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Assistant Business Unit Manager, Wastewater


Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN
Closing date: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council’s online employment application - more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.
Work for an organization whose purpose it is to make the Twin Cities community a great place to live! We offer excellent benefits (including free transit rides), growth opportunities and a healthy work/life balance.

Who We Are: The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and provider of essential services to the region. The Council works with local communities to provide these critical services:

  • Collects and treats wastewater for the Twin Cities Metro Area
  • Operates the region's largest bus system.
  • Engages communities and the public in planning for future growth.
  • Provides affordable housing opportunities for low-and moderate-income individuals and families.
  • Provides planning, acquisitions, and funding for a regional system of parks and trails.
  • Provides a framework for decisions and implementation for regional systems including aviation, transportation, parks and open space, and water quality and water management.

What We Do: Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) manages eight wastewater treatment plants and the regional wastewater collection system for the seven county metropolitan region.

The role of the Assistant Business Unit Manager is to provide assistance to the manager of the East Business Unit (EBU) by providing leadership and management in all facets of the operation and maintenance of the four EBU Facilities: Eagles Point (Cottage Grove), Empire (Farmington), Hastings, and St. Croix Valley (Stillwater). Each plant has different equipment and processes so the ABUM must have overall knowledge of the EBU plants. This position is responsible for management of safety; permit compliance and, process control and operations and maintenance activities. The manager and assistant manager together supervise 50 employees; plan and organize the daily operations of the unit; management of maintenance and construction activities to minimize the impact on operations, respond to calls 24 hours a day. Also works on division wide projects.

What We Offer: The Council is a stable employer that values its employees. We strive to provide exceptional service and take pride in our work. The Council provides a highly competitive benefits package including paid time away from work, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability benefits and voluntary benefits. We offer continuous on the job training, a team environment, and advancement opportunities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, biology, engineering, or related field plus 5 years' experience in wastewater treatment or related field including two (2) years in a supervisory/lead/project management role
  • An Associate's Degree in one of the above or related fields plus seven (7) years of experience in wastewater treatment or related field, including two (2) years' experience in a supervisory/lead/project management role.
  • Nine (9) years of experience in wastewater treatment or related field of which two (2) years are in a lead/supervisory/project management/management role.

License Requirements

  • You must be in possession of a valid driver's license.
  • You must have the ability to obtain a Class B and Type 4 MN Wastewater Operator's license within a minimum required timeframe determined upon hire and depending upon current level of certification. Certification information can be found at: http://tiny.cc/bnna2x

Desired Qualifications:

  • Five years supervisory or project management experience.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance (wastewater, environmental, safety).
  • MN Class A or B Wastewater license.
  • MN Type 4 Waste Disposal Management License (Land application license) and experience administering land spreading programs.
  • Experience with Facility Maintenance.
  • Experience with Facility Design and Construction.
  • Project management skills.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.

Wastewater/Storm Water Operator


The City of East Grand Forks is hiring a Wastewater/Storm Water Operator.
Applications and job description available at
EGF Civil Service
600 DeMers Ave.
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
or www.egf.mn

Deadline to apply 5:00 pm December 2, 2016.

Applicants will be required to take written, oral or other examinations deemed necessary. The written examination is scheduled for December 12th @ 2:00 PM at the
East Grand Forks City Hall
600 DeMers Ave.
All applications must be filed with the Civil Service before 5:00 PM on December 2, 2016. EOE

The City offers a competitive salary and fringe benefit package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, health and life insurance, a retirement plan and a flexible benefits plan.

High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in construction, engineering or the collection and treatment of wastewater and storm water, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
NIMS certified within one (1) year. Certified ICS 100 and 700. Pesticide Applicator license within one (1) year. Class D wastewater license within one (1) year. Valid driver's license in the State of Minnesota. Class B commercial driver's license within six (6) months, and ability to obtain a Class A commercial license. Applicable position, department, organization and professional training will be provided and must be completed upon hire and on an ongoing basis.


Part-Time Maintenance Worker
Spencer, SD


The town of Spencer is looking for a part-time maintenance worker. Work areas include but are not limited to: streets, snow removal, parks, water and sewer.

Knowledge of all types of equipment is desired. Required to have, or become SD certified in Class I Water Distribution within one year of employment, CDL and pass a physical and drug testing, commercial applicators license.

Wage DOE

For more information call
Donna Ruden (605) 246-2335

or send resume to
Town of Spencer
PO Box 9
Spencer, SD 57374

Open until filled.




$26.31 - $31.37

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks qualified full-time Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators.

Qualified candidates must possess two years full-time equivalent work experience in a large wastewater treatment plant or a combination of relevant education and work experience which totals four years. Possession of an MPCA “B” Wastewater Operator Certificate (or higher) is a requirement. Must also possess a state of Minnesota Special Engineer Boiler License.

WLSSD( in Duluth MN) offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

For more information about the position and how to apply, visit www.wlssd.com.




The City of Buffalo (15,800 population) is seeking applicants for the positions of full-time Water & Wastewater Maintenance Worker. The duties include performing the day to day operations including an emphasis on mechanical and electrical work at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Must hold high school diploma or GED. Class "C" or Class “D” Wastewater Operators License and Type IV Waste Disposal Certificate a plus but not a requirement. Must have or be capable of obtaining a Minnesota Commercial driver's license with tanker and air breaks endorsement.

Wage range $19 - $25/hr, plus benefits.

Applications/resumes should be submitted to the City Center, 212 Central Avenue, Buffalo, and can be found at http://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us and sent to Laureen.bodin@ci.buffalo.mn.us. The City of Buffalo is an EOE. No calls please.

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