The City of Rochester is Minnesota’s third largest City with a population of more than 110,000. Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) is the largest municipal utility in the State of Minnesota, serving over 50,000 electric customers and over 39,000 water customers in a 57 square mile service area.
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.
Minimum qualifications include a 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 OR 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.
Starting hourly rate: $31.48 with advancement to $37.03. An excellent benefits package is included.
Applications will be accepted through February 3, 2019.
For more specific information and to apply online, please visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.
Equal Opportunity Employer