Municipal Job Listings

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Check out other job postings at www.lmc.org  (League of MN Cities)

Current Job Notices:

City of Hermantown – Utility and Infrastructure Manager

City of St. Peter – Forester

City of Rochester – Water Reclamation Plant – Operator 2

Minnesota Rural Water Association – Apprenticeship Program Coordinator / Trainer and Technical Assistance

VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA – Chisago City, MN Operations & Maintenance Technician

VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA – Monticello, MN Water/Wastewater Project Manager

City of Fairmont – Operations Supervisor in Water Department

City of Hamburg – Public Works Maintenance Worker

PEOPLESERVICE – Long Beach/Farwell/Kensington, MN – Water/Wastewater Operator

PEOPLESERVICE – Virginia, MN – Class B or C Water/Wastewater Operator

PEOPLESERVICE – Duluth North Shore  – Entry-Level Water/Wastewater

PEOPLESERVICE – Braham, MN Operator B

PEOPLESERVICE – Lewiston, MN Operator A or B

City of Detroit Lakes – Water/Wastewater Operator

City of Fridley – Utilities Intern

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water – Water System Supervisor

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water – Water Resource/GIS Technician

City of Maple Lake – Public Maintenance Worker

Woodard & Curran – Plant Manager

Woodard & Curran – Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic

City of Evansville –  Public Works Maintenance Worker

City of Browerville – FT Public Works Employee

Prairie Island Indian Community – WATER / WASTEWATER MANAGER   

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – Maintenance Mechanic and Carpenter – SMSC Posting  

City of Hermantown

UTILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER

The City of Hermantown is seeking a leader to plan and implement the City’s overall right of way, utility. and infrastructure program. Work involves administration of the City’s Road Improvement Program, planning for water and sewer improvements, and managing the City’s stormwater utility. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Administrator.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in a related field; or two to four years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional license in Engineering with the State of Minnesota desired, but not required.

The starting salary is $84,448 plus fringe benefits. Those applying must complete a city job application form available on line at hermantownmn.com  Applications will be accepted until a job offer has been made.  The review process will begin January February 3, 2022. E.O.E.

City of St. Peter

Position Opening – FORESTER

The City of Saint Peter is accepting applications for the position of Forester in the Department of Public Works. 

Minimum qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent; One or more years of experience in a forestry or landscape related position; Possession of a valid 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 a Minnesota Department of Agriculture noncommercial pesticide applicators license with endorsements in Categories A – Core, E – Turf and Ornamentals, F – Aquatic, J – Forestry, Rights-of-Way, and Natural Areas, L -Mosquito, Black Fly, Tick Pest Control within six months of the date of employment with the City; Possession of or ability to obtain valid State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) tree inspector’s license within six months of the date of employment; Possession of or ability to obtain an American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care within six months of the date of employment with the City.

Desired qualifications include: Demonstrated knowledge of approved methods, materials, and equipment used in the care, maintenance, removal, and planting of trees; demonstrated knowledge of tree physiology, structure, and growth; demonstrated ability to classify trees according to species; Demonstrated knowledge of the operating characteristics and servicing of equipment; Demonstrated ability to operate light and heavy equipment and trucks including but not limited to wheel loader, bucket truck, dump truck, wood chipper, snow plow truck, and chain saws; Demonstrated ability to read and interpret landscaping plans and specifications; AAS, BS or BA degree in arboriculture, forestry, landscaping or a related field from an accredited college or university; One or more years of supervisory experience of two or more employees; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of the trade; Demonstrated knowledge of Urban Forestry principles and practices; Possession of an Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); Demonstrated ability to speak conversational Spanish and/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.

Wage is $26.52 – $27.63 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 online at www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment. First review of applications will begin February 9, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.  Interviews will be conducted beginning on February 14, 2022.  AA/EOE

City of Rochester

Water Reclamation Plant
Operator 2

The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), as a division of the Public Works Department within the City of Rochester, Minnesota (population 116,000), is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives. WRP is a continuously operated facility that runs a High Purity Oxygen Plant, rated at 19.1 million gallons per day, and an Aeration Basin Complex Plant, rated at 4.5 million gallons per day, parallel on the same site.

The Operator 2 is a skilled position assisting in the operation and maintenance of the Water Reclamation Plant, a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, monitoring and controlling plant processes; inspecting, maintaining, and repairing plant mechanical and control equipment; cleaning plant equipment and process areas as necessary; assisting in the maintenance of plant buildings and grounds; and working in an Operator 1 capacity as assigned.

Qualifications for the role include:

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from an accredited technical college training program and one year operational experience at a Class A wastewater treatment facility

OR

  • High School diploma or equivalent and three years of operational experience at a Class A wastewater treatment facility
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Applicants must possess noted licensures/certifications at the time of hire and if hired, must continuously maintain licensures/certifications as a condition of continued employment.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Certification as a Class D Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator; must obtain a Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator within one year of hire
  • Special Boiler Operator’s license upon hire; must obtain a 2nd Class C low-pressure Boiler Operator’s license within one year of hire

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Windows based computer software
  • Class B Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator certification
  • Valid Class A driver’s license

Special Requirements

This position will be assigned rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Applications will be accepted until the opening is filled with priority consideration for applications submitted by February 7, 2022.

Benefits of City employment include

  • Health and dental insurance with options for individuals and families which may include a health savings account and/or flexible spending account
  • Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association
  • Options for basic and supplemental life as well as long term disability insurance.
  • Time off with vacation accrual, sick leave, and holiday provisions.   
  • Employee Assistance Program

Interested individuals may view the job posting online using www.rochestermn.gov/employment

MINNESOTA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

Apprenticeship Program Coordinator / Trainer and Technical Assistance

Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA) is searching for an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator / Trainer & Technical Advisor to work with municipalities, apprentices, and training/technical assistance in the state of Minnesota. The individual must be certified as a Class D or higher Water AND Wastewater Operations Specialist (Operator) with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in working for and directly operating, maintaining, and/or managing a water or wastewater system in Minnesota. The individual must also have:

1) A well-rounded technical knowledge of rural and small system needs and methods of meeting those needs.

2) Ability to follow MRWA’s Registered Apprenticeship Standards of Procedures, Affirmative Action Plan, Qualification, and Selection Procedures and all related documents.

3) Serve as a liaison to all parties involved in registered apprenticeship (employers, mentors, instructors, apprentices) communicating all aspects of registered apprenticeship in a way that each participant understands their role.

4) Ability to communicate effectively orally in-person, in writing, and online/virtually with operations specialists, decision makers, regulatory agencies, and other professionals.

5) Recruit and promote MRWA apprenticeship program to potential participation employers, primacy agencies, community organizations, and applicants.

6) Maintain a thorough understanding of apprenticeship requirements and to monitor the training needs of the participating employer and map-out learning and development plans for apprentice and analyze their training progress.

7) Willingness to travel as needed and ability to complete reporting requirements in a timely manner.

8) Ability to facilitate and participate in MRWA training activities as needed.

9) Ability to provide technical assistance and training on water conservation as needed per grant requirement.

10) All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Excellent salary and fringe benefits. Resume and cover letter must be received in the MRWA office on or before January 28th. Interviews will be scheduled the first or second week of February. Mail to: MRWA, Attn: Lori Blair, 217 12th Avenue SE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 or submit by E-mail: mrwa@mrwa.com .

VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA

Operations & Maintenance Technician – Chisago City, MN

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  • Chisago City, MN, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description
Veolia is the world’s leading environmental services company with ~179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.

Job Description
Provides day-to-day monitoring and basic plant and pump/booster station operations, routine lab tests and basic corrective and preventative maintenance activities.

  1. Operates equipment manually and through instrumentation panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units following process control procedures. Monitors and observes operating conditions, records observations and data in shift log. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure.

  2. Performs routine CLAIR (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, inspection and minor repair) on machines and related equipment which may include pumps, engines, centrifuges, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, vacuum filters and belt presses. Reports and documents results of work performed and enters into appropriate database. Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment to Lead or Supervisor.

  3. Collects water, wastewater, industrial waste, groundwater, sludge, residuals and/or gas samples according to schedule. Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units. Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder.

  4. Performs routine lab tests and prepares reports per procedure.

  5. Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.

  6. Learns to inspect and becomes proficient at mechanical troubleshooting to determine repairs needed. Dismantles equipment to gain access to and repairs defective parts using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing devices. Re-assembles and tests equipment ensuring safe and efficient operating condition is restored. Learns to troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic equipment and instrumentation.

  7. Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies. Operates vehicles, mobile equipment and material handling equipment for operational and maintenance purposes.

  8. Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, damaged glass, windows, doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tiles, door locks, carpet, and/or paint.

  9. Learns to estimate time and material costs for various projects. May assist in other areas of facility as directed.

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

  • High school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Six months to two years experience in a related position with experience in a similar environment preferred with ability to comprehend specifications, blueprints and manuals.
  • Experience using material handling equipment, pressure gauges and precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience using power, pneumatic, hydraulic and hand tools and shop tools such as drill press, band saw, bench grinder, torque wrench preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose basic and routine process and mechanical problems and take remedial corrective action.
  • Must have basic computer skills and have ability to operate programs for process control, the Computer Maintenance Management System, and laboratory/industrial pretreatment QA/QC.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory agency at site.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA and Quality Training.
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification if required by site. Obtain and maintain minimum water / wastewater operator state certification.
  • Must become proficient in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
  • Forklift Certification if required by site.
  • Training in operation of mechanical drives, hydraulic pumps and valves, pneumatics, electronics and control systems.
  • Obtain HVAC, Electrician, Plumber’s or other trade License if assigned to that area.

Note: Tech will not perform duties unless properly licensed.

  • Training in the use of energy management systems as needed.
  • Works toward increasing skills in additional functional areas or in obtaining advanced skills / maintenance certifications.
  • May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.

Additional information

About Veolia:
Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.                            

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA

Water/Wastewater Project Manager – Monticello, MN

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  • Monticello, MN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Standard

Company Description
Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2020, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 43 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 47 million metric tons of waste.

Job Description
Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of a large water /wastewater system, assuring its compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.

Qualifications

  • Available for 24/7 emergency services
  • Experience with client interaction
  • Comfortable making public presentations
  • Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related experience with completion of an accredited management course.
  • Five to seven years progressive lead and/or supervisory 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.
  • Highest level of certification as a water/wastewater operator required by site. If from another state, must achieve certification within one year of appointment to Plant Operations Manager.
  • Lab experience for permit testing requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with an understanding of Human Resources / Relations principals.
  • Knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • 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.

Additional Information
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

City of Fairmont

Operations Supervisor in Water Department

Salary: $65,336 – $80,060 Annually
Application Deadline: 2/15/2022 or until filled

Job Summary: accepting applications for the position of Operations Supervisor at its 5.4 MGD lime softening water treatment plant constructed in 2013.  The city is seeking a motivated individual that is looking to lead the plant operations and manage the overall maintenance and operation of this $30 million facility.  This position would be responsible for the 24-hour operation of the facility and oversight of the operators and inside mechanic.  Daily tasks include plant operations, regulatory compliance assurance and lab testing, in-service training of personnel, and customer service.  The supervisor would also be responsible for setting quality standards for work, monitoring safety conditions, and inspecting and reviewing the work of assigned personnel.

Qualifications for this position require a minimum of a two-year degree in Water Treatment and Operations, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or equivalent field. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.  A minimum of two years of water plant operation at a Class A, Class B, or similar size industrial facility is required.  Position also requires a Class A water operator license or ability to obtain within two years.

Contact Information: Darcy Jones, City of Fairmont, 507-238-3933 or djones@fairmont.org

A complete job application and description is available online at: www.fairmont.org

City of Hamburg

Public Works Maintenance Worker

The City of Hamburg is currently accepting applications for a full time Public Works Maintenance Worker.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, water and wastewater treatment, streets, sidewalks, parks, snow removal, maintenance of City equipment and buildings, and other general maintenance as assigned.

Required qualifications: must possess a valid Class D Minnesota Driver’s License; must be able to lift up to 75 pounds; must have basic computer skills along with written and verbal communication skills; must have or be willing to obtain a Class C Water License and a Class D Wastewater License.  Preferred qualifications: experience in the operation and mechanical maintenance of City equipment; municipal experience is a plus.  This position is subject to a background check and drug and alcohol testing.

This is a 40 hour per week position with weekend and on call duty required.  Starting salary $20 to $28/Hr. based on qualifications, plus benefits.

All candidates must complete a City of Hamburg employment application packet.   Please contact for application packet:  City of Hamburg, 181 Broadway Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Hamburg, MN  55339.  Phone: 952-467-3232.  Email: CityAdmin@CityofHamburgMN.com.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2022.  EEO EMPLOYER

PEOPLESERVICE

Long Beach/Farwell/Kensington, MN
Water/Wastewater Operator

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Category: Water/Wastewater Treatment
Department: Not Applicable
Closing:  2/14/2022 11:59 PM Central

Performs day-to-day operations in the water/wastewater treatment & sanitary sewer for Farwell, Kensington and Long Beach. Strongly prefer a certified water/wastewater operator but will consider mechanically inclined individuals with experience in maintaining and repairing submersible pumps and grinders.  For more information and to apply, go to www.peopleservice.com/careers.

PEOPLESERVICE

Virginia, MN
Class B or C Water/Wastewater Operator

Accepting applications for a certified water operator with experience in surface water treatment possessing a Class B or C or ability to obtain within 6 months. Class B or C wastewater certification preferred or ability to obtain within established timeframe with experience in anerobic digestion and land application.  Required to live within a 10-30-minute response time and ability to work weekends and be on-call based on a rotating schedule.  Applications accepted until 1/27/2021.  For more information and to apply, go to www.peopleservice.com.

PEOPLESERVICE

Duluth North Shore
Entry-Level Water/Wastewater

Excellent opportunity for an experienced mechanically minded individual looking to start a long-term career with a dynamic company offering a comparable compensation package with benefits beginning date of hire.  Incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of grinder and submersible pumps. Experience working in a service-call setting with strong customer service skills a must.  Applications accepted until 1/27/2021.  For more information and to apply, go to www.peopleservice.com.

PEOPLESERVICE

Braham, MN
Operator B

Seeking a Class B wastewater and Class C water operator for our Braham location. Responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of treatment processes and equipment, including distribution and collections. Class B wastewater certification strongly preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months. Class C water certification required.  Type IV bio-solids certification required or ability to obtain within 6 months. Required to live within a 10-30-minute response time – relocation assistance available. Comparable compensation package with benefits beginning on date of hire.  Applications accepted until 1/27/2021.  For more information about position and to apply, go to www.peopleservice.com.

PEOPLESERVICE

Lewiston, MN
Operator A or B

Immediate opening for a certified wastewater operator to provide day-to-day operations in Lewiston, MN.  Prefer a Class A wastewater operator but will consider a Class B with the ability to test for the A within 1 year of employment.  Experiencing operating an SBR treatment system and applying sludge is a must. Required to live within a 10-30-minute response time – relocation assistance available.  Ability to work weekends and on-call based on a rotating schedule.  Applications accepted until 1/27/2021.  Comparable compensation package with benefits beginning on date of hire.  For more information and to apply go to www.peopleservice.com.

City of Detroit Lakes

Water/Wastewater Operator
FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITY

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/Wastewater 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

Salary Range – $57,553.60 to $72,841.30 (with starting wages $57,553.60 to $67,017.60). Benefits include Health Insurance, H.S.A. Contribution, Life Insurance, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays and a Public Pension Fund (PERA).

Submit Cover Letter, Resume, Employment Application and copies of Licenses/ Certifications to: City of Detroit Lakes, % Glori French by 4:00 p.m. February 11, 2022. Applications can be obtained at the City Administration Building, 1025 Roosevelt Avenue; emailing us at gfrench@cityofdetroitlakes.com or www.cityofdetroitlakes.com

Employment requires a successful background investigation. The City of Detroit Lakes is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Fridley

Position Title: Public Services Worker – Utilities Intern
Department/Division: Public Works / Water & Sewer
Grade: B
Hourly Rate: $15.70 to $20.05/hour, DOQ
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Reports And Is Accountable To: Utilities Operations Manager

POSITION OBJECTIVE: The City of Fridley Public Works seeks a Utilities Intern to assist in providing for the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of the City municipal water and sewer system. Position will partner with water and sewer staff to perform manual labor and operate a wide variety of hand tools, machines, pumps, motors, instrumentation, and process control equipment. This position offers a flexible start date & hours while providing valuable experience and preparation for success on the start of a career pathway into Utilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Perform semi-skilled work under direct supervision and independently as directed. Duties include outdoor work in local climatic extremes.
2. Assist in providing efficient operation and maintenance of water treatment plants, booster facilities and distribution systems, lift stations, and sanitary sewer/storm sewer conveyance systems.
3. Assist in operation and maintenance of water distribution system and sewer systems, including repair and maintenance of water mains, manholes, hydrants, valves and associated equipment.
4. Under direct supervision, assist with inspections of plant, water treatment, distribution equipment, lift stations, and electrical and control equipment.
5. Under direct supervision, assist in performing utility locates using computer utility maps and specialized line tracing equipment.
6. Operate and maintains light equipment, motors, and machines.
7. Operate and assists with maintenance on pumps, instrumentation and control systems, and SCADA systems.
8. Perform strenuous and heavy manual labor including occasional lifting and digging under all kinds of extreme weather conditions, emergencies, and hazardous environments.
9. Read and understand written instructions such as operating manuals for mechanical and process control equipment.
10. Perform basic mathematical computations and work requiring basic computer skills.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by lead utility staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Enrolled in college accredited Water Environmental Technologies program.
2. Possession of a High School Diploma or GED.
3. Ability to meet the physical demands of this job with reasonable accommodation.
4. Must be able to successfully complete the City’s pre-placement physical examination, drug test, background/reference check, including a good driving history.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Possession of a valid Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with a good driving history and no restrictions.
2. Prior experience operating various kinds of heavy and light maintenance equipment.
3. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pumps, pump control systems, trucks, light equipment, motors, and machines.
4. Experience in the safe and efficient use of tools and equipment used in the Public Works Department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of:
     a. Operation and maintenance of light equipment, motors, and machines.
     b. Methods, techniques, tools, equipment and materials utilized in assigned area.
     c. Safety principles and practices related to Maintenance and Operations projects and materials.
     d. Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications, as needed.
     e. Safe use of hazardous chemicals.
     f. Principles and practices of record keeping.
     g. Principles and practices of exceptional customer service.
     h. Public Works industry and local government maintenance operations.

2. Ability to:
     a. Maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment.
     b. Follow oral instructions and read, interpret, follow and explain written instructions, such as operating manuals and safety instructions.
     c. Communicate clearly orally and in writing.
     d. Operate processes and equipment in a manner consistent with safety principles.
     e. Maintain written and computerized records.
     f. Safely drive and skillfully operate power equipment and hand tools involved in maintenance, repair, and construction activities.
     g. Work both in a team setting and independently in the absence of supervision.
     h. Ability to perform job responsibilities outdoors in all Minnesota weather including climatic extremes.
     i. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
     j. Operate computers and handheld devices that utilize contemporary office and related application software
     k. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

The City of Fridley will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, familial or marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, membership on a local human rights commission, or sexual orientation.

EEO/ADAAA

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water

Water System Supervisor

Service oriented self-starter to work with LPRW management and staff to operate and maintain all aspects of a rural water system. Primary duties include initiate, coordinate, and supervise a variety of tasks at all work locations, and is expected to know and, if necessary, perform all operator tasks at all work locations in the system. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with consultants, local/state/federal agency personnel, staff, and the public. Possess a solid understanding of computer operations, and operation of the SCADA system. Ideal candidate will possess a MN Class C Water Operator License and/or eight years of experience in the overall operation and maintenance of a water utility. Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System supplies water to over 4,600 rural customers and 36 communities in 10 southwest Minnesota counties.

LPRW offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. A complete job description is available upon request. Submit resume to:  Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water, ATTN: Jodi Greer, 415 E Benton St., PO Box 188, Lake Benton, MN 56149. Phone: (507) 368-4248; Fax: (507) 368-4573; Email: lprwetech@itctel.com

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water

Water Resource/GIS Technician

Service oriented self-starter to work with LPRW management and staff to operate and maintain all aspects of a rural water system. Primary duties include monitoring and protecting water resources and managing and maintaining GIS/GPS systems and related activities. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with consultants, local/state/federal agency personnel, staff, and the public. Computer literacy is required. Position requires post-secondary education in GIS and/or natural resource management field. Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System supplies water to over 4,600 rural customers and 36 communities in 10 southwest Minnesota counties.

LPRW offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. A complete job description is available upon request. Submit resume to:  Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water, ATTN: Jodi Greer, 415 E Benton St., PO Box 188, Lake Benton, MN 56149. Phone: (507) 368-4248; Fax: (507) 368-4573; Email: lprwetech@itctel.com

Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Maple Lake

Public Maintenance Worker
$43,305.60 Annually
Application Deadline: 3:00pm on November 18, 2021 or until filled
Contact: Renee Eckerly, City Administrator for further information
Job Information: https://ci.maple-lake.mn.us/

The City of Maple Lake is accepting applications for a full-time public works employee. Responsibilities include streets, parks, equipment, buildings, snow plowing, assistance with wastewater collection and water systems, and other city functions. Starting wage is $20.82, plus benefits. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Class B driver’s license with airbrake endorsement, clean driving record, pass background check and pass pre-employment drug/alcohol testing. Desirable qualifications include experience in mechanical repair, heavy equipment operation, and working with the public. Must have a MN Class C Drinking Water Operator Certificate and a Class D Wastewater Operators Certification or get the certifications within 18 months of being hired. Applications and job description may be obtained online at ci.maple-lake.mn.us or at Maple Lake City Hall, 10 Maple Avenue South, P.O. Box 757, Maple Lake, MN 55358-0757, (320) 963-3611. Applications, along with cover letter and resume, accepted until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Woodard & Curran

Wastewater Plant Manager
Location: Worthington, MN

At Woodard & Curran, there is nothing we love more than a tough engineering challenge. We handle a wide range of water and environmental issues—solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Those people are at the heart of our firm, solving some of the most pressing water and environmental challenges for our clients.

Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?

Exciting things are happening at our Worthington, Minnesota wastewater treatment facility! The plant will be undergoing a comprehensive upgrade that will make it a state-of-the-art Wastewater treatment facility able to handle the municipal and pre-treated Industrial wastewater that comes its way. Each day presents different challenges and learning opportunities as we strive to maintain compliance and produce the highest quality effluent possible. If you enjoy working outdoors protecting nature’s precious resource, water, then this position is for you. Woodard & Curran is dedicated to our employee’s growth and development and wants to help you on your career path. Come join our team at the Worthington, Minnesota plant!

We are seeking a Plant Manager with a minimum Minnesota Class A Wastewater license and a Type IV Biosolids License. In this role you will be in charge of the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and management, maintaining close client communications for the project, and other administrative duties.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day operations and management of the facilities, including provision of trained staff 24/7.
  • Day-to-day operations and management of the remote communications network and assigned SCADA network.
  • Implementation and management of an innovative predictive maintenance management program.
  • Administration and implementation of all routine and capital repair and replacement projects.
  • Emergency response for process upsets, equipment failures, force majeure events, all alarm events, etc.
  • Provision of requested / required operations and compliance reporting to regulatory agencies and Town of Hull.

The Project Manager will coordination and communicate with assigned staff, client representatives, contractors, and any assigned engineering firms. He or she will also work closely with all parties to ensure effective system operation and optimization. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing hands-on work and producing all required reports. He or she will coordinate the on-going daily operation of the utility system. Competitive and negotiable salary.

What will you need to succeed?

  • 7 to 15 years’ experience in managing water wastewater treatment facilities including laboratory.
  • Minnesota Class A Wastewater license and a Type IV Biosolids License or ability to obtain within a year.
  • High school or equivalent, with technical/vocational school background; College degree preferred with focus in Environmental Areas.
  • Experience overseeing operating and capital budgets.
  • Participation directly and to a significant extent in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water/wastewater facilities throughout the last ten years.
  • Experience managing a minimum of 3 staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record with regulators and solid understanding of regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record and must be able to lift or move up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.

This position comes with a $2500.00 sign-on bonus!

Woodard & Curran offers a generous compensation and benefits package to include retirement, generous paid time off, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, career growth, and more!

Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer.
Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place.
Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


To apply to this job, please apply online at:
https://osv-wc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WoodardCurran/job/Worthington-MN/Wastewater-Plant-Manager_R01635

Or

Email your resume to Samantha Robbins at sjrobbins@woodardcurran.com

Woodard & Curran

Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic
Location: Worthington, MN

At Woodard & Curran, there’s nothing we love more than a tough challenge. We handle a wide range of water and environmental issues—solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Those people are at the heart of our firm, solving some of the most pressing water and environmental challenges for our clients.


Woodard & Curran draws on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance. Woodard & Curran also aids employees in earning, upgrading, and keeping their certifications within the industry.


What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?
Be part of a team that treats you with respect and dignity. You will be working in a wastewater plant that treats pre-treated Industrial wastewater from a direct discharge facility. If you enjoy working outdoors protecting nature’s precious resource, water, then this position is for you. Woodard & Curran is dedicated to our employee’s growth and development and wants to help you on your career path.

The Worthington, Minnesota staff is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and the building and grounds. The Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic will be responsible not only for process monitoring and adjustments but will perform basic to advanced mechanical and electrical repairs on pumps, compressors, valves, HVAC equipment, and various types of electrical equipment including VFDs, power systems, and much more. Our staff participates in an “on call” rotation for plant coverage outside normal workday hours and shifts may include weekends and holidays. In addition, operators will be required to respond to emergency situations and work in inclement weather as needed. The schedule is typically Monday – Friday, with rotating weekends and holiday coverage.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, electrical and automation equipment, plumbing fixtures, boilers, and compressors.
  • Electrical experience (wiring, wire diagrams, line diagrams, circuit boards, UPSs, VFDs, PLCs) and power system experience.
  • Experience working in a wastewater treatment facility preferred.
  • High School or trade school diploma is required, Associate Degree or higher preferred.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in wastewater treatment work.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, and ability to use & learn various software programs [Hach WIMS, SEMS CMMS, and Utility Cloud].
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply instructions, drawings, and specifications for work assigned.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, other personnel, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to lift or move up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis.

Woodard & Curran offers a generous compensation and benefits package to include retirement, generous paid time off, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, career growth, and more!


Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer.
Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place.
Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply to this job, please apply online at:
https://osv-wc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WoodardCurran/job/Worthington-MN/Wastewater-Maintenance-Mechanic_R01634

Or

Email your resume to Samantha Robbins at sjrobbins@woodardcurran.com

City of Evansville

The City of Evansville is hiring a public works maintenance worker. This position is 30 hours a week including benefits. Duties will include performing manual labor under all weather conditions, mowing, must be able to lift 50 plus pounds, plowing, have a clean driving record, a drug and background check will be conducted.

Please contact City of Evansville for an application at evansvil@gctel.com or call 320-834-4995. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 265, Evansville, MN 56326 or emailed to evansvil@gctel.com or dropped off at 106 State Street.

Applications are accepted until filled. For more information and a description of duties please contact City Hall at 320-834-4995 or evansvil@gctel.com

City of Browerville

Full-Time Public Works Employee
 
The City of Browerville is accepting applications for employment in our Public Works department. Applicants must be able to perform skilled work in the areas of construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sewer, water, and storm water systems. Complete job description available at City Hall 544 Main St S, 320-594-2201.
 
Application available on our website www.browervilllemn.com  or by contacting City Hall.

Prairie Island Indian Community

WATER / WASTEWATER MANAGER 
 Job Family:  Professional
Department:  Water/Wastewater Department
Reports To:    Tribal Council
Employment Status:  Full-Time, Exempt 
 
SUMMARY:
The Water/Wastewater Manager is skilled in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment and in laboratory testing of same. Manager is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Department.
  
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains filing and reporting system of all activities in the Water/Wastewater Department.
  • Supervises all lab tests conducted at the water and wastewater plants.
  • Supervises and trains staff in water and wastewater maintenance.
  • Prepares reports as requested and attends Tribal Council meetings as requested.
  • Prepares and submits monthly and annual reports to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required.
  • Performs inspections on the Water/Wastewater systems for compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Coordinates with outside agencies to ensure satisfactory work performance on any projects as required by Tribal Council.
  • Oversees or takes lift station readings, inspects floats and pump operation, alternates pumps to assure switching over and maintains clean and secure area. 
  • Inspects, cleans and maintains the wastewater collection system.
  • Oversees or takes daily readings of water pumped and chemicals used, checks water tower pressure daily, tests for proper water quality, takes monthly bacteria and fluoride tests. Inspects, cleans and maintains collection and distribution system, lift stations, valves and hydrants.
  • Maintains Wastewater pond as needed; includes repairs or fixes as necessary and keeps berm mowed and fence line clean.
  • Performs routine maintenance on water and wastewater equipment and maintains written records on same on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis.
  • Schedules routine and special maintenance for all vehicles and mowers and the department must perform those tasks that do not require specialized expertise.
  • Responds to any water or wastewater complaints and reports; including homes on tribal land.
  • Grant administration.  
  • Other duties assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Required:
*Class A Wastewater license.
*Class C water license.
*Type 4 Biosolids license.
*Technical degree in Water /Wastewater.
*Minimum six years of water/wastewater experience.
*Minimum five years in a supervisory role.
*Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
*Knowledge of Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems.
*Knowledge of computer applications and programs including Scada.
*Knowledge of GIS & GPS.
*Ability to work outside in all types of weather. 
*Ability to lift up to fifty pounds
*Sensitive to Native American culture.   
*Must pass a UA (drug screening) test and criminal background check. 
 
Preferred:
*Associates degree in Science (AAS)
*Ten years of water/wastewater experience
*Experience with a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)
*Familiarity and experience with utility water/wastewater projects 

Applicants can see post online or apply to:
 
Prairie Island Indian Community
Rachael Zebro – Human Resources manager
Rachael.zebro@piic.org
651 385 4138

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Wastewater Operator – SMSC Posting

The SMSC and SMSC Gaming Enterprise are collectively the largest employer in Scott County. Our government and enterprises are places where talented and committed people find meaningful work. From an organics recycling facility and tribal garden to golf courses, casino hotels, a water bottling facility and the tribal government, the SMSC’s enterprises offer career opportunities for people with all types of skill sets. Our culture creates Minnesota careers that are exciting, rewarding, and inspiring.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager for our Public Works department.  Responsible for management of all operations and day to day activities with the wastewater utility, including scheduling, staffing, training, directing operations, and maintenance. 
 
What you can expect:

  • Plans, coordinates, and participates in all services and operations of the water reclamation treatment process.   Prepares reporting and analysis on operations and activities. Coordinates assigned activities with other enterprises, outside agencies, and the general public.
  • Manages staff and daily operations including scheduling, training, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Provides technical guidance to plant operators.
  • Ensures that wastewater treatment facility meets regulatory compliance standards and requirements.  May prepare reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analyses of water for administrative purposes and governmental agencies.
  • Completes occasional walk through of the plant to ensure all stations are functioning properly, specifies and reviews work procedures, provides instructions and training to maintain efficiency, ensures safety and technical adequacies are carried out.
  • Works with vendors regarding the requisitions of supplies and materials.

What you need to have:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and/or education in engineering, sciences, environmental science or related field.
  • Minimum two years supervisory/management experience.
  • Valid Class A Minnesota Wastewater Treatment license required.
  • Valid Type IV Minnesota Bio-solids license required.        
  • FORMTEXT Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, database, electronic mail software.  
  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license may be required
  • Industrial Truck Driving permit may be required (forklift).

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Maintenance Mechanic and Carpenter – SMSC Posting
 
The SMSC and SMSC Gaming Enterprise are collectively the largest employer in Scott County. Our government and enterprises are places where talented and committed people find meaningful work. From an organics recycling facility and tribal garden to golf courses, casino hotels, a water bottling facility and the tribal government, the SMSC’s enterprises offer career opportunities for people with all types of skill sets. Our culture creates Minnesota careers that are exciting, rewarding, and inspiring.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Maintenance Mechanic Maintenance department.  This role will be a mix of building/equipment maintenance and provide carpentry expertise (framing, roofer, finishing work).   We are looking for someone that will support our building systems, perform repairs on multiple operations and equipment.  You will spend about 60% of your time on Maintenance Mechanic work, and 40% of your time on Carpentry work.
 
Hours are basically Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:00 pm.  There will be an occasional weekend when needed; and an on call rotation schedule.
 
What you can expect:

Mechanical Duties:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on building structures and equipment such as HVAC, plumbing, light bulb change out, etc.
  • Ensure the safe operations and cleanliness of all facilities and equipment from mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling, car wash equipment, etc.
  • Other mechanical duties as needed, including monitoring water features and maintain records, monitoring building temperatures and assist with snow plowing/removal

Carpentry Duties:

  • Install new hardware components, office fixtures and miscellaneous duties
  • Maintain rental homes, farm and storage properties
  • Office Buildouts, Metal Framing, Dry Wall  

What you need to have:

  • Trade school degree + 2 years of carpentry/mechanic experience OR 4 years of relevant experience in both areas
  • REQUIRED:  a valid and unrestricted driver’s license
  • Carpentry experience in framing, building, roofing, etc.
  • Experience in building/equipment maintenance
  • Forklift experience would be nice to have

Exposure to fumes and odors.
On feet or standing 90% of shift.
Have operate boom track, scissor lift while working at heights utilizing fall protection and climbing safety equipment.  Drive service vehicles, fork lift and other heavy equipment as required. 
 
We are listed in the Minnesota Monthly Best of MN 2020 – Best Casino
 
COVID-19 considerations: Everyone’s health and well-being remains our highest priority. We practice daily health screening & temperature scans, social distancing, mandatory masks, implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, & frequently sanitize high touch areas.