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Route Sales Representative – Hawkins, Inc.


Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.


Our Mission: is to exceed our customers' expectations as a high-quality, service-oriented chemical supplier and to adapt quickly to the changing chemical needs of customers. We do this with a keen focus on technical expertise, teamwork, safety, profitability, and responsible care of the environment and of our community.


Our Value: Through our diversified customer base, blending & manufacturing capabilities, and deep rooted relationships with customers & suppliers, Hawkins offers its employees dynamic and secure opportunities in an environment that’s easy to thrive in. Our flexibility and responsiveness is what sets us apart and makes life fun by offering new experiences and growth company-wide.


Our Culture: The Hawkins culture stems from our corporate vision and values and is truly seen in our day-to-day work life.


• Provide a working environment for our employees that fosters safety, empowerment, and loyalty

• Conduct our business with integrity and fairness in all we do

• Empower employees to do the right thing

• Use a straight-forward and transparent approach

• Focus on customer service




Our Water Treatment division services a wide range of clients; Water Treatment systems, municipal and commercial swimming pools, industrial process and wastewater facilities, food manufacturers and the oil and gas industry. This is our fastest growing division and we look to continue to provide excellent support to our customers and expand our territory.


The Technical Route Sales Representative combines sales, customer service, delivery and travel throughout the region. Our branch teams are small, efficient and flexible. Each member of our team must be a strong team contributor and help us meet our overreaching objectives of customer satisfaction, sales and safety.


Responsibilities - Much of this job will be learned through paid, on the job training!

• Call on existing and new customers to maintain and grow business through selling, problem-solving and support.

• Develop and grow territory within a regional market.

• Establish productive, professional relationships with new and existing customers.

• Efficiently and safely deliver products to customers.- Delivery of chemicals with company truck.

• Provide "Hands-on" service of Hawkins and customer’s equipment which may include repair to chemical feed equipment and visually inspecting systems.

• Contribute to the overall effectiveness and responsibilities of the Team. Learn warehouse and route sales functions.



• Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.

• Quick learner who will soak up on-the-job training.

• Strong problem solving decision making and prioritization skills.

• Strong communication skills.

• Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous materials endorsement.

• Ability to pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening. See the DOT requirements HERE

• H.S. Diploma.

• Ability to regularly work 10-12 hour shifts.

• Ability to regularly travel/drive a territory/route.

• Ability to travel overnight approximately 1-2 nights/week


Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, 75 lbs occasionally.

• Ability to safely operate a forklift.

• Able to perform manual dexterity tasks.

• Ability to follow and meet all safety standards and requirements.

• Work for the best!  Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!  Learn more about us at (NASDAQ: HWKN)

• All resumes/applications must be submitted online at


Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer



Public Works Maintenance Technician (Streets/Water/Sewer) – City of Belle Fourche


Location: Belle Fourche, South Dakota - the northern gateway to the beautiful Black Hills.


Full-time position with competitive benefit package (health/dental/life/disability/vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave. Works with co-workers to ensure that the City of Belle Fourche water and sewer systems are operating in productive manner. Seeking an individual willing to do a variety of jobs for the City of Belle Fourche, SD. Duties include: operating a variety of equipment; manual labor as needed; install and maintain water meters, pumps, pipelines, water and sewer mains as necessary; maintenance, cleaning of streets and other related duties. Must have a valid driver's license, including Class B CDL or able to obtain within one year of hire.


Applications are available on our website:  A city application form must be completed in order to be considered for the position.


The application can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at City Hall.  All completed applications must be returned to City Hall, Attn: Human Resources, 511 Sixth Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 - email: - fax: 605-892-2784.


Please apply before August 18, 2017.  Position is open until filled.


Wage depends upon experience. We look forward to hearing from YOU!




Water Distribution Specialist – Lincoln County Rural Water System


Lincoln County Rural Water System, Inc. is looking for a water distribution specialist to add to their team.



Lincoln County Rural Water System is located in southeast South Dakota bordering Sioux Falls. Lincoln County Rural Water System serves approximately 2300 residential and light industrial water meters.



This position works with coworkers and others to ensure that the water system is operating efficiently to deliver safe drinking water to our customers. This person will be generally responsible for the operation and maintenance of water distribution system. When properly trained this person will be expected to assist with the installation of new water services. Will ensure that all customer calls are handled promptly and properly. This applicant may be responsible to collect water samples as needed and delivered to a local health lab for testing. This person may observe and inspect projects (under manager’s direction) with respect to O & M and construction. Employees assume a level of responsibility necessary for continuation of day to day activities in the absence of the manager. Employee will complete other tasks assigned by the manager when necessary. Customer service is important as this person may deal with the public on a daily basis.



•  Must possess a valid driver license at time of hire.

•  Applicant will need to live or relocate with-in close proximity to the System to allow reasonable response time.

•  Operators are required to be on-call on rotating schedule (including week-ends).

•  Job will entail manual labor requiring continuous walking, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing and carrying heavy and awkward items.

•  Exert considerable physical effort in moderate to heavy work involving stooping/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, and lifting/carrying.

•  Applicant must be able to safely and effectively operate various types of machinery and equipment that may include but not limited to skid steer loader, service vehicle with or without trailer, gas powered chop saw, tapping tools, jack hammer, hammer drill, snow blower and lawn mower.

•  Applicant must have a basic understanding of water hydraulics and terminology common in the water and construction profession. Better than average communicating skills, comprehensive ability and task oriented.

•  Basic knowledge of GPS equipment and mapping would be beneficial.

•  Mechanical ability and experience with organizational skills necessary to enhance the System’s operation, and be willing to serve at the direction of the manager.


Please apply before August 28, 2017. Position open until filled.

For Immediate Consideration, Please Submit Resume with Cover Letter.

Mail to: Lincoln County Rural Water System, Attn: Robin Dykstra, PO Box 36, Harrisburg, SD 57032





Construction Administrator – Lewis & Clark Regional Water System



APPROVED:  6/10/06

UPDATED:  7/27/17

SALARY RANGE:  $56,139 - $79,747



Performs skilled and technical work in the administration and coordination of projects and contracts associated with the design and construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (L&C).  Responsible for assuring compliance with federal, state and local rules, standards, codes and contractual provisions. Point person in working with utilities on contracts and services. Point person on staff with regard to working with the “Land Team” on easement and land acquisition, which includes various consultants and agency officials. Main contact to address landowner concerns or questions.



Supervision Received:  Reports to the Executive Director.


Supervision Exercised:  Has no regular supervisory responsibility over L&C employees but provides direction to consultants as needed.



1. Coordinate project planning, zoning and development activities with engineering team. This includes attending planning meetings as representative of L&C to review plans and specifications for each project, and to provide input /suggestions/ recommendations to engineering team regarding implementation of design proposals prior to submittal for review and approval, and again prior to advertisement for bids.


2.  Prior to construction, work with engineers and attorneys to ensure appropriate contracts, bonds, insurance and agreements are in order. Assist the engineer as needed in providing information to the contractor on permitting requirements and pertinent landowner information. Maintain detailed records throughout the construction process.


3. Work with engineers to monitor all aspects of the construction progress to ensure project is built according to specifications, on schedule, and within budget, which includes regular on-site construction visits.  Identifies and prioritizes issues and ensures contractors and engineers are fulfilling their contractual obligations. Serves as a liaison between the contractors and engineers, aiding in problem solving and trouble shooting to address issues as they arise.


4.  Responsible for ensuring that all processes and procedures are documented and adhere to the requirements of the Cooperative Agreement for the project, as well as applicable regulations and prepares reports and correspondence with regulatory agencies at the federal, state and local level.


5.  Responsible for administering funding agreements with the states.


6.  Responsible for property insurance coverages to ensure L&C is adequately covered.


7.  Responsible for utility agreements, including WAPA.


8.  Responsible for working and coordinating with townships, counties and municipalities.


9.  Keeps Executive Director informed of status of design and construction activities and provides recommendations regarding decisions and direction required for contract compliance and completion, including recommendations to Construction-Operations Committee and/or Board of Directors.


10.  Tracks payments, changes orders, completion dates and other contract provisions,

including review of pay requests and invoices prior to payment.


11.  Assist in prioritizing projects in regard to schedule and budget, and work with staff, consultants and agency officials to prepare construction budgets for proposed construction projects.


12.  Represents Lewis & Clark at various events and meetings, which includes some public speaking in small and large group settings.


13.  Oversee and coordinate easement and land acquisition activities with the “Land Team,” which includes various consultants and agency officials.  Maintain updated landowner files, notes and records.


14.  Responsible for carrying out special projects as needed, which can be related to construction, administration, federal funding, state funding, agreements and local member issues.


15.  Provide thoughtful advice, suggestions and ideas for consideration.


16.  The foregoing statements describe the principle functions of this position, but shall not be construed as an exclusive listing of all inherent requirements for the position.



Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet and data base software; calculator; telephone; copy machine and fax machine.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is performed in an office and outdoor settings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach with hands and arms, and to handle objects.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a typical indoor office and in outside weather conditions. Typical construction noise levels at the project site should be expected. The noise level in the office is usually low.



Desired Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience:


1. Graduation from a high school or GED, supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in construction, engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field; and


2. Minimum of five or more years related experience; or


3. Any equivalent combination of education or experience.


4. Project management and/or civil engineering background is preferred but not required.


Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:


1. Knowledge of project management and civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to water system setting; working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations in relation to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control; considerable knowledge of public works inspection methods.


2. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, plans and specifications.


3. Ability to prepare, organize, file and maintain field inspection and office data, reports and systems; ability to perform required mathematical computations; ability to communicate technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, employees, consultants and other governmental agency representatives.


4.  Ability to address and provide feedback on a wide and diverse variety of special projects and issues that arise.


5.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to hold others accountable when needed.


6. Strong organizational skills.


7.  Ability to work well with others in a team environment.


8.  Attention to detail and accuracy.




Must possess a valid driver’s license



Formal application, review of education and experience, interview, reference check and applicable background checks.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references by mail or e-mail by Friday, August 18, 2017 to:


Troy Larson – Executive Director

Lewis & Clark Regional Water System

46986 Monty Street

Tea, SD  57068




Maintenance Supervisor – City of Herreid


The City of Herreid is accepting applications for a maintenance supervisor.  Salary is DOE. Will need to operate a payloader, skid steer, truck and mowers. Experience with water and wastewater utilities would be beneficial. The City offers a generous personal leave policy, as well as paid holidays, and SD Retirement benefits. Please send letter of application/resume to City of Herreid, PO Box 676, Herreid, SD 57632. For more information/qualifications, please call City Hall @ 605-437-2302.






Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm


203 W. Center Street | PO Box 287

Madison, SD 57042

605.556.7219 (p) | 605.556.1497 (f)


301 Seaton Circle | PO Box 815

Spearfish, SD 57783

605.642.4031 (p/f)

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