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  Posted: 11/13/2014


The City of Cambridge is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time Water & Wastewater Operator.

Responsibilities include efficient operation, maintenance, evaluating and troubleshooting our extended aeration wastewater and an iron, manganese, and radium removal water treatment facilities to meet our permit requirements. The position also works on the collection, distribution and radios read water meter systems. The position is straight days with a rotating on-call schedule to cover the weekends and emergency needs.

Minimum qualifications:
Must possess a high school diploma or GED, and successful completion of technical college water / wastewater operators program and hold a valid Minnesota Class D Water Operators certification and a Minnesota Class D wastewater Operators certification. Must obtain a Class B commercial drivers license within 6 months of the hire date.

Salary is commensurate with experience; the 2015 range is 20.17 to 27.73 per hour.

Applicants must complete a city application form.
To obtain an application,
call 763-689-1800 or

City of Cambridge
300 3rd Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014.

  Posted: 11/13/2014

Water Reclamation Operator I.

The City of Rapid City is currently seeking a Water Reclamation Operator I.

Applications and information may be obtained at

Deadline to submit application is Nov 26, 2014.

  Posted: 11/06/2014

Water Reclamation Facility Operations Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Water Reclamation Facility Operations Specialist (night shift) (Wastewater Treatment)

SALARY: $16.39/hr. ($16.97 - 2015 wage)

Under the general direction of the Water Reclamation Superintendent, is responsible for the proper and efficient process control of the City's Water Reclamation Facility. Duties are performed with considerable independence in accordance with established procedures and standards. The Specialist must exercise independent judgment and initiative in regulating treatment to meet changing conditions and handling emergencies.

Responsible for the safe operation of the Water Reclamation Facility equipment and wastewater processes during the night shift. The Operations Specialist's shift includes week night, week end and holiday shifts. Each two week pay period includes working one three night week (36 hours) and one four night week (44 hours).

The Operations Specialist maintains process control by monitoring, operating, and maintaining equipment and machinery at the Water Reclamation Facility; Performs related plant process work as required; Makes minor process changes and evaluates equipment operation as directed by supervisors; Operates and maintains treatment system processes for pretreatment, primary clarification, activated biofilter, activated sludge, ultra violet disinfection, thickener, digester and biosolids disposal; inspects and makes minor repairs to equipment associated with these processes; Performs limited process control laboratory procedures. Records laboratory test results and makes process changes based on the results; Responds to plant alarms and corrects problems or contacts appropriate personnel; The Operations Specialist must have the ability to interpret process instrumentation readings in order to assess process proper operational status of the facility. Specialists must be able to operate plant and related equipment by climbing stairs and ladders and must work under a variety of conditions and situations; Establish and maintain accurate plant and process records and compile appropriate reports as required; Ability to assist in major equipment repairs; May be called on to provide assistance to Facility Maintenance Specialists or other positions where deemed necessary by the Superintendent. Work directly with the public and co-workers tactfully and safely, and follows instructions appropriately; The Operations Specialist will also perform custodial and security duties and other related duties as required; Performs related work as assigned.

Must have the ability to learn and work effectively with computer systems including supervisory data acquisition and personal computers. Good knowledge of, and/or aptitude to learn the procedures, techniques, materials, equipment, and methods used in water reclamation (wastewater treatment) operations; which includes familiarity with safety procedures, electronics, pumps, motors, electrical components, hydraulics, and laboratory equipment. Skill to read, interpret, and record plant operating information; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and general public; Must possess good communication skills both oral and written and deal tactfully with other personnel and public.

Must be able to do medium to heavy lifting; must be extremely safety conscious and work independently. Mechanical aptitude is desired. Work scheduled shifts (current position is night shift).

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED and one (1) year of experience in Water/Wastewater/ process or related field; Technical Institute course work in related fields is highly desirable. An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

Must have possession and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification within eighteen (18) months.

New hires must reside within a 15-mile radius of City Hall.

City of Aberdeen SD Dept. of Labor & Regulation
Human Resources or 420 S. Roosevelt St.
225 3rd Ave SE. Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aberdeen, SD 57401

OPENING DATE: October 29, 2014
CLOSING DATE: November 14, 2014

  Posted: 10/30/2014

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operators

Job Description:
Project Solutions is seeking applicants for Environmental Technicians at the new Waste Water Treatment Plant in Box Elder, SD.

Duties include general operation of plant equipment, sampling and laboratory analysis and services, equipment and preventative maintenance, maintain and submit logs including water pollution and emergency generator logs and sludge collection and disposal.

Essential Skills:
A South Dakota Wastewater Treatment Operator certification license is preferred, but training and certification is available for qualified applicants.

Rate of pay is $15.00

Project Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

To apply, please submit a resume

  Posted: 10/29/2014

System Operations Specialist

Kingbrook Rural Water System is accepting applications immediately and until position is filled for System Operations Specialist. Requirements include a high school or equivalent education. Must possess basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude abilities and skills. Must be able to work in close confinement conditions. Must be able to perform duties that may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to plan and organize his/her work as a member of the team with a minimum amount of direct supervision. Applicant must possess or agree to obtain a Class I Water Distribution License within 18 months of selection for this position. As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to reside within Kingbrook's service area.

Duties include: Maintain required records and reports. Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including assigned tower, booster pump station and or pipeline. Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System, "smart phone" technology, computer technology including Microsoft Word and Excel, and other electronic equipment. Perform meter reading, repair and annual maintenance. Perform bill collections, discontinue member service or connect service to new members as required. Obtain membership application and easements as required, recommend line routing and inspection during and after construction. Look for evidence of system water leaks and repair the same. Respond to customer needs. Maintain and operate all equipment in a safe manner. Assist the Operations Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of the treatment facilities. As a member of the operations team, participate in an “on call duty” that will require serving on a rotating schedule to be on call outside normal duty hours so that the emergency needs of the members are met efficiently and promptly. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Pay ranges from $17 to $19 per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, retirement, long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Successful applicant will be required pass an initial drug screening test.

Referral Instructions:

Employer requests no direct contact.

To apply online go to
and register for an online account to find job listing.
You may also contact the Brookings DOLR office at 605-688-4350 for assistance on how to apply.

Employer is requesting both a general application form and a resume. Send both of these items to
SD Dept of Labor and Regulations
1310 Main Avenue South, Suite 103
Brookings SD 57006-3893
Phone: 605-688-4350.

Partial applications will not be accepted (resume alone or application form alone.) Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview. The SD Dept of Labor and Regulations will be notified when the position has been filled.

  Posted: 10/22/2014

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

The City of Pierre is accepting qualified applications for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent position. Under direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Superintendent is responsible for directing & supervising the operation, maintenance & repair of the wastewater treatment facilities and lift stations.

Individual should have knowledge of plumbing, electrical, electronics, pumps & pump & motor controls & must have knowledge in the operation of Aerobic Digestion and SCADA systems. The Superintendent will: assist in developing the department budget; work with management in overseeing projects and personnel; and must possess strong administrative, oral & written communication skills. The Superintendent is responsible for the plant meeting South Dakota DENR and EPA rules & regulations and for compliance monitoring. It is very important that this person have a demonstrated record of success at bringing diverse individuals, groups & organizations together to accomplish projects.

Must possess a valid Wastewater Treatment Class IV Certificate issued by South Dakota DENR or obtain certification within 1 year. Prefer candidates have a four year degree at a college or vocational school majoring in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, or related fields and four years of experience including at least two years of experience in a Municipal Class III or higher facility. Salary range: $49,000 - $62,000 and is FLSA Exempt.

The capital city of Pierre is a premier destination for outdoor recreation and was recently highlighted as the Nation’s Second Best Capital City to live in and the best place to live in South Dakota.

Job description and application available at:
City of Pierre
Attn: Human Resources
222 East Dakota, PO Box 1253
Pierre, South Dakota, 57501


Application and job description available online at
Open until filled.

  Posted: 10/08/2014


The CITY OF MOORHEAD is taking applications for a FACILITY OPERATOR to perform intermediate technical work in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; collecting samples; performing tests; monitoring and ensuring regulatory and permit requirements are met; evaluating & troubleshooting facility operations and maintenance; preparing and maintaining records and files on plant operations; participation in an on-call rotation providing first response to after-hour alarms or calls 3-4 weeks per year.

Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required. Experience working in wastewater treatment facility operations or completion of a related vocational/technical training program or equivalent education required.

Special Requirements: A driver’s license valid in the State of Minnesota and possession of or ability to obtain a Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Class C Operator Certificate within 18 months of hire.

Wage: $18.33 - $25.86 hourly plus overtime and benefits.

Employment applications and job description can be downloaded or completed online at
or by email to

Applications accepted until filled. The City of Moorhead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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