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Water Plant Operator (I, II, III or IV)

City of Emporia

Under the supervision of the Water Plant Manager, the Water Plant Operator performs technical and skilled work in the operation of the water pumping stations and treatment plant and related equipment. This individual inspects and operates electrical control boards, motors, pumps, meters, clarifiers, and related equipment; calculates dosage and adjusts treatment in accordance with prescribed standards of the laboratory; regulates valves and observes flow dials; keeps daily log of shift operations; reads gauges, and records information shown; draws test samples for water analysis; and assists mechanics in maintenance operations.

Standards for Initial Consideration

  • Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Kansas State Water Certification within one year or already possess certification.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to communicate effectively and accurately with fellow employees.
  • Flexibility to work rotating shifts.
  • Must possess a valid KS Driver’s License.
  • Must possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam, drug/alcohol screen and background check following a conditional employment offer.
  • City policy requires employees to reside in Lyon or surrounding counties.

Opening Date
March 18, 2020

Closing Date
Open until filled

Salary
Plant Operator I: $13.62 - $19.29
Plant Operator II: $14.85 - $21.03
Plant Operator III: $16.19 - $22.56
Plant Operator IV: $17.97 - $25.45

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Wastewater Plant Operator (I, II, III, IV)

City of Emporia

Under the supervision of the Wastewater Plant Manager, the Wastewater Plant Operator performs skilled and semi-skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of the plant facilities. This employee handles the day-to-day operation of the wastewater systems for the city of Emporia, including checking equipment for proper operation and making repairs when needed. The Wastewater Plant Operator records and maintains daily log sheets and records of plant operations. The employee in this position is required to have a Class I Wastewater Operators Certification after one-year experience.

Standards for Initial Consideration

  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instructions, ability to perform complex manual procedures, ability to perform arithmetic calculations, ability to perform complex problem-solving tasks while working alone;
  • Willingness to be called back to duty with overtime pay, if available, during emergencies or other unusual conditions;
  • Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Kansas State Water Certification within one year or already possess certification.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner and to work effectively with other employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver's license
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam, drug/alcohol screen, and background check upon conditional offer of employment.
  • Resident of Lyon or surrounding county.

Opening Date
March 11, 2020

Closing Date
Open until filled

Salary
Plant Operator I: $13.62 - $19.29
Plant Operator II: $14.85 - $21.03
Plant Operator III: $16.19 - $22.56
Plant Operator IV: $17.97 - $25.45

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Maintenance Worker I, II, III – Underground Utilities

City of Emporia

Under the supervision of the Underground Utility Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker is a non-exempt position which performs work in the installation and maintenance of all underground utilities, which includes the potable water distribution system, sanitary sewer system, and storm water drainage system. The employee in this position performs skilled and unskilled work along with heavy manual labor.

Standards for Initial Consideration

  • Ability to operate tapping machines, boom truck, dump truck, backhoe, jet rodders, monitor equipment, friction saw, hand and power tools, metro-tech, and other related equipment.
  • Experience in problem solving and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to climb in and out of and work in confined spaces and trenches, walk over rough terrain. And the ability to perform physical activity such as lifting, bending, stooping, and digging.
  • Ability to read and interpret map books and flow charts.
  • Experience in related construction is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner and to work effectively with other employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Possess valid Kansas driver’s license, CDL license for MW II and MW III
  • A qualified applicant will possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam, drug/alcohol screening, and background check upon conditional offer of employment.
  • City policy requires employees to reside in Lyon or surrounding counties.

Opening Date
March 18, 2020

Closing Date
Open until filled

Salary
Maintenance Worker I: $11.68 - $16.54
Maintenance Worker II: $12.50 - $17.70
Maintenance Worker III: $13.62 - $19.29

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