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




Asset Management Coordinator (Utilities)

City of Gardner

Under the direction of the Utilities Manager, the Asset Management Coordinator is responsible for performing technical and professional level work maintaining and expanding the geographic information systems (GIS) and Asset Management System (AMS) databases, layers, and linkages to various databases for the Utilities Department. This employee has a variety of responsibilities that include, but are not limited to: GIS program planning, management and coordination, AMS infrastructure mapping and database management, administration, and maintenance. A.S. or B.S. in Geography, GIS, Environmental Sciences, or related program. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Basic cartographic skills and experience with Arc GIS 10.x and ESRI products. Knowledge of water and wastewater utility systems including practices. Experience using and administering an Asset Management System (AMS) like Lucity, Maximo, Cartogragh, City Works, etc.

Salary: $61,548 – $76,926 per year (EXEMPT)

Closing: Open until filled

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Engineering Technician II (Utility)

City of Gardner

The Engineering Technician II participates in a wide variety of technical engineering work, including manual and computer-aided drafting, surveying, engineering inspections, data collection and entry; and assist other Utility department staff in the performance of office and field engineering work. High school diploma or G.E.D. and a Certified Engineering Technician designation with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the application of design and construction of public improvements or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability, and skill. Preferred previous experience in Auto CAD Civil 3D. KDOT LPA Certification and/or APWA Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) preferred. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Salary: $25.33 – $31.40 per hour

Closing: Open until filled

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Maintenance Worker – Line (Utility)

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. Hours: M-F; 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Salary: $20.00 – $23.58 per hour

Closing: Open until filled

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Meter Technician I

City of Gardner

Under the supervision of the Business Services Manager, the Meter Technician will perform semi-skilled manual and semi-technical work involving the maintenance, testing, and reading of water and electric meters used by residential and commercial customers, which requires physical labor and the use of hand tools and small power tools, and equipment. Perform utility work orders and utility disconnects, and other customer service duties as assigned. Requires high school diploma or GED and possession of a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Hours: M-F; 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., with evenings as required.

Salary/Pay Rate: $20.00/hr – $23.58 per hour

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Plant Operator – Wastewater (Utility)

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. Hours: M-F; 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Salary: $20.00 – $27.12 per hour

Closing: Open until filled

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