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Water Worker I

The McPherson Board of Public Utilities is currently accepting applications for the position of Water Worker I in our Water Distribution Department.

Education and Experience Required
-High school diploma
-Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license
-Maintain a valid CDL or able to obtain one within six months of employment.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
-Reside within the designated residency limit of the BPU
-Read and comprehend written instructions, blueprints, schematics and manuals
-Strong mechanical aptitude
-Acknowledge some adverse working conditions exist including working in confined spaces, excessive noise, and all types of weather conditions
-Perform manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, up to 100 lbs., bending, kneeling and climbing
-Must be able to follow directions and work independently
-Paid on-call rotating duty is required

Application Materials:
In addition to a completed application, applicants will need to submit a current resume with references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Although it is not required, we prefer candidates to have achieved their National Career Readiness Certification or their Kansas WorkReady Certification. Please note: A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the application form. A fillable application form can be found at under the Careers tab. The completed application and resume should be submitted to EOE


Power Plant Operator

Under the supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, the Power Plant Operator is a limited-supervisory position. The employee in this position works daily on machinery, building repair and maintenance, and works with and assists other departments with projects as necessary. The Power Plant Operator will be required to perform skilled and semiskilled labor, and have the ability to organize and follow through on all required paperwork.

Valid Driver’s License, Must be insurable by City’s insurance carrier, and successful completion of KMU Power Plant Technology Certification course through Flint Hills Technical College within two years.

Minimum Required Experience: Three years related experience and/or training. Electrical experience is required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six to twelve months of employment.
Minimum Required Education: High school diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.).

Preferred Experience: Four years related experience and/or training. Experience with power plant facility to include operations and maintenance. Management experience.
Preferred Education: Associate’s degree from a college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree or coursework in electrical distribution.

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision. Salary range: $17.37-$24.72/hour. Retirement: KPERS. For additional information on this position, contact Rob Culley at 785-594-3261 or email Applications to: Laura Hartman, City Clerk/Human Resources Application deadline 12/28/2018 Apply online at: EOE


Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator

The City of Larned is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator seeking a challenge. The applicant must have a Kansas Class IV wastewater operator certification. Possible consideration will be made for a class II or III Operator who is willing to take and successfully pass a Class IV exam within 1 year from date of employment. The candidate must be able to successfully operate an activated sludge SBR facility. The successful applicant will emphasize training, maintenance, cleanliness, teamwork, communication, safety, and continual operational improvements. He or she must be hardworking, detail-oriented, thorough, and appreciate the importance of proper treatment to the environment.

The City of Larned offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including KPERS, medical, and more. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Steiner, 417 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550 or to The position(s) will remain open until filled. First review of applications, December 3rd.

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