Water/Wastewater Operator-in-Training – Nora Springs, IA

Excellent opportunity for an entry-level certified water/wastewater operator OR someone looking for a long-term career with advancement opportunities!

PeopleService will provide on-the-job training and assist in becoming certified with the state of Iowa in water, wastewater, and distribution.

The water treatment is an iron treatment filter with chlorine addition with w production wells.  The wastewater facility is a trickling filter plant.  Responsibility for the distribution and collection systems are part of this project which includes operating a jet truck and sludge transfer pump, as well as sludge hauling equipment.  Will also assist as various surrounding communities we serve.

Pay is based on certification level and experience.  Uncertified applicants will be given a math and writing test during the interview process to evaluate ability to perform analyses and provide effective written communication.

Position Requirements:

  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • IA water, wastewater, and/or distribution certification preferred but not required at time of hire.
  • 1-3 years’ related work experience (plumbing, pipelaying, industrial treatment, etc.)
  • Strong mechanical skills to repair related equipment and pipes.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record. CDL preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Required to live within a 10-30 minute response time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly at all levels including regulatory representatives, engineers, clients, customers and co-workers.
  • Must be available for on-call rotation for emergency situations, including weekend rounds.
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined to work independently.
  • Capable of working methodically and accurately.
  • Ability to operate computer systems and interpret software requirements; i.e., Microsoft Office, iPhone, Diggers Hotline, company maintenance program and timekeeping systems.