The City of Rochester is currently hiring a Water Operator at Rochester Public Utilities and an Operator 3 at the City's Water Reclatmation Plant
The Water Operator is responsible for daily operation of the municipal water supply and distribution system to include wells, booster stations, chemical treatment equipment, and water storage facilities. This individual monitors water system performance and operates the system to ensure peak efficiency and reliability. The Water Operator also provides backup service to customers needing assistance with water system related problems and is called on from time to time to perform maintenance on various components of the water system.
Starting salary is 31.48 per hour with advancement to $37.03
Minimum qualifications include
High School diploma or equivalent GED and completion of a formal Water Operator training program and one (1) year of relevant experience in water system operation and maintenance.
A high school diploma or equivalent GED and three (3) years of relevant experience in water system operation and maintenance.
Licenses and Certifications
Minnesota Class B Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Materials Certificate and Air Brake Endorsement required within 90 days as a condition of continued employment.
Minnesota Class D Water Supply System Operator Certificate at time of hire with ability to obtain
Minnesota Class C Water Supply System Operator Certificate within 18 months as a condition of continued employment.
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.
Starting salary is $24.35 per hour with advancement to $27.06.
Minimum qualifications include 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.
Licenses and Certifications
Applicants must possess noted licensures/certifications at the time of hire and if hired, must continuously maintain licensures/certifications as a condition of continued employment.
Valid driver's license
Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification within one year of hire
Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled.
For more information including priority consideration dates to apply, please visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.
Equal Opportunity Employer