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By: From 13 News, Kansas Works, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Kansas Works, Posted by Ralph Hipp

This Week’s Hot Jobs!
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Hot Job #1:
Position/ Location: Accountant
Company: Westar Energy, in Topeka

Analyzing, monitoring & recording work order activity to the correct accounts, performing monthly closing activities, account reconciliations & responding to internal and external information requests including regulatory reporting requirements. Communicating with and training field personnel and other users on plant accounting policies, procedures and processes, including the use of the PowerPlan accounting system. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including spreadsheets and word processing, is required. Able to apply analytical thinking, creative problem solving & sound reasoning.

Able to handle multiple projects & complete assigned tasks within required time frame. Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, be a team player. Have a strong understanding of fundamental accounting principles & job related experience in plant accounting or fixed asset systems is preferred. The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business related field. CMA, CPA (or CPA candidate) preferred. To Apply:

Hot Job #2:
Position/ Location: Human Services Specialist for KDHE, Topeka Please apply by October 25th!

Review and assess the medical and vocational information in each case to make a medical determination regarding disability of applicants who have requested a medical card through the Dept of Children & Families. Review the case to determine if adequate medical and vocational documentation is in file. Using PMD case development policy, will request medical evidence from claimant’s medical sources. Will be responsible for monitoring timely receipt of requested material and follow-up of same.

The examiner may contact the applicant by phone or by letter to obtain additional medical or vocational information. Four years of experience interviewing, investigating, compiling information, documenting decisions, interpreting guidelines and/or providing technical assistance relevant to the agency's programs. Post-secondary education may be substituted for up to three years of the required experience. Must have completed the DDS basic examiner training at time of hire. To Apply:

Hot Job #3:
Position/ Location: Manufacturing Technician – in Onaga
Company: Green Dot Holdings

Provide positive leadership while assisting in manufacturing, quality control, packaging and shipment of materials, maintenance of plant equipment and operating systems, and trouble shooting and repairs of plant equipment and systems. Qualified applicants will have experience in mechanical, electrical and process control systems. Plastics processing experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a two-year degree in industrial engineering technology or similar and 5-10 years’ experience in a high-quality manufacturing environment. To Apply: By email to OR by phone at (620) 273-8919 OR by mail to: Green Dot Holdings, PO Box 142, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845. See Job order # 9003982

Hot Job #4:
Position/ Location: Mechanic II – for City of Lawrence
Please apply by Monday, October 28th!

This position will perform preventive maintenance and repairs on all vehicles, other rolling stock and non-rolling equipment in the City's fleet. Will perform record keeping activities on repairs performed, and provide technical assistance to lower level mechanics and garage personnel. This is the full journey level class in the Mechanic series. Requires HS/GED equivalent, plus additional specialized training in automotive/ mechanical repair. Must have at minimum two years of increasingly responsible automotive/ mechanical repair experience. Knowledge and skills related to the repair of fire apparatus and medical units is strongly preferred. This position requires the possession of or the ability to obtain a valid commercial driver’s license (Class B required, Class A preferred, Air Brake Endorsement Mandatory).

This position requires ownership of personal hand tools adequate to repair most common vehicles or equipment. Current ASE certification strongly preferred. The successful applicant must pass the background check, post-offer City physical and drug screen. To Apply: Must submit online application by Monday, October 28, 2013 to:

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