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Elk Run Heights, Iowa - Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 12/19/2014)

AgSource Laboratories - Water Environmental Sales Representative
(Added 12/5/2014)

City of Cedar Rapids - Sewer Maintenance Worker
(Added 12/5/2014)

City of Grinnell - Wastewater Operator
(Added 11/21/2014)

City of Altoona - Water Utility Operator
(Added 10/24/2014 / Updated 11/19/2014)

Osceola Water Works – Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 10/9/2014)

Illinois American Water (Sterling, IL) - Chief Plant Operator E51S
(Added 10/2/2014)

City of Red Oak, Iowa - Waste Water Superintendent
(Added 9/26/2014)

 

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Elk Run Heights, Iowa - Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 12/19/2014)

Job Summary: To ensure and perform a variety of skilled, technical and administrative work in the operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of complex wastewater equipment and treatment processes. Successful candidate must possess a Grade l Water Treatment Certification and a Wastewater Grade III Treatment Certification - but will consider Class II with the ability to obtain the higher certification within 6 months. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the city’s auto policy. Be available Full-time and possible weekends and must have the ability to be on-call and respond to emergency call-outs. Strong mechanical skills to repair related wastewater equipment. Computer knowledge using Microsoft Office products a must. Salary based on qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.

ESSENTIAL  FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintain all pertinent records.
  2. Informed of all Federal and State regulations.
  3. Repair and maintain equipment at the Wastewater Treatment plant.
  4. Maintain and repair lift stations.
  5. Maintain and repair water distribution system.
  6. Plan, organize and perform laboratory testing and monitoring.
  7. Schedule sludge hauling.
  8. Read remote water meters and meter pits.
  9. Collect water samples for testing.
  10. Ability to be on call for emergency situations.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS
An ability to use the following in a multi level plant and all areas of the city for the distribution system. 
Types of machines, tools and equipment to be used and operated:  snow plow/dump truck;  pickup truck;  tractor;  paint equipment;  submersible and dry pit pumps;  brooms;  shovels;  welder;  use of any wrench or tool sized for the job and which is available.  Also, socket tools,  dissolved oxygen meter, analytical balance,  colormetric instrument;  titration apparatus;  PH meter;  DO meter,  flow meters, lawn mower and other related equipment needed for the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater  Treatment Plant and  Water Distribution System.  Must be able to read, write and record numbers correctly.   Must have ability to work unsupervised.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job requires standing and walking over 75% of the time, frequently lifting, pushing and pulling up to 100 lbs., maximum and frequency of 50 lbs.  The use of ladders and stairs is frequent along with stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting and bending.   Able to work in all weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Grade III Wastewater Treatment license.
  3. Grade I Water Treatment license.

E.O.E. The City of Elk Run Heights does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services. 

All qualified candidates must submit an application, cover letter and resume detailing education, work experience, salary history and salary requirements to the City of Elk Run Heights, 5042 Lafayette Road, Elk Run Heights, Iowa 50707. Contact City Hall for an application at 319-232-0020. Preliminary deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 although resumes will continue to be accepted until position is filled. The City is not responsible for resumes that do not reach us by regular mail service.

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AgSource Laboratories - Water Environmental Sales Representative
(Added 12/5/2014)

AgSource Laboratories is accepting applications for the job opening of Water Environmental Sales Representative. The successful candidate will develop and implement an effective sales program, utilizing sound selling techniques for prospecting client leads and converting to value added clients. This individual will also be responsible for maintaining current client/industry relationships.

For more information and to apply visit:  www.crinet.com/careers  and search for the position using the key words water sales.

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City of Cedar Rapids - Sewer Maintenance Worker
(Added 12/5/2014)

Salary: $35,609.60 to $43,638.40 Annually (Salary Pay Grade Information)

Shift/Hours: Monday through Friday: 6:55 a.m.—3:35 p.m.

About Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a vibrant urban hometown in the heart of east central Iowa. As the second largest city in the state and anchor of Iowa’s Creative Corridor, we are home of one of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States and two dozen Fortune 500 companies.

Job Description: Provides labor and maintenance to sustain a continuing program of sewer system maintenance. For examples of essential work please visit our job description located here: Job Description.

Benefits: Click here for information on the AFSCME - Choice Plan.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

Acceptable Experience & Training / Required Special Qualifications:

Closing Date: 4:00 p.m. December 19, 2014.

How to Apply: Submit completed applications to the attention of Human Resources located at 101 First
Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 or via email at hr@cedar-rapids.org with the title of the position you are applying for listed in the subject line.

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City of Grinnell - Wastewater Operator
(Added 11/21/2014)

The City of Grinnell, IA (population 9,218) is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Operator.  The preferred applicant would have a Grade 1 Iowa DNR Wastewater Certificate or above or the ability to obtain a Grade 1 certificate within six months. Duties include the operation of the wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, collection system, laboratory, and maintenance.  Mechanical and electrical experience desirable.   Iowa Class B CDL / air brakes / tanker endorsement required or the ability to obtain.  Must be a non-tobacco user. Residency requirement of eleven miles from the Public Safety Building. Starting salary $18.44 - $19.24 DOQ.  Post offer physical, drug / background screens required.  Applications are available at the city office 927 4th Ave or by download.  

Send cover letter, resume and completed City of Grinnell job application to Jan Anderson Water Resources Director, 927 4th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Position open until filled. The city of Grinnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Wastewater Operator Job Description

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City of Altoona - Water Utility Operator
(Added 10/24/2014 / Updated 11/19/2014)

The City of Altoona is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Operator position with emphasis in water distribution. The City of Altoona operates a Grade 3 Water Treatment and Distribution system.

Candidates must hold an Iowa Water Operator Grade 2 Treatment and Distribution licenses with the ability to obtain a Grade 3 Water Treatment and Distribution licenses. Candidates must be knowledgeable in water treatment plant and distribution operations and possess strong customer service and computer skills. Candidates must hold valid drivers license. CDL is required within 60 days of employment. Starting salary range between $18.68 to $25.18 an hour.

Altoona is a Skilled Iowa participant, candidates can find out more at www.skillediowa.org. Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at http://www.altoona-iowa.com/i-want-to/find-job-openings/ AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to City of Altoona, Attn: Amy Hill, 407 8th St SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Applications must be postmarked by December 19, 2014
Pre-employment drug screen and physical required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Osceola Water Works – Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 10/9/2014)

Osceola Water Works is seeking applicants for the position of Water Plant Operator.  Successful candidates will be assigned primarily to the water treatment plant, but will assist in the water distribution system as needed.  Candidates currently holding a grade II Iowa Water Treatment license is preferred, but we are willing to train the right applicant.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a class B CDL within the first 12 months of employment.  A pre-employment physical, drug screen and back ground check is required.  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and hold or be able to acquire a grade II water treatment certification as specified by the I.D.N.R. 

Applicants should send their completed application and resume to Osceola Water Works at PO Box 515, Osceola, IA 50213 or email to: osceolawater2@windstream.net.  This position will remain open until filled. 

Osceola Water Works is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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Illinois American Water (Sterling, IL) - Chief Plant Operator E51S
(Added 10/2/2014)


Job Title: Chief Plant Operator E51S
Employment Opportunity with Illinois American Water
Sterling, IL

Chief Plant Operator

The working hours and days are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Responsible for all activities involving the operations and maintenance of the water treatment system, water distribution system, and wastewater collection system.

Supervisory responsibilities for water plant and network operators, technicians, and laborers, and works under the general direction of the Utilities Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

Prepares, Reviews, evaluates, revises, establishes and implements policies and procedures used in distribution and treatment of water and the collection of wastewater, that result in Safe, Compliant, Reliable, and Profitable operations (20%)

Directs day-to-day activities and schedules of assigned staff and participates in review and evaluation of staff performance related to water and wastewater systems and water treatment. Follows company discipline policy when needed. (20%)

Follows and implements Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies. Implements and fosters the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas (20%)

Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations and all customers. Performs work on water treatment system, distribution system, and sewer collection system. Maintains work records and preventative maintenance records and prepares various reports as assigned. (20%)

Participates in the preparation of Capital and Operations and Maintenance Budgets. Reviews and approves expenditures. (10%)

Participates in the preparation of Capital and Operations and Maintenance Budgets. Reviews and approves expenditures. Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent. (10%)

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

JOB DESCRIPTION

Knowledge:

Extensive knowledge of the objectives, equipment, and operations of water distribution and groundwater supply systems, and wastewater collection systems.

Extensive knowledge of methods and materials of water and wastewater system construction and maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of the layout, location and equipment characteristics of water and wastewater systems.

Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations for areas of responsibility

Experience:

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in supervision of operations, maintenance and administration of water and wastewater systems and treatment.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for experience.

Work Environment:

Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor.

Applicants can apply to amwater.com.

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City of Red Oak, Iowa - Waste Water Superintendent
(Added 9/26/2014)

Position Available

The City of Red Oak is accepting applications for the position of Waste Water Superintendent.  This position coordinates and directs the work program for the City Waste Water Department and is specifically responsible for management of daily operations including both operations of the plant and maintenance of the collection system.  This department is also responsible for maintenance of Red Oak’s Levee system and maintaining compliance with Corps of Engineers regulations. 

Position is considered to be a “working department head” requiring both administrative skills and the ability to work “hands on” with department personnel when necessary.  Responsible for compliance with and reporting to the Iowa DNR for the waste water system. Responsible for the preparation and administration of department budget.  Individual must be available for extended or irregular working hours, including being called back to work while off-duty should issues arise at the waste water plant, or during heavy rain or high water flow events.  Individual must possess strong oral and written communication skills, including computer literacy, and be able to get along well with other employees and the public. Applicant must have a Grade III waste water certification through the Iowa DNR or be able to acquire within 6 months of employment, and a minimum of 5 years administrative / supervisory experience.  Applicant must possess a valid Iowa Drivers License and have or be able to obtain a valid CDL within six months of employment.  Must also possess a High School Diploma or GED.

Applications are available at Red Oak City Hall or online at redoakiowa.com.  Application, along with a detailed Resume and Letter of Interest should be submitted to City Administrator, P.O. Box 475, Red Oak, IA 51566.  Position open until filled.  For more information contact City Administrator at (712)623-6520. 

The City of Red Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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