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.
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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
Degree Programs Information
St Cloud Technical and Community College – Website
Water Environment Technologies Instructor
Brand new program just starting March 2021
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.
Application deadline February 22nd or until filled.
The Executive Board appoints the office of Assistant Secretary/Treasurer (AST) and is a member of the Executive Board. The term of the AST is five years with the possibility of renewal at the pleasure of the Board.
The AST shall be authorized to act in the absence of the Secretary/Treasurer and shall be authorized to make deposits and issue checks as approved by the Executive Board when the Secretary/Treasurer is not available. The AST shall serve the duty of Secretary/Treasurer in the event that person is not available. The AST shall be capable of fulfilling the general duties of the Secretary/Treasurer should that person be unable to fulfill the remainder of their term due to resignation, illness or any other cause that would preclude them from their duties.
The AST shall prepare and execute the following general duties related to the Annual Conference:
- Prepare the technical program mailing – coordinating the information for the Technical Program and social activities.
- Prepare the registration list from information gathered by the Secretary/Treasurer for tracking the registered attendees, vendors, speakers, guests, and officials.
- Prepare registration packets including name badges and meal/activity tickets for the event. 4. Serve as coordinator and registration official for the on-site registration and distribution of materials to registered attendees, vendors, speakers and guests.
- Provide information relative to the numbers of attendees and additional services related to the Annual Meeting as required by the Board.
Shall also assist the Secretary/Treasurer as needed throughout the year with association business and correspondence. Shall also provide information as requested to assist the Editor in the publication of the WASTEWATCHER.
Shall maintain the Speakers Bureau which consists of a pool of speakers, contact information, and presentation topics which will be shared amongst the membership to aid in planning future section and annual meetings.
Compensation shall be set by the Executive Board on an annual basis through the establishment of the Annual Budget.
Qualifications: Must be a current member with at least 10 years membership and previous Board experience. Must be able to attend all Board Meetings, Committee Meetings, and the Annual Conference. Shall have knowledge of accounting and ability to compile information relative to filing of corporation tax documents and maintaining corporate not for profit status. Shall be fully capable of handling routine banking transactions should the Secretary/Treasurer be unavailable.
Must have secure location to maintain Association computers, equipment and supplies. Shall be willing to assume the role of Secretary/Treasurer through a transition timetable established by the Board, or in such instance that the Secretary/Treasurer is unable to fulfill the duties of that role.
This year round, part-time position requires a high school diploma; completion of technical school program in mechanics or equivalent course work; one year demonstrated experience as a mechanic; possession of valid driver’s license; possession of American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care within six months of employment. Must pass a pre-employment physical/drug test. Starting wage $19.47 – $23.08/hour. Applications and additional information at City Administrator’s Office, 507-934-0663 or www.saintpetermn.gov/365/employment. Completed applications must be received by City Administrator’s Office by 5:00 p.m. October 28, 2022. Interviews will be conducted on November 4, 2022. Faxed or late applications not accepted. AA/EEO
$25.73 – $29.41/hour
During an assigned shift, an operator performs the designated duties and tasks assigned by the O/M supervisor, lead worker or process operator to efficiently and safely operate the assigned process machinery, equipment and facilities of clean water production; including but not limited to oxygen production systems, liquid oxygen backup systems, influent wastewater pumps, bar screens, grit removal systems, oxygen dissolution systems, settling tanks, effluent filters, air compressors, odor control systems, disinfection systems, chemical feed systems, pumps, motors, controllers, sludge thickeners, sludge digestion equipment, dewatering equipment, and associated equipment to maintain effluent discharge within the NPDES permit.
Performs all related operational tasks in controlling assigned equipment (including adjustments and modifications as prescribed by departmental policy), which may include some coordination of the activities of another operator on the assigned shift.
Takes independent action to deal with emergency situations, including all reporting and notification and ensures that all procedures are followed.
Considerable knowledge of specific theories and practices of wastewater treatment and advanced secondary treatment; knowledge of proper sampling techniques and wastewater testing protocols; and considerable knowledge of pumps, motors, tools, machinery and equipment similar to that found in a wastewater or solid waste facility. Ability to independently use the SCADA system for operation of the specific systems assigned and to utilize the SCADA system under the guidance and direction of the Senior Wastewater Treatment Operator. Ability to locate and repair minor operational equipment deficiencies; ability to interpret simple illustrated equipment and parts breakdowns, sketches and other related operational equipment; ability to accurately read gauges and meters and to transcribe and interpret this information. Ability to be mobile over a variety of steps, ramps, ladders and confined spaces; possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting an moving of supplies and equipment; capability of exerting pulling force upon machinery, equipment and valves; to reach overhead and bend over to operate levers and valves; ability to shovel material and operate high pressure water hoses; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and supervisors.
During an assigned shift, a utility worker performs the designated duties and tasks assigned by the supervisor or lead worker to efficiently and safely operate the process machinery, equipment and facilities of the district. Including but is not limited to pumps, drives and motors; filters, clarifiers, and chemical feed systems; fuel, ash and sand transportation systems, conveyors; and all related process equipment and controls. Reports problems and incidents as prescribed by departmental policy and procedures, takes independent action to deal with emergency situations including all reporting and notification procedures.
Accomplishes assigned preventive maintenance tasks to the established standards. Performs assigned maintenance and repair of process equipment and facilities; checks, troubleshoots and takes appropriate action to ensure that equipment and process failures are minimized.
Performs cleaning duties and other related projects to maintain clean and orderly conditions in the District facilities; maintains a constant awareness of safe work practices; monitors compliance with District Safety Programs to complete work without accidents or injuries; attends in-service training as required by the supervisor or lead worker.
Knowledge of various theories and practices of industrial mechanical operation and maintenance. Ability to locate and repair minor operational equipment deficiencies; ability to interpret simple illustrated equipment and parts breakdown, to accurately read gauges and meters and to transcribe and interpret this information. Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner; be mobile over a wide variety of surfaces; ability to perform regular lifting and moving of supplies and equipment; capacity to exert pulling force upon machinery, equipment and valves, to reach overhead and bend over to operate levers and valves; ability to shovel material and operate high pressure water hoses; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and supervisors.
Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in the maintenance of parks and recreational facilities; possession of a valid driver’s license; possession of a State of Minnesota Class A Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement or to obtain within six months of employment with the City; possession of an American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or obtain within six months of the date of employment.
Desirable qualifications: demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in the maintenance and care of parks and recreational facilities; demonstrated knowledge of the care of plants, trees, and shrubs; demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of equipment operation; demonstrated knowledge of and experience operating equipment needed to perform parks maintenance tasks; demonstrated ability to speak conversational Spanish or Somali.
NOTICE: The successful candidate must complete and pass a pre-employment physical and drug test and is subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing required by federal regulations.
Starting pay $20.30 per hour. Applicants are required to complete a City of Saint Peter application form available in the City Administrator’s Office, 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-2538, by calling (507) 934-0663, or www.saintpetermn.gov/365/employment. Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will be conducted Wednesday, October 12, 2022. A/A EOE
Maintain, operate and repair residential, commercial and community septic systems.
High school education or equivalent. Licensure or education in the sewer/septic system field preferred, or two years of experience in the service industry.
Class D minimum. Must obtain within 1 year MN Class B driver’s license with tanker and air brake endorsement. Hold or able to obtain MPCA Septic System Service Provider, Maintainer, and/or Installer licenses along with Wastewater and Water Well operator’s license.
We are seeking a strong candidate who is not afraid to work hard, possesses initiative to get the job done, and can repair mechanical equipment such as blowers and pumps. PeopleService will provide on-the-job training and assist in becoming certified in the field of water/wastewater. This is an excellent opportunity for recent WET graduates or candidates looking for a long-term career where you can grow – through increased certification and gaining valuable experience. PeopleService is a family-oriented company providing water/wastewater services to municipalities throughout the Midwest. We offer a competitive wage with excellent benefits which begin on date of hire. For more information and to apply, head over to our website at www.peopleservice.com – we look forward to receiving your application!
Classification is based upon experience and/or certifications.
Class IV starting salary: $40,000 (Entry Level Experience)
Class V starting salary: $50,000 (Intermediate Level Experience)
The Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider (PM/TAP) generally works in one of MAP’s nine states. the PM/TAP will work with project communities and utilities to provide guidance, training and technical assistance to improve or develop water, wastewater, solid waste systems and other related programs or services.
Primary responsibilities include: project management; provide technical guidance; plan and/or deliver training; perform outreach and networking; program development; perform research and analysis; general administrative duties; contract management/mediation; assist with codes/ordinances/grants and grants management; promote system operational standards to meet regulatory compliance; identify cost savings and promote system longevity/sustainment; and assist communities with drafting of by-laws, policies, procedures and rate setting. Work performed is generally in the capacities of technical, financial and managerial.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required (Qualifying experience is equally important to education preferences.)
- Any combination of applicable experience in environmental policy management, water, wastewater or solid waste facilities development or planning.
- Advanced personal computer skills are critical to success. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel. Should also be familiar with Adobe Pro.
- Must be able to communicate effectively in writing.
- Financial and Managerial certifications, training or experience is helpful.
- Certain positions may require water and/or wastewater operator certification.
More info and apply: https://www.map-inc.org/employment.html.