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.

 

IWS ASSISTANT WATER PLANT MANAGER

Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time IWS Assistant Water Plant Manager position within the water and wastewater department. The Assistant Water Plant Manager supervises water and wastewater employees as designated by the Water Superintendent in the performance of plant/field maintenance, operations, repairs and special projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Be available for after hour “on-call” duties including weekends and holidays.
  2. Supervise staff and perform planning functions for maintenance and repair projects with focus on in-plant tasks. This will include, but not be limited to, identification of projects, development of parts and material lists, purchasing of parts and materials, organizing and supervising work teams, accountability for work completion and quality, recordkeeping, evaluating the performance and the development needs for maintenance personnel, and data entry into preventative maintenance system.
  3. Assist the Superintendent in the continual development and maintenance of the preventative maintenance system.
  4. Schedule and track all membrane system maintenance, sonic surveys, module pinning, repairs and other requirements in the O&M manual.
  5. In absence of Water Superintendent, manage water plant operations and supervise operators to achieve treatment goals, operate within established operating bands, and optimize chemical use.
  6. Perform daily cleanliness inspections.
  7. Perform safety training of maintenance personnel and routine safety inspections of water plant.
  8. Perform tracking, purchasing, and accountability for maintaining the proper water treatment chemical inventory, lab supplies and all materials for maintenance activities.
  9. Preparing invoices for review and approval of Superintendent.
  10. Performs any other job-related duties as required.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Possess an Illinois Class A Water Operator license.
  • Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. CDL preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the water industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the supervision of personnel.
  • Experience in electrical field to include knowledge and use of electrical and electronic equipment, SCADA systems, electrical test equipment, and training in troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and air operated equipment is a plus.
  • Experience with wastewater systems is a plus.

Special Requirement:

  • Maintain primary residence within reasonable distance to water plant within the boundaries of the district.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform and supervise maintenance of all areas of a water system.
  • Ability to operate and supervise the operation of common water treatment equipment.
  • Ability to trouble shoot problems and implement repairs.
  • Ability to manage the cleanliness of a water facility.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to lead staff and manage union issues.
  • Ability to order parts and supplies.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directives from the Water Superintendent.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, heat, cold, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity.  Requires some heavy physical work; lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to thoroughly complete all tasks in a timely and competent manner.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

 

IWS Water Operator – Control Room

Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time Water Operator – Control Room position within the Water Department. The position is responsible for performing work relating to the daily monitoring and operation of the distribution system and monitoring of the water plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor control system and maintain proper pressure.
  2. Start and stop pumps in the distribution system as needed to maintain adequate tank levels and flows.
  3. Adjust ground storage tanks in the system to maintain adequate levels and flows.
  4. Record all readings and settings every hour onto control room log, noting any changes in operations.
  5. Double check all settings made by the lab operator and maintain them.
  6. Address all alarms for the reason it occurred and inform the superintendent if needed.
  7. Inform the lab operator of all in-plant alarms.
  8. Monitor the security system, informing the lab operator of any problems. If breech in security occurs, call Water Superintendent and 911 if needed.
  9. Answer entrance gate call boxes, making sure all entries are identified before opening the gate. Inform Water Superintendent or proper personnel of entry and ensure all entrants are logged on the appropriate form.
  10. Answer all telephone calls, logging them in on the appropriate form, and transferring the call to the proper person. If that person is not available, take a detailed message and call back number.  Employee home or cell phone numbers are not to be given out.
  11. Communicate on intercom system in the plant, by radio system to mobile units, or via cell phone to personnel in the field.
  12. Take all JULIE locate request printouts and inform the proper personnel or Water Superintendent. Call back and clear where we have no water lines in the area.
  13. Assist the lab operator with anything he needs in the plant, or in any emergency, being sure to follow proper procedures and safety rules.
  14. Immediately inform the Superintendent of any significant changes in plant or distribution system.
  15. Work shift work as assigned, including weekends and holidays, and fill whenever necessary. Be prepared to work a double shift if needed.
  16. Perform any other job-related duties as required.

Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education.
  • Ability to obtain Illinois EPA class “C” or “D” certificate of competency preferred.
  • Applicants who reside within the taxing boundaries of the District preferred.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of in-plant and water distribution system operations.
  • 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.
  • 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

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Minimal physical activity is required.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to thoroughly complete the required tasks in a timely and competent manner.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Golf Course and Lodge Seasonal Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for seasonal positions at the Rend Lake Golf Course and Season’s Lodge and Condominiums. Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Road, Benton, IL  62812.

General Labor/Maintenance Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for general labor/maintenance.  The position would include mowing, weed eating, painting, cleaning, and general maintenance around the District.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  

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

 

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