing processes; Associate’s level degree in a  related field or any other equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position will be considered. Must have working knowledge of principles and practices of wastewater treatment and laboratory operations in compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations. Requires an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Class

    2 Wastewater Operator Certification and the ability to obtain a Class 1 Certification. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Class C Water Operator Certification also preferred. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required. Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker  certification within 6 months of employment.

    Performance Aptitudes

    Physical Ability: Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling; and lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling moderately heavy objects and materials from twenty to fifty pounds, and occasionally up to 100 pounds.

    Disclaimer: The Village of Bloomingdale, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Village is a no smoking facility in compliance with the Smoke Free Illinois Act.

    All applicants should send in their resume to the Village of Bloomingdale, 201 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108 or go online to apply at villageofbloomingdale.org.


    PART-TIME OFFICE CLERK
    Northern Moraine WRD
    Island Lake, IL
    Posted 7-25-2019

    DESCRIPTION

    The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District has an immediate opening for a
    Part-Time Office Clerk. This is a non-exempt position responsible for assisting the District
    Clerk and Assistant District Clerk in the administrative, business-related and fiscal functions
    for the District. Tasks involve assisting with utility billing and the collection and
    maintenance of related records. Work also involves providing customer service to residents,
    handling billing problems, account maintenance, sending out past due notices and
    authorizing service shut offs. Tasks will also include assisting with accounts payable journal
    entries, budget preparation, general ledger maintenance, preparing purchase orders, etc.

    A minimum of four years of experience in an office setting doing clerical work and handling
    payments is required. Other combinations of education, skills, experience and certification
    may be considered. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Starting
    pay is $18.93–$22.27 per hour, depending on qualifications and certifications.

    Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume, including professional
    references to Mohammed Haque, District Manager at haque@nmwrd.org by 4:00 p.m. on
    Friday, August 9, 2019 to be considered.


    Utilities Director
    The City of Grand Rapids
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posted 7-23-2019

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The City of Grand Rapids (pop. 200,217) is conducting a national search for a Utilities Director who will oversee the Environmental Services, Wastewater, and Water Operations. The Utilities Director’s position includes advanced professional, managerial and leadership in the planning, organizing, implementing and directing of programs and activities regarding energy, lighting, duct and smart systems, and public utilities, including water purification, pumping and distribution, lead service line reductions, wastewater treatment and industrial pretreatment program administration, PFAS site identification, collection system maintenance, stormwater management, environmental management, safe and equitable street lighting, and related utility functions.

    The Utilities Director manages work project teams and contractors and promotes coordination among departments, economic growth opportunities, and regulatory flexibility. The Director also searches for opportunities to optimize regional infrastructure and create greater resilience and reliability in keeping with the City’s Strategic Plan.

    The ideal person will be highly strategic and be able to act on recommendations from the recent Operational Competitive Assessment to implement the One Water framework as well as supporting the wastewater’s designation as a Water Resource Recovery Facility that recently achieved Utility of the Future Today recognition.

    This position administers a $120 million combined budget and requires a proven track record of working effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community while coordinating activities with contractors, other government officials, business and civic leaders, and explains department activities to the media and citizen groups.

    Work is performed under the executive direction of the Managing Director of Public Services. Supervision is exercised directly or indirectly over all employees in the Water System and Environmental Services composed of 240 personnel.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or public administration;
    • Seven (7) years of managerial experience in a field related to utilities management involving water, stormwater, and/or wastewater systems (or any equivalent combination of training and experience)
    • Three (3) years of demonstrated participation in national and/or state professional organizations such as the Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, the American Public Works Association, or other related groups.

    The compensation for this at-will position is $101,268 – $129,170 and is augmented by an excellent
    benefits package. Further details on benefits may be viewed here: Click here for Fringe Benefits Guide
    Sheet.

    Apply by August 30, 2019, by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three references to www.GovHRjobs.com. Confidential inquiries are encouraged. Contact Ryan Cotton, Vice President,
    GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, ext. 114 or rcotton@govhrusa.com.


    PROJECT ENGINEER
    FOX RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
    Elgin, IL
    Posted 7-23-2019

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the non-exempt full-time position of Project Engineer. FRWRD owns and operates three Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the City of Elgin, IL with Administration Offices located in the Village of South Elgin, IL. This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Engineer and Technical Services Director with design and construction project management as well as CMOM program projects, working with permitting, coordinating with the Pretreatment Coordinator, and assisting with special projects within the Technical Services group.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Engineer-in-Training Certification on a track towards Professional Engineer registration preferred. One to three years previous experience in engineering design or construction management preferred, but not required.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Sitting, standing, and working on computers for extended periods. Ability to walk in and around facilities, construction sites, and equipment. Field inspection work requiring stooping, bending and kneeling. Ability to work in confined spaces.

    The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 8am-4pm, Monday- Friday. This is a non-exempt full-time position. Salary range- $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 depending on qualifications with excellent benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, DL &other pre-employment activities.

    Applicants should apply with a cover letter, resume and FRWRD employment application for consideration and forward to:
    Human Resources Manager, Fran Venegas
    fvenegas@frwrd.com
    Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
    Closing Date: August 2, 2019


    Asset Program Manager
    MADSION METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
    Madison, WI
    Posted 7-17-2019

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The District is seeking an analytical, forward thinking and collaborative Asset Program Manager to take our asset management program to the next level. We offer flexibility, a casual environment, amazing benefits, professional development and we are a community centered, environmentally responsible organization!  If you enjoy a high level of autonomy and are passionate about spearheading a cross-departmental team to create long-term, impactful results then this may be the job for you.

    WHO WE ARE:

    At Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) we believe in enriching life through clean water and resource recovery. We are a passionate team who work together to recover resources and clean wastewater for return to nature 365 days a year through our innovation and expertise.

    Working at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in. We are trusted leaders working together to protect one of our most valuable resources, our water. When you think about your career and what you want to accomplish in your lifetime make the choice to do Work Worth Doing!

    WHAT YOU WILL DO:

    The Asset Program Manager ensures that district assets provide needed levels of service at acceptable risk and at lowest total lifecycle cost. You will promote advanced asset management and reliability centered maintenance principles throughout the district, maintain asset management plans, perform asset investment analysis, and identify projects for inclusion in the capital and maintenance planning processes. You will influence and advise district leaders to ensure the wise and efficient use of district capital investments.

    WHAT YOU WILL LOVE:

    This is a groundbreaking opportunity to use your collaborative leadership, analytical ability and strategic mindset to get in on the early stages of an impactful organizational initiative, implementing the district’s first plant asset management plan and growing the overall asset management program. Use your innovation, planning and forecasting knowledge and teamwork to not only lead our asset management program, but to also work for an organization focused on protecting the environment and our community. We are an independent municipal corporation with stable revenue sources.

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a field supporting the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position including engineering, economics, business, or a related field.
    • Six years’ experience in asset management including asset investment planning and program management or closely related work.
    • Supports the mission, vision, and values of the district and displays a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
    • Ability to build positive working relationships and communicate directly in a professional and respectful manner.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    We offer a competitive salary of $82,000-$112,000, excellent benefits, a casual, friendly work environment and support for ongoing development. For more information on our benefits go to: www.madsewer.org/careers.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Submit a cover letter and resume on the Job Opportunities page on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. This position will be open until filled.

     

    Position # 2019-00036 – Project Manager-Electrical Engineer

    Mission Statement

    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.
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