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 Executive Director
Wheaton, IL
Posted: 09/19/18

Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD) is seeking an Executive Director to oversee and manage the operations of the District which serves approximately 63,000 customers. The District consists of over 67 miles of sewer lines in addition to having 120 additional miles owned by municipalities tributary to the District’s inceptors.

The Executive Director reports to a three-member Board and directs the activities of four (4) department heads, IT Specialist, District Engineer (consulting firm) and a contracted District Attorney, Strategic Financial Planner and HR Consultant. This position is responsible for developing business strategies that align with short and long-term objectives and ensuring operations produce results consistent with the overall strategy and mission of the District.

The ideal applicant will have a minimum of twenty (20) years increasing levels of responsibility with personnel management with some or all of this experience interacting with public agency boards. Ten (10) years of private sector experience, including personal management and accountability for profitability is a strong plus. Knowledge of wastewater management and operations, including the ability to monitor fiscal performance, interact with an appointed board, and handle public relations is strongly preferred.

Location City: Wheaton, IL 60187, United States
Contact Person: Kathy Lamkin
Contact Email:
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectation, no later than Monday, November 26, 2018 to Kathy Lamkin, HR Consultant, at Materials can also be submitted via mail to: Wheaton Sanitary District Attn: Kathy Lamkin P. O. Box 626 Wheaton, IL 60187-0626 Equal Opportunity Employer
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Assistant Superintendent of Utilities Division, Production & Treatment
Elmhurst, IL
Posted: 09/18/18

Under direction of the Superintendent of Utilities Division, Production & Treatment in the Public Works Department, this position works in overseeing the repair, installation, and construction of various portions of the City’s activated sludge wastewater facility and associated remote pump stations/reservoirs. Assists in the direction of the activities of work crews engaged in the operation and maintenance of City’s Production & Treatment facilities. Inspects plant, lift stations and water production operations; inspects the work of subordinates and contractors; assures proper maintenance & servicing of equipment; maintains an awareness of rules & regulations as they pertain to the Utility industry.

The Production and Treatment Division is responsible for the 20 million gallon per day (MGD) activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (Elmhurst Water Reclamation Facility or EWRF) with 10 sanitary sewer lift stations and the 15.0 MG capacity water production system which utilizes three large finished water reservoirs and three elevated storage tanks; plus 12 storm water pumping stations, 4 storm water reservoirs and numerous ancillary systems.

Location City: Elmhurst, IL 60126, United States
How to Apply:
Submit online application at Employment offers are subject to successful results of background check, drug screen, and physical.
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Lead Operator
Streator, IL
Posted: 09/12/18

Union, $24-27/hr, M-F, alternating weekend schedule

Operation and maintenance of 3.3 MGD oxidation ditch secondary treatment wastewater facility including solids handling, lift stations, storm water stations, and 3 CSO facilities.

Certification: Illinois Wastewater Class 2 required

Must hold or be working toward the highest water/wastewater certification and highest water treatment certification as required by site.

Must demonstrate knowledge of current and pending water treatment standards, regulations and federal, state and local laws and codes.

Five to seven years in various positions within a water/wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems.

Lead experience or supervisory training required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety.

Must have an understanding of water/wastewater treatment operations, process engineering, water quality assurance, maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures.

Location City: Streator, IL 61364, United States
Contact Person: Tracy Anderson
Contact Email:
How to Apply:
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Executive Director
Chicago, IL
Posted: 09/10/18

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is an Illinois special district that is responsible for the Chicago area’s wastewater treatment and stormwater management. The District is an award-winning wastewater agency which has been a leader in the protection of the Chicago area water environment for more than 120 years.
We are seeking a visionary Executive Director committed to accomplishing our mission while making progress on a forward-looking “utility of the future” agenda that includes measurable goals for resource recovery, reducing energy consumption and use of green infrastructure. This position will oversee nine departments responsible for the design, treatment, maintenance, research and administrative support of wastewater and stormwater activities.

The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s degree preferably in science or engineering and at least 10 years executive, first- or second-tier management experience with a large regional or municipal wastewater treatment, stormwater management or public works agency. He or she will have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, be a quick study, be decisive, be an excellent public speaker and will have a transformative vision that can guide the District’s operations.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a premier environmental agency.

Location City: Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Contact Person: Beverly K. Sanders
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Project Manager
Lincoln, IL
Posted: 09/05/18

Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of a processing system, small to medium industrial facilities with NPDES permits, public works system or multiple sites. Assures compliance with established environmental, safety, operating, standards, policies and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client informed and enhance client relations.

Location City: Lincoln, IL 62656, United States
Contact Person: Anthony Matteucci
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How to Apply:
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Plant Laborer (part time)
Glen Ellyn, IL
Posted: 09/04/18

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (GWA) is currently recruiting for one (1) part-time, entry-level Plant Laborer position. This is a semi-skilled position responsible for various tasks at a wastewater treatment facility.
Location City: Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, United States
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #20-18-GWA PT Plant Laborer) in the subject line of their e-mail. The selected finalist will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference check, and a post-offer medical physical with a drug and alcohol screen.
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Shift Operator
Chicago Heights, IL
Posted: 09/04/18

Under the direction of the Chief Operator and Operations Foremen, the Shift Operator operates equipment and performs process control functions within the District's jurisdiction.
Location City: Chicago Heights, IL 60411, United States
Contact Email: Applications2@thorncreekbasin.
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