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Water Operator

Posting Date: April 20, 2018

Rochester Public Utilities, a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota (pop. 110,000+), is the largest municipal utility in the State of Minnesota and is accepting applications for the position of Water Operator, who  is responsible for the 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.

This position requires 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.

Hourly Rate: $31.48/hour with advancement to $37.03/hour


For more information and to apply online, go to:

"First-Class City, First-Class Service"


Company: City of Rochester
Location: Rochester Public Utilities
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Details:

Call 507-328-2555


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