The APWA National & Chapter websites will be unavailable during the hours of 11:00 a.m. CST, Friday, January 24 thru 11:00 PM CST on Sunday January 26 due to scheduled maintenance.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Organization : City of Platte City
Job Category : Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : MO
City : Platte City
Salary and Benefits : $40,581-$55,723 DOE/DOQ

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of the City wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer collection system.

Position is responsible for all aspects of operating and maintaining the wastewater collection system including treatment plant, lift stations, testing, reporting and line maintenance. The Wastewater Operator advises the Public Works Director on wastewater system operating, capital, staff and equipment needs. This position does not directly supervise other staff but will direct the work and training of maintenance workers as they are assigned to the wastewater program.

The Platte City wastewater treatment plant is a two cell sequential batch reactor (SBR) with a current capacity of 1 mgd. Current average daily flow 400,000 gallons.  System has four lift stations, two of which were constructed since 2016.  Collection system reconstruction is nearly complete with the final clay line segments replaced by plastic or relined by 2023. Plant reconstruction and expansion planned for 2024.

Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent required; Missouri Class C treatment license with two years experience required, Class B license preferred;  must be qualified to test for Class B license within one year of hire date. Valid driver's license required. Must not have any conditions which would disqualify the applicant from receiving a commercial drivers license.

Full benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and LAGERs retirement.  

Platte City is a growing community with a residential population approaching 5,000 expected to double over the next ten years. The City is located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, 7 miles north of KCI Airport on I-29. Platte City is the county seat for Platte County and the home of the Platte County R3 School District. The City employs 32 full-time staff including 11 public works positions.

Platte City is an EEO/ADA compliant employer. For additional contact Human Resources at 816-858-3046 or by email at

Position open until filled; review begins upon submittal 

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by Mail or In-Person:

 City of Platte City,  Attn: Human Resources

400 Main Street,  Platte City, MO 64079

 Visit our website:

Or by email at


You have been logged out...

You have been logged out of the system due to inactivity. Please login again.