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KC Water is investing in the future of our team and our community so we may continue a legacy of providing quality water services for generations to come. If you would like to join our team, please consider applying for one of the open positions listed on this page.


KC Water
4800 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133

Phone: 816.513.0253
Fax: 816.513.0481
Email: water.careers@kcmo.org

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Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 510937
Salary: $14.35-$22.93/hour
Deadline: April 22, 2019

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Construction Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday or Friday-Monday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment. Drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment as necessary. Assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal.  REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with high school diploma/GED.

 


Graduate Engineer
(Job Opening ID 510968)
Salary: $3,957-$6,702/month
Deadline: May 13, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Assists in the planning, designing, and direction of various engineering projects. Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, hydrological characteristics, and geologic data to plan and design projects. Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects. Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensures conformance to engineering plans, specifications, construction, and safety standards. As a Graduate Engineer, you will be expected to manage multiple projects at the same time and in different stages of development from planning, budgeting, and conceptual stages to construction, asset management, and final close out. Calculates cost and determines feasibility of projects based on analysis of collected data. Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site. Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Performs analysis and prepares reports in Operations and Maintenance Division. REQUIRES an ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in any professionally recognized architectural/engineering discipline as required by the hiring authority. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering and/or successfully passing the Fundamentals in Engineering exam, and/or experience working on design/construction of water, wastewater or linear asset infrastructure projects.


Crafts Person
Job Opening ID 510993
Salary: $17.19-$26.60/hour
Deadline: May 20, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is skilled work at the journeyman level. Performs general carpentry work, installs flooring, builds concrete forms, walls and ceilings; repairs and maintains buildings and structures and performs related tasks; maintains and repairs facilities, fabricates, rebuilds, manufactures, repairs and modifies parts and equipment; maintains tools needed to accomplish assigned tasks; installs and maintains plumbing facilities; cleans drain lines in buildings and structures; makes new plumbing installations, valves, faucets and toilets; rebuilds and performs related repairs on light equipment; fabricates and modifies structures and equipment.  REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience in a relevant trade (e.g., carpenter machinist, painter, plumber or welder). OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Machinist
(Crafts Person)
Job Opening ID 510981
Salary: $17.19-$26.60/hour
Deadline: May 20, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Performs a wide range of complex activates and provides training and lead work to employees with less experience and seasoning.  Studies blue prints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerance of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and set up requirements. Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, latches, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.  Starts and observes machine operations to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining. Adjusts machine controls or control media as required. Repairs broken and cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience in a relevant trade (e.g., carpenter machinist, painter, plumber or welder). OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with 3 years’ experience as an industrial machinist or welder. 


Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 511017
Salary: $14.35-$22.93/hour
Deadline: May 22, 2019

Several full-time and part-time positions available with KC Water Call Center Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Communicates with customers by phone or in person in a professional and courteous manner. Investigates and resolves general customer inquiries, requests, complaints, and account billing issues timely and accurately through research, account analysis, and referencing ordinances, policies and procedures. Clearly and accurately records all customer interactions and changes to accounts, including billing complaints, service rendered or service failures, and routes information to appropriate departments for investigation or follow-up. Processes orders for installation, turn-ons, discontinuation, or change in service. Maintains and promotes positive customer relations and goodwill. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of public or private sector experience in customer service work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given to applicants who successfully complete and pass the Customer Service Assessment, as well as applicants who are bilingual. 


Analyst
Job Opening ID 510770
Salary: $3,957-$6,702/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gathers and interprets relevant data (historical performance, back log, costs, productivity, rotating and fixed asset historical deterioration trends, aging reports, etc.). Uses statistical techniques, interprets findings from data, identifies trends and significant deviations, and recommends corrective action. Analyzes deficiencies in areas such as equipment performance, material consumption, scheduling, management, and resources, as well as their impact on the maintenance mission and results of corrective actions. Reports findings to managers with recommendations. Informs managers of significant factors  affecting the mission. Maintains and creates new documentation as needed for all standard operating procedures and safety processes. Works with various divisions to ensure accurate and timely processing of data. Runs PeopleSoft/Hansen queries and other reports to analyze data and make recommendations. Develops functional guidance for Hansen. Trains staff on Hansen, other software skills, and continuous improvement concepts and principles such as LEAN, 5S, 6 Sigma, Kaizen and others. Performs operational analyses of complex programs and major problems associated with maintenance in water supply & treatment rotating and fixed assets. Analyzes business processes through the use of fact-finding and makes recommendations. Develops presentations for quarterly meetings, tracks KPIs, creates weekly, monthly, and annual reports for the three utilities, and provides data for annual budget exercises. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree in public or business administration, economics, accounting, finance or a related field; OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field. Preference given to applicants with a Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, mathematics, statistics, economics, or other related to the utility business, as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing continuous improvement projects and/or experience in: industrial system maintenance, capital expenditure and continuous improvement, or experience with SSRS reporting, understanding of various statistical software/tools or CMMS, such as Hansen, and/or certificate in continuous improvement tools and methodologies, such as LEAN, 5S, Kaizen, and Certified Maintenance & Reliability (CMRT) or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) certification. 


Landscape Technician
Job Opening ID 510817
Salary: $18.24-$29.15/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Smart Sewer Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Planning tasks and reporting progress to supervisor, educating others regarding plant identification, care techniques, etc.; preparing and maintaining detailed maintenance documentation; using  computer software to track maintenance work and inspections; communicating effectively; inspecting and maintaining landscapes such as rain gardens, bio retention basins, and slopes; working with contractors and other crews to ensure work is completed; applying herbicides and/or pesticides; operating landscaping equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, sprayers, etc. Must be able to perform physically demanding, repetitive job tasks involving frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling in all kinds of weather throughout Kansas City, Missouri and provide positive customer service.  REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor’s degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 1 year of related experience; OR Accredited Associate’s degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 3 years of related experience; OR high school graduation and 5 years related experience, 2 years of which must be at the Labor Leader level. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with 3 years’ experience in landscape management, forestry, horticulture, or a related field. Native vegetation maintenance experience and demonstration of plant species identification skills is highly preferred. 


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 510251
Salary: $18.24-$29.15/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position will troubleshoot, evaluate and make repairs to electrical components within our system. This position will also be responsible for working with medium voltage apparatuses up to 13,000 volts, motor controls, PLC’s, VFD, switchgear and understanding the NEC codes. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of progressively responsible experience performing routine and moderately complex electrical maintenance and repair work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen post-offer physical examination as required by the City. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 510319
Salary: $16.64-$26.60/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Inspects, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots equipment within the Wastewater Division. Operates various pumps, heating and air conditioning systems, and emergency  power and transfer systems; operates multi-stage water system, multi-zone two pipe steam system and vacuum condensate system. Operates waste heat snow melt system. Repairs doors and locking mechanisms; repairs plumbing and drainage systems; performs snow removal. Utilizes various tools and equipment for snow removal at various facilities. Troubleshoots basic electrical issues. Uses knowledge of computers and possesses the ability to read blueprints. Understands the importance of proper safety habits and knowledge of “lock out & tag out”, and PPE. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in a variety of mechanical crafts; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 510926
Salary: $16.64-$26.60/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday,  or Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and services machinery and equipment, including: pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, generators, chlorinators, chemical feed machines, lime systems, filters, mixing machines, gear reducers, order abatement equipment, and other water treatment plant equipment. Performs preventative maintenance work on plant buildings and equipment by periodically inspecting and, where necessary, conducting repairs. Plumbing will be a large part of the assigned tasks. Must be able to troubleshoot and make repairs with little supervision. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in a variety of mechanical crafts; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 510121
Salary: $4,531-$7,459/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. in the following Engineering Divisions: Systems Engineering (water distribution and sewer), or Facilities and Plants. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Registered Engineer positions are responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the water and/or wastewater systems. These positions are responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. KC Water is undertaking a significant capital improvements program with a considerable volume of work. Professional engineers with experience and interest in becoming part of a larger infrastructure engineering team are needed. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and/or rehabilitation projects associated with water, wastewater or facility assets. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of  contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. As a Registered Engineer you will be expected to manage multiple projects at the same time and in different stages of development from planning, budgeting and conceptual stages to construction, asset management and final close out. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials used and related data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, hydraulic modeling, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 6 years of experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater or linear asset and infrastructure projects.


Safety Officer
Job Opening ID 510230
Salary: $18.24-$29.15/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Safety Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Safety Officer is a moderately complex technical position, responsible for planning and administering the Safety Education and Accident Prevention programs. Work includes the inspection of department treatment plants, facilities, equipment and work procedures for compliance to departmental policies, state and federal regulations. Conducts daily safety and health inspections. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk. Conducts mishap investigations and completes required reports. Closely works with supervisors and managers to maintain cooperation toward the principal objective of elimination unsafe working conditions and practices. Investigates accidents, injuries, property damage and potentially hazardous conditions. Analyzes data and formulates a plan and makes recommendations to prevent similar occurrences. Develops, plans, and implements training for employees in work site safety. Participates and provides leadership on safety committees to resolve safety issues and promote a positive and preventative work environment. Assists in and prepares safety data and reports. REQUIRES high school graduation and 6 years’ experience in occupational safety and health work; OR an accredited associate’s degree in business or  technical areas and 4 years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health work. The experience may be waived upon presentation of the “Certified Safety     Professional” certificate; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants who have considerable knowledge of safety engineering and accident prevention techniques, as well as applicable state and federal regulations. Must also have the ability to recognize hazards, prescribe corrective action, and communicate ideas and recommendations, both orally and in writing to managers, supervisors and field employees. 


Backhoe Operator
(Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 510114
Salary: $16.05-$24.06/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th St. Normal work days/hours: Multiple shifts available: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Monday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Operation of heavy-duty, complex and specialized automotive construction equipment in the installation repair and  maintenance of water distribution mains and lines, hydrants and valves. Operates assigned heavy equipment and other equipment as needed. In absence of or in addition to equipment operation duties, performs labor duties related to the installation, repair, replacement and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants and valves. Operates heavy excavator in excavating deep trenches for the installation of water mains. Operates backhoe for excavating deep ditches for the repair, installation and replacement of water lines and mains. Operates heavy tractor trailer to transport heavy equipment on heavy duty transport trailer. Operates valve turning trucks and participates in valve turning for main shuts to assist contractors, engineers or a district, or for routine maintenance.  REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with extensive backhoe experience and a high school diploma or GED. 


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 510964
Salary: $4,945-$8,746/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Senior Registered Engineer is responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for wastewater collection systems. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets, and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and collection system rehabilitation projects associated with wastewater assets. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides assistance in changes to policies and standard operating procedures. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the  analysis, design, review of plans/specification,  and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria.  Assignments are received in conference with a professional supervisor.  Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or quotations (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials and related asset data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans, and specifications for projects. Additional activities include: addressing emergency collection systems repairs; proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, hydraulic modeling and calculations and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES 2 years’ progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects.  Preference given to applicants with water and/or wastewater asset infrastructure experience, Civil Engineering Degree (BS) from ABET accredited University or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (MS) from ABET accredited University, and a minimum of 6 years of combined experience with a minimum of 3 years in a project management role.


Smart Sewer Utility Officer
(Utility Officer)
Job Opening ID 510183
Salary: $7,374-$14,279/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Smart Sewer Utility Officer will participate with the executive management team to plan business objectives, develop policies, coordinate functions and operations between Smart Sewer Team and subcontractors and establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives. Ensures all program elements are being tracked, including capital program costs and rates, analyses and funding consultations, so as to ensure that budgets and time commitments are maintained and changes in program status are effectively communicated to stakeholders. Consults and coordinates with representatives from Federal, State and County governments and interested organizations regarding the regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting. Establishes program administration procedures and QA/QC of Smart Sewer deliverables. Modifies the process and updates all relevant documentation when required.


URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

  • The evaluation of applications is based on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.
  • The requirement of “high school graduation” includes the state-issued GED
  • For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of “an accredited” degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U.S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD- 214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.
  • Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00 p.m., CT. Applications sent via FAX or online must be received by midnight, CT.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253.