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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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MWOA President - Wade Klingsporn
Career Opportunities

St. Peter, MN


Department of Public Works.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma and one year experience in maintenance of parks and recreation facilities; valid Class A Driver’s License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsements within six months of employment; American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer within six months.

$18.62 per hour.
City application form required; must be received by City Administrator’s Office by 5:00 p.m. June 12, 2019.

For more information on this position go to http://www.saintpetermn.gov/employment.



Water/Wastewater Operator
Buffalo, MN


The City of Buffalo (16,200 population) is seeking applicants for the positions of full-time Water & Wastewater Operators. The primary duties include performing the day to day operations and maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant along with performing duties for Water Treatment on a scheduled duty basis.


  • Must hold high school diploma or GED.
  • Class “D” or higher Wastewater Operators License desirable.
  • Class “D” or higher Water Operators License desirable.
  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a Class “A” Minnesota Commercial Driver's License with tanker and air breaks endorsement.
  • Three years of experience or more in the Wastewater field desirable.
  • Must have the ability to do duty as required for weekend and weekly coverage as scheduled.
  • Must live within 30 minutes of Buffalo for duty coverage.

Wage range $22.81-$27.25/hr. plus benefits.
Applications/resumes should be submitted to the
City Center
212 Central Avenue
Buffalo, MN 55313

and can be found at http://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us
and sent to Laureen.bodin@ci.buffalo.mn.us.

The City of Buffalo is an EOE. No calls please.


Public Works Supervisor
Medford, MN


The City of Medford is hiring a full-time Public Works Supervisor.  This great career opportunity requires communicating and coordinating with staff and outside agencies, supervising full and part time employees, responsive customer service; and includes managing and implementing maintenance and operation of streets, parks, trails, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and wastewater, water, and storm sewer infrastructure.   The position performs administrative, technical, and professional work. Salary is $54,641-$73,757, DOQ.

Minnesota Class D Water and Class D Wastewater licenses (Class C licenses or higher preferred), have the ability to obtain a CPO license; valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement within six months.

Applications available at www.medfordminnesota.com or City Hall.  To apply, submit an application and resume.  Mail application materials to City of Medford, Attn: City Administrator, 408 2nd Ave SE, Medford, MN 55049, or email materials to medford@medfordminnesota.com.

Open until filled


Wastewater Plant Manager II
Worthington, MN


Contact Information: Ally Haro
Corporate Recruiter: allyson.haro@veolia.com
(346) 345-8929

The facility is a 2 MGD Anaerobic Lagoons with Activated Sludge Industrial WWTF. The plant receives nearly 100% of its loading from JBS (meat packing industry).

Job Summary:
Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of large/complex water and/or wastewater systems, public works and or multi-sites. Assures its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have Minnesota Class A Wastewater License or the ability to obtain the license within 6 to 12 months.
  • The position requires candidates that have a strong mechanical aptitude and willingness to get his/her “hands dirty” to keep the plant in operation.
  • Ability to communicate with both the City Engineer and the JBS management and operations staff on a frequent basis.
  • At least three (3) years progressive management experience within a water /wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection. Supervisory experience of 5 or more employees is highly desirable. Internal management experience preferred.
  • Lab experience for permit testing requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of Process/Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities/Capital Equipment Management with expertise in more than one area of general knowledge requirements.
  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Familiarity with maintenance, operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
  • Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.

**Local candidates preferred, but open to non-local applicants.

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