Careers

Join the Waters True Value Family

The Waters story began in 1894, with GE Waters offering “a little bit of everything” to the small town of Manchester, KS. With the goal of pursuing a higher education for his children, GE moved his company to nearby Junction City in 1905. It was there that his grandson and great-grandson, Bob and Jim Waters, oversaw the largest expansion of the company, as well as its partnership with the True Value Company.

Today, Waters operates one of the largest and most respected groups of True Value stores in the country. With over 125 years in the hardware industry, five generations of Waters leadership and nearly 200 dedicated team members serving 7 communities in Kansas, Waters True Value strives everyday to continue the original vision of G.E. by providing the best possible value in home improvement.

We’re always on the lookout for knowledgeable, helpful individuals to join our team.  Waters offers competitive pay, holidays, merchandise discounts and other benefits.  We offer both part-time opportunities and options for those wanting to move in a new career direction.

Stop by our store to drop-off your completed application or email us a resume.

Contact Brian Weigel at 785-825-7309, ext 1005  or email me at bweigel@waters-ks.com for more information.

Click here to print an application.

 

Current Opportunities:

Store Managers or Manager Trainee Program

Waters True Value is expanding and is looking for leaders to manage our new stores as we continue to grow our 125 year old company!

The following qualifications are required

  • Ability to relocate
  • Be an exceptional leader (20-50 team members in a 20,000-40,000 sq. ft. facility)
  • Collaborate and work within a detailed budget
  • Enjoy home improvement

Initially you would be put into a supervisor position at our Salina, KS location as a supervisor / manager trainee. Length of time can range from 6 months to three years. Career development will be on-going as you learn more about our company and its goals with a manager training program held at our corporate office in Salina, KS. Successful completion of the class is required for advancement. On-line training will also be used.

The manager trainee position pay range is $26,000 – $38,000 annually. Benefits include: paid health insurance; profit sharing; 401(k) plan w/ company match; paid vacation, sick leave and merchandise discount.

Store manager pay range starts at $42,000 – $55,000 per year. Benefits include: paid health insurance; profit sharing; 401(k) plan w/ company match; paid vacation, sick leave and merchandise discount.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Drug screen is required prior to employment.

 

Cashier / Customer Service (Manhattan / Dodge City)

We’ve been in the hardware business for over 120 years and we believe that helping our friends with their gardening/electrical/plumbing/painting (you name it!) project is an honor…and should be treated as such!  Are you friendly, genuine and a problem solver?
Can you provide fast customer check out that is accurate and cordial?
GREAT PAY – FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES – MERCHANDISE DISCOUNT
 
As a Waters True Value cashier you will be the first smiling face a customer sees as they step in our doors and the last one they’ll see as they complete their transaction. We’re looking for individuals who are comfortable talking with others, and who can answer questions and resolve concerns in a genuine, respectful and cheerful way. We also want to make sure that we honor our customer’s time, so we value a fast and accurate checkout.
Does this sound like you? Whether you’re looking for a part-time position or a chance for career growth, Waters True Value wants to talk with you!
Weekday &  Weekend hours are available.
 
Stop by our store for an application, download one from our website or email us a resume. This position has a minimum starting wage of $8.10 per/hour.
  • Successful completion of on-line training course: .25 per/hr. increase
  • Bilingual in Spanish: .50 per/hr. increase
  • Successful use of our Rental software: .10 per/hr. increase
338 N Seth Child Rd | Manhattan, KS 66502
310 W Frontview | Dodge City, KS 67801
We are an equal opportunity employer. Drug screen is required prior to employment.

Rental / Service Center (Emporia/ Great Bend)

Working in our Rental and Service Center area at Waters True Value is fun, fast paced and is a great way to help others. We’re looking for individuals who are comfortable talking with others, and who can answer questions and resolve concerns in a genuine, respectful and cheerful way.

Understanding the usage and application of all rental and services offered would be necessary in this position. This job would require some heavy lifting and the loading and unloading of items from the rental department.

Download an application from the link here on our site or email us a resume. This is a part time position with a starting wage of $8.65 per/hour with the potential to increase it to $10.15 with a CDL and a favorable driving report. Successful completion of an on-line course and Stihl products certification can also increase the base pay.

1649 K-96 Highway | Great Bend, KS 67530 | 620.792.4301

2727 W Highway 50 | Emporia, KS 67801