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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/Wastewater Operator
Detroit Lakes, MN


Detroit Lakes is a thriving and vibrant community with excellent amenities. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! Work- Play- Live- in Detroit Lakes!

Detroit Lakes Public Utility is seeking a Water/Waste Water Operator. You will perform skilled operation and maintenance work involving the water and wastewater operations of a Class A MBR Facility along with lift stations and equipment for the City of Detroit Lakes.

Education and Experience Requirements: Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science or formal training or equivalent and four years’ experience maintaining water and wastewater facilities. Vocational technical training in water and wastewater systems may substitute for the required experience. Municipal experience is preferred.

License Requirements:

  • Minnesota Class C Wastewater License.
  • Minnesota Class C Water License
  • Valid Class B CDL License.

Many benefits are included in this position: health insurance, H.S.A. contribution, life insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays and a Public Pension Fund (PERA). Salary range $24.73 to $31.31.

Job description and employment application can be found at www.cityofdetroitlakes.com. Cover letter, resume, employment application, copies of licenses and certifications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Employment requires a successful background investigation.

The City of Detroit Lakes is an equal opportunity employer

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