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 on: February 12, 2018, 05:02:20 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Water/Wastewater Systems Director.  Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications.  Must have a Class B Commercial Driverís License.  Prefer Class I & II Water Systems Operator certification AND Class I & II Wastewater Operator certification from the State of Kansas with the completion of Class III Certification at both levels within three years of employment.  Application review will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The City is an EOE with an excellent benefit package.  Additional information or application forms can be obtained online at www.cityofcolby.com or from the office of the City Manager, 585 N. Franklin Avenue, Colby, Kansas 67701 (785-460-4410).

 on: January 30, 2018, 11:00:46 am 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Water Operator / Maintenance Position
Jefferson County Rural Water District #13 (located north of Lawrence, Kansas) is seeking to fill a full-time water operator position. Applicants must have a strong background in electrical and industrial maintenance. Responsibilities include operating water treatment plant, maintaining wells, booster pump stations and water distribution system. RWD # 13 offers competitive pay, KPERS (retirement plan), monthly insurance stipend, and vacation & sick leave. Possession of a high school diploma and a valid driverís license is required. Applicants must obtain a Kansas Class II Water Operator Certification within two years. Candidates will be required to complete a background investigation and drug screen.  Please email resumes to rwd13plant@gmail.com or mail to:  1951 Wellman Rd., Lawrence KS  66044.  For more information call:  785-813-3589.

 on: January 08, 2018, 05:21:35 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
The City of Halstead is currently accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker.
High School Diploma, GED or satisfactory completion of written City exam required. Previous experience with general maintenance, gas and water systems, and equipment operations preferred. Pre-employment drug test and physical are required. Residency required within 20 minutes of Halstead city limits with the first 6 months of employment. Salary DOQ. Position open until filled. Applications available at Halstead City Hall or online at 222.halsteadks.com. Applicants may also apply at www.hrepartners.com. The City of Halstead is an EOE employer.

 on: January 08, 2018, 05:18:32 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
The City of Halstead is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant City Superintendent. A High School Diploma or GED is required, and a technical degree or some college credit in related disciplines is preferred. Must have a valid Kansas Driver's License and a Class II Wastewater Certification or a Class II Water Certification from the State of Kansas or the ability to obtain within 2 years. Four to six years of experience in a related field is required. Pre-employment drug test and physical are required. Residency required within 20 minutes of Halstead city limits with the first 6 months of employment. Salary DOQ. Position open until filled. Applications available at Halstead City Hall or online at 222.halsteadks.com. Applicants may also apply at www.hrepartners.com. The City of Halstead is an EOE employer.

 on: January 04, 2018, 01:33:46 pm 
Started by krwanet - Last post by krwanet
Utilities Operator (full-time) Ė Minimum rate: $19.84/hr plus excellent benefits (KPERS, health insurance, paid time off, and more)

Position Responsibilities: Operates the Blue Township Sewer System and the Timbercreek Water Plant.  The employee is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of the sewage collection system and water distribution system.

Education/Experience Required: GED, Diploma, or equivalent required. Applicant must have, or obtain within 18 months of employment, a Kansas Class 1 Operator Certification for water.

Special Requirement: Possession & maintenance of a valid driverís license required; possession of a Class A CDL preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applicants recommended for employment will be subject to post-offer pre-employment drug screening. TO APPLY:  Visit www.HRePartners.com. For more information call 785-457-1432; or e-mail cmalchose@pottcounty.org. Pottawatomie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 on: December 29, 2017, 02:12:22 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Utility Operator I

$14.65 per hour

Open until filled

∑         High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

∑         One year wastewater treatment/collection systems experience, preferred.

∑         One year water treatment/distribution systems experience, preferred.

∑         General knowledge of mechanics, wastewater/water testing equipment, wastewater/water plant maintenance and operation, and minor electrical work.

For more information, or to apply online, visit: http://derbyks.com/jobs.aspx

 on: December 20, 2017, 12:17:30 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for a Water and Lights Superintendent. This position requires a valid Kansas driverís license, CDL and permanent phone service. Applicants must have at least a Class III KDHE Certification in water treatment and 10 years of experience. Drug screening and a post offer/pre-employment physical will be required. Applications and a complete job description can be picked up at City Hall, 701 Oregon St., Hiawatha, KS. Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2018. EOE

 on: December 07, 2017, 12:11:51 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Job Title: Water &/or Sewer Senior Maintenance Worker 
Department: Water and/or Sewer
Reports To:  Water & Wastewater Superintendent
Pay Range #15    $17.59 - $26.39 /hour

Position Summary: Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in a variety of utilities & construction, maintenance, electrical, control, and repair projects; operates specialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

Examples of Work (Essential Functions):
∑   Performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled manual labor tasks in the maintenance and repair of water and sewer lines, lift stations and related facilities.
∑   Performs diagnostic and maintenance repairs to electrical control and distribution systems
∑   Performs locates for water and sewer lines in response to requests from other utilities.
∑   Performs water and sewer locates for own repair projects.  Installs new water taps, pipes, and other equipment, assuring safety, accuracy and the best public relations for the City.
∑   Participates in the repair and maintenance of water lines, sewer lines, electrical systems, and controls using a variety of tools, materials and supplies such as rock, dirt, concrete, and sod.  Unclogs sewer or water lines using a jet truck.
∑   Repairs or replaces water meters.
∑   Cleans or prepares sites to eliminate possible hazards.
∑   Receives signals from other equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
∑   Loads or unloads materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, and according to directions.
∑   Operates backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, pickup trucks, cameras and vacuum equipment to excavate, clean, and repair water or sewer lines.
∑   Assures equipment, pumps, and motors have the necessary fuel, lubricants, and supplies to function.
∑   Utilizes necessary equipment including hand and power tools such as shovels, picks, hammers, saws, and jackhammers, etc. as directed.
∑   Responds to emergencies such as frozen or broken pipes or sewage backups, storms, floods, or other natural disasters.
∑   Performs traffic-control activities, as needed, and observes roadway courtesies; follows safety regulations on all work zone and flagging sites, including placing barricades and cones; reports safety hazards and traffic problems.
∑   Checks on lift stations by physical and visual inspection, clearing debris from stations.  Repairs and replaces pumps and motors that fail.
∑   Ensures all safety policies and regulations are followed and adhered to by self, others, and the public. Performs the functions of the job without posing a threat to the health and safety of others and self.
∑   Maintains accurate records of daily mileage, materials delivered, and equipment used by location and project.
∑   Answers questions and addresses the publicís complaints and concerns, assuring courtesy and professionalism.

Examples of Work (Marginal Functions):
∑   None.

Certificate, License: Commercial driverís license.

Required Education and/or Experience: 
Six months to twelve months related experience, high school diploma or G.E.D. and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in equipment operations.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: 
One year to two years related experience and/or Associateís degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications or job experience with electrical distribution and controls systems.

Abilities, Knowledge, Skills:
∑   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
∑   Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions.
∑   Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions.
∑   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
∑   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
∑   Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
∑   Knowledge of municipal repair and maintenance procedures.
∑   Knowledge of the safe use, operation, and preventive maintenance of assigned equipment.
∑   Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation.
∑   Skill in the use of assigned equipment.

Supervision: None.

Working Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed more than two thirds of the time to conditions such moving mechanical parts; may use cleaning and lubricating chemicals and ingredients that would expose the employee to fumes, dust, and other air contaminants that may cause eye and skin irritation, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions of rain, snow, heat, cold, and a variety of atmospheric conditions. The employee may also be exposed to high, precarious places while climbing on a ladder or in a bucket truck, and vibration and noise while using power tools and equipment. The employee may work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions, and often work with constant interruptions. The employee may also be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. This position may be called out 24 hours a day or rotate being on call, including weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, walk on level and slippery surfaces, use hands to finger repetitively, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; run; climb or balance and stoop, squat, bend, twist, turn, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Lifting, carrying, moving, pushing or pulling up to 25 pounds occurs with tools, equipment, and supplies. Employee must be able to smell and detect odors such as toxic gas and equipment problems. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus when inspecting work, evaluating defects and using small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts, reading reports and meters, and driving equipment. 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. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential functions, marginal functions, responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

Applicants can go to the Cityís website and apply for the position at www.desotoks.us under Job Postings.

 on: November 03, 2017, 02:02:28 pm 
Started by krwanet - Last post by krwanet
The Rural Water District Manager is responsible for full operation of rural water district distribution system in Pottawatomie County, supplying over 2,500 customers with a safe and reliable water. Oversees and/or manages all activities including budget, payroll, customer relations, supervision of staff in office and field, safety, state laws, regulations, inspecting and repairing water lines, meter installation, meter auditing, equipment maintenance, reports, strategic planning and communication with the public and Board of Directors.

Previous water supply system operations, management and supervisory experience required. Strong leadership, communication, teamwork and organizational skills required. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, QuickBooks and other software required.

Send cover letter and resume to: pottrwd1@gmail.com or RWD #1 Ė P.O. Box 233 Ė Wamego, KS 66547

 on: October 31, 2017, 03:53:22 pm 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
The Leavenworth Waterworks Board, a municipally-owned and independently-operated water utility in Leavenworth Kansas, is seeking applicants for the position of Water Treatment Manager. This position is responsible for two 6 MGD water treatment plants and reports to the General Manager. Must possess or be able to obtain a Kansas Class IV water operatorís license within six months of hire. Salary range $80,000 to $110,000 plus excellent benefits. See our website www.lvnwater.com for a complete job description. Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically to jmahnken@lvnwater.org by December 1, 2017 for consideration.

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