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Maintenance Mechanic III
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
glen ellyn, il
Posted 2017-08-22

DESCRIPTION:

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is recruiting for an entry-level (full-time) Maintenance Mechanic III position. The purpose of this position is to perform a limited variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the preventative maintenance, repair, and replacement related activities at its advanced treatment facilities, including work on plant machinery, conveyor systems, piping systems, buildings, vehicles, and grounds; and to provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to the residents of the Villages of Lombard and Glen Ellyn and the general public.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Perform planned preventative maintenance on plant machinery and equipment in order to improve equipment life and avoid unplanned maintenance activities.
  • Perform routine plant preventive and corrective maintenance on plant machinery and equipment including: inspection for heat, sound, vibration, odor, cleanliness; oiling and greasing; participate in minor repairs and equipment installations under supervision as required.
  • Observe variation in equipment operating conditions; interpret meter and gauge reading; report malfunctions; and use knowledge and experience to take appropriate immediate corrective action, or recommend potential remedies to the Maintenance Superintendent when required.
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of tools, equipment, parts, and perform requisition of parts and materials as necessary for maintenance activities.
  • Assist with inspecting and maintaining plant safety equipment including: confined space equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), fire extinguishers, and emergency eyewash stations; submit safety suggestions; participate as a member of the Plant Safety Committee on a rotating basis.
  • Assist Operational and Electrical employees as assigned by the Maintenance Superintendent.
  • Participate in “Permit and Non-Permit Required” confined space entry training under supervision.
  • Operate vehicles and heavy equipment as required.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, in addition to one (1) year of previous wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant or industrial plant maintenance experience and/or demonstrated competence in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems by means of one (1) year work experience. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class 4 – IEPA Wastewater Operator Certification within one (1) year of hire. Must also have a valid driver’s license at the time of application; must obtain a Class A CDL within six (6) months of employment. Possession of or ability to obtain, certification in the use of a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and permit confined space entry is required.

 

Qualified applicants should demonstrate the ability to define problems and exercise good judgment and think quickly under both routine and emergency situations; the ability to develop positive working relationships with the general public, vendors, and coworkers is also a critical skill set. The ability to operate various types of heavy-duty tools and equipment is a plus. Must be able to perform mathematical calculations, and possess the ability to comprehend, retain, and apply the Authority’s rules and procedure manuals, including any pertinent Federal, State, or local laws.

 

The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 100 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in malodorous, nauseating and dangerous work conditions. The general work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Must also be able to respond to after-hours call-backs and be prepared for and confront emergency conditions as necessary.

 
SALARY/BENEFITS:

The starting base pay offered for this entry-level position is $21.68/hr ($45,094/yr) with excellent fringe benefits, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension plan. This position is non-exempt under FLSA.

 
HOW TO APPLY:
  1. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to vgeresume@glenellyninfo.org. Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined.
  2. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #25-17-GWA/Maintenance Worker III) 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 August 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

THE GLENBARD WASTEWATER AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


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

Introduction

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

Introduction

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

  • Represent the Council with regulatory agencies, local interests, neighborhood groups, city, Metropolitan County, state, and federal governmental units, industrial user groups and other interested parties
  • Provide leadership in contractor, consultant and /or vendor contracts and services
  • Coordinate/manage certain key components and/or staff teams of the section and provide work direction to other staff in lower pay grades
 
Work Environment
Work is performed in a standard office setting. Occasional travel between primary Council work sites in the Twin Cities Metro area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. 
 
All employment offers are conditional upon a review and verification of education, employment and driving record (if applicable) as well as passing a pre-employment drug screen for new hires. Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check for new hires. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process. 
 

 

 


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

Introduction

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

A combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


plant mechanic i
village of bloomingdale
bloomingdale, il
Posted 2017-07-20

Introduction

The Public Works Department – Utilities Division is seeking full-time applicants for Plant Mechanic I position.  This position reports to the Water Reclamation Facility Supervisor, under general oversight of the WRF Operations Coordinator, but may be assigned work in other work areas as required.  Starting hourly rate is $24.67/hr.  plus a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Qualified applicants must have knowledge and experience, or aptitude and ability to obtain such knowledge and experience, to perform maintenance and inspections of a wastewater treatment plant.  Position monitors, inspects, repairs and maintains treatment plant equipment including pumps, motors, valves, and pipes.  Schedules and performs preventative maintenance. Keeps computerized inventory of equipment and maintenance schedule. The position also assists with snow and ice control operations.

 

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with vocational/technical training in mechanics, or a related field, and two years of equipment maintenance experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 

 

The position requires performance of moderately physically demanding work, performance during adverse weather conditions, performance in confined spaces, and ability to safely drive light to heavy-duty trucks and operate miscellaneous equipment.  The Plant Mechanic I position requires an Illinois Class 4 Wastewater Operator certification within a certain time period after hire. The Plant Mechanic I position requires a valid Illinois Driver’s License with the ability to obtain a minimum class “B” CDL with a tanker endorsement within six months of employment. Position may require work on overtime, holidays and weekends.  Random substance abuse testing is required for the position.  The Village is a no smoking facility in compliance with the requirements of the Smoke Free Illinois Act.

 

Interested applicants must submit a Village employment application. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged as attachments to the application but are not required. Employment applications are available at www.villageofbloomingdale.org/178/Employment-Opportunities.

 

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm on August 9, 2017. 

 

Questions may be directed to humanresources@vil.bloomingdale.il.us.

 

The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Introduction

Department: Stormwater Management

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

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

 

Responsibilities include:

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

 

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

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

 

Apply at: www.dupageco.org/jobs

A pre-employment background check is required.

 


director of ecosystem services
Madison msd
madison, wi
Posted 2017-07-20

Introduction

The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, which provides wastewater services to the greater Madison, Wisconsin area, is seeking an environmental leader committed to effective water quality solutions to be its next Director of Ecosystem Services.  The Director reports to the Chief Engineer and Director and directs the development and execution of next generation water quality and resource recovery solutions and the District’s watershed adaptive management program.  The position oversees District functions including resource recovery, source reduction, laboratory services, and regulatory performance and manages an annual budget of $4.2 million and a staff of 17 employees. 

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in environmental studies, natural sciences, environmental engineering, water resource management or related fields and ten years of progressively responsible management positions with strong leadership credentials, including five years of supervisory experience.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate a global, holistic perspective on water issues and a record of translating vision to action.  Proven ability to build strategic alliances across sectors, to nurture long-term community relationship, and to identify and implement new approaches to achieve improved environmental outcomes is essential.    

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

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com.  This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to resumes submitted on or before August 7, 2017.

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


treatment plant operator
city of st. cloud
st. cloud, mn
Posted 2017-07-12

Introduction

Starting Salary: $49,416 annually/$23.75 per hour
Salary Range: $49,416 – $56,388

 

The City of St. Cloud is accepting applications for the position of Treatment Plant Operator. This is skilled work involving operation, maintenance and repair of a wastewater or water treatment facility on an assigned shift. Work entails keeping mechanical equipment in proper operating condition and in maintaining the prescribed level of treatment and flow according to departmental policies and regulations.

 
Minimum Requirements

High school diploma and post-secondary education in specialized treatment plant operations. At least one year experience in water or wastewater treatment operations and possession of Class D state treatment plant operator’s license. OR High School diploma and possession of a Class B state treatment plant operator’s license. Ability to obtain an appropriate State of MN boiler operator’s license within 4 months of hire.

 
Desirable Education and Experience

Knowledge of the principles, procedures, equipment and materials related to the operation of water or wastewater treatment facilities; knowledge of the proper methods of maintaining facility equipment; knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water and wastewater treatment facilities and related activities and of the necessary safety precautions; some knowledge of chemistry and/or biology applicable to water and wastewater treatment; ability to maintain, repair and adjust pumps, chemical feed and other facility equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to keep accurate records, develop reports and to make mathematical computations; ability to perform manual work under varying weather conditions; skill in the use of hand tools and laboratory equipment.

 
Apply To

Obtain and submit completed application to:
City of St. Cloud, Human Resources
400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-255-7217 Fax: 320-255-7261
www.ci.stcloud.mn.us

 
Deadline

Friday, July 14th, 2017


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

Introduction

What Milwaukee can offer YOU  

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

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

 

Purpose

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

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

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

 

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

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

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

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

 
Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations to provide, monitor and maintain a utility-wide focus on providing healthy, safe, reliable and aesthetically pleasing water that meets regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of all phases of water treatment including physical, microbiological and chemical treatment methods.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures relating to water testing and treatment, and the health effects of contaminants and toxic substances in drinking water.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to good science practices, methods and standards.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills required to empower staff to accomplish utility goals.
  • Written communication skills required to compose reports and correspondence.
  • Verbal communication skills required to communicate with committees, staff and outside agencies with tact and professionalism.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm manner and maintain control of the situation to its resolution or conclusion.
  • Ability to analyze problems and instruct employees in analytical methods and testing procedures.
  • Ability to manage difficult customers diplomatically and interact with outside agencies as needed to meet the needs of the utility.
  • Ability to remain organized and to meet strict compliance deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare and efficiently manage a budget and utility resources.
  • Ability to be respectful, diplomatic and tactful with colleagues and customers.
 
Current Salary
The current salary range (Pay Range 1JX) for City of Milwaukee residents is $80,442 – $112,627 annually and the non-resident salary range is $78,468 -$109,864 annually.   Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.
 
Selection Process

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

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

 
Additional Information

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

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

BENEFITS

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

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

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


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

The Organization

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

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

 
The Position

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

 
What You Will Love
  • Being proud of the work you do and the impact is has on your community. Being part of an environmentally responsible and sustainable organization.
  • A wide variety of work. You won’t be bored and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers.
  • Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You do a variety of work with tools and equipment and in a variety of weather. If you like to be outside and stay moving this job is for you.
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement. We train our employees and believe in internal advancement. We support and will pay for your Operator Certification and ongoing education.
 
What You Will Do
  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Diagnoses operating problems and performs necessary corrective action during work shift
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
  • Collects samples and submit them to the lab
  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel

 

What We Are Looking For

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

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

 

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

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

 

Pay and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

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


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

The Organization

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

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

 
The Position

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

 
What You Will Love
  • Being proud of the work you do and the impact is has on your community. Being part of an environmentally responsible and sustainable organization.
  • A wide variety of work. You’ll never be bored and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers such as carpenters, plumbers, mechanics, and electricians.
  • Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You will get to work with a variety of tools and equipment and in a variety of weather. If you like to be outside and stay moving this job is for you.
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement. We train our employees and believe in internal advancement. Many of our employees start on this crew and have the opportunity to learn other trades.
 
What You Will Do
  • Ensuring Operation and Reliability of Equipment. Performs preventive maintenance, inspections, and minor repairs on equipment including but not limited to, vehicles, small engine equipment, valves, and HVAC filters, throughout the plants and at remote locations, to ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant processes.
  • Identifies and gathers replacement parts, supplies, tools, materials, and supporting equipment. Focuses on timely completion and high quality work. 
  • Documents completed tasks in the computer system.
  • Upkeep of Buildings and Grounds. Performs building maintenance including but not limited to, roof and ceiling maintenance, floor and wall repairs, painting, sewer cleaning, lamp replacement, door closure, and lock maintenance.
  • Performs grounds keeping duties including but not limited to, landscaping, plantings, weed control, fertilizing, mulching, lawn cutting, tree and shrubbery pruning, rodent and insect control, concrete and asphalt repairs, snow removal, and salting.
  • Uses hand and power tools, painting, lawn mowing, snow removal, and floor and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • As needed performs general cleaning and janitorial and floor maintenance to maintain and improve the operation and appearance of facilities.
  • Completes small carpentry projects.
  • Installs and maintains plumbing systems, water heaters and pressure tanks.
  • Performs inspections and repairs to safety equipment
  • Performs inspections and cleaning of wet wells, basins, process tanks and manholes, cleaning of bar screens, and replacement of aeration tank diffusers.
  • Serves as the lead worker when working with contracted personnel and part-time workers on specific projects.
  • Researches new products and equipment to meet the changing needs of the maintenance crew.
  • Assesses the condition of District assets for which the maintenance crew is responsible. This includes the creation of work requests and submission of condition reports as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations any time of the day or night including weekends as necessary.
  • Assists the other maintenance crews at the District. This includes work in the mechanical, electrical, sewer maintenance, and purchasing areas.
 
What We Are Looking For

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

  • Mechanical ability:  Demonstrates aptitude and competence in a broad range of trade skills through the use of hand tools, power tools, and the operation of equipment.
  • Problem Solver: Demonstrates ability to use basic math skills and practical thinking to solve unique problems which may not have been encountered in the past. Looks for innovative solutions and has the confidence to present ideas to the rest of the team.
  • Adaptable: Demonstrates flexibility in the face of change, projects a positive demeanor regardless of changes in working conditions, and shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
  • Self-Motivated: Able to independently, proactively and creatively seek solutions that meet the needs of the customer. Takes initiative and sees a project through to completion.
 
Qualifications
  • This position requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of maintenance experience preferably in an industrial setting.
  • Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in facilities maintenance and landscaping.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of power tools and equipment, including lawn care, snow removal, forklift, front-end loader, aerial lift, sewer cleaning, hoisting, rigging, media blasting, and painting equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures
  • Skilled in the safe use of hand and power tools, media blasting and painting, hoisting, rigging, and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer and mathematics skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Certified in confined area entry procedures, CPR, and First Aid within the first six months of employment.
  • Must successfully complete training in forklift operation, front-end loader operation, respiratory protection, lockout/tag out, and fire extinguisher operation within the first year of employment.
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

 
Pay and Benefits

This position starts at $22.00 and can grow up to $29.76. The District provides an excellent benefits package including quality health care, the Wisconsin Retirement System and generous time off. See our benefits summary at www.madsewer.org/careers/benefits.

 
How to Apply

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

 


Wastewater Project Engineer
MSA Professional services
madison, wi
Posted 2017-06-19

Job Description

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

 

Responsibilities:
  • Wastewater facilities planning and feasibility studies
  • Wastewater process design & modeling
  • Contract drawings using AutoCAD Civil3D software
  • Project specifications and bidding documents
  • Regulatory and technical permit preparation
  • QA/QC of planning and design projects
  • Coordinate with internal and external clients
  • Administer construction of wastewater-related projects
 
Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering required
  • Masters of Science degree in wastewater-related program is preferred
  • 5 years of wastewater experience required
  • WI PE required (MN or other state PE also would be a plus)
  • The ideal candidate with have greater than 7 years of prior experience with wastewater facilities planning, design, and construction preferred
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, BioWin, and Arc View preferred
  • Experience with project management or a desire to step into that role preferred

 

Apply today to join a growing Midwest employee owned multi-discipline engineering firm with a solid reputation, opportunity for professional development, and great benefits! MSA provides generous health, dental, and paid time off benefits starting on day one, as well as, a competitive salary and support of ongoing professional education and training. Apply with your resume and cover letter at www.msa-ps.com. Find out more about MSA’s culture and work environment at: https://www.facebook.com/MSAProfessionalServices or http://www.pinterest.com/careersatMSA!

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


 

wwtp superintendent
city of sheboygan
sheboygan, wi
Posted 2017-06-13

The City of Sheboygan is accepting applications for a Superintendent, Wastewater Treatment Plant. Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for all operations and supervisor of personnel of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work involves planning, organizing, and directing programs and activities for the efficient operation of the regional wastewater treatment system. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Salary range is $61,562 – $92,343 (DOQ).

 

For an application and a statement of the requirements, contact:  www.sheboyganwi.gov

 

Cover letter and resume may be sent to: humanresources@sheboyganwi.gov

or

City of Sheboygan City Hall
Attn:  Human Resources, Room 204
828 Center Avenue | Sheboygan, WI  53081

An Equal Opportunity Employer   F|M|H


relief operator
Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
Chicago heights, il
Posted 2017-06-12

DEPARTMENT:        Operations
REPORTS TO:           Works under the direction of the Chief Operator and Operator Foreman.
SUPERVISES:            Has no supervisory authority but has a higher degree of responsibility when assigned to work with laborers or janitor.

 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The primary function of the relief operator is to work for the shift operators when they are off due to vacations, extended illnesses, or leaves of absence.

 
QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of similar operating experience is required.

Must possess average mechanical aptitude, basic mathematical knowledge, and be computer literate.

See labor contract for certification requirements. He/she must have a valid driver’s 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 WHEN NOT FILLING IN FOR A SHIFT OPERATOR INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  1. Assist shift operators or operation staff as required
  2. Assist maintenance or laboratory personnel with special or large projects as required
  3. Clean and maintain instrumentation, analyzers, and sampling equipment
  4. Clean tanks and their related components such as weirs
  5. Exercise valves or equipment
  6. Collect and enter data
  7. Remove from service or return to service tanks and equipment
  8. Perform other duties as assigned
 
WORK 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.

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

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

or

E-mail: Applications2@thorncreekbasin.org  
(Please limit electronic submittals to Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf)


CHEMIST/LABORATORY SUPERVISOR
Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
Chicago heights, il
Posted 2017-06-12

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

 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

 
DISCLAIMER:

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

 

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

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

or

E-mail: Applications2@thorncreekbasin.org  
(Please limit electronic submittals to Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf)


 Senior Project Manager – Process Engineer
Milwaukee metropolitan sD
milwaukee, wi
Posted 2017-06-08

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Project Manager – Process Engineer. Under the direction of the Section Manager, the successful candidate will provide project management for capital projects. In addition, the District is specifically seeking applicants with expertise in wastewater treatment processes and wastewater treatment plant energy management. Expertise in the areas of instrumentation and control systems and wastewater treatment plant operations is also desirable.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Designing and operating wastewater treatment processes including preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary biological process, secondary clarification and return sludge systems, and disinfection.
  • Designing and operating biosolids handling processes including pumping, screening, thickening, dewatering, anaerobic digestion, thermal drying, and high strength wastes.
  • Knowledge and experience in wastewater treatment plant energy management, which includes reducing energy demands and consumption.
  • Knowledge and experience with energy production through on-site generation of energy from biogas and other renewable sources.
  • Knowledge and experience performing economic analysis of proposed capital projects to compare projected energy cost savings to the cost of implementing the project. Ability to calculate the life-cycle cost of a project in order to determine the return on investment.
  • Knowledge and experience in using instrumentation and control systems for monitoring and controlling wastewater treatment plant processes and facilities.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field.
  • Six to seven years of job related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required
  • Strong project management skills
  • High degree of interpersonal and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to apply engineering principles and practices to the solution of engineering problems
  • Experience in managing and monitoring project budgets
  • e-Builder project management software experience and GIS software knowledge is preferred
  • Expertise in the areas of instrumentation and control systems and wastewater treatment plant operations is also desirable
  • Training on OSHA safety, confined space and first aid; ability to perform all physical requirements of the job including confined space entry
  • Computer software proficiency
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

As of October 24, 2016, the District no longer has a residency policy.

SALARY: $80,900 – $95,200 – $114,200; DOQ Excellent Benefits Package

Accepting applications through Monday, June 26, 2017.

Visit the MMSD website at www.mmsd.com for application materials. Along with the MMSD application, interested candidates should include a cover letter and resume.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
260 West Seeboth Street | Milwaukee, WI 53204
Senior Project Manager – Process Engineer

 


WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR HELPER
city of east moline
east moline, il
Posted 2017-06-06

DESCRIPTION:

The City of East Moline Wastewater Treatment Plant is accepting applications for the position of Operator Helper.  Duties include working with Operator to ensure proper operation of plant and act as the Operator in the Operator’s absence.  Duties include but not limited to monitoring of plant equipment with minor maintenance and repairs; building and grounds maintenance and repairs; collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests. 

Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Previous experience or course work in wastewater treatment and/or maintenance is desired, State of Illinois class IV Wastewater license preferred or ability to obtain. 

Visit www.eastmoline.com for application and complete job description. 

Applications can also be obtained at the East Moline City Hall Annex, 912 16th Avenue, East Moline lL. 

Deadline to submit application June 16, 2017.  AAP/EEO


Chief Wastewater Plant Operator
FOX RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
South ELGIN, il
Posted 2017-06-06

DESCRIPTION:

The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Chief Wastewater Plant Operator. 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.

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

General Responsibilities: include planning and directing daily operations of the FRWRD’s wastewater facilities, odor control systems and biosolids digestion, dewatering, and disposal.  Supervision of 15-20 employees in the Wastewater/Water Treatment Facilities, responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of operations.

Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university preferred; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, valid Driver’s License, equivalency to Illinois Wastewater Plant Operator Class 1 certification required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands of this position require the employee to frequently stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Salary: Starting salary $70,000.00-$85,000.00 annual equivalent DOQ, with an excellent benefits package and retirement plan. Relocation assistance may be available.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to fvenegas@frwrd.com or in person at the FRWRD Administration building, 1957 LaFox St., South Elgin IL 60177. Employment offers are contingent on a background check, drug screening and other pre-employment screenings.

Fox River Water Reclamation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Maintenance Superintendent
Glenbard wastewater authority
glen ELLYN, il
Posted 2017-05-25

DESCRIPTION:

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is recruiting for an experienced (full-time) Maintenance Superintendent. This position oversees and performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plant facilities and equipment. The position also provides a variety of supervisory and administrative functions, including supervision of personnel and contractors, budgeting, contract management, parts/equipment procurement, and project management. Position is required to respond to off-hours calls, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed. Other related duties as assigned. Position reports directly to the Authority’s Executive Director.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee daily maintenance activities for treatment plant facilities and equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair a variety of equipment and machines used for wastewater treatment activities.
  • Develop and oversee preventative maintenance schedules and procedures for all wastewater treatment equipment.
  • Perform a variety of machining and fabrication of various parts, including performing welds, cuts, heating, bending, straightening, brazing and soldering; performs light plumbing activities as assigned.
  • Plan and schedule major projects involving significant equipment refurbishing and/or replacements.
  • Inspect plant facilities to ensure proper working order of machinery and equipment; perform installation of new equipment.
  • Evaluate operations and activities in a Division; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare and maintain various reports and records on operations and activities.
  • Participate in capital planning and budgeting activities, as well as project design and equipment layout.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of tools and equipment and requisition parts, as necessary.
  • Operate a variety of commercial vehicles and heavy-duty tools and equipment properly & safely.
  • Evaluate employee work performance; coach and develop employees; inspire confidence; and make recommendations regarding merit raises based on performance evaluations; administer and recommend progressive discipline with sound judgment, as needed.
  • Develop cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and oversee contractors and monitor performance.
  • Set-up safe work practices and use appropriate safety equipment.
  • Assist in after-hours, emergency response operations.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and have at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible plant maintenance experience or possess an equivalent combination of education/specialized training/related experience with at least three years in a leadership role. Qualified candidates should also possess, or demonstrate the ability to possess, a Class IV Operating License through the IEPA, additional mechanical maintenance certifications are a plus. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license; and possess or be able to obtain a Class B-CDL within one (1) year of employment. The general work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Must also be able to respond to after-hours call-backs and be prepared for and confront emergency conditions as necessary.

Qualified applicants should demonstrate the ability to define problems and exercise good judgment in effectively solving problems. The ability to develop positive working relationships with the general public, contractors, and coworkers is a critical skill set. The ability to operate various types of heavy-duty tools and equipment is also required. Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations, and possess the ability to comprehend, retain, and apply the Authority’s rules and procedure manuals, including any pertinent Federal, State, or local laws. Position also requires intermediate skills in the operation of computers and related software; previous knowledge of SCADA systems is a plus. Prior experience with operating heavy-duty tools and equipment is desirable. Candidate must also possess, or demonstrate the ability to obtain, certification in CPR and first-aid, as well as a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and respirators.

The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, walking, lifting and/or moving (up to 50 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Employee works around vibrations and noise, moving mechanical parts, confined spaces, heights, and is exposed to malodorous and sometimes nauseating fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme outdoor temperatures. Work environment includes primarily indoor work; however, must be able to withstand inclement, all-weather outdoor conditions.

 
SALARY/BENEFITS:

The pay range for this full-time position is $32.04/hr ($66,643) to $48.68/hr ($101,254), with an excellent fringe benefits package, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension plan. Anticipated starting salary for this position is +/- $85,000/year DOQ. Actual starting salary is negotiable, and will be dependent upon qualifications, experience, and professional achievement. 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: #17-17-GWA Maint. Spt) 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.
  4. Position is open until filled; first review of applications will occur on June 12, 2017. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.

 

THE GLENBARD WASTEWATER AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


water/wastewater utility manager
CITY OF ASHLAND
Ashland, WI
Posted 2017-05-23

The City of Ashland is accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Utility Manager. This is an exempt/salaried position with an annual salary range of $67,000 to $72,000, based on experience.

For more information, visit the Quick Links on the City of Ashland website at www.coawi.org or pick up an application at the Ashland City Clerk’s Office, 601 Main Street West, Ashland, WI 54806.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, City of Ashland Employment Application and resume to jobs@coawi.org .

Application deadline is June 5, 2017.


Street superintendent
city of de pere
Green bay, wisconsin
Posted 2017-05-17

De Pere is a city of approximately 24,000 located on the Fox River in the Green Bay Metropolitan region.  The community has a reputation for an exceptional quality of life provided by a thriving downtown, great residential neighborhoods, ample recreational opportunities, successful commercial/business areas and community mindedness.   As an employer, the City provides an engaging work environment focused on collaboration and team building.  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.

The City of De Pere is seeking a Street Superintendent to become an integral part of our team.  The Street Superintendent is responsible for supervision of the personnel engaged in all street division and fleet maintenance activities including street and sewer maintenance, collection of solid waste, refuse, brush, recycling, compost site, snow and ice control and removal, sign maintenance and maintenance and repair to all City trucks, cars and equipment.  Full position details are available on our website at www.de-pere.org; click on the Jobs tab and click on the position title.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Associate degree in construction management, automotive technology, solid waste management, water or wastewater management, or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Five years of experience in Public Works operations.
  3. Five years of prior supervisory experience.
  4. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and good driving record.

 

A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Starting Range is $67,267 – $76,876, depending on qualifications.  Full salary range is $67,267 – $92,248.

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

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

Application Deadline:  Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.  Applications will begin to be reviewed the week of June 5, 2017.

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


assistant chemist
Wheaton sanitary district
Wheaton, IllinoiS
Posted 2017-05-11

The Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Chemist. The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 7am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with occasional on call responsibilities, and will report to the Laboratory Manager.

Responsibilities include: providing accurate and timely analytical information to comply with the Illinois National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements, and monitoring the treatment plant’s effectiveness. Responsible for a wide variety of laboratory sampling, analysis, and quality control functions. Aids the Laboratory Manager with training and developmental needs of staff and for influencing the technical capabilities of each individual, as well as fostering a team environment. Works closely with the Laboratory Manager to plan, administer, and review laboratory testing that meet 40 CFR and 503 regulations. Duties also include maintaining equipment, and compliance with State and Federal regulations, data validation and reporting, and customer service.

The position requires a valid Illinois Driver’s license. Bachelor of Science degree in a related field and five years of supervisory experience.

The physical demands of this position require the employee to frequently stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

This is a non-exempt position. Starting wage range is $55,494-75,234, DOQ, with an excellent benefits package and retirement plan. Applicants should apply with a WSD employment application (found on our website), for consideration and forward to: baert@wsd.dst.il.us

 


FOREMAN CLASS 1
Wheaton sanitary district
Wheaton, IllinoiS
Posted 2017-05-11

The Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD) is seeking qualified applicants for the operator position of Foreman. The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 7am-3:30pm Monday through Friday, with on-call responsibilities and will report to the Plant Superintendent.

Responsibilities include overall operations of the treatment plant by coordinating daily activities under minimal supervision with the Plant Superintendent, performs highly skilled tasks of principles, goals, terminology, equipment, materials, and operating procedures for the maintenance and operation of the facility.  Ensure that proper treatment is being provided, including routine collection of wastewater samples for process control and EPA compliance: adjusting chemical feed rates, samplers, wet wells levels, storage reservoirs, and tanks; operates and maintains all pumps, and equipment; maintains SCADA systems; enters and tracks data for reporting and operational purposes; ensures security at the wastewater facility.

This position requires a valid State of Illinois Driver’s license, a State of Illinois CDL class B license, a Class 1 level of wastewater certification from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. A Class 2 operator will be considered if experience and management knowledge are proven to be strong and they obtain a Class 1 within 12 months of hire. A Bachelor’s Degree and eight years of experience and/or training is preferred.

The physical demands of this position require the employee to frequently stand, walk, sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls: reach with hands and arms: climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; talk, see hear and smell. Ability to navigate all types of terrain and the ability to lift and carry 80 pounds.

This is a non-exempt position. Starting wage range is $62,774-83,637, DOQ, with an excellent benefits package and retirement plan. Applicants should apply with a WSD employment application (found on our website), for consideration and forward to: baert@wsd.dst.il.us

 


Wastewater Treatment Plant
Chemist/Pretreatment Coordinator
East Moline, IllinoiS
Posted 2017-04-18

The City of East Moline is accepting applications for the position of Chemist/Pre-Treatment Coordinator for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Primary function will be the overall responsibility for wastewater lab testing, process control, record keeping, and the pre-treatment program for the City of East Moline.

Applicant must possess an Illinois EPA Class 1 Wastewater Operator’s License or have the ability to obtain within the required time frame, degree in chemistry, biology, or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and training. This position commands management skills, budget experience and thorough knowledge of wastewater operations.  Must be able to instruct & train personnel, monitor daily operations, perform a variety of chemical and bacteriological tests to keep plant in compliance, and maintain a safe work environment.  Basic working knowledge of personal computer, including Word and Excel and data bases; must possess good written and verbal skills.   

Applications are available at the City Hall Annex, 912 16th Avenue, East Moline, IL or visit our website at www.eastmoline.com for more information.  Please submit application along with resume and references to City Hall Annex no later than 4:30 pm on May 26, 2017. EEO/AAP

 


 Pre-treatment Program Coordinator
NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay msd
Green Bay, WI
Posted 2017-04-18

 

JOB SUMMARY
The Pretreatment Program Coordinator position is responsible for the continued development, implementation and management of NEW Water’s Industrial Pretreatment Program, the Hauled Waste Receiving Program (domestic and high strength); and identifying, recommending and implementing pollution prevention strategies to mitigate compounds of concern identified on our WPDES permit.
 
SKILLS and ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of analytical chemistry and laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of USEPA and DNR rules and regulations for a National Pretreatment Program
  • Knowledge of biochemistry involved in wastewater treatment processes and procedures including hydrogen sulfide mitigation, wastewater metering and sampling equipment practices
  • Knowledge of ordinances and policies regarding sewer use and program billing
  • Knowledge of preventive infrastructure practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in wastewater flow metering, sampling and pH monitoring of wastewater discharges
  • Knowledge of chemical elements, structures and properties
  • Knowledge of federal and state testing procedures and instrumentation utilized for testing
  • Ability to understand complex policies, procedures and technical problems using sound judgement to recommend an effective and appropriate solution
  • Ability to direct day to day activities of intern staff
  • Ability to evaluate the impact of proposed USEPA and DNR regulation changes to the Industrial Pretreatment Program and represent NEW Water in such manners, create documentation and records to support NEW Water’s position
  • Ability to develop collaborative and effective relationships with industrial representatives, federal and state agencies, lawyers, consultants, stakeholders, municipal customers, NEW Water management, Commission and the general public
  • Possess strong and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and organize projects and teams.
  • Possess strong analytical problem solving, decisive decision making and work prioritization skills are necessary
  • Ability to assess and understand complex environmental policies, procedural and technical issues that could affect an industrial user and/or NEW Water
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work within a self-directed work environment are desired
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry, General, Organic or Inorganic Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science or similar field of study. Minimum of four years of experience in the wastewater field with knowledge of USEPA (40 CFR 403) and WDNR regulations (NR 211) in the administration of a National Industrial Pretreatment Program and experience in developing and administrating pollution prevention programs is necessary. Current and valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
 
To apply and for a complete position description, salary and benefits information, go to www.newwater.us.
 

 


Treatment Operator-In-Training
NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay MSD
Green Bay, WI

Posted: 2017-04-10

Summary:
The primary role of this position is to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience required to operate all NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District) treatment processes and their associated equipment at both of NEW Water’s wastewater treatment facilities. 

Advancement opportunities exist for this person to move into a Treatment Operator position upon successfully completing all training and upon approval by the Treatment Manager.

 

Qualifications:
This position requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree related to wastewater treatment or completion of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators State Apprenticeship Program with demonstrated aptitude in the areas of mechanical operation, mathematics, biology, and chemistry, or an equivalent combination of training and relevant experience as determined by the Treatment Manager.  Must possess a valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.  Will be required to have vision corrected to 20/30 for observing plant operations, computer use, and for safety reasons.  Required to pass a pre-employment health assessment, including respiratory and hearing exams, and a drug screening.

Be certified in confined space entry procedures, CPR, and First Aid within the first two years.  Must obtain training in forklift operation, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, and fire extinguisher operation within the first two years.

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

 


Operator – South Plant (ADP)
Fox River WRD
Elgin, IL

Posted: 2017-04-05

The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Wastewater Operator. 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.

The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 11pm-7am, exact days to be determined.

The position involves the daily operation and or maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities in a teamwork environment to meet all applicable standards pertaining to plant effluent and bio solids in a timely, efficient and economical manner.

The position requires a valid Illinois Driver’s license and be insurable under District’s standards. High School Diploma or equivalency required.

The physical demands of this position require the employee to frequently stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

This is a non-exempt position. Starting wage is $19.00- per hour DOQ, with an excellent benefits package and retirement plan. Applicants should apply with a FRWRD employment application, for consideration and forward to:

Human Resources Manager, Fran Venegas
fvenegas@frwrd.com
Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/
Closing Date 9:00 A.M. Friday, April 21, 2017.
Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Maintenance Manager
New Water
Green Bay, WI

Posted: 2017-03-21

JOB SUMMARY – As Manager of the Maintenance Department for NEW Water, the brand of Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, this position is responsible for the reliable operation of all process equipment and buildings and grounds at the Green Bay and De Pere wastewater treatment facilities and the associated interceptor system.

Ensure the timely execution and completion of work orders and the availability of equipment and personnel to meet the needs of other divisions and departments. Oversee and monitor daily maintenance work requests to ensure they are addressed in a timely fashion, with attention to detail and quality, for the continued reliability of NEW Water’s equipment.

Provide supervision to twenty-two Maintenance department positions. Accountable for meeting the training needs of the Maintenance staff and for evaluating the technical capabilities of each individual in the Maintenance Department. Work direction is received through the Director of Operations and is performed under general direction. This individual is responsible for providing quality service to internal and external customers, to ensure that NEW Water is fulfilling all regulatory and environmental compliance obligations.

KNOWLEDGE – Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in equipment and facility maintenance. Considerable knowledge of effective and efficient predictive and preventive maintenance work practices. Strong knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of electrical power distribution systems, instrumentation and control systems, pump, compressor, conveyance, hydraulic, pneumatic, boiler, and HVAC systems. Strong knowledge in inventory management control.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision and management. Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations, specifically confined space entry standards (OSHA 1910.146), lockout/tag out procedures (OSHA 1910.147), respiratory protection (OSHA 1910.134), and hazard communications, including Material Safety Data Sheets (OSHA 1910.1200).

SKILLS and ABILITIES – Considerable ability to plan, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the work of Maintenance Department staff. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and guidance to others. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must display a strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Considerable ability to understand, follow, and handle highly complex policy, procedural, and/or technical problems.

Considerable ability to keep accurate records and prepare detailed reports from such records. Considerable experience using computers, common software, and the CMMS. Must have the ability to work independently and possess good problem resolution skills. Must possess a current and valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.

Demonstrated ability to implement and evaluate plant safety and security procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS – This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and a minimum of eight years progressively responsible experience in maintenance functions, or an Associate’s degree in Instrumentation, Electronics, or Electro-Mechanical Technology and a minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in maintenance functions, at least two years of which are in a supervisory or manager’s position or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.

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

 

WWTP Operator – Limited Term Employment
New Water
Green Bay, WI

Posted: 2017-03-16

The primary role of this position is to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience required to assist in the operation of both of NEW Water’s treatment facilities. The position will be responsible for assisting staff in the implementation of operational strategies to ensure compliance with State and Federal permit requirements. The position will inspect, evaluate, and communicate operational information to staff to ensure effective facility operation and permit compliance.

The position will also be responsible for general housekeeping and cleanup activities.

For more information and to apply, Click here.

 

Administrator/Engineer
WalCoMet
Delavan, WI

Posted: 2017-03-16

The Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District seeks an administrator to be responsible for providing overall administrative engineering direction for a metropolitan wastewater facility located, in Delavan, 45 miles southwest of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The District has 18 full time employees, including supervisors for treatment plant operation, and the collection system. Plant has 7.00 MGD capacity, with approximately 17,100 residential equivalent units serving ten communities ranging in population up to 10,000.

Responsibilities: Management and administration of the day-to-day business affairs and oversight of any facility, associated sewers and lift station construction, maintenance and operation, including preparation of applications for licenses, permits or other consents as may be required to construct and/or operate the facilities, and review of plans, specifications for District expansion. Preparation of the annual budget and the updating of the long range capital improvement projects plan. Staffing responsibilities include interview and recommendation to the Commission of competent personnel.

The Administrator is the liaison between the Commissioners of the District and various municipalities, governmental agencies and the public who are served by the District; and will assist the development of appropriate policies and the formation and adoption of sewer use ordinances and rates.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related science with a minimum of 5 years of public administration and utility management supervision experience with water and wastewater treatment and sanitary collection systems. Certification as a Wisconsin professional engineer and wastewater operator are preferred. This position requires a proven record of team building and customer service.

This position requires a leader with excellent communication skills and a high customer service, quality and excellence orientation with a strategic vision for the future. We offer competitive compensation, an excellent benefit package and an exceptional quality of life in our historic community.

To apply please complete the application on the WalCoMet website at Walcomet.com and return with a resume to jobs@walcomet.com. Position is open until filled.

WalCoMet is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Operator 3
City of Rochester
Rochester, MN

Posted: 2017-03-13

This is an entry-level position within the Water Reclamation Plant, a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Responsibilities may include 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Various combinations of education and experience may be considered. Please view the job posting for specific information.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver’s license
Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification within one year of hire

Starting wage $23.00 per hour with advancement to $25.56 in one year with satisfactory performance.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority consideration for those received by April 2, 2017.

For more information and to apply online, please our Website Employment Page and click the Operator 3 job title.

 

Senior Level Wastewater / Water Engineer
Town & Country Engineering
Madison, WI

Posted: 2017-02-03

Town and Country Engineering, Inc. is a municipal and environmental engineering firm dedicated to providing personalized service to municipalities with design expertise exceeding those available from larger firms. We are seeking an experienced senior level engineer to join our staff. This position is an excellent opportunity to provide a leadership role within Town & Country Engineering, Inc.

Position will involve a full range of project planning, design, operation services, client management and market/sales support.

Required Qualifications:
– 15+ years of experience in wastewater engineering field, 20 years is preferred
– BS in civil or environmental engineering, MS with wastewater emphasis preferred
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Knowledge and experience in the water engineering field would be desirable
– Wisconsin PE or the ability to get one within 6 months

Town & Country Engineering, Inc. offers competitive compensation and benefits. To apply and for more information about our company: Click here.

 
 
 

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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