City of Baldwin City, Power Plant Operator

Position opening: Power Plant Operator

Reports to: Power Plan Superintendent

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Retirement: KPERS

Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision

Salary range: $17.37 hour – $24.72 hour

Under the supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, the Power Plant Operator is a limited-supervisory position. The employee in this position works daily on machinery, building repair and maintenance, and works with and assists other departments with projects as necessary. The Power Plant Operator will be required to perform skilled and semiskilled labor, and have the ability to organize and follow through on all required paperwork.


  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be insurable by City’s insurance carrier.
  • Successful completion of KMU Power Plant Technology Certification course through Flint Hills Technical College within two years.


Minimum Required Experience:  Three years related experience and/or training.  Electrical experience is required.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six to twelve months of employment.

Minimum Required Education:  High school diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.).


Preferred Experience:  Four years related experience and/or training.  Experience with power plant facility to include operations and maintenance.  Management experience. 

Preferred Education:  Associate’s degree from a college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Degree or coursework in electrical distribution.

For additional information on this position, contact Rob Culley at 785-594-3261 or email

Applications to: Laura Hartman, City Clerk/Human Resources

Application deadline 12/28/2018

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