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




Maintenance Worker (Line)

City of Gardner

Performs semi-skilled work in a wide variety of water and sewer maintenance and construction tasks.  Requires high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one (1) year experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction, and/or operation of equipment, similar to that of the assignment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  Requires the possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a good driving record.

Full time. Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Salary/Pay Rate: $17.00/hr – $20.31/hr

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Meter Technician I

City of Gardner

Under the supervision of the Business Services Manager, the Meter Technician will perform semi-skilled manual and semi-technical work involving the maintenance, testing, and reading of water and electric meters used by residential and commercial customers, which requires physical labor and the use of hand tools and small power tools, and equipment. Perform utility work orders and utility disconnects, and other customer service duties as assigned. Requires High School diploma or GED and possession of a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Full time. Hours: Monday–Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., with evenings as required.

Salary/Pay Rate: $17.00/hr – $20.31/hr

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Plant Operator (Wastewater)

City of Gardner

The Plant Operator (Wastewater) performs skilled and specialized work in the operation and maintenance of the City of Gardner’s wastewater plants, lift stations, and other related structures and equipment. High school diploma or GED is required. A fully skilled individual will hold a Class II or III Wastewater Plant Operator certification from the State of Kansas with a minimum of one (1) year experience in operation and maintenance of a Class III wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. A minimum of a Class II Plant Operator certification is preferred, or the ability to obtain a Class II within one (1) year of employment or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability, and skill. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Full time. Hours: Monday–Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Salary/Pay Rate: $18.75/hr – $23.44/hr

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Staff Engineer (Utilities)

City of Gardner

Under the supervision, the Staff Engineer is responsible for assigned projects, O&M tasks, and some supervision of the Engineering Technicians and other staff.  The Staff Engineer will coordinate, schedule, oversee Utility Department programs, CIP projects, perform development reviews and coordinate with other internal and external entities.  This employee should possess strong design, communication, technical, supervisory and organizational skills. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Environmental Engineering.  Experience in project management, construction, design, and/or utility infrastructure maintenance is desirable. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Salary/Pay Rate: $77,289/yr – $94,476/yr

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