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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

Water & Sewer Superintendent

City of Hutchinson

Duties / Qualifications

The Water & Sewer Superintendent is an exempt position performing administrative duties. Planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the water distribution system and the sanitary sewer collection system are the primary responsibilities of this position. Monitoring the department budget(s), and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations is also required. This employee should possess excellent supervisory, mechanical, communication, organizational, and public relation skills.

Requirements include: A high school diploma or GED is required, with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental, Physical Sciences, or a related field preferred. A minimum of four years of supervisory and managerial experience in related field is required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment. A Class IV Kansas Department of Health & Environment Water Operator’s Certification and a Class II Wastewater Collection Systems Certification are required within twelve (12) months of the first eligibility date for obtaining certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.

Paygrade / Rate
Grade 9; $58,034 - $87,040 Annually DOQ

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Operations Specialist

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions to help provde safe drinking water and wastewater treatment to communities worldwide.  We serve public and private clients with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency, and reliability. Black & Veatch helps clients with startup, commissioning, troubleshooting, and training of their operations staff to be able to effectively operate the new and upgraded facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide startup, commissioning and troubleshooting services for conventional and advanced wastewater treatment. 
  • Prepares standard operating procedures and operation and maintenance manuals for new and existing facilities.
  • Perform onsite training for operations staff.
  • Conduct facility assessments by evaluating staffing levels, O&M costs, and system redundancy to ensure reliable operations.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 2 years' of experience performing duties similar to those of an Environmental Scientist 2. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications
At least 5 years experience in wastewater operations or commissioning of wastewater plants.  Plant startup and commissioning experience a must.  Technical writing skills and basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PDF, Microsoft Visio) are a must.

Wastewater Operators License Preferred

Closing Date: Open until filled

Apply online