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    Liquids Operator
    City of Appleton-Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 10-18-2018

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    We are seeking a high-energy individual who has experience in wastewater treatment or a related field. This is a skilled technical position responsible for the treatment processes at the wastewater plant to ensure effluent discharged from the facility meets all Federal, State and Local government regulatory standards. Work involves monitoring wastewater processes and making appropriate treatment adjustments to maintain a compliant effluent. Plant operators are staffed with rotating shifts, including weekend and holiday work for year-round, twenty-four hour coverage. The successful candidate will have education or training beyond high school in wastewater treatment technology, with Wisconsin Wastewater Operations certification desirable. The hiring range is $20.36-$25.45/hour, with the ability to earn up to $30.54, plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Please complete an application on-line at www.appleton.org. The application deadline is October 28, 2018.

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

     


    Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Engineer II or III
    Baxter & Woodman
    Mokena, IL, Chicago, IL, Crystal Lake, IL or Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 10-16-2018

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Baxter & Woodman has a rewarding opportunity for a Water/Wastewater Project Engineer II or III in our Infrastructure department. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Mokena, IL, Chicago, IL, Crystal Lake, IL or Milwaukee, WI offices.

     

    POSITION DUTIES:

    • Design of municipal water distribution systems, wastewater collections systems, and storm sewers (including pipelines, pumping stations, meters, and structures)
    • Design of underground infrastructure rehabilitation using Trenchless Technologies
    • Field work associated with Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Surveys (SSES), Fire Flow Testing, and Part-time Construction Observation
    • Water and Sewer Hydraulic Modeling and Master Planning
    • Permitting with local, state and federal permitting agencies
    • Assistance with Rate Studies, Funding Applications, GIS mapping, and large multidisciplinary projects (WW treatment plant and transportation projects)
    • Assist Water and Wastewater Departments with design of treatment plants

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • 4 year B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, with emphasis in environmental engineering preferred
    • E.I.T (Engineer in Training) License preferred
    • 2 or more years of experience in the design of water and wastewater projects
    • Excellent technical writing skills
    • Strong verbal, computer and organizational skills
    • Ability to travel throughout Chicago area (own transportation)
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Knowledge of basic principles of hydraulics, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems
    • Experience with AutoCAD (Civil 3D is preferred) and ArcGIS
    • Experience in Consulting Engineering, Public Works, or Construction

     

    B&W is an equal opportunity – affirmative action – M/F/Vet/Disability employer

    To Apply Visit: https://baxterwoodman.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/cfe2f246-49a0-b1ef-fd9b-fe6994d4b2b3/apply?source=885339-CS-32429

     


    Environmental Resources Coordinator
    Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    Glen Ellyn IL
    Posted 10-11-2018

    DESCRIPTION:
    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is recruiting for an experienced (full-time) Environmental Resources Coordinator with the essential duties of a Pre-Treatment Coordinator. This is a highly-visible, “high-touch” position that demands superior customer service skills. The purpose of the position is to serve as the environmental regulatory specialist for applicable industrial, significant user sites, and food service facilities. This is accomplished by collecting industrial wastewater samples and flow data to ensure pretreatment compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.; enforcement of member Village’s FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Ordinances; meeting with septic tank haulers during the pumping of interceptors to verify equipment condition; conferring with plumbers on the size and placement of grease traps and interceptors; meeting with industry representatives, food service facilities, and other interested parties to respond to inquiries, assist with identifying pollution prevention measures, and develop routine maintenance schedules; conducting special investigations of pump stations, lift stations, sewer lines, manholes, industrial sites, overflows, and grease blockages; entering data into the FOG and Monitoring Management System computer databases (Linko); collaborating with operating agencies on Inflow and Infiltration issues; recruitment of haulers to bring FOG and high strength wastes to the Authority for purposes of co-digestion; communicating with equipment manufacturers on equipment issues; and cleaning and maintaining applicable equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned. Position reports directly to the Executive Director.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Develops and implements a schedule of industrial/commercial site inspections and prepares inspection reports in compliance with Pretreatment Program requirements
    • Inspects industrial/commercial facilities and collects samples of wastewater discharge following approved protocols
    • Assists with enforcement of the member Village’s FOG ordinances
    • Provides superior internal/external customer service functions via phone, e-mail, and in person
    • Maintains a database of compliance monitoring results using Linko Software and performs assessment of compliance status of industrial/commercial contributors to the Authority’s collection system
    • Recommends revisions to local pretreatment regulations and/or program SOP’s in order to keep current with federal and state requirements, and to ensure on-going operational excellence at the Authority
    • Assists with the preparation of reports and supporting materials leading to enforcement action for correction of environmental violations
    • Operates and maintains automatic samplers, flow monitoring instruments, and Confined Space Entry and Emergency Rescue Response equipment
    • Corresponds with industrial and commercial facility contacts to assess operational processes and compliance with environmental regulations
    • Operates and maintains field and laboratory monitoring instruments used to assess water quality in accordance with federal and state regulations
    • Recruits haulers to bring in FOG, high strength wastes, and other materials beneficial for the purposes of co-digestion.
    • Commits to safety in a wastewater setting
    • Performs filing and general office administration duties
    • Maintains accurate files and documentation required for regulatory purposes

     

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    To receive consideration for this position, applicants must possess a BS/BA degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job.  Must have three years of related pretreatment experience in areas such as wastewater/water sampling, investigations of spills/discharges, and/or inspecting grease interceptors/traps.  Possession of a wastewater operator certification is a plus.  Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application. Knowledge of Linko Management software is a plus.

     

    Qualified applicants should demonstrate the ability to define problems and exercise good judgment.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate superior customer service skills, as well as the ability to develop positive working relationships with the general public, vendors, and coworkers.  Must be able to perform mathematical calculations, and possess the ability to comprehend, retain, and apply the Authority’s rules and procedure manuals, including any pertinent Federal, State, or local laws.  Position also requires proficiency in the operation of computers and related software.

     

    The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, walking, lifting and/or moving (up to 50 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. Incumbent may be subjected to working around vibrations and noise, moving mechanical parts, and heights; position may also be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, infectious diseases, and extreme outdoor temperatures.  Work environment includes both an office setting as well as working outdoors in various types of weather conditions. This is a safety sensitive position. The general work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS:

    The starting base pay offered for this position is $25.61/hr ($53,273/yr) to $38.94/hr ($81,003/yr) DOQ, with excellent fringe benefits.  This position is non-exempt under FLSA.

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    1. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: vgeresume@glenellyninfo.org.
      Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined.

     

    1. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #22-18-GWA Environmental Resources Coord.) in the subject line of their e-mail.

     

    1. 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 November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.


    Director of Utilities
    Village of Frankfort
    Frankfort, IL
    Posted 10-11-2018

    JOB SUMMARY
    Frankfort, IL. (20,126 population estimate; 35,000 service area), is seeking qualified candidates to become their next Director of Utilities. This full-time, exempt, department head level position is responsible for overall operations of the Utilities Department. Under limited supervision, the Utilities Director, plans, coordinates, manages, and directs the operations of the Utility Department; develops and implements plans, policies, and programs to provide quality service to the citizenry of the Village of Frankfort and customers who receive Frankfort’s Water and Wastewater Utility Services. This position is the responsible person in charge per I.E.P.A. The Utility Department’s total budget for FY 18-19 is $28,732,122, which includes Utility Operating and Capital funds. The system consists of 10 wells, 9 iron filters, 6 elevated tanks and associated distribution systems that produce approximately 4.5 million gallons per day in summer and 2.7 million gallons in winter as well as processing 3.2 million gallons per day at waste water treatment plants.

     

    Candidate Qualification:
    A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration or related field is required, master’s degree preferred, and 10 years of full-time, progressively responsible, related municipal experience; or any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Eligible candidates must have an Illinois EPA Class B water operator’s license and Class 1 wastewater operator’s license or the ability to obtain these licenses within six months of employment. Must have experience in large project management. Experience as a Director or Assistant Director in similarly sized private Utility or municipal Utility is required.

     

    Full job description available on www.villageoffrankfort.com/work/jobopenings. Candidate must have hands on attitude with strong analytical abilities to manage multiple tasks with strong written and oral communication skills. Candidate must have the ability to engage residents, customers, village staff and elected officials in a calm and professional manner.

     

    Hours of work follow a standard schedule of 40 hours per week in addition to board and committee meetings as needed. The position requires 24 hours availability when necessary. Salary range for this position is $90,000 – $120,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. Compensation includes an excellent benefit package.

     

    How to apply:
    On or before November 2, 2018, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and 3 professional references with contact information to:

    Jim Holland, Village President
    Village of Frankfort
    432 W. Nebraska Street
    Frankfort, IL 60423
    email: jholland@vofil.com
    phone: (815) 469-2177.

    EEOE/ADA


    Environmental Programs Director
    New Water
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 10-4-2018

    JOB SUMMARY
    In addition to developing and fostering a work culture that values Safety, Respect, Team, and the Environment, the Director of Environmental Programs provides administrative leadership and guidance to the Environmental Programs Division of NEW Water with responsibility over the areas of Watershed Management, Aquatic Monitoring, Laboratory and Research, Environmental Compliance, and Sustainability.

    Work involves management and supervision of the Environmental Programs Division to ensure efficient operations and supporting the Treatment Plant Operations and Aquatic Monitoring program by the Laboratory and Research department. Management and direction of activities related to effective Watershed Management programs and grants, reporting and compliance of permits and environmental requirements related to Environmental Compliance by NEW Water.

    This is accomplished through sound scientific analysis, water quality monitoring, environmental assessments, engineering decisions, quality laboratory functions and working with government and conservation organizations to build community support for water quality efforts, watershed management and sustainable environmental outcomes.

    Plays a key role in realizing NEW Water’s strategic plan for collaborative leadership to achieve operational resiliency and optimization, regional water quality improvements, and resource recovery as a member of the Executive Team.

     

    SKILLS & ABILITIES
    Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates, NEW Water staff, consultants, contractors, customers, Directors of Public Works for municipalities, agricultural interests, and the general public. Ability to build community support for local and regional water quality programs and projects.

    Skill in the application of watershed management techniques and conservation, and sustainable methods to solve water quality problems; and skill in designing work plans and management improvements.

    Skill in preparing clear, concise, and thorough technical reports and evaluations of environmental problems; skill in representing NEW Water before the citizenry at public meetings, serves on stakeholder committees.

    Ability to organize and manage the work of subordinate managers; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to understand, follow, and handle highly complex policies, procedural and/or technical problems; ability to critically analyze process problems and to use sound judgment in arriving at an effective and appropriate solution; ability to direct accurate recordkeeping and the preparation of routine and special reports; and ability to communicate management and process design concepts to those who are not technically versed in the details of Division activities.

    Knowledge of Adaptive management and nutrient trading concepts, watershed management, agricultural non-point conservation practices, and nutrient management. Knowledge of Total Maximum Daily Load and watershed management plan for total suspended solids and total phosphorus in the lower Fox River Basin and Lower Green Bay, urban storm water management methods, State administrative codes and statutes that relate to non-point pollution control.

    General knowledge of laboratory techniques, methods and equipment associated with municipal wastewater treatment testing and analysis of samples from aquatic monitoring water quality program. General knowledge of EPA and DNR WPDES permit policies.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Sciences with added emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: Watershed Management, Regulatory Compliance, Laboratory Operations, Wastewater Treatment, Sustainable practices. A minimum of ten years experience in a progressively responsible public or private sector position related to Natural Resources Management, Watershed Management or Environmental Public Administration.

     

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


    Water Operator
    City of Appleton
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 9-14-2018

    General Description
    The City of Appleton is accepting applications for the position of Water Operator. We are seeking a high-energy individual who has experience in water filtration treatment or related field. The Appleton Water Plant is a lime-softening surface water facility, using ultraviolet light disinfection technology to achieve a very high standard of water quality. Work involves monitoring all phases of the water treatment process, maintaining appropriate water levels and pressures, adjusting chemical dosages, draining, cleaning, and filling basins, and monitoring pumps. Education or training beyond high school in water treatment technology, with certification required or 1 – 2 years of operating experience in a water treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or equivalent combination of experience and training. The successful candidate will work shift work, weekends, and holidays. Starting range is $22.14-$27.68/hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Regular attendance is required. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org no later than Sunday, September 23, 2018. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

     

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


    Chief Financial Officer
    Madison Water Utility
    Madison, WI
    Posted 9-10-2018

     

    Our Next CFO
    As Madison Water Utility’s Chief Financial Officer, you will have the unique opportunity to provide strategic leadership on the utility’s long-range financial plans, overseeing a team of dedicated professionals in our financial section. Our new CFO will be assisted by two managers who supervise accounting, billing, customer service, metering, and water services inspection. You will also prepare and submit water rate increase applications to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. This is a critical position, reporting directly to the Madison Water Utility General Manager. As a member of our management team, you will participate in the formulation of Utility policy, requiring a high degree of judgment, discretion, and initiative.

     

    Salary: up to $101,871.90 annually, plus a generous health and vacation package, and secure retirement program. View the full job description and apply here.

     

    Our Organization
    Madison Water Utility began serving our community in 1882, but today, we’re looking toward the future. MWU is working to protect the city’s critical water resources and infrastructure through innovation, research, technology, and outstanding customer service and outreach. We were the first utility in the state to use structural relining techniques to rehabilitate deteriorating water mains. We were the first large utility in the state to implement Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology.  And we were the first utility in the state to bring detailed, personalized water use data directly to our customers online. Our  research partnerships with the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Geological Survey provide us with a deeper understanding of our water system and aquifer, supporting our mission to provide clean, safe, reliable water and fire protection for every person in the city.

     

    Our Community
    Madison is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. A flourishing restaurant scene, more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, excellent healthcare, a world renowned research university, and five beautiful lakes make our community a thriving, vibrant place to call home.
    But don’t just take our word for it…

    Top 10 Happiest Cities in the World, National Geographic 2015
    Top 10 Best Small Cities in America, National Geographic Traveler 2018
    Top 10 Best Places to Live, Livability.com 2018
    #1 Best City for an Active Lifestyle, Wallethub 2017
    #3 America’s Friendliest Cities, Travel & Leisure 2016
    #1 Fittest Cities in America, Fitbit 2016
    #8 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America, Prevention.com 2013, Huffington Post 2014

     

    View the full job description and apply here.


    SHIFT OPERATOR
    Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
    Chicago Heights, IL
    Posted 9-03-2018

    Department: Operations

    Reports To: Works under the direction of the Chief Operator and Operations Foreman.

    Supervises: Has no supervisory authority but has a higher degree of responsibility when assigned to work with the relief operator, laborers, or janitor.

    General Description of Position:
    Operates equipment and performs process control functions within the District’s jurisdiction.

     

    Qualifications and Job Requirements:
    A high school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of similar operating experience is required. Must possess above average mechanical aptitude, be proficient in math, and have above average computer skills. See labor contract for certification requirements. He/she must have a valid drivers license, be personable, able to take orders and work well with others. Tests may be given to determine the applicant with the best growth potential. 20/40 corrected vision is required.

     

    Typical duties include but are not limited to:

    1. Operate pumps, valves, blowers, compressors, boilers and other equipment. Make adjustments of their related controls.
    2. Perform assorted batch operations.
    3. Monitor plant and remote facilities through the computer system, respond to alarms, review or fill out reports, and enter data as assigned.
    4. Take wastewater samples as required and maintain the sampling equipment.
    5. Mix and feed chemicals as required.
    6. Recognize process upsets and alert appropriate supervisor’s of such events.
    7. Perform inspection rounds of the entire plant facility.
    8. Remove snow, ice, or scum from tanks.
    9. Operate fork truck, loading and unloading of trucks and other equipment.
    10. On occasion, may perform operational maintenance or cleaning.
    11. Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    ENVIRONMENT:
    Works in the operating treatment plant with its related hazards. Must be able to inspect plant equipment and buildings. Expected to respond to an emergency call-in 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in a timely manner. As a public employee, the individual is expected to display the appropriate public conduct.

     

    DISCLAIMER:
    This position description is intended as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide the assurance of continued employment. The position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters, Local 705 and the District’s personnel policy and work rules.

     

    To apply please visit: http://www.thorncreekbasin.org/about/careers-opportunities/ 


    Plant Laborer (part-time)
    Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Posted 9-03-2018

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (GWA) is currently recruiting for one (1) part-time, entry-level Plant Laborer position. This is a semi-skilled position responsible for various tasks at a wastewater treatment facility.

     

    Essential Functions:

    • Assist with tasks on wastewater treatment equipment and associated components.
    • Be self-motivated and to be able to work alone on assigned laborious projects such as painting, organizing, hosing of tanks and miscellaneous housekeeping activities.
    • Operate gates, valves, pumps and other operating equipment either manually or automatically.
    • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and activities.
    • Become familiar with locating sources of trouble and report malfunctions and potential remedies to the Operations Superintendent.
    • Works to effectively solve any conflicts discovered.

     

    Qualification Requirements:

    Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; knowledge of wastewater treatment processes a plus, but not required.  Successful candidates will possess a general knowledge of mechanical equipment, and demonstrate the ability to effectively interpret and carry out a variety of instructions related to wastewater plant maintenance and operation.  Must also have a valid driver’s license at the time of application, and be able to perform mathematical calculations; the ability to comprehend, retain, and apply the Authority’s rules and procedure manuals, including any pertinent Federal, State, or local laws is a required skill set; must also be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Proficiency in using computer systems for monitoring is a plus.

     

    The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, some heavy lifting and/or moving, 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 willing to work in malodorous, nauseating and dangerous work conditions.  Work of a part-time Operator is both indoors and outdoors, during all seasons.

     

    Work schedule: weekends, holidays, or outside of normal business hours; up to twenty (20) hours per week with flexible schedule from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

     

    Salary/Benefits:

    The starting base pay offered for this position is $20.04/hr with no fringe benefits.  This position is non-exempt 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: #20-18-GWA PT Plant Laborer) 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 October 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.


    Interceptor Engineer
    Metropolitan Council
    St. Paul, MN
    Posted 8-23-2018

    General Information:

    Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) operates and maintains 600 miles of regional sewers serving over a hundred communities in the metropolitan area. MCES collects and treats 250 million gallons of wastewater a day at eight treatment plants, collaborates with other agencies and local governments to protect the region’s water resources, and ensures sufficient sewer capacity to serve planned development. 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 wastewater treatment plants operated by the Metropolitan Council.

    How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
    The Interceptor Engineer provides engineering and project management support for major capital sanitary sewer interceptor projects and small system improvement projects, and routine daily engineering/technology support for operations and maintenance. S/he also contributes to the planning, design and construction of interceptor system sanitary sewer projects.

    The ideal candidate has 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. S/he is 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.

    Two vacancies exist and will be filled at either the Senior or Principal Engineer levels, depending on qualifications. Please see additional information about each level on our website:

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrocouncil/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2146120

     


    Water Relief Operator
    City of Appleton
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 8-23-2018

    General Information:

    The City of Appleton is accepting applications for the position of Water Relief Operator. We are seeking a high-energy individual who has experience in water filtration treatment or related field. The Appleton Water Plant is a lime-softening surface water facility, using ultraviolet light disinfection technology to achieve a very high standard of water quality. Work involves monitoring all phases of the water treatment process, maintaining appropriate water levels and pressures, adjusting chemical dosages, draining, cleaning, and filling basins, and monitoring pumps. Education or training beyond high school in water treatment technology, with certification required or 1 – 2 years of operating experience in a water treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or equivalent combination of experience and training. The typical schedule for this position is Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. When covering for operator vacancies this position is required to work shift work, weekends, and holidays. Starting range is $22.14-$27.68/hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Regular attendance is required. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org no later than Sunday, September 2, 2018. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

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

     


    Wastewater Engineering Manager
    Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, and Huber, Inc.
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posted 8-20-2018

    General Information:

    Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, and Huber, Inc. (FTCH) is a growing mid-sized engineering firm located in the Midwest with an opportunity for an engineering position in our Grand Rapids, Michigan office in the management and design of wastewater treatment projects. The position offers the potential opportunity to transition into team leadership and market sector leadership roles. The duties will be performed in a team environment which consists of staff of varying experience levels that are in multiple office locations.

     

    Specific Duties Include:

    • Management of projects, from concept through construction.
    • Preparation of studies for facility master planning, alternatives analyses, feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering reports.
    • Coordinating with staff from multiple design disciplines.
    • Development of design documents and specifications, and obtaining construction permits from regulatory
      agencies.
    • Managing and mentoring project staff.
    • Making site visits to wastewater facilities to pursue project leads.
    • Participation in the preparation of qualifications and proposals.
    • Involvement in professional organizations, such as WEF.

     

    Desired Education:
    Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field. Master of Science in Engineering preferred.

     

    Desired Job Experience:

    • Registered Professional Engineer.
    • 15+ years of primarily wastewater process experience working with municipal utilities.
    • Strong technical experience in wastewater facility planning and design.
    • Project management experience.
    • Self-motivation. Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
    • Ability to confidently interact with clients and potential clients.

     

    Why choose FTCH?
    FTCH is a 400-person, employee owned firm with an outstanding reputation. We hold exceptional client service as a key element to our success. We operate according to this and our other core values which include enthusiasm and intensity, honesty and integrity, innovation and excellence in everything we do, and a concern and respect for people and their personal and professional growth. FTCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

     

    For more information please visit: http://www.ftch.com


    Environmental Compliance Specialist
    City of St. Cloud
    St. Cloud, MN
    Posted 8-7-2018

    General Information:

    The City of St. Cloud is accepting applications for the position of Environmental Compliance Specialist. This is technical and skilled work involving environmental compliance program development, implementation and coordination in the Public Utilities Department. Work involves coordinating the Pretreatment and Biosolids Management Programs, performing on-site compliance inspections, sampling and analysis of wastestreams, maintaining records and preparing reports. Reviews and approves requests to discharge and dispose of liquid and/or solid waste to the City’s wastewater treatment system, identifies program violations to ensure compliance with discharge permit agreements, programs, and all local, state and federal laws and regulations.

     

    Qualifications:
    Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, environmental studies, environmental engineering or related field and at least one year experience in industrial or municipal water/wastewater treatment. Ability to effectively use word processing programs, spreadsheets and multimedia presentation software. Must possess a Class D driver’s license.

     

    Miscellaneous Information:
    Desirable Education and Experience: Knowledge of federal, state and local pretreatment and biosolids regulations; knowledge of monitoring practices and equipment, including sampling and flow measurement and data collection; knowledge of industrial, water and wastewater treatment technologies; skilled in standard laboratory examinations, equipment and procedures; ability to independently initiate and administer program elements; ability to organize and maintain detailed records and documentation and prepare accurate and legible reports; knowledge of OSHA safety regulations.

     

    To be considered, a city application must 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


    WPC Plant Assistant Operator or WPC Plant Operator
    City of Ames
    Ames, IA
    Posted 8-2-2018

    General Information:

    The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for these classifications. Lists will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in these classifications. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.

    The City of Ames is accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill one vacancy in the Water & Pollution Control Department. Actual classification as WPC Plant Assistant Operator or WPC Plant Operator will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The salary range for the WPC Plant Assistant Operator is $23.71-27.02 per hour. The salary range for the WPC Plant Operator is $27.02-$35.97 per hour. The work shift involves combinations of 8 and 12-hour days, including evening and weekend shifts on a rotating schedule.

    Under close supervision, performs work involving primary responsibility for the operation of pumping stations and water pollution control plant to treat and discharge wastewater for the Ames community and wastewater service contracts; repairs and maintains operating equipment and other machinery at the water pollution control plant and related facilities; performs related work as required.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS

     

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofames.org/jobs
    Job #18-5212-5213-01
    WPC PLANT ASSISTANT OPERATOR OR WPCPLANT OPERATOR SP

     

    OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
    515 Clark Ave
    Ames, IA 50010
    515-239-5199
    hr@cityofames.org

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

     


    Wastewater Operator
    Madison Metropolitan SD
    Madison, WI
    Posted 7-10-2018

    The Postition:

    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.
    • Wastewater operations experience preferred.
    • 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.
    • Good computer and mathematics skills. PCS experience preferred.
    • 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 $27.21 and can grow up to $36.81. 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.


    Water/Wastewater Plant Operations Manager
    City of Ashland
    Ashland, WI
    Posted 7-5-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Water/Wastewater Plant 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 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. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, business administration or public administration is preferred.
    • Five years of experience in water distribution systems including two years of supervisory experience. Grade 1 Surface Water Treatment and Distribution Operator Certification and General Waste Water with sub-class or ability to obtain within 12 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. Application deadline is July 24, 2018.


    WASTEWATER OPERATOR
    CITY OF STEVENS POINT
    Stevens Point, WI
    Posted 7-3-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Starting Wage is $21.12. Under supervision, assume responsibility for the proper operation and maintenance of the sewage treatment equipment and facility.

     

    TASKS ROUTINELY PERFORMED:

    1. Operate and maintain chemical feed systems.
    2. Prepare precise, accurate reports (including DNR reports).
    3. Perform mechanical and minor electrical repair and maintenance.
    4. Inspect, maintain, and repair lift stations.
    5. Maintain U.S. Weather Service Station.
    6. Conduct visits through plant.
    7. Fill in for Wellfield Operator duties.
    8. Collect samples.
    9. Read meters and record readings.
    10. Pump biosolids to digesters and Operate biosolids thickening and dewatering equipment.
    11. Perform building and grounds maintenance.
    12. Be responsible in the laboratory and perform lab tests.
    13. Maintain and clean various facilities.
    14. Perform data entry.
    15. Must be on call on a rotating basis and be available for emergencies and call in.
    16. Must work Holidays and weekends when scheduled.
    17. Various other duties as assigned.
    18. Must have regular, predictable attendance.
    19. Must be able to successfully investigate “alarm” conditions and ensure corrective action is taken.
    20. Must be able to successfully operate power generation equipment

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Considerable knowledge of operations and maintenance of a sewage treatment plant.
    2. Considerable knowledge of building maintenance work, electrical work, and mechanical repair work.
    3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    4. Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
    5. Considerable knowledge of operations of sewage treatment plant laboratory.
    6. Considerable knowledge of biosolids land application practices and soil sample methods.
    7. Ability to safely operate articulated loaders/lift equipment.
    8. Ability to make accurate observations and recordings of plant operations and make proper adjustments.
    9. Ability to operate sewage treatment plant equipment and SCADA computers.
    10. Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form to include facility blueprints.
    11. Ability to perform all necessary laboratory tests.
    12. Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments and troubleshoot problem areas.
    13. Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and clear records and prepare accurate and detailed reports.
    14. Knowledge of and ability to operate all necessary safety equipment and have working knowledge of occupational hazards.
    15. Valid Wisconsin DNR general Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate.
    16. Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license with a clean driving record.
    17. Ability to pass post-offer physical examination.
    18. Ability to use web based computer programs and GIS.
    19. Ability to accurately perform wastewater math and calculations.
    20. Ability to interact appropriately with general public and co-workers.
    21. Ability to complete assignments on time.
    22. Will be on standby duty and must be able to work evenings and weekends as required with minimal notice.
    23. Ability to work under pressure.
    24. Knowledge of biological and chemical nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) removal processes.

     

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    1. Two or more years experience in operation of a sewage treatment plant.
    2. Experience with repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment.
    3. Successful experience with laboratory procedures.
    4. Successful experience in operation of a sewage treatment plant.
    5. Knowledge of collection system.
    6. Training completed to maintain NIMS (national incident command system) compliance.
    7. Successful participation in a wastewater treatment internship and/or apprenticeship programs.

     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://stevenspoint.com

    1515 Strongs Avenue
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    715 346-1594

    ljakusz@stevenspoint.com


    WASTEWATER OPERATOR
    Village of Libertyville
    Libertyville, IL
    Posted 7-3-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Responsible for performing a variety of activities related to the operation and maintenance of treatment  plant, lift stations and pump station facilities and equipment. Position is FLSA non-exempt. Position reports to Wastewater Superintendent.

     

    Essential Functions

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

     

    Education & Experience

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

     

    Required Knowledge & Skills

    Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, control systems. Record keeping principles and practices. Concepts, materials and terminology related to wastewater operations. Principles and practices of laboratory testing. Occupational hazards and applicable safety practices. Tools, equipment, practices and methods used in installing, maintaining and repairing industrial equipment. Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment. Record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation. Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. Skill In: Maintaining accurate and complete records on repair and maintenance of equipment. Calibrating, aligning and testing a variety of processes, equipment, instruments systems. Analyzing and evaluating chemical, biological and physical data and advising and coordinating appropriate corrective action when necessary. Identifying and resolving operational, technical and procedural problems. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise written reports and activity records. Operating an assortment of measurement tools, sampling equipment and laboratory instrumentation. Reading, interpreting and understanding technical manuals and electronic schematics, drawings and diagrams. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintaining accurate inventory of parts and tools in stock.

     

    Required Certificates, License & Registrations

    Illinois Class D Driver’s license and Illinois Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s license required or obtained within one year of employment.

     

    Physical/Mental Requirements

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

     

    Working Environment

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

     

    Application Submission

    Application and resume due no later than July 27, 2018 or until the position is filled. Apply online at www.libertyville.com/jobs. The salary range for this position is $55,671 – $83,506. The starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


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

    JOB SUMMARY:

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

     

    Various Duties Include:

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

     

    Recommended Requirements Include:

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

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

     

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

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


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

    JOB SUMMARY:

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

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

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

     

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

     

    Qualifications

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

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

     

    How to Apply

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

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

    Electronic submissions also accepted at resumes@krmawastewater.com.

    THE KANKAKEE RIVER METROPOLITAN AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


     

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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    Plant Operation:

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

    Safety:

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

    Research and Development:

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

    Coordinating, Scheduling, and Requisitioning:

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

     

    Job Qualifications

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

     

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

     


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

     

    Our Project Managers:

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

     

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

     

    Minimum Qualifications

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

     

    Preferred Qualifications

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

     

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

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

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

    Position open until filled.


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

     

    Requirements:

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

     

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

     

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

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

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

     

    Requirements:

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

     

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


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

    Job Objectives:

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

     

    Description:

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

     

    Qualifications:

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2018


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

     

    Qualifications sought:

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

     

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

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


    Wastewater Facility Electrician
    Fox RIVER WRD
    Elgin, IL
    Posted 3-21-2018

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

    This is a full-time non-exempt position. Starting wage is $25.00 per hour – DOQ with excellent benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, DL & other pre-employment activities.

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

    Human Resources Manager, Fran Venegas
    fvenegas@frwrd.com
    Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
    Closing Date: 9:00 am, Friday, April 6, 2018.


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Racine Wastewater Utility is responsible for the recycling of municipal wastewater for return as a clean resource into Lake Michigan through the operation of advanced computer instrumentation and mechanical equipment. The Utility is designed to treat 36 mgd of regional flow serving the City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Caledonia, Village of Sturtevant, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of North Bay.

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

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

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

    http://www.cityofracine.org/

    Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.


    WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I
    VILLAGE OF LIBERTYVILLE
    Libertyville, IL
    Posted 3-8-2018

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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


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

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Racine Wastewater Utility is responsible for the recycling of municipal wastewater for return as a clean resource into Lake Michigan through the operation of advanced computer instrumentation and mechanical equipment. The Utility is designed to treat 36 mgd of regional flow serving the City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Caledonia, Village of Sturtevant, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of North Bay.

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

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

    Click Here for Complete Job Description and Qualifications

    Qualified applicants must include a cover letter and resume.

    AA/EEO/ADA EMPLOYER


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

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


    MAINTENANCE MECHANIC-IN-TRAINING
    Wheaton Sanitary District
    Wheaton, IL
    Posted 2-21-2018

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Minimum requirements for this position include:

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Applications will be accepted until filled.


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

    DESCRIPTION:

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

     

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

     

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

    The application deadline is Sunday, February 11, 2018.


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

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Department:  Environmental Services

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

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

     

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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

    Recruitment Type: Open to Internal and External Applicants

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Supplemental Information:

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

     

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

     

    ENVIRONMENT: 

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/metrocouncil/jobs/1944577/assistant-manager-interceptor-engineering?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Department:  Operations

    Reports To:     Chief Operator

    Supervises:     Operators and Relief Operator

     

     

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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

     

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

     

     

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

     

     

    ENVIRONMENT: 

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

     

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

     

    DISCLAIMER:

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

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

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

    or

    E-mail address: Applications2@thorncreekbasin.org


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

    JOB SUMMARY:

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

     

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

     

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


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

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

     

    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


    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


     

    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.

    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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