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HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $27.43  ·  1 year: $30.37  ·  2 years: $32.21  ·  3 years: $34.08

Do you have a passion for continuous improvement along with a passion for environmental sustainability? Are you a self-starter with a need for continuous education and knowledge growth? The City of Cedar Rapids is looking to hire a Water Pollution Control Process Operator to join our organization! If you are detail oriented, self-motivated and open to process changes that lead to continuous process improvement, join our organization today!  At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community.

We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to this position. Any person who anticipates needing accommodations for any part of the recruitment process please contact Katie Ulmer ( or 319-286-5138).

About the Position:
In this role, you will play the crucial role of monitoring plant processes, interpreting variances, making corrections, and maintaining operational records with the goal to optimize operations and help streamline processes in the facility. You will monitor overall functioning of the plant daily, assist with environmental and laboratory to ensure samples are collected and evaluated, and help assist in continuous improvement processes for WPC.

Position Schedule: 11:00pm – 7:00am; Multiple weekends per month

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Grade I Iowa Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License required within one year of employment.

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

The City of Cedar Rapids does not offer sponsorship for employment authorization.

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