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Careers in Water/Wastewater

The following positions have been submitted to KWEA for posting. Please contact the organization for each listing with any questions or follow-up. If you would like to add an open position to our list, please send us an email.

Open Positions

Utility Operator I

City of Derby

The Public Works Utilities Division in Derby is looking for civic-minded men and women who have a desire to learn and grow in a Utility Division.

Essential Functions

  • 40% Utility Distribution, Collection and Operation 
  • 40% Asset Maintenance and Repair
  • 20% Records and Reports

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of mechanics, wastewater/water testing equipment, wastewater/water plant maintenance and operation, and minor electrical work.
  • General knowledge of computers with the ability to operate and comprehend utility billing software, digital forms software, SCADA system, and radio read software.
  • Ability to apply intermediate level mathematics skills.
  • Ability to operate all division equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to read and use blueprints.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.

Pay: $15.40 per hour

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Water Plant Operator I

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is recruiting for a Water Plant Operator I. Under the supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent, the Water Plant Operator I performs skilled and semi-skilled work in connection with water pumping and filtration in order to provide the City of Ottawa with safe potable water. The employee in this position is responsible for operating water treatment equipment on an assigned shift, collecting and testing water samples, recording data, adjusting chemical feed equipment for proper operation, and performing general maintenance of the Water Plant to meet all requirements of the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Certification is required.

Hours: Noon to midnight shift; Thursday-Saturday and every other Sunday

Range: Grade 09 - $17.43 to $24.41

Date Open: December 23, 2019

Date Closed: Open until filled

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Water/Wastewater Project Engineer


Olsson offers its clients a full spectrum of water and wastewater services, including a complete line of planning, design, permitting, and construction phase services. Maintaining water quality is Olsson’s number one concern, and they are able to respond to a broad set of client demands in a timely and cost-effective manner. As a wastewater engineer you’ll provide various engineering and project management duties related to evaluating, designing, and constructing projects. You may assist with developing the project scope and schedule, project documentation, and reviewing shop drawings. Travel may be needed to job sites for observation in all types of terrain and weather conditions, as well as project sites in various stages of construction. Opportunities to mentor younger or less experienced staff may be available along with client relations. Registered Profession Engineers with at least 6 years of experience are encouraged to apply.

Hours: Noon to midnight shift; Thursday-Saturday and every other Sunday

Range: Negotiable based on experience

Date Closed: Open until filled

View details & apply online