Human Resources

Yardworker - Water Dept.

Open Until Filled
$26.271 - $27.68/hr

Performs routine construction and maintenance duties within the Transmission & Distribution Division of the Water Department.  Duties involve the operation of a variety of equipment, i.e. dump trucks, jackhammers, small hand tools, etc.  Properly cares for all tools, materials, and equipment. Receives, prepares, and issues materials and supplies.  Cleans, organizes and maintains storehouse and store yard.  Operates utility trucks, tractors, and other vehicles and performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.  Ability to read and interpret valve plat book and operate mobile radio equipment.  Skilled in the proper use of manual and pneumatic hand tools; communicating with the public and co-workers over the radio and in person.  Must possess a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.

Physical Demands: Ability to climb in and out of confined spaces; shovel and dig; bend and lift 75 lbs., plus or minus 25 lbs.

Typical Working Conditions: Outdoor conditions of extreme heat, cold and adverse weather.

Shift: Monday through Friday. Normally 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

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Background Check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

United Steelworkers Bargaining Unit Position.

Apply online at or by visiting the 2nd floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.

Position Open Until Filled


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