Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority

Employment Opportunity

The Perham Resource Recovery Facility, a waste-to-energy facility located in Perham, MN currently has an opening for a WTE Assistant Operator. Essential duties include operating, cleaning, monitoring, and maintenance of all refuse incinerator equipment. A high school diploma (or equivalent) and two years of previous work experience in industrial maintenance, power plant operations, or a closely related field is required and/or any equivalent work experience.

Salary range for the WTE Assistant Operator position is a grade 5 ($16.61/hr. to $25.28/hr.) with a full benefit package. New employees starting pay is based on level of experience as an Assistant Operator. This position is full time with a rotating work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Application Materials

Applications must be received by Friday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m.

WTE Assistant Operator Job Description

PLMSWA Employment Application Form 2019

Submit applications to Applications can also be obtained and received at the Perham Resource Recovery Facility located at 201 6th Ave. NE, Perham, Minnesota 56573.


In 2010, Otter Tail, Becker, Todd and Wadena Counties entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to form the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) to facilitate regional cooperation on solid waste management among the member counties. Clay county joined the PLMSWA in 2014.

In 2011, the PLMSWA became owner and operator of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility, a waste-to-energy facility in Perham, MN. The five member counties deliver over 60,000 tons per year of solid waste to the facility.


PLMSWA Board of Directors

John Lindquist – Otter Tail County
Douglas Huebsch – Otter Tail County
Bill Stearns – Wadena County
Gary Kneisl – Todd County
Larry Knutson – Becker County
Kevin Campbell – Clay County

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