Employment

 RICE LAKE UTILITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Position: WASTEWATER/WATER OPERATOR – Rice Lake, WI

Rice Lake Utilities, (Population: 9,020) is accepting Internal applications for the position of Wastewater/Water Operator until 10/22/2018.

 

This is a skilled position involving the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility and collection system.  Weekend duties will include water treatment and distribution system operations. This position requires heavy physical labor associated with maintenance of treatment equipment and conveyance materials.  Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.  WI DNR wastewater and water operator certifications are required to operate treatment facilities.

The candidate shall hold or have the ability to obtain OIT  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Certifications in Wastewater Subclasses: Biological Solids/Sludge Handling, Processing & Reuse, Biological Treatment: Suspended Growth Process, Disinfection, Laboratory, Nutrient Removal: Total Phosphorus, Solids Separation  within Two Years under NR 114.

In addition, Rice Lake Utilities requires a Certification in Water Subclasses:  Groundwater, Distribution.  If not current with this certification, the candidate will be expected to obtain within two years of employment.

Rice Lake Utilities also requires a valid Wisconsin CDL- Class B within 6 months.

High School diploma, completion of a degree program in Water and Wastewater Treatment (Preferred).  Duties and responsibilities will necessitate the participation in continuing education programs as required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources NR114.

Please note: Holiday and alternating weekend work is required. The starting wage range for this position is dependent upon qualifications.   Rice Lake Utilities offers a competitive benefit and compensation package. A cover letter and resume is required to be considered for this positon. 

 A job description is available below.  All cover letters and resumes must be submitted online to: info@ricelakeutilities.com.

 



POSITION DESCRIPTION

Rice Lake Wastewater Utility

Job Title:  Wastewater/Water Operator                  Effective Date:  9/17/18


Definition:  Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Plant Superintendent and the direct supervision of the Wastewater Plant Foreman.  


This is a skilled position involving the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility and collection system.  Weekend duties will include water treatment and distribution system operations. This position requires heavy physical labor associated with maintenance of treatment equipment and conveyance materials.  Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.  Wi DNR wastewater and water operator certifications are required to operate treatment facilities.


Normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Schedule will vary to cover shifts Monday through Sunday.  Rotating weekend/holiday work is required.  Potential over-time will vary.


Essential Responsibilities:

To do this kind of work, you must be able to:

  • Provide strong communication (written and oral) skills, attention to detail, be self-motivated.
  • Understand the layout and technologies required in the work you are performing.
  • Skillfully use tools and/or machines to perform duties effectively and efficiently.
  • Work well with other operators in a variety of situations.
  • Read blueprints, equipment manuals, and schematics to complete required tasks or duties.
  • Utilize & understand SDS sheets to handle, store, and recycle multiple chemicals safely.
  • Problem solving techniques utilizing team approach, experiences, best practices.
  • Accept responsibility for the accurate and efficient completion of work.
  • Required to work involving the operation and use of the following equipment: Jet/Vacuum truck, backhoe, skid-steer, dump truck, vacuum tanker truck, pipe camera, forklift and loader.
  • Additional general office equipment used may include( but not limited to): tablets, computer, copy machine ,scanner, calculator, cellular phone, two-way radio and office telephone system
  • Follow all safety procedures for excavation and confined space entry in addition to all other safety plans.
  • React quickly in emergency situations and make decisions efficiently and effectively. Always considering the safety of self, co-workers and the public.
  • Must have demonstrated willingness and desire to perform with initiative and interest.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform without supervision.
  • Work overtime when needed to accomplish tasks/projects.
  • Work in On-Call Rotation  (Every 4-6 Weeks)


Physical Demands:  Physical demands of this position vary from day to day and are highly dependent on the particular function being fulfilled on that day.    

The position requires the ability to lift and or carry 75-100 pounds; Lift up to 50 pounds frequent, lifting and/or carrying objects 25 pounds regularly.  Must be able to kneel, crawl, walk through snow and ice, stoop and crouch, climb up and down ditch slopes and perform other physical tasks.

Must be able to climb into heavy truck cabs and operator’s compartment.  Must be able to climb ladders.  Able to wear a respirator as determined by a Pulmonary Function Test.

The position requires bending, twisting, reaching, feeling, talking, hearing, and near and far vision. 

 

 

Environmental Conditions: Environmental conditions vary on the basis of what particular functions are being fulfilled.  Conditions can be expected to vary considerably from day to day.  Activities can take place indoors and outdoors.  The employee is subject to weather in all seasons at all times of the year.  Possible exposure to toxic or hazardous gaseous atmosphere, hazardous chemicals and/or wastewater.  Employer will provide necessary personal protective equipment.

 

 

Relationships to Data, People and Things:

Data:  Coordinating:  determining time, place, and sequence of operations or action to be taken on the basis of analysis of data; executing determination of and/or reporting on events.

People: Team: determining or interpreting work procedures for a group of workers, assigning specific duties to them, maintaining harmonious relations among them and promoting efficiency.  A variety of responsibilities is involved in this function.

Things:  Operating-Controlling/Setting Up:  starting, stopping, controlling and adjusting the progress of machines or equipment.  Operating machines involves setting up and adjusting the machine or materials as the work progresses.  Controlling involves observing progress of operations and turning devices to regulate reactions of materials.

 

Specific Vocational Preparation:

High School diploma and completion of a special course of training in Wastewater Treatment Plant and a minimum of one year satisfactory experience in the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant and demonstration of mechanical aptitude (Preferred) or

Two years of college training with major emphasis in chemistry or biological sciences, with one year satisfactory job experience in Wastewater Treatment Plant (Preferred) or

Satisfactory completion of a special course of training in Wastewater Treatment Plant (Preferred).


 

To do this job, you must have the following licenses or certifications before being hired:

The ability to obtain OIT Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Certifications in Wastewater Subclasses: Biological Solids/Sludge Handling, Processing & Reuse, Biological Treatment: Suspended Growth Process, Disinfection, Laboratory, Nutrient Removal: Total Phosphorus, Solids Separation within Two Years under NR 114.

Certified in Water Subclasses:  Groundwater, Distribution within two years.

Valid Wisconsin CDL- Class B within 6 months