Rice Lake Utilities (Population: 9,020) is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater/Water Operator until the vacancy is filled.

This is a skilled position involving the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility and collection system. Weekend duties will include water treatment and distribution system operations. This position requires heavy physical labor associated with maintenance of treatment equipment and conveyance materials. Strong mechanical aptitude is desired. WI DNR wastewater and water operator certifications are required to operate treatment facilities.

The candidate shall hold or have the ability to obtain OIT Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Certifications in Wastewater Subclasses: Biological Solids/Sludge Handling, Processing & Reuse, Biological Treatment: Suspended Growth Process, Disinfection, Laboratory, Nutrient Removal: Total Phosphorus, Solids Separation within Two Years under NR 114. Additional requirements:

  • Rice Lake Utilities requires a Certification in Water Subclasses: Groundwater, If not current with this certification, the candidate will be expected to obtain within two years of employment.
  • Rice Lake Utilities also requires a valid Wisconsin CDL- Class B within 6
  • High School diploma, completion of a degree program in Water and Wastewater Treatment (Preferred).
  • Duties and responsibilities will necessitate the participation in continuing education programs as required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources NR114.

Please note: Holiday and alternating weekend work is required. The starting wage range for this position is $26.55- $31.55, which is dependent on qualifications. Rice Lake Utilities offers a competitive benefit and compensation package. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

Eligibility List: Due to upcoming retirements, this posting will be part of an eligibility list to fill future vacancies that may occur within one year. Dependent on the qualifications of applicants, Rice Lake Utilities will reserve the right to not use the list and re-post both internally and externally if necessary.

A complete job description is available at www.ricelakeutilities.com or at the Rice Lake Utilities Office located at 320 W Coleman St, Rice Lake WI 54868. Please send cover letter and resume to: info@ricelakeutilities.com.