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Plant Operator

303 28TH ST
PHONE (712) 338-2626

The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District is currently looking for a Grade III Plant Operator but will welcome a Grade II with stipulations to get a Grade III within a reasonable time, as short as 6 months up to 1 year. General responsibilities will be safe, efficient, and effective operation of the Treatment Facility with periodic assistance to the Collections System as needed.

The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District provides waste water services for seven cities and the unincorporated areas around Big Spirit Lake and the Okoboji lakes. The area is known for the 15, 000 acres of natural lakes primarily for recreational usage from boating to fishing and hunting. The area is a vacation destination for the whole Midwest which can have up to a million visitors a year.

The Sanitary District is a different setup from most waste water operations, in that it has 64 lift stations and over 100 miles of gravity sewer.

The Treatment Plant was upgraded from a RBC system to an Activated Sludge System with a 7.2 MGD capacity, plus a Diversion System for an additional 4.5 MGD storage. Due to seasonal fluctuations the plant is essentially separated to be able to operate into 3 stages depending on flow and loading and has UV Disinfection. Facility also has Anaerobic Digestion and Land Application of Class B Biosolids.

Job Requirements:
-Possess Class B CDL with Tanker and Air Brake endorsements. District will assist in obtaining.
-Require residing within set boundaries, which are a generous distance.
-Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
-Grade III Certification, or able to obtain with 12 months or less.
-Able to work weekend and be on-call every other week.
-Strong pump & motor repair is desired.
-SCADA controls knowledge is beneficial.

-Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance.
-Cell phone allowance.
-Clothing allowance.
-IPERS Retirement.
-Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Personal Leave with 8 paid Holidays + Floating Holiday.
-Daily on-call Pay.
-Wages are in range of $24.00 to $29.00 per hour depending on qualifications

Applications available at office or from website at .
Send resumes and/or applications to Mark Ward or e-mail

Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.