Baking Up Some January "Hot Jobs"

By: Ralph Hipp, 13 News at 4
By: Ralph Hipp, 13 News at 4

This Week’s Hot Jobs!
For further assistance, contact Topeka Workforce Center
1430 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka. PH: 785-235-5627 for assistance.
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Hot Job #1:
Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA (seen on Monday's 4:00 show)
Positions: Production Technicians and Maintenance Technicians
BBU is now accepting applications for Production, Food Safety and Maintenance Technician positions for its new Topeka bakery. We are forming our teams of associates who will play an active role in the success of the bakery’s operation.

Are you interested in a career in Baking? Successful applicants will:
Understand product freshness and quality demanded by our customers
Be willing to work flexible hours (including weekends and holidays as required)
Develop technical, business, and leadership skills through position rotation and business assignments
Train and help others advance their skills
Be a resource of information for other associates
Solve problems and make decisions
Maintain good housekeeping and cleanliness of the bakery
Understand that Plant safety and security is everyone’s responsibility
Contribute to the Topeka Community
Have fun and work hard!

To Apply: For more information, attend one of the Job Fairs on January 20th and 21st from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm on both days. The Job Fairs will be held at the Topeka Workforce Center located at 1430 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612.

Hot Job #2:
Company: Shawnee County
Position: Communications Specialist I - $13.36/per hour
Receives requests for services of a public safety nature including fire suppression, medical emergency and law enforcement and relays them to the appropriate agencies that are charged with providing these services. HS Diploma or GED. No felony convictions. Typing test required at time of application or you will be disqualified from the hiring process--40 wpm is required. Required to work some holidays, weekends and hours other than regular daytime schedule, and work a rotating day off schedule. To Apply: Apply in person to: Shawnee County, 200 SE 7th, Topeka, KS 66603.

Hot Job #3:
Company: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Position: Performance Management Director (PSE II)
Builds, directs, manages, and ensures implementation and effectiveness of the Division of Health's Performance Management and Improvement System. Implements a performance management and improvement process that leads to a positive and measurable impact on the public health system. Coordinates with local health department’s performance and quality initiatives to ensure alignment and optimal use of resources. Establishes a continuous performance and quality improvement effort and monitoring and reporting system. Regularly reports the status of performance and quality improvement efforts and impacts. Coordinates and prepares a statewide annual accountability report including economic, Return-on-Investment analysis and other impact reviews.

Researches and designs appropriate organization-wide performance and quality training. Collaborates on the design of the information technology infrastructure required to support a statewide performance and quality improvement system. Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program, or agency. A masters degree in management, public health, or a related field may substituted for the required experience.
To Apply: Visit

Hot Job #4:
Company: Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Position: Senior Electrical Engineer
This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience and a Kansas PE license or ability to obtain one within one year. Candidates are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills and personal computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and databases as well as experience with distribution engineering analysis software. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in RUS design and construction standards. Starting salary will be based upon experience and qualifications. To Apply: Send application letter and resume by email to or by postal service to Human Resources, KEPCo, P. O. Box 4877, Topeka, KS 66604

Hot Job #5:
Company: PepsiCo
Position: Payroll Associate
A non-exempt opening has become available at the Topeka Frito Lay facility for a Payroll Associate. This is a full time, benefit eligible position. Hours are 6:00am – 2:30pm Monday – Friday (although some flexibility in this schedule can be discussed).
Primary duties include: - Payroll associate for the site, Kronos and Payroll SAP owner - Completion of pay edits, job bid changes, new hire data, payroll JEs as needed - Audit timecards and overtime - Participate in SAP R/9 Testing - Ensuring SAG and SOX compliance for payroll - Document and track attendance for the site team members.
- Monitor employee attendance, vacation and FMLA - Perform other job duties as assigned, including the flexibility to work OT when necessary - High School Diploma or equivalent required To Apply: Visit

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