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Public Works Equipment Operator

Windsor Heights, IA (pop. 4860) Performs manual labor and skilled work often involving construction and maintenance equipment.  Salary $35,454-$45,881, plus benefits. Class “B” CDL with airbrake endorsement required.  HS Diplomat reqd. 2 yrs post HS and 3 yrs public works related exp. preferred. Job description and application can be found at www.windsorheights.org.  Submit application to City Hall, 1145 66th St. Ste.1 Windsor Heights, IA  50324. Open until filled.

Posted 10-18-18


Substation Electrician

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Substation Electrician to join the team in Creston, IA. This position is responsible for substation maintenance, construction and inspection. This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement and provides excellent company benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Use various forms of electrical testing equipment, computers and instruments in installing, maintaining, and servicing substation equipment
  • Perform tests, inspections and troubleshooting of substation equipment with detailed record keeping
  • Keep abreast of new equipment installed and test equipment required to maintain equipment
  • Perform infrared testing surveys
  • Collect, test and analyze oil and gas samples
  • Underground fault locating
  • Install and maintain metering and associated equipment
  • Install and maintain batteries and associated equipment
  • Operate vehicles, aerial platforms, and equipment necessary to perform the job
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment for proper operating conditions.
  • Climb ladders and structures as required
  • Operate line and substation disconnect devices.
  • Install protective grounds
  • Construct and maintain substations and associated equipment         

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Completion of an Electric Utility Technician program or equivalent training/experience, plus completion of an apprentice program.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Commitment to safety and career development
  • Ability to work from construction prints, wiring diagrams, and instruction books, as well as make sketches of wiring circuits and keep prints up to date
  • 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 www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities

Benefits

  • CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Pension plan
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

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.

To complete an online application please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work!

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

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran 

Posted 10-17-18


General Manager

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Waterloo Water Works (Waterloo, IA) to conduct and facilitate a search for General Manager to oversee all aspects of their water distribution system.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Proactively communicate with the Board of Trustees on matters of regulatory and community interest; prepare budget estimates, manage expenses, approve AP and staff requests; propose rate case adjustments.
  • Must have strong leadership, communication, planning skills.
  • Must establish residency within Waterloo city limits within 6 months of hire.
  • Possession of an AWWA Water Operators Certificate or State of Iowa Water Operators Certificate is a plus. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in engineering, environmental science, public administration or a closely related discipline.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer a plus, but not required.
  • Combination of 10 years equivalent education and experience in the water utility field with a proven record of advancement and success will be considered.
  • Must have strong analytical and operational management skills with additional strengths in customer service; excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Five years progressive managerial experience in a water utility or similar enterprise.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in general business management, engineering, and familiarity with applicable U.S. EPA, Iowa DNR, and other federal and state laws pertaining to Water Works management.
  • Profit and Loss experience.

The City of Waterloo is a thriving community, rich in agricultural development, manufacturing, and cultural diversity located on the banks of the Cedar River.

Position offers competitive salary and benefit package.  Relocation is negotiable.

To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc., Lois Rupkey, at (319) 234-6201.  Send resume and cover letter to weplace@byrnesandrupkey.com.

The application deadline is November 1st.

The Waterloo Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free workplace.

Posted 10-17-18


Director of Finance

The City of Montezuma is accepting applications for a Director of Finance. Applicant will be responsible for all municipal finance functions, including but not limited to maintaining the general ledger system, budgeting, accounts receivable, grant-writing, bank and monthly reconciliation, debt statements, audit submissions, state and federal financial reporting and other financial activities.  Director of Finance is also responsible for reserve investment, policy implementation, insurance & grant administration and coordinating bonding activities.  Applicant may also be involved in economic development activities.

Work performed primarily in an office environment.  This job requires sitting for extended periods of time and the work may expose the employee to visual strain, unpleasant social situations, irregular work hours and significant work pace pressure. 

Requires Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field with extensive experience in financial operations within a municipality; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Salary range $40,000-$50,000 - commensurate with experience.  Send cover letter, City of Montezuma application and resume to Christy McCaslen, City Clerk at christy@montezumaiowa.org or mail to 501 E Main Street, PO Box 314, Montezuma, IA 50171.   Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2018, at 4pm.  Residency strongly preferred. 

City of Montezuma offers a competitive, comprehensive benefit package including:

  • IPERS
  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays

Job description and application can be viewed and downloaded at www.montezumaiowa.org/news

The City of Montezuma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city of Montezuma  does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, natural origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Click here to view the Director of Finance job description. 

Click here for the City of Montezuma Application for Employment.

Posted 10-16-18


Utility Plant Operator I

Iowa State University
Facilities Planning & Management

Job Summary:
The Facilities Planning and Management department at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Utility Plant Operator I. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for operation of power plant auxiliary systems and assisting Utility Plant Operator II personnel, and other employees, in all aspects of plant operations; as well coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities. Duties include ash handling and removal, operation of solid fuel and gas/oil fired boiler systems, operation of coal and limestone handling equipment and systems, and operation of various auxiliary equipment. This position also makes rounds of plant equipment, records readings onto log sheets and alerts appropriate staff of changes needed to equipment. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, communicate effectively, and make safety a priority.

Required Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or GED, AND two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating gas boilers, coal boiler experience, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Work hours:
Full-Time, 40 hours rotating:
40 hours/week, 28-day Rotating shifts, Work hours would be:
6-2 shift: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday, off duty Sunday 2:00 p.m. to Wednesday 6:00 a.m.;
2-10 shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, off duty Tuesday 10:00 p.m. to Friday 2:00 p.m.;
Swing Shift: Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 p.m. to Saturday 6:00 a.m., Saturday 10:00 p.m. to Sunday 6:00 a.m., off duty Sunday 6:00 a.m. to Tuesday 6:00 a.m.;
10-6 Shift: Sunday-Friday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., off 6:00 a.m. Friday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday;
Relief Shift: Monday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ,Tuesday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm

Apply for this position by visiting http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/36602 and complete the Merit Application.

Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

UHR Service Center
3810 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames IA 50011-2103
Phone: 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485
E-Mail: employment@iastate.edu
or visit our website at http://www.iastatejobs.com

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 Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 10-15-18


GIS Programmer - System Analyst

Muscatine Power & Water has an immediate opening for a GIS Programmer – System Analyst to join our Engineering support team. This position will be responsible for providing advanced GIS services in support of daily operations and several other areas of the utility.   

Successful candidates will have previous experience and knowledge in following areas:

  • Responsible for functionality of the enterprise GIS network, including:
    • Network setup and maintenance.
    • Monitor and gather performance-related information for enterprise GIS architecture.
    • Prepare performance data reports to analyze, optimize, and implement solutions.
    • Notify users regarding emergencies, reported outages, or urgent issues.
  • Manage and assist in projects as needed, including projects with partner organizations.  This includes all aspects of project management from project identification, budget estimation, detailed planning, contract or in-house labor direction, close out, and training.
    • Provide technical resources to other departments with GIS needs.  This may include collecting GIS field data, GIS data maintenance, updating, and distribution.
    • Assist in providing training to users.  Training may include topics such as functionality changes or how to efficiently use GIS enterprise applications software.
  • Assist GIS Administrator to develop, maintain, and troubleshoot the following:
    • Enterprise geodatabase architecture.
    • GIS Server architecture.
    • Custom geoprocessing models, scripts, and tools for collecting, integrating, and quality-controlling geospatial data used by users.
    • Map services, web applications, and Internet connections to the GIS/web servers.
    • Advise on policy creation for software applications MS SQL database management and reporting standards.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and GIS courses are desired.  The equivalent of education and experience will be considered.  Several years in the GIS industry is required, additionally candidates with a GISP certification are preferred.  Excellent verbal and written skills, the ability to work as a part of a team as well as the ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work is required of all candidates being considered. 

MP&W offers a completive salary and excellent benefits, including a pension and deferred compensation!  For more details on this exciting opportunity and to apply, please visit www.mpw.org /careers.

EOE M/F/D/V

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

Posted 10-11-18


Gas/Public Works Operator

The City of West Bend is accepting applications for a full-time gas/public works operator. Duties include: gas system distribution and maintenance and all aspects of public works including water plant/distribution, waste water lagoon and collection systems, parks and streets. Post offer, pre-employment physical, including drug testing, will be required. Wage DOQ. Position open until filled. EOE. Send resume, cover letter, salary history & work related references to:

Attn: City Clerk
City of West Bend
PO Box 348
West Bend, IA 50597

Posted 10-10-18


Journeyman Lineman / Utility Supervisor

Company: New London Utilities, New London, IA
Email:
newloncity@iowatelecom.net
Contact: City Clerk (319)367-7702

Description: Applicant must possess class A CDL, pass physical & drug screen. Prefer a graduate from a credible line program. Duties include all aspects of line work, as well as being on call. We are responsible for approximately 800 electric meters in town, and 400 on our rural system and an 8,000 KW diesel generation plant. All experience will be recognized. This department is also responsible for the water utility in New London so willingness to learn and be qualified in water program is desired to fulfill supervisor duties.

We offer very competitive wages and benefits package, clothing and boot allowance, duty or on call pay, an apprenticeship program and additional pay for grade 2 water treatment license.

Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to: New London Utilities, Attn: City Clerk, 112 W. Main, New London, IA 52645. 

Expires: 10/22/2018

Posted 10-9-18


General Laborer

New London Municipal Utilities is currently accepting applications for the position of general laborer.  This position will be working with water and electric services.  Qualifications can be earned for extra pay.  A class A CDL is required or willing to get.   Pay scale will be determined by qualification.  Applications may be obtained at the New London City Office, 112 W. Main St., by calling 319-367-7702 or at www.newlondoniowa.org.  Deadline is 10/22/2018. EOE.

Posted 10-9-18


Wastewater Operator

Summary of Duties: The city of Eagle Grove “population 3,427” is currently looking for applicants to work in our new Grade 4 WWTP being built with phase 1 project completion scheduled for November 1st of 2018.

This person will be working with the Wastewater Superintendent and lead operator to assist in the day to day operations of the new plant as well as work in the old plant until it is decommissioned in the summer of 2019 as well as upkeep and maintenance of the city’s 4 lift stations as needed. This person will also assist in public works tasks as needed.

Description

  1. Assist in operation and monitoring of new water reclamation facility and old wastewater facility to assure proper operation of equipment, repairs and optimum treatment of waste water.
  2. Collect wastewater samples and perform lab tests under the direction of superintendent.
  3. Clean clarifiers, wet wells, elevated tanks to keep facility clean and aesthetically pleasing to visitors and city officials.
  4. Assist in installation of wastewater equipment including pumps, valves, meters.
  5. Assist Street dept in repairs to manholes and sewer mains.
  6. Load, haul, and unload heavy materials and heavy objects used in public works.
  7. Be able to lift over 50 lbs.
  8. Read, record and calculate readings from flow meters and pumps, control panel hours, levels and gauges to adequately monitor waste water plant processes.
  9. Perform building and grounds maintenance including mowing, painting, trimming, and small repairs.
  10. Periodically inspect and maintain lift station as needed for proper operation of station.
  11. Assist in documentation of daily logs of plant operations.
  12. Perform minor repair and maintenance to wastewater treatment equipment and generators.
  13. Assist in the city’s biosolids removal plan by hauling and spreading wastewater sludges “seasonally”.
  14. Be able to operate heavy equipment (backhoe, loader, dump truck, vac/jet truck)
  15. Perform work in all public works departments as assigned.
  16. Assist Street dept in tree removal, snow removal, and other public works related activities when not busy at wastewater plant.
  17. Perform basic construction work as needed including, work on municipal buildings, wiring, welding, plumbing and painting.
  18. Perform work in a safe and timely manner according to OSHA regulations and procedures.
  19. Perform routine custodial duties necessary to keep plant buildings and ground in aesthetic conditions. 

Entry Requirements and Skills

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of operation of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  3. Knowledge of occupational hazards associated with wastewater treatment and be able to work in a safe and timely manner.
  4. Ability to work independently and take responsibility for following previously outlined procedures.
  5. Work with others and in a team orientated setting.
  6. Work in inclement weather.
  7. Be available to work when emergency calls for it.

Required Special Requirements  

  1. Shall be able to obtain a Grade 1 Wastewater treatment operator’s license issued by the state of Iowa within 12 months of employment.
  2. Shall be able to obtain a Grade II Wastewater treatment operator’s license issued by the state of Iowa within 3 years of employment.
  3. Shall obtain a valid Class B chauffeurs license with tanker endorsement issued by the state of Iowa with 6 months of employment.
  4. Will reside within 30 mins of the City of Eagle Grove.
  5. Will be called in periodically during off hours and to come in to perform necessary duties
  6. Will work holidays and weekends when assigned as well as various shifts and hours to meet the needs of the wastewater and other public works departments.
  7. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals the opportunity to work the necessary functions of the job.

Equipment and Tools Used

  1. Lab equipment
  2. Payloader
  3. Backhoe
  4. Power washer
  5. Snow plows
  6. Jackhammers
  7. Portable pumps
  8. Wire welder
  9. Chain saws
  10. Mowers

COMPENSATION

The Wastewater Operator will be compensated based on experience and any appropriate certifications. Starting salary will be $17.01 per hour. Benefits include, but not limited to, overtime, call-back time, compensatory time, holidays, paid vacations, personal time, Health Savings Account, Dental/Eye Insurance, and Life Insurance.

Applications can be obtained at City Hall located at 210 E. Broadway or at www.eaglegroveiowa.org. The position is open until filled. First consideration of applications will take place immediately.

The City of Eagle Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city of Eagle Grove does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, natural origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Posted 10-5-18


Lineman

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Lineman for our Wilton, 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

Benefits

  • CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Pension plan
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

To apply for this position, please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.

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.

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work! For more information about CIPCO please visit: www.cipco.net

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran 

Posted 9-28-18


Customer Relations Manager

Heartland Consumers Power District is seeking a customerfocused professional with electric utility experience to serve as customer relations manager. Heartland provides wholesale electric energy to municipal electric systems in the Midwest.

Based in Madison SD, you will be part of a strong team of energy professionals. You will serve as the first point of contact for customers, building relationships with their employees, governing boards and city commissions. You will provide expertise in the areas of electric utility administration and operation and communicate the value locally-owned, notforprofit, public power brings to the community.

The customer relations manager is responsible for assisting customers with state and federal reporting, helping coordinate customer events, promoting Heartland customer programs and helping customers set rate structures.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Strong analytical skills to assist in the areas of electric utility administration and operation.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrical rate structure and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Broad knowledge of utility operations
  • 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, along with 7+ years of experience in the electric utility industry. Qualified candidates will also possess excellent interpersonal skills and should anticipate speaking in public, frequent travel, and occasional evening meetings.  Experience performing energy audits, customer service experience and a record of active community involvement are a plus.

Heartland offers 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.

Applications will be accepted through October 19, 2018.

Heartland is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 9-25-18


Wastewater Treatment Superintendent

The City of Huxley is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Wastewater Treatment Superintendent.  This person will be responsible in the management, maintenance and upkeep of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.  This position requires a State of Iowa Grade III Wastewater Treatment Certification, Grade II Water Treatment Certificate and a Grade II Water Distribution certificate. Must also possess a Class B CDL license with tanker endorsement or acquire within 30 days of hire.  If interested, job description and applications can be downloaded online at www.huxleyiowa.org or by contacting the City of Huxley at 515-597-2562.  Submit applications and resume to Jeff Peterson, Public Works, Director, City of Huxley, 515 N. Main Avenue, Huxley, Iowa 50124.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Job description available upon request. EOE/AA  

Posted 9-24-18


Lineman

Stuart Municipal Utilities, located in a community of approximately 1,700 people, is located thirty minutes west of Des Moines.

Stuart Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full time Lineman position.

The successful applicant would be:

  • a graduate of power line school or equivalent experience;
  • responsible for maintenance of electric overhead and underground systems and equipment; and
  • shall have or be able to obtain a Grade I water treatment/distribution certificate;
  • and a Class B CDL endorsement within six months; and
  • residency in electric service territory within 3 months.

Responsibilities include equipment maintenance and assisting other departments, and on-call.

Stuart Municipal Utilities offers competitive wages and excellent benefits.

Position open until filled.

Physical and drug tests may be required post-offer.

Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Pat Howey, Stuart Municipal Utilities Superintendent
smu2@coonvalleytelco.com
P. 0. Box 370
Stuart, IA 50250

STUART MUNICIPAL UTILITIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted 9-20-18


Integrated Area Operations Coordinator

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for an Integrated Area Operations Coordinator to join the team in Cedar Rapids, IA. This position is responsible for containing costs in the field while ensuring projects are being safely and efficiently conducted per CIPCO’s standards and specs, avoiding rework and additional costs and ensuring all compliance standards are continuously being met.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervise, inspect and monitor substation and transmission line projects; address member and landowner complaints.
  • Maintain a working relationship with CIPCO system managers and operating personnel; effectively respond to power supply problems in the service areas of the member cooperatives in the Integrated Area.
  • Coordinate and monitor new transmission and substation construction, maintenance, road move, etc. projects to ensure compliance with Engineering or Systems Operating Department specifications.
  • Implement and coordinate the preventative maintenance programs of the Cooperative
  • Report on operating problems and problem solving progress as well as coordinate and recommend the purchase of materials
  • Assist in the development and coordination of system-wide preventative maintenance and regulatory required programs of the Operations Department, construction and operating activities with investor-owned utilities assigned to the operations and maintenance of the Integrated Area.
  • Perform and coordinate operating and maintenance projects including road moves, switch installations, substation construction and modifications, etc. as assigned system-wide.
  • Coordinate emergency services restoration with investor-owned utilities and others during major outages involving Cooperative facilities in the Integrated Area.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly and annual outage reports and recommend methods of reducing service interruptions.
  • Work with private property owners and negotiate damage settlements resulting from operating activities in the Integrated Area.
  • Support System Operations Department staff in technical duties including right-of-way acquisition, drafting, construction inspection, staking, etc. as directed.
  • Monitor electrical equipment reliability, analyze failures and recommend necessary corrective action for equipment.
  • Implement and maintain required records for compliance of regulatory required programs including Iowa Utility Board Inspection Programs, NERC, EPA PCB compliance, etc.

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in the electric power industry, powerline and/or substation construction or maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with budgeting, supervision, and labor relations preferred
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Able to establish a cooperative team environment by exhibiting cooperative team behaviors; shares knowledge and skills with team members; willing to assist others
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of related laws and regulations
  • Analytical with the ability to interpret financial and/or engineering data
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Good computer skills; especially Microsoft Office
  • Accounting and drafting experience
  • Public relations experience

Benefits

 

CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Pension plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

To apply for this position, please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.

 

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.

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work!

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

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran 

Posted 9-19-18


Lineman

The City of Onawa is accepting applications for an opening in their Electric Department.  This department operates and maintains the City's electric system.  Successful applicant will also work in support of all other City departments when necessary.  A full job description is included with the application packet, which is available from the City Clerk's office, 914 Diamond Street, Onawa, Iowa 51040, 712/433-1181.

Applicants should be physically fit, willing to work in extreme weather conditions, be available for occasional overtime work due to emergency conditions as well as being scheduled for on call.  Applicants should be graduates of an accredited Lineman Program, although those with extensive and comprehensive line work experience may be considered.  Residency required; Class B CDL required or ability to obtain; Pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Return application with resume to:  City Clerk's Office, City of Onawa, 914 Diamond Street, Onawa, Iowa with the notation "job application" on the envelope.  Pay range $35,000 - $40,000 DOQ.  Applications will be accepted until job is filled.  EOE.

Posted 9-18-18


Electric Operations Assistant

The City of Panora, IA (population 1124) seeks an Electric Operations Assistant.

This is a full time position who will work in all aspects of the Electric Utility System and report to the Electrical Superintendent. Position requires motivated applicant willing to work occasional weekends, after hours, and to obtain certifications. Applicant must be able to obtain a valid Class B CDL, pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical exam, and background check.

Applications and job description may be picked up at City Hall or www.cityofpanora.com.

Position open until filled. EOE.

Questions may be directed to Doug Long at (641) 757-0200.

Posted 9-5-18


City Administrator

Winterset, Iowa. (Population – 5,190).  Progressive community in central Iowa, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 169 and Iowa Highway 92, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $80,000 to $110,000 depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees the following municipal departments:  city hall, wastewater, streets, building, zoning, and finance.  The city administrator provides guidance and assistance for the following departments:  water, electric, police, library, and parks & recreation.  The City has 36 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $8.94 million.  The F.Y. 2018-19 city budget also includes $3.6 million in capital projects.

The city administrator is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and five or more years of experience in a public sector management position.  Residency requirement is in effect.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile on the City’s website (www.cityofwinterset.org), after it has been posted on September 16th.  Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on October 5, 2018.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to winterset.ia.application@gmail.com.

Contact: 

Patrick Callahan , Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
callahan.cmc@gmail.com 
(563) 599-3708

Posted 9-5-18


Water Plant Superintendent

The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for the full time salaried position of Water Plant Superintendent. 

The Water Plant Superintendent position will be charged with the operation and management of the City’s seven million gallon 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.

The position requires specialized training and/or experience in water and distribution including a minimum of a Grade 4 Water Treatment and Water Distribution license through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

The City of Storm Lake is a team oriented work environment offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to: City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The City of Storm Lake is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9-4-18


Public Services Maintenance Worker

The City of Storm Lake is now accepting applications for the full time position of Public Services Maintenance Worker.  Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or equivalent and two years experience relating to construction, maintenance and/or repair.  Must be able to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in various weather conditions, possess a valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License, and have the ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to operate heavy equipment such as maintainers and backhoes a plus but not required. 

Applications are available at City Hall, 620 Erie St, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to:  City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Pay depends on qualifications and is anticipated to be in the $16.00 per hour range.

The City of Storm Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted 9-4-18


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 8-30-18


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 8-30-18


Working Foreman

McGregor Municipal Utilities

Responsible for the planning, coordinating and directing functions of the electric and water utilities. Duties include training & supervising staff, plant operations, electric transmission & distribution, generation, meter reading working with the public, and being a team player. Qualified applicants should have a Grade I water license, lineman or journeyman level experience or willing to work toward obtaining.

Qualified applicants should possess a valid class B CDL and meet the residency radius requirement.  Pre-employment physical and drug testing required. Wages DOQ, EOE. Applications & resumes will be taken until position is filled. For an application or more information contact Kris at 563-873-2258, PO Box 186, McGregor, Iowa 52157 or mmu@mchsi.com.

Posted 8-30-18


Utility Worker

McGregor Municipal Utilities

Duties include working in the electric and water utility operations, generation, meter reading, working with the public and being a team player. Position has potential for advancement.

Qualified applicants should possess a valid class B CDL and meet the residency radius requirement.  Pre-employment physical and drug testing required. Wages DOQ, EOE. Applications & resumes will be taken until position is filled. For an application or more information contact Kris at 563-873-2258, PO Box 186, McGregor, Iowa 52157 or mmu@mchsi.com.

Posted 8-30-18


  - FOR SALE -


Ice Control Spreader

2008 Henderson ice control spreader model FSM.  Honda GXV340 engine.  4.5 cubic yard, 10 feet long. Good working condition.  $2000 o.b.o.   Gary Coffman, City of Earlham, 515-250-9558, gcoffmancityofearlham@gmail.com

Posted 8-27-18


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -


The City of Paullina Industrial Street Construction Project Electric Installation Contract

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Council of the City of Paullina, Iowa (Owner) until 2:00 P.M. local time on November 13, 2018 for the Electric Installation Contract, which is a portion of a project identified as THE CITY OF PAULLINA INDUSTRIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, and as described in detail in the specifications now on file in the Owner’s office.  Proposals must be delivered to the following address prior to that time.

Paullina City Hall
Attn: Ms. Sandy Fritz
127 S Main Street
Paullina IA 51046
Phone 712-949-3428

Proposals will be opened in public session at that time.  Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held at the Paullina City Hall at 5:30 P.M. local time on November 19, 2018 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The bidding documents can be obtained by contacting Al Powers at P&E Engineering Co. by email at arpower@peengr.com.  Contact Kelly Top at 712-229-2790 to arrange for access to the site. A pre-bid meeting will not be held, but bidders are encouraged to view the site and to direct any questions to P&E Engineering Co.

Read the full notice here.

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