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By: Debra Rodenbaugh, Kansas Works
By: Debra Rodenbaugh, Kansas Works

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Hot Jobs #1 and #2:
Company: Westar Energy – 2 positions! - $73,700.00 to $92,100.00 /yr
Position: Operations Training Coordinators: Jeffrey Energy & Lawrence Energy
Includes, not limited to: Overall responsibility for administration of Operator Training Programs, including continuous education job skills training. Responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and maintaining effective operations job skills training methods, procedures, and processes. Coordinates operations training curriculum and opportunities necessary to support employee development objectives. Responsible to maintain documentation related to operations job skills and employee development initiatives.

Supports safety and health training programs as required. Maintains a high level of communication with plant personnel, company management representatives, company training representatives, and resources/contacts outside of the company. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and thirteen years of progressively demanding and responsible experience in industrial operations and/or maintenance. Prefer a degree in a complementary field such as engineering, technology, business, communications or education with at least seven years of progressively demanding and responsible experience in industrial operations and/or maintenance. Prefer Journey level experience in a related electrical utility craft position such as control room operator or instrument and control technician. Prefer supervisory, foreman or lead person experience. Prefer experience in adult education/instruction, mentoring or experience teaching others. Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately, conceptualize, handle multiple priorities, and apply tact, diplomacy, reason and logic.

Working knowledge of power plant operation and maintenance is preferred. Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Will provide support services to all Westar Energy power plants requiring occasional overnight travel. Working conditions will vary from plant, substation, field, and office environments. Must be able to work additional hours as required. Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance. To Apply:

Hot Job #3:
Company: Brewster Place
Position: Painter
Responsible for painting the interior and exterior of buildings and facilities, using latex, oil based, varnishes and wallpaper hanging. 3-4 yrs minimum experience. 3-4 yrs Previous wallpaper experience and painting experience using latex and oil based paints and stains. Knowledge of proper wall preparation for painting and wall paper. To Apply: Email: OR By fax at (785) 267-7203 OR By mail or in-person to: Brewster Place, Julie Kuestersteffen, 1205 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS 66611

Hot Jobs #4 thru #11:
Company: Goodyear Tire has 8 positions!
Position: Labor Relations Manager, Continuous Improvement Specialist, First Line Manager, HR Specialist, Industrial Engineer, Powerhouse Operator, Production, Production Specialist
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Hot Job #12:
Company: Coca Cola Enterprises
Position: Transport Driver
Responsible for driving and transporting finished goods from production facility to warehousing facilities. Transport finished goods or raw materials between facilities. Load and unload goods using forklift or pallet jacks or connect or disconnect trailers at destination. Complete pre- and post trip inspections, as well as verify load and seal numbers. Maintain DOT time log, Bill of Lading, and other paperwork as required. Maintain vehicle, product and equipment to company standards. Primary hours should be 2pm to 10:30pm or until route is complete; Should have flexibility for vacation coverage several weeks/year on first shift. High School - GED diploma preferred. 1-3 general work experience preferred. Ability to operate a 2/4 wheel dolly. Ability to operate all type of industrial power trucks.* Familiar with DOT regulations. Valid Class A and driving record within MVR policy guidelines.
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Hot Job #13:
Company: Lighthouse Contracting
Position: Carpenter
Seeking a Carpenter with knowledge in various areas of Construction. Including concrete, dry wall, painting and framing. Must be 18 and have good work history. Previous construction experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license. To Apply: Apply in person at the Topeka Workforce Center 1430 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS 66612 or email Resume to or

Hot Job #14:
Company: FHLB Bank
Position: Administrative Assistant
Provide assistance and support to the director of information technology and to managers in the information technology department. Responsible for assigned special projects, assisting in the preparation and execution of meetings, other administrative and organizational duties and tasks. Work in a coordinated manner with other IT management.

Requires 3 to 5 years similar or related experience, plus equivalent to a two year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study at a business or trade school. A 4 year degree is preferred. Requires: Interpersonal Skills. Work with others inside and/or outside the organization for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation. Experience using Microsoft products required. Must work independently and operate general office equipment. Must be able to work overtime as needed. To Apply: Send resume & salary requirements to: Recruiter, FHLBank Topeka, P.O. Box 176, Topeka, KS 66601 Fax: (785) 438.6180 OR Email: Visit website for more details: Good luck in your job search! Ralph and Deb

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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