Process Operations Worker – Water Production

September 1, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Seasonal (Seasonal)

Job Summary


Pay Rate: $18/hour

The City of Olathe is seeking a Seasonal Water Production Operations Worker to work in our award-winning Water Production facility. As a part of the City of Olathe's Environmental Services Division, the Water Production team works hard around the clock to treat millions of gallons of water each day to ensure Olathe customers have safe, high-quality drinking water.

Water Production workers are a critical part of the daily operations of our Water Production facility. As a Seasonal Water Production Operations Worker, you'll spend your time performing general plant facility maintenance, assisting operators with inspection, monitoring, and documentation of plant and remote facility operations, and assisting operators with collection and analysis of water samples for key water quality parameters.

Our facility is located in a peaceful, rural setting. You'll work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Thursday, 6 AM - 4 PM
  • This facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may be required to work holidays or weekends depending on your schedule.

Seasonal positions last up to six months.

If you're interested in a job where you make an impact on the community, our Seasonal Water Production Operations Worker position is a great opportunity for you to explore the rewarding experience public service has to offer.

Apply today.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

A Process Operations Worker works with a trained team of Operators in Environmental Services, and independently at times, to perform a variety of work to ensure Olathe's customers have safe, high quality drinking water.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning and repairing plant facilities.
  • Assist process operators with inspection, monitoring, and documentation of plant and remote facilities including reading and interpreting information provided by the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, meters, gauges, and other field instrumentation; performing visual checks of pumps, valves, motors and other equipment; monitoring and reporting of chemical deliveries; and transferring chemicals to day tanks where required.
  • Assist process operators with water sample collection and performing a variety of process and regulatory water quality tests as part of a certified field laboratory; complete associated documentation for sample collection and analysis.
  • Operate assigned vehicles and equipment such as fork-lifts and pallet jacks for chemical receiving; assist with snow removal including shoveling sidewalks and driving a snowplow as required.
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures; review chemical safety data sheets; demonstrate proper use of safety equipment, including a cartridge respirator, confined space entry and fall protection equipment; participate in required safety training.


Experience: Requires strong organizational, teamwork, communication, and mechanical skills. Previous teamwork experience with similar responsibilities preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively and follow written and oral instructions. Must be at least 18 years old.

Education: High school diploma/GED required. Specialized education in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, mechanics, hydraulics, computer technology, laboratory, or applied science is desirable.

License & Certification(s): A valid Driver's license is required.

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