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Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Published on September 27, 2019

Department(s): Public Utilities

Location: Pittsburg, KS

Do you have a passion for the environment and water quality? Serve our community as an “Aqua Man or Woman” as a Water Treatment Plant Operator with the City of Pittsburg. The primary function of the Water Treatment Plant Operator I is to perform monitoring, operating, and equipment adjustment for the water treatment process. Operate a wide variety of pumps, valves, pipes and reservoirs used in the water production system, impacting chemical water treatment systems. Monitor chemical dosage levels and operate chemical feed equipment to ensure proper functioning and application of chemicals. Perform light maintenance duties and facility upkeep tasks and other duties as assigned.

Shift: Tuesday – Saturday 4 p.m. to Midnight

The primary duties of work are performed indoors and outdoors which may include working in extreme weather conditions. Work may involve 24-hour availability during emergency situations. This will include overtime and call back situations as required. Work in confined spaces and trench excavations as required.

Must be able to pass a physical, drug screen and background check.


• High school graduation or equivalent and 3 years of relevant work experience.
• Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class A.
• Air Brake Endorsement
• Tanker Endorsement
• Automatic Transmission
• Standard Transmission – May be optionally required.
• OSHA – 10 Hour

Requirements and certifications are listed in the attached full job description below.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for an apprentice level position and provided with on the job training to meet required skills and certification.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications may be submitted using the apply button below, online at www.pittks.org/jobs, emailed to HR@pittks.org, faxed to 620-231-0964, or paper applications may be obtained at City Hall located at 201 W. 4th Street. Qualified candidates will be required to successfully complete pre-employment screenings.

Pay range is $12.93 to $20.99/hr DOE. The City offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.