Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Wastewater Maintenance Worker I

The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer with benefits for full-time employees that include vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, KPERS retirement, training and more.

Job descriptions of current openings will be provided on this page of the official City of Garnett website. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Hermreck, Director of Human Resources at Garnett City Hall. 

John L. Olson, Director of Wastewater, Sanitation and Streets

Please note:  Positions currently available require residency inside Anderson County, Kansas.

City Employment Opportunities

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032

785.448.5496  Ext: 226

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the wastewater plant superintendent, the wastewater

maintenance worker I performs skilled and semi-skilled labor in the maintenance

and operation of the plant facilities.  This employee assists in the day-to-day

operations and maintenance of wastewater facilities and sewer lines to insure

compliance with treatment standards set by the state of Kansas and Department

of Health and Environment. 

Examples of Work

  • Continual learning of the wastewater treatment process and maintenance and repair of al lift stations, sewer lines and related equipment;
  • Assists in the proper maintenance, repair and startup/shutdown procedures for all pumps, mixers and the UV system within the wastewater treatment facility;
  • Operates equipment including pumps, motors and related machinery, as well as vac-bed, belt press, barr-screen, grit removal and SCADA system;
  • Learning the operation and maintenance of the rodder machine;
  • Assists in repairs and replacement of manhole covers and sewer lines;
  • Helps with mowing, weed-eating, painting, spraying and in general cleaning and care of all wastewater plant facilities;
  • Supports other departments on projects;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.


To apply, please visit or submit resume and application to Nancy Hermreck, Human Resources at Garnett City Hall. EOE.

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director