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  Posted: 03/03/2015

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

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

  Posted: 03/02/2015

Maintenance Worker

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $20.96 - $27.77 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 03/02/15 CLOSING DATE: 03/16/15 11:59 PM

Starting Salary: $20.96-$24.21hour, Depending on Qualifications
Salary Range: $20.96-$27.77/hour

Provides skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City's utility systems. Work involves operation of light and heavy equipment as well as performance of manual tasks in maintenance of sewer and water lines, and other municipal property. Responds to after hour emergencies as needed.



  Posted: 02/27/2015

Wastewater Supervisor

The City of Hutchinson, MN seeks qualified candidates for the challenging position of Wastewater Supervisor.

Position duties include supervision of staff, the coordination of all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the City's Class A Wastewater treatment facility, system and infrastructure, regulatory management, and records maintenance.

Position reports to the Public Works Director. Desirable qualifications include 2 years technical training and associated degree in wastewater treatment operation and maintenance, five years of relevant wastewater treatment facility operations experience in a similar sized facility, general knowledge of wastewater treatment facility functions and personnel management, the ability to establish working relationships and to communicate well with employees and the public, and the basic knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, chemistry and electronics. Special requirements include a State of Minnesota Class B Wastewater Operator Certificate with the ability to attain Class A Wastewater Operator Certificate within 18 months of hire, Type IV Waste Disposal Certificate, a Valid Minnesota Drivers License, and acceptable driving record.

The position offers a competitive pay range ($26.70 - $38.38/hour) and benefit package.

City application packet is required. Application packet and detailed position information available at
320-234-5608, and
City Center
111 Hassan St. SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350.

Apply by March 23, 2015. The City of Hutchinson is proud to be a “Veteran Friendly Employer” in partnership with the MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development.

  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.

$16.96 minimum plus comprehensive benefit package.

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

Open Until Filled

  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

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

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

  Posted: 02/20/2015


POSITION: Customer Service Representative

RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform the functions necessary to bill utility services, process payments and requests for services, update customer databases, provide responses to customers' inquiries, reception services and other skilled clerical services as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum AA/S degree and two years documented work experience approved by the GRPUC or BANS degree from an accredited college. Acceptable degree disciplines: accounting, management, information technology or GRPUC approved business curriculum. Please visit for a complete position description, wage and benefit summary.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are available on the web site or by contacting
Minnesota Work Force Center
1215 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-4480, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Return completed applications to the Work Force Center. Persons selected for an interview will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, and references.

CLOSES: March 20, 2015

Equal Opportunity Employer

  Posted: 02/20/2015


The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator. The GRPUC operates an activated sludge facility with both primary and secondary wastewater treatment facilities.

Qualified applicants must possess an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Water Resource Management, Pollution Control Technology, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences or closely related field. Additional qualifications apply.

Please visit our website at for a complete position description.

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission provides electrical distribution, water and wastewater services to the greater Grand Rapids area.

To obtain an application, position description, and summary of wage and benefits, contact the Minnesota Work Force Center, 218-327-4480, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
write to
Work Force Center
1215 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

or visit our website at

Completed applications should be returned to the Work Force Center. Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted at this time; persons selected for an interview will be requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and references.

No application forms will be accepted after March 20, 2015.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  Posted: 02/18/2015


SALARY: Monthly Salary. Starting wage set at $25,000.00 annually or more- depending on experience.

BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES: South Dakota Retirement Plan, Health, Life and Dental Insurance; 9 paid holidays; vacation and sick leave.

WHERE TO APPLY:Lake Norden City Office, 508 Main Avenue, Lake Norden, SD 57248-0213

Applications may be received by calling 605-785-3602
or on-line at
Job description may also be acquired utilizing the above-mentioned contact information.


Drug Free Workplace: A pre-employment drug screen may be required prior to employment in any posted city position. A confirmed positive drug screen or evidence of applicant tampering with the sample will be basis for denial or employment.

The City of Lake Norden fully subscribes to the provisions of the Americans with disabilities act. if you need special accommodation in applying for employment, please notify the city office so that reasonable accommodations may be made available.

  Posted: 02/12/2015


$25.79 - $30.75

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

Possess two years of full-time equivalent work experience in a large wastewater treatment plant or a combination of education in wastewater treatment, water quality, chemistry, biology or environmental technology and directly related work experience which totals four years and possess a State of Minnesota Class B Wastewater Treatment Operator's certification. Possess a valid State of Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license or equivalent. Possess a State of Minnesota Special Engineer (boiler) license.

Considerable knowledge of specific theories and practices of wastewater treatment, advanced secondary treatment, and the operation of mechanical processes. Knowledge of pumps, motors, tools, machinery and equipment similar to that found in District facilities.

Ability to effectively maintain logs and diaries; ability to accurately read gauges and meters and to transcribe and interpret this information; knowledge of the NPDES wastewater discharge permit and air emissions permit requirements and the ability to recognize operating conditions which may lead to undesirable discharges.

Ability to monitor and control District processes using the computer control (SCADA) system's graphical interface. Ability to locate and repair equipment deficiencies; ability to interpret illustrated equipment and parts breakdowns, engineering drawings, and process and instrumentation diagrams.

Ability to act independently to coordinate any or all district entities as needed to ensure consistent compliance with permit conditions.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Has working knowledge of statistical process control methods and utilizes statistical process control tools to analyze operating data and identify process issues and opportunities.

Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.

Ability to be mobile over a variety of steps, ramps, ladders and confined spaces; possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of supplies and equipment; capability of exerting pulling force upon machinery, equipment and valves, to reach overhead and bend over to operate levers and valves; ability to shovel material and operate high pressure water hoses.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and supervisors.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and those who meet the minimum qualifications will be given a written examination. A score of at least 70% must be achieved to be considered passing. Final selection will include a panel interview.

Please complete an application found at
and return to WLSSD
Attn: Human Resources
2626 Courtland Street
Duluth, MN 55806.

Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.

This listing will be posted online until 03-31-2015.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply

  Posted: 01/22/2015

Public Works 2

The City of Waterville, MN (pop. 1,868) is seeking a Public Works 2 position in the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Department is responsible for Streets, Parks, Stormwater, Wastewater, Water, and general building maintenance. This position will focus on Water and Wastewater but may need to help in other areas of the Public Works Department. This position reports to the Public Works Supervisor and will work under the supervisor’s B wastewater and C water license.

A minimum of a High School diploma or GED is required.
Licensures required are: Class D water license, Class D wastewater license, and Class B driver’s license, or the ability to obtain the licenses within one year of employment.

Qualified applicants must complete a City of Waterville application.
Applications are available at under the “Government” tab.

Starting base pay is negotiable depending on qualifications.

  Posted: 01/12/2015

Public Works Street Maintenance worker

The City of Canton is looking to hire a Public Works Street Maintenance worker. The Public Works Street Maintenance position performs a variety of duties involving maintenance and repair of City streets, and assists with maintenance of parks, water and wastewater systems, rubble site, and building maintenance.

This individual also responds to emergency situations involving disruptions in City services, snow and ice removal, etc. High School Diploma required.

Applications are available on our website at

Completed applications can be delivered or sent to:
City of Canton
210 North Dakota
Canton, SD 57013

This position will remain open until filled.
The City of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  Posted: 01/08/2015

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

The City of Pierre is accepting qualified applications for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent position. 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.

Must possess a valid Wastewater Treatment Class IV Certificate issued by South Dakota DENR or obtain certification within 1 year. Prefer candidates have a college or vocational school degree majoring in environmental sciences, or related fields and four years experience including at least two years of experience in a Municipal Class III or higher facility. Salary up to $71,000 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 community 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.

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