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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

Water Plant Operator Technician A
Mankato, MN

Salary: $19.94 - $29.13 Hourly / $41,477.28 - $60,580.00 Annually

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

General Duties:
Under supervision of the Superintendent of the Water Treatment Plant, performs semi-skilled work as required for the efficient operation, maintenance, and housekeeping of the water treatment plant, wells, reservoirs and related components.  Performs the functions of the Shift Operator whenever a Shift Operator is unavailable to work his or her shift.  Works the day shift or on a weekly rotating shift.  Whenever not working on a shift, works days assisting on plant operations and maintenance.  May be assigned to one or more functional areas within the department.

Salary Note: 2019 range shown above as 2020 Teamsters union contract is not yet settled.

Minimum Requirements:
HS Diploma/GED, and successful completion of a technical college water/wastewater operators program or completion within 60 days of application date; OR hold a valid Minnesota Class D Water Supply System Operator certification or have the ability to obtain one within 90 days of first eligibility.  Must obtain a Class "B" Water Supply System Operator certification within 6 years of employment. Must possess MN Class D driver’s license, and obtain a MN Class A driver’s license and a tanker endorsement within 365 days (1 year) of employment.

Apply: More information and to apply: https://www.mankatomn.gov/jobs

Deadline: Sunday, April 26, 2020-11:59pm

Contact Person: Diane Biedscheid, City of Mankato Human Resources, (507) 387-8664.


Public Utilities Department - Maintenance
Sauk Rapids, MN


The City of Sauk Rapids is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual for a full-time position for the Public Utilities Department.

This individual assists in the operation, maintenance and control of the city water and wastewater departments. This includes, potable water treatment plants, wells, distribution system, wastewater collection system, and ensures safe efficient water/sewer system operation.

This position is categorized as a Grade 12 which corresponds to a salary range of $48,591 - $67,786. All new hires start at step one - $23.36. A cover letter, resume, and completed city application form must be received at the Sauk Rapids Government Center—City Hall by 4:30 P.M. on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Send completed materials to the
City Administrator
Sauk Rapids Government Center
250 Summit Avenue North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

Application materials, eligibility requirements including salary and benefit information are available on the City website at www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us as well as at Sauk Rapids Government Center.


Wasterwater Operator
Chisago City, MN


Salary 2020 $22.91 - $27.76 Location Chisago Lakes Joint Sewage

Closing Date April 3, 2020 2:00pm

General Duties
Assists in the operation and maintenance of a Class A SBR wastewater treatment plant and the sanitary sewer system of the Commission and Members entities as needed.

Preferred Requirements
In job packet

Minimum requirements partial list
*Class D wastewater license and obtain a class C license within 1 year of employment.
*Two years of experience at a wastewater treatment facility and wastewater collection systems. One of the 2 years shall be at a activated sludge plant.
CDL license with tanker and air brake endorsement or obtain in 6 months of hire.
Requirement of 30 minutes drive time from home to the Treatment Plant at time of hiring and to respond to a call back situations within one hour.

Apply to:
To obtain the required Commission application, full job description, and all requirements contact Debbie Steele at 651-257-1937 or by email at dssteele@frontiernet.net



Maple Plain, MN


Immediate opening for an experienced candidate who possess public works experience to work in our Maple Plain, Minnesota location. 

Class C water and D wastewater certifications helpful but not required at time of hire.
Prior public works experience strongly preferred or related experience.
For more information to complete an on-line application, go to www.peopleservice.com/work-with-us/apply

For questions, please call 1-877-774-4311 Ext. 3.


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