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:
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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New Prague, MN
Posted 11 Feb
The City of New Prague (pop. 8,248) is seeking applications for the position of Wastewater Operator I. The Wastewater Operator I position performs work at a Class A Biological Aerated Filter Wastewater Treatment Plant and 7 Lift Stations. This includes operations, repairs, and maintenance; collecting samples and performing tests; evaluating, calibrating, and troubleshooting equipment; preparing and maintaining operation records; and participation in an on-call rotation with 30-minute response time.
Minimum qualifications include graduation from high school or a GED; MPCA Class D WW Operator License or ability to attain within 24 months; possession of a valid MN Class D Driver’s License and ability to attain a MN Class A CDL with tanker and air-brake endorsements within 6 months; Computer/SCADA skills desirable.
Starting pay range $27.41 to $34.05 DOQ.
Application and supplemental questionnaire are available on-line at www.ci.new-prague.mn.us and are due by 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2021.
Submit application and supplemental questionnaire to
City of New Prague, Attn: Matt Rynda, Public Works Director
118 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071.
Posted until Feb 26, 2021. 4:30pm
The City of New Prague is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Certified Water/Wastewater Operator
Posted 11 Feb
Dodge Center/Claremont Water/Wastewater Operator Accepting applications for a certified water/wastewater operator or someone wanting to start a career in the industry.
Must possess valid driver's license with clean record, strong mechanical skills to repair related equipment, live within 10-30-minute response time, and required to be on-call and work every 3rd weekend.
Facility Operator I
Public Works Department/
Glacial Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District
Posted 07 Feb
Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all GLSSWD facilities including water supply, storage, distribution and treatment facilities and wastewater collection and treatment facilities. This position, as directed, requires an approximate, once a month 8-day shift through a weekend and associated holidays with 24 hour a day on call status. This position also requires a thirty-minute response time to the GLSSWD Wastewater Treatment Facility while on call. High School Diploma or GED and one year experience operating, maintaining and repairing water and wastewater treatment facilities or High School Diploma and one year college or technical training in water/wastewater field or other equivalent experience. MDH Class D Water Operators License and MPCA Class D Wastewater Operator License preferred, but not required. Valid driver’s license with ability to obtain Class “A” CDL within six months of hiring date. Also ability to obtain special engineer boiler license within six months of hiring date.
Application forms may be found online at http://www.kcmn.us
or picked up and submitted through the
Kandiyohi County Human Resources office
2200 23rd ST. NE, Suite 2020
Willmar, MN 56201
Application Deadline: February 19, 2021 or until filled.
Kandiyohi County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted 02 Feb
General Duties: Performs intermediate technical work maintaining and repairing equipment in the wastewater and water control system, monitoring and maintaining sanitary and storm sewers, responding to emergency or after hour requests, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Water/Wastewater Foreman. Yearly salary $48,010-$57,327 depending on experience.
Takes and test samples, adds and adjust chemical feeders in water plant.
Maintain and flush sewers.
Locate utility lines.
Hauls waste to external facility.
Assist with other City crews as needed.
Position will be on-call for 7-day periods on a rotating basis.
High School diploma or equivalent
Minnesota Driver’s License
Have or able to obtain a MN Class C Water License within one year of hire.
Have or able to obtain a MN Class D Wastewater License within one year of hire.
Have or able to obtain a CDL license with tanker endorsement in the State of Minnesota within one year of hire.