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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. Educating 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

Vermillion Technical College – Website
Wade Klingsporn
Water Resources
218-235-2145

Wade.Klingsporn@vcc.edu


St Cloud Technical and Community College – Website

Gregg Kropp
Water Environment Technologies Instructor
320-308-5952
Gregg.kropp@sctcc.edu

Brand new program just starting March 2021


St. Paul College – Website

Carol Kaszynski
Cell:   612-965-1666
Desk:  651-266-6295
Carol.Kaszynski@ci.stpaul.mn.us


Career Opportunities

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Feb
2021

Water/Wastewater Operator
Breckenridge, MN

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.

Minimum requirements:

  • 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.


To apply: City application on website at www.breckenridgemn.net or by emailing Liane Mauch at lmauch@breckenridgemn.net.
Phone: 218-643-1431.

Application deadline February 22nd or until filled.

EOE

Water Plant Operator Technician A
City of Mankato

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. May be assigned to Shift Operator or Relief Operator functions. Relief Operator performs the functions of the Shift Operator whenever a Shift Operator is unavailable to work his or her shift. Operators rotate between a day, evening, and on-call shift. Whenever not working on a shift, works days assisting on plant operations and maintenance. 

Minimum Requirements:
Must possess a high school diploma or GED and have the ability to obtain a Minnesota Class D Water Supply System Operator Certificate within ninety (90) days of eligibility. Must obtain a Class B Water Supply System Operator certification within six (6) years of employment. Alternative Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or environmental science.

More information and to apply: https://www.mankatomn.gov/jobs
Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 2021-11:59pm
Contact Person: Diane Biedscheid, City of Mankato Human Resources, (507) 387-8664.

Wastewater Operator I
City of New Prague

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 8 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 $27.35 to $35.86 with benefits.

Application and supplemental questionnaire are available on-line at www.ci.new-prague.mn.us and are due by 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 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. The City of New Prague is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Water/Wastewater Operator
City of Breckenridge

The City of Breckenridge is accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Operator in the Public Utilities Department. 
This position has general responsibilities in the municipal wastewater treatment system and the water distribution system. Applicants must have or be able to obtain Class D licenses for water and wastewater and a CDL with tanker endorsement within one year. 

This is a full-time position with great benefits and annual salary range from $48,010 to $57,327. Applications and complete job description available at City Hall or via www.breckenridgemn.net, or by contacting Liane Mauch at lmauch@breckenridgemn.net or (218) 643-1431. 

Applications, along with resume and cover letter, accepted until 5PM on October 6th or until position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity.

Public Works Supervisor - Sanitary & Storm Sewer Maintenance
City of Blaine

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for
supervision of crews responsible for maintenance and repair of storm sewer and sanitary sewer divisions,
and related infrastructure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Supervises staff to include conducting performance evaluations; coordinating training; and implementing
hiring, and discipline/termination procedures.
2. Prepares work schedules and inspects work products for assigned crews, ensuring compliance with standards.
3. Supervises and monitors water treatment and distribution, sewer storm system operation and maintenance, and
related operations and maintenance to ensure compliance with plans and regulations.
4. Prepares budget recommendations based on needs in an assigned area; maintains an assigned budget and
related assets.
5. Maintains related records to ensure compliance with regulations.
6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Associates of Arts degree in a related field AND five years of progressively responsible experience in related
field; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Four years of supervisory experience.
4. Class SC Collections Certificate OR Class C Wastewater Certificate OR four years stormwater management
supervisory experience.
SALARY
$41.53 - $53.99 per hour per DBM C42 of the 2021 Classification and Compensation System, plus excellent
benefits.
APPLICATIONS
More information and application materials can be obtained at (763) 785-6109 or www.blainemn.gov/jobs. Application materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021.

Wastewater Operator I
City of New Prague

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 8 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 20-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 $27.35 to $35.86 with benefits.

Application and supplemental questionnaire are available on the City of New Prague website. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 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. The City of New Prague is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Wastewater Treatment Operator
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, has a full-time opening for a Senior Wastewater Treatment Operator.

Full info https://wlssd.com/?career=senior-wastewater-treatment-operator

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return via email to careers@wlssd.com by October 1, 2021.  Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks a full-time Treatment Plant Operator in the Operating Services division. Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor – Clean Water Production, lead worker, or senior waste water operator, or an assigned supervisor, an employee in this classification performs work in the operation and maintenance of portions of the wastewater treatment process.  The treatment plant operator is responsible for ensuring that the assigned portions of the plant operate in compliance with permit requirements and in response to overall plant needs.  On an assigned shift the work involves: equipment operation; assigned preventive, corrective and general maintenance; performing required checks and readings; cleaning duties; and other related work as assigned.

Full info https://wlssd.com/?career=wastewater-treatment-plant-operator

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return to WLSSD, via email (careers@wlssd.com) by 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021.  Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.