Dickinson, ND is a progressive community of over 22,000 people that serves as a regional center for over 101,000. Dickinson has one of the nation's strongest economies due to our diverse mix of agriculture, energy (oil, ethanol, coal, natural gas, and uranium), international manufacturing, and tourism.
The City of Dickinson is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator!
The successful candidate will be responsible for inspecting and performing complex operations, maintenance, and repair activities at our Water Reclamation Facility, a brand new 3.6-9.0 MGD IFAS mechanical wastewater treatment plant. The plant includes screening grit removal, clarification, UV disinfection, and a new administration building with a full lab. The treated effluent is recycled for use at the facility and for industrial purposes.
Essential duties include (but are not limited to):
Operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities
Perform routine & preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment
Perform on-call duties as assigned (must live within 30 minutes of Dickinson, ND)
Maintain wastewater pumping and storage facilities
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities include (but are not limited to):
General mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair & diagnosis
Maintaining files and records
Environmental standards & compliance requirements
Public Works infrastructure
Education & Experience Requirements:
HS Diploma or GED
2 years of experience in construction or utility work, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
ND Class A CDL (must obtain within probationary period)
Wastewater Treatment Class I Certification (must obtain within 3 years of hire)
ND Department of Health pH Certification (must obtain within 2 years of hire)
Valid Driver's License
Successful Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Background Check, and Reference Checks
Completed City application & Pre-Interview Questionnaire (available here)
Additional Salary Information: The advertised wage for this position includes $2.50 per hour Skill-Based Pay once the ND Class A CDL is obtained.
About City of Dickinson
Dickinson, North Dakota, gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and home to Dickinson State University, is a home rule city that services a population of 25,000-30,000. Dickinson is centrally located in southwestern North Dakota, the midpoint between Fargo, North Dakota and Billings, Montana. We are also located less than an hour’s drive from Lake Sakakawea, the largest of the mainstream reservoirs on the Missouri river, which is a wonderful fishing and recreation resource. Due to this strategic location, and the resulting regional social and economic influence, it was known for decades by the nickname “Queen City of the Prairies.” This nickname was used as early as 1906, and legend has it that it was selected through a contest sponsored by the Dickinson Press. The Dickinson Commercial Club (now the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce) published a variety of material promoting Dickinson as the Queen City, especially in the early 1900s when they were lobbying hard to acquire a state college (now Dickinson State University). While other stories exist to explain the nickname, most of them have been discredited through research. Many regional commerce centers throughout the United ...States and Canada promote themselves as their region’s Queen City due to the positive imagery of a nurturing woman and the association with a lush and bountiful region. As Dickinson is also the gateway to the great American West, Medora, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it has also been branded by its modern nickname: “The Western Edge.”