Solid Waste Operations Engineer

Olmsted County
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Location in MN
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$60,756.80 - $100,672.00 Annually


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Primary Duties
  • Prepares, designs, authors specifications, and executes capital improvement, construction, and replacement projects.
  • Serves as project manager, liaison, technical advisor, and key communicator for work performed by consultants as well as advisory groups, private and public agencies, and the public. 
  • Manages and develops new drawing files including legacy and original designed parts and sub-assemblies. 
  • Researches, prepares, and assists with recommendations for negotiating and managing contracts for goods and services, developing vendor relations and new sources of revenue.
  • Compiles and evaluates operational data and prepares and maintains plant performance reports, metrics, and KPI’s. 
  • Provides maintenance engineering expertise and input on failure analysis and component risk mitigation through inventory management.
  • Assists with the preparation of maintenance, operational and capital budgets.
  • Develops, implements, and conducts safety and new equipment training for all staff and develops detailed operating procedures.
  • Ensures plant compliance with operating permits and legal statutes and provides report data as required.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, industrial, or process engineering with two (2) years of experience in a technical related support role. Internships and related unpaid experience will count towards the experience.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to six (6) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Required Special Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of proficiency using DraftSight, Autodesk, AutoCAD or equivalent 2D drafting software.
  • One (1) year of proficiency using SolidWorks 3D software (Associate Certification preferred).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in Resource Recovery.
  • A Minnesota Professional Engineer's License.
  • Minnesota Grade A Stationary Engineer’s License Background in Waste-To-Energy Facilities.
  • Experience in the design, construction, maintenance, management and/or operation of solid waste processing, energy producing or similar facilities.
  • Boiler Operator Licensure or 1+ years working knowledge of Boiler Systems.
  • Project Management Professional Certification.

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