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    City of Fond du Lac WTRRF
    Fond du Lac, WI
    Posted 6-19-2018


    The City of Fond du Lac is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Treatment Operator. This full-time position reports directly to the Assistant Superintendent and will perform technical, skilled, and manual work. Duties will include monitoring, operation, and routine maintenance and minor repair of the equipment used in the wastewater treatment plant. Main areas of focus will be the headworks, the secondary treatment process, the anaerobic digestion process, the solids handling system which includes polymer make-up and centrifuge operation, and the disinfection process (UV system), as well as related work as required.


    Various Duties Include:

    Performing process-related lab tests in accordance with established procedures and schedules such as MLSS test, pH, DO, nitrate, and settleability. Monitoring and operating the activated sludge system, making adjustments to the chemical feed control systems for phosphorus removal, struvite control and addition of sodium hypochlorite for effluent water (DEW) disinfection. Operation of the primary and final clarifiers, the return and waste pump operations and associated piping, the main plant control SCADA and storm and sanitary SCADA, investigating “alarm” conditions in the plant and at liftstations, and insuring that corrective action is taken. Duties will also include on-call duties and performing routine building, equipment, and grounds maintenance work as required, including cleaning all process-related work areas and equipment. Scheduled hours include rotating weekend work (4 hours on Saturday and Sunday) and rotating holidays.


    Recommended Requirements Include:

    Graduation from a four-year college or a two-year specialized training program in wastewater treatment including laboratory procedures and an internship at a wastewater treatment facility or equivalent training and experience. Possession of a valid Wisconsin wastewater treatment plant operator’s license in Grade 4 – Subgrades: A1, B, C, P, & D.

    The City of Fond du Lac offers a benefit package including health and life insurance, as well as participation in Wisconsin Retirement. Starting salary will range from $22.76 – $24.06 based upon skills, knowledge, and abilities.


    Application deadline is Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a completed application and resume describing your experience as it relates directly to this position. You may obtain application materials by visiting the City website at: www.fdl.wi.gov  (Job Openings) or by contacting City Human Resources at (920) 322-3624.

    Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency
    Kankakee, IL
    Posted 5-16-2018


    The Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) currently seeks to fill the position of Executive Director. This is a part-time position with an estimated time commitment of twenty (20) hours per week on average.

    The Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency is a wastewater treatment facility located on 89 acres of land adjacent to the Kankakee River. KRMA serves the four communities of Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, and Aroma Park and has a design flow capacity of twenty-five (25) MGD with a current average of thirteen (13) MGD.

    The KRMA Board of Directors is soliciting interest from qualified individuals. Interested parties should have extensive experience in management and engineering with a focus on labor relations/contract negotiations, public finance/procurement, industrial pre-treatment program/regulations, NPDES permit program/regulations, wet weather flow regulations and nutrient removal regulations.


    Roles and Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Make recommendations of policies, plan and procedures for the Agency.
    • Assist management with union contractual negotiation and grievances.
    • Assist management with plant influent (municipal, industrial, hauled-in waste) as needed.
    • Assist management with administrative responsibilities and construction of the Agency.
    • Recommend rates for system users and maintain system reserve funds.
    • Preparation and presentation of the annual budget to the Agency.
    • Monitor the purchase of material and services according to procedures established by the Agency.
    • Attend all monthly Agency meetings unless excluded there-from.
    • Attend any Agency committee meeting which his/her attendance has been requested.
    • Attend any relevant Village Board and City Council meetings of the Agency’s members when requested.
    • Meet weekly with the Superintendent to update the Agency on plant operations.
    • Will become a member of appropriate organizations and attend meetings to keep the KRMA Board knowledgeable in regards to IEPA and USEPA regulatory changes and upcoming concerns.
    • Shall address the public on behalf of the Agency.



    Qualified applicants should possess a four (4) year engineering degree from an accredited college or university.

    In addition, a minimum of five (5) years management experience in a wastewater treatment or related field is desirable.


    How to Apply

    Qualified individuals should submit a letter of interest and qualifications to:

    Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency
    1600 West Brookmont Blvd.
    Kankakee, Illinois 60901
    Attn: Mayor Bruce Adams, Chairman

    Electronic submissions also accepted at resumes@krmawastewater.com.


    Assistant Executive Director/Civil Engineer
    Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Posted 5-14-2018


    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Executive Director/Civil Engineer. The purpose of this position is to assist with planning, directing, and reviewing the various activities of the Authority, including all infrastructure related to the wastewater treatment plant facilities; directly oversees the day-to-day management of the Authority’s capital improvement construction projects. Also, coordinates assigned activities with the Villages of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, as well as outside agencies and constituents; assists with preparing the Authority’s multi-year Capital Improvement and Operations Budgets; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Authority’s Executive Director. Other related duties as assigned.


    Essential Functions:

    • Manages, schedules and monitors complex municipal wastewater plant infrastructure projects and tracks project budgets.  Prepares comprehensive engineering reports.
    • Prepares design drawings, specifications, cost estimates and all related contract documents for a variety of infrastructure improvement projects.
    • Provides day-to-day oversight of selected construction projects, documents construction activities, and processes progress payments, construction change orders and claims.
    • Makes decisions and/or provides input and recommendations on design, land development, or construction issues.
    • Solicits, coordinates, and reviews work of professional consulting firms engaged in infrastructure related studies, designs and construction oversight.
    • Develops, prepares and presents budgets, reports, plans, presentations and supporting documentation.
    • Assists in the development and coordination of the Authority’s multi-year Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”), including developing project descriptions, preliminary budgets, and schedules.
    • Oversees professional and para-professional personnel; reviews work in progress; evaluates performance of assigned staff, serving as coach, mentor and facilitator for individuals and work teams; and serves as Acting Director in Executive Director’s absence.
    • Coordinates activities with other divisions, municipalities, and outside agencies to manage various permits, plan reviews, etc. for various projects.
    • Confers with property owners, contractors, architects and the general public concerning interpretation and application of the Authority’s policies, rules and procedures, and other related issues.
    • Facilitates effective interactions with and among professional and technical staff and peers, elected officials, outside agencies, municipal staff, citizens and other stakeholders to ensure that information is shared, opportunities to be involved are available, and informed consent among affected interests is attained where possible.
    • Attends, participates, and represents the Authority on a variety of in-house and regional technical and planning committees.  Conducts and/or participates in public hearings and commission meetings, as needed, to explain program plans, provide subject matter expertise, and solicit input from the public and/or elected and appointed officials.
    • Resolves regulatory, implementation and/or interpersonal conflicts with individuals, groups and members of the public.  Responds to public complaints regarding infrastructure projects and initiatives.
    • Assists Executive Director with activities, operations, and services related to budget, administration, staff development and operations.  Seeks and supports continual improvement related to program outputs.
    • Carries out comprehensive plans, goals and objectives in assigned program area.  Prepares recommendations on a variety of public policy issues, procedural requirements, plans and ordinances.


    Qualification Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field is a plus.
    • 5-7 years of increasingly responsible experience as an Engineering Project Manager or Civil Engineer; wastewater treatment infrastructure design and construction engineering experience is preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
    • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) at time of application with registration in the State of Illinois obtained by the end of six (6) months of employment.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising and managing the work of contractors, consultants, and/or in-house professionals.
    • In depth knowledge of laws, regulations, and practices related to the business of municipal or wastewater treatment engineering. Previous field engineering/construction inspection experience is required.
    • Valid driver’s license required at time of hire.
    • Must be a self-starter, and possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. residents, employees, senior management, and elected officials).
    • Proven ability to think quickly on his/her feet, and be able to use good judgment in effectively defining and solving problems.
    • Must also be able to tactfully take control of a situation, and also be able to effectively delegate and prioritize work.
    • The ability to perform complex mathematical calculations, and be able to prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets, and various engineering-related project reports.
    • Must have outstanding project management skills; the ability to research, write, and draft grant applications is required.
    • Previous public speaking/presentation experience is desirable.
    • Candidates must be computer savvy, and have excellent MS Office software skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook). GIS Skills are a plus.


    General work schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Additional hours will be required from time to time depending on project workload.



    The salary range for this position is $78,960 to $119,595 (Grade Q) with an excellent fringe benefits package, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension plan. Anticipated starting salary for this full-time, exempt position is +/- $99,000/year.  Actual starting salary is negotiable, and will be dependent upon qualifications, experience, and professional achievement.


    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: #14-18 Assistant Director/Civil Engineer-GWA) 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 and alcohol screen.


    The Authority is accepting applications until July 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

    Limited Term WWTP Operator-In-Training
    NEW Water
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 5-7-2018


    The primary role of this position is to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience required to operate all NEW Water treatment processes and their associated equipment at both wastewater treatment facilities. An individual in this position will initially be classified as an “Operator-In-Training”. As operational knowledge at the Green Bay (GBF) and De Pere (DPF) facilities increase to a satisfactory level, as determined by the Treatment Manager, this person will be utilized as a relief operator on a crew. This position is expected to perform all of the same tasks as a Treatment Operator but at a reduced level of responsibility. Positions are benefit eligible, full-time, limited-term through approximately December 2019.


    Plant Operation:

    • Responsible for operating all equipment, facilities, and associated processes at both wastewater treatment
    • Develop the skills needed to ensure all equipment is operating at peak efficiency.
    • Identify improvement opportunities in the processes, facilities, and equipment as part of a continuous improvement culture.
    • Assist Maintenance, Field Services, and Utilities staff in troubleshooting equipment and process issues.
    • Request proper maintenance and servicing of equipment using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
    • Develop the skills necessary to interpret analytical data from which intelligent decisions are made. These decisions affect the safe and proper operation of both of NEW Water’s facilities, processes, and equipment.
    • Utilizes analytical data, physical and chemical observations, electrical, mechanical and instrumentation conditions, computer-generated data, and log entries to make these decisions.
    • Must effectively organize work assignments and perform follow-up inspections to ensure that both facilities are operating efficiently.
    • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers while coordinating work activities to determine how changes in the operation will affect the process.


    • Ensures that all NEW Water Safety and Security policies are followed.
    • Participates in safety and security training as directed by the Treatment Manager.
    • Reports unsafe conditions within the plants and makes recommendations to correct the issue.
    • Communicates with the Treatment crews and other NEW Water staff regarding safety hazards.
    • Takes appropriate action when a safety hazard is identified (e.g., notifies direct supervision and crew members after properly identifying and mitigating the hazard). 

    Research and Development:

    • Assists in development, preparation, and updating of all division documents including: plant logs, analytical data, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

    Coordinating, Scheduling, and Requisitioning:

    • Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, and receiving of hauled-in-wastes at the GBF.
    • Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, requisitioning, receiving, and unloading of chemicals at the GBF and DPF.
    • Identifies, orders, and receives supplies (e.g., small tools, chemicals, materials, and equipment) needed for normal plant operation and for special projects.


    Job Qualifications

    An Associate’s Degree in Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Sciences, or related field of study is required.  A completion of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators State Apprenticeship Program may substitute for the Associate’s degree. Demonstrated aptitude in the areas of mechanical operation, mathematics, biology, and chemistry, or an equivalent combination of training and relevant experience.


    To apply and for a complete position description, salary and benefits information, go to www.newwater.us.


    Operator 1
    City of Rochester
    Rochester, MN
    Posted 4-27-2018


    The City of Rochester is Minnesota’s third largest City with a population of more than 110,000. The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) is a municipal wastewater treatment facility and is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives. The Operator 1 lead employee responsible for the ongoing operation of the Water Reclamation Plant, a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, monitoring and controlling plant operations; interpreting plant process data and initiating operational changes; collecting laboratory samples and performing laboratory tests; monitoring plant equipment; and ensuring that process areas are maintained in safe and orderly condition.

    Minimum qualifications include either completion of a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from an accredited technical college training program and two years of operational experience at a Class A wastewater treatment facility or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of operational experience at a Class A wastewater treatment facility. An equivalent combination of education and work experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered. Licenses and certifications at the time of hire include a Special Boilers License, a Class C Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator and a 2nd Class C low pressure Boiler Operator’s license.

    Starting wage is $30.99 per hour with advancement to $34.43 in one year with successful performance. An excellent benefits package is included. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.

    For more specific information and to apply online, please visit our website: www.rochestermn.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer

    Executive Director
    Alexandria Lakes Area SD
    Alexandria, MN
    Posted 4-26-2018


    The Alexandria Lakes Area Sanitary District is seeking an Executive Director to direct and manage the operation of a sanitary sewer system serving the City of Alexandria, Minnesota and parts of surrounding townships. The system includes over 270 miles of sewer lines and a 4.5 MGD treatment plant. The Executive Director manages a staff of 19 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of just under $4 million. The Executive Director reports to a 12-member Board of Directors and supervises three positions: Plant Operations Superintendent, Collection System Superintendent, and Office Manager.

    The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering, environmental studies or a related field, and considerable experience managing wastewater operations. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Qualified candidates must demonstrate managerial level experience that includes finance, administration, human resources, developing good working relationships with regulatory agencies and effectively addressing environmental concerns.

    The established salary range for the Executive Director is $95,732 – $108,163, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health care insurance, disability insurance, and participation in the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association. Relocation negotiable.

    Qualified candidates submit your cover letter and resume online at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1962 . This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by May 30. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@springsted.com or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile). EOE

    Project Engineer
    Urbana & Champaign SD
    Urbana, IL
    Posted 4-26-2018


    The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is seeking qualified candidates for Project Engineer. This position will help develop, direct, and oversee capital improvement projects including plant, equipment, or grounds improvements, extension and major repairs of sewer systems, and process redesign. It will also assist with the permitting process to ensure compliance with ordinances, codes, and policies.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, or other related engineering field. This position reports to the Director of Engineering and has the potential for advancement within 2 years. A minimum of 5 years work experience in the field is strongly preferred, but a candidate with less experience may be considered. The position also requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering as applied to the construction, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities and sewer systems. Prior oversight of contractors and support staff and development of projects for the public sector is preferred. Experience with ArcGIS Desktop, survey data collection, and Innovyze hydraulic modeling software is highly preferred. If the candidate is not currently a registered professional engineer, this must be obtained within 2 years of hire.

    The District offers a competitive benefits package. Medical, dental, and life insurance are effective on the first day of employment. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

    Resumes will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. CDT on May 25, 2018 at the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District, 1100 E. University Ave., P.O. Box 669, Urbana, IL 61803-0669 or to kadlytle@u-csd.com. More information about the position may be found at www.u-csd.com. EOE

    Water Resources/Wastewater/Drinking Water Project Manager
    Jacobs Engineering
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 4-23-2018


    Lead projects and tasks as Project Manager for a variety of water resources, wastewater and drinking water related projects and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

    As a Project Manager assigned to the Milwaukee office, you will have the chance to manage projects including planning, design, and construction of water resources projects, drinking water systems, and wastewater treatment facility improvements. This position will be responsible for the exceptional delivery of projects involving planning, preliminary design, detailed design, and periodic on-site construction observation. Working with other members of our team, the projects will include some of the largest and most complex water and wastewater projects currently underway in the State of Wisconsin, with an opportunity to be involved in challenging and exciting projects across the country. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity to engage with clients related to assigned projects, ensuring compliance with JACOBS ENGINEERING best practices and procedures, quality assurance/quality control and project financial performance. Each day, you will be an important project leader and team member as you contribute to delivering our exciting projects and providing excellent client service. You will report to senior leaders who are committed to providing strong mentorship opportunities and developing you to manage increasingly larger and more challenging projects. You should be a self-motivated professional with a desire to grow personally as well as professionally while contributing to our large, full service, diverse and fast-paced office.


    Our Project Managers:

    • Work with our senior leaders on a variety of assigned projects
    • Lead and contribute to a wide variety of water and/or wastewater projects and programs
    • Contribute to the production of technical reports, engineering specifications, drawings, and perform calculations in support of engineering activities
    • Work directly with clients to build relationships and grow our business
    • Contribute to proposal efforts by contributing to written technical sections as well as participating in interviews and client meetings
    • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude
    • Manage and perform project assignments to meet schedule and budget goals


    If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
    • Licensed professional engineer (PE) in Wisconsin or other state with the ability to obtain Wisconsin PE within 6 months of hire
    • 10 or more years of experience working on municipal water resources, drinking water and/or wastewater facilities in a consulting environment


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering discipline
    • Experience in a consulting environment
    • Wide variety of experience including water, wastewater, water resources, consulting, design, and/or construction services
    • Adept at interpersonal relationship building and conflict resolution
    • Desire and comfort to interact with teams of diverse experience and skills
    • Desire to engage in projects across different functional spectrum – Project management, technical expertise, client relationship management


    Join Jacobs Engineering and love what you do. Focus on tackling the toughest challenges as you support the development of life-changing infrastructure that improves communities across the United States. See the inherent value in your point of view as you deliver for our clients.

    At JACOBS ENGINEERING, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at JACOBS ENGINEERING. Developing People through Challenging Projects.

    For more information please visit: http://www.ch2m.com/careers

    Water Plant Operator
    City of West Chicago
    WEST Chicago, IL
    Posted 4-19-2018


    Position monitors daily operation of equipment & processes of 9.0 MGD lime softening water treatment plant. The Plant operates as a 24/7 operation with three (3) shifts on four (4) or five (5) consecutive days. Required qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent, 2 yrs. Exp. in a water treatment environment, IEPA Class C Water Supply Operator’s Certification License preferred, or possession of a Class C Operator in Training Certification, valid Illinois Class B CDL Driver’s License w/Tanker Endorsement, and without an Air Brakes Restriction preferred or ability to obtain within 6 mos. from date of hire. Applications are required and available on the City of West Chicago website at www.westchicago.org. Applications should be returned to Carol LeBeau, Human Resources Coordinator, at hr@westchicago.org or City of West Chicago, 475 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185. Starting salary is $56,347. EOE

    Position open until filled.

    Assistant Superintendent
    City of Fond du Lac
    Fond du Lac, WI
    Posted 4-18-2018


    The City of Fond du Lac is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Superintendent. This full-time position supervises, directs and coordinates various operations of the Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Facility and plant personnel as required and assigned. The main goal is to meet the plant effluent permit discharge requirements and to operate the facility in an energy efficient and safe manner.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supervises operations staff to maintain continuous operation and efficiency of operations, and monitors operator certification status for compliance as required. Interprets operational data to monitor treatment process and permit compliance; analyzes process log sheets and instrument readings to determine reduction in efficiency or malfunctions in processing equipment; determines solids loadings and solids digestion removal activities to pace centrifuge operations; monitors phosphorus loading and schedules coagulant dosage, reviews data and processes and makes necessary adjustments to meet nutrient removal requirements; analyzes process control testing and lab results to adjust secondary system to proper solids and dissolved oxygen levels;
    • Manage the operations of the Biogas System including biological hydrogen sulfide removal, siloxane removal, gas pressure skid, and a biogas engine generator. Manages a high strength waste feed system and communicates daily with area industries to procure substrates.
    • Coordinate facility biosolids program, hauling schedule and field application rates. Additionally, this position monitors phosphorus compliance initiatives and coordinates research activities.
    • Coordinates plant maintenance activities with Wastewater Maintenance Foreman, including equipment preventative maintenance schedule; identifies repair and maintenance needs and initiates corrective maintenance by completion and submission of maintenance request forms.
    • Maintains liaison with plant laboratory and troubleshoots problem areas as requested.
    • Monitors and enforces plant safety procedures to ensure compliance with all current regulations and procedures specified in the City Safety Policy.
    • Prepare all compliance reports as required: CMAR, DMR, SARA Tier II, air emission inventory, and other reports as assigned; manages Hach WIMS software program to develop statistical correlation between operational parameters.
    • Maintains 24/7 on call availability and performs all duties of the Wastewater Superintendent in his/her absence.



    • BS in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field with five to seven years’ wastewater treatment experience; and supervisory experience. Must have Grade IV or Advanced Wisconsin Wastewater Operator License.
    • Possesion of all required subgrades desired.
    • Ability to acquire all required subgrades within 1 year from date of hire.


    The City of Fond du Lac offers a benefit package including health and life insurance, as well as participation in Wisconsin Retirement.  Starting salary will range from $65,403 – $69,140 based upon qualifications.  Application deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


    If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a completed application and resume describing your experience as it relates directly to this position, along with copies of required certifications.  You may obtain application materials by visiting the City website at www.fdl.wi.gov, Job Openings, or Jackie Braatz (jbraatz@fdl.wi.gov) in Human Resources.

    Environmental Compliance Supervisor
    American Crystal Sugar Company
    Moorhead, MN
    Posted 3-29-2018


    We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Moorhead, MN factory as Environmental Compliance Supervisor. The purpose of this position is to be primary factory contact for all environmental agencies and is responsible for all semiannual and annual reporting to state agencies. This position is further responsible for ensuring factory compliance with established environmental sampling, testing and reporting. This position trouble shoots noncompliance issues and takes corrective measures as appropriate.


    The principal accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Functions as the factory’s resident expert on environmental issues and is required to understand all aspects of the environmental permits under which their assigned factory operates. The incumbent ensures all the Title V air, water and landfill data collection, records maintenance and testing for the factory. See full position description for complete details in Title V, Water and Solid Waste.
    • Responsible for overseeing outside contractors to ensure they are following environmental requirements.
    • Environmental issues relating to the factory piling grounds are shared accountabilities with the Harvest/Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Updates Spill Prevention Control Countermeasure (SPCC) plans as well as coordinating training and ensuring monthly inspections as required by the SPCC plan.
    • Manages the factory hazardous wastes storage site, which includes waste solvents, disposal of obsolete radioactive sources, PCB’s, and asbestos. The incumbent ensures documentation and coordinates training as required.
    • Retains all records and updates the Tier II reporting as required for certification of chemical usage in the factory.
    • Participates/coordinates and prepares semi-annual and annual factory reporting to regulatory environmental agencies and submitted in a timely manner by the incumbent in accordance with regulations.
    • May supervise a crew of 2 to 6 employees and outside contractors in the completion of environmental activities.
    • Confers regularly with the corporate environmental staff to ensure continued compliance with existing and new environmental regulations and to ensure consistency between factories and a sharing of information and experience.
    • Provides a high level of focus on safety.



    • Understanding of environmental law and knowledge of the factory permits.
    • Knowledge of factory operations and processes is required to understand the impact of permitting restrictions.
    • Problem solving analysis of environmental operational issues.
    • Strong leadership, communication and administrative skills are important.
    • Completion of a four year technical education.
    • Employee must obtain special licensing requirements within the first year, unless otherwise noted.
    • A valid driver license is required.


    To apply, complete the online application at: http://www.crystalsugar.com/crystal-careers/.

    Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
    City of Albert Lea
    Albert Lea, MN
    Posted 3-29-2018

    Job Objectives:

    Manage and supervise the daily operations and staff (9) of a class A wastewater facility.  The superintendent is responsible for the maintenance of work records, budgets, and inventory, including data analysis and writing reports, developing and implementing safety, maintenance, and emergency procedures and preparations.



    The Albert Lea Wastewater Treatment Plant was constructed and placed into operation in 1983.  The WWTP was designed for 12.5-million gallons per day (MGD) of flow, 22,000 lbs. per day of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and 20,000 lbs. per day of total suspended solids (TSS).  Currently, the plant receives an average flow of 5.0 MGD, between 12,000 and 18,000 lbs. of BOD, and between 9,000 lbs. to 11,000 lbs. of TSS.  The plant has its heaviest load during winter months.  Treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary clarification, secondary sludge, nitrification aeration, effluent filtration and disinfection; along with the following biosolid components:  dissolved air flotation, primary and secondary digestion, biosolid thickening and storage.  The WWTP also oversees a pretreatment program which currently has nine (9) industries.



    Completion of a vocational/technical training program in wastewater treatment and six years of experience operating a wastewater treatment plant of at least a B level, including three years as a lead operator or supervisor; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.    Must have a valid Minnesota Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate with Land Applicator’s Type IV certificate and valid MN state driver’s license class B.


    Salary Range:  $61,275.20 to $80,995.20


    Please apply to:  City of Albert Lea
    Human Resource
    221 E. Clark St.
    Albert Lea, MN 56007


    Please visit the city’s website for further information:  www.cityofalbertlea.org


    Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

    General Counsel
    Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
    Denver, CO
    Posted 3-23-2018


    Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD or the District) seeks a General Counsel (GC). MWRD is the wastewater treatment authority for most of the metropolitan Denver, Colorado area. With a total budget of $230M and approximately 420 staff, MWRD operates a non-combined wastewater system that serves about 1.8 million people across a 715-square mile service area.

    MWRD is governed by a 38-member Board of Directors and serves 60 local governments that are comprised of both cities and sanitation districts.

    The General Counsel is appointed by and reports to the Board of Directors. The GC represents the District and gives legal advice to the Board of Directors, the District Manager, and the other departments and divisions of the District. Working closely with the Board, District Manager and District staff, the GC assists in the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan and acts as a trusted legal and business advisor.


    Qualifications sought:

    • JD degree from an accredited law school. Admittance to practice law in all Colorado State Courts and Federal Courts is required.
    • Successful experience advising/working with public boards or commissions.
    • Significant experience with contracts, particularly construction contracts, including professional services contracts.
    • Knowledge of wastewater, western water law and permitting issues.
    • Experience in regulatory and municipal law.
    • Knowledge of the business side of the wastewater industry or a utility.
    • Knowledge of employment law and human resources issues.


    To view the POSITION SPECIFICATIONS please click here: https://www.eflassociates.com/Portals/2/Denver/MWRD_GC_Position_Specifications_FINAL_7483.pdf

    To APPLY please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

    Wastewater Facility Electrician
    Elgin, IL
    Posted 3-21-2018


    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 $25.00 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
    Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
    Closing Date: 9:00 am, Friday, April 6, 2018.

    Wastewater Operator
    Village of Plover
    Plover, WI
    Posted 3-19-2018


    A Wastewater Operator participates in the daily operation and maintenance of the Wastewater System. Responsibilities include operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility and the wastewater collection system. This position requires the ability to work with the Wastewater System supervisors and other Wastewater System Operators at various tasks, and to work independently as directed. This position requires the skills and knowledge to perform lab work accurately and consistently, to monitor and operate process systems efficiently and effectively, and to maintain equipment and systems on good working order.

    An Associate Degree, or equivalent, in related course work is required. One year experience in a wastewater utility operations is preferred. DNR Grade 2 wastewater certification in subclasses C, E, G, I, & J preferred. A valid commercial driver license (CDL) Class B and Class D, with Air Brake endorsement and Tanker endorsement is required within six months of employment.

    The 2018 pay rate is $28.60 per hour. New employees receive 90% of the wage rate for the first six months, 95% of the wage rate for the next six months, and the full wage rate one year after the starting date.

    Interested persons may apply by completing an application form found at www.ploverwi.gov. The job description is also available at the website. Complete and submit the application form.

    Email resume to rboden@ploverwi.gov. Further information and a full list of benefits may also be requested at this address.

    Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2018. The Village of Plover is an equal opportunity employer.

    Operations Supervisor
    Racine Wastewater Utility
    Racine, WI
    Posted 3-19-2018


    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 purpose of this position is to supervise 10 wastewater plant staff and daily treatment processes for efficient and compliant operation in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued discharge permit standards and protocols.

    A bachelors degree in environmental science, natural science, engineering, water resources, or related field is preferred; with an associate degree being a plus. Candidates must have at least six (6) years of municipal wastewater treatment operator experience; or any combination of education (ie, completion of a related associates degree qualifies as one (1) year; completion of a related bachelor’s degree qualifies as two (2) years) and wastewater operator experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Class IV or Advanced Wastewater Operator’s License in all Racine WWTP subgrades, and a Third Class ASOPE Facility Operating Engineer’s license is required within one (1) year of hire. Proficiency with computer Microsoft Office software is required. Candidate must also hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. The pay range for this position is $29.53/hr to $41.69/hr. Applications are being accepted through April 13, 2018.

    A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at:


    Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.

    Libertyville, IL
    Posted 3-8-2018


    POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for performing a variety of activities related to the operation and maintenance of treatment plant, lift stations and pump station facilities and equipment.



    • Observes plant and lift station operations and checks for potential issues/problems.
    • Reads meters, gauges, charts and instruments and documents all required information.
    • Performs preventative maintenance on plant and lift station equipment.
    • Repairs and replaces pumps and motors, electrical panels, controls, and related mechanical equipment.
    • Cleans, lubricates and changes component parts and otherwise maintains process monitoring and control systems.
    • Performs record keeping functions such as logging information regarding plant operation, test results from process lab, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions.
    • Assists with equipment replacement and/or installation projects.
    • Takes samples of wastewater, scum, grit, sludge and other materials and properly records chain of custody information; assists and may run process lab testing to determine efficiency of treatment processes.
    • Reads diagrams, blueprints, specifications and manuals for installation and repair projects.
    • Performs grounds and facilities maintenance and cleaning activities as required.
    • Updates supervisor and staff regarding work assignment status in a prompt and courteous manner.
    • Maintains and services equipment and hand and power tools; maintains inventory of frequently used supplies and parts.
    • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
    • Drives Village vehicles to work sites and transports materials as required.
    • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
    • Must be available for afterhours and weekend duty



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience: High school diploma/GED; AND two (2) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and operation of industrial equipment/systems; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Required Knowledge and Skills
    Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, control systems. Record keeping principles and practices. Concepts, materials and terminology related to wastewater operations. Principles and practices of laboratory testing. Occupational hazards and applicable safety practices. Tools, equipment, practices and methods used in installing, maintaining and repairing industrial equipment. Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment. Record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation. Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

    Skill In: Maintaining accurate and complete records on repair and maintenance of equipment. Calibrating, aligning and testing a variety of processes, equipment, instruments systems. Analyzing and evaluating chemical, biological and physical data and advising and coordinating appropriate corrective action when necessary. Identifying and resolving operational, technical and procedural problems. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise written reports and activity records. Operating an assortment of measurement tools, sampling equipment and laboratory instrumentation. Reading, interpreting and understanding technical manuals and electronic schematics, drawings and diagrams. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintaining accurate inventory of parts and tools in stock.

    Required Certificates, License and Registrations: Illinois Class D Driver’s license and Illinois Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s license.

    Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in an office setting and field setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; strength and agility to traverse construction sites and uneven terrain; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

    Working Environment: Work is performed in an office setting and field setting. Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions, exposure to hazardous chemicals, electrical currents, noxious odors, gasses and fumes.


    Application and resume due no later than April 6, 2018. Apply online at www.libertyville.com/jobs. The salary range for this position is $55,671 – $83,506. The starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

    Laboratory Director
    Racine Wastewater Utility
    Racine, WI
    Posted 3-5-2018


    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 Utility laboratory is Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified providing analytical support for regulatory compliance and plant process control. Laboratory staff is comprised of the laboratory director and 4 analysts. The laboratory director is responsible for all laboratory functions, standard operating procedures for each test method, serving as the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) officer of all test data, and monthly and annual data report submittals to the DNR and EPA. Tests performed in-house include: BOD, TSS, phosphorus, nitrogen (NH3 and TKN), pH, fecal coliform, E. coli, cyanide, and heavy metals by inductively coupled plasma (ICP). Ultra-low level mercury, arsenic, fats-oils-grease (FOG), whole effluent toxicity (WET), biogas composition, and other priority pollutant scan compounds are shipped to contract labs.

    A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major courses in life sciences, such as chemistry, biology, microbiology, water resources, environmental science, or related program is required; a Master’s Degree in a like program is a plus. Candidates must have at least 6 years of satisfactory performance as a laboratory technician, or equivalent certified laboratory experience, with knowledge of quality QA/QC principles and procedures. DNR Wastewater Operator Laboratory subgrade certification is required within 1 year of hire. Proficiency with computer Microsoft Office software is required. Candidate must also hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. The pay range for this position is $29.53/hr to $41.69/hr. Applications are being accepted through March 26, 2018. A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at: http://www.cityofracine.org/

    Click Here for Complete Job Description and Qualifications

    Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.


    Part Time Watchman
    Wheaton Sanitary District
    Wheaton, IL
    Posted 3-1-2018


    Wheaton Sanitary District has an opening for a part time watchman. Responsibilities include patrolling and monitoring the Wheaton Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and grounds during evenings, nights and weekends. Basic familiarity with site security, machinery, and computers is required. Day shift, on-site training on basic aspects of plant operations will be provided and successful completion of this training is required. This position is encouraged to acquire wastewater licenses for future operator and maintenance positions that will be available with anticipated future retirements. The watchman candidate should possess a valid driver’s license, have a minimum of high school diploma or GED, and be able to lift 30 lbs to waist height. The watchman reports to the Plant Superintendent.


    For more information contact the Wheaton Sanitary District at 630-668-1515 or email baert@wsd.dst.il.us. Job applications are available on the WSD website.

    Wheaton Sanitary District
    Wheaton, IL
    Posted 2-21-2018


    The Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD) is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created position of Maintenance Mechanic-in-Training (MIT). This is a full-time, on-the-job training position that will lead to a Maintenance Mechanic position in approximately one (1) year dependent upon performance.


    Under the general direction of the Maintenance Coordinator and Lead Maintenance Mechanic, this position assists in the repair and maintenance of buildings, machinery, mechanical and pneumatic equipment, equipment control systems, and other machinery and equipment necessary to maintain process efficiency at a wastewater treatment plant. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: performing housekeeping and building cleaning tasks, maintaining plant vehicles and parts inventory, and keeping computerized records of maintenance work performed. This position may also be required to work overtime as needed.


    Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods, and materials used in maintaining and improving buildings in addition to knowledge of all applicable safety procedures and precautions. They will also exhibit strong multi-tasking, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.


    Minimum requirements for this position include:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED).
    • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
    • Valid Driver’s License; Class B CDL a plus.
    • Ability to perform extensive heavy physical activity performing strenuous daily activity at loud to very loud noise levels in an outdoors environment exposed to changing conditions such as extreme heat and cold, high winds, rain or snow storms, flood conditions, etc. in addition to occasionally working in confined spaces.


    The starting hourly rate is $20 +/- DOQ. This is an IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) position and is eligible for other full-time employee benefits. Qualified candidates should apply by completing an employment application found at www.wsd.dst.il.us/ along with a resume to Kathy Lamkin, HR Consultant, at  klamkin@wsd.dst.il.us. Materials can also be submitted via mail to:


    Wheaton Sanitary District
    Attn: Human Resources
    P.O. Box 626
    Wheaton, IL 60187-0626


    Applications will be accepted until filled.

    City of Appleton
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 1-25-2018


    The City of Appleton is accepting applications for the position of Utility Worker at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This position is responsible for supporting day-to-day operations and maintenance activities at the wastewater treatment plant. Typical hours will be M-F 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with required flexibility to fill in for shift workers during staff absences. Work involves the full range of process support along with coordinating operational tasks to accommodate maintenance staff activities as required. Other responsibilities include being confined space entry trained and the ability to operate a forklift and pay loader.


    This position requires education beyond high school in wastewater treatment technology, with WDNR certification desirable. Consideration will be given to, prior experience in a wastewater facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. The hiring range is $20.36 – $25.45/hour with the ability to earn up to $30.54, plus an excellent fringe benefit package.


    If you are interested in applying for this position, complete an application on-line at www.appleton.org.

    The application deadline is Sunday, February 11, 2018.

    Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering
    Eagan, MN
    Posted 1-8-2018


    Department:  Environmental Services

    Salary:             $79,186.00 – $112,320.00 Annually

    Closing:           1/29/2018 11:59 PM Central



    The Metropolitan Council is seeking to hire an Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering for our (RMF)- Regional Maintenance Facility, located in Eagan, MN.

    Recruitment Type: Open to Internal and External Applicants

    As an Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering, you will provide support and backup to the Manager of Interceptor Engineering; supervise and direct design activities for non-registered engineering staff; supervise and mentor engineering staff; and manage and perform work for high profile projects where outside agency (organization) work may impact interceptor facilities and the Council’s ability to operate, maintain, and/or implement improvements in the future.

    The employee in this position will interface with a variety of individuals and organizations; maintain these contacts and manage improvements to Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) interceptor facilities when needed to avoid/mitigate an impact. Develop and maintain design standards; assist in interceptor system facility assessment; and provide support for the operations and maintenance groups.


    Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and six (6) years of professional level engineering experience.  Experience must include work in the sanitary conveyance infrastructure area and at least three (3) years of supervisory/management or project management experience.


    License Requirements:
    Professional Engineer (PE) license in Minnesota or state with reciprocity.
    Valid driver’s license.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and their application.
    • Knowledge of sanitary conveyance infrastructure design, and operation/maintenance requirements.
    • Knowledge of large sanitary sewer collection system components.
    • Knowledge of law, code and regulations applicable to interceptor facility design, construction and operations.
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
    • Skill in work/project planning and organization.
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems.
    • Leadership skills with the ability to instruct and mentor staff; and assist in development of individual goals and objectives to be successful in their job.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) as well as in a team environment.
    • Ability to effectively present information to management or public groups in a clear and concise manner.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex materials such as technical journals, financial reports, codes, regulations, and legal documents.
    • Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, which require effective interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to produce well written correspondence and report


    Supplemental Information:

    Union/Grade: MANA, Grade J
    FLSA Status: Exempt


    1. Manage, direct, and perform work for high profile projects involving outside agencies (or organizations).  Communicate effectively our organization’s needs.  Develop alternatives that allow the outside agency goals to be achieved and at the same time allows the interceptor facility to remain accessible, operable, and maintainable without damage to the integrity of the facility.
    2. Identify key players in other agencies, organizations, and utilities.
    3. Direct and supervise project work being performed by unlicensed staff engineers.
    4. Mentor and advise engineering staff.
    5. Develop and maintain engineering standards and guidance.
    6. Review the professional design work of staff and consultants to ensure all proposed projects built are consistent with the intended function and standards of the MCES.  Review work to ensure projects are built in accordance with the original design intent.
    7. Perform administrative tasks including payment claims review, documentation of staff and consultant activity, time sheet approval, and staff performance reviews.
    8. Assist in the preparation of Capital Budget and monitor expenditures of staff.



    Work is typically performed in an engineering/construction office environment, but may conduct work in a field environment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be occasionally exposed to an outdoor environment with exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, odors, gases, including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Travel between primary work site and construction sites may be required.

    Physical Requirements:
    While performing duties in the field, the employee may be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift up to fifty pounds.  In an office setting, will be required to sit for long periods, stand/walk occasionally, speak, hear normal conversation and telephone ring tones, and operate a computer and other office equipment.  Reach with hands/arms frequently below chest height and occasionally overhead, must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10 pounds, must have adequate close vision for reading and computer work.


    • Minimum Qualifications Review
    • Hiring Manager-Subject Matter Expert Review
    • Oral Exam Review
    • Korn Ferry Assessment

    The selection process consists of a review of your education, experience, responses to supplemental questions, and other submitted materials; and the determination of how well it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.  Applications of those who best meet the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

    All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check which includes verification of education and employment, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

    The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 651-602-1398.


    For more information or to apply for this position please visit:


    Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
    Chicago Heights, IL
    Posted 1-2-2018


    Department:  Operations

    Reports To:     Chief Operator

    Supervises:     Operators and Relief Operator




    Responsible for ensuring proper and efficient operation of the main plant, excess flow facility, wet weather retention facility, biosolids facility, and lift stations; and for ensuring that the operating personnel are working efficiently and productively.




    The position requires an associates degree in a technical field and a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in plant operations.  Lack of a post high school education or supervisory experience can be offset by additional operating experience.  Experience with a computerized control system is required. Must have ability to work with people and direct a work force.  Must be able to respond to emergency situations 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.



    1. Supervise the plant operators and the relief operator in the performance of their duties.
    1. Assist operators with routine operating problems and high flows.
    1. Calibrate and maintain basic process control type instruments and meters as directed by the Chief Operator.
    1. Prepare and review operating records, computer data, and laboratory results on a daily basis.
    1. Provide instruction and training of operators and relief operator as needed for existing, new, or modified operating procedures. Conduct monthly safety meetings as directed by the Chief Operator.
    1. Maintain a log of operating problems and coordinate routine maintenance and repairs with the Maintenance Foreman.
    1. Maintain an inventory of routine chemicals and operating supplies.
    1. Coordinate operator work schedules and maintain time-keeping records.
    1. Maintain a program for exercising idle equipment, valves and gates. Maintain the condition of off-line tanks.
    1. Read and interpret equipment manuals to determine proper operational procedures.




    Works in the operating treatment plant with its related hazards.  Must be able to inspect plant equipment and make evaluations.  Works with a minimal amount of direct supervision.


    As a public employee in a position of major responsibility, the individual is expected to display the appropriate public conduct.



    This position description is intended as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide the assurance of continued employment.  The position is at the will of the District management and Board of Trustees.

    Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to:

    Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
    700 West End Avenue
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411


    E-mail address: Applications2@thorncreekbasin.org

    Wastewater Utility Operations Manager
    City of Oconomowoc
    Oconomowoc, WI
    Posted 12-20-2017


    The City of Oconomowoc seeks a full-time Wastewater Utility Operations Manager to lead and oversee its Wastewater Utility.   The Wastewater Utility Operations Manager is responsible for administration, the operation and maintenance of the entire wastewater treatment facility, collection system, and the Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program (OWPP). Position requires a high degree of responsibility and ability to plan and supervise the operation of the City’ s wastewater treatment facility, collection system, and OWPP in accordance with required public health and engineering standards and Department of Natural Resources regulations. Operations Manager supervises, trains, and evaluates staff at the wastewater treatment facility.


    Advanced Level WDNR Operator’s Certificate, five years of Wastewater operations experience, and 5 years of supervisory experience required.  Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, chemistry, civil engineering, or water resources preferred.   Salary $83,599 to $107,485 depending upon exp. with competitive benefits including enrollment into the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension).


    For additional info & requirements, please visit www.oconomowoc-wi.gov and click on Employment Opportunities listed under Human Resources.   To apply, please complete the online application and upload resume by 4 p.m. on 01/09/2018 for consideration.  EOE/M/F/D/V.

    IEPA Class 2, 3, or 4 Operator
    Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District
    Yorkville, IL
    Posted 11-30-2017

    SALARY:  Commensurate with experience
    OPENING DATE: 11/21/2017
    CLOSING DATE:  12/22/2017



    The Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District (YBSD) is seeking qualified applicants for this employment opportunity. YBSD is an independent municipal corporation that provides wastewater transportation and treatment services for Yorkville, Illinois. YBSD service boundaries currently encompass 10+ sq. mi. and wastewater enters the 3.62 MGD rated WWTP via 14.3 mi. of interceptor sewers.



    Operate and maintain the WWTP processes under direction of the Plant Manager and Executive Director.  Applicant must have a working knowledge of an activated sludge wastewater treatment system, wastewater equipment operations & maintenance, wastewater sample collection & testing, chemical handling, instrument monitoring & SCADA, safety practices, and first aid. YBSD Operators are available for emergency operation 24/7/365 and rotate weekend/holiday work duties.


    • Operate and maintain treatment systems: screening waste removal, tanks, piping, valves & gates, wastewater pumps, chemical pumps, blowers & compressors, vehicles & tractors, sampling/monitoring equipment, gravity belt thickener, centrifuge, sludge removal, UV, heat exchanger, air filters, sewers, manholes, and other miscellaneous equipment & systems as required
    • General housekeeping, landscaping, grounds, custodial, commercial/industrial inspections, and miscellaneous upkeep as required


    • IEPA Class 2, 3, 4 Certification for Wastewater Treatment Works and Operation
    • Strong math, mechanical, analytical/technical, & science background
    • Self-motivated with ability to organize, communicate effectively (written & verbal), keep detailed records, effectively use technology, engage in continuous improvement and learning
    • Valid IL driver’s license
    • Associates Degree preferred


    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  to office@ybsd.org or via hard copy to:

    Attn: Office
    304 River St.
    Yorkville, IL 60560

    WASTEWATER project engineer
    msa professional services
    Posted 11-17-2017


    We are currently seeking a full-time Project Engineer to join our Wastewater team. The primary role of this position will be in the field of wastewater treatment planning, design, and construction. As an Engineer in our Wastewater Community of Practice, you will work as part of a team on a variety of projects. MSA values employees with exceptional client focus and strong technical knowhow. Our local connections and technical mentoring paired with your passion for improving water quality will help you and MSA stand out as the consultant of choice.



    • Wastewater facilities planning and feasibility studies
    • Wastewater process design & modeling
    • Contract drawings using AutoCAD Civil3D software
    • Project specifications and bidding documents
    • Regulatory and technical permit preparation
    • QA/QC of planning and design projects
    • Coordinate with internal and external clients
    • Administer construction of wastewater-related projects


    Required Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering required
    • Masters of Science degree in wastewater-related program is preferred
    • 5 years of wastewater experience required
    • WI PE required (MN or other state PE also would be a plus)
    • The ideal candidate with have greater than 7 years of prior experience with wastewater facilities planning, design, and construction preferred
    • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, BioWin, and Arc View preferred
    • Experience with project management or a desire to step into that role preferred


    Apply today to join a growing Midwest employee owned multi-discipline engineering firm with a solid reputation, opportunity for professional development, and great benefits! MSA provides generous health, dental, and paid time off benefits starting on day one, as well as, a competitive salary and support of ongoing professional education and training.


    Apply with your resume and cover letter at: www.msa-ps.com.


    Find out more about MSA’s culture and work environment at: https://www.facebook.com/MSAProfessionalServices or http://www.pinterest.com/careersatMSA!


    MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.



    Posted 11-09-2017


    The Wastewater Treatment Operator is responsible for process control, including troubleshooting, monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment plant.  This position works a rotating 8 or 12 hour shift with half of their time on days and evenings. The Operator will also work on the Building and Grounds Crew occasionally.  This work involves a variety of light maintenance duties.


    • Being proud of the work you do and the impact is has on your community. Being part of an environmentally responsible and sustainable organization.
    • A wide variety of work. You won’t be bored and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers.
    • Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You do a variety of work with tools and equipment and in a variety of weather. If you like to be outside and stay moving this job is for you.
    • Opportunity for growth and advancement. We train our employees and believe in internal advancement. We support and will pay for your Operator Certification and ongoing education.


    • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
    • Diagnoses operating problems and performs necessary corrective action during work shift
    • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
    • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements
    • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
    • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes
    • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
    • Collects samples and submit them to the lab
    • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
    • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel



    To be successful in this job you must possess the following traits:

    • Mechanical ability:  Demonstrates aptitude and competence in a broad range of trade skills through the use of hand tools, power tools, and the operation of equipment.
    • Problem Solver: Demonstrates ability to use basic math skills and practical thinking to solve unique problems which may not have been encountered in the past. Looks for innovative solutions and has the confidence to present ideas to the rest of the team.
    • Adaptable: Demonstrates flexibility in the face of change, projects a positive demeanor regardless of changes in working conditions, and shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
    • Self-Motivated: Able to independently, proactively and creatively seek solutions that meet the needs of the customer. Takes initiative and sees a project through to completion.


    • Completion of a two or four-year program in wastewater treatment or a related science degree.
    • State wastewater treatment plant operator certification is preferred. Applicants who are scheduled for an interview will be given a written test.
    • A valid driver’s license is required.
    • Proven ability to work independently.
    • Skilled in the safe use of hand and power tools, media blasting and painting, hoisting, rigging, and sewer cleaning equipment.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic computer and mathematics skills.
    • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
    • Certified in confined area entry procedures, CPR, and First Aid within the first six months of employment.
    • Must successfully complete training in forklift operation, respiratory protection, lockout/tag out, and fire extinguisher operation within the first year of employment.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    Work is performed inside and outside the wastewater treatment facilities and at remote lift stations, with exposure to a variety of weather and working conditions. Required to use light hand tools and heavy power tools. Must be able to occasionally lift loads up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, crawl, sit, twist, turn, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or lifting equipment, and work in very awkward positions for extended periods. Individuals in this position will work day and night shifts and will be subject to filling in for coworkers.

    Pay and Benefits

    This position starts at $26.42 and can grow up to $35.74. The District provides an excellent benefits package including quality health care, the Wisconsin Retirement System and generous time off. See our benefits summary at www.madsewer.org/careers/benefits.

    How to Apply

    Apply with an application or a cover letter and resume on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. The position is open until filled so don’t wait on this exciting opportunity.

    Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Environmental Engineering Instructor
    NE Wisconsin Technical college
    green bay, WI
    Posted 11-01-2017


    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is an innovative leading-edge college dedicated to student success.  An instructor’s primary purpose is to design instruction and assessment in an engaging environment to foster learner success.  An instructor continually improves the overall quality in the delivery of learning to support the achievement of college outcomes and priorities utilizing evidence to support decision-making.  Instructors work in alignment with the college’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles.  Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities.  In addition, instructors commit to ongoing professional growth in both instructional and technical areas to comply with NWTC’s faculty progression structure, as well as the development of their colleagues and teams.


    It is our commitment as a College to ensure that we invest the resources necessary to positively impact teaching and student success. Consistent with this commitment all new faculty are required to successfully complete the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Instructor Preparation Academy. The Academy is a structured, practical, course-based cohort learning experience during first three years of employment. Courses include teaching and learning strategies, guidance and counseling, curriculum development, assessment, diversity, and more. The details of the schedule will be made available upon hire.



    Qualifications and Work Experience:

    • A Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering or civil engineering (with environmental engineering emphasis) and five years’ experience in water quality, waste water treatment, air pollution, solid waste and industrial environmental reporting standards.
    • At a minimum, occupational experience has to have occurred at least 1 year within the last 5 years.
    • Licensed in the State of Wisconsin as a Professional Engineer.


    Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ability to maintain professional engineering licensure or related certification.
    • Instruct students to prepare them to pass WDNR Operator and Laboratory Licensing Exams.



    Reasonable Accommodations Statement
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.


    Essential Functions Statement(s)

    • Develop and continually revise curriculum that includes multicultural perspectives, core abilities, and technical content to meet industry or regulatory standards to prepare graduates for successful careers.
    • Utilize engaging instructional strategies and methodologies which foster student success both in and outside of the classroom.
    • Create learning experiences which integrate multiple alternative or emerging delivery methodologies and instructional technologies to maximize student success, including, but not limited to, hybrid, face-to-face, video conferencing, self-paced, and on-line course delivery.
    • Provide immediate, routine, and consistent feedback to students to assist them in improving performance in technical and core ability competencies.
    • Create a learning environment that integrates best practices for student success including authentic service learning, student club events, and engagement in profession specific activities.
    • Develop, support, participate and collaborate with other departments on student recruitment, program marketing, and referral of students as needed for student success strategies including tutoring, counseling, advising, etc.
    • Use data to measure quality outcomes related to student persistence, retention, completion rate, course success, and to design improvement strategies based on the evidence.
    • Comply with College policies and practices related to instruction, assessment, and delivery.
    • Engage with business and industry through engagement and participation in advisory committees, including the recruitment of new members, planning of meetings, participation in community groups, and business visits.
    • Participate in community and college-sponsored events to promote the college’s programs and enhance community relationships.
    • Engage in division, department and team meetings and requirements including the development and completion of the college’s strategic planning through team action plans and budget requests
    • Maintain proficient knowledge and skill in emerging trends and current occupational practices by networking with regional industry leaders and participating in continuing education and professional development.
    • Assist in the development of adjunct faculty through communication, sharing of resources, coaching and mentoring.
    • Maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements, faculty progression structure requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation.


    Competency Statement(s)

    • Values – Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values – Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
    • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
    • Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, socio-economic background, or job type.
    • Active Listening – Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
    • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into the curriculum
    • Applied Learning – Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.  Learn and use technology and alternative delivery methods, including, but not limited to, online instruction and distance education.
    • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
    • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
    • Enthusiastic – Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
    • Flexibility – Ability to adapt quickly to changing demands, assignments and circumstances.
    • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
    • Motivation – Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
    • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
    • Technical Aptitude – Ability to use essential technology and software for instructional and communication purposes.

    Required online application available on website:  www.nwtc.edu/jobs


    Posted 10-26-2017


    The City of St. Cloud is accepting applications for the position of Treatment Plant Operator. This is skilled work involving operation, maintenance and repair of a wastewater or water treatment facility on an assigned shift. Work entails keeping mechanical equipment in proper operating condition and in maintaining the prescribed level of treatment and flow according to departmental policies and regulations. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through evaluation of performance and facility appearance. Supervision of apprentice operators may be exercised.



    High school diploma and post-secondary education in Water Environment Treatment Technologies or related water/wastewater degree and possession of a Class D state treatment plant operator license OR a high school diploma and possession of a Class D state treatment plant operators license with at least one year experience in water or wastewater treatment operations. Ability to obtain an appropriate State of MN boiler operator’s license within 4 months of hire.



    In order to be considered for alternate assignments or work out-of-class, must possess a Class A or B driver’s license.

    Overview of benefits for this exciting opportunity!

    To be considered, a city application must be returned.  Deadline to apply is Monday, November 6th.


    Applications may be returned to: 
    City of St. Cloud
    Human Resources Department
    400 2nd St S
    St. Cloud, MN 56301
    Fax: (320) 255-7261
    Email: hr@ci.stcloud.mn.us


    Operator 3 – Water Reclamation Plant
    City of Rochester
    Rochester, MN
    Posted 10-3-2017


    The City of Rochester is Minnesota’s third largest City with a population of more than 100,000. The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) is a municipal wastewater treatment facility and is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives. The Operator 3 is an entry-level position within WRP. Responsibilities include performing routine/preventative equipment and ground maintenance; cleaning structures; operating equipment/vehicles; collecting samples; reading and recording of meters; and other operational functions as assigned.



    Completion of a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from an accredited technical college training program. An equivalent combination of education and work experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered. A Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification within one year of hire.

    Starting wage is $23.00 per hour with advancement to $25.56 in one year with successful performance. An excellent benefits package is included. Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled with those received by October 19, 2017, receiving priority consideration.

    For more specific information and to apply online, please visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.

    NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 10-3-2017


    Provides overall development, implementation, and management of the NEW Water Health, Safety, and Security programs. Provides technical expertise and assistance to management in the development and implementation of safety, security, and occupational health plans and programs designed to meet NEW Water objectives. Coordinates, conducts, documents employee training related to safety, security, and occupational health policies and practices. Represents NEW Water in the community with respect to emergency response. Assigned as the standing chairperson of the Safety Committee and is a standing member of the Wellness Committee.



    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to lead management and staff in a committee setting, maintain positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers, and the general public. Ability to identify, evaluate, and plan for long-range safety, security, and occupational health program improvements and integrate safety, security, and occupational health activities into the NEW Water strategic plan. Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail. Able to comfortably speak in front of large groups.



    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Safety, Emergency Management, Industrial Hygiene, or related field. Minimum of four years of experience in occupational health, safety and security program administration work, principles and practices of occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, and industrial hygiene practices. Knowledge of federal and state safety and health regulations. Knowledge of computer equipment and related safety and training software packages. An equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience will also be considered.


    Visit www.newwater.us to apply and view the complete position description, salary and benefits information.

    Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
    CHIcago heights, IL
    Posted 09-29-2017


    DEPARTMENT:  Laboratory
    REPORTS TO:    Laboratory Director
    SUPERVISES:     Lab Technicians, Lab Assistants, and Lab Aides



    Assists the Laboratory Director in the supervision and all other aspects of the District’s Laboratory and industrial monitoring program. Assumes command when the Laboratory Director is absent.



    This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology and 3 years of experience in wet chemistry techniques or similar experience. Supervisory experience is preferred, but not required. Must have strong communication, organizational, and computer skills.  Must be able to work under pressure with a high degree of professionalism and a minimal amount of direct supervision.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Expected to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


    1. Perform analyses for bacteriological and chemical tests when needed. Chemist will analyze for hexavalent chromium, sulfates, nitrates, and fluoride.  Serves as backup for Laboratory Technicians performing all daily routine tasks, and for Laboratory Aide running Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen.
    2. Verifies methods are being followed as written in our standard operating procedure manual.  Assists the Laboratory Director with updating and modifying the standard operating procedures.
    3. Monitors employee performance to ensure productivity and compliance with work rules and directs lab personnel in keeping lab clean, safe, and organized.
    4. Perform data entry on outside lab analysis and assist in preparing results reports.
    5. Perform weekly review of logbooks and quality control charts.
    6. Detect and resolve problems relating to poor quality control results.
    7. Trains new employees.
    8. Supervise the monthly Laboratory Safety and training program.
    9. Perform monthly purchasing for general operating supplies.
    10. Have a general understanding of the Industrial Pretreatment program.
    11. Supervise and assist lab personnel with problem solving and troubleshooting lab equipment.
    12. Perform general administrative work
    13. Other duties as assigned by the Lab Director.



    Works in the treatment plant and laboratory with their related hazards.  Must be able to inspect plant equipment and make evaluations.  Works with minimal direct supervision.

    As a public employee in a position of major responsibility, the individual is expected to display the appropriate public conduct.

    For more information please visit: http://www.thorncreekbasin.org/about/careers-opportunities/



    This job description is intended to serve as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide assurance of continued employment. This is a salaried, supervisory position and serves at the will of the District management and Board of Trustees.


    Water/Wastewater Operations Manager
    City of Ashland
    Ashland, WI
    Posted 09-19-2017



    The Water/Wastewater Operations Manager is responsible for delivery of safe and sufficient water to the City of Ashland (population 8,216) and processing of waste water prior to discharge into Lake Superior. Ashland is located in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior and is known for historic murals, spectacular views and access to many outstanding recreational opportunities in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore regions.


    The person selected will oversee day-to-day operation in both the Water and Waste Water Utility departments under the supervision of the Director of Public Works and will directly supervise a team of 10 staff.


    Responsibilities include:
    • Submission of reports and responses to regulatory agencies
    • Capital and long-range planning
    • Community outreach and resident inquiries
    • Fostering a culture of commitment to the organization’s objectives and team approach.


    This is an exempt/salaried position with an annual salary range of $67,000 to $72,000, based on experience.


    Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Associate’s degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or university with a coursework focus in environmental science, engineering, business administration or public administration.
    • Five years of experience in water distribution systems including two years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, business administration or public administration may be substituted for one year of experience.
    • Grade 1 Surface Water Treatment and Distribution Operator Certification and General Waste Water with sub-class or ability to obtain within 18 months of the start date.
    • A valid Wisconsin Motor vehicle operator license, or the ability to acquire one, is a continuing requirement of employment.


    For more detailed information including our benefits package, please visit the Quick Links on the City of Ashland website www.coawi.org.

    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.