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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Water Plant Operator I

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Water Plant Operator I

The City of Louisburg is seeking a professional, team-oriented and focused Water Plant Operator. This position is responsible for maintenance of the Marais des Cygnes Public Utility Authority water plant and for providing safe, quality water for the citizens of both Louisburg and Paola. This position works with other full- and part-time plant operators to ensure highest quality functioning of the plant through water quality testing, recording plant data and maintaining records, maintaining equipment, pumps motors, testing equipment, performing routine maintenance on facilities and grounds, and maintaining appropriate chemicals and parts stock.

Job Requirements

  • Immediate Supervisor: Lead Water Plant Operator
  • Department: Water Utility
  • FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
  • Status Classification: Full time (40 hrs. per week)
  • Education: High school diploma or GED is required. Must possess within the first 2 years a Class II Water Certification and must have a valid driver’s lLicense. A Class II Wastewater Certification and Class IV Water Certification are preferred and will eventually be required.
  • Experience: Related experience would be preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment. Additional technical skills and aptitude are expected and provided within the full job description.
  • Applicant must be willing to relocate or live within 30 miles of the water plant.

Position open until filled. Full job description available upon request. Please submit application and resume to Craig Hufferd, Public Works Supervisor, at 215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053 or e-mail to

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