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




Plant Operator (B) – Sewer Treatment – 3rd Shift

City of Wichita

Distinguishing Features of Work

This is work in the operation and minor maintenance of fluid treatment and distribution equipment. Work may include routine laboring and maintenance tasks. Normal work is performed independently, but continuous supervision is available. If unusual operating conditions are encountered, a supervisor determines the action to be taken.

Days and Hours

3rd shift Sunday – Wednesday, 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Operates large sewage pumps, automatic rakes, centrifugal sludge pumps, air compressors, and sludge drags.
  • Operates and maintains low-pressure steam boilers.
  • Regulates flow and monitors treatment processes.
  • Performs routine chemical analyses and records results.
  • Inspects equipment and machinery.
  • Skims grease off settling tanks and operates shredders and grinding machines.
  • Reads meters, gauges, and thermometers, and assists in the maintenance of plant equipment.
  • Oils, greases, waters, and wipes machinery and participates in keeping the plant clean.
  • May supervise or advise other employees.
  • These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Pay Range

$19.63 – $27.74 hourly

Closing Date

May 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is accepting applications for a Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I. Under the supervision of the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Crew Chief, the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I makes repairs and performs maintenance on all aspects of the water distribution and sewer collection system.  Examples of duties would be assisting with the repairs and replacement of valves, hydrants, water taps, and meters.  This employee will assist with the safe operation of heavy equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must obtain a valid CDL, Class B, with airbrakes and tanker endorsements within the first six months of employment.

Competitive wage and benefits package. EOE.

Wage: $13.38 to $18.06 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Water Reclamation Facility Operator I

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is accepting applications for a Water Reclamation Facility Operator I. Under the supervision of the Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent, the Water Reclamation Facility Operator I performs skilled and semi‑skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of Water Reclamation Facility and lift station.  A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. High school diploma or equivalent.  One to three years of wastewater operator experience is preferred. Must progressively acquire Wastewater Operator certification by the Kansas Department of health and Environment up to and including Class II within 12 months of the first eligibility date for obtaining a given certification level. Class IV certification preferred by five-year employment anniversary.

Competitive wage and benefits package. EOE.

Wage: $17.43 to $24.41 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

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