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Superintendent

The Coggon Municipal Light Plant is looking for a Plant Superintendent.  Experience with line work is required.  All qualified individuals interested in the position are asked to email resumes to mrundle@coggonlightplant.com immediately.  Interviews will start immediately and the position can be filled at any time.


The superintendent responsibilities will include: 

  • The management, operation and maintenance of the Light Plant.
  • The management and control of the Light Plant’s electrical system and generation facilities.
  • To receive all Iowa One-Call notifications and locate underground electrical lines.
  • Manage day to day operation of the electric utility.  The superintendent will make sure that the utility is in compliance with federal, state and local regulation.
  • Maintain and operate, bucket truck, digger derrik, high voltage tools and other equipment and make sure that it is maintained and in a safe operating condition.
  • Maintain power lines and sub-stations and keep them in compliance and safe condition.
  • Keeping the utility property and facilities maintained in a safe manner for the public and other employees.
  • Maintaining and manually reading the electrical meters throughout the city of Coggon on a monthly basis.
  • Receiving trouble calls during nights, weekends and holidays.  Troubleshoot and make repairs to electric lines and the generation system and contact the repair crews, if required.
  • Compiling and maintaining written records of the purchases, accomplishments, disposition of equipment and manpower, an up-to-date inventory list and activities contemplated by the board. The superintendent shall make monthly oral and written reports of the activities of the department to the chairperson on or before the first meeting of each month.
  • Perform all other duties of a superintendent nature which are not specifically assigned to other Light Plant employees.

Pay negotiable depending on experience

Posted 7-13-18


Customer Relations Manager

Heartland Consumers Power District is seeking a customerfocused, technicallyadept professional to manage the delivery of electrical services, customer programs, and marketing initiatives for 30 cities and municipal electric systems in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

As part of a strong team of engineering, economic development, energy services, account management, and marketing professionals, you will foster and manage the relationships of customers, along with their governing board and city commissions. You will utilize strong interpersonal skills to form constructive business relationships and communicate the value that locally-owned, notforprofit, public power brings to the community. You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in rate structure and analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills to educate and assist electric customers in the areas of electric utility administration and operation.
  • Problem-solving abilities to support customers through Heartland’s customer assistance programs.
  • Collaborative skills to work with Heartland’s team in expanding the District’s customer base and electric power sales. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and computer technology.

Qualified candidates will be energetic, self-starters with a customerfocused mentality and will have a degree preferably in an electrical technical field such as, electrical engineering or electrical construction management, along with a strong interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as 7+ years of experience in the electric utility field. Qualified candidates will also possess excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, and should anticipate speaking in public, frequent travel, and occasional evening city commission meetings.  Customer service experience and a record of active community involvement is a plus.

Heartland Consumers Power District is a notforprofit, wholesale public power company. Heartland provides wholesale electric energy to 26 cities and municipal electric systems in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. We also provide energy solutions to six public institutions in South Dakota and have several short-term block or unit contingent contract requirements. Heartland offers a competitive pay along with a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Retirement Pension
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • HSA
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays

To learn more about Heartland and this position, you can access the full job description and our electronic application by visiting http://www.hcpd.com/contact-us/jobs.  Questions can be directed to hr@hcpd.com.

HCPD is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted through August 10, 2018.

Posted 7-9-18


Lineman

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Lineman for our Creston, IA location. This position is responsible for electric transmission maintenance and inspection, as well as supporting other maintenance operations. This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement and provides excellent company benefits.

Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited electric utility lineman training program or substantial equivalent on the job training and/or experience
  • Attain/possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Residency requirement of thirty-five (35) road miles or less, between the employee's residence and the employee's designated headquarters, via the most direct route under normal driving conditions

To complete an online application please visit the Careers page on www.cipco.net.

About CIPCO: 

CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members distribute power to nearly 300,000 Iowans and more than 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

CIPCO is a state-of-the-art energy provider with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa’s development of renewable energy resources. Over half of our electricity is generated from emission- and carbon-free resources, minimizing the impact to the environment.

CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, pension plan, 401(k) match, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

For more information about CIPCO please visit: www.cipco.net

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

To complete an online application please visit the Careers page on www.cipco.net.

Posted 7-2-18


Water Plant Assistant Operator or Water Plant Operator

SALARY: $23.71 - $35.97 Hourly | $49,316.80 - $74,817.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/28/18

CLOSING DATE: 07/20/18 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The City of Ames Water & Pollution Control Department is conducting a recruitment for a Water Plant Operator or Water Plant Assistant Operator. A Civil Service eligibility list will be created for one or both of these classifications. The lists will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil
Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in either classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in either classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their
application by the deadline.

Actual classification as the Water Plant Assistant Operator or Water Plant Operator will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The salary range for the Water Plant Assistant Operator is $23.71 - $27.02 per hour. The salary range for the Water Plant Operator is $27.02 - $35.97 per hour. The work shift involves an 8-hour day that includes evening and weekend shifts on a rotating schedule.

Under close supervision, the Water Plant Assistant Operator or Water Plant Operator performs work involving having the primary responsibility for the operation of wells, water treatment plant, and pumping stations to treat and supply the domestic and industrial water supply needs for the Ames community and water service contracts; repairs and maintains operating equipment and other machinery at the water plant and related facilities; performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Water Plant Assistant Operator:

  • Performs increasingly difficult and skilled work approaching the Water Plant Operator level as training and education progresses;
  • Operates, inspects, repairs and maintains a wide variety of pumps, motors, chemical feed equipment, engines, and other related equipment used in water treatment and lime sludge disposal;
  • Reads and records well and pump operating times, pressures, and reservoir levels;
  • Collects samples and tests for parameters as assigned;
  • Adjusts chemical feed and other equipment to meet prescribed water quality limits;
  • Adjusts pumping and plant treatment rates accordingly to maintain adequate water supply and storage; maintains plant operating records by making calculations and completing operating logs; creates reports; • Observes mechanical equipment to ensure proper operating condition and performance; performs pipe
    work for water and chemicals;
  • Checks to assure proper maintenance of equipment;
  • May perform maintenance on engines, motors, and related items; oversees the work of skilled and unskilled helpers;
  • Attends or provides training as required; provides customer service as required; consults with and receives approval from supervisor(s) before making process changes such as plant start-up and shutdown, well changes, high service pump changes, and booster station pump changes.

Water Plant Operator:

  • Operates, inspects, repairs, and maintains a wide variety of pumps, motors, chemical feed equipment, engines, and other related equipment used in water treatment and lime sludge disposal;
  • Reads and records well and pump operating times, pressures, and reservoir levels; collects samples and tests for parameters as assigned;
  • Adjusts chemical feed and other equipment to meet prescribed water quality limits;
  • Adjusts pumping and plant treatment rates accordingly to maintain adequate water supply and storage;
  • Maintains plant operating records by making calculations and completing operating logs;
  • Creates reports;
  • Observes mechanical equipment to ensure proper operating condition and performance;
  • Performs pipe work for water and chemicals;
  • Checks to assure proper maintenance of equipment;
  • May perform maintenance on engines, motors, and related items;
  • Oversees the work of skilled or unskilled helpers; attends or provides training as required;
  • Provides customer service as required.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life.
For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Other Job Functions: Performs maintenance and custodial duties assigned to that shift; guides or assists in guiding individuals or groups of visitors around the plant; performs extra operating, sampling, and laboratory duties in connection with special plant or research projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Water Plant Assistant Operator
Successful completion of high school or GED. Two years of experience with mechanical equipment maintenance and repair or an equivalent combination of education and experience in, or related to, the field of water treatment.

Licenses and Certificates: Valid Iowa Driver's License. Valid State of Iowa Grade I Water Plant Operator's License within 8 months of employment. Completion of a minimum of 21 CEU's of post high school education directly related to the operation of water plants within 24 months of employment. Valid State of Iowa Grade II Water Plant Operator's License within 8 months of being eligible for the exam and no later than 38 months of appointment. Appointment to the position of Water Plant Operator will be made upon attainment of a valid State of Iowa Grade II Water Plant Operator's License. Failure to achieve required certification or training by the date specified could lead to possible termination.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Extensive training will be arranged so that the employee will attain considerable knowledge of safe working practices in a water treatment facility; training will also be arranged so that the employee will attain the ability to understand the significance of laboratory results, the ability to understand the nature and seriousness of system malfunctions and to take remedial action, and skill in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and water plant equipment; considerable knowledge of the water treatment process operation; considerable knowledge of the chemicals used in water treatment including their handling, characteristics, functions, and economic use; knowledge of the practices and techniques used in lime softening and rapid filtration; knowledge of overall water utility operations; knowledge of basic laboratory techniques; knowledge of basic maintenance equipment and practices; knowledge of lubrication, maintenance, and servicing of pumps and plant equipment; knowledge of laws and regulations related to water plant operations; knowledge of computer systems and applications software, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel; knowledge of the operation and maintenance of utility plant operating equipment, low-pressure boilers, clarifiers, filters, pumps, and auxiliary equipment; knowledge of the principals of hydraulics, electricity, combustion, and standard safety practices.

Skill in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and water plant equipment.

Ability to read and record data from gauges and meters accurately; ability to make mathematical computations and interpret data; ability to understand the significance of laboratory results; ability to diagnose equipment problems and to determine proper remedial action; ability to determine the nature and seriousness of system malfunctions and to take remedial action; ability to work alone on an operating shift and to take responsibility for previously outlined procedures; ability to read piping and wiring diagrams and blueprints; ability to plan, assign and oversee the work of maintenance personnel and helpers; ability to use a wide variety of hand tools, shop and diagnostic equipment; ability to work under adverse conditions including exposure to extreme weather; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations on an individual basis; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, supervisors, co-workers and other City employees.

Water Plant Operator:
Successful completion of high school or GED, and at least three years of experience in operating and maintaining a mechanical water treatment facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Valid State of Iowa Driver's License. Valid State of Iowa Grade II Water Plant Operator's License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:
Considerable knowledge of safe working practices in a water treatment facility; considerable knowledge of water treatment process operation; considerable knowledge of the chemicals used in water treatment including their handling, characteristics, functions, and economic use; knowledge of the practices and techniques used in lime softening and rapid filtration; knowledge of overall water utility operations; knowledge of basic laboratory techniques; knowledge of basic maintenance equipment and practices; knowledge of lubrication, maintenance, and servicing of pumps and plant equipment; knowledge of laws and regulations related to water plant operations; knowledge of computer operations and applications software, including, but not limited to Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of utility plant operating equipment, low-pressure boilers, clarifiers, filters, pumps, and auxiliary equipment; knowledge of the principals of hydraulics, electricity, combustion, and standard safety practices.

Skill in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and water plant equipment.

Ability to read and record data from gauges and meters accurately; ability to make mathematical computations and interpret data; ability to understand the significance of laboratory results; ability to diagnose equipment problems and to determine proper remedial action; ability to determine the nature and seriousness of system malfunctions and to take remedial action; ability to work alone on an operating shift and to take responsibility for previously outlined procedures; ability to read piping and wiring diagrams and blueprints; ability to plan, assign and oversee the work of maintenance personnel and helpers; ability to use a wide variety of hand tools, shop and diagnostic equipment; ability to work under adverse conditions including exposure to extreme weather; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations on an individual basis; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, supervisors, co-workers and other City employees.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

General Physical Characteristics: The work involves sitting 20 percent of the time, standing (but not walking) five percent of the time; standing and walking 75 percent of the time. Requires exertion of up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), use of measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme cold and heat, noise, mechanical and electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin, oils, and working in isolation. In addition, work may be performed at extreme heights, in areas below ground, and in confined spaces.

Equipment Essential to the Job: Computers, software, and peripheral equipment, SCADA equipment, calculator, intercom, two-way radio, variety of printed materials, lab equipment, scale, cleaning chemicals, chemical feed equipment, process chemicals, emergency equipment, switches, pipes and valves; electrical
equipment including measurement devices, conduit, benders, and fuses; radio telemetry; control circuits; plumbing tools including pipe threader, torch, hand drill, pipe and chain wrenches, air gun, and pipe saws; safety equipment including masks, gloves, ventilators, ground fault connector and gas monitor; soldering
and welding equipment; basic carpentry tools; hand power tools; tractors, trucks and attachments; table saw, drill press and other shop equipment; ladders and scaffolding; portable generators; hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment; motorized equipment/personnel carriers.

Selection Process:

  1. Screen for Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and fully complete the application to be considered for this position.
  2. Written exams: Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written exam, which will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at the Water Plant (1800 E. 13th Street) at 6:00 p.m. Due to the anticipated number of candidates, no alternative test dates or times will be offered. Additionally,
    candidates will not be reimbursed for travel or lodging costs to attend the exam. Candidates must obtain a score of 70% or greater on the written exam to pass.
  3. Phone Interviews will be conducted among those who pass the written exam. Should the pool of passing candidates exceed 15 people, the pool of candidates for phone interviews may be reduced by only inviting candidates who possess preferred qualifications. These preferred qualifications are:
    • Assistant Water Plant Operator Preferred Qualifications:
      • education exceeding a high school diploma or equivalency,
      • relevant experience greater than two years, and
      • possession of a State of Iowa Grade I license.
    • Water Plant Operator Preferred Qualifications:
      • education exceeding a high school diploma or equivalency,
      • relevant experience greater than three yearsand
      • possession of a State of Iowa Grade 2 license.
  4. On-site Interview Process - Candidates who pass the phone interview step will be invited to an on-site interview process. Prior to arrival on-site, candidates will be invited to complete an online assessment tool. The on-site process will consist of a tour, a manager meeting, and an oral board interview.

    The civil service score will be based on the performance on the oral board. A 70% average score among the oral board panel will be considered passing. Passing candidates will be certified to the civil service list for this position, which is effective for up to one year from the date of certification. An offer of employment to the selected finalist will be contingent on completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check.

Residency Requirement
Blue Collar (IUOE): The required residence area is the area bordered by the Boone and Story County lines on the north and south, State Highway 65 on the east; and on the west, County Road R27 north of Boone, and the Des Moines River south of Highway 30 to the Boone County line. Communities intersected by the
borderlines, and Zearing, shall be considered within the area. The permitted residency area is that area inside the borderlines. The area adjacent to but outside the borderlines is not included. After completing his/her probationary period, a new employee shall, within three (3) months, reside within the residency
area. The department head may allow an employee up to an additional three (3) months if the employee provides documentation of financial commitment to move within the residence area.

E-Verify Process:
The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete
Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for
this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofames.org/jobs

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5199
hr@cityofames.org

Posted 6-28-18


Human Resources Director

The City of Grimes is seeking applicants for a Human Resources Director. This is a new position that will report to the City Administrator and be responsible for developing and managing the City’s human resources programs, policies, practices, and procedures. The City of Grimes is a public employer with two collective bargaining units.

Top priorities for the position include, but will not be limited to, designing and managing an employee compensation plan, crafting and working with management to implement an employee evaluation system, structuring and coordinating on-boarding and off-boarding procedures, proposing updates to the employee handbook, managing employee benefits, and organizing payroll.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter and willing to be very hands on with the clerical and administrative tasks associated with carrying out the City’s human resource functions. A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, Sociology, Psychology or a related field and five years of experience is required. Municipal experience and PHR/SHRM-CP or SPHR/SHRM-SCP is preferred.

The anticipated salary range is between $75,000 - $85,000/year plus IPERS and generous insurance benefits. Those interested are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Olivia DeYoung at odeyoung@grimesiowa.gov. Application materials must be submitted electronically by July 27th.

Posted 6-28-18


Water Treatment Plant Manager

The City of Creston Water Works is seeking a permanent full-time Water Treatment Plant Manager.

This position is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of the City’s water treatment plant. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the department including staff management and monitoring of the departmental budget.

The qualified candidates must possess excellent management, leadership, financial, budgetary and communications skills. Applicants are required to have the following minimum IDNR Certification Grade, or the ability to obtain in a time period acceptable to IDNR:

Water Treatment – Grade 4

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

City of Creston offers a full benefits package and IPERS participation.

Please send resume and cover letter to the address below:

City of Creston Water Works
820 S. Park Street
PO Box 405
Creston  IA 50801

E-Mail: officeww@iowatelecom.net

Deadline for applications is: August 31, 2018

Posted 6-27-18


Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Facilities, Planning & Management at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I. Under general supervision, this position troubleshoots, repairs and maintains utility plant boilers, mechanical systems and equipment such as coal and gas/oil fired water tube boilers, steam turbines, valves, air compressors, pumps, coal, ash and limestone material conveying system, water, air, fuel oil, lubricating oil and steam piping systems, etc.

Required Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, AND two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or utility plant maintenance environment with experience in rotating equipment maintenance, or a two-year, post high school technical degree in industrial maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in maintenance and repair of high pressure water tube boilers and accessories.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of pumps, electric motors and steam turbines greater than 200 hp.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of material handling systems, conveyors, pneumatic/vacuum systems.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of piping systems, threaded, flanged and welded.


To apply for this position: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/34281

Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 6-21-18


General Manager

The City of Creston Water Works is seeking a General Manager who is responsible for supervision, coordination and performance of the Water Works facilities, employees and equipment. The General Manager will be under the administrative direction of the City of Creston Water Works Board of Trustees.  The General Manager will plan, develop, coordinate and organize effective operation of all water works functions within the City of Creston, which includes financial, maintenance, operating and comprehensive planning for water production and distribution to the City of Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association at point of delivery.

The General Manager will inform and advise the Board of Trustees of departmental needs. Oversee and recommend all departmental purchases and inventory management. Oversee overtime as needed. Participate in and recommend hiring, promotion, demotion, discharge or other disciplinary actions to the Board of Trustees. Resolve employee grievances according to Personnel Policy Manual and laws, rules and regulations as set forth by state and federal guidelines. The General Manager will be responsible for staff training, evaluations and duty assignments. Ensure safety compliance in all phases of work. Conduct formal performance evaluations.  Attend approved training to improve abilities, evaluate new ideas and receive necessary continuing education.

The General Manager will need to coordinate with City Administrator and department heads in preparation and execution of Capital Improvement Plan and function as the contact person and liaison officer of the City pertaining to the Creston Water Department. Work with and assist engineers on coordinating engineering and inspection of all Water Works projects. Assist the engineer in review of all plats, zoning requests and similar items submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission as related to the activities of the Creston Water Works Department.

Submit timely reports as required by the state and federal authorities governing public water suppliers. Submit departmental bills timely for approval. Keep daily logs of hours expended by tasks and departments. The General Manager will need to be available 24/7 for off-hour emergencies and/or consultation and be able to respond if necessary. The City of Creston Water Works retains the authority to change the job duties at any time.  

The City of Creston Water Works General Manager is expected to live within a five mile radius of Creston. Salary will commensurate with experience. High school graduate or equivalent required; Associates Degree or higher in field relating to public water works preferred.  Strong leadership and management skills required. Five years in public water works preferred but not required. Five years experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity preferred. Water Treatment Grade III certification, Water Distribution certification and Wastewater certification is preferred but not required.

The City of Creston Water Works will be accepting resumes and cover letters until the position is filled, however resumes received by July 6th, 2018 will be given first consideration. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: City of Creston Water Works, 820 South Park Street, PO Box 405, Creston, Iowa 50801. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted by regular mail, ground mail, fax (641)782-9267 or email officeww@iowatelecom.net. The City of Creston Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities, and women to apply.

Posted 6-20-18


GIS/CAD Technician

Muscatine Power and Water is seeking a GIS/CAD Technician to support the Engineering Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, maintain, and update utility mapping and mapping databases in GIS software.
  • Maintain and update digital and manual engineering and facilities drawing files, indices, and    drawing tracking for all A/O Center drawings and specific power plant and landfill drawings.
  • Provide GPS services including office-to-field and field-to-office data transfer, GPS data processing, and GPS data gathering.
  • Develop, update, and maintain CAD and GPS standards and procedures, ensuring compliance with existing Utility standards.
  • Provide or obtain software support to maintain continuity and integrity of GIS, CAD, and GPS programs including the development of customized applications.

Associate’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of CAD techniques and associated reproduction and retention technologies.  Knowledge of database design and information retrieval experience is preferred.  Working knowledge of GIS and GPS software, computer operation, and Geospatial understanding is desired.  Developing, reading, and interpreting drawings, schematics, specifications, and technical manuals also required.  Candidate must have the ability to ensure work is accomplished in a safe and timely matter, work independently, prioritize work, and balance multiple priorities with competing deadlines.  

Valid driver’s license is required.

If you’re looking for a challenging career opportunity in an ever-changing industry, consider MP&W!  Visit our Careers page at www.mpw.org for more information about this exciting career opportunity at MP&W and to apply.

Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 6-19-18


Electric Utility Superintendent

The Bancroft Municipal Utility and the City of Bancroft are currently looking to fill the position of Electric Utility Superintendent. The utility is seeking an experienced individual to operate the electric utility. Three or more years experience working with high voltage lines and experience working with large scale generators is preferred.

  • Day to day operation and maintenance of utility electrical distribution system
  • Operation of diesel generators as needed
  • Working with other staff to maintain a continuous, up-to-date inventory of all goods and supplies
  • Responsible for all record keeping relating to municipal utilities operations
  • Responsible for the completion of all regular reports including those required by state and federal agencies, NIMECA, the city council, and others as needed
  • Assist with water and wastewater systems
  • Assist the Street Superintendent to assure all duties related to streets and parks are completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job consists of a 40-hour workweek. Monday through Friday. However, during system disturbances and emergencies, longer hours will be required. Applicant must be willing to accept scheduled “on call” basis for weeknights and weekends, generally every other weekend, and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in public contacts. Applicant must reside in the City of Bancroft or other location as approved by the Bancroft City Council. A candidate should have successfully completed a formal technical training program for utility line workers; graduated from an accredited high school or a vocational school; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Desired Qualifications for this position include:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as an utility line worker.

Please see the complete job description at www.bancroftiowa.com.

Please send completed application and resume to PO Box 157, Bancroft, Iowa 50517 or email to cneuman@bancroftiowa.com.

Applications are available at the Bancroft City Hall or online at www.bancroftiowa.com.

For more information- please call 515-885-2382 or email the city at info@bancroftiowa.com.

Applications taken until the position is filled.

The City of Bancroft is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 6-18-18


Electric Lineman

City of Hartley, Iowa is accepting applications for a full-time electric lineman.  Duties include maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution systems, radio reading, and servicing meters, assisting other city departments and operating construction equipment. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Iowa Class (B) CDL with air brakes driver’s license. Wage DOQ. EOE. Applications accepted until July 10, 2018. Employment applications are available at www.hartleyiowa.com or by emailing jaron@tcaexpress.net. Send application to City of Hartley, Attn: Jaron Benz, 11 S. Central Avenue, Hartley, Iowa 51346 or email to jaron@tcaexpress.net. For more information call (712) 928-2240.

Posted 6-15-18


Manager, Transmission & Distribution

Do you enjoy managing projects in a fast-paced environment?  Are you looking for a role that is challenging, rewarding, and has UNLIMITED potential?

As our Transmission and Distribution Manager, you’ll be involved in some of the most important developments and transformations impacting Muscatine Power & Water, the largest municipal utility in Iowa, and our customers on a daily basis.  Using your expertise in the utility market, you’ll be managing several large and impactful projects in the Muscatine area.

You’ll collaborate with some of the brightest and most creative individuals in our industry, including the Senior Leadership Team, who will help drive your success at Muscatine Power & Water.  Your skill-set will include having led a successful T&D team, the ability to oversee many different departments and positions while managing several projects at once such as Operations Engineering, tree trimming, metering, GIS areas and all aspects related to them.  If you’ve not held a senior leader role, that’s ok; we know that sometimes the right combination of experience and skills, the right personality and attitude, and a drive to succeed are qualities that someone for this role might possess without having held a senior leader title- we still want to hear from you if you meet other qualifications described.

A candidate who will thrive and succeed in this role will be able to frequently communicate and express opinions and thought processes with your team, peers, senior leadership, and other members of the organization.

Are you the type of person who wants to wake up and come to work, driven, each day in a role where you’re engaged, and make a difference in the company’s purpose?  If you have the skill sets and experience we’ve described and answered yes to the previous question, we’re definitely looking for you!  Apply today!

About You:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology required.

Experience: Preferably a minimum of 10 years’ Utility specific T&D experience combined with 5 years of management. Don’t have quite all of that? Consider applying anyway!

Top Traits: Results-based management strategy, knowledge of T&D underground and overhead, hands-on exposure to safety and lean practices, and a strong background in project management.

Bonus: Someone who holds a Professional Engineer’s license, has underground and overhead distribution design experience, and knowledge of the collective bargaining unit, FERC, NERC, and CIP are all excellent additions! 

Last, but definitely not least:

As a valued member of our team, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, including health benefits, retirement options, and a pension plan! Great work environment and a great opportunity to leverage your skills and talents in managing your team! Don’t miss out on this EXCITING career opportunity- email your resume and salary requirements to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required. EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 6-12-18


Electric Lineman

City of Carlisle, IA. (Des Moines suburb; 4168 est. pop.), seeks full time Electric Journeyman Lineman.

Duties include operating and maintaining an overhead and underground electric distribution system.

Radio reading and servicing meters, substation inspection and maintenance, operating construction equipment. Class (A) CDL driver’s license needed. Salary DOQ. EOE. Send resume to City of Carlisle, 195 N. 1st Street. Carlisle, Iowa 50047 or dmiller@carlisleiowa.org . For more information please contact Don Miller at (515)-989-0840, or Andy Lent at (515)-989-3224.

Posted 6-12-18


Public Works Director/City Engineer

The Waukee Public Works Department is a fast-paced growth environment. It is part of the initiative to build a community, and to make improvements that will benefit the citizens for decades. This Department has a visionary role in anticipating future needs. There is a prevalent culture of teamwork throughout the City organization. The city has sufficient resources to make major improvements throughout the community.

The Public Works Director/City Engineer holds full responsibility to plan, develop, implement and coordinate the ongoing activities of the Public Works Department overseeing the Engineering and Operations Divisions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in, Engineering, Public Administration or related field.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in Public Works or in professional engineering related to public infrastructure.
  • Four (4) years of supervisory experience.
  • State of Iowa Professional Engineering (PE) license required or able to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the City’s motor vehicle policy.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of gas, water, sanitary sewer, wastewater and storm sewer utilities and street maintenance.
  • Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local codes and regulations governing design and construction of public works projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current principles, practices and operations of public works administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering information sources and in the application of engineering methods.

Complete description is on the website. Only applications that are submitted through the City of Waukee website https://ia-waukee.civicplushrms.com/careers/ will be accepted.

Posted 6-4-18


Power Delivery Engineer

Joint-action electric utility seeks an individual to provide engineering support and assistance in the planning and model building activities for the Agency’s power delivery system.  This includes compiling and summarizing the Agency’s electrical power system data and load forecasting information for use in power-flow, short-circuit, stability, reliability and facility addition studies of the Agency’s power delivery system and interconnected transmission system.  The individual will participate in studies required to ensure compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards and maintain the Agency's land management, easements, drawings and permitting documents related to the Agency’s power delivery system.  In addition, the position provides support and assistance in the Agency’s load forecasting, short-term and long-term power delivery planning studies and power system operations to ensure a reliable electric power delivery system for the Agency.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three or more years of related utility experience with Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSSE) software.
  • Knowledge of MISO’s Model on Demand (MOD) and web-tool experience.
  • Knowledge of Auto-CAD drafting software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting, computers, utility contracts, generation and transmission systems, business and design philosophy, land management, permits, and easements is preferred.

Please submit resume to:

Attention: Human Resources (cp.schoenherr@smmpa.org)
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
500 First Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(www.smmpa.com)

Posted 6-4-18


Instrument and Control (I&C) Technician

Muscatine Power & Water has an IMMEDIATE OPENING for an experienced Instrument and Control (I&C) Technician! This position is an EXCITING opportunity for someone who loves a challenge and desires to be responsible for crucial items including preventive and corrective maintenance of all plant instrumentation, as well as tuning, configuration and repair of all control systems. The technician’s responsibilities include maintenance of temperature, pressure, flow and level instruments and control loops.  

Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering, or an equivalent of work experience and education is preferred.   Working knowledge of control practices needed for configuration and development of DCS and programmable logic controllers is expected.  Additionally, knowledge of the electricity, electronics, as well as hydraulics and thermodynamic principles and how they relate to power generation are key traits in a top candidate for this position! 

Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity! Don’t miss out, for more information regarding the position and to apply, visit www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 6-4-18


Electrical Lineperson

Alta Municipal Utilities, located in N.W. Iowa, is searching for an electric lineperson from apprentice to journeyman.  AMU provides water, electricity, and telecommunication services.  Preferred applicants must be a line school graduate with experience and knowledge of working overhead and underground systems.  This lineperson will train to operate and maintain the overall municipal electrical distribution system and generation plant.  Successful applicant will be expected to cross train and assist other departments as needed.  Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening. Excellent benefit package. Applications accepted until position is filled. Apprentice program available with journeyman wage $32.00, DOQ. EOE.   

Send resumes to:

Alta Municipal Utilities
223 S. Main St.
Alta, IA 51002

Posted 5-23-18


Water Treatment Operator

The City of Sanborn is accepting applications for the full time position of Water Treatment Operator.

The position will be responsible for a variety of skilled maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the Water treatment system.

Preference may be given to an applicant already holding a Grade 1 or Grade 2 operator's certification in Iowa. Must have a CDL, or the ability to obtain one within 2 months of employment.

Please submit an application/resume and a cover letter to:

City of Sanborn
102 Main Street
Sanborn, Iowa 51248.

Applications will be accepted until the position if filled.

Posted 5-21-18


Electric Lineworker

Are you looking for a career opportunity in an organization that values employee involvement, respect, and innovation? We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, dedicated employees to join the Ames (Iowa) Municipal Electric System team. Electric Lineworkers perform work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems. Ames is a vibrant, progressive, university community of 66,000 residents in central Iowa.  

Electric Lineworkers construct, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission system including stringing and pulling wires, setting poles and anchors, and climbing poles and transmission towers. Lineworkers install transformers, crossarms, insulators, primary switches, and other hardware. They may supervise helpers and train apprentices. Our lineworkers provide continuous feedback to co-workers during performance of all duties.

Other duties include sagging primary and secondary wires, locating trouble in primary and secondary lines, replacing fuses, and clearing short circuits in lines. Lineworkers may be required to build and maintain substations, transformer banks, and transformer platforms. Additionally, they may connect, disconnect, and repair service loops; install and connect metering equipment; and trim trees. All lineworkers must read and interpret blueprints and maps, operate a laptop computer for map information, and prepare reports of activities. They should be familiar with operating a digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks, and related equipment. This classification requires stand-by status on a rotating basis.

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. Exams are scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 28, and Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. local time in Room 135 of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. This job will remain posted through July 20, but candidate screenings will begin prior to the three test dates. Candidates scoring an average of 70% or greater on the written exam may be invited to continue in the hiring process to determine Civil Service eligibility. The salary is $39.12 hourly.

In addition to winning numerous awards for being a progressive, innovative, and exciting community, Ames, Iowa, has been recognized locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for our commitment to excellence, education, and the environment. Ames was ranked No. 1 in the “Best Places to Live in Iowa” (Niche), No. 1 in "The Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities" (SmartAsset), and “Top Midwest City for Affordability & Livability” (TurboTenant). Additionally, the Ames Community School District was named "Best School District in Iowa" (Business Insider) and “Best School District in the State" (Niche). Ames features more than 35 parks, miles of trails, and four seasons of recreational opportunities.

All Electric Lineworker applicants must apply online at: http://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/human-resources/city-employment/job-opportunities.

Posted 5-17-18


  - FOR SALE -

Val-Matic Model 9800 Disk Check Valves

Two Val-Matic model 9800 tilted disc check valves.  14” flanged end connections with aluminum bronze trim.  One year old with approximately 500 hours of service.  Asking $8,500 or best offer.  For more information call 641-753-7913 or email steve@marshalltownwater.com

Posted 7-2-18


1998 Freightliner FL70 Boom Truck

Cummins Engine, Automatic Transmission, 250 HP, Hi-Ranger Lift, 55ft Working Height, 1 man bucket, 76,041 miles

Taking sealed bids until 4:00 PM on July 20th.

Mail bids to:
Gowrie Municipal Utilities
PO Box 47
Gowrie, IA  50543

For more information call 515-352-3065.

Gowrie Municipal Utilities reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.

Posted 6-13-18


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -


2018 BREDA ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – PHASE I BREDA, IOWA JEO PROJECT NO. 180697.00

Sealed bids for the work comprising each improvement as stated below must be filed before 2:30 pm on July 27, 2018, in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 108 No. 2nd St., Breda, Iowa 51436. All bids received after the deadline for submission of bids shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.

Sealed proposals will be opened, and bids tabulated at 2:30 pm on July 27, 2018, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 108 No. 2nd St., Breda, Iowa 51436, for consideration by the City Council at its meeting on August 2, 2018. The City of Breda, Iowa, reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities.

A public hearing will be held by the City of Breda, Iowa, on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the improvement at its meeting at 5:30 pm on August 2, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 108 No. 2nd St., Breda, Iowa 51436, for the 2018 Breda Electrical System Improvements – Phase I, Breda, Iowa.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 7-10-18


Sewers & Manholes: Repairs & Replacement -REHAB AREA 2-NORTH -- 2018 Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Sealed bids shall be received by the City Clerk at the City Hall at 307 East Monroe St., Mount Pleasant, IA. until 3:00 P.M. on the 24th day of July 2018 for the Sewers & Manholes: Repairs & Replacement - REHAB AREA 2-NORTH -- 2018; as described in the Project Documents therefore now on file with the City Clerk. At 3:00 P.M. on that date the City Clerk shall open and read the totals of bids received.

The City held a Public Hearing at 5:30 P. M on June 13, 2018 to authorize the taking of bids for the work. A tabulation of bids received will be prepared and shall be presented and acted upon by the City Council of Mount Pleasant, Iowa at a meeting to be held at 5:30 P. M. on the 25th day of July 2018 at the City Hall, 307 East Monroe St., Mount Pleasant, IA. 52641.

Read the full notice here.

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