Senior Plant Operator

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $23.98-$36.60/hour USD

Job Description

Two full-time positions available with the Water Department, Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road
Salary Range: $23.98-$36.60/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2nd shift) or 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. (3rd shift)
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled


  • Assigns work and participates in sampling, process control tests, check and operating equipment, line valves, evaluating unit process performance and maintaining a lean and safe work environment.
  • Evaluates laboratory results and operational data to determine the condition of processes and makes process control decisions, including changes in chemical dosages, filter operations and sludge wasting rates.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of equipment and line valves by writing Work Orders for preventive maintenance and repair work.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, up-to-date operational records.
  • Troubleshoots problems with equipment and processes.
  • Trains Plant Operators and PO Trainees in plant operations and maintenance and safety.
  • Uses computer for SCADA system, telemetry, factory talk and power BI.
  • Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRES high school graduation and possession of a B-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Other Information



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If appointed, non-residents must obtain residency inside Kansas City, Missouri's city limits within nine months.

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