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Posted: 05/22/2015

Coreline Field Supervisor

Opening Date: May 20, 2015
Closing Date: June 3, 2015

Salary: Grade Level 39/0 ($36,815 per annum)

Program: OSRWSS Mni Wiconi Water
Location: Ft. Pierre/Pierre, SD
Water Treatment Plant/Coreline (Must relocate)

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General Description of Duties:

The Mni Wiconi Water Treatment Plant/Coreline Field Supervisor will be responsible for the operation and maintenance, and replacement of the Core System of the Oglala Sioux Rural Water Supply System. The Coreline Field Supervisor will develop and administer, the scheduling of duties for the Coreline operations. The Coreline Field Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of the Coreline Operators. The Coreline Field Supervisor will work closely with the Water Treatment Plant Manager and Supervisor/Lead Operator to assure customers of the Mni Wiconi Project will have safe and adequate drinking water. The Coreline Field Supervisor will be under the direct supervision of the Mni Wiconi Water Treatment Plant Manager.

Specific Duties:

1. Develop and administer scheduling assignments for the operators for preventative maintenance for the Coreline Systems operations.

2. Develop work plans for the operations and maintenance, including preventative and routine maintenance to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Core System.

3. Develop and administer a water-testing program that complies with the Safe Drinking Water Act, including water sampling, testing and record keeping.

4. Supervise Coreline Operators and perform a wide variety of maintenance and repair tasks in the operation of OSRWSS distribution system including water pipeline breaks and/or systems malfunctions.

5. Supervise and perform routine maintenance and repair of pumps, control valves, meters, strainers, hydrants and pipeline. Including, developing an annual routine inspection, exercising and maintenance schedule.

6. Supervise and perform carpentry, plumbing and electrical duties as may be required.

7. Supervise and perform water quality testing, including water sampling.

8. Supervise and perform grounds maintenance for tank sites, booster stations, PRV’s, control vaults, master meter vaults, surge tanks, and transducers.

9. Supervise and perform general operation and maintenance duties required at the water treatment plant, including laboratory analysis and other related work.

10. Supervise and perform routine cleaning maintenance of elevated tanks and underground reservoirs on the Coreline distribution system.

11. Maintain and service, tools and equipment used by the distribution system maintenance.

12. Maintain accurate records and logs on operating conditions of booster station, control vaults, PRV’s, master meters, etc.

13. Must have knowledge of cathodic protection, centrifugal pumps and cross connections.

14. Must know proper procedures of handling caustic chemicals related to water treatment (chloride/fluoride).

15. Assist in the design and fabrication of a variety of tools, pumps, valves and piping systems.

16. Work with OSRWSS Contractors to install and provide new services.

17. Perform water user related service calls.

18. Assist in the resolution of water users and/or landowner claims and/or complaints.

19. Work on-call weekends and holidays. Also be available for after hour maintenance, emergency calls.

20. Flexible to work with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, West River/Lyman Jones, Bureau of Reclamation and project engineers.

21. Must have knowledge or become familiar with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) safe practices.

 

Requirements and Qualifications:

1. Must have knowledge of operation, maintenance and routine repair of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical machinery.

2. Must have knowledge of tools, supplies and materials used to perform electrical, hydraulic and mechanical tasks.

3. Must have knowledge of safety and efficient work practices and procedures.

4. Must be familiar with general water system operations and maintenance.

5. Must be familiar with installation of different types and sizes of pipe.

6. Must have knowledge of general construction practices.

7. Must have knowledge of tribal, federal and state agencies that impact and regulate environmental laws dealing with water quality standards and regulations.

8. Must be able to read blueprints, construction drawings and as-builts.

9. Must have basic computer skills.

10. Have the ability to perform routine and preventative maintenance tasks on electrical, hydraulic and mechanical equipment.

11. Must have the ability to identify electrical, hydraulic and mechanical problems and recommend corrective courses of action.

12. Must be physically capable of lifting materials, up to 100 lbs.

13. Must be able to maintain precise and accurate records.

14. Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with others, especially the public.

15. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

16. Must be able to understand and follow directions.

17. Must be able to perform duties independently.

18. Must be able to work in emergency situations as necessary.

19. Must have the ability to use power and tools effectively in repair and maintenance tasks.

20. Must be able to operate rubber-tired backhoe, track hoe, dozer and skid steer loader.

21. Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in the repair and/or maintenance of electrical hydraulic and mechanical equipment and machinery.

22. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED,
and,
must have a minimum of three (3) years of Supervisory experience in the operation and maintenance of a municipal or rural distribution system, or in a related field.

23. Must possess a valid SD Drivers License.

24. Shall have Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.

25. Shall have an EPA recognized Class I Water Distribution Certification and have the ability to obtain an EPA recognized II Water Distribution Certification within one (1) year of hire.

26. Must be willing to live/relocate in the Ft. Pierre/Pierre area.

27. Other duties as assigned.

 

For Application please contact
ron.mniwiconi@midconetwork.com

 
 
 
  Posted: 05/19/2015

Water 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 $18 to $20 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
www.sdjobs.org
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 the
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: 05/07/2015

Operator 3 – Water Reclamation Plant

The City of Rochester, MN invites applicants to apply for the position of Operator 3. The Operator 3 is an entry-level position within the Water Reclamation Plant, a municipal wastewater treatment facility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing routine/preventative maintenance; minor equipment/machinery maintenance; cleaning structures; maintaining grounds; operating equipment/vehicles; collecting samples; reading and recording of meters; and completing plant operational functions as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Completion of a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from an accredited technical college training program.
-OR-
Completion of a Building Utility Mechanic (BUM) diploma or degree program and one year of operational experience at a Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility.
-OR-
High School diploma or equivalent and three years of operational experience at a Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered.

Starting pay rate: $21.84/hr.
This position requires a valid driver’s license and Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification within one year of hire.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH 5/24/15.
For more information and to apply online, go to:
www.rochestermn.gov

"First-Class City, First-Class Service" EOE

 
 
 
  Posted: 04/30/2015

Water/Wastewater Operator

Requirements: Hold or be able to obtain within one year the following:

  • MN Class D W/WW certificate
  • MN Type IV Waste Disposal Facility Operator
  • MN Class B Commercial Drivers License

Duties: Operation and maintenance of Class C Water and Class B Wastewater Treatment Plants, Biosolids Disposal Facility, Distribution and Collection Systems.

Excellent wage and benefit package.

Job description and application available at
www.babbitt-mn.com
(Employment Opportunities)

or by request:
Babbitt Public Utilities
71 South Drive
Babbitt, MN 55706
218-827-2188

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 
 
 
  Posted: 04/30/2015

Water Distribution/Treatment Plant Operator Position

Sioux Rural Water System Inc. is seeking a self-motivated individual whose duties would include plant operations, pipeline maintenance, construction of pipeline, equipment operation, customer relations, basic computer operations, rotating weekends on call, emergency response and other assigned tasks.

Requirements include a high school or equivalent education, securing of State water certification within eighteen months, a clean driving record, good people and communication skills, basic math skills, mechanical and electrical aptitude, ability to perform heavy lifting, climbing, and working in close confinement conditions. Job may entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items. Job may also require exerting considerable physical effort in moderate to heavy work involving stooping/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, and lifting/carrying. Position requires residing within or within close proximity to the system service area.

Responsibility areas include, but are not limited to, the requirement that the employee:

  • Maintain required records and reports.
  • Operate and maintain the distribution facilities including towers, booster pump stations and or pipeline.
  • Become proficient in the operation and use of the SCADA System and other 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 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.
  • Be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of assigned vehicle.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Competitive hourly wage based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, retirement, job training, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Interested parties can call 605-882-1321
or stop by the office to request an application.

45703 176th Ave.
Watertown, SD

General applications may also be picked up and returned to the SD Dept. Labor Offices.

Applications taken until position filled.
Only those applicants to be considered will be contacted to schedule an interview.

 
 
 
  Posted: 04/10/2015

Plant Manager

R & T Water Supply in Ray, ND is seeking a Plant Manager.

Must have mechanical, electrical, computer and SCADA knowledge, ND state certification of Class 3 operator and Class 2 distribution license, and 5 years work related experience.

North Dakota does offer reciprocity for licenses within same grades.

Competitive pay with excellent benefit package.

Submit resume to :
R & T Water Supply Commerce Authority
PO Box 126
Ray, ND 58849

For application, call 701-568-3422 or email rtwater@nccray.net

Contact person for this position is Liz Suhr, Business Manger for R@T.

R@T is a regional water supply company in northwest North Dakota. Supplying water to the cities of Tioga, Ray, Stanley, Wildrose, Crosby, Noonan, Columbus and Fortuna and points in between. R@T operates two lime treatment plants.

 
 
 
  Posted: 03/03/2015

WILLMAR MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Water Works Operator

Willmar, Minnesota

The Willmar Municipal Utilities is seeking qualified applicants for this full-time position. Responsibilities include operation and maintenance activities related to water production and distribution.

Preferred qualifications, Associate of Applied Science degree in municipal water system operations/management or other post-secondary, accredited water technician/operator program. Minnesota Department of Health Class C Water Operator's certificate and a valid MN Class B driver's license required. Excellent computer and interpersonal skills a must. Salary is dependent on qualifications and years of experience (maximum wage $27.44).

Submit resume and completed application form to:
Beth Mattheisen, Administrative Secretary
Willmar Municipal Utilities
P.O. Box 937
Willmar, MN 56201

or email to bmattheisen@wmu.willmar.mn.us

To learn more about us, this position, or to receive an application, call (320)235-4422

 
 
 
  Posted: 02/25/2015

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator – 2 positions available

This position comes with a high degree of responsibility for assisting in operating a wastewater treatment plant. Monitors treatment process, performance of machinery and equipment and makes necessary adjustments as indicated by current conditions. Tends pumps, blowers, feed pumps, centrifuges, dry and wet chemical feeders, aerators, telescopic settings, wet well, and other equipment used to treat wastewater.

The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, raw sewage, hazardous chemicals, and occasional inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves. Perform on-call duties once trained.

Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision. Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers. Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees. Prior experience in the use of hand and power tools and operating water pollution control equipment such as a centrifuge, chlorinator, samplers, and blowers beneficial. A Class B with airbrakes CDL is required within the first 60 days for this position.

SALARY:
$16.96 minimum plus comprehensive benefit package.

APPLICATIONS:
Human Resources Office
City of Pierre
Box 1253 -OR- 222 E. Dakota
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone (605) 773-7429
www.cityofpierre.org

Open Until Filled
E.O.E.

 
 
 
  Posted: 02/23/2015

Utility Superintendent

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Superintendent.

The candidate's responsibilities would include management of the Water, Sewer and Street maintenance operations and services, supervising staff, delegating work, managing snow removal and coordinating public work projects. Will supervise maintenance of the storm sewer system, weed management and mosquito control programs.

The candidate must have or be able to obtain within one year certificates required by the State of South Dakota to operate water and wastewater facilities; Class 1 Wastewater Treatment, Class 1 Water Treatment, Class 1 Water Distribution and Class 1 Wastewater Collection. Hold a valid South Dakota CDL or obtain one within the first 30 days and be able to be company vehicle insured. Candidates must have the ability to maintain courteous and positive relationships with the public, construction crews and personnel from other agencies.

To apply:
Submit completed application with resume to:
City of Arlington
PO Box 379
Arlington, SD 57212

Applications are available at:
Finance Office
202 West Elm Street
Phone 605-983-5251
Fax 605-983-5358
Email cityofarlington@arlingtonsd.com

Position offers excellent benefits—Salary based on experience and qualifications. Position open until filled. EOE

 
 
 
  Posted: 02/23/2015

Maintenance Worker

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for a full-time public works position. Work areas include, but are not limited to water, sewer, streets, snow removal, cemetery and rubble site.

The candidate must have or be able to obtain within one year certificates required by the State of South Dakota to operate water and wastewater facilities; Class 1 Wastewater Treatment, Class 1 Water Treatment, Class 1 Water Distribution and Class 1 Wastewater Collection. Hold a valid South Dakota CDL or obtain one within the first 30 days and be able to be company vehicle insured. Individual must be dependable, reliable, friendly, and able to work with others.

To apply:
Submit completed application with resume to:
City of Arlington
PO Box 379
Arlington, SD 57212

Applications are available at:
Finance Office
202 West Elm Street
Phone 605-985-5251
Fax 605-983-5358
Email cityofarlington@arlingtonsd.com

Position offers excellent benefits—Salary based on experience and qualifications. Position open until filled. EOE

 
 
 
 
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