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Pretreatment Program Coordinator
NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
Green Bay, WI
Posted 12-11-2017

JOB SUMMARY:

The Pretreatment Program Coordinator position is responsible for the continued development, implementation and management of NEW Water’s Industrial Pretreatment Program, the Hauled Waste Receiving Program (domestic and high strength); and identifying, recommending and implementing pollution prevention strategies to mitigate compounds of concern identified on our WPDES permit.
 

SKILLS and ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of analytical chemistry and laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of USEPA and DNR rules and regulations for a National Pretreatment Program
  • Knowledge of biochemistry involved in wastewater treatment processes and procedures including hydrogen sulfide mitigation, wastewater metering and sampling equipment practices
  • Knowledge of ordinances and policies regarding sewer use and program billing
  • Knowledge of preventive infrastructure practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in wastewater flow metering, sampling and pH monitoring of wastewater discharges
  • Knowledge of chemical elements, structures and properties
  • Knowledge of federal and state testing procedures and instrumentation utilized for testing
  • Ability to understand complex policies, procedures and technical problems using sound judgement to recommend an effective and appropriate solution
  • Ability to direct day to day activities of intern staff
  • Ability to evaluate the impact of proposed USEPA and DNR regulation changes to the Industrial Pretreatment Program and represent NEW Water in such manners, create documentation and records to support NEW Water’s position
  • Ability to develop collaborative and effective relationships with industrial representatives, federal and state agencies, lawyers, consultants, stakeholders, municipal customers, NEW Water management, Commission and the general public
  • Possess strong and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and organize projects and teams.
  • Possess strong analytical problem solving, decisive decision making and work prioritization skills are necessary
  • Ability to assess and understand complex environmental policies, procedural and technical issues that could affect an industrial user and/or NEW Water
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work within a self-directed work environment are desired

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry, General, Organic or Inorganic Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science or similar field of study. Minimum of four years of experience in the wastewater field with knowledge of USEPA (40 CFR 403) and WDNR regulations (NR 211) in the administration of a National Industrial Pretreatment Program and experience in developing and administrating pollution prevention programs is necessary. Current and valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.

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


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

 

DESCRIPTION

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.

 

NATURE OF WORK:

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.

 

TYPICAL 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

 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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:

YBSD
Attn: Office
304 River St.
Yorkville, IL 60560


Maintenance Mechanic I
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
Glen Ellyn, IL
Posted 11-30-2017

DESCRIPTION

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is recruiting for an experienced, full-time  Maintenance Mechanic I position. The job duties of the Maintenance Mechanic I include but are not limited to performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in preventative maintenance, repair, and replacement related activities of the wastewater treatment facilities and equipment including work on plant machinery, piping systems, buildings, and grounds; and to provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to the residents of the Villages of Lombard and Glen Ellyn and the general public.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist the Maintenance Superintendent in the development of Maintenance Division work plans,
    provide input on appropriate prioritization of assignments; monitor progress or work assignments
    and implementation of solutions as required.
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as directed to initiate Preventive
    and Corrective Maintenance on plant facilities and equipment; help with development of
    maintenance procedures for plant facilities and equipment; provide updated CMMS records on
    equipment maintenance and rehabilitation activities.
  • Conduct preventive and corrective maintenance including inspection, diagnose and repair of
    machines, equipment and systems with hand and power tools including: pneumatic, hydraulic,
    mechanical, safety, electrical, and electronic systems.
  • Proactive scheduled equipment refurbishment and replacement to sustain plant operating
    requirements.
  • Perform precision layout and fabrication of various parts for maintenance activities, using varied
    metals, plastics, wood, etc., using welding, metal working, pipe threading, cutting, and bending tools.
  • Installation and repair of all types of pipes, valves, and appurtenances associated with mechanical
    pipe fitting and plumbing activities using welding, cutting, shearing, bending, straightening, brazing
    and soldering as required.
  • Operation of heavy construction equipment and commercial rated vehicles including: front-end
    wheel loader, mini-excavator, trencher, semi-tractor trailer combination, 6-wheel dump truck, truck
    with permanently mounted crane, and/or fork-lift truck.
  • Inspect and maintain plant safety equipment including: portable gas detection meters, confined space
    rescue equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), fire extinguishers, and emergency
    eyewash stations. Submit safety suggestions. Participate as a member of the Plant Safety Committee
    on a rotating basis.
  • Perform work in “Permit and Non-Permit Required” confined spaces, meet facility safety training
    requirements, maintain required health and safety certifications according to OSHA and facility safety
    requirements.
  • Comprehend, retain and apply the Authority’s rules, procedure manuals including any pertinent
    Federal, State, Village and local regulations.
  • Provide technical research, recommendations and support for maintenance projects, equipment
    specification, the acquisition of equipment, and rehabilitation methods.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with outside contractors, vendors, and engineers
    during construction/implementation and start-up of approved projects.
  • Participate on a variety of boards and committees; maintain knowledge of new trends and
    innovations in maintenance practices and equipment.
  • Provide assistance to the Maintenance Superintendent; preparing reports as directed or required;
    including preparation of the annual budget; and implementing staff training in maintenance practices.
  • Ensure that work safety procedures are followed at all work sites.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of responsible wastewater treatment plant or industrial plant maintenance
    experience and/or demonstrated competence in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic
    systems.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a Class 4 – IEPA Wastewater Operator Certification within one (1) year
    of hire.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license at the time of application; must obtain a Class A CDL within six (6)
    months of employment.
  • Possess or be able to obtain certification in the use of a respirator and self-contained breathing
    apparatus (SCBA) within one (1) year.
  • Knowledge and application of standard OSHA safety practices for industrial and general industry;
    interpret MSDS sheets, safety manuals, warning labels and NPDES regulations.
  • Demonstrate experience in troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance techniques,
    mechanical and electrical practices, metal working, welding, lubrication standards, and repairing
    complex machinery and electro mechanical components.
  • Ability to think quickly under routine and emergency situations, exercise good judgement and
    effectively solve problems, maintain self-control.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with
    coworkers, employees, vendors, and the general public.

 

The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 100 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in malodorous, nauseating and dangerous work conditions. Must be able to withstand inclement weather such as snow, cold, rain, heat, humidity, sun, etc.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Must also respond to after-hours call-backs
and be prepared for and confront emergency conditions as necessary.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS:

The salary range for this position is $25.61/hr ($53,269/yr) to $38.94/hr ($80,995/yr) DOQ. Position includes full benefits, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit retirement pension plan. Starting pay will depend on qualifications and experience. This position is nonexempt under FLSA.

 

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: #32-17-GWA/Maintenance Mechanic I) 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 January 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Candidates requiring reasonable
    accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

WASTEWATER project engineer
msa professional services
MADISON, WI
Posted 11-17-2017

THE POSITION

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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.


 

 

WASTEWATER OPERATOR
MADISON METROPOLITAN SD
MADISON, WI
Posted 11-09-2017

THE POSITION

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.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LOVE
  • 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.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • 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

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

JOB SUMMARY

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.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
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

 


TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
CITY OF ST. CLOUD
ST. CLOUD, MN
Posted 10-26-2017

JOB SUMMARY

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.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS  

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


superintendent
northern moraine wrd
island lake, il
Posted 10-23-2017

NATURE OF WORK:

This is an advanced professional, supervisory, technical and administrative position involved in planning, organizing and conducting a wide range of operational, maintenance and improvement activities for the Districts wastewater system. Work includes assuring compliance with various permit requirements, preparing and submitting related reports, supervisory work in planning, coordinating, administering, scheduling and evaluating District work and activities. Technical aspects may include troubleshooting and performing repairs and maintenance on the Districts operational systems, including IT systems, determining operational adjustments to assure that the treatment plant operations are optimized as well as coordinating assignments of operating staff for any or all normal operational, laboratory, administrative or other duties.

 

Work also includes the preparation of specifications for materials, equipment and supplies, scheduling repair and maintenance projects, planning and coordinating work assignments, scheduling crews, material and equipment, scheduling on call and overtime assignments and supervising and inspecting work performed. Work includes managing projects to ensure that work is completed safely, effectively and efficiently and in accordance with standard practices and procedures. Direct supervision is exercised over work crews of two or more employees.

 

Work is performed under the general direction of the District Manager who reviews work through observation and reports for results obtained, including completeness, accuracy and workmanship. The Superintendent may be assigned routine duties as needed by the District Manager.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans, programs, coordinate, directs and supervises all operational aspects of the District’s wastewater system.
  • Supervises trains and evaluates personnel; institutes safety-training programs and communicate safe work standards and practices, performs fieldwork as necessary.
  • Prepares and makes recommendations on capital, material and personnel budgets for the operations divisions; tracks costs and analyzes cost effectiveness; may authorize purchases; obtains and reviews price quotations and bid specifications; maintains records of work.
  • Supervises or monitors and adjust chemical feed rates, pumping levels; solids inventories; clarifier sludge blanket levels; aeration systems; flow metering and monitoring equipment; pumping stations and storage tanks; sludge thickening and dewatering equipment; maintains and operates SCADA systems; enters data into computer systems for analysis and reporting purposes; ensures compliance with all applicable requirements; ensures security of all District facilities. Reviews lab results and operating data, prepares all required compliance reports for review and submission by the District Manager. Participates in maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of equipment and systems and maintains records of work performed, inventories, and related records.
  • The Superintendent may assist in training and instructing personnel in job practices and methods of work; responds to emergencies; or assists response crews, allocating necessary supplies and equipment; and operates equipment, facilities and systems as needed.
  • Operates instruments and equipment in performing tests and calibrations; records test results; analyzes results for the purpose of making operation control changes or adjustments and promptly reports anomalies.
  • Supervises DMR QA studies, oversees, and operates the lab QA/QC program.
  • Assist in developing, operates and maintains computerized maintenance management and GIS systems.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates certified lab samples, performs semi-annual sampling and quarterly sludge testing.
  • Prepares required states and federal reports; inventories and orders chemicals and lab supplies.
  • Keeps informed of and discusses budget requirements with the District Manager; maintains records on plant operations, permit requirements, and safety requirements; participates with representatives of outside agencies in facility compliance inspections and maintains forms, graphs and databases for operations.
  • Maintains inventories of treatment chemicals; orders chemicals and related supplies; prepares operational reports.
  • Prepares and files various reports of work accomplished; prepares vendor and procedure lists; maintains equipment parts orderings lists; orders parts; proposes budgetary items.
  • Handles customer concerns and problems; distributes various notices to customers; provides public information and participates in public education through facility tours; performs other related miscellaneous duties.
  • Performs chemical changes including routine safely handles dangerous chemicals. Operates various types of equipment and performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance, operation, repair and construction of the wastewater treatment system.
  • Ensures that equipment is used safely and in accordance with standard procedures and precautions.
  • Performs heavy physical labor loading and unloading trucks and attaching and detaching accessories to equipment such as plows and spreaders.
  • Responds to emergency situations caused by severe weather, electrical services outages or other disruptions; evaluates and corrects situation, communicates with the public and explains findings to supervisor.
  • Maintains availability for emergency call back status.
  • Provides effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
  • Follows safe work practices.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

Graduation from high school, supplemented by two years of college-level course in public administration, business administration, civil engineering, or a related field; considerable knowledge of the treatment and maintenance of wastewater plants or related area; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of general maintenance, construction and labor tools, equipment and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment used in wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary to the proper execution of assignments.
  • Ability to develop plans and specifications for project accomplishments
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from schematics and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to maintain work records.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to convey detailed and complex information in an easily understandable manner, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to learn a broad range of operational skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform relatively heavy manual work.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of tools and equipment required by the work.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Class “B” Commercial driver’s license, with tanker and air brake endorsements, or ability to obtain license with six months of appointment.
  • Class 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License
  • IDOT Flagger’s Certificate
  • Ability to use respirator and SCBA Equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee will be required to climb ladders, enter and exit confined spaces, such as manholes and perform critical functions such as installing flow meters.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to noisy environments, tight, dusty and sewage and sludge containing spaces, odors, fumes and vibration.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL TO: INFO@NMWRD.ORG

The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


WasteWater operator
northern moraine wrd
island lake, il
Posted 10-23-2017

JOB SUMMARY:

The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District has an immediate opening for a Wastewater Operator. This is a non-exempt position with responsibility for the operation, repair and maintenance of equipment and the monitoring, sampling and control of the District’s wastewater treatment facilities, comprised of the collection system and treatment plant.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have significant wastewater plant and collection system operational experience and possess an Illinois Class 3 or higher Wastewater Operators license. Other combinations of education, skills, experience and certification may be considered.Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Starting Range is $21.59–$25.39/hour, depending on qualifications.

 

Full salary range is $21.59–$29.21/hour. The District provides excellent benefits, including IMRF beginning on January 1, 2018. Duties encompass all facets of wastewater facility operations, maintenance and repairs on the District’s 2 MGD treatment plant and extensive collection system. A minimum of five years of experience in wastewater operation is highly desirable. Applicant should be able to show knowledge of the principals and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems.

 

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume including professional references to elecuyer@nmwrd.org. Contact Eric Lecuyer, District Manager at 845-526-3300 ext. 101 with any questions.

 

The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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.


HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY COORDINATOR
NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
Green Bay, WI
Posted 10-3-2017

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.


CHEMIST/LABORATORY SUPERVISOR
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

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:
  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.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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/

 

DISCLAIMER:

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

 

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 


WASTEWATER OPERATOR
STEVENS POINT Public Utilities
STEVENS POINT, WI
Posted 09-06-2017

 

DESCRIPTION

The Stevens Point Public Utilities Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Wastewater Operator.  Major responsibilities involve the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment facility and equipment under the supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent and Director of Public Utilities and Transportation.  Candidates must have a degree in a Wastewater related field and the ability to obtain WDNR wastewater certifications in subclasses A1,B,C,D,L,P.

 

The full job description and printable application forms are available at www.stevenspoint.com/jobs.aspx or application forms are available at 300 Bliss Avenue, Stevens Point, WI  54481, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

 

Please Submit A Resume and Cover Letter with your completed application no later than October 31, 2017 to:

 

Director
Public Utilities and Transportation
300 Bliss Avenue
PO Box 243
Stevens Point WI  54481-0243


DISTRICT MANAGER
MWRD
DENVER, CO
Posted 09-06-2017

 

DESCRIPTION

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD or the District) seeks a District Manager (DM)MWRD is the wastewater treatment authority for most of the metropolitan Denver, Colorado area.  With a total budget of $128M and approximately 375 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 District Manager reports to the Board of Directors and serves as the chief executive officer. The DM is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and senior leadership team to establish long-range organizational and operational goals, strategies, plans and policies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Progressive management responsibility culminating in a senior management position in an organization of comparable complexity, preferably in the wastewater, water utility, or other regulated industry; must include significant budget responsibility, including oversight of capital projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including openness to, and experience leading, change and innovation.
  • Successful experience working with boards and/or commissions.
  • Experience developing intergovernmental partnerships and resource sharing will be viewed favorably.
  • Knowledge of the business side of the wastewater industry or a utility is a plus; some knowledge of Colorado water law will be a good foundational basic.

 

To view the position specifications please click here: www.eflassociates.com/mwrd

 

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


REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Naperville Department of Public Utilities
NAPERVILLE, iL
Posted 09-06-2017

 

DESCRIPTION

Interested in a leadership opportunity, supplemented by training, in a collaborative working environment, with a forward-looking leadership team?  Look to the City of Naperville!

The City of Naperville’s Water and Wastewater Utility is one of the state’s largest combined utility systems, operating both a water distribution system and a sanitary district with wastewater treatment.  We seek a skilled industry professional for the vital role of Regulatory Compliance Manager at the municipal water utility’s Water Reclamation Center.

The Regulatory Compliance Manager plans, organizes and supervises drinking water, wastewater, and sludge (biosolids) laboratory sampling & analysis operations for the Water Reclamation Division.  The Manager is responsible for the timely & accurate reporting of data submitted to USEPA, IEPA & IDPH in accordance with permitted reporting deadlines, and for the associated compliance with regulatory requirements.  Supervising three employees, the Manager prepares & administers the laboratory budget for personnel, operating and capital expenses.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Manager will monitor, supervise and evaluate the operations & activities of our laboratories, and recommend improvements & modifications; plan, prioritize, assign & review the work of lab personnel & activity; establishes related procedures & methods; and assists plant operations personnel (and Water Supply staff) in quality control of continuous processes.

Regarding the regulatory environment, the Regulatory Compliance Manager prepares reports for drinking water quality, wastewater treatment operations, sludge (biosolids) processing, and for the industrial wastewater contributions to the treatment plant. The Manager ensures the Reclamation Division’s compliance with all related regulatory requirements, and ensures the accurate entry of plant wastewater treatment data into the monthly Illinois EPA Discharge Monitoring Report database for compliance with the City’s operating permit (a.k.a. the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit).  The Manager maintains critical drinking water testing laboratory certification with IDPH required for renewal every two years, and reviews new/proposed regulations and advises Water Reclamation management staff about recognizing and attending to pertinent issues.

As Manager, you will also preparation and administer a budget, prepare cost estimates, supervise procurement procedures for the laboratories, and monitor expenditures. You may write specifications for bids in accordance with direction by the City’s purchasing department.

You will participate in the selection of staff members, recommend/assist in the implementation of City & Department goals & objectives, implement policy/procedure, evaluate employee performance, coach subordinate employees, and implement disciplinary action when warranted.

The Manager also coordinates & conducts training exercises for Water Reclamation staff members as regards special IEPA / USEPA programs involving regulatory monitoring, sampling of drinking water, wastewater, sludge & industrial wastewater discharges.

The Manager performs laboratory work in special studies evaluating new and existing analyses related to wastewater treatment plant processes, sludge management, & water supply operations.  He/she assists and advises staff regarding continuous improvements to be achieved from special studies & sampling programs.  He/she performs & supervises field sampling & analyses in support of the Industrial Wastewater Dischargers Monitoring Program, and reviews related analytical testing results, evaluating the potential for impacts on our treatment plant’s processes.  The Manager conducts the program for industrial customers that are subject to excess wastewater strength surcharge billing requirements.

As a leader, the Manager responds to residents, City water & wastewater customers, and other City staff with respect to questions about drinking water quality and wastewater issues.  He/she assists with the conducting of tours of Water Reclamation Division facilities for regulatory inspectors, school groups and others seeking educational experiences about Reclamation Division operations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, you must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology, plus three to five years of experience in a related laboratory field.  An Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Certification for Microbiological Analysis of Drinking Water is required.  A valid State of Illinois Class D Driver’s License is required.

An IEPA Class “C” Water Operators’ License, and/or an IEPA Class “1” Wastewater Operators’ License is preferred.  Previous familiarity with municipal water distribution or wastewater collection systems is a plus. 

Candidates receiving additional consideration will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the methods, equipment & instrumentation used in the sampling and analysis of water & wastewater; knowledge of water & wastewater treatment processes; and working knowledge (intermediate level) of software such as Excel/Word/PowerPoint, & Outlook.  Top candidates will also have proven skills in personnel management, effective communication, leadership, and in analytical & technical problem-solving.  Similarly, they will possess the abilities to organize, direct & implement a comprehensive water quality laboratory program; to measure, record, calculate & analyze water/wastewater samples in a lab environment (and to train & oversee others to accurately perform such tasks); to communicate effectively, create reports timely & accurately, and meet deadlines; and to prepare & administer a budget.  For success in this role, one must exhibit attention to detail, strong time management and adherence to deadlines.

 

APPLICATIONS

The City accepts only online applications.  Apply by visiting the City’s main web page: www.naperville.il.us, and simply click “Careers.”  Then scroll down and select the job title “Regulatory Compliance Manager” for information and to apply.

 

It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include ALL the information requested therein, for each previous job.  Resumes and other supporting documents may be provided at the time of application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants will be sent electronically to the email address you provide.

 

The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.


Chief Water/Wastewater Operator
Robinson Engineering
kankakee & iroquois counties, iL
Posted 08-31-2017

 

Robinson Engineering is looking for a Chief Water/Wastewater Operator to work in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of designated water and wastewater systems involving daily routine and emergency wastewater treatment, buildings and ground maintenance and custodial work.  This position is in charge of all facility management responsibilities.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Conducting daily site visits; evaluating system operations; troubleshooting common water and wastewater system problems; conducting compliance samplings; system maintenance and completing system reporting.

 

Qualifications for the position: High School graduate or equivalent; a minimum of 3 years related work experience; possession of Illinois EPA Class 2 wastewater certification and Illinois EPA Class B water certification or the ability to obtain both within six months of hire preferred but not required; excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; ability to work independently; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving and decision making skills and a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

 

Candidates that can fulfill the qualifications are asked to go to the company’s career center at http://reltd.com/company/#companyCareers and apply directly from the website.

 


director of wastewater operations
Madison metropolitan SD
madison, wi
Posted 2017-08-04

Introduction

The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, which provides wastewater services to the greater Madison, Wisconsin area, is seeking a talented individual with demonstrated experience in sustainable infrastructure management to be its Director of Wastewater Operations. The Director of Wastewater Operations reports to the Chief Engineer and Director and is responsible for incorporating best-in class maintenance management practices for a system which includes 96 miles of interceptors, 18 pumping stations, and a 50 MGD capacity wastewater treatment plant.  The Director manages an annual budget of $10.4 million and 49 employees.

 

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in public works; environmental studies; sustainability; civil, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering or a related field, and ten years of progressively responsible public or private sector wastewater treatment administration, including at least five years of supervisory experience.  Possession of a Professional Engineer’s license is preferred.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of wastewater processes and infrastructure management and have, or obtain within one year of hire, an ENV SP credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.  Proven ability to foster an empowered and responsible workforce that delivers outstanding services and to seek innovative ways to adapt, grow and improve the department is essential.

 

Salary of $103,000 to $140,000, DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits package.

 

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1333.  This position is open until filled.  Priority given to applicants based on submission date.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by September 8, 2017.

 

For more information, contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@springsted.com or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile).  EOE


senior engineer or principal engineer
MCES
st. paul, mn
Posted 2017-07-28

Introduction

The Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services (MCES) is seeking to hire a full-time  Senior Engineer OR Principal Engineer.  Please note that there is only one vacancy at this time. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate she or he may be offered the position at the Senior or Principal Engineer level.

This position will work in the Technical Services Section. Technical Services manages the projects to install and rehabilitate the infrastructure necessary for the collection and transport of wastewater from 109 community sewer systems to the eight (8) wastewater treatment plants operated by the Metropolitan Council.

  • She or he will provide engineering and project management support for major capital sanitary sewer interceptor projects, small system improvement projects, routine daily engineering/technology support for operations and maintenance.
  • This position will perform responsibilities in the planning, design and construction of Interceptor System sanitary sewer projects.

 

The ideal candidate we are seeking to join our team will have a passion for leading large-scale engineering and construction projects; some of the largest environmental projects in Minnesota, employing state of the art technology and construction techniques. He/she will be responsible for playing a key role in the planning, design and construction related services on a variety of large diameter pipelines, high capacity pumping stations, force mains and flow metering projects.

 

Senior Engineer
Senior Engineers contribute either as a project engineer or project team member on small medium or large projects and may manage several projects concurrently. They may provide direction to consultants on facility and design requirements and routinely assist management with budget, procurement and other projects.

  • Prepare and review engineering studies, feasibility reports, engineer evaluations, technical memoranda, reports etc. to develop alternative solutions and answer “what if” scenarios by gathering and analyzing data
  • Prepare cost estimates to determine project feasibility
  • Select consultants, negotiate contracts, change orders and amendments; preparing and monitoring project schedules; monitoring, reviewing and coordinating project design; evaluating contractor requests for extra work, monitoring contractor’s work and enforcing terms of the contract.

 

Principal Engineer
Principal Engineers perform professional engineering responsibilities in the planning and design of multiple large, difficult, and complex capital improvement projects. This includes the planning and execution of assigned projects from an owner’s or government agency’s perspective; making recommendations to management on approaches to issues affecting policy, precedent, and of substantial public impact; providing internal consultation in specialized field; assisting in the review of consultant prepared designs (drawings and specifications), and monitoring projects during installation/construction and commissioning phase.

  • Represent the Council with regulatory agencies, local interests, neighborhood groups, city, Metropolitan County, state, and federal governmental units, industrial user groups and other interested parties
  • Provide leadership in contractor, consultant and /or vendor contracts and services
  • Coordinate/manage certain key components and/or staff teams of the section and provide work direction to other staff in lower pay grades
Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office setting. Occasional travel between primary Council work sites in the Twin Cities Metro area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

All employment offers are conditional upon a review and verification of education, employment and driving record (if applicable) as well as passing a pre-employment drug screen for new hires. Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check for new hires. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.

 

 


dpw foreperson
city of de pere
de pere, wi
Posted 2017-07-24

Introduction

The City of De Pere is seeking a DPW Foreperson to lead, coordinate, organize, and assign the work of the Public Works Street Division personnel. The DPW Foreperson will also provide leadership and organizational support for the Street Superintendent.  Full position details are available on our website at www.de-pere.org; click on the Jobs tab and click on the position title.

 

Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in the operation and maintenance of Public Works equipment.
  2. Minimum five years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of public infrastructure. Experience in Public Works operations preferred.
  3. Minimum five years of experience in the operation of all public works equipment.
  4. Experience in supervising labor operations relating to the repair and maintenance of all types of City infrastructure and related work is highly desirable.
  5. Valid Wisconsin Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake restriction lifted, “N” (tank vehicle) endorsement and, a good driving record.

 

A combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

Starting Range is $22.89 – $26.15/hour, depending on qualifications.  Full salary range is $22.89 – $31.39/hour.

 

Typical Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. plus additional hours as needed for emergencies and snow plow operations.

 

How to Apply: Apply online at www.de-pere.org; click on Jobs tab and follow the link for employment.

 

Application Deadline:  Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.  Applications will begin to be reviewed the week of August 14, 2017.


environmental technician
dupage county
wheaton, il
Posted 2017-07-20

Introduction

Department: Stormwater Management

Hiring Salary: $50,000-$55,000 annually

Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Enforces compliance through review of engineering plans and inspection of sites
  • Oversees ordinance compliance
  • Performs investigation of water quality, elevation, grading, obstruction of waterways and soil and sediment controls
  • Inspects drainage complaints and develops initial work up
  • Monitors the construction of drainage projects
  • Prepares drainage project’s justification for committee and/or Board approval
  • Maintains gauging system both mechanically and electronically
  • Assists developers and property owners
  • Prepares, maintains and distributes records and reports pertinent to reviews and inspections
  • Serves as a consultant for proper compliance
  • Prepares preliminary and working drawings to scale using drafting techniques
  • Prepares and updates drawings
  • Interacts with the public, and conducts field inspections

 

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:

  • A High School diploma or GED
  • Three (3) years of experience in design and construction of one of the fields at the journeyman level
  • Or, in an environmental or sub-professional engineering field

 

Apply at: www.dupageco.org/jobs

A pre-employment background check is required.

 

 


WAter quality manager
city of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, wi
Posted 2017-07-12

Introduction

What Milwaukee can offer YOU

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee offers a collaborative, positive work environment where each employee contributes to making the city the best place possible to live and work.  The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a top rated pension plan, health and dental benefits, paid time off including vacation, 11 holidays and sick leave accrual, and much more.

 

Purpose

The Water Quality Manager is responsible for monitoring the Milwaukee Water Works’ water treatment process and water laboratory results to ensure production of the highest quality of water that meets or exceeds all state, federal and local guidelines, rules and regulations.

“The Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) is recognized as a national leader for providing safe, high-quality drinking water, and for our water quality monitoring that goes above and beyond requirements.”

 

Essential Functions
  • Direct the overall operations of the Drinking Water Quality laboratories to provide water treatment process control.
  • Ensure safe drinking water for 860,000 residents and thousands of businesses.
  • Empower a 20-person staff to achieve the goals of the utility.
  • Advise the Superintendent on matters of Water Quality policy.
  • Maintain, manage, develop and implement new standard operating procedures to ensure advanced water quality monitoring and compliance of the utility.
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain data documentation integrity.
  • Advise Water Plant Managers regarding optimal water treatment processes and monitoring to ensure safe, high quality regulatory compliant water at all times.
  • Plan, direct and monitor applied research activities to achieve continuous improvement in water treatment involving the source of supply, treatment techniques, chemical application and other areas affecting water quality, including distribution water quality issues.
  • Coordinate research activities among staff, other city departments and outside agencies.
  • Review study processes and results for publication, review, presentation and/or distribution of study findings.
  • Secure and maintain a DNR Safe Drinking Water lab certification.
  • Manage an intensive lead sampling initiative that goes above and beyond Lead and Copper Rule requirements.
  • Review and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to regulatory agencies such as Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.
  • Respond to and manage water quality issues and concerns by proactively engaging in regulatory processes.
  • Ensure all regulatory compliance processes are followed and reported including the annual Consumer Confidence Report.
  • Provide key information to the Superintendent as well as plant managers, the health department, the public information officer, and regulatory agencies as required to meet the needs of the particular situation.
  • Maintain control of all water quality non-compliant issues and ensure prompt resolution.
  • Perform liaison activities with the EPA, DNR, Engineering, Milwaukee Health Department, and other external entities regarding water quality issues.
  • Serve as a key member of the Interagency Clean Water Advisory Council by preparing and presenting reports and studies in collaboration with and for the group.

 

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

 

Conditions of Employment
  • Must respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.

 

Minimum Requirements
  1. Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science or a related field.
  2. Five years’ experience in laboratory applied science, drinking water quality monitoring and compliance, wastewater or environmental monitoring or drinking water program compliance, including four years of experience managing staff as a laboratory manager or supervisor.
  3. Ability to obtain DNR Municipal Surface Water Supply Operation Certification within nine months of hire and to maintain certification throughout employment.
  4. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.

 

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations to provide, monitor and maintain a utility-wide focus on providing healthy, safe, reliable and aesthetically pleasing water that meets regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of all phases of water treatment including physical, microbiological and chemical treatment methods.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures relating to water testing and treatment, and the health effects of contaminants and toxic substances in drinking water.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to good science practices, methods and standards.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills required to empower staff to accomplish utility goals.
  • Written communication skills required to compose reports and correspondence.
  • Verbal communication skills required to communicate with committees, staff and outside agencies with tact and professionalism.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm manner and maintain control of the situation to its resolution or conclusion.
  • Ability to analyze problems and instruct employees in analytical methods and testing procedures.
  • Ability to manage difficult customers diplomatically and interact with outside agencies as needed to meet the needs of the utility.
  • Ability to remain organized and to meet strict compliance deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare and efficiently manage a budget and utility resources.
  • Ability to be respectful, diplomatic and tactful with colleagues and customers.

 

Current Salary
The current salary range (Pay Range 1JX) for City of Milwaukee residents is $80,442 – $112,627 annually and the non-resident salary range is $78,468 -$109,864 annually.   Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

 

Selection Process

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

INITIAL FILING DATE – The examination will be held as soon as practical after July 31, 2017. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

 

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

BENEFITS

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit http://city.milwaukee.gov/Benefits2017.


WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR
MADISON METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
madison, wi
Posted 2017-07-12

The Organization

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

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

 

The Position

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.

 

What You Will Love
  • 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.

 

What You Will Do
  • 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

 

 

What We Are Looking For

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.

 

Qualifications
  • 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.


UTILITY MAINTENANCE CREW WORKER
MADISON METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
madison, wi
Posted 2017-07-12

The Organization

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

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

 

The Position

The Utility Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing a wide range of maintenance and landscaping activities on the buildings, grounds, and equipment located in Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) wastewater treatment facilities and collections system. Responsible for preventive maintenance, wet well and equipment cleaning, minor mechanical repairs, inspecting, painting, lawn care, snow removal and a variety of other tasks using a wide variety of motorized equipment and power tools. Provides support and assistance to other skilled trades.  Responsible for providing quality service to internal and external customers through the timely and accurate completion of utility maintenance work orders.

 

What You Will Love
  • 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’ll never be bored and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers such as carpenters, plumbers, mechanics, and electricians.
  • Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You will get to work with a variety of 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. Many of our employees start on this crew and have the opportunity to learn other trades.

 

What You Will Do
  • Ensuring Operation and Reliability of Equipment. Performs preventive maintenance, inspections, and minor repairs on equipment including but not limited to, vehicles, small engine equipment, valves, and HVAC filters, throughout the plants and at remote locations, to ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant processes.
  • Identifies and gathers replacement parts, supplies, tools, materials, and supporting equipment. Focuses on timely completion and high quality work.
  • Documents completed tasks in the computer system.
  • Upkeep of Buildings and Grounds. Performs building maintenance including but not limited to, roof and ceiling maintenance, floor and wall repairs, painting, sewer cleaning, lamp replacement, door closure, and lock maintenance.
  • Performs grounds keeping duties including but not limited to, landscaping, plantings, weed control, fertilizing, mulching, lawn cutting, tree and shrubbery pruning, rodent and insect control, concrete and asphalt repairs, snow removal, and salting.
  • Uses hand and power tools, painting, lawn mowing, snow removal, and floor and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • As needed performs general cleaning and janitorial and floor maintenance to maintain and improve the operation and appearance of facilities.
  • Completes small carpentry projects.
  • Installs and maintains plumbing systems, water heaters and pressure tanks.
  • Performs inspections and repairs to safety equipment
  • Performs inspections and cleaning of wet wells, basins, process tanks and manholes, cleaning of bar screens, and replacement of aeration tank diffusers.
  • Serves as the lead worker when working with contracted personnel and part-time workers on specific projects.
  • Researches new products and equipment to meet the changing needs of the maintenance crew.
  • Assesses the condition of District assets for which the maintenance crew is responsible. This includes the creation of work requests and submission of condition reports as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations any time of the day or night including weekends as necessary.
  • Assists the other maintenance crews at the District. This includes work in the mechanical, electrical, sewer maintenance, and purchasing areas.

 

What We Are Looking For

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.

 

Qualifications
  • This position requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of maintenance experience preferably in an industrial setting.
  • Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in facilities maintenance and landscaping.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of power tools and equipment, including lawn care, snow removal, forklift, front-end loader, aerial lift, sewer cleaning, hoisting, rigging, media blasting, and painting equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures
  • 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, front-end loader 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 shift but can be subject to call-in hours for emergencies or snow removal.

 

Pay and Benefits

This position starts at $22.00 and can grow up to $29.76. 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.

Mission Statement

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

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Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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(855) MYCSWEA (692-7932)

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