Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

If interested in the following positions, please mail resume and application to the Rend Lake Conservancy District, P.O. Box 907, Benton, IL  62812 or email to accounting@rendlake.org.

Engineering Technician

 The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an engineering technician to perform drafting, mapping, surveying, and a wide variety of office and field related work for the District’s engineering staff. These activities will be performed in support of existing water and sewer utility operations and in support of new capital projects.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • AutoCAD drafting (Computer-Aided Design)
  • GIS mapping
  • Field data collection
  • Easement research
  • Assist in surveying activities
  • Assist in engineering studies and designs
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of environmental and safety plans
  • Perform construction oversight

 Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • AutoCAD drafting experience
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Capable of demanding physical activity
  • Interest and understanding of modern water and sewer utilities
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 or more years of related practical work experience
  • Associate degree in a related field or other technical certifications

 Salary:

  • Salary shall be commensurate with education and experience

 

Entry-Level Engineer

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an entry-level engineer or recent engineering graduate to perform engineering evaluations, designs, and project management at the Rend Lake Intercity Water Treatment Plant and the Rend Lake Sewer Treatment Plant.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • Perform engineering studies
  • Design and manage water/sewer plant improvement projects
  • Develop and implement environmental plans
  • Perform construction oversight

Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Interest and understanding of modern water treatment systems
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 0-2 years of related practical work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and CAD software

 Salary:

  • Salary shall be commensurate with education and experience

 

Intercity Water System Water Operator

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time Water Operator position within the Water Department.  The position is responsible for performing work relating to the operation of the water plant facilities which includes testing, monitoring, and maintaining good water quality.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine water quality testing every two hours, including chlorine (both free and total), pH, turbidity, alkalinity, clarifier sludge levels, fluoride, chlorine dioxide, chlorite and temperature.
  • Perform other non-routine lab testing as directed by the Water Superintendent.
  • Analyze all test data and determine chemical dosage rates.
  • Record all results and changes made to plant and chemical systems.
  • Perform routine monitoring of all plant pumping and chemical systems every 2 hours. 
  • Backwash sand filters.
  • Respond to loss of power and other plant emergencies.
  • Operate and monitor plant SCADA system.
  • Adjust the plant influent flow rate and ensure that chemical systems are set properly by SCADA system.
  • Perform cleaning duties as directed by the Water Superintendent.
  • Perform minor routine maintenance on plant analyzers to ensure accuracy of on-line readings and functioning of chemical feed systems.
  • Keep all lab and test equipment clean and make written lists of needed lab supplies and materials.
  • Inspect all incoming chemical loads for seals, bill of laden, and proper hook ups before unloading, and sign and date required paper work.
  • Refill chemical day tanks at the end of each shift and record usage readings at midnight.
  • Change lime slakers and thoroughly clean out the one not in use.
  • Operate and monitor membrane filtration system and initiate chemical washes.
  • Ensure all doors and gates are closed and premises is secure at all times.
  • Observe all appropriate safety rules while completing duties.
  • Work shift work as assigned, including weekends and holidays. Must be prepared to work a double shift as needed.
  • Contact Water Superintendent of any equipment problems, failures, water quality problems, or any other abnormalities.
  • Perform any other job related duties as required.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Obtain and maintain Class “C” water license, Class “A” preferred

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Be able to maintain water quality as specified by the EPA and the Water Superintendent.
  • Working knowledge of water treatment operations, classroom training in water treatment and safety, knowledge of chemicals and chemical usage, and knowledge of chemical feeders.
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written communications and instructions.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to work well with others is mandatory.
  • Ability to safely use lab equipment and supplies.
  • An understanding of the need and agreement to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Ability to utilize computer SCADA system for water plant and distribution system operation.

 

General Labor Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for seasonal positions for the Rend Lake Golf Course, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums, and the general maintenance office.  The seasonal positions include golf course seasonal maintenance, golf course cart attendant, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums front desk,  housekeeping and RLCD general labor.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  

 

 

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