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

     

    Location: Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Department: Utilities: Water Reclamation Facility

    Job Status: Not Specified

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

    Status: Accepting Applications

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

     

    Purpose of Position

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

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

     

    Additional Functions

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

     

    Minimum Qualifications

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

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

     

    Performance Aptitudes

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

     

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

     

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

     


     

    WPCC OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
    CITY OF BROOKFIELD
    Brookfield, WI
    Posted 8-5-2019

     

    SUMMARY:   The WPCC Operations Supervisor is principally responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of the wastewater treatment facility, collection system and associated equipment.  This position provides technical support, analysis of laboratory and process data, and ensures overall operational compliance.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides technical support to plant staff and engineers.
    • Manages and implements action for solving emergency situations.
    • Recommends methods and procedures to prevent or eliminate future emergency situations.
    • Performs facility inspections.
    • Conducts studies to identify improvements and in plant operations to improve efficiency.
    • Recommends design of new processes and equipment.
    • Oversees and schedules routine cleaning of the collection system.
    • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations with other City department staff and the community in general.
    • Responds or refers complaints to the appropriate person.
    • Directs the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, and discipline of assigned wastewater treatment staff.
    • Establishes priorities, works with deadlines, responds to emergencies, and works with various skill levels and employee physical restrictions.
    • Conducts operation, maintenance and safety training for employees.
    • Answers questions regarding problems with the sanitary sewer system.
    • Analyzes laboratory and process data and recommends appropriate adjustments or modifications to the plant or treatment process.
    • Compiles, calculates, and ensures accuracy of collected data for processing government and plant reports.
    • Schedules facility and equipment repairs and corrective action.

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

     

    THE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Associate’s Degree in science, engineering, business, or related field.
    2. Wisconsin Wastewater Operator Advanced Certification or the ability to attain within 12 months of appointment required.
    3. At least 2 years of lead worker experience preferably at a wastewater treatment plant.
    4. At least 5 years experience in the operation and maintenance of treatment plants, safety training, and employee relations.
    5. Excellent written and communication skills. Ability to maintain a systematic recordkeeping system
    6. Advanced knowledge of wastewater treatment operations, procedures and regulations.
    7. Must possess good mechanical and electrical abilities and aptitude.
    8. Knowledge of computer software programs, including spreadsheets, word processing and data bases.
    9. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

    Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

     

    THE 2019 SALARY RANGE IS:  $65,975.26 – $85,768.02 annually with excellent benefits.

     

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

     

    APPLICATIONS will be accepted through SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019.  This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     


     

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

     

    DESCRIPTION

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

     

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

     

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

     


     

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

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

     

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

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


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

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

     

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

     

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


     

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

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    WHO WE ARE:

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

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

     

    WHAT YOU WILL DO:

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

     

    WHAT YOU WILL LOVE:

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

     

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

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

     

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

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

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

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

     

    Position # 2019-00036 – Project Manager-Electrical Engineer


    Project Manager -Electrical Engineer
    MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posted 7-5-2019

    SALARY: $71,302.90 -$100,699.70 Annually
    OPENING DATE: 07/01/19
    CLOSING DATE: 07/15/19 11:59 PM

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the greater Milwaukee area. The District’s mission protects public health and the environment through world-class, cost-effective water resource management, leadership, and partnership. Related to its mission, the District owns two water reclamation facilities. Key electrical system features at the District’s water reclamation facilities include: 35MW of generation capacity, 11 motors over 1000 HP, approximately 20 medium voltage substations and approximately 150 motor control centers.

    The District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager -Electrical Engineer in the Technical Services Division. Reporting to the Section Manager, the Project Manager-Electrical Engineer provides project management and electrical engineering for assigned District capital studies, planning, design, and construction in a manner that ensures the completion of projects on schedule and within budget. These projects involve the development of cost-effective solutions to wastewater conveyance, treatment, and water quality problems.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage assigned projects to ensure conformance with District policies, procedures, standards, and design criteria. Ensure that projects are completed within schedule milestones and authorized budget.
    • Develop, oversee, and manage less complex consultant and/or construction contracts to ensure conformance with professional services contracts, policies, procedures, standards, construction documents and design criteria.
    • Perform coordination with stakeholders on assigned projects, which may include internal work groups, facility operations & maintenance, utilities, municipalities, regulatory agencies and community groups.
    • Serve as a technical resource for the District regarding electrical needs and issues.
    • Provide quality control reviews of electrical system design deliverables and other project deliverables.
    • Provide technical assistance regarding District standards and specifications for electrical,instrumentation and control equipment. Assist the other District departments with technical expertise as needed.
    • Assist in trouble shooting electrical issues.
    • Manage and administer construction contracts under the direction of a licensed professional engineer to ensure that all provisions of the contract are in compliance with contract documents and regulations.
    • Follow and comply with safety and work rules and regulations while on project sites.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

    • Two to three years of job related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Basic knowledge of electrical engineering with Wastewater or industrial related experience, including 3 phase, 480 volt equipment, and medium voltage distribution
    • Project management skills or experience in planning, design, or construction
    • High degree of interpersonal and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to resolve problems.
    • Ability to apply engineering principles and practices to the solution of engineering problems
    • Experience with electrical one-line diagrams, process and Instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) and programmable logic controllers (PLC) is preferred
    • e-Builder project management software and Microsoft Office experience is preferred
    • Ability to complete training on OSHA safety, confined spaces and first aid is preferred
    • Valid driver’s license

     

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
    Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an office environment 90% of the time and is exposed to outside weather conditions 10% of the time. While outside, employee may be exposed to extreme temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. Requires the use of safety glasses and shoes, hard hat, coveralls, hearing protection, rain suits, gas detector and self rescuer as dictated by the location work is being performed.
    MMSD is committed to equal opportunity and to nondiscrimination In all aspects of the employment relatlonshlp.

     

     

    Applications may be filed online at: https://www.mmsd.com

    Position # 2019-00036 – Project Manager-Electrical Engineer


    Water Operator
    City of Rochester
    Rochester, MN
    Posted 6-20-2019

     

    SUMMARY OF JOB:

    The Water Operator is responsible for daily operation of the municipal water supply and distribution system to include wells, booster stations, chemical treatment equipment, and water storage facilities. This individual monitors water system performance and operates the system to ensure peak efficiency and reliability. The Water Operator also provides backup service to customers needing assistance with water system related problems and is called on from time to time to perform maintenance on various components of the water system.

    Starting salary is 31.48 per hour with advancement to $37.03

    Minimum qualifications include:
    Education and Experience
    High School diploma or equivalent GED and completion of a formal Water Operator training program and one (1) year of relevant experience in water system operation and maintenance.
    OR
    A high school diploma or equivalent GED and three (3) years of relevant experience in water system operation and maintenance.

    Licenses and Certifications
    Minnesota Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Materials Certificate and Air Brake Endorsement required within 90 days as a condition of continued employment.
    Minnesota Class D Water Supply System Operator Certificate at time of hire with ability to obtain Minnesota Class C Water Supply System Operator Certificate within 18 months as a condition of continued employment.

    Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled.

    For more information including priority consideration dates to apply, please visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Operator 3 – Water Reclamation Plant
    City of Rochester
    Rochester, MN
    Posted 6-20-2019

     

    SUMMARY OF JOB:

    The Operator 3 is an entry-level position within the Water Reclamation Plant, a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing routine/preventative maintenance; minor equipment/machinery maintenance; cleaning structures; maintaining grounds; operating equipment/vehicles; collecting samples; reading and recording of meters; and completing plant operational functions as assigned.

    Starting salary is $24.35 per hour with advancement to $27.06.

    Minimum qualifications include:
    Education and Experience
    Completion of a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from an accredited technical college training program
    OR
    Completion of a Building Utility Mechanic (BUM) diploma or degree program and one year of operational experience at a Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility
    OR
    High School diploma or equivalent and three years of operational experience at a Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility

    An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered.

    Licenses and Certifications
    Applicants must possess noted licensures/certifications at the time of hire and if hired, must continuously maintain licensures/certifications as a condition of continued employment.
    Valid driver’s license
    Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification within one year of hire

     

    Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled.

    For more information including priority consideration dates to apply, please visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Environmental Technician I or II
    City of Beloit
    Beloit, WI
    Posted 6-20-2019

     

    SALARY: $20.00 – $27.28 Hourly \ $41,596.00 – $56,752.00 Annually

    DEPARTMENT: Public Works

    DIVISION: Water Recources

    OPENING DATE: 06/14/19

    CLOSING DATE: 07/07/19 11:59 PM

     

    SUMMARY OF JOB:

    The City of Beloit has one opening and is seeking to hire an individual in the Water Resources Division of the Department of Public Works. The individual hired may be hired as an Environmental Technician I or Environmental Technician II depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

    This position is responsible for identifying, evaluating, preventing, and controlling discharges that can contaminate the natural water resources, as well as the infrastructure to collect, distribute, and treat drinking water, storm water and waste water.

    Qualified candidates will be expected to have a creative, problem-solving approach and well-developed interpersonal communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff, elected and appointed officials, government agencies, service and community organizations, private business and the general public.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Environmental Technician I

    1. A valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
    2. Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, environmental science, biological science, civil engineering, industrial processes, public administration or a closely related field.
    3. Must obtain Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wastewater Operator in Training (DNR OIT) Certification within 36 months of hire.
    4. One to two years of related environmental technician or water resources experience is preferred.
    5. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.

    Environmental Technician II

    1. A valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
    2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, environmental science, biological science, civil engineering, industrial processes, public administration or a closely related field.
    3. Must possess a valid Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wastewater Operator in Training (DNR OIT) Certification.
    4. Three years of environmental technician, water resources, or related experience is required.
    5. Experience in a laboratory environment is preferred.
    6. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.

    Wages
    Environmental Technician I: $20.00 – $25.98/hour
    Environmental Technician 2: $21.85 – $27.28/hour

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:  http://www.beloitwi.gov


    Environmental Manager
    City of Moline
    Moline, IL
    Posted 6-12-2019

     

    DESCRIPTION

    Under general supervision, administers and coordinates environmental and storm water activities in the Public Works Department in support of policies, goals and objectives by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees. Works in collaboration with other divisions on the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and stormwater drainage system.  Work is performed exercising considerable independent judgment within the guidelines of established policies and goals.

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    Training and Experience

    Bachelor degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental sciences/studies, engineering, or related field with five or more years of professional related experience dealing with environmental protection, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge of acceptable practices and standards of environmental and storm water management activities; good knowledge of the laws and regulations that impact the work performed and supervised; computerized resources such as spreadsheets, GIS and work and asset management systems.

     

    Exceptional skill in public, employee and labor relations and in maintaining effective working relationships; skill in the use of spreadsheets, calculators, computers and related technical and scientific equipment.

     

    Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical documents such as policies, regulations, instructions, procedure manuals, diagrams, schedules and labor agreements; respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; write materials using original or innovative techniques or style; effectively communicate complex technical information to managers, elected officials, employees and the general public; identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions where little or no standards exist; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; initiate, coordinate, provide follow-up, and complete diverse projects involving storm water and environmental issues; exercise sound judgment in relation to overall site management goals and objectives.

     

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Valid Illinois driver’s license or equivalent.
    • Certified Stormwater Manager through the American Public Works Association within two (2) years of hire.

     

    Physical Demands

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

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk, and traverse ditches, embankments, and ravines.  The employee frequently is required to sit; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

     

    Residency

    Non-union employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 1 year of hire.

     

    Apply Online: www.moline.il.us

    Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Starting Wage: $34.0252 Hourly

     


    WWTP Operator-In-Training
    NEW Water
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 5-27-2019

     

    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. Position is full-time and benefit eligible.

     

    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.

     


    Operations Department Superintendent
    Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
    Chicago Heights, IL
    Posted 5-27-2019

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Operations Department Superintendent reports directly to the Director of Operations. The position requires an associate’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience. Lack of a post high school education or supervisory experience can be offset by additional experience. Strong organizational skills, experience with a computerized control system and Microsoft Office software 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.  Competitive salary, compensation time, pension and benefits.

     

    See additional detail at thorncreekbasin.org.

     


    Chief Water/Wastewater Operator
    Robinson Engineering/City of Watseka
    Watseka, IL
    Posted 5-24-2019

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    Robinson Engineering, Ltd. (REL) is a full-service engineering firm with specialties in municipal engineering, transportation services, water and waste water management, construction services, storm water management, land surveying, environmental and infrastructure management.

    We are currently partnering with the City of Watseka to hire a Chief Water/Wastewater Operator.  The candidate hired into this position will be an employee of the City of Watseka and will be required to become a member of the Laborer’s Local 751 union.

    We are seeking a candidate with at least three years related work experience with water and wastewater facilities.  This position will provide daily over-site to water and wastewater facilities, oversee the system’s operations and controls, troubleshoot common problems, conduct sampling for process control and regulatory compliance, perform preventative equipment maintenance and will supervise support staff as the department and operations grow.

    A high school graduate (or equivalent) and three years of relevant work experience are required.  Excellent organizational skills, planning skills, verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and problem solve are required.  The ideal candidate would have an IEPA Class 2 wastewater certification and an IEPA Class B water certificate or be able to obtain both within six months of hire (these are not required but highly desired).  In addition, a valid driver’s license is required to be considered for this position.

    Interested applicants should apply online at http://reltd.applicantstack.com/x/openings

     


    Water/Wastewater Operator
    Robinson Engineering
    Volo, IL
    Posted 5-24-2019

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    Robinson Engineering, Ltd. (REL) is a full-service engineering firm with specialties in municipal engineering, transportation services, water and waste water management, construction services, storm water management, land surveying, environmental and infrastructure management.  We are currently looking to add to our growing team of dedicated professionals as we continue to make life better for people and help communities realize brighter futures by helping create cleaner water, safer roads, better use of the land.

    We are currently hiring a full-time Water/Wastewater Operator to work in communities in northern Illinois with a home office of Volo, Illinois.

    This position will provide daily over-site to water and wastewater sites, oversee the system’s operations and controls, troubleshoot common problems, conduct sampling for process control and regulatory compliance, perform preventative equipment maintenance and facility upkeep.

    A high school graduate (or equivalent) and two years of related work experience are required. Excellent organizational skills, planning skills, verbal and communication skills, the ability to effectively manage time and the ability to work independently and problem solve are required. The ideal candidate would have an IEPA water or wastewater operator certification but this is not required.  Electrical troubleshooting experience, the ability to safely operate hand and power tools and computer skills are also required.  In addition, a valid driver’s license is required to be considered for this position.

    Robinson offers a competitive compensation package including full medical/dental/vision benefits, paid time off, a matching 401k, profit sharing and more.

    Interested applicants should apply online at http://reltd.applicantstack.com/x/openings

     


    Maintenance Operator
    City of Waukesha
    Waukesha, WI
    Posted 5-22-2019

     

    SALARY:                                     $52,560.00 – $70,955.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE:                      05/17/19

    CLOSING DATE:                       06/03/2019    4:00 PM

     

    DESCRIPTION:
    This position performs skilled work to maintain the City’s wastewater treatment facilities and biosolids processing equipment. This position also maintains the lift stations and conveyance equipment.

    Starting salary – $52,560; $70,955 achieved through merit increases.

     

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    1. Makes regular tours of lift stations to check equipment, report malfunctions and unsafe conditions
    2. Responds to alarms and emergencies at the plant and lift stations including operation of emergency generators and other equipment.
    3. Implements and executes the CMOM program; keeps records and maintains the functionality of communication and controls systems.
    4. Repairs and adjusts motors, pumps, engines, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.
    5. General grounds maintenance i.e grass cutting, snow and ice control
    6. Cleans and services pumps, engines, motors and other equipment and portable generator operation, boiler operations and heavy machinery operations
    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 CWP and lift stations; may be required to operate emergency generators and other equipment
    10. Performs all preventive and corrective maintenance at lift stations and performs work in compliance with CMOM program
    11. Inspects and maintains safety equipment including all confined entry equipment and fall protection equipment; sets up and performs entries in accordance to the safety program
    12. Fabrication or installation of plant and lift station equipment
    13. Performs work in tanks, confined spaces and high locations
    14. Performs preventative, corrective, predictive and custom maintenance activities within the CWP and lift stations

     

    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:

     

    • 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 standby generators and 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.
    • The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software programs. (e.g., HMI, GIS and SCADA).
    • 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.

     

    Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with an excellent driving record; the ability to complete a pre-employment post offer physical to include drug and alcohol screening upon hire; requires certification(s) in 2 or more of the following: HVAC, electromechanical; plumbing, welding and/or heavy equipment operation; DNR General Wastewater Operator certification, Wastewater subclasses – within one year of hire.

     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

    http://www.waukesha-wi.gov

     

    201 Delafield Street, Room 205
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-524-3744


    SCADA Technician
    City of Waukesha
    Waukesha, WI
    Posted 5-22-2019

     

    SALARY:                                     $59,758.00 – $80,672.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE:                      05/17/19

    CLOSING DATE:                       06/14/19 4:00 PM

     

    DESCRIPTION:
    This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of instrumentation, control, and communication systems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping stations.

    Salary Rate: $59,758; maximum $80,672 achieved through merit increases.

     

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    1. Performs complex diagnostics to analyze problems and make repairs; replaces components associated with instrumentation and control systems, PLCs, SCADA, dialers, alarm, radio and associated telemetry
    2. Creates and maintains databases.
    3. Programming for PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, radio, miscellaneous devices, communication, and database management.
    4. Monitors and maintains computer networks for the treatment
    5. Performs electrical testing and routine repair of equipment control panels, MCCs, VFDs, lighting; performs other general electrical maintenance and repairs as required at the WWTP and pump stations, including
    6. Establishes and implements scheduled control system maintenance and calibration programs for all system equipment, including transmitters, transducers, flow metering devices, controllers, samplers and analytical equipment; assists with maintaining plant-wide electronic preventive maintenance and CMMS
    7. Maintains all records associated with instrumentation, control and communication
    8. Makes corrections or changes as needed to as-build electrical and control drawings; documents and backs up programming for PLCs, VFDs, and other
    9. Monitors, inspects and coordinates work of outside contractors and plant staff involving any electrical, control and communications type
    10. Makes or assists with emergency repairs during off hours as
    11. Assists in planning for
    12. Makes general system improvements to controls, SCADA, remote
    13. Verifies operation of submitted and introduced

     

    TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduation from a technical school or college with an Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Electrical Technology or a related field, and at least 4 – 6 years of experience in maintenance, calibration and repair of electrical control systems in an industrial setting, and preferably in a wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

     

    • Operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of the WWTP and pump stations.
    • The methods, materials, equipment and instrumentation used in the maintenance, repair and calibration of electronic control systems.
    • 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 systems and pumping stations.
    • The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software
    • Perform troubleshooting and repair of electrical control systems. Understand and follow instructions.
    • Work independently with minimal supervision. Complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Keep records and make reports.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, supervisors and co- workers.
    • Reading and interpreting electrical prints, schematics, ladder logic and diagrams. Oral and written communications.
    • The use of technology including advanced computer programming, specialized equipment, hardware and software related to the essential job functions.

     

     

    Necessary Special Requirements:

    Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with excellent driving record; the ability to complete a pre- employment post offer physical to include drug and alcohol screening upon hire.

     

     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

    http://www.waukesha-wi.gov

     

    201 Delafield Street, Room 205
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-524-3744

     


    Automation Systems Integrator Technician
    Madison Metropolitan SD
    Madison, WI
    Posted 5-9-2019

     

    SUMMARY:

    The District is seeking a detail oriented and creative system integrator who enjoys working independently to build and troubleshoot PLC and SCADA systems. The ideal candidate will take initiative to solve complex controls issues and enjoy collaborating with and educating end-users. If you want to dive deep into understanding a single system without the need to travel this may be the job for you!

     

    The Organization

    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!

     

    About the Position

    The Automation Systems Integrator Technician will work with a team of SCADA system users with responsibility for implementation, development, and maintenance of the District’s process control automation. This includes wastewater treatment plant process control, pumping station control and communication, data transfer to database systems, system documentation, human machine interface (HMI) device programming and configuration, and SCADA system software programming and configuration to support wastewater operations.

    We are looking for a proactive self-starter who can communicate well with a variety of people and bring creativity to their work. This is an exciting opportunity (that doesn’t require travel) to work with a sustainable organization that values people, teamwork, creativity, integrity, and balance. We only hire the best and we retain our talented and dedicated people!

     

    What You Would Do

    • Develop, and maintain controller programming including standards, machine level, HVAC, local control panel, and overall process control programming for wastewater treatment and pumping station control.
    • Build, configure and maintain HMI and SCADA system displays and tools.
    • Create and maintain process and system documentation and standards.
    • Maintain an I/O list database and the controller communications system for District facilities.
    • Develop and maintain Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
    • Assist senior level Automation Systems Integrator with planning, design, development, and maintenance of the District’s automation systems.
    • Integrate and commission new or upgraded control systems.
    • Maintain a computer files for the system and define a file backup system.
    • Maintain process control system hardware.
    • Maintain and optimize SCADA network communications.
    • Train personnel on automation system standards and procedures.

     

    What We Are Looking For

    • A minimum of a two-year technical degree in Automated Manufacturing System Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology or related field.
    • Two years of relevant experience is desired. Relevant experience must involve the use of hardware and software systems that we deploy.
    • Understanding of electrical safety.
    • SCADA system problem solving.
    • Programming and supporting Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley) systems and a SCADA HMI.
    • Experience developing advanced PLC and SCADA HMI programming including standards.
    • Writing and presenting documentation and training of end-users.
    • Shall demonstrate initiative and motivation as indicated by present and past experience.
    • Shall be organized, self-managed, and responsible person capable of initiating and completing projects, programs, and plans with minimal supervision.

     

    Salary and Benefits

    We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a casual, flexible work environment and support for ongoing training and development.  For more information go to: www.madsewer.org/careers

     

    How to Apply

    Submit a cover letter and resume on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. This position will be posted until filled.

     

    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.


    Asset & Maintenance Management System Administrator
    Madison Metropolitan SD
    Madison, WI
    Posted 5-9-2019

     

    SUMMARY:

    The District is seeking a collaborative systems thinker to build a new position with our organization, Asset and Maintenance Management System Administrator. The ideal candidate will take initiative to solve complex system issues by understanding how processes and people work together. This position will work at all levels of the organization to ensure our CMMS system meets business needs and fosters efficiency, data integrity, planning and meaningful reporting.

     

    The Organization

    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!

     

    About the Position

    The Asset and Maintenance Management System Administrator provides lead business support and analysis for the software system that supports the district’s asset maintenance management program and asset investment planning. The administrator ensures that the system meets business and user needs; is maintained with high integrity; and is used effectively for reporting, analysis, and program evaluation. Through this work, the administrator helps the asset management and maintenance programs achieve their goals of managing risk and costs for the long-term benefit of district customers.

     

    The district is starting a several year project to select and implement a new CMMS and a separate but closely integrated financial system. This position will serve as the project manager for the CMMS side, providing both technical expertise and leadership to the project.

     

    We are looking for a proactive self-starter who can communicate well with a variety of people and bring creativity to their work. This is an exciting opportunity (that doesn’t require travel) to work with a sustainable organization that values people, teamwork, creativity, integrity, and balance. We only hire the best and we retain our talented and dedicated people!

     

    What You Would Do

    • Develop a plan for the role, structure, and use of the CMMS system. Monitor and take steps to ensure staff are following policies and practices related to the CMMS system.
    • Take the lead in working with users to identify business requirements, user requirements, training needs, etc. Research alternatives and resolve conflicting requirements.
    • Manage the project to select and implement a new CMMS.
    • Identify workflows and work with IT to determine how the CMMS system can integrate with other software systems.
    • Research and identify needs and opportunities to expand the CMMS system.
    • Create and implement a training program for all users of the system.
    • Develop, evaluate, and update the asset hierarchy and ensure the hierarchy is used correctly.
    • Monitor and evaluate CMMS system data for integrity and suitability for meeting user needs.
    • Lead the setup of the system including user accounts, access controls, work order, and work planning.
    • Develop reports and dashboards to meet user needs. Update KPI’s to support the asset management program and maintenance activities.
    • Work closely with IT staff to ensure data integrity and compliance with IT standards.
    • Perform analysis and lead teams to identify trends, root causes, improvements, and risks.

     

    What We Are Looking For

    • Bachelor’s degree in a field supporting the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
    • Five years’ experience in managing, implementing, or making advanced use of CMMS, asset management programs, or closely related work.
      • Desired: experience in system development and implementation.
      • Desired: experience in business needs assessment in a collaborative setting.
      • Desired: experience in an infrastructure-intensive setting.
    • Strong skills in reliability-centered maintenance and identifying and documenting business processes and user needs. Understands how reliability-centered maintenance planning and asset management work together.
    • Skilled in acting as liaison between the business side and information technology side of the organization.
    • Has solid knowledge of CMMS system software, including configuration and data structures.
    • Experience in managing CMMS system software
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Able to write clearly and verbally communicate in technical and non-technical forms.

     

    Salary and Benefits

    We provide a competitive salary range of $75,000-$102,000 along with excellent benefits, a casual, flexible work environment and support for ongoing training and development.  For more information go to: www.madsewer.org/careers

     

    How to Apply

    Submit a cover letter and resume on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. This position will be posted until filled.

     

    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.


    Health, Safety and Security Leader
    Madison Metropolitan SD
    Madison, WI.
    Posted 5-6-2019

     

    SUMMARY:

    The District is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative safety professional who enjoys leading a diverse and hands-on safety and security program. The ideal candidate will be a trustworthy, confident leader who initiates change by building strong relationships and partnering with others to find practical solutions.

     

    The Organization

    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!

     

    About the Position

    The Health, Safety and Security Leader is responsible for leading the District’s safety, environmental health and security program to ensure compliance as well a strong safety culture that emphasizes prevention, employee ownership and continuous improvement.  The Health, Safety and Security Leader will develop rapport easily with employees to promote safety and security policies through a variety of methods such as conducting employee training, committee meetings, worksite evaluations and more.

    We are looking for a proactive self-starter who can communicate well with a variety of people and bring enthusiasm to their work. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a sustainable organization that values people, teamwork, creativity, integrity, and balance. We only hire the best and we retain our talented and dedicated people!

     

    What You Would Do

    • Carry out the safety vision of the district:

    MMSD is committed to health and safety excellence that emphasizes leadership commitment, employee ownership and continuous improvement.  We strive to take a balanced and practical approach to health and safety in order to seamlessly integrate it into everything we do, so our employees can be confident that the right way is always the safe way.”

    • Advise, problem solve, educate and empower employee’s to make sound safety decisions.
    • Develop, implement and maintain safety, security and risk management policies.
    • Manage the workers compensation process including filing claims, work restrictions and return to work documentation.
    • Conduct proactive safety and security audits for a variety of safety programs and work environments such as lab safety, confined space, LOTO, traffic control and fall protection.
    • Conduct incident investigations to identify root cause and develop preventative procedures.
    • Develop and monitor the safety and security budget.
    • Lead ergonomic improvements and conduct ergonomics assessments.
    • Work with engineering to ensure safety and security measures are integrated into construction projects.
    • Lead the safety team and safety meetings.
    • Oversee and conduct safety training monthly and with new employees.
    • Maintain MSDS and DOT paperwork.
    • Manage the workers comp, liability and property insurance and emergency response programs.

     

    What We Are Looking For

    • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field is required.
    • A minimum of 4 years of safety experience is required. Security or risk management experience preferred.
    • Knowledgeable in state and federal health and safety regulations and workers compensation.
    • Demonstrated success at interpreting regulations into effective policies and practices.
    • Certified to train CPR, First Aid, and AED within 4 months of hire
    • Shall demonstrate initiative and motivation as indicated by present and past experience.
    • Skilled at establishing trusting working relationships with diverse groups of people.
    • Shall be organized, self-managed, and responsible person capable of initiating and completing projects, programs, and plans with minimal supervision.

     

    Salary and Benefits

    We provide a competitive salary range of $69,000-$93,000 along with excellent benefits, a casual, flexible work environment and support for ongoing training and development.  For more information go to: www.madsewer.org/careers

     

    How to Apply

    Submit a cover letter and resume on our website, www.madsewer.org/careers. This position will be posted until filled.

     

    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.


    Lead Wastewater Operator
    Community of Forest County
    MILWAUKEE, WI
    Posted 4-17-2019

     

    CLASSIFICATION: FULL TIME
    DEPARTMENT: Renewable Generation
    SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager/Project Engineer
    GRADE: NE13
    BENEFITS: Zero Premium for healthcare to new hire, 5 weeks PTO/ 3 weeks holiday pay & 401K Match

     

    SUMMARY:
    The Lead Wastewater Operator is responsible for the daily operation of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation facility. The operator will safely and efficiently operate and maintain anaerobic digesters, manage feedstock, and maintain consistent operations of combined heat and power (CHP) equipment while interfacing with stakeholders and support groups in a positive and professional manner.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for operating plant processes, plant maintenance, development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), regulatory compliance, security and services equipment. Maintains the master Environmental Health & Safety program on site.
    • Supervises, trains, and coordinates material handlers, assists with trucks when needed and ensures material handlers maintain a clean and organized truck unloading bay and plant.
    • Monitors the plant’s operations and makes adjustment per pre-defined operating parameters.
    • Reviews and evaluates lab data, performs lab analysis and prepares lab reports, develops feedstock loadings, monitors for feedstock toxicity, prepares monitoring reports, reviews truck load paperwork, ensures daily reports are maintained and sent to management.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

     

    REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

    • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years of Wastewater Operations experience.
    • State of Wisconsin certification as a Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator, preferably with subclass A5, anaerobic treatment and subclass C, solids treatment. CDL and waste hauler is also preferred.
    • Valid Driver’s license and insurance for automobile is required                                         .
    • The ability to understand and use plant process controls/SCADA and make adjustments, ability to read and understand maintenance and operation manuals/instructions.
    • Must display the ability to work independently, perform under minimal supervision, problem solve and effective decision making.
    • The ability to use standard office equipment, including operation of a personal computer, email and create and edit documents in Microsoft Office using Word or Excel.
    • Ability to work irregular hours and extended shifts including late nights, early mornings, weekends, holidays and on call.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    The plant is an industrial wastewater pretreatment facility and operating power plant. The noise level is   usually moderate. The employee will be required to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather   conditions through all seasons. Employees handle organic feed stocks and the byproducts of anaerobic digestion, including biosolids and liquid centrate, which release organic odors. The facility is smoke free.

    Lift / Carry 50#OccasionalWalkConstantTwistOccasional
    Lift / Carry 25#OccasionalStandConstantBendOccasional
    PullFrequentSitOccasionalClimbOccasional
    PushFrequentCrawlOccasionalDriveOccasional
    HearConstantHeightsOccasionalOperate Heavy Equipment
    SeeConstantEnclosed SpaceOccasionalFrequent

     

    CONTACT:
    Terrance Brown
    Forest County Potawatomi Human Resources Department
    Recruiter
    Office: (715)478-4894
    Cell: (715)889-9989
    Email: terrance.brown@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov


    Contract & Grant Specialist
    NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
    Green Bay, WI
    Posted 4-8-2019

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    In support of the NEW Water culture of Safety, Respect, Team, and Environment, the Contract and Grant Specialist is responsible for all grants, contracts, agreements and related financial aspects for the Watershed Management Department including activities in the Watershed Program and the Aquatic Monitoring Program.

     

    Work involves establishing and managing contracts with all watershed partners as well as managing all cost share agreements with agricultural landowners and producers involved in the watershed program.  This requires working in concert with NEW Water staff as well as county land conservation staff to facilitate the cost share agreement process including appropriate approvals, financial management, deed recording, and reporting.

     

    Work also involves all aspects of grant management including seeking grant opportunities, completing and submitting grant applications, post-award reporting, and financial management.  Coordination with multiple departments including Watershed Management, Public Affairs and Education, and Accounting are routine responsibilities. The Contract and Grant Specialist also seeks out appropriate outside grant supporters via letters of recommendation, in-kind support, and other match opportunities. The Specialist will be the primary point-of-contact along with the grant awardee of NEW Water on all submitted applications and awarded grants.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, contracts administration, business management, or a closely related discipline. Minimum of four years of experience working with grant and contract management including grant applications, post-award grant reporting and financial recording keeping.  This includes establishing and managing primary and sub-award contracts, invoicing, and all other aspects of grant management including EPA and other federal reporting requirements.   Experience and proficient in the use of ArcGIS, Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel is strongly preferred.  Sound understanding of accounting principles, local, state, and federal environmental programs and reporting is strongly preferred. A basic understanding of EPA Environmental Quality Assurance Requirements is preferred.  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.


    WATER SUPPLY SUPERVISOR
    CITY OF Naperville
    Naperville, IL
    Posted 3-11-2019

     

    SALARY:                                     Up to $90,000, depending on qualifications & experience

    OPENING DATE:                      03/08/19

    CLOSING DATE:                       Until Filled

     

    DESCRIPTION:
    Our Water & Wastewater utility now offers a terrific opportunity for talented water industry professional. If you desire a vital role in a busy & collaborative working environment, supplemented by training, with a forward-looking leadership team, in a culture of both service and safety, you will want to consider Naperville!

    The City of Naperville’s Water and Wastewater Utility is one of the state’s largest combined utility systems, operating both a water distribution system and a sanitary district with wastewater treatment. We seek a skilled professional for the role of Water Supply Supervisor to plan, coordinate and supervise the projects, daily activities and work tasks of the Water Supply Section. As a key member of the Water Distribution & Collection Manager’s team, this vital role supervises the operations & maintenance of the City’s (remotely located) water supply facilities, including pressure adjusting stations, drinking water storage reservoirs and elevated water storage tanks, booster pumping stations and the City’s Emergency Standby Wells System. The Supervisor serves as Responsible Operator-In-Charge of the City’s water supply from DuPage Water Commission, with responsibility for adequate water quality, water pressure, and capacity of the water supply system.

    The Water Supply Supervisor serves as the key administrator of the computerized preventative maintenance/work orders program, supervises the procurement of parts & outside services needed to operate & maintain Water Supply facilities, process equipment & buildings/stations, and directly supervises four (4) Water Supply Utility Technicians plus two (2) seasonal employees.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Water Supply Supervisor’s primary duties are to:

    • Demonstrate dedication to (and high-level consistency in) maintaining the utility’s compliance with IEPA and USEPA water quality requirements & standards.  Work with the utility’s Regulatory Compliance Manager to ensure proper sampling, record-keeping, and reporting of the City’s water supply.
    • Plan and coordinate operational scenarios in response to seasonal and dynamic drinking water demands occurring throughout the distribution system of the City’s service areas. Plan, coordinate and assign electrical & mechanical maintenance work projects & tasks based upon detailed communications and priority-setting interactions with the Water Distribution & Collection (WD&C) division manager, the Water Distribution & Metering (WD&M) section supervisor, and with Supply section staff.
    • Operate the SCADA system (monitoring and controlling all Water Supply remote facilities), and provide directions for the Wastewater Operations utility technicians who help monitor & operate the Water Supply SCADA system from the Control Room at the Springbrook Water Reclamation Center.
    • Supervise and train Water Supply staff, emphasizing and modeling the utility’s safety culture (it is our first priority).  Coach employees of the Water Supply Section to maintain efficient and effective job performance & communication. Set work performance expectations providing clear & consistent direction to section staff members. Encourage teamwork and provide positive recognition when warranted. Initiate disciplinary action when necessary and develop employee performance improvement plans as required.
    • Participate in the selection process for hiring of new Water Supply staff members. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals & objectives and establish related methods & schedules.  Implement policies and procedures, especially as they relate to safety awareness & respectful workplace.  Evaluate employee performance.
    • Assist in O&M budget preparation. Monitor & administer the Water Supply section’s budget expenditures, keeping the WD&C Division Manager regularly updated on progress and needs. Budget for special projects; prepare cost estimates.  Supervise procurement procedures and monitor purchases for compliance with City Purchasing rules and regulations. Procure equipment, parts, materials & supplies for remote Water Supply sites.
    • Supervise the Water Supply computerized preventative maintenance and work orders system, directing priorities and establishing efficient and effective organization of records and computer databases.
    • Provide technical assistance to the WD&C Division Manager and other water utility staff members as directed with respect to special projects and improvements/upgrades for Water Supply stations, drinking water storage structures, buildings, process facilities and grounds.
    • Plan, coordinate and monitor the work of outside service contractors and specialized vendors who perform equipment installations, corrective maintenance and repairs which are beyond the capabilities and/or capacities of the Water Supply Section.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ pertinent experience in a related operations & maintenance field
    • Five (5) years’ experience working with PLCs and SCADA systems
    • Two (2) years’ previous successful supervisory experience
    • Water Supply Class C operator certification.
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Specialized training associated with the operations of drinking water supply facilities, as well as repair, equipment installation, rehabilitation and maintenance of electrical, mechanical and controls/instrumentation systems and equipment typically found in an advanced drinking water supply system
    • Valid State of Illinois Class D Driver’s License

     

    Preferred candidates will possess:

    • Experience as Responsible Operator-In-Charge of a large water utility
    • Advanced education in Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Technology or related field (for example, an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree)
    • Supervisory experience in a union environment
    • Hands-on experience with “CityWorks” or another computerized work order/asset management system
    • Previous experience with Allen Bradley PLCs and GE IFIX SCADA system
    • State of Illinois Class B Driver’s License

     

    Extra consideration may be granted to those able to demonstrate abilities to analyze data, identify patterns and draw logical conclusions; to interpret technical drawings and prepare plans; to prepare accurate and concise reports; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and to manage time effectively.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Naperville’s Water Utility maintains more than 1250 miles of main, serving over 43,000 customers in Naperville and in Warrenville (for their wastewater only).  Within a territory area of 75,000 square miles, we serve a population of 163,000+.  The utility is known as a leader and innovator in asset renewal, sanitary sewer rehabilitation and maintenance activities.

    Consistently ranked as a top United States community in which to live and work, the City boasts nationally acclaimed schools and libraries, as well as an exceptionally low crime rate.  In return for your “great service all the time,” we’ll provide you with on-going professional training opportunities, a collaborative working environment, and a forward-looking leadership team.

     

    PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION PROCESS!

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

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

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

     


    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.

     


    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

     

    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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