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




Maintenance Worker (Line)

City of Gardner

Performs semi-skilled work in a wide variety of water and sewer maintenance and construction tasks.  Requires high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one (1) year experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction, and/or operation of equipment, similar to that of the assignment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  Requires the possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a good driving record.

Full time. Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Salary/Pay Rate: $17.00/hr – $20.31/hr

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Plant Operator (Wastewater)

City of Gardner

The Plant Operator (Wastewater) performs skilled and specialized work in the operation and maintenance of the City of Gardner’s wastewater plants, lift stations, and other related structures and equipment. High school diploma or GED is required. A fully skilled individual will hold a Class II or III Wastewater Plant Operator certification from the State of Kansas with a minimum of one (1) year experience in operation and maintenance of a Class III wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. A minimum of a Class II Plant Operator certification is preferred, or the ability to obtain a Class II within one (1) year of employment or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability, and skill. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Full time. Hours: Monday–Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Salary/Pay Rate: $18.75/hr – $23.44/hr

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Senior Utilities Operator (Wastewater)

City of Derby

The City of Derby strives to be an employer of choice, and our desire is to attract and retain honest, hard-working, and motivated employees who are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the citizens of Derby. We offer competitive wages and awesome benefits, including affordable health insurance with no deductible and no coinsurance, and retirement benefits. We also offer alternative work schedules to help employees achieve work-life balance.

  • Three years wastewater operations or collection systems experience, required (operation and collection).
  • Three years of water operations or distribution systems experience, required (distribution).
  • Three years supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Two years of heavy equipment operation experience, preferred.
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license required, and driving record must meet commercial liability insurance requirements.
  • Valid Kansas commercial driver’s license, required within six months of employment.
  • Class III KDHE Wastewater or Water Operator certification, preferred. Must be able to obtain KDHE Class III in Wastewater or Water within one year of hire date.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

Starting Pay: $21.85 per hour with full benefits

 

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Utilities Manager I

City of Derby

The City of Derby strives to be an employer of choice, and our desire is to attract and retain honest, hard-working, and motivated employees who are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the citizens of Derby. We offer competitive wages and awesome benefits, including affordable health insurance with no deductible and no coinsurance, and retirement benefits. We also offer alternative work schedules to help employees achieve work-life balance.

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required.
  • One year wastewater treatment/collection systems experience, preferred (collection and operation).
  • One year water treatment/distribution systems experience, preferred (distribution).
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license and driving record must meet commercial liability insurance requirements.
  • Valid Kansas commercial driver’s license, required within 6 months of employment.
  • Class I KDHE Wastewater or Water Operator certification required within eighteen months of employment.

Starting Pay: $16.75 per hour with full benefits

 

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Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is accepting applications for a Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I. Under the supervision of the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Crew Chief, the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I makes repairs and performs maintenance on all aspects of the water distribution and sewer collection system.  Examples of duties would be assisting with the repairs and replacement of valves, hydrants, water taps, and meters.  This employee will assist with the safe operation of heavy equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must obtain a valid CDL, Class B, with airbrakes and tanker endorsements within the first six months of employment.

Competitive wage and benefits package. EOE.

Wage: $17.43 to $24.41 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Water Reclamation Facility Operator I

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is accepting applications for a Water Reclamation Facility Operator I. Under the supervision of the Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent, the Water Reclamation Facility Operator I performs skilled and semi‑skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of Water Reclamation Facility and lift station.  A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. High school diploma or equivalent.  One to three years of wastewater operator experience is preferred. Must progressively acquire Wastewater Operator certification by the Kansas Department of health and Environment up to and including Class II within 12 months of the first eligibility date for obtaining a given certification level. Class IV certification preferred by five-year employment anniversary.

Competitive wage and benefits package. EOE.

Wage: $17.43 to $24.41 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

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