Wastewater Treatment Crew Member I

Location US-KS-Leawood
ID 2024-2112
Infrastructure and Transportation
Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)
Salary Min
USD $20.60/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $27.87/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Work Schedule
(1) 1st Shift M-F 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and (2) 1st Shift Sunday-Thursday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Driving Status
Intermediate (5%-25%)


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you’re searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!


This posting will remain open until filled. 


SIGN-ON BONUS - New Crew Members hired on or after January 1, 2024, are eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus to be paid in two increments.  Employee will receive $500 after successful completion of their six (6) month introductory period.  The employee must be employed when the incentive is paid, and it will be paid on the first pay date following the pay period in which it was earned. Employee will receive $500 after successful completion of their one (1) year of employment.  Employee must be employed when bonus is paid, and it will be paid on the first pay date following the pay period in which it was earned.

Job Description

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) is responsible for the safe collection, transportation and treatment of wastewater generated by our community. Our work ensures that our lakes, rivers, and streams remain free from disease-causing pathogens and pollutants that are harmful to public health and the environment. Johnson County Wastewater is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Maintenance Specialist.  This position works in a team environment to support the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility as well as the off-site pump stations.  They will also support the electrical maintenance and install needs at other locations as needed. 

  • Inspects and documents plant and pump station processes to ensure proper operations and detect common equipment failures by reading and interpreting information provided by the SCADA system, visual observations of tanks and tests, and other instrumentation; monitors telemetry equipment to identify alarms during heavy rain events and emergency operations; carries on-call duty phone or pager to respond to alarms and other needs during off hours; works weekend shifts either independently for more routine operation functions or with other crew members when more advanced operations or maintenance functions are needed.
  • Performs specific laboratory analysis for compliance by collecting samples and using standard methods and techniques; performs microscopic examination of samples for types and quantities of micro-organisms.
  • Under direct supervision, assists in performing preventative and general maintenance on assigned equipment by adjusting and troubleshooting a variety of complex pumps, valves, motors and other equipment required to maintain appropriate operations; assists with the repair or replacement of a variety of piping and other infrastructure or equipment.
  • Maintains and updates operational and maintenance records, logs and databases; performs and records routine mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities.
  • Works with the public and other customers by assisting haulers/tankers, delivery drivers, and vendors/contractors; responds to routine questions and complaints from the general public and escalates more complex requests, questions, or concerns.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent; one year of experience in a mechanical, maintenance, or vocational trade such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or a science field in the areas of biology, microbiology, or chemistry; a driver’s license; and an acceptable driving record are required.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.


Preferred Job Requirements:

Vo-Tech training or certification in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or other relevant field; Associate’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Math, or other relevant field; and one year of experience in a mechanical, maintenance, or vocational trade in a water or wastewater field are preferred.


Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Excessive standing and/or walking: 67-100%

Exposure to extreme temperatures.

Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals.

Exposure to heights.

Exposure to loud noises.

Lifting: 50 lbs. without assistance (up to 33%) and 50-100 lbs. with assistance (up to 33%)

Exposure to raw sewage.

On call/stand-by work required.

Safety sensitive job.

Shift work may be required depending on position, including 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift schedule.

Weather essential job.  Department and county essential.

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Uniform required.

Push/pull and grip at various heights horizontal/vertical 40 - 75 lbs. (34-66%)

Carry 35 pounds (up to 33%)

Climb steps, step ladders, and vertical ladders (34 – 66%)

Reach forward/overhead (34 – 66%)

Balance (34 – 66%)

Crouch, bend, kneel (34 – 66%)

Crawl (up to 33%)

Sit (34 – 66%)

Trunk rotation (up to 33%)

Exposure to confined spaces

This position will require the use of personal protective and other safety related tools or protocols in accordance with job functions which may include safety glasses, safety boots, gloves, and other items.


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