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    Street Superintendent
    City of De Pere
    De Pere, WI
    Posted 2-7-2019

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The City of De Pere is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community.  The City of De Pere strives to attract, develop, and retain critical talent by promoting a diversity of thought, valuing differing perspectives, and empowering employees to share their authentic viewpoints at all levels and functions within the City. Diversity and inclusiveness enhance our employees’ ability to be thoughtful, effective and efficient while providing the very highest level of municipal service to our community.  If you would enjoy a busy, positive work environment and the chance to contribute to the quality of life for a whole community, this job may be the right fit for you!

    The City of De Pere is looking to fill a Street Superintendent position!  This position is responsible for the supervision of personnel engaged in all street division activities including street and sewer maintenance, collection of solid waste, refuse, brush recycling, compost site, snow and ice control and removal, and sign maintenance.  Full position details are available on the website at www.de-pere.org; click on the Jobs tab and then the position title.

     

    Qualifications:

    1. Associate degree in construction management civil engineering, solid waste management, water or wastewater management, or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    2. Five years of experience in public works operations and/or municipal civil engineering.
    3. Five years of prior supervisory experience.
    4. Valid unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and safe driving record.

     

    A combination of education and experience may be considered.

     

    Salary:  The full salary range is $70,324 – $96,449 plus an excellent benefit package.  Applicants may be hired anywhere within the range, but are typically hired between steps 1 and 6.  Step 6 is $80,371.

     

    Typical Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday; 6:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., plus additional hours as needed for emergencies and snow plow operations.

     

    How to Apply:  Apply online at www.de-pere.org; click on the Jobs tab and then the position title.

     

    Application Deadline:  Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.  Review of the applications will begin the week of February 25, 2019.

     

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a talented and diverse workforce.


    Assistant Director of Engineering
    Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District
    Urbana, IL
    Posted 1-28-2019

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Director of Engineering.  In preparation for planned retirements, the District wishes to hire a person who can learn the job while incumbents remain in various positions.  This position will develop, direct, and oversee capital improvement projects including: plant expansions, equipment repair or replacement, sewer system construction, repair, or rehabilitation, and process redesign.  This position will also direct 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 by the end of 2019.  The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering as applied to the construction, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities and sewer systems.  Candidates must be a registered professional engineer in Illinois or be able to obtain a license within 1 year of hire.

    A minimum of 7 years work experience in sewage treatment is strongly preferred, but a candidate with less experience may be considered.  Prior oversight of contractors, consultants, and support staff is desirable.  Development of projects for the public sector is advantageous.  Familiarity with ArcGIS Desktop, survey data collection, and Innovyze hydraulic modeling software is preferred.

    The District offers a competitive benefits package.  Medical, dental, and life insurance are effective on the first day of employment.  The salary range for this position is $78,300 – $109,620 depending upon relevant experience.

    Resumes will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. CDT on February 15, 2019 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


    Watershed Specialist
    NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay Metropolitan SD
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 1-28-2019

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    In support of the NEW Water culture of Safety, Respect, Team, and Environment, the Watershed Specialist is responsible for conducting all activities involved in managing the watershed monitoring program, which evaluates the chemical and biological condition of Silver Creek, Ashwaubenon Creek, Dutchman Creek, and other watersheds in the lower Fox River watershed.  Information generated from the program is used to assess the impact of NEW Water’s Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) watershed Adaptive Management program.  Assists Watershed Programs Manager with watershed program management.  Works closely with other agencies and institutions involved in local environmental monitoring to provide a database of information regarding the water quality of the lower Fox River watershed.  Serves as a representative of NEW Water on a variety of advisory committees and groups.  Assists with monitoring efforts related to NEW Water’s Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP).  Provides assistance and back-up to the Water Resources Specialist.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Soil science, limnology, environmental science/chemistry, ecology or closely related field. Minimum of four years of experience in the operation of a watershed monitoring program required.  Knowledge and experience in agricultural best management practices, nutrient management, and watershed nutrient removal projects required.  Training in boat operations and navigation, watershed monitoring program operations, analytical procedures, state and federal water quality standard knowledge, database management, statistical analysis, data quality control and WPDES permit requirements required.  Must possess a current and valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.

     

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


    Liquids Operator
    City of Appleton-Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Appleton, WI
    Posted 1-17-2019

    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 February 3, 2019.

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


    Wastewater/Stormwater Collection System Project Manager
    Symbiont
    MILWAUKEE, WI
    Posted 1-7-2019

    Job Summary

    Symbiont, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a multi-disciplined, employee-owned engineering and consulting firm that offers challenging and rewarding growth opportunities to our employees. Our client base includes multiple Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, and state agencies. Symbiont’s wholly owned subsidiary, Symbiont Design-Build LLC, provides turnkey design-build services for industrial and commercial clients. Symbiont’s industrial clients are located throughout the United States and include top-brand brewing, beverage bottling, and food processing companies. Symbiont’s municipal clients are generally located in Midwestern states such as Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

    We are currently seeking a motivated wastewater/stormwater collection system project manager for full-time work in Symbiont’s fast-paced, yet informal work environment.

    Candidates must have a minimum of a B.S. in civil or environmental engineering and 3 years of experience (7+ preferred) with managing and executing projects evaluating wastewater and/or stormwater collection systems including long term planning studies, modeling, and field studies related to such systems. Design experience and knowledge of green infrastructure would be helpful but is not required. The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent professional references and work examples. Qualified candidates will have project management and hydraulic analysis experience, including mastery of either 1) a mainstream hydrologic/hydraulic modeling program, such as SWMM (PCSWMM, XPSWMM, InfoSWMM, etc.) or MIKE URBAN, or 2) conducting infiltration/inflow studies and related rehabilitation work. Work assignments will include managing projects, performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, and mentoring junior engineers to solve municipal collection system problems related to combined and sanitary sewer overflows, flooding, and collection system aging. Prior experience in engineering consulting is required.

    Symbiont offers a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter via the Careers/Open Positions section of our website at: www.symbiontengineer.com . Please refer to Job No. WI12282018-FTCEE.


    CLEAN WATER OPERATOR
    City of Waukesha
    Waukesha, WI
    Posted 1-7-2019

    Job Summary

    The City of Waukesha invites applications for the position of: CLEAN WATER OPERATOR

    SALARY: $25.27 – $34.11 Hourly
    OPENING DATE: 01/04/18
    CLOSING DATE: 01/25/18 04:00 PM
    DESCRIPTION:This position performs skilled work to operate and maintain the City’s Clean Water Plant and sewage lift stations. Starting Salary: $25.27 per hour; maximum $34.11 achieved through merit increases.

     

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    1. Makes regular tours of the plant to check equipment, report malfunctions and unsafe conditions.
    2. Records readings from meters and instruments to check functioning of equipment.
    3. Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, engines, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.
    4. Collects samples of wastewater and sludge from the different treatment units for laboratory analysis.
    5. Cleans and services pumps, engines, motors and other equipment.
    6. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on plant wastewater equipment.
    7. Makes repairs and/or reports defects to Maintenance Supervisor.
    8. Paints, cleans and does other maintenance to buildings and grounds.
    9. Required to be “on-call” for response to alarms and emergencies at the WWTP and lift stations; may be required to operate emergency generators and other equipment. (rotating basis)
    10. Serves as the Lift Station Maintainer on a rotating basis; performs all preventive and corrective maintenance at lift stations.
    11. Performs lab work; performs simple laboratory tests related to plant operations.
    12. Performs work in tanks, confined spaces and high locations.
    13. Sets up confined entry equipment; performs confined entries.
    14. Inspects and maintains safety equipment including all confined entry equipment and fall protection equipment.
    15. May assist in snow removal operations.

     

    TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
    Graduation from a technical school or college with an Associate’s Degree or equivalent in electronics and mechanical operations related to wastewater treatment plant operations or related trades, and 4 –6 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant and lift station operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

     

    Knowledge of:

    • Operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant.
    • Hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles related to wastewater treatment plant operations.
    • The use of electrical meters, testers and generators.
    • Hydraulics and pneumatics, lab work, and the use of heavy equipment.
    • Mechanical and electrical operations, welding and plumbing.
    • Occupational hazards and the proper safety methods and procedures used to avoid or minimize risks.
    • The use of specialized equipment used in the maintenance and repair of WWTP lift stations. (e.g., HMI, GIS and SCADA).
    • The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software programs.

     

    Ability to:

    • Understand and carry out instructions.
    • Work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Diagnose mechanical operations equipment problems and determine proper remedial measures.
    • Use plant monitoring and control software.
    • Make appropriate repairs to lift station equipment, buildings and grounds.
    • Perform light to heavy physical tasks under varying weather conditions, and work in confined spaces (training provided).
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, supervisors, coworkers and the general public.

     

    Skill in:

    • Oral and written communications.
    • The operation of specialized equipment used to perform the essential job functions.

     

    Necessary Special Requirements:Valid Wisconsin driver’s license; the ability to complete a pre-employment post offer physical to include drug and alcohol screening upon hire; may require certification in HVAC, plumbing, welding and/or heavy equipment operation; Factory, Shop and Mill License; relevant DNR Wastewater Operator certification.

     

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

    • Work is performed both indoors and outside; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office and other specialized equipment.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, prolonged visual concentration and the ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk,talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
    • The employee is frequently required to bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee may frequently be exposed to adverse weather and other unpleasant conditions such as heat, cold, wetness and humidity; dim or bright lights, dust, odors, noise, vibrations,toxic agents, electrical currents and disease.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.waukesha-wi.gov

    201 Delafield Street, Room 205
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-524-3744
    HR@waukesha-wi.gov


    Client Service Leader
    CDM Smith
    MILWAUKEE, WI
    Posted 1-3-2019

    Job Summary

    CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

     

    Job Responsibilities
    CDM Smith has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Client Service Leader to lead client engagement and business development for water infrastructure and resource services for multiple municipal clients in the Milwaukee, WI market. CDM Smith has been providing water infrastructure and resource services in the Milwaukee Area for over 30 years. We have worked on some of the largest water and wastewater projects for major clients throughout the area; we are looking for someone who will help develop the strategy of how to continue to grow our Milwaukee and greater Wisconsin area water infrastructure and water resources market.

    As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

    • Developing new business and maintaining high-value relationships with water/wastewater clients in the Milwaukee market
    • Creating client engagement strategies and pursuit plans for multiple water/wastewater infrastructure & resource clients
    • Coordinating with Sr. Regional and Corporate Leadership to grow market share across targeted clients
    • Identifying opportunities to expand CDM Smith involvement in strategic service offerings, including planning, construction, implementation, and alternative delivery
    • Developing & managing proposal efforts, business strategies, presentations and taking the lead in contract negotiations including but not limited to: -Terms & Conditions, Scope, and Budget
    • Working effectively with project managers, key technical specialists, and the Marketing team as a key leader to deliver quality projects to our clients
    • Leading select projects within his/her technical area of expertise
    • Being active in professional societies

     

    Job Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, or related engineering field, is required.
    • 15+ years of experience working on municipal water, wastewater and water resource projects
    • Previous experience winning business with and/or managing projects for municipal water/wastewater clients
    • Excellent communication, networking and team building skills
    • Previous experience working directly with clients
    • WI Professional Engineer Registration or ability to attain within 6 months
    • Current PM certification (either PMP; CCM and DBIA) or ability to receive within 12 months of start

    We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Qualified candidates should apply by clicking on the link below:
    https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25038&siteid=5220&areq=22144BR&code=CSWEA


    Plant Laborer (part-time)
    Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Posted 1-03-2019

    Job Summary:

    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: #25-18-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 January 31st, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.


    Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
    Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District
    Urbana, IL
    Posted 1-3-2019

    Job Summary

    The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is seeking qualified candidates for the Sewer/General Maintenance Supervisor.  This position coordinates and oversees all maintenance and repair of the District-owned sanitary sewers, including direct supervision of District employees who clean, televise and repair sewers.  This position also:

    • coordinates the contractor-run lining of sewers and manholes,
    • oversees the JULIE locating work,
    • interacts with the public regarding sewer backups or other sewer issues , and
    • directs staff regarding facilities and grounds maintenance.

    A minimum of five years of experience in sewer systems maintenance is strongly .  Candidates with either strong supervisory experience in a related field or strong sewer maintenance work without supervision experience may be considered.  Work requires some field work and efficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn specialized software programs. Work requires strong interpersonal skills to interact with employees, vendors, the public, and contractors.

    The District offers a competitive benefits package.  Medical, dental, and life insurance are effective on the first day of employment.  The salary range for this position is $65,900 – $92,345, depending upon experience..

    Resumes will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. CDT on January 18, 2019 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


    Wastewater Operator
    Madison msd
    madison, WI
    Posted 12-21-2018

    The Organization

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

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

     

    The Position

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

     

    What You Will Love

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

     

    What You Will Do

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

     

    What We Are Looking For

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

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

     

    Qualifications

    • Completion of a two or four-year program in wastewater treatment or a related science degree.
    • State wastewater treatment plant operator certification is preferred. Applicants who are scheduled for an interview will be given a written test.
    • 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 $27.75 and can grow up to $37.55. 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 UTILITY WORKER
    City of Fond du Lac
    Fond du Lac, WI
    Posted 12-17-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The City of Fond du Lac is accepting applications for the position of Water Utility Worker within the Department of Public Works Water Utility Division. The position is under general supervision to perform all duties necessary for the installation and maintenance of water distribution facilities.

     

    SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • assist in trench excavation
    • making repairs to damaged mains, services, valves and hydrants
    • tapping new water services
    • install water valves and hydrants
    • assist in backfilling of excavations
    • saw-cut pavement
    • operate dump truck hauling materials and equipment to/from the job site
    • operate hydro-vacuum machine for mechanical excavation
    • operation of valves and hydrants
    • stock work vehicle with necessary supplies
    • pour and finish concrete curb & gutter, pavement and sidewalks
    • complete full restoration of disturbed landscaping areas
    • other duties and tasks as required

     

    The position also requires the employee to be frequently available for emergency response during off-shift hours as well as participate in the on-call rotation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
    Working knowledge of water distribution systems, construction and maintenance and associated equipment; a basic understanding of proper roadway and pavement repair; working knowledge of dump truck operation and maintenance; knowledge of motor vehicle laws; familiarity with construction zone safety practices and procedures; and ability to follow instructions. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial “Class A” Driver’s License without air brake restrictions and with tanker endorsement.

     

    DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

    Previous experience in performing manual work of a semi-skilled nature on construction and maintenance of underground facilities; graduation from high school or equivalent; competent persons training and familiarity with calling in locates to diggers hotline is a plus.

     

    The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, as well as participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.  Starting salary range – $21.12 – $24.14 based upon qualifications.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  Open until filled.

     

    Applications are available in the City Human Resources office on the 4th floor of the City-County Government Center, or by calling (920) 322-3624; as well as on the City website – www.fdl.wi.gov.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     


    OPERATIONS FOREMAN
    Thorn Creek Basin SD
    Chicago Heights, IL
    Posted 12-12-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:
    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. Assist chief operator in the operation of all wastewater treatment facilities, ensuring they meet IEPA and NPDES discharge permit requirements.
    2. Evaluate plant operational efficiency utilizing SCADA graphics and trends, process data and laboratory results.
    3. Supervise the plant operators in the performance of their duties.
    4. Assist operators with routine operating problems and high flows.
    5. Calibrate and maintain basic process control type instruments and meters as directed by the Chief Operator.
    6. Prepare and review a monthly operational report along with assisting Chief Operator in filing the DMRS with the IEPA.
    7. Provide instruction and training of operators as needed for existing, new, or modified operating procedures. Conduct monthly safety meetings as directed by the Chief Operator.
    8. Maintain a log of operating problems and coordinate routine maintenance and repairs with the Maintenance Foreman.
    9. Maintain an inventory of routine chemicals and operating supplies.
    10. Coordinate operator work schedules and maintain time-keeping records.
    11. Maintain a program for exercising idle equipment, valves and gates. Maintain the condition of off-line tanks.
    12. 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.

     


    Water Resources Internship
    NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 12-4-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Performs responsible technical work under the direct supervision of the NEW Water’s Water Resources Specialist and Watershed Specialist. This is a seasonal position which is not eligible to receive fringe benefits.

    The duties of this position involve support activities affiliated with NEW Water’s Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP), whole effluent toxicity testing, watershed work, and special projects conducted by the Water Resources Specialist or Watershed Specialist.

    Work is performed with initiative and minimal supervision in accomplishing delegated duties.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must be a student working toward a degree in environmental science, biology, aquatic science, toxicology, or a related discipline. Should have completed coursework in aquatic biology, chemistry, limnology and/or toxicology.

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

     


    Pretreatment & Waste Acceptance Coordinator
    Madison Metropolitan SD
    Madison, WI
    Posted 11-14-2018

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The District is seeking a smart, creative and collaborative Industrial Pretreatment & Waste Acceptance Program Coordinator to bring innovation and technical expertise to our Ecosystems department. We offer flexibility, a casual environment, professional development and we are a community centered, environmentally responsible organization! If you are enthusiastic about advancing environmental health and community well-being through clean water practices then this may be the job for you.

     

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

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

     

    What You Will Love

    • Using your knowledge and passion for the environment to creatively solve problems to reduce pollution in our water.
    • Building relationships with local businesses and community partners to protect our watershed.
    • Using your detective skills to solve unique requests on how to handle polluted water.
    • Working with other passionate water experts.
    • The challenge and autonomy to make impactful decisions
    • A flexible and casual work environment that supports your professional development.

     

    What You Will Do

    The Industrial Pretreatment and Waste Acceptance Program Coordinator is responsible for the growth, development, implementation, and management of the District’s Industrial pretreatment program and the hauled waste receiving program with the purpose of characterizing and identifying industrial and hauled waste pollutants, the source of those pollutants, and mitigating the negative impact of these pollutants to the District while maximizing the benefits.

    • Manage all aspects of the industrial permitting process.
    • Manage all aspects of the District’s hauled waste acceptance program.
    • Manage and administer the Sewer Use Ordinance in a way that is aimed at preventing pollution related to permitted and unpermitted users.
    • Evaluate industrial operational practices, liquid chemical evaluations and develop source control strategies aimed at preventing pollution related to industrial users.

     

    What We Are Looking For

    • Four (4) year degree in Analytical Chemistry, General, Organic, or Inorganic Chemistry, Water Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Water Resources Management, Biology, or a similar field of study from an accredited college or university.
    • Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
    • Prefer experience in the wastewater field with knowledge of federal and state regulations in the administration of a national industrial pretreatment program or experience in developing and administering industrial source reduction programs.

     

    Salary and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a casual, friendly work environment and support for ongoing development. Salary range is $69,000-$93,000. For more information on our benefits go to: www.madsewer.org/careers.

     

    How to Apply

    Submit a cover letter and resume on the Job Opportunities page on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. This position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted as they are submitted.

     

    MMSD is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusiveness and seeks to create a cooperative, welcoming community for all.

     

    Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


    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

     


    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


     

    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/ 


    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).

     

     

     

     

    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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