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Jobs with benefits: Helping people, helping the environment

Wastewater operator. It sounds like a dirty job, but it’s more about using science, collecting data and managing a system. It’s also a vital job for human and environmental health. Wastewater operators make sure water flushed from toilets, sinks, bathtubs, washing machines – all the water from homes and businesses – is cleaned up enough to be discharged to a lake or river.

Small towns. Big cities. Communities across Minnesota are looking for wastewater operators, people who like science, like variety, like a steady job and like making a difference. These are jobs with benefits, including helping people and helping the environment.

You may qualify for this job through:

  • On-the-job training
  • 2-year program at Vermillion Community College or St. Cloud Technical College
  • 4-year degree in chemistry at any accredited college
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Career Opportunities

Wastewater Operator
Owatonna, MN

Closing Date/Time - Wed 12/04/2019 Central Time
Salary - $26.28 - $34.16 Hourly
Job Type - Full-time
Location - 1140 Industrial Road, Owatonna, MN
Department - Public Works

The first level in the Wastewater Series is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all wastewater equipment.

Responsibilities may include: coordinating wastewater system repairs as assigned; and inspecting all wastewater system equipment and materials.

High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D); 2 year maintenance and equipment operation or related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the duties of the position.


  • Wastewater Treatment Operator Class C License
  • State of MN Class B commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement, and air brakes
  • Other certifications may include: Fork Lift Certification, Boilers License, and Skid Steer Certification

Please visit the City of Owatonna’s website for a full job description and to apply. http://ci.owatonna.mn.us


Wastewater Treatment Plant - Collection & Distribution
Red Wing, MN


Notes for each position: all levels of qualifications will be considered (i.e. Apprentice Assistant Operator, Assistant Operator and Operator). The successful candidate would be automatically promoted to a higher level upon achieving the minimum certifications for that position.

Apprentice Assistant Operator: Must have HS diploma or equivalent. Must possess both Minnesota Class D wastewater and water operator certifications. Must have or obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with 6 months of hire. Must have or obtain a Class A CDL with tanker endorsement within a year of hire and be able to pass a DOT physical.

Assistant Operator: Must have HS diploma or equivalent. Must possess both Minnesota Class C wastewater and Class D water operator certifications. Must have a Class A CDL with Air Brake and tanker endorsement and be able to pass a DOT physical.

Operator: Must have HS diploma or equivalent. Must possess both Minnesota Class B wastewater and Class D water operator certifications and a Type IV land disposal certification. Must have a Class A CDL with Air Brake and tanker endorsement and be able to pass a DOT physical.

Open until filled. Visit website for more details: https://www.red-wing.org/Jobs.aspx

Questions? Contact 651-385-3698 or via e-mail human.resources@ci.red-wing.mn.us  
Mail application or stop by
City Hall
315 West 4th Street
Red Wing, MN.


Water/Wastewater/Equipment Operator II
Gilbert, MN

The City of Gilbert is accepting applications from Licensed Water/Wastewater applicants for the full time position of Water/Wastewater/Equipment Operator II within the City of Gilbert. Applicants must possess valid Class D Water and Wastewater licenses, valid driver’s license, and valid Minnesota Class B driver’s license or obtain one within 12 months of hire date.

A completed City of Gilbert application and resume must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

Applications and full job description may be obtained at
Gilbert City Hall
16 South Broadway
Gilbert, MN 55741.

You can also download the application by visiting http://www.gilbertmn.org (click on government/jobs).

Applicants will be subject to a thorough background check. For questions, please call 218.748.2232.

The city of Gilbert is an equal Opportunity Employer.

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