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Employment Opportunities / Hickman Environmental Services - Service Technician
« Last post by Greg on March 19, 2019, 09:39:15 am »
Hickman Environmental Services seeking a qualified individual for a Service Technician for maintenance on Water and Wastewater Systems.

Needs a valid Kansas Driverís license.
Working knowledge in Electrical Controls and Pump Mechanics.

Please send Resume to: Hickman Environmental Services
                                            4065 SE. Bluestem Road
                                            Leon, KS 67074
Or E-mail:


Any questions may call Ed at 316-640-1141 or Kim at 316-258-9390.
Employment Opportunities / City of Eudora Seeks Class III Wastewater Operator
« Last post by krwanet on March 18, 2019, 04:53:23 pm »
Department:  Public Works
Reports to: Assistant Public Works Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: Varies Depending on Qualification (up to $53,064.74)
General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate technical work in the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant; responding to emergency or after hour requests; assists at Water Plant as needed, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Works Director.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions
Maintains and repairs sanitary and storm lift stations; maintains pumps, generators, sensors and monitoring equipment.
Monitors wastewater flow through storm and sanitary systems.
Maintains wastewater pond system, including pump maintenance, grounds keeping, signage and fencing; discharges ponds when water meets standards.
Records all maintenance and testing activities; compiles reports and files with State and Federal regulatory agencies.
Performs general grounds keeping duties around lift stations.
Monitors treatment equipment and processes.
Takes samples for laboratory samples; conducts laboratory testing as indicated by local and State ordinances.
Cleans, maintains and operates weirs, the out-fall line, public, bar screens, clarifiers, grit equipment, water well, pumps, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks, compressors, piping system and fixtures, and other plant peripherals.
Responds to various alarms.
Records various meter readings.
Operates SCADA equipment.
Computes chemical dosages and adjusts chemical feed rates, flow rates, pumps and filters as required.
Assists with the inventory and ordering of operating supplies and chemicals; assists with the safe unloading and storage of related chemicals.
Maintains applicable records, reports and files.
Conducts vehicle and site inspections.
Sets hydrant meters and hoses for businesses.
Assists with snow and ice removal services, if needed.
Collects and monitors groundwater data.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the techniques, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of sewer lines, lift stations and related equipment; thorough knowledge of the hazards connected with sewer system maintenance and the necessary safety precautions; general knowledge of the layout of the existing collection network; general knowledge of flow monitoring devices; general skill operating standard office equipment and related hardware and software; ability to use electronic diagnostic instruments to detect problems in the various components of the collection systems; ability to keep records of repairs and maintenance activities and to make reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and Wastewater Class III Operator license is required.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work frequently standing, walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires sitting, speaking or hearing, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements
Level III Wastewater Operator Certification.
Applicable position, department, organization and professional training will be provided and must be completed upon hire and on an ongoing basis.
Valid commercial driver's license Class B (Class A preferred) in the State of Kansas.
Must live within 30 minutes from plant.

To apply online, visit  For more information to questions, email to Pam Schmeck, City Clerk at

Employment Opportunities / Leavenworth Rural Water District No. 9 - District Manager
« Last post by Greg on March 12, 2019, 01:51:13 pm »
Rural Water District No. 9 Leavenworth County has an opening for a District Manager. This is a full time position responsible for the overall operation of the district including compliance with all state and federal water standards. One other full time maintenance employee reports to the manager. The successful candidate will be a problem solver able to work independently, a good communicator comfortable with technology,  and able to generate and analyze financial data to present to the Board of Directors monthly.  Must possess or be able to attain Class II Operator certification within one year of hire. Benefits include health insurance, KPERS, life insurance and vacation. Resumes can be submitted to prior to April 1, 2019 for consideration.
Employment Opportunities / South Hutchinson Public Works - Position Available
« Last post by Greg on March 07, 2019, 09:27:41 am »
South Hutchinson Public Works

The City of South Hutchinson is accepting applications for a Certified Wastewater Operator Class 2. This employee must be familiar with an Activated Sludge plant and Collections. The City will assist in obtaining a CDL license after probationary period of 90 days. The City offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes Health and Dental insurance, Vacation, Sick leave, KPERS Retirement and uniforms provided with a Winter Clothing allowance.
If interested submit a resume and references to City of South Hutchinson Superintendent at 2 South Main South Hutchinson Ks. 67505, or email
Employment Opportunities / BG Consultants, Inc. - Construction Observer
« Last post by Greg on March 01, 2019, 10:15:53 am »
BG Consultants, Inc. is seeking a full-time or part-time Construction Observer to join our team for projects throughout the state of Kansas. Personnel with current KDOT certifications and/or related construction experience a plus. Responsibilities include field observation and documentation of construction contractors' activities for conformance with contract requirements.

High School Diploma with previous construction related experience a plus;
Must have a valid driver's license;
Current KDOT inspection certifications not required but preferred;
Have knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in construction;
Basic computer skills primarily Word and Excel;
Must be willing to travel and work in an outdoor environment;
Must be extremely dependable, responsible, and flexible;
Ability to communicate effectively, follow direction and work independently.

Please send cover letter and resume to
The City of Larned is seeking a full-time Water Maintenance Worker I. Requirements are as follows:  High School diploma/GED, valid Class B CDL within six months of the start date, possess or have the ability to obtain a Class I Water and Class I Wastewater System Operator Certificate issued by KDHE.  For application and job description please visit the city's website at or call 620-285-8500.  Pre-employment drug screening is required.  Salary is DOQ.
Wabaunsee County RWD No. 2 is seeking to fill a full-time position for District Manager/Operator of its Reverse Osmosis treatment plant and distribution system.  Applicant must be capable of obtaining a Class II Water Operator Certification. Experience in water treatment and distribution system maintenance helpful. Applicant should possess supervisory skills as well as mechanical and electrical concepts. Must be able to relate with the public, and communicate with the board of directors on a monthly basis.

Wages based on experience and qualifications.

Please email resume to or mail to:

Wabaunsee RWD No. 2, 38521 Antelope Creek Rd., Wamego, KS 66547

The district's website is
Employer: City of Haysville
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Certified Wastewater Operator/Trainee
Salary: $11.35 - $19.15 Hourly


Haysville Kansas is a growing community located just south of Wichita. Preserving its small town atmosphere, Haysville is a close knit community that has a lot to offer, such as top-rated schools, affordable housing, dining, lodging and several fun festivals and events throughout the year. Itís a great place to live and raise a family.

The City of Haysville is accepting applications for a Certified Wastewater Operator.

A Wastewater Operator Trainee position will be considered for those applicants who have past work experience in, and general knowledge of, mechanics, equipment maintenance or other relatable skills. Paid on the job training and classes will be offered by the City to satisfy the requirement of acquiring a Class I Wastewater Operator certification within 18 months from hire date.

Job Description:

Responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility, lift stations and sewer collection system. Duties include, daily collection and laboratory testing of wastewater samples. Adjustments to treatment process and equipment. Repair of pumps and motors. Operate tractor and tanker to land apply wastewater sludge. Operate sewer line cleaning equipment. Repair manholes and sewer lines. Identify and correctly mark sewer lines for Kansas One Call tickets. Assist other departments as deemed necessary or assigned.

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens, raw sewage, odors, noise, gases, electrical and mechanical hazards is expected. Required to occasionally work in confined spaces such as manholes, pits, vaults and similar areas. Physical abilities include, but are not limited to, the ability climb and balance, kneel, crouch or crawl. The ability to lift or move up to 100 pounds. Working in all types of weather conditions can also be expected.

Regular work days are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. This position is required to work a rotating, on call schedule, which will include some holidays, nights and weekends. Operator is subject to 24hr on call status for call outs.


High school diploma or GED equivalent
Valid Kansas Driverís License
Residency - 30 minute response time


Salary will be based on experience. The City of Haysville benefits great benefit package including health insurance, KPERS, paid vacations, holidays and more.

How to Apply:

Those interested in this position can apply at or applications can be picked up at the Public Works Office, located at 401 S. Jane Haysville, Kansas. Questions about the position can be submitted to the wastewater superintendent at, or by calling 316-529-5940. Position will remain open until filled.

Employment Opportunities / City of Wellington - Apprentice / Machinery Operator
« Last post by Greg on February 07, 2019, 02:11:00 pm »
The City of Wellington is searching for qualified applicants to fill a position in our Water Distribution Department.  Candidates can be either qualified or willing the to learn the skills of a Machinery Operator or a State of Kansas Water Operator.  Best qualified candidate would possess both.  Willing to negotiate salary based on experience but range will most likely be from $13.18 to $22.38.  SEE  JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW.  Serious applicants may inquire to Jason Newberry, Director of Utilities or City of Wellington Human Resources at 620-326-3631.  You may apply at, a link to which can be found on our Website at  You can also request an application at the above phone number.  The City of Wellington is a EOE and Drug-Free Workplace.

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Water Distribution Supervisor, the Apprentice/Machinery Operator position performs skilled and semi-skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of a water distribution and transmission system, including elevated water towers.  Work involves performing manual tasks and operating various mechanical and power tools, and heavy equipment.  Must have and maintain a valid Kansas Driverís License, and within one (1) year of employment,, obtain and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driverís License.  The position is under the overall supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities.

Essential Functions
●   Installs and maintains water distribution system including pipes, fire hydrants and valves, meters, meter pits and service connections;
●   Performs maintenance and care of the elevated water towers;
●   Responds to complaints (i.e. leaks, pressure loss, no water, odor), evaluates situation and completes remediation;
●   Performs minor electrical and mechanical maintenance;
●   Read meters, gauges, charts, etcÖ to maintain accurate records;
●   Take and analyze water samples;
●   Performs permit required confined space entries;
●   Determines the location of all utility lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation;
●   Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards
●   Performs GPS data acquisition pertinent to the Cityís water distribution system;
●   Set-up and take-down appropriate traffic control signs and barricades;
●   Maintains legible, accurate records of maintenance operations and daily assignments;
●   Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and repair to department vehicles and equipment;
●   Operates a dump truck, backhoe, and other heavy equipment;
●   Operates a jackhammer, tamper, pumps, air compressor, thawing machine, pipe saw and various other equipment in the construction and repair of water distribution systems;
●   Respond to frequent call-backs and serves periods of on call status.

Marginal Functions
●   Performs custodial work such as cleaning, painting, lawn mowing and snow removal;
●   Assists other City departments as needed;
●   Attends training, professional development and seminars related to essential job functions or future job functions as required;
●   Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required and/or assigned.


Position Requirements

Experience:  Public utility maintenance or plumbing experience desirable.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position. 

Education/Licenses: High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Must have and maintain a valid Kansas Driverís License, and within one (1) year of employment, obtain and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driverís License.  Required to obtain a State of Kansas Water Operator Certification for promotion to Water Operator positions
Technical Skills:  Ability to proficiently and safely operate various pieces of mechanical and power tools and heavy equipment.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to deal tactfully with other persons and to communicate effectively and clearly in the English language, both orally and in writing.  Ability to meet deadlines and work under some stressful conditions.  Knowledge of and understanding of basic principles of water hydraulics. 
Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position.  Typical problems include the locating of existing services, accomplishing the most efficient valving in the distribution system to produce desired results, and the correct measuring of pipes and fittings to accomplish necessary repairs.   

Decision-Making:  Limited decision making exists in this position.  The Apprentice/Machinery Operator position follows the direction of experienced staff and/or follows standard procedures and guidelines.
Supervision:  Works under the supervisor of the Water Distribution Supervisor and the overall supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities.
Accountability: Employee is responsible for the efficient use of time and materials.  Employee is expected to use equipment and materials properly to prevent unwarranted damage or excessive consumption.  He/she is responsible for reporting any problems immediately to supervisory personnel.  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control and does not directly participate in the annual budget process.

Personal Relations:  Occasional contact with general public and frequent contact with other other city employees. 
Working Conditions:  Some hazardous working conditions may exist in this position relating to the operation of equipment, working in traffic, and in the variety of maintenance and repair tasks performs.  Adverse weather conditions when performing outside work is a factor.  Work hours generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some overtime work and/or on-call time required.
Physical Requirements:  The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, kneel, stoop, sit, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls.  The position requires mobility, manual dexterity and ability to operate a motorized vehicle.  Ability to lift, carry and/or move an object up to one hundred (100) pounds occasionally, and/or up to fifty (50) pounds frequently, and/or twenty-five (25) pounds regularly.  Ability to distinguish colors and color changing in various water testing and treating procedures.   
Employment Opportunities / American AVK - Territory Manager
« Last post by Greg on February 06, 2019, 12:10:55 pm »
American AVK Company is looking for a motivated individual to fill a Territory Manager Position. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting position please contact Kent Culbertson by email at
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