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Chief Plant Operator

City of Bonner Springs

The City of Bonner Springs is accepting applications for a Chief Plant Operator position. Under general direction, the successful candidate performs skilled work and tasks involving the operation and maintenance of the City’s water and/or wastewater treatment plants; performs adjustments and repairs to plant equipment; collects and documents samples for laboratory testing; and performs a variety of related duties as assigned.

Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Valid drivers license with CDL Class B required within 6 months. Directly related experience with water and waste water systems is desired.

Possession, or ability to obtain, a Class III Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of Kansas is required for this position. Applicants with levels I and II KDHE Certifications may be considered at the Plant Operator level (Pay Grade 7).


$22.45 to $32.01 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience (pay grade 10)

To Apply

Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled. The first review of applications is anticipated to be approximately September 9, 2019. Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Public Works Center at 913-441-1961.

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Water Production Operator

City of Olathe

The City of Olathe Public Works Department is recruiting for a Water Production Operator who is interested in joining our City's water treatment plant team. Because of our Public Works, our residents have clean and great-tasting water, safe streets, sidewalks and trails, and excellent public services. Come make a difference and join our team.

The Water Production Operator will perform a variety of skilled technical and maintenance related duties in the operation and maintenance of the City's water treatment plant, remote storage facilities, and source water stations. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform assigned treatment plant rounds to inspect, monitor, and document plant operations by reading and interpreting information provided by the SCADA system, meters, gauges, and other instrumentation.
  • Monitor and report chemical inventories; safely receive and unload chemical deliveries; transfer day tank chemicals.
  • Maintain, compile, and update plant and remote facilities operations logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities.
  • Collect samples; perform a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests for process control and regulatory compliance; complete associated documentation for sample collection and analyses; work closely with the laboratory on testing requirements.
  • Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, repairing plant facilities and snow removal as required.
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, regular days off, or holidays as assigned or needed.
  • Respond to emergency alarms and calls as required; communicate to management and maintenance staff any areas of concern that could compromise treatment, production of adequate quantities of water, or safety of staff or customers.
  • Accept a leadership role in developing and implementing the safety culture of the department; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. Review chemical MSDS sheets. Must be able to demonstrate proper use of safety equipment, including respirator and participate in required safety training. Correctly wear personal protective equipment for appropriate situations.
  • Utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), X-LIMS laboratory analyses database, and erPortal work order tracking system; learn new software programs as they are introduced.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, and customers; sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.  Must be able to communicate effectively as well as follow written and oral instructions.

Experience: One year of experience performing water treatment plant operation and maintenance duties preferred.

Salary: $19.65 - $29.85 hourly

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

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Project Engineer II

WaterOne (Lenexa, KS)

WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 425,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on.

Our passion is water because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


Provide detailed designs, calculations, cost estimates, plans, drawings, specifications for contract documents, and evaluations of various types of water works improvement projects.  Coordinate engineering and administration of construction between WaterOne and other utilities, engineering firms, developers, and public works entities.  Operate in a consulting capacity to other departments on technical engineering issues when assigned.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Review plans submitted by outside entities for municipal capital improvement projects and determine effects on WaterOne facilities.
  • Assist other departments by providing technical engineering opinions and data.
  • Assist with developing overall departmental priorities for and scheduling of WaterOne construction forces.
  • Assist and advise WaterOne construction forces on issues that develop prior to or during construction.
  • Maintain knowledge of current issues related to the water industry, including materials, processes, and technology.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining design criteria and construction standards for water distribution and transmission mains.
  • Analyze and interpret distribution system hydraulic data and hydraulic modeling data.
  • Assist with maintaining asset management program for the distribution system.
  • Draft specifications necessary to obtain materials, services and equipment.
  • Act as WaterOne liaison for projects designed and administered by outside engineering consultants.
  • Review and comment on all designs, reports and recommendations completed by outside engineering consultants on behalf of WaterOne.
  • Communicate with municipalities, consulting engineers and fire protection entities in matters relating to WaterOne's distribution system.
  • Ensure all projects are in compliance with WaterOne Rules and Regulations.
  • Coordinate easement acquisition process in conjunction with waterworks projects.
  • Develop project plans, specifications, estimates, schedules and coordinate construction activities for waterworks projects.

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