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ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN
CITY OF OSHKOSH
OSHKOSH, WI
Posted 11-23-2022

 

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Deadline: This posting is open until filled

Salary: This position is an hourly, non-exempt position with a full benefits package. Compensation range is $27.85 – 31.82 per hour.

 

This position performs a variety of routine and complex skilled work to operate, maintain and assist with installation of electric systems. Work involves responsibility for performance of skilled electrical tasks in the operation, inspection, maintenance, repairs and assistance with installation to electrical and electronic systems in the Water Filtration Plant, pumping stations, elevated towers, and other locations as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Filtration Plant Manager or Utilities Operations Manager and is independent in the absence of a supervisor. This position may act as lead worker to Water Filtration Plant employees or temporary staff as assigned.

 

Qualified candidates will have an Associate’s Degree in Instrumentation Technology with a minimum of four years of experience in electro-mechanical maintenance work involving pumps, motors, gear boxes, transmissions and related equipment. Possess and maintain certification as Waterworks Operator Grade 1, Class S, and D by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources within one year of employment and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Application Procedure: Please visit http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/index.asp for a full description of the position and benefits offered, as well as to apply.

 

The City of Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wastewater Plant Operator
Racine Wastewater Utility
Racine, WI
Posted 11-17-2022

 

Hiring Salary: $52,894.40 – $60,881 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Water and Wastewater Utilities

Job Number: 202200606

Closing: 12/5/2022 11:59 PM Central

 

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to monitor plant data to operate and make adjustments to treatment equipment used in the purification of wastewater as a recycled resource returned to Lake Michigan

 

Core Functions

  • Operates bar screens, conveyors, blowers, clarifiers, chemical feed systems, ultraviolet disinfection systems, belt filter presses, gravity belt thickeners, and other equipment used to treat wastewater by settling, aeration, disinfection, and solids digestion.
  • Starts and stops pumps, valves and gates (manual or remote control), engines, and generators to control flow through filtering, settling, aeration, and solids digestion processes.
  • Monitors variations in operating conditions and interprets meter, analyzer, and gauge readings to determine volume and mass loading requirements to various plant processes; including timing for the initiation of plant blending processes and adding treatment equipment to remediate elevated wet weather flows, and vice versa.
  • Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings of various plant processes; detects equipment malfunctions.

 

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree related to wastewater treatment, or completion of Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Apprenticeship; or 2 years of municipal wastewater plant or collection system work experience; or 2 years of verifiable mechanical experience working with pumps, compressors, blowers, or engines.
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Basic General Wastewater Operator certification is required within 1 year of hire; certification in 3 subgrades applicable to the Racine WWTP (A1, B, C, D1, and E) is required within 3 years of hire.
  • City of Racine Facilities Engineer license is required within 1 year of hire.

 

For full job description and to apply online:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/racinewi/jobs/3804692/plant-operator?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Wastewater Plant Mechanic
Racine Wastewater Utility
Racine, WI
Posted 11-17-2022

 

Hiring Salary: $52,894.40 – $74,672.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Water and Wastewater Utilities

Job Number: 202200605

Closing: 12/5/2022 11:59 PM Central

 

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to perform treatment plant maintenance work

 

Core Functions

  • Repairs and maintains wastewater machinery, physical structure, and equipment in accordance to blueprints or manuals, using hand or power tools.
  • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defect or malfunction.
  • Dismantles machinery or equipment to access defective parts, and repairs or replaces using various hand tools.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum training and experience required to perform essential job functions.
  • High School graduation, or GED equivalent, and at least 18 years old.
  • 5 years prior verifiable professional mechanical experience working with pumps, compressors, blowers, or engines in an area related to industrial plant or commercial automotive maintenance is preferred; or a combination of years and education.
  • Mechanical training and certification in HVAC, automotive, or electro-mechanical technology is a plus.
  • A valid state-issued motor vehicle operating license.

 

For full job description and to apply online:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/racinewi/jobs/3804576/wastewater-plant-mechanic?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


JUNIOR ENGINEER / STAFF ENGINEER
Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District
Island Lake, IL
Posted 11-15-2022

 

The Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District has an immediate opening for a talented and unique Junior Engineer / Staff Engineer position (exact position DOQ) at it’s small and innovative resource recovery facility. You will work alongside passionate wastewater professionals and staff that love what they do and do what they love. You will never have a dull day and you will constantly be challenged and wear many hats that will allow you to grow in your career in many ways. You will have the support to do good in the field of sanitation through your position. This is a salaried exempt position with responsibility encompassing all facets of wastewater engineering compromised of the District’s collections system and treatment plant and will report directly to the District Manager.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or equivalent degree. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a prerequisite. Other combinations of education, skills, experience, and certification may be considered. Starting Salary Range is $63,249 – $91,685 depending on qualifications and certifications/licensure. The District provides excellent benefits, including Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Applicant will be responsible for assisting in preparing monthly written and oral reports to the District’s Board of Trustees. The Junior Engineer / Staff Engineer will assist in undertaking inhouse projects generally involved in the repair, replacement, or rehabilitation of facilities from concept to completion whenever possible. The position will also perform construction observation on District projects, review and management of sewer cleaning and televising work and responsibility for maintaining accurate atlas maps of District infrastructure via GIS software.

Experience in drafting and managing permit applications for major capital improvement projects is highly desirable. Strong computer skills including experience with drafting, ArcGIS software, Computerized Maintenance and Management Software is highly desired. Above all, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.

Applicant should be able to show knowledge of the principals and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume, including professional references to Mohammed Haque, District Manager at haque@nmwrd.org.

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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


Instrument and Controls Systems Technician
City of Appleton
Appleton, WI
Posted 11-15-2022

 

We are seeking a high-energy individual who is competent to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and document a wide variety of industrial instruments which include electronic monitoring, metering, controlling, and signaling devices used in the treatment and processing in the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. The work covers the entire industrial instrumentation and telemetry trades, and the incumbent is expected to often work independently due to the specialization of the work. The incumbent is also required to have a high level of knowledge, skills, and abilities, including the ability to troubleshoot telemetry, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and programmable logic controllers (PLC) software. Emergency response is required.

 

Qualifications

Education or training beyond high school in instrumentation, control systems, along with PLC programing is through an accredited college or through equivalent job experience. Knowledge and experience working with multiple PLC’s and software is desirable.

 

Experience as an Instrument and Controls System Technician in a water or wastewater treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training is most preferred.

 

Salary

The annual salary range for this position is $57,650.00 – $71, 486.00 annually, plus an excellent fringe benefit package including paid time off, health, life, dental, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The WRS is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country.

 

Monday through Friday, 0700-1500, with rotating 365 standby schedule with five other maintenance staff.

 

Apply Now!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org by no later than Sunday, November 27, 2022. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

 

 

City of Appleton Human Resources

100 N. Appleton Street, 6th floor

Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 832-6458

Email: humanresources@appleton.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT COORDINATOR
City of Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Posted 11-9-2022

 

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Deadline: This posting is open until filled.

Salary: This position is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position with a full benefits package. Compensation range is $30.64 – 42.02 per hour.

 

The City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin is searching for a full-time Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator.  This is a professional skilled position that is responsible for the management and administration of the Industrial Pretreatment Program in accordance with Federal, State and local regulatory requirements. This also includes programs related to pollution prevention, fats, oils, grease and hauled wastes. Work is performed under moderate supervision, subject to review to ensure proper work performance.

 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology or other related field with three to five years of responsible experience in industrial wastewater management and in wastewater chemical analysis is preferred. Associate’s Degree in chemistry, biology or other related field and more than five years of experience in a closely related field may also be considered and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Application Procedure: Please visit the employment section on our website for a full description of the position and benefits offered, as well as to apply.

https://selfservice.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/ESS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

 

The City of Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


MAINTENANCE FOREMAN
Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
Chicago Heights, IL
Posted 11-2-2022

 

DEPARTMENT       Maintenance

REPORTS TO:           Maintenance Superintendent

SUPERVISES:           Class A and B maintenance personnel, building and grounds laborers, janitor, and part-time summer laborers.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Responsible for directly supervising all work performed by the maintenance personnel. This individual is directly responsible for ensuring that maintenance department personnel follow all safety and work rules on a day-to-day basis while maintaining the highest degree of quality and craftsmanship.  Responsible for entering and maintaining data into the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and ordering and maintaining an inventory and organized space for parts and supplies.  Assist the maintenance superintendent as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

The position requires two years of technical school training or the equivalent and a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in industrial maintenance.  Lack of a post high school education or supervisory experience can be offset by additional maintenance experience.  Must have a high mechanical aptitude.  Experience with a computerized maintenance program is desired and computer literacy is required.  Must have the 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.  A valid driver’s license is required.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Supervise, inspect, assist and evaluate maintenance personnel in the performance of their duties.
  2. Conduct inspections of all District facilities at least bi-monthly.
  3. Perform troubleshooting of complex problems.
  4. Schedule and issue work orders and record and document the work performed. Periodically review completed assignments to determine if unscheduled work can be done on a preventative or scheduled basis.
  5. Utilize the maintenance department CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) to prepare and print work orders, enter data on plant equipment and create and update a plant equipment maintenance history.
  6. Maintain an inventory of department tools, supplies, equipment and spare parts and maintain organization in the parts and tool room. Reorder parts, supplies and tools when the inventory is low and receive, inventory and stock the deliveries.
  7. Train maintenance personnel and conduct monthly safety meetings as directed by the maintenance superintendent.
  8. Prepare maintenance reports, such as the daily report and backlog report, and maintain time and attendance records for hourly personnel.
  9. Read or review equipment manuals, plans, and drawings to determine preventative maintenance needs and the best procedures for repair.
  10. Assist the Maintenance Superintendent in preparing the annual maintenance budget and the five-year capital improvement plan.
  11. Co-ordinate maintenance work with the Operations Department to minimize impact on plant operations

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Works in the operating treatment plant with its related hazards.  Must be able to work under pressure with a high degree of professionalism. Works with minimal direct supervision.

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

 

DISCLAIMER:

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

 

Please submit your resume with cover letter to:

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

or

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


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Level I or II DOQ)
Village of Libertyville
Libertyville, IL
Posted 10-31-2022

 

Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Level I or II DOQ)
Department: Public Works
Hiring Range: Level II Operator – $69,034-$86,293 (Full range: $69,034-$103,551)
Level I Operator – $62,130-$77,663 (Full range: $62,130-$93,195)
Closing Date: Open until filled

Description of Primary Purpose: Depending on prior candidate experience the Village of Libertyville is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Level I or II DOQ). The position is responsible for performing a variety of activities related to the operation and maintenance of the 4 mgd treatment plant, 15 sanitary lift stations and 1 stormwater pump station.

Education and Experience:
Level II Operator – High school diploma/GED and five minimum (5) years of experience in the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment facilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Level I Operator – High school diploma/GED and two (2) years of experience in the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment facilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills: Practices and procedures for safe operations of materials, machinery, vehicles and equipment necessary for the maintenance and repair of the water distribution system; Occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable for public works maintenance. Reading and following work orders; Use of hand and power tools; Follow safety precautions and recognize hazards; Communicate orally and in writing; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Certificates, License and Registrations:
Level II Operator – Illinois Class D Driver’s license and minimum Illinois EPA Class 2 Wastewater Operator’s license.
Level I Operator – Illinois Class D Driver’s license and minimum Illinois EPA Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s license.

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

How to Apply: Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, and four professional references (Word or PDF) emailed to Human Resources Coordinator Jeni Houtz jhoutz@libertyville.com with the subject line “Water Treatment Plant Operator”.


Program Supervisor, Training and Program Support
Metropolitan Council
St. Paul, MN
Posted 10-26-2022

 

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 10/24/22
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
LOCATION: Metro Plant – 2400 Childs Rd. St. Paul MN 55106

WHO WE ARE:
We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us is on our website.

This is a REPOST with some modifications to the original posting. If you have recently applied, please reapply if you feel you meet the minimum requirements. This posting will be open until filled and may close at any time after November 7, 2022, at 11:59 pm without further notice.

About the Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services Division: We are an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment! Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES). MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul’s seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and eight regional wastewater treatment plants. MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.6 million people in 109 customer communities. MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits. MCES also is nationally recognized for its work monitoring air and water quality and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand.

To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information: https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.aspx and https://metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water.aspx.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region: The Program Supervisor, Training, and Program Support individual will provide technical training, and job aids and facilitate problem-solving including the following: Designing, developing, and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), developing training and certification process and content, leading structured on-the-job training (SOJT) content design and development, and leading root cause analysis investigations so that our people remain good at their jobs and return home safely each day.
This position is eligible for a hybrid (both remote and onsite) telework arrangement. The candidate’s permanent residence must be in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

 

WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN THIS JOB

  • Designs and develops instructional activities using various methods, media, and related training materials and tools (classroom training, computer-based training, structured on-the-job training, etc).
  • Use structured techniques to research and author job aids such as SOPs and maintains documents in the centralized content repository.
  • Delivers technical training to wastewater operations and maintenance staff.
  • Facilitates efforts in developing and maintaining training and certification programs.
  • Coordinates with staff to review job aid content, routing them via electronic workflow.
  • Maintains the integrity of job aids by periodically reviewing and updating content.
  • Leads continuous improvement projects and problem-solving initiatives including leading Root Cause Analysis teams using the TapRooT® process to investigate and identify root causes and causal factors for process upsets, equipment failures, accidents, and spills.
  • Supports wastewater treatment Assistant Business Unit Managers in their work responsibilities.
  • Manages assigned projects by developing project plans, updating plans, and implementing the plans.

 

Click here for full job description, requirements and application


Sustainability Intern
NEW Water
Green Bay, WI
Posted 10-18-2022

 

Summary:

*This is a year-round, part-time position (approx. 15-20 hours/week; flexible around school schedule)*

 

In support of the NEW Water culture of Safety, Respect, Team, and Environment, and to promote NEW Water as a model of water quality protection and sustainability, this position is responsible for maintaining sustainability data and supporting the organization through participation on the Energy Sustainability Committee as a key member, as well as assisting NEW Water staff with various projects.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Energy & Sustainability Tasks
  • Treatment Plant Process Support
  • Please view our website for the complete job description for detailed job duties

 

Job Qualifications

High School Diploma required. Must be a student working toward an associates or bachelor’s degree in the area of environmental science, waste management, wastewater treatment, or a related discipline.

 

TO APPLY:

Please visit the Careers page on the NEW Water website and click “Current Openings” to submit an application for the position.https://www.newwater.us/careers


WPCC MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
CITY OF BROOKFIELD
BROOKFIELD, WI
Posted 10-18-2022

 

PURPOSE:  The position of Maintenance Specialist II (WPCC) performs work with the installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings and grounds, including all equipment specific to the treatment of wastewater in the facility and collection system.  Equipment includes mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC, plumbing, on-road commercial equipment, off-road heavy construction equipment, masonry, carpentry, emergency power generation/backup power units. The incumbent must have a safe working knowledge of all levels of electrical equipment and supply, and the knowledge and ability to repair and maintain specialized laboratory and plant instrumentation, as well as all aspects of IT and communication devices and networks, such as plant and lift station SCADA systems, plant LAN, PLC’s and PLC programming, SCC’s and computer communication networks. This position performs skilled and manual labor.  Reports for duty in emergency situations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Maintenance Specialist II*:

  • Executes repairs or replacement of equipment as identified by the Assistant Plant Manager or maintenance program.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs problems associated with mechanical equipment or electrical components or devices.
  • Works independently or in concert to troubleshoot plant and lift station controls including reprogramming computer or communications software.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on schedule.
  • Responds to calls and performs emergency repairs. May be required for stand by duty on a rotating basis.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relations with other City department staff and the community in general.
  • Provides oversight on repairs, installation or minor improvement projects and provides technical expertise.
  • Trains on the leadership of small teams and increases knowledge and abilities in the area of CMMS development and implementation.
  • Maintains records of equipment repairs. Orders parts and maintains inventory, as required, in anticipation of equipment repairs.

 

Maintenance Specialist I*:

  • Executes repairs or replacements of equipment as identified by the Assistant Plant Manager or maintenance program.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and makes component or complete change out of equipment including HVAC and devices such as pumps, motors, couplers, etc.
  • Also troubleshoots and makes component replacements on plant SCADA system.
  • Ability to use shop equipment including welders, torches, drill press, grinders, hoist, etc.
  • Assists operators with lift station equipment checks and repairs.
  • May be required for emergency stand by duty on a rotating basis.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relations with other City department staff and the community in general.
  • Trains on high voltage electrical work, PLC programming SCADA and other more technical repairs and maintenance.
  • Performs these tasks commensurate with skills, certifications and ability.
  • Maintains records of equipment repairs. Orders parts and maintains inventory, as required, in anticipation of equipment repairs.

 

Maintenance Worker*:

  • Executes equipment maintenance tasks identified by the Assistant Plant Manager or maintenance program to accomplish weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual scheduled equipment maintenance items.
  • Assists on the repair and replacement of WPCC equipment. This includes the ability to utilize shop equipment such as welders, torches, drill presses, grinders and hoists.
  • Trains on the repair and replacement of WPCC equipment and controls and performs minor repairs and maintenance commensurate with knowledge and ability.
  • Completes paperwork associated with scheduled maintenance work order tasks for re-entry into the maintenance computer program.
  • Assists operators or the maintenance crew with plant or lift station equipment repairs.
  • Assists with traffic control for sewer cleaning operation.
  • Reports for emergency call in wet weather pumping events. May be required for stand by duty on a rotating basis.

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

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Maintenance Specialist II*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma. Associates degree or equivalent in water, wastewater technologies or related technical field preferred.
  2. Certification as a licensed Wastewater Operator by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is preferred.
  3. A minimum of two (2) years of specialized or technical training or experience in electronic and electrical repair, gas and electrical utility supply including safe working

knowledge of high voltage electrical, full working knowledge of low voltage electrical, computer systems, and power generation.

  1. A minimum of six (6) years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC, sour gas scrubbing and beneficial reuse and other wastewater treatment maintenance activities.
  2. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B, C, D, N) or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  3. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

 

Maintenance Specialist I*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
  2. A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in maintenance of mechanical equipment.
  3. Knowledge and ability to operate lifting devices, torches, welders, and other tools associated with repair work.
  4. Knowledge of diagnostic testing equipment for instrumentation repair.
  5. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B, C, N), or obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  6. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
  7. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

 

Maintenance Worker*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
  2. A minimum of two (2) years of specialized or technical training in equipment maintenance.
  3. Experience in maintenance of buildings and grounds.
  4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes B, C, N), or obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  5. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.             (Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered.)

* The City has the right to fill the WPCC Maintenance Specialist position vacancy at either the I or II or Worker level based and knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

SALARY RANGE:WPCC Maintenance Specialist  II: (Pay Range 125)  $31.96 – $36.53 per hour with excellent benefits.

    WPCC Maintenance Specialist I:  (Pay Range 124)  $30.74 – $35.14 per hour with excellent benefits.

    WPCC Maintenance Worker: (Pay Range 123)         $29.55 – $33.79 per hour with excellent benefits.  (Appointments are usually made at the beginning of the range).

 

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.

 

Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022

 

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 @ 1-877-204-4442 or contact Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield Human Resources Department.  10/14/22    2022-35            THE CITY OF BROOKFIELD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES AND ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY.


Plant Mechanic I
Village of Bloomingdale
Bloomingdale, IL
Posted 10-11-2022

 

The Village of Bloomingdale is seeking applicants for the position of Plant Mechanic I.  This position maintains and repairs equipment at the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF).  The Plant Mechanic I reports to the WRF Supervisor, and may be assigned to work in other areas as required.

 

The following duties are normal for this position.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Develop and follow a comprehensive computerized equipment maintenance schedule for all WRF equipment except laboratory and computer equipment; maintain and service equipment
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance and emergency repair work
  • Conduct regular inspections of plant equipment including piping, valves, pumps and motors; maintain inspection records
  • Maintain detailed computerized equipment records
  • Maintain inventory and lists of all parts and materials required in the maintenance of building and equipment
  • Prepare standard operating procedures for equipment
  • Prepare equipment and equipment history reports; perform various computer data entries
  • Recommend new and replacement plant equipment; recommend major equipment overhaul and other outside contractor maintenance
  • Clean plant work areas as needed and required; work with outside contractors as needed and required
  • Maintain availability on call on a rotational basis to work weekends and respond to emergencies
  • Complete various operational duties including plant inspections, sludge press operations, chlorine cylinder changes, etc.
  • Observe safe work practices
  • Assist with snow and ice control

 

This position requires performance of moderately physically demanding work, performance during adverse weather conditions, performance in confined spaces, and the ability to safely drive light to heavy-duty trucks and operate miscellaneous equipment.

 

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 an Illinois Class 4 Wastewater Operator certification within a timeframe determined by supervisor.  Position also requires possession of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License – CDL Class B with tanker endorsement within six months of employment.  Additional wastewater operational training preferred/recommended.

 

This position may require overtime and work on holidays and weekends.  Random substance abuse testing is required.

 

The starting pay range is $25.08 – $29.01 per hour DOQ.  The position is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and receives a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off; pension; and health, dental, and life insurance.

 

A detailed job description can be found on the Village’s Employment Opportunities website.  Interested candidates must apply online and are encouraged to attach a resume and/or cover letter.


Operator II
NEW Water
Green Bay, WI
Posted 10-11-2022

 

Summary:

In support of the NEW Water culture of Safety, Respect, Team, and Environment; the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) Operator II position is responsible for assisting Operator III in the operation of NEW Water’s two wastewater treatment facilities processes and equipment to provide quality customer service, while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

 

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 of NEW Water’s wastewater treatment facilities. This position will assist Operator III in coordination with other departments to troubleshoot process problems as needed. Operator II will support data collection efforts in order to prepare reports for use by NEW Water management and external consultants on the performance of processes and equipment. This position will prepare the candidate for potential advancement to an Operator III role in Pay Grade 9 (hourly rate range $26.80-$37.84)

 

This position is expected to work rotating 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays, in a self-directed work environment without supervision for extended periods.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Plant Operation Support
  • Process Training
  • Coordinating, Scheduling, and Requisitioning
  • Safety
  • Please view our website for the complete job description for further job duties details  

 

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:

Please visit the Careers page on the NEW Water website and click “Current Openings” to submit an application for the position.https://www.newwater.us/careers


Water Plant Operator
City of Appleton
Appleton, WI
Posted 10-11-2022

The City of Appleton Utilities Department has an opening for a Water Plant Operator. Work involves comprehensive monitoring, testing, and control of all phases of the water transmission, treatment, and distribution processes including maintaining appropriate water quality and storage facility elevations, pressures, flows, and chemical dosages. Based on standard operating procedure, control parameter analysis, and independent judgment, an incumbent places system components in or out of service, adjusts chemical dosages and water flows, and initiates maintenance work processes. Quality control analyses are performed according to DATCAP-certified laboratory procedures and protocols. This position reports to the Water Operations Supervisor.

 

Qualifications

Post-secondary education or training in water treatment technology with college degree preferred. Two or more years of operating experience in a water treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Must obtain a WDNR Surface Water Operator 1 certification within 18 months of employment.

 

Hours

Working shift rotations including weekends and holidays as assigned.

 

Salary

This is an hourly position with a starting range of $23.56 to $29.54 depending on qualifications. Sundays and holidays are paid at double time. The city offers an excellent fringe benefit package including paid time off, health, life, dental, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The WRS is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country.

 

Apply Now!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org by no later than October 30, 2022. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

 

City of Appleton Human Resources
100 N. Appleton Street, 6th floor
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 832-6458
Email: humanresources@appleton.org


Open Internships
NEW Water
Green Bay, WI
Posted 10-6-2022

To view the complete job descriptions and apply: visit our Careers page on the NEW Water website (https://www.newwater.us/careers).

 

Treatment Intern (year-round or summer position) – This position works closely with all members of the Treatment Department to provide assistance with plant operation at both of NEW Water’s wastewater treatment facilities. With proper supervision, this position may perform the same tasks as a Treatment Operator, but at a much more reduced level of responsibility. Other responsibilities of this position include: assisting Treatment Operators and Operators-in-Training with day-to-day tasks, taking samples throughout the wastewater treatment processes, analyzing process information, recording process data, monitoring process operations, and performing general housekeeping duties. $15.68/hour

 

Water Resources Intern (typically a seasonal position from spring through fall) – This position performs responsible technical work in support of the Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP) and includes such duties as: whole effluent toxicity testing, special projects conducted by the Water Resources and Watershed Specialists, assists in all aspects of field work for the AMP including water sampling, sediment sampling, conducts limnological profile measurements, biological sampling, installs and maintains monitoring equipment, and serves as “First Mate” on NEW Water’s work boat. Other responsibilities include: assisting with boat operations and navigation, cleaning and maintenance of the work boat, and assisting with various aspects of laboratory work. $15.68/hour

 

Environmental, Health and Safety Intern (year-round or summer position) – This position is responsible for the organization and completion of health, safety, and security and environmental compliance projects, the generation and maintenance of various reports, data bases, spreadsheets and other duties as assigned.  $14.26/hour

 

Utility Helper-Seasonal (typically a summer position) – This position is responsible for performing minor maintenance and landscaping activities on the buildings, grounds, and equipment located in NEW Water’s wastewater treatment facilities and collections system.  Responsible for cleaning, painting, inspections, lawn care, and snow removal using some motorized equipment and power tools. $12.98/hour

 

Engineering Intern (year-round or summer position): This position is full-time during the summer with the opportunity of part-time hours during the academic year depending on applicant availability.  $15.68/hour

 

Contact Information:

Nicole Agamaite|    Human Resources/Payroll Specialist
Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
T: (920) 438-1062   |   E:   nagamaite@newwater.usF: (920) 438-3062
2231 N. Quincy St., Green Bay, WI 54302   |   www.newwater.us


SEWER MAINTENANCE WORKER II
City of Champaign
Champaign, IL
Posted 10-1-2022

DESCRIPTION:

The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a Maintenance Worker II in the Sewer section of the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities of Position
The employee in this position will perform skilled and semi-skilled repair and maintenance of the City’s storm and sanitary sewers including routine and preventive maintenance, and unscheduled repairs. The employee will have direct contact with residents and property owners, is expected to deliver excellent customer service, and may lead a team to complete routine maintenance activities. Responsibilities include participating in the City’s snow and ice removal efforts and other emergency response operations and call-outs that may require working up to 16-hour shifts at all hours with little or no advance notice.

 

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of work experience and vocational training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Familiarity with sewer infrastructure repair and maintenance work.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Physical condition necessary to perform the duties of the job, including bending, climbing, and lifting and carrying a 90 lb. object a distance of 20 feet, with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to operate sewer-related equipment, such as combination sewer trucks, jet rodders, backhoes, front-end loaders, and the televising van.
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within timeframe approved by the Operations Supervisor and maintain, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement and without air brake restriction issued by the State of Illinois.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer experience indicating the ability to use email and GPS and make online orders and purchases.
  • Experience reading underground stormwater/sanitation infrastructure maps and blueprints in electronic and paper formats.
  • Snow and ice removal experience.
  • Experience leading a work crew.

Drug screening and criminal history background check will be required. The starting salary is $27.03 per hour. Applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday,October 16, 2022.

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.

To apply, visit the City’s Jobs Page at www.champaignil.gov/jobs


Wastewater Operator
Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District
Island Lake, IL
Posted 10-1-2022

DESCRIPTION:

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

Applicants with wastewater plant and collection system operational experience and an Illinois Class 4 or higher Wastewater Operators license will be preferred. A high school graduate (or equivalent) and a valid driver’s license is required.

Other combinations of education, skills, experience and certification may be considered.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.   Starting Range is $25.74 – $32.62 per hour, depending on qualifications and certifications.  The District provides excellent benefits, including Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Duties encompass all facets of wastewater facility operations, maintenance and repairs on the District’s 2 MGD treatment plant and extensive collection system.

Applicant should be able to show knowledge of the principals and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume, including professional references to Mohammed Haque, District Manager at haque@nmwrd.org.

 

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


Wastewater Operator
Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District
Dekalb, IL
Posted 9-20-2022

DESCRIPTION:

The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District (KWRD) is seeking applicants for wastewater operator.  This is a bargaining unit position within the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150.  Applicants are required to obtain, at minimum, a Class 4 IEPA wastewater certification, within 2 years of hire, and a Class B CDL, within 90 days of hire.  A pre-physical, drug screening, and background check will be required.  Applicants must meet the residency requirements for operators (15 miles from the District service area) within 12 months of hire. Starting pay for this position is based on wastewater certification level and individual qualifications, as indicated below.  On-call/overtime pay, vacation/personal days, tuition reimbursement, IMRF Pension, and excellent health care benefits included.

Full Job Description Available Here

 

Class 1 Operator:        $28.67 – $31.42/hr       $4,000 Signing Bonus

Class 2 Operator:        $28.17 – $29.17/hr       $3,500 Signing Bonus

Class 3 Operator:        $26.92 – $27.42/hr       $3,000 Signing Bonus

Class 4 Operator:        $26.67 – $26.92/hr       $2,000 Signing Bonus

Entry-Level:                $25.00/hr                     $1,000 Signing Bonus

 

Note:  Above rates do not reflect upcoming 2022 wage increases.

Experience with diesel/natural gas generators, centrifuges or gravity belt thickeners (GBT’s) strongly desired.

IEPA wastewater certification preferred but not required for entry-level.

 

*Drop off/email instructions:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Jason Robbins (Operations Manager) at Jrobbins@kishwrd.com.  You may also mail in your cover letter and resume to:

Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District
Attn: Jason Robbins
1301 Sycamore Rd.
Dekalb, IL 60115


Wastewater Operator-in-Training
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Duluth, MN
Posted 9-20-2022

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, has an opening for a Wastewater Operator-in-Training.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

During an assigned shift, a utility worker performs the designated duties and tasks assigned by the supervisor or lead worker to efficiently and safely operate the process machinery, equipment and facilities of the district.  Including but is not limited to pumps, drives and motors; filters, clarifiers, and chemical feed systems; fuel, ash and sand transportation systems, conveyors; and all related process equipment and controls.  Reports problems and incidents as prescribed by departmental policy and procedures, takes independent action to deal with emergency situations including all reporting and notification procedures.

Accomplishes assigned preventive maintenance tasks to the established standards.  Performs assigned maintenance and repair of process equipment and facilities; checks, troubleshoots and takes appropriate action to ensure that equipment and process failures are minimized.

Performs cleaning duties and other related projects to maintain clean and orderly conditions in the District facilities; maintains a constant awareness of safe work practices; monitors compliance with District Safety Programs to complete work without accidents or injuries; attends in-service training as required by the supervisor or lead worker.

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Knowledge of various theories and practices of industrial mechanical operation and maintenance.  Ability to locate and repair minor operational equipment deficiencies; ability to interpret simple illustrated equipment and parts breakdown, to accurately read gauges and meters and to transcribe and interpret this information.  Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner; be mobile over a wide variety of surfaces; ability to perform regular lifting and moving of supplies and equipment; capacity to exert pulling force upon machinery, equipment and valves, to reach overhead and bend over to operate levers and valves; ability to shovel material and operate high pressure water hoses; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and supervisors.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possess a completed postsecondary program of courses in water or wastewater  technology approved by the MPCA or one year full-time equivalent work experience in the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Facility or in a related field of work., or such combination of education and experience as may be accepted as equivalent.  Possess a State of Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license or equivalent. Must obtain a Minnesota MPCA Wastewater Operator Class D License and successfully complete the District’s Operator-in-Training program within 9 months of hire.

 

SELECTION PROCESS & TESTING INFORMATION

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.  Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be given an examination. Final selection will include a panel interview.

Alternative Exam Process:  For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement.  Contact Human Resources at (218) 740-4818.

Work Eligibility:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the WLSSD requires verification of identity and work eligibility.

Veterans:  For applicants claiming veterans’ preference, a DD214 must be filed at the time of application.

Non-discrimination:  The WLSSD is an equal opportunity a veteran friendly employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Drug testing policy: Under WLSSD’s drug and alcohol testing policy, prospective employees will be asked to submit to drug testing.  No prospective employee will be asked to submit to testing unless an offer of employment has been made.  An offer of WLSSD however, is conditioned on the prospective employee testing negative for drugs and alcohol.

Pre-employment physical:  Applicants selected for employment must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

Background checks:  Offers are conditioned on passing a criminal background check.  Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.

Data privacy:  Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 requires that you be informed of the following about private data requested on this application. Name, home address and telephone numbers, and email address are used to identify you and to contact you about potential job opportunities. If your name is not provided, we won’t be able to process your application. If your contact information is not provided, we will not be able to contact you and may reject your application. If you are a finalist for a vacancy, your name becomes public data and is available to anyone. Gender, Race/Ethnic group, and Disability Status are used to comply with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements and to evaluate our efforts to ensure legal diversity in the recruitment and selection of employees. If this data is not provided, it will be more difficult for us to evaluate our efforts and to provide accurate data in the required reports.

Reasonable accommodation information is used to provide reasonable accommodations in the testing and hiring processes. If sufficient data is not provided, we may not be able to accommodate you.

You are not legally required to provide any of the private data listed above. WLSSD employees from the Human Resources Department and other departments involved in the selection process may have access to your private data if their work assignments reasonably require access. Others who may legally access the above data are individuals or agencies to whom we are required to release the data by law, rule or court order.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return via email to careers@wlssd.com.  Position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.

 

Probation Period:  9 months
Duration of Eligible List:  6 months
Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply


Treatment Plant Operatort
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Duluth, MN
Posted 9-20-2022

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks a full-time Treatment Plant Operator in the Operating Services division. Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor – Clean Water Production, lead worker, or senior waste water operator, or an assigned supervisor, an employee in this classification performs work in the operation and maintenance of portions of the wastewater treatment process.  The treatment plant operator is responsible for ensuring that the assigned portions of the plant operate in compliance with permit requirements and in response to overall plant needs.  On an assigned shift the work involves: equipment operation; assigned preventive, corrective and general maintenance; performing required checks and readings; cleaning duties; and other related work as assigned.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

During an assigned shift, an operator performs the designated duties and tasks assigned by the O/M supervisor, lead worker or process operator to efficiently and safely operate the assigned process machinery, equipment and facilities of clean water production; including but not limited to oxygen production systems, liquid oxygen backup systems, influent wastewater pumps, bar screens, grit removal systems, oxygen dissolution systems, settling tanks, effluent filters, air compressors, odor control systems, disinfection systems, chemical feed systems, pumps, motors, controllers, sludge thickeners, sludge digestion equipment, dewatering equipment, and associated equipment to maintain effluent discharge within the NPDES permit.

Performs all related operational tasks in controlling assigned equipment (including adjustments and modifications as prescribed by departmental policy), which may include some coordination of the activities of another operator on the assigned shift.

Takes independent action to deal with emergency situations, including all reporting and notification and ensures that all procedures are followed.

Responsible for communication with other departments and operators to provide necessary information for the various different process problems, emergencies and routine updates.  Accomplishes all assigned preventive maintenance tasks, including informal checks to the standards established by the O/M supervisor or lead worker.

Performs maintenance and repair of process equipment and facilities to maintain operational efficiency. Troubleshoots, makes checks, and takes appropriate action to ensure that equipment and process failures are minimized.

Makes confined space entries as necessary.  Reads meters, gauges and other recording devices and records such data accurately and completely to ensure that complete records are retained; notes events, security breaches and problems as prescribed in departmental policies; samples process streams and performs process control tests according to established procedures and in reaction to emergency situations.

Performs cleaning duties and other related projects to maintain clean and orderly conditions in the District facilities; maintains a constant awareness of safe work practices; ensures compliance with the District Safety Program to complete work without accidents or injuries; attends in-service training as required by the O/M supervisor or lead worker; assists in the training and education of other operators and employees.

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Considerable knowledge of specific theories and practices of wastewater treatment and advanced secondary treatment; knowledge of proper sampling techniques and wastewater testing protocols; and considerable knowledge of pumps, motors, tools, machinery and equipment similar to that found in a wastewater or solid waste facility.  Ability to independently use the SCADA system for operation of the specific systems assigned and to utilize the SCADA system under the guidance and direction of the Senior Wastewater Treatment Operator.  Ability to locate and repair minor operational equipment deficiencies; ability to interpret simple illustrated equipment and parts breakdowns, sketches and other related operational equipment; ability to accurately read gauges and meters and to transcribe and interpret this information.  Ability to be mobile over a variety of steps, ramps, ladders and confined spaces; possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting an moving of supplies and equipment; capability of exerting pulling force upon machinery, equipment and valves; to reach overhead and bend over to operate levers and valves; ability to shovel material and operate high pressure water hoses; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and supervisors.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possess two years of full-time equivalent work experience in a large wastewater treatment plant (greater than 1.0 MGD flow) or a combination of education in wastewater treatment, water quality, chemistry, biology or environmental technology and the above work experience which totals four years.  Possess an MPCA “D” Wastewater Operator Certificate (a class “C” certificate is desirable).

 

SELECTION PROCESS & TESTING INFORMATION

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.  Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be given a written examination. Final selection will include a panel interview.

Alternative Exam Process:  For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement.  Contact Human Resources at (218) 740-4818.

Work Eligibility:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the WLSSD requires verification of identity and work eligibility.

Veterans:  For applicants claiming veterans’ preference, a DD214 must be filed at the time of application.

Non-discrimination:  The WLSSD is an equal opportunity a veteran friendly employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Drug testing policy: Under WLSSD’s drug and alcohol testing policy, prospective employees will be asked to submit to drug testing.  No prospective employee will be asked to submit to testing unless an offer of employment has been made.  An offer of WLSSD however, is conditioned on the prospective employee testing negative for drugs and alcohol.

Pre-employment physical:  Applicants selected for employment must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

Background checks:  Offers are conditioned on passing a criminal background check.  Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.

Data privacy:  Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 requires that you be informed of the following about private data requested on this application. Name, home address and telephone numbers, and email address are used to identify you and to contact you about potential job opportunities. If your name is not provided, we won’t be able to process your application. If your contact information is not provided, we will not be able to contact you and may reject your application. If you are a finalist for a vacancy, your name becomes public data and is available to anyone. Gender, Race/Ethnic group, and Disability Status are used to comply with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements and to evaluate our efforts to ensure legal diversity in the recruitment and selection of employees. If this data is not provided, it will be more difficult for us to evaluate our efforts and to provide accurate data in the required reports.

Reasonable accommodation information is used to provide reasonable accommodations in the testing and hiring processes. If sufficient data is not provided, we may not be able to accommodate you.

You are not legally required to provide any of the private data listed above. WLSSD employees from the Human Resources Department and other departments involved in the selection process may have access to your private data if their work assignments reasonably require access. Others who may legally access the above data are individuals or agencies to whom we are required to release the data by law, rule or court order.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return to WLSSD, via email (careers@wlssd.com) by 4:30 p.m. on closing date.  Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.

 

Probation Period:  9 months
Duration of Eligible List:  6 months
Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply


Wastewater Utility Operator
Village of Plover
Plover, WI
Posted 9-14-2022

Job Summary

The Village of Plover is seeking qualified candidates to fill a full time position as a Wastewater Utility Operator.

An Associate Degree or two years of equivalent work related experience required. Experience in a
wastewater utility is preferred. DNR wastewater certification in subclasses A1, B, C, D, L, P, and SS
preferred. A valid commercial driver license (CDL) Class B and Class D, with Air Brake endorsement and
Tanker endorsement is required within six months of start date.

The current 2022 pay rate is $31.41 per hour. New employees receive 90% of the wage rate for the first
six months, 95% of the wage rate for the next six months, and the full wage rate one year after the
starting date with supervisor recommendation.

The job application, complete job description, and list of fringe benefits are available at
www.indeed.com.  Applications will be accepted through October 13, 2022. The Village of Plover is
an equal opportunity employer.


Mechanic
Downers Grove Sanitary District
Downers Grove, IL
Posted 9-12-2022

General Description of Position:

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electromechanical machinery and
equipment, vehicles, buildings and structures. Reports directly to Maintenance Supervisor.

Full Job Description

Please note that Mechanic must reside within a 30-minute travel time from the District’s Wastewater Treatment Center at 5003 Walnut Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, and must possess an Illinois Driver’s License in good standing. A successful candidate must comply with these requirements within six months of employment.

To be considered for this position, you must complete and submit the Application for Employment found at the link below. You may also attach a resume.

Click Here to Apply

We will be reviewing the applications until Friday, September 16 and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Downers Grove Sanitary District. Questions may be directed to careers@dgsd.org.


Maintenance Mechanic
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
Glen Ellyn, IL
Posted 9-12-2022

DESCRIPTION:

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (“the Authority”) is recruiting for a full-time Maintenance Mechanic I, II, or III position. The purpose of this position is to perform a 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. Applicants’ extent of experience and qualifications will determine which level of the Maintenance Mechanic role will be filled and which job functions listed below are applicable.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist the Maintenance Superintendent in the development of Maintenance Division work plans, provide input on appropriate prioritization of assignments; monitor progress or work assignments and implementation of solutions as required
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as directed to initiate Preventive and Corrective Maintenance on plant facilities and equipment; help with development of maintenance procedures for plant facilities and equipment; provide updated CMMS records on equipment maintenance and rehabilitation activities.
  • Observe variation in equipment operating conditions; interpret meter and gauge readings; report malfunctions; and use knowledge and experience to take appropriate and immediate corrective action, or recommend potential remedies to Maintenance Superintendent when required.
  •  Interpret, develop, read and understand drawings and blueprints; maintain records, make periodic written or oral reports as directed.
  • Conduct preventive and corrective maintenance on plant machinery and equipment to improve equipment life and avoid unplanned maintenance activities, including:
      • Diagnose and repair of machines, equipment and systems with hand and power tools using pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, safety, electrical, and electronic systems
      • Inspection for heat, sound, vibration, odor, cleanliness
      • Oiling and greasing
      • Participate in minor repairs and equipment installations under supervision as required.
  • Perform proactive scheduled equipment refurbishment and replacement to sustain plant operating requirements.
  • Operation of heavy construction equipment and commercial rated vehicles including: front-end wheel loader, mini-excavator, trencher, semi-tractor trailer combination, 6-wheel dump truck, truck with permanently mounted crane, and/or fork-lift truck.
  • Perform work in “Permit and Non-Permit Required” confined spaces, meet facility safety training requirements, and maintain other required health and safety certifications according to OSHA
  • Perform precision layout and fabrication of various parts necessary for maintenance activities, using varied metals, plastics, wood, etc. using welding, metal working, pipe threading, cutting, and bending
    tools.
  • Perform skilled installation and repair of all types of pipes, valves, and appurtenances associated with mechanical pipe fitting and plumbing activities using welding, cutting, heating, bending, straightening,
    brazing and soldering as required.
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of tools, equipment, parts, and perform requisition of parts and materials as necessary for maintenance activities.
  • Participate as a member of the various committees on a rotating basis, such as the Safety Committee,
    Sustainability Committee, or others that may arise.
  • Assist Operational and Electrical employees as assigned by the Maintenance Superintendent.
  • Conduct functional and technical training for Operations and Electrical Division employees for
    preventative/predictive mechanical maintenance tasks.
  • Perform data entry to maintain equipment database, maintenance of job details, safety records,
    maintenance activity assignments, and historical equipment and maintenance activity records

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, in addition to previous wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant or industrial plant maintenance experience and/or demonstrated competence in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems by means of related work experience.

  • Maintenance Mechanic III – entry level/up to one (1) year of previous experience
  • Maintenance Mechanic II – minimum of three (3) years of previous experience
  • Maintenance Mechanic I – minimum six (6) years of previous experience

The Authority is willing to accept applications for less qualified individuals if they are a good fit for the organization. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class 4 – IEPA Wastewater Operator Certification is a plus. Must also have a valid driver’s license at the time of application; must obtain a Class A CDL within one-year of employment.

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. Position also requires proficiency with reading and interpreting plans, blue prints, and schematic drawing; and candidates must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Proficiency in using computerized maintenance management software systems and MS Office software is also important.

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 hazardous work conditions. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualification requirements may still be considered for the position by the Authority.

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 pay offered for this position will depend on which role will be filled, with the range between all three roles (Maintenance Mechanic I, II, and III) being $49,010/hr to $86,310/hr DOQ, with excellent fringe benefits. This position is non-exempt under FLSA.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application (click here) to applicants@glenellyn.org.  Hard copies (faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined.
  2. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #38-22-GWA Maintenance Mechanic) 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 post offer medical physical with a drug screening.

 

The position is open until filled; however, review of resumes will begin October 14, 2022. 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


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FOX RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
South Elgin, IL
Posted 9-7-2022

DESCRIPTION:
The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) located in Elgin, Illinois and South Elgin, Illinois is seeking qualified municipal leaders with a background in wastewater and/or public works professionals as candidates for its next Executive Director.

The FRWRD is one of the largest Water Reclamation Districts in the State of Illinois. The District facilities are primarily located in Elgin, Illinois and South Elgin, Illinois. The FRWRD owns and operates three water reclamation facilities and provides wastewater treatment services to over 200,000 people within the communities of Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, and portions of Sleepy Hollow, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, and surrounding areas in Kane and Cook Counties. The FRWRD Headquarters is located just a short walk from the majestic Fox River with easy access to major regional roadways such as U.S. Route 20, State Route 31, and Interstate I-90. FRWRD is just forty miles west of the Chicago Loop and only thirty miles from O’Hare International Airport. Kane County is home to several successful companies and small businesses. The top three industries in Kane County are manufacturing, retail trade, and medical/healthcare.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and directs the operations of a 51-member Water Reclamation (wastewater) operation. The Director oversees four (4) Division supervisors responsible for human resources, maintenance, technical services, and operations. The District is also responsible for coordinating a variety of capital improvements as well as facilities maintenance. The Director oversees an annual operational budget of $18,000,000. The current Executive Director is well respected in the industry and the community and is retiring after sixteen years of leadership. The District is seeking a Director that is inquisitive, forward-thinking, accessible, a proven team builder, accountable, open to change, and collaborative.

 

Duties Include:

  • Develop and build a sense of team.
  • Community involvement.
  • Ability to lead a team and work with the Board of Trustees.
  • Possess a working knowledge of public works and wastewater.
  • Evaluate organizational needs and formulate short and long range plans to meet those needs.
  • Ability to work well with multiple jurisdictions in the delivery of services.
  • Oversee, negotiate, and administer multiple intergovernmental agreements.
  • Proficient in public speaking.
  • Oversee the District’s annual budget.

 

Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge, skill, and development equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is preferred, but not required. The District will consider a combination of education and experience.
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of previous progressively responsible experience in wastewater or public utilities is required.
  • Must possess or be able to possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy.
  • Three (3) years supervisory and/or management experience is required.
  • Considerable knowledge in the wastewater industry, engineering, and/or chemistry.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervisory management and positive employee relations.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to express ideas on technical subjects clearly and concisely, including public presentations to the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders.
  • Strategic planning skills: flexibility to adjust plans due to budgetary constraints, budgetary opportunities, and advances in technology.
  • Large capital project management skills and experience.
  • Ability to listen to and understand different perspectives.

 

The District encourages area regional residents that possess these ideal qualifications to apply.

 

Compensation and Benefits:
The anticipated starting salary range is between $160,000 and $180,000 + or – based upon education and previous experience. Residency is not required for this position. This is a full-time, exempt position with the District. The District offers an extremely competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes very affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and vacation leave at time of employment. The District also offers paid holidays that begin at employment, sick leave, personal days, professional development, professional memberships, as well as participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement System (IMRF).

 

Selection Process
Interested Candidates should apply immediately online with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by October 7, 2022. Electronic submissions are required.

Apply at: www.GovHRjobs.com

 

For questions contact:
Jim Arndt, Vice President GovHR USA
Tel: 217-500-0770

 

The Fox River Water Reclamation District is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


Assistant Manager
Western Racine County Sewerage District
Racine, WI
Posted 8-29-2022

The current Manager of the Metropolitan District will be retiring the end of 2023.  The Commission is looking for a potential replacement.  This hire will be considered for the managers replacement.

  • Advanced grade wastewater operator, with the ability to obtain subclasses A1, B, C, P, D and SS within one year; This requires 3 – 4 years or more of experience in wastewater treatment plant operation, lift station operation and collection systems.
  • Perform the required lab testing; BOD, TSS, pH, ammonia, phosphorus, chloride and any other test to be performed in the lab.
  • This position performs skilled work to maintain the District’s wastewater treatment facilities.
  • This position also maintains the lift stations and interceptor sewer.
  • Normal schedule: Monday – Friday, Full time, 7am – 3:30pm, longer if needed; required weekend rotational on-call schedule.
  • If offered the position, you must live within fifteen minutes of the treatment facility.
  • Relocation reimbursement available.
  • Employee Handbook available on request.
  • Starting salary: $70,000 to $85,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Wisconsin WRS and State health insurance.
  • Initial interviews: TBD for those selected to move forward in the process
  • Tentative start date:  TBD

 

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The job functions listed herein are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, but are intended to be illustrative of the types of tasks the employee will most likely be expected to perform on a regular basis. The employee may be asked to perform different or additional tasks other than the ones listed here, as the needs of the employer and/or the requirements of the position change.

  1. Makes regular tours of lift stations to check equipment, report malfunctions and unsafe conditions
  2. Records readings from meters and instruments to check functioning of equipment at lift stations; ability to read and understand schematics and blueprints
  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. security, grass cutting, snow and ice control
  6. Cleans and services pumps, engines, motors and other equipment; generator operations, boiler operations and heavy machinery operations
  7. Makes repairs and/or reports defects to the current Manager
  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 treatment plant 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 with 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 treatment plant, lift stations and interceptor sewer.
  15. Perform the required lab testing; BOD, TSS, pH, ammonia, phosphorus, chloride and any other test to be performed in the lab.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Graduation from a technical school or college with an Associate’s Degree in electronics, mechanics or treatment operations
  • Experience related to wastewater treatment plant operations
  • Advanced grade wastewater operator, with the ability to obtain subclasses A1, B, C, P, D and SS within one year; This requires 3 – 4 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant, lift station operations and collection systems
  • Training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

 

Knowledge of;

  • Operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles related to wastewater treatment plant operations.
  • The use of electrical meters, testers and standby generators and heavy equipment
  • Mechanical and electrical operations 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).
  • General office procedures and the use of standard office equipment and relevant software programs.
  • Laboratory equipment and its use.

 

Ability to:

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

 

Skilled in:

  • Oral and written communications.
  • The operation of specialized equipment used to perform the essential job functions.
  • Dealing courteously and professionally with others.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

Valid Wisconsin driver’s license; a physical must be completed prior to employment  This includes drug and alcohol screening upon 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.

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

 

Send inquiry’s and resumes to wrcsd@tds.net.


MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST/MILLWRIGHT
City of Appleton
Appleton, WI
Posted 8-29-2022

The City of Appleton’s Utilities Department has a vacancy and is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance Specialist Millwright. This position performs a wide variety of skilled maintenance work in the repair and preventive maintenance of pumps, valves, engines, and equipment. This position requires extensive experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment such as centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, compressors, sewage lift stations, belt filter presses, and water processing equipment.

 

Qualifications

Experience in welding, cutting, brazing, electrical controls, and OSHA safety practices are also required. Job requires training beyond high school in mechanical systems repair such as successful completion of an accredited millwright or mechanical systems apprenticeship or related field. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of utility or industrial experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Salary

The annual salary range for this position is $52,915.20 – $79,372.80 annually, plus an excellent fringe benefit package including paid time off, health, life, dental, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The WRS is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country.

 

Monday through Friday, 0700-1500, with rotating 365 standby schedule with five other maintenance staff.

 

Apply Now!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org by no later than Sunday, September 04, 2022. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

City of Appleton Human Resources

100 N. Appleton Street, 6th floor

Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 832-6458

Email: humanresources@appleton.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

 


SENIOR WATER UTILITY TECHNICIAN – Wastewater Operations
City of Naperville
Naperville, IL
Posted 8-29-2022

Job Summary

The City of Naperville has an excellent career opportunity for a professional Wastewater Operator with a Class 3 Wastewater license.

Our Senior Utility Technician (Wastewater Operations) performs skilled work in the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of the City’s wastewater operations facility at the Springbrook Wastewater Reclamation Center (SWRC).  The Senior Utility Technician operates various physical, biological and chemical treatment units & equipment associated with conventional waste-activated sludge and wastewater treatment processes.  These include (but are not limited to) plant influent headworks screening and grit removal, aerated biological treatment tanks, clarifiers, tertiary sand filters, effluent disinfection tanks & associated chemical feed processes, aerobic digestion & thickening processes for sludge, and sludge/biosolids dewatering using high-speed rotating equipment.

 

Responsibilities

As a Senior Utility Technician reporting to the Wastewater Operations Section Supervisor, you will observe and control the performance of various biological, chemical and physical treatment units, clean process units and perform maintenance & repair work as necessary; monitor and operate the SCADA system to control SWRC wastewater treatment plant processes; calculate required pumping and chemical feed rates; collect wastewater & biosolids samples and perform laboratory analyses for process control purposes (and maintain associated data logs); gather and record operations data related to wastewater and sludge treatment facilities to assure compliance with established process control parameters, and enter related data to computerized record keeping and data management systems.

You will operate the process equipment required to thicken and dewater sludge/biosolids; operate heavy vehicular equipment (including tractors, wheel loaders, backhoe/loaders and trucks & plows; monitor work zones for unsafe conditions and initiate corrective action when warranted; and adhere to proper safety-related policies and procedures in the performance of all job duties.

Additionally, you may perform janitorial duties to maintain the Administration Building and other structures on the SWRC plant site, and maintain the plant site & grounds (including snow removal & landscaping tasks.

Finally, you will be expected to regularly provide input to the Wastewater Operations Supervisor and the Field Supervisor(s) about the operation and condition of treatment processes, and suggest changes to operational procedures and parameters.  You’ll also operate and adjust controls of the City’s water supply facilities based upon direction from the Water Supply Supervisor.

*Please Note: The Senior Utility Technician position is a union job. Incumbents are represented by the IBEW Local 196.

Wages – The wage rates quoted above are reflective of the ten (10) pay step union wage scale in effect for calendar year 2022.  With contract year and step increases, the selected candidate’s wage is likely to move from $28.93 to $32.79/hr within his/her first 15 months.

Shifts – The treatment plant is staffed 24×7.  Wastewater Operators engage in a quarterly shift bid. Seniority is a factor in that process/outcome.  The available professional opportunity is apt to be a second or third shift job (at least to start).  Currently there is a $2.00/hour shift differential for any hours worked during second shift, and $2.20/hour shift differential for any hours worked on third shift.

 

Required Credentials and Experience

To qualify, you must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent, plus additional training in wastewater treatment, water treatment, mechanical maintenance or a related field
  • A minimum of three years’ responsible/progressive experience in the operation and maintenance of an advanced wastewater treatment facility, water supply facility or related environment
  • An Illinois Class 3 Wastewater Operator certification
  • A valid Illinois Class C Non-CDL Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one within 6 months), plus a good driving record

Preferred candidates will possess knowledge of advanced wastewater treatment and biosolids dewatering processes like those employed at SWRC; knowledge of the operating theory and practice of various wastewater treatment and biosolids processing units, and basic knowledge of the operation of trucks, tractors and heavy equipment.

They’ll also be able to demonstrate how well they understand written and verbal instructions, the overall operation of the water supply system, and how they would efficiently operate the system and make adjustments as conditions dictate.  A record of reliable attendance, punctuality and availability are essential for the position.

 

Additional Information

Naperville’s Water Utility serves over 43,000 customers in Naperville and in Warrenville).  Within a territory area of approx. 39 square miles, we serve a population of approx. 163,000.  The utility is known as a leader and innovator in asset renewal, sanitary sewer rehabilitation and water system maintenance activities.

The Springbrook Water Reclamation Center received the 2019 (Group One) Best Operated Wastewater Treatment Works Award from the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO). Group One represents the largest plants in the state. The award is based on several criteria including effluent quality (water returned to the DuPage River), equipment maintenance and upgrades, operator certification, safety, plant appearance, budget, laboratory facilities and community support.

Ranked as a top community in the United States to live and work, the City boasts nationally acclaimed schools and libraries, as well as an exceptionally low crime rate.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION PROCESS!    

The City of Naperville accepts online applications only.  Apply at the City’s main web page (www.naperville.il.us), and click “Careers”).  Scroll through the job titles to “Senior Water Utility Technician – Wastewater Operations” then select & apply.

It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include all requested education, experience, attachments and other information. Resumes and other supporting documents can be provided at the time of application. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection.


Instrument and Controls Systems Technician
City of Appleton
Appleton, WI
Posted 8-29-2022

We are seeking a high-energy individual who is competent to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and document a wide variety of industrial instruments which include electronic monitoring, metering, controlling, and signaling devices used in the treatment and processing in the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. The work covers the entire industrial instrumentation and telemetry trades, and the incumbent is expected to often work independently due to the specialization of the work. The incumbent is also required to have a high level of knowledge, skills, and abilities, including the ability to troubleshoot telemetry, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and programmable logic controllers (PLC) software. Emergency response is required.

 

Qualifications

Education or training beyond high school in instrumentation, control systems, along with PLC programing is through an accredited college or through equivalent job experience. Knowledge and experience working with Rockwell PLC’s and software is desirable. Experience as an Instrument Technician in a water or wastewater treatment facility, manufacturing environment, industrial maintenance environment or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training is most preferred.

 

Salary

The annual salary range for this position is $56,825.60 – $85,238.40 annually, plus an excellent fringe benefit package including paid time off, health, life, dental, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The WRS is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country.

 

Monday through Friday, 0700-1500, with rotating 365 standby schedule with five other maintenance staff.

 

Apply Now!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an on-line application at www.appleton.org by no later than Sunday, September 04, 2022. Resumes without an application will not be considered.

City of Appleton Human Resources

100 N. Appleton Street, 6th floor

Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 832-6458

Email: humanresources@appleton.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


Multiple Positions
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
St. Paul, MN
Posted 8-5-2022


Wastewater Treatment Operator
City of Sheboygan
Sheboygan, WI
Posted 8-3-2022

SALARY: $23.25 – $28.63 Hourly / $48,360.00 – $59,550.40 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/20/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

SUMMARY OF JOB:
Under general supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent, is responsible for the efficient operation, regulation, and maintenance of equipment and facilities located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and WW Pump/Lift Stations involving the performance of skilled work normally done independently.

 

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Project Engineer
MADISON METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
MADISON, WI
Posted 8-2-2022

SALARY: $32.85 – $44.44 Hourly
$2,627.68 – $3,555.09 Biweekly
$68,319.62 – $92,432.43 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
OPENING DATE: 07/19/22
CLOSING DATE: 10/31/22 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Do you have a passion for the field of engineering? Are you interested in developing and implementing innovative solutions to protect public health and the environment? The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is seeking multiple Project Engineers to advance holistic and sustainable solutions to protect and advance the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the environment through the practice of engineering and delivery of sustainable infrastructure.

Who We Are:
Since 1930, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) has maintained an enduring mission of protecting public health and the environment, and serves the Dane County region through wastewater collection, treatment and resource recovery programs. Through these programs, the District recycles and returns to the environment clean water, generates renewable energy and recovers nutrients for agricultural uses. As a result of its initiatives in source reduction and resource recovery, the District is a nationally recognized leader in returning clean wastewater to the environment.

Made up of a passionate team of 120-employees, the District serves a population of over 340,000 in the greater Madison area. The District has a 180-square-mile-service area that encompasses 26 owner communities and operates a large network of interceptor sewers, pumping stations and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant.

Working at the District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in and giving back to the environment that surrounds us. 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!

 

Position Purpose:

The District has created three new Project Engineer position openings, to supplement an existing and highly effective, knowledgeable team in developing and implementing the District’s Capital Improvement Plan. Project Engineers focus on a variety of infrastructure projects, from planning,
engineering, designing and /or managing of infrastructure projects beginning as far out as the interceptor collection systems, the pumping stations, to and through the District’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the very downstream effluent discharge location(s). Reporting to the District’s Director of Engineering, this position will assist in performing, lead or manage engineering evaluations and the implementation of projects from inception to completion, which may include one or more of the following: planning, budgeting, design, public involvement, coordination with internal and external project stakeholders, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, bidding, construction inspection and/or administration, asset commissioning, and regulatory compliance associated with infrastructure projects. A successful Project Engineer must bring the following qualities to the workplace:

  • Collaborative: Builds healthy, productive working relationships and thrives in a team environment.
  • Technically Skilled and Detail Oriented: Has the ability to identify problems, research and analyze information, develop and present recommendations, and provide solutions.
  • Systems Thinker and Doer: Thinks beyond the project and can translate broad community goals into practical, effective solutions.
  • Creative Problem Solver: Emphasizes the “art of the possible” by seeking innovative, novel solutions to problems.
  • Knowledgeable: Applies technical knowledge of engineering systems and practice to wastewater-related infrastructure.
  • Adaptable: Is flexible and open-minded to change and new ideas. Can adjust and modify to fit the situation. Has the courage to make changes.
  • Restorative: Utilizes innovative methods, resources, technologies or processes to go beyond compliance of generally accepted standards and regulations.Mission Driven: Has a passion for sustainability, the environment, improving the quality of local life, and protecting public health.
  • Confident Communicator: Able to clearly and concisely articulate complex information externally and to all levels of the organization.

The Project Engineer 1 is an entry-level professional engineering position with the expectation that the incumbent will grow in experience and advance to the Project Engineer 2 level through greater experience and obtain a Professional Engineering (PE) License. Project Engineers can be hired as either a Project Engineer 1 or 2, depending on knowledge, skills, experience, and professional licensing/certification. The salary ranges are as follow:


Project Engineer 1: $68,319-$92,432

Project Engineer 2: $81,877-$110,788

 

Please note that only the most qualified Engineers with direct, applicable wastewater experience should expect to start at the top end of the salary range. Applications will be reviewed on the 15th and last day of the month until the positions are filled.

To be considered, please include a cover letter (2 page maximum) and resume with your application. Failure to provide the cover letter and resume will result in removal from the hiring process. In your cover letter, please describe and highlight your experience related to the following:

  • Education and coursework in an engineering degree or related engineering degree
  • Work experience with utilities, government agencies, regulatory agencies, construction contractors or engineering consulting firms
  • Work experience in planning, engineering, designing and/or managing of infrastructure projects (e.g., drinking water, wastewater or stormwater, etc.). Include the types of projects and your role in the projects.
  • Evaluating the condition, capacity, and reliability of existing public works assets, as well as documenting and determining the need for capital improvement projects.
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Water/Wastewater Energy Efficiency Senior PE I
Cascade Energy
Chicago IL
Posted 8-2-2022

About This Opportunity
Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency. Our mission is to help improve the energy efficiency of the most energy-intensive sector of our economy – industrial. Today, we are a fast-growing team of 200+ and our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation and our high-quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership.

At Cascade, our teams are a reflection of our company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. You’ll likely find this opportunity attractive if you love to learn new things, have a growth mindset, and want to join a team that collectively learns from our mistakes, laughs at ourselves or a situation, all while moving towards “better”.
Cascade Energy has a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about energy efficiency in water and wastewater facilities. This group of water and wastewater professionals are available to collaborate with, learn from, and help each other grow.

We are seeking a Water/Wastewater Energy Efficiency Senior Project Engineer I for our Midwest territory. This Engineer is responsible for leading and implementing existing and new Strategic Energy Management (SEM) efforts for our utility and industrial clients. The W/WW EE Engineer coaches municipal and industrial organizations to form energy teams, set goals, and implement measures to get moving on the path to reduced consumption and GHG emissions. This is a technical role that requires a deep understanding of municipal wastewater plant operations; experience with water/wastewater process optimization; and a high level of customer engagement that results in generating work from existing and new clients. The W/WW EE Engineer delivers training and services to clients via long term relationships, while taking the lead to continuously improve SEM and its processes. The W/WW EE Engineer acts as a facilitator, educator, and technical liaison between our industry’s stakeholders: the plant staff and management, the consultants, the vendors, the regulators, and the electric utility.

 

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Water/Wastewater Energy Efficiency Senior PE II
Cascade Energy
Chicago IL
Posted 8-2-2022

About This Opportunity
Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency. Our mission is to help improve the energy efficiency of the most energy-intensive sector of our economy – industrial. Today, we are a fast-growing team of 200+ and our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation and our high-quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership.

At Cascade, our teams are a reflection of our company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. You’ll likely find this opportunity attractive if you love to learn new things, have a growth mindset, and want to join a team that collectively learns from our mistakes, laughs at ourselves or a situation, all while moving towards “better”.
Cascade Energy has a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about energy efficiency in water and wastewater facilities. This group of water and wastewater professionals are available to collaborate with, learn from, and help each other grow.

We are seeking a Water/Wastewater Energy Efficiency Project Engineer II for our Midwest territory. This Engineer is responsible for leading and implementing existing and new Strategic Energy Management (SEM) efforts for our utility and industrial clients. The W/WW EE Engineer coaches municipal and industrial organizations to form energy teams, set goals, and implement measures to get moving on the path to reduced consumption and GHG emissions. This is a technical role that requires a deep understanding of municipal wastewater plant operations; the role also requires a high level of customer engagement that results in generating work from existing and new clients. The W/WW EE Engineer delivers training and services to clients via long term relationships, while taking the lead to continuously improve SEM and its processes. The W/WW EE Engineer acts as a facilitator, educator, and technical liaison between our industry’s stakeholders: the plant staff and management, the consultants, the vendors, the regulators, and the electric utility.

 

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UTILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER
City of Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Posted 7-20-2022

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Deadline: This posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

Salary: We offer excellent benefits, with the anticipated starting salary for this position ranging $79,635 – $91,012, depending on qualifications.

The Utility Operations Manager leads a team of approximately sixty full time staff. Supporting the Manager and coordinating the day to day activities of the team are three managers. The Utility Operations Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Public Works / Utilities General Manager.

The Utility Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Water and Wastewater Utilities. The specific divisions included in the Utility Operations Division of the Department of Public Works include: Water Filtration, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment. Utility Accounting is a part of the Finance Department, but works closely with the Department of Public Works.

The ideal candidate will possess a solid foundation of knowledge in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment, with a passion for serving the public and a vision for streamlining workflow and collaborating with other divisions and departments. Experience in planning and managing capital improvement program projects, from moderate to complex, will be an advantage. The ideal candidate will also be an effective communicator and listener with the ability to communicate openly and honestly, be accountable and responsible, promote teamwork, encourage creativity and innovation, and be a strategic thinker and planner.

We offer the successful candidate an attractive program of benefits and an outstanding work environment, including a generous paid time off plan, a stable state pension plan with employer match, and a no-cost clinic available to those enrolled in our health insurance plan.

Our Employee Recognition Program allows us to recognize the achievements and successes of our staff, and our Wellness Committee provides a variety of opportunities to support staff health and wellness. Our Employee Development Program encourages our staff to pursue educational advancement and compensates them for a portion of their continuing education costs.

Application Procedure: Please visit http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/index.asp for a full description of the position and benefits offered, as well as to apply.

 

The City of Oshkosh is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.


Lab Analyst
Downers Grove Sanitary District
Downers Grove, IL
Posted 7-20-2022

General Description of Position:

The Lab Analyst is responsible for sample collection and laboratory analysis for biosolids, stream, surcharge, industrial, and plant monitoring; conducting laboratory evaluations in accordance with regulations derived primarily from Standard Methods and the USEPA; operating and maintaining laboratory instrumentation as well as sampling equipment, follows quality assurance protocol, and consistently produces high quality results; and reports directly to the Laboratory Supervisor.

Please note that Lab Analyst must reside within a 60-minute travel time from the District’s Wastewater Treatment Center at 5003 Walnut Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, and must possess an Illinois Driver’s License in good standing. A successful candidate must comply with these requirements within six months of employment.

Full Job Description

To be considered for this position, you must complete and submit the Application for Employment found at the link below. You may also attach a resume.

Click Here to Apply

We will be reviewing the applications till Tuesday, August 2 and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Downers Grove Sanitary District. Questions may be directed to careers@dgsd.org.


System Monitoring Data Analyst
MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
Milwaukee, WI
Posted 7-15-2022

SALARY:
$33.44 – $47.19 Hourly
$69,555.82 – $98,150.99 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/29/22
CLOSING DATE: 07/20/22 11:59 PM

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 28communities 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.

The District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of System Monitoring Data Analyst in the Water Quality Protection Division. Reporting to the Conveyance Systems Data Supervisor, the System Monitoring Data Analyst will ensure the timely processing of District monitoring data from network databases; maintain related applications, perform quality assurance on data maintained by the System Monitoring Department and create and process and database reports. Other duties include developing maps, reports and communications, identifying and implementing workflow process improvements, identifying malfunctioning assets creating maintenance work orders.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure Systems Monitoring database systems and respective interfaces are processing and collecting data. Work with appropriate personnel regarding any missing or erroneous data.
  • Analyze conveyance flow monitoring data and create maintenance requests to verify data quality, ensure functionality, and minimize data loss.
  • Assist with quality assurance of data in support of District regulatory reporting processes.
  • Ensure functionality of departmental applications used by Systems Monitoring. Interface with appropriate personnel to minimize downtime and loss of data.
  • Provide complete, timely, and quality assured data requests from Systems Monitoring databases. Follow-up with requestors to ensure that the data has been received and answer any questions the requestor may have about the data.
  • Perform daily tasks related to conveyance system performance including monitoring weather station data and flow monitoring data.
  • Act as a technical resource for report creation and development in HACH WIMS and support users of other System Monitoring applications and databases.
  • Train personnel in new database/software applications.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences or Civil/Environmental Engineering.

  • Two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to apply software and programming knowledge to the solution of business problems required
  • Microsoft Office experience with strong background utilizing database/spreadsheet and related applications required
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical and problem solving abilities required
  • Database management, data analysis, and quality assurance experience
  • Hach WIMS and GE Proficy Historian experience desired.
  • Training and/or experience with flow monitoring and other field instrumentation
  • Familiarity with sewerage conveyance systems and flow monitoring
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • GIS experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record at time of application, throughout selection process and employment

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works primarily in anoffice environment but is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, fumes andairborne particles, and noise. This job requires the use of safety glasses, hard hat, safety vest,and safety shoes as dictated by the location work is being performed.

Note: Candidates under consideration to interview must take a brief written Microsoft Access/Excel/flow technical assessment.

MMSD is committed to equal employment opportunity and to nondiscrimination in all aspects of the employment relationship.

All persons offered a position with the District will be required to provide proof of theCOVID-19 vaccination at the time of their hire or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within 10 days of hire.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.mmsd.com

260 W. Seeboth St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
hrapplicants@mmsd.com

Position #2022-00051
SYSTEM MONITORING DATA ANALYST


Clean Water Plant Maintenance Supervisor
CITY OF WAUKESHA
WAUKESHA, WI
Posted 7-11-2022

SALARY: $77,045.00 – $104,011.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 07/22/22 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
This position performs technical administrative and supervisory work in overseeing and ensuring the effective and efficient mechanical operation of the wastewater treatment plant.

See full job description here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha/jobs/3627875/cwp-maintenance-supervisor?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental science, engineering or related field and at least 4 – 6 years of experience in wastewater treatment operations and management, some supervisory experience is preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience

Schedule: Monday – Friday, Full time, 7am – 3:30pm

Explore the City’s benefits here: City of Waukesha Benefit Guide https://cms8.revize.com/revize/waukesha/Document_Center/Government/Human%20Resources/2022%20Employee%20Benefits%20Guide.pdf

 


WWTP LIQUIDS OPERATOR I OR II
City of Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Posted 7-11-2022

Deadline: This posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

Salary: This position is an hourly, non-exempt position, with a full benefits package and will be filled as either an Operator I or Operator II, dependent upon qualifications. Pay starts at $22.64 per hour.

 

The City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin is searching for a full-time Liquids Operator.  This is a technical position responsible for the care and efficient operation of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Specific duties may include: 

  • Monitor wastewater flow and treatment processes throughout the Wastewater Treatment Plant and at lift stations, and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Maintain and prepare all necessary plant operating records, logs, and charts on a daily basis. Use SCADA and other basic computer data entry to control and record plant performance.
  • Control, operate, and make repairs to equipment as necessary to ensure proper functioning of: headworks, saw sewage pumping, grit removal, primary and final clarification, aeration, chlorination/ de-chlorination and chemical use, anaerobic digestion, and lift stations.
  • Maintain proper process controls, collect samples for lab use, and perform physical and chemical analyses at various points in the process.

 

Liquids Operator I Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Water, Wastewater or a related field is preferred; or
  • A high school diploma or equivalent with one or more years of full-time work experience, preferably in the Water, Wastewater or a related field;
  • Ability to obtain a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Grade T, Class S Surface Water Waterworks Operator Certification within one year of hire;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Liquids Operator II Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Water, Wastewater or a related field; or a high school diploma or equivalent plus one or more years of experience in Water, Wastewater or a related field;
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade T Certification plus one subclass;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Application Procedure: Please visit http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/ for a full description of the position and benefits offered, as well as to apply.

 

The City of Oshkosh is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

 


UTILITY OPERATOR II
City of Elmhurst
Elmhurst, IL
Posted 7-11-2022

POSITION SUMMARY

This is an entry-level position in the operation and maintenance of the City of Elmhurst Utility systems.  Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the department and requires knowledge of safe operating practices and procedures.  Additionally, this position requires the ability to meet emergency conditions.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Monitors operation of potable water system, sanitary water pumping system and storm water pumping system; notifies support personnel and responds appropriately in the case of abnormal operating conditions or breakdowns.
  • Required to participate equally in afterhours rotation of on call laptop.
  • While on duty, is in constant communication by phone in case of emergency operations.
  • The Utility system operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Operators must be available for emergency call-ins, holiday work and overtime.
  • Must participate in Public Works snow plowing program as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate ability to operate CMMS work order system within 12 months of hire.
  • Operates, under supervision, equipment used in the utility department, including: motors, pumps, bar screens, clarifiers, aerators, valves, blowers, chlorinators, grinders and other related equipment.
  • Inspects, adjusts and monitors equipment and makes necessary adjustments with proper supervision.
  • Assists in trouble shooting equipment malfunctions and breakdowns.
  • Collects liquid and solid waste samples; takes readings such as wastewater flow, air flow, temperature, pH and chemical feed rates.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) equivalent. A minimum of one year of experience and/or training in the operation and maintenance of equipment used within utility systems or equivalent.

 

Must possess a valid driver’s license, must obtain a CDL Class “A” license (with air brakes) within 12 months of employment, must maintain a driver’s license with CDL Class A endorsements while employed, the ability to become certified and/or maintain certification for presence/absence Bac-T analysis within two years of hire and maintain while employed.

 

To view the job description, click here.  The range for this position is $27.42/hr to $35.66/hr.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter at elmhurst.org/jobs.  This position will remain open until filled.

 


Clean Water Plant Stockroom Attendant
CITY OF WAUKESHA
WAUKESHA, WI
Posted 7-11-2022

SALARY: $23.53 – $27.65 Hourly
$48,940.00 – $57,505.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 07/21/22 11:59 PM

 

DESCRIPTION:
This position maintains and issues the Department’s inventory of necessary parts, supplies,
equipment and tools for the Clean Water Plant.
See full job description here:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha/jobs/3625877/cwp-stockroom-attendant?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from high school plus elementary technical training and 1 – 3 years of experience in
inventory control; or any equivalent combination of training and experience

Schedule: Monday – Friday, Full time, 7am – 3:30pm

Explore the City’s benefits here: City of Waukesha Benefit Guide https://cms8.revize.com/revize/waukesha/Document_Center/Government/Human%20Resources/2022%20Employee%20Benefits%20Guide.pdf

 


Water Utility Operator
CITY OF BROOKFIELD
BROOKFIELD, WI
Posted 7-11-2022

PURPOSE:The position of Water Utility Operator performs duties in the operation and maintenance of both electrical and mechanical waterworks facilities.  This position performs customer service, semi-skilled and manual work.  Reports for duty in emergency situations and works a rotational on-call schedule.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs routine maintenance of motors, pumps, treatment equipment, stations, and grounds.
  • Performs maintenance and repair of hydrants, valves, valve boxes, and water mains.
  • Collects & tests water samples.
  • Flushes water systems.
  • Inspects, cleans, and maintains underground reservoirs, well stations, and elevated towers. Handles snow and ice removal as required.
  • Identifies abnormal parameters and makes corrections to improve the treatment process.
  • Installs, reads, replaces, tests, and repairs water meters. Checks for cross connections.
  • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations with other City departments and staff and the community in general.
  • Responds or refers complaints concerning the operation and maintenance of electrical and mechanical waterworks facilities to supervisor.
  • Provides instruction to summer or seasonal staff.

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

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Water Utility Operator II*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
  2. Must have Waterworks Operator Certification from Wisconsin DNR for Ground, Distribution, and Iron Removal (G, D, I).
  3. Minimum three (3) years licensed and practical Water Utility work experience at the Operator I level or equivalent preparation.
  4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Classes A,B,C).
  5. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
  6. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
  7. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

 

Water Utility Operator I*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
  2. Waterworks Operator Certification (Distribution) from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  3. Minimum two (2) years of Water Utility experience.
  4. Ability to obtain Waterworks Operator Certification from Wisconsin DNR for Groundwater and Iron Removal (G, I), including required work experience within probation period.
  5. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Class B) (may be obtained during probationary period).
  6. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
  7. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
  8. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

Note: Promotion to Water Utility Operator II contingent upon completion of three (3) years experience at the Water Utility Operator I level or equivalent preparation.

Water Utility Operator-In-Training*:

  1. Knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma.
  2. Ability to pass Waterworks Operator Certification (Distribution) from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (may be obtained during probationary period).
  3. Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement (Class B) within probation period.
  4. Knowledge and ability to operate motorized equipment, trucks and tools.
  5. Ability to perform manual labor (bend, stoop, handle equipment, lift minimum of 60 pounds); withstand a variety of temperatures, weather and work conditions; and possess short/long distance vision.
  6. Ability to report to duty in emergency situations and be on call on a regular basis.

Note: Promotion to the Water Utility Operator I title is contingent upon completion of two (2) years experience at the Operator –In-Training level or equivalent preparation.

Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

* The City has the right to fill the Water Utility Operator position vacancy at either the I, II, or OIT level based and knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

 

2022 SALARY RANGE:      Water Utility Operator II:                  $29.55-$33.79 per hour with excellent benefits.

Water Utility Operator I:                    $27.32-$31.23 per hour with excellent benefits.

Water Utility Operator-In-Training: $21.59-$24.69 per hour 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.

 

Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022

 

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.

07/08/2022            2022-23      THE CITY OF BROOKFIELD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES AND ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY.

 


Maintenance Worker I
Village of Algonquin
Algonquin, IL
Posted 7-6-2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE:             July 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

SALARY RANGE:                               $52,623.65 – $73,217.64, per the Local 150 union contract

HOURS PER WEEK:                         40+ hours per week. You will be required to have a flexible schedule (including nights and weekends) as you will be participating in a schedule as an on-call employee for the Utilities Division.

 

Does the thought of working in an office make you shudder? Would you like being engaged in varied manual and semi-skilled labor jobs? Does operating hand tools, a truck, and other equipment sound like it’s right up your alley? Are you driven, focused, and motivated? Is helping the community something you value and want to be a part of?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a great fit for the Maintenance Worker I position within the Public Works Department!

 

GENERAL DUTIES:

In this role you may be performing labor activities related to the maintenance of water and sewer mains, fire hydrants, b-boxes, manhole structures, and valves; inspections and repairs of equipment, flow and electrical meters, operation and maintenance of sewage lift stations, including responding to SCADA-related alarms under the direction of the Chief Wastewater Operator.  The work may also include operation of motorized / heavy equipment.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

High School Degree or equivalent or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.  Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class “A”, with air brake and tanker endorsements, or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of the date of hire.  Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds. Familiarity with electrical and mechanical systems is preferred.  Possession of an Illinois public water supply operator certification or wastewater treatment works operator certification (Class 3) is a plus, or the ability to obtain one within 18 months of the date of hire.

 

BENEFITS:

The Village of Algonquin has a competitive benefit package which currently includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, and life insurance as well as health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts; a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a deferred compensation 457 plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal time, sick leave, and more.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are required to complete both pages of our employment application and submit it along with a resume via email to HR@algonquin.org.  Mailed or dropped off applications and resumes will not be accepted.

 

The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Executive Director
Fox River Water Reclamation District
Elgin, IL
Posted 7-6-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time, exempt position as Executive Director. FRWRD owns and operates three Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the City of Elgin, IL.

 

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees of Fox River Water Reclamation District. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Lead Certified Wastewater Operator. This position is responsible for the overall administration and operations of Fox River Water Reclamation District. As such, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the utility, which includes technical leadership, analysis of system capacity within established guidelines, compliance with federal and state regulations, standards, and requirements; development of both short and long-term strategic plans and capital improvements plans; the direction and supervision of the Senior Management Team. Receives input from the Senior Management team, develops District strategies, implements policy and procedures and operating plans, follows the District’s Personnel Policy and all applicable rules of the District, and takes a leadership role within the community. Maintains relations with governments, cities, agencies and public bodies to negotiate intergovernmental agreements and to maintain business objectives. Oversees interviewing, hiring, safety, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Certified Wastewater Operator as defined by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency (IEPA) is required. Eight to ten years of progressively responsible managerial and/or administrative experience preferably in the water & wastewater industry
  • Extensive knowledge of best management practices and methods, business and public administration, and finance processes required
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license in accordance with Illinois state law and be insurable under District’s standard insurance policy.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA/MPA is preferred

 

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. FRWRD offers a competitive benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, driver’s license, & other pre-employment activities.

 

For Consideration: Applicants should send a resume to:

Human Resources Manager

dbutts@frwrd.com

Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 


ASSISTANT UTILITY SUPERINTENDENT
City of Elmhurst
Elmhurst, IL
Posted 6-30-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a supervisory and managerial position responsible for the direction and coordination of the operation and maintenance of the municipal water production and wastewater treatment facilities. The Assistant Superintendent works with the Superintendent overseeing the repair, installation, and construction of various portions of the City’s 20 million gallon per day (MGD) activated sludge wastewater facility and associated remote pump stations/reservoirs. The Assistant Superintendent acts as the Superintendent during their absence. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists in the direction of the activities of work crews engaged in the operation and maintenance of City’s Water/Wastewater Production and Treatment facilities.
  • Coordinates with the Superintendent, special programs within the department as related to the water, wastewater and storm water system, including the cross-connection control program, the overhead sewer program, and the storm water retention system.
  • Forecasts, plans and budgets for future needs, including personnel, equipment replacement and repair and submit to Superintendent for budget review.
  • Prepares and provides accurate reports for the appropriate regulatory agencies; writes job documents for bid pricing proposals.
  • Plans for the renovation and expansion of physical plants and facilities.
  • Assures that all sampling and reporting procedures are complete.
  • Requisitions supplies, tools, materials and equipment needed for plant operations.

Qualifications

An associate’s degree in a related field is preferred. At least five years of supervisory experience in wastewater treatment plant and/or potable water supply operations and maintenance, including experience with lift station and water production operations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

A CDL Class B license (with air brakes), or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment. An IEPA Class 1 wastewater certification is preferred. IEPA classes 2-4 wastewater certifications are acceptable at time of hire with demonstrated ability to obtain Class 1 certification within two years of employment. Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Class C Public Water Supply Operator Certificate within two years of employment.

To view the job description, click here.  The salary range for this position is $70,851 to $113,362.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter at elmhurst.org/jobs.  This position will remain open until filled.

 


Assistant General Manager
Metropolitan Council
St. Paul, MN
Posted 6-30-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Assistant General Manager, Treatment Services, is a member of the Environmental Services leadership team, which is responsible for shaping the division’s future and implementing that vision. This position is responsible for overseeing the nine wastewater treatment plants in the Twin Cities region.

Environmental Services encourages servant leadership, where our employees are in relationship with one
another. We drive transformation and advance meaningful change collaboratively and with a commitment
to collective success. This position will support and align reporting units to achieve our vision of clean water for future generations, including implementing an integrated, one-water system approach.

Starting annual salary range: between $127,254 and $192,129 plus benefits (based on qualifications and experience)

We’re the regional government of the Twin Cities metro – the seven-county region that includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul
Ever catch a ride on the light rail lines? That’s us. And so are the buses that say “Metro Transit.”
The wastewater from your kitchen and bathroom – there’s a 90% chance we’re the ones that scrub it
clean before it goes into the river. For more than 50 years, the Metropolitan Council has played a key role in coordinating regional growth and planning, providing essential services such as transit and wastewater treatment, and convening partners to accomplish ambitious goals, unrealistic for a single community, but possible as a region. As we plan for the future, we strive to foster a metro area that is livable, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable for all.

Our employees are dedicated to making the Twin Cities region a great place to live and work
At the Metropolitan Council, your work makes a difference. You are part of a team that includes bus drivers, mechanics, urban planners, sewer workers, environmental scientists, housing specialists, purchasing agents – and a hundred other occupations.

The job at a glance

  • Member of the Environmental Services executive team
  • Contributes to strategic planning, policy development, and coordinated and consistent division operations
  • Oversees department operations including developing and implementing staffing plans, responding to staff concerns, and ensuring safe and healthy work environments
  • Ensures compliance with applicable policies, rules, regulations, and laws; coordinates with regulatory agencies; and stays up to date on legal, regulatory, and policy developments affecting wastewater treatment plant operations
  • Works collaboratively with other Met Council divisions, state agencies, customers, and stakeholders
  • Develops and manages the budget for the treatment services businessunit in alignment with the strategic goals of Environmental Services
  • Provides leadership and support for division-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

We value our employees
We support our employees in growing their skills and doing their best. We encourage them to balance their work commitments and their personal lives. And we offer generous benefits including retirement, employee development and wellness, and paid parental leave.

Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of progressive experience within a wastewater treatment plant or similar process industry
  • Five years of experience in a management position with responsibility for supervising other managers and supervisors, performance goal setting, budget development, and performance management
  • Additional years of experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree

 

The ideal candidate

  • Demonstrates essential traits of servant leadership character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship
  • Demonstrates a commitment to strengthening a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within a complex organization and systems
  • Has ability to lead transformational change for the development of an organizational culture that rewards service orientation, inclusion, and high performance
  • Has a successful record of positive labor relations with a multi-union labor environment

 

Application and selection
Interested applicants should apply online at metrocouncil.org/employment. This position is open until filled. First review deadline is July 13, 2022. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check and leadership assessment. For more information contact:

Lynette Andersen (lynette.andersen@metc.state.mn.us)


WASTEWATER OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
FOX RIVER WRD
Elgin, IL
Posted 6-22-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time, non-exempt position of Wastewater Operations Supervisor. FRWRD owns and operates three Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the City of Elgin, IL.

 

This position works primarily in the wastewater treatment plants but also at remote FRWRD sites. Responsibilities include: plan and direct the daily operations of the FRWRD’s wastewater treatment facilities, odor control system, biosolids digestion, dewatering and disposal in a teamwork environment to meet all applicable standards pertaining to plant effluent and biosolids in a timely, efficient and economical manner. This position requires the ability to work closely and collaborate with the Superintendents of Operations and Maintenance.

 

The regularly scheduled hours of this position will be 7am-3pm, Monday – Friday. Must be willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as needed.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Class 1 Wastewater Operator Certification, Required
  • 6 years of wastewater operations experience, or combined education and experience equivalent for certification required
  • 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license and be insurable under District’s standards. A CDL license is desirable
  • HS diploma/GED

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary range is $32.34 – $39.18 depending on qualifications and experience. FRWRD offers a generous benefits package & IMRF retirement plan. Employment offers are conditional pending physical exam, drug screen, criminal background, driver’s license & other pre-employment activities.

 

For Consideration: Applicants should send a resume to:

 

Human Resources Manager

dbutts@frwrd.com

Website: http://www.frwrd.com/community-resources-career-opportunities/

 

Equal Opportunity Employer


Wastewater Treatment Operator
Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District
Urbana, IL
Posted 6-22-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Wastewater Operator performs duties relating to the control and processing of wastewater and bio-solids.  Prior experience or education related to wastewater treatment is preferred, but not required.  The successful candidate will participate in a training program for up to twelve months on a variety of shifts to learn processes under different operating conditions.  Every operator must be able to operate either plant by himself/herself after completing training.

This position performs a variety of duties to meet State and Federal discharge regulations including:

  • Interpreting data from various lab or on-site tests,
  • Using SCADA to develop and implement appropriate responses to alarms at the plants and lift stations,
  • Maintaining records and logs and interpreting data according to established guidelines,
  • Performing preventive maintenance functions,

This position requires the ability to obtain a Class IV Illinois Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate.  It also requires the ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery, use a computer to enter, retrieve, manage, and interpret data, communicate effectively, and work as a team member.  A safe driving record and the ability to be covered by District vehicle insurance are required.  The position requires the ability to climb ladders and stairs, to walk around the plants in all weather conditions, and sufficient visual and auditory acuity to communicate with others and respond to alarms or warnings.

The District offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, and life insurance available on the 1st day of employment.  Benefits also include a pension plan, vacation, sick and personal leave, and 9 paid holidays.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 at Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District, 1100 E. University Ave., P.O. Box 669, Urbana, IL 61803-0669.   Attn:  Theresa Plotner.  Visit www.u-csd.com to apply online and for more information.  You may also e-mail resume to tplotner@u-csd.com.  EOE


WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EMPLOYEE
City of Lake Mills
Lake Mills, WI
Posted 6-15-2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

The City of Lake Mills is seeking two well-qualified individuals to join the City of Lake Mills Department of Public Works Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) team.

Wastewater employees work for the wastewater treatment plant under the broad supervision of the wastewater utility foreman to assist in the efficient operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.

There are three staff classifications in the Wastewater Treatment Facility: General Laborer, Plant Operator 2, and Plant Operator 1, and We are currently seeking a General Laborer and Plant Operator level 2 or 1

$21.00-$30.00/hour anticipated starting hourly wage, based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including no employee cost for health insurance premium and fully funded HSA for health insurance deductible.  A complete job description and application form can be obtained at www.ci.lake-mills.wi.us/employment or City of Lake Mills Municipal Offices.  Submit application and resume to City Clerk Misty Quest, 200D Water St, Lake Mills, WI 53551 or mquest@ci.lake-mills.wi.us.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and this position will remain open until filled.  EOE.


Regulatory Performance and Process Engineer
MADISON METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
MADISON, WI
Posted 6-15-2022

SALARY: $39.37 – $48.08 Hourly
$3,149.50 – $3,846.15 Biweekly
$81,887.06 – $100,000.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Wastewater Operations and Reliability
OPENING DATE: 06/03/22
CLOSING DATE: 07/04/22 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Do you have a passion for public works engineering? Are you interested in developing and implementing innovative solutions to protect public health and the environment? The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is seeking a Regulatory Performance and Process Engineer to ensure the District complies with various permits and regulations, and to help improve our process to ensure ongoing compliance.

Who We Are:
Since 1930, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (District) has maintained an enduring mission of protecting public health and the environment, and serves the Dane County region through wastewater collection, treatment and resource recovery programs. Through these programs, the District recycles and returns to the environment clean water, generates renewable energy and recovers nutrients for agricultural uses. As a result of its initiatives in source reduction and resource recovery, the District is a nationally recognized leader in returning clean wastewater to the environment.

Made up of a passionate team of 120-employees, the District serves a population of over 340,000 in the greater Madison area. The District has a 180-square-mile-service area that encompasses 26 owner communities and operates a large network of interceptor sewers, pumping stations and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant.

Working at the District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in and giving back to the environment that surrounds us. 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!

The person in this position will be a key member of the District’s Operations and Maintenance team.  Under the direction of the District’s Operations Manager, the Regulatory Performance and Process Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that the District is meeting all of the requirements of its regulatory permits. This will include monitoring all water and air emissions and submitting all required reports and notifications.  The Regulatory Performance and Process Engineer will be a member of the team which provides technical support and sustainable solutions for the operation of the 50 million gallon per day Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant. The person in this position will be expected to be current on new developments in the field of wastewater treatment and contribute that knowledge during planned expansions of the facilities as well as during day to day operations.

Please submit a cover letter and a resume along with your application. While we will accept applications through July 5, 2022, the first round of applications will be reviewed starting June 20. It is possible a candidate may be interviewed and hired prior to the closing of the posting.

DUTIES:
Success Factors

  • Collaborative: Displays teamwork. Works effectively with all levels within the organization to makes decisions and actively support group goals.
  • Systematic Decision Maker: Has a strong orientation to details, no matter how small, anduses data and technology to evaluate issues and solve problems.
  • Analytical and Conceptual Thinking:  Ability toanalyze and simplify complex issues, developing coherent models and solutions
  • Creative Problem Solver: Is open to and seeks new novel solutions to problems
  • Adaptable:  Is flexible and open-minded to change and new ideas. Can adjust and modify to fit the situation.  Has the courage to make changes.
  • Mission Driven: Has a passion for sustainability, the environment and protecting public health.

Essential Job duties

  • Manage the District’s air emissions control permit.  Ensure that processes and controls are being operated correctly and that all emissions data is being collected and stored properly.  Arrange for any required emissions testing.  In a timely manner submit to the regulatory agency all reports required by the permit.
  • Ensure that all of the provisions of the District’s Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Permit are being met.
  • Work with other District Staff to ensure that other regulatory requirements, such as general stormwater permitting, CMOM, and CMAR are being met.
  • Become familiar with the complex operation of the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Become familiar with the process control algorithms and the means of automatically controlling the treatment processes.
  • Work closely with the Operator Supervisor and Operations Section engineers to maintain and improve treatment performance. Coordinate activities with the Operator Supervisor and the Lead Operator on a daily basis.
  • Perform On-call duties on a rotational basis.
  • Troubleshoot problems with the treatment processes and provide solutions as needed.
  • Be involved with consultants in planning, design, and construction activities related to improvements at the treatment plant. Design and manage small engineering projects as needed. Prepare plans, specifications and bidding documents for small plant capital improvement projects.
  • Serve as a member of the Core Sustainable Infrastructure Management Team and the CIP planning team, and be responsible for developing CIP business cases related to the Plant’s infrastructure as assigned.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related engineering field.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience related to wastewater treatment and process control or air emissions control. A Master’s Degree may substitute for experience.
  • Certification of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin or be able to obtain certification when eligible to do so.
  • Shall obtain an ENV SP credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure within one year of hire.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within one year, absent extenuating circumstances, a State of Wisconsin wastewater operator certification for the processes at the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant.

For a complete list of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the Job Description here.

The incumbent will have opportunities to become involved in professional organizations such as the Water Environment Federation, the Central States Water Environment Association, the Federation of Environmental Technologists, and the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association.

The full salary range for this position extends to $110,788 and the selected candidate will have the ability to advance to that level through our merit-based pay system. However, only a well-qualified candidate would initially start at a salary of $100,000.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a combination of environments ranging from a standard office environment to field sites, tunnels, pumping stations, etc. This will require walking, bending, climbing stairs, standing. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must be able to safely use computer equipment for extended periods of time. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard or other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read and write words and numbers. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person, publicly or over the phone. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally (for instance, carrying 5 gallon pails of water for sampling). The noise level varies from quiet to loud.

Work may occasionally require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals. Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climactic conditions. Work may occasionally require performance of tasks at elevated levels. Work may occasionally require performance of tasks in confined areas. Additional requirements may be specified depending on needs of department and/or tasks required to complete work efforts.

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.madsewer.org1610 Moorland Road
Madison, WI 53713
6087091847mikel@madsewer.org
Position #2022-00018
REGULATORY PERFORMANCE AND PROCESS ENGINEER
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Wastewater Collection/Pump Station/Water Pipeline Engineering Manager
Black & Veatch – Wisconsin/Minnesota
Posted 6-7-2022

Job Summary

Are you wanting to be part of a high-performing team that is shaping the future of water infrastructure and grow with Black & Veatch? We’re looking for a talented Engineering Manager to help lead Midwest linear infrastructure and pump station projects.

 

Key Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and supervise engineering staff for the planning, design and construction oversight of pipeline and pump station projects throughout the Midwest.
  • Assist the project manager in maintaining project schedules and budgets
  • Assist the project manager in managing sub-consultants
  • Oversee implementation of expected QC/QC procedures during a project
  • Under the direction of the project manager, interface directly with the clients on all technical aspects of the project including the management of change associated with project work scope, contract terms or any subcontract contracts
  • Support business development through writing of technical approaches, scopes of work, and presentation to clients
  • Technically mentor other engineering staff
  • Serve in a supervisory role and participate in career planning and learning and development.

 

Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to lead large multi-discipline teams and drive solutions to meet deliverables
  • Ability and motivation to technically lead complex pipeline and pump station projects

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides for pipeline and pump station projects
  • Knowledge of pipeline and pump station construction techniques
  • Experience with pipeline and pump station condition assessment
  • Industry knowledge and technology trends
  • Knowledge of procurement and contract administration
  • Experience and ability to support proposals with marketing with technical ideas and approaches

 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience.

 

Certifications

Professional engineering registration is preferred.

Candidates should contact Gina Gansmann at GansmannGM@bv.com to apply.


Field Crew
Racine Wastewater Utility
Racine, WI
Posted 6-7-2022

DESCRIPTION

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

 

The purpose of this position is to perform industrial and sanitary sewer flow sampling and monitoring, sewer/lift station maintenance, and collection system emergency response. This position will have an emphasis on sampling duties, but will perform all department functions.

 

An Associate’s Degree related to water quality technology or environmental health is preferred, but not required. WI DNR general wastewater operator license and collection system subgrade (SS) license is required within 1 year of hire. Candidate must also hold a valid state-issued driver’s license. A class-B commercial driver’s license (CDL), and confined space entry training certification are required within 6 months of hire. Proficiency with computer applications and programming electronic instrumentation is also needed. The hiring pay range for this position is $25.43/hr to $29.91/hr pending qualifications (maximum position pay to $35.90/hr). A complete job description and NEOGOV application are available on-line through the City of Racine Human Resources Department at:

 

http://www.cityofracine.org/

 

Qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter and resume.

Full Job Description

AA/EEO/ADA EMPLOYER


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Oswego, IL
Posted 6-7-2022

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Under supervision of Laboratory Coordinator, performs technical, professional work of routine difficulty to provide the control testing data necessary for determining the efficiency of the various processes of wastewater treatment facilities and industrial discharges; performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Performs general testing in accordance with written methods.
  • Sets up, calibrates and operates a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepares reagents for assigned analyses.
  • Documents results of laboratory tests in laboratory notebooks and enter data in LIMS.
  • Cleans sample bottles.
  • Keeps lab area, equipment and supplies clean.
  • Observes basic safety practices.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

ACCEPTABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must possess good knowledge of the basic principles and practical applications of chemistry and biology; working skill in standard analytical techniques using common laboratory equipment; experience with computers and Microsoft software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment for this position involves working with wastewater samples, hazardous materials and chemicals and with fumes or airborne particles. May occasionally have to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completion of bachelor’s degree in STEM field, no experience required. Lab classes in biology and chemistry preferred. After successful completion of a District training program, must be able to demonstrate the ability to properly perform representative test procedures.
NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation begins at $23.42 per hour, and is negotiable based on experience.
Includes excellent fringe benefits:

  • Several Health Insurance Plans to choose from
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 9 Paid Holidays Plus 4 Floating Holidays
  • IMRF Pension Plan
  • Employer Paid Group Term Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Voluntary Life Insurance Plans
  • Professional Development Certifications

 

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should go to the following link and complete the Employment Application.
https://www.foxmetro.org/employment-opportunities/labtechnician-2022/

Once you have completed the application, you may return it to us using any one of these methods. Please include any cover letter or resume you may have.

Email: careers@foxmetro.org
Fax: 630-892-4394
Mail:
Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Attn: Patrick J. Divine, Human Resources Coordinator
682 State Route 31
Oswego, IL 60543

THE FOX METRO WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Program Director – Civil & Environmental Engineering
UW Madison
Madison, WI
Posted 5-26-2022

Salary

  • Salary Range (Annual): $90-140,000
  • FTE: 50-100%

Employees in this role can expect a generous benefits package, including 5+ weeks of paid time off, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension plan, 403(b) and 457(b) retirement saving plans, health insurance, paid professional development opportunities, a hybrid flexible workplace environment, and more. Learn more at:  https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/.

Applicants must apply through job #259197 on the Jobs at UW website (www.jobs.wisc.edu) by submitting a cover letter and resume by June 22.

https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/513884/program-directorcivil-environmental-engineering

InterPro Summary

Reporting to the Transportation and Infrastructure Team Lead, the program director will develop and deliver short courses and certificates in Civil and Environmental Engineering focused on wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and sustainability.

The program director will be expected to seek out innovative ways to provide continuing education; conduct programs that are financially self-supporting; and develop and maintain relationships with other university departments and outside associations for the purpose of advancing knowledge and developing content.

Expected activities include communicating with prospective students, identifying student needs, developing instructional materials, coordinating with course marketing and support staff, teaching, arranging for faculty and instructors, assessing course evaluation results, and maintaining financially self-supporting program budgets. The program director will revise existing courses and develop and launch new courses, certificates, and digital badges. The program director must be self-disciplined, motivated, and able to work independently with limited oversight.

With nationally recognized online degree programs, short courses, certificate programs and more, the UW-Madison Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs continues to be a pioneer in continuing education. Founded in 1949, we help working professionals learn the technical skills they need to do their jobs better and empower them with confidence and motivation to take their careers to the next level. https://interpro.wisc.edu/

Job Summary

Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, assists with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • 25% Assists in developing techniques and/or model programs for carrying out instructional goals in disciplinary area and may help identify ways in which new techniques could be of assistance
  • 5% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements
  • 20% Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy
  • 10% Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including grading
  • 5% Supervises the day to day activities of work unit employees involved in instructional support as needed
  • 25% Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties

 

Unique Responsibilities

  • 10% Manages event and course budgets

Education

  • Bachelors degree in civil engineering or related area is required
  • Masters degree preferred
  • PE License preferred

 

Qualifications – Minimum number of years and relevant work experience

  • 5 years experience in a technical or engineering management role responsible for leading civil engineering projects required. The applicant must have professional knowledge and experience with the latest industry practices of wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and sustainability.
  • Experience teaching, providing training, or presenting to civil and environmental professionals preferred
  • Experience with online learning tools and software, such as Canvas, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and/or Webex preferred

 

Additional information located in various sections of job post: 

  • Will consider candidates interested in full or part-time; minimum salary is based on 100% FTE and will be prorated at a lower FTE. This is a non-tenure track position.
  • Remote work may be available depending on location. Some travel required.

WASTEWATER OPERATIONS INTERN
CITY OF FOND DU LAC
CITY OF FOND DU LAC, WI
Posted 5-10-2022

The City of Fond du Lac is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Operations Intern at the Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Facility (WTRRF). Various duties and responsibilities will include the following:

The Intern will assist the Main Plant Operator with equipment rotations and determining calculations for high strength waste, sludge transfer, and monitoring chemical inventory.

Influent

Because this is a hands-on opportunity, there will be times when the intern will be expected to contribute to normal daily maintenance and get dirty cleaning the influent wetwell, fine screens, grit washer, and/or screening conveyors and raking the roll-off

Primary Treatment

  • Scum Pit Cleaning – learn the method of scum pit cleaning under the direction of the operator
  • Pump Activation – learn the primary/blend pumping procedures

Secondary Treatment

  • Mixed Liquor Solids – learn how to use a settleometer and calculate the SVI. They will also learn the operation of a microscope for performing microbial analysis on a daily basis to determine the diverse health and activity of our mixed liquor
  • RAS/WAS Pump Operation -The Intern will be shown the method of RAS and WAS Pump Operation. Under the direction of the Operator, they will make adjustments to the RAS and WAS rates.

Sampling

  • There will be daily sampling for both operation and lab analysis. The Intern will be directly involved with aeration basin profiling for phosphorus, ammonia, nitrates, dissolved oxygen and COD.
  • pH Analysis – learn the methods of pH analysis and calibration using the laboratory pH meter. The Intern will then be responsible for performing and recording pH during their rounds with an operator including digester, mixed liquor and effluent.
  • Sludge Depth Measurement -The intern will be shown the method of sludge depth measurements and will be responsible for performing the measurements under the direction of a treatment plant operator both in the primary and secondary clarifiers. They will also learn how to make operational decisions based off these measurements.

Sludge Handling

  • Centrifuge Operations – Under the direction of an Operator, learn all aspects of centrifuge operation and perform sampling and testing for total solids using a moisture analyzer. Additionally, the Intern will be involved in polymer preparation and conveying the biosolids into roll-offs for disposal.
  • Digesters – The Intern will assist the Operator with their digester rounds including checking digester levels, pH and completing the log sheet.

Biogas Engine

  • System Maintenance and Monitoring – There is a 450 kW Biogas Engine on site and monitoring includes checking temperatures, pressures and levels of associated equipment to ensure smooth and efficient operation.
  • Gas Cleaning and Monitoring – The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the biogas cleaning equipment, gas analysis and associated equipment log sheets.

Laboratory

  • The intern will have the opportunity to learn wastewater laboratory techniques and spend approximately 2-3 weeks with the laboratory staff shadowing and having hands on opportunities.
  • Analyses learned will include at minimum total suspended solids, ammonia, total phosphorus, biochemical oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand.

Requirements include high school graduation and ideally current enrollment in a two or four-year college program focused on wastewater or related science. Scheduled hours are from approximately June – August from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

The pay rate is $13.00/hour and the application deadline is Friday, May 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.fdl.wi.gov for application materials, or call (920) 322-3624. A physical exam and drug-screening test is required prior to employment.


WASTEWATER OPERATOR
CITY OF FOND DU LAC
CITY OF FOND DU LAC, WI
Posted 5-10-2022

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

 

Various duties include:  Performing process-related lab tests in accordance with established procedures and schedules such as MLSS test, pH, DO, and settleability.   Monitoring and operating the activated sludge system, making adjustments to the chemical feed control systems for phosphorus removal, calibration and adjustment of process monitoring probes,  monitoring and operation of side stream de-ammonification process, struvite control and addition of sodium hypochlorite for effluent water (DEW) disinfection.   Operation of the primary and final clarifiers, the return and waste pump operations and associated piping, the main plant control SCADA and storm and sanitary SCADA, investigating “alarm” conditions in the plant and at liftstations, and insuring that corrective action is taken.  Duties will also include on-call duties and performing routine building, equipment, and grounds maintenance work as required, including cleaning all process-related work areas and equipment.  Scheduled hours include rotating weekend work (5 hours on Saturday and Sunday) and rotating holidays.

 

Recommended requirements include:  Graduation from a four-year college or a two-year specialized training program in wastewater treatment including laboratory procedures and an internship at a wastewater treatment facility or equivalent training and experience.  Possession of a valid Wisconsin “Advanced” wastewater operator certification in subclasses:  A1, B, C, P, and D, or the ability to obtain within 4 years of hire.

 

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including paid time off; health, life, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability; 457 and Roth retirement plans; and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. This continues to be one of the best-funded public employee retirement systems in the country. The financial strength of the WRS is attributable to its unique plan design, funding discipline, strong governance, and the effective investment strategies of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

 

Starting salary will range from $24.57 – $31.59 based upon skills, knowledge, and abilities.

 

Applications reviewed upon receipt.

 

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


WASTEWATER OPERATOR
CITY OF LAKE MILLS
LAKE MILLS, WI
Posted 5-9-2022

The City of Lake Mills is seeking a well-qualified individual to join the City of Lake Mills Department of Public Works Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) as an Operator.

 

Wastewater operators work for the wastewater treatment plant under the broad supervision of the wastewater utility foreman to assist in the efficient operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.

 

There are three staff classifications in the Wastewater Treatment Facility: General Laborer, Plant Operator 2, and Plant Operator 1.

 

We are currently seeking a Plant Operator level 2 or 1

 

To be successful, the person in this position must have significant experience and appropriate licenses and certifications. This person must be able to operate in the conditions associated with operating maintaining a sewerage treatment system.

 

This person must be community-minded, cooperative, and focused on providing the best service possible to the City of Lake Mills.

 

The anticipated starting wage is $21 to $26 depending on qualifications and experience. The City of Lake Mills also offers an excellent benefit package. A complete job description and application form can be obtained at www.ci.lake-mills.wi.us or City of Lake Mills Municipal offices.

 

Submit application materials and resume to City Clerk Misty Quest, 200D Water Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 or mquest@ci.lake-mills.wi.us.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and this position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Mission Statement

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