Equipment Operator

at KDOT in Garnett, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

These Equipment Operator positions are located across District 4 – Southeast Kansas.    These positions require a Class A CDL with air brake option at the time of hire.  If you do not currently have a Class A CDL but are still interested in employment with the Kansas Department of Transportation, you may still qualify for our Equipment Operator Trainee program which is a paid position that provides employees with on-the-job training while you work towards obtaining a CDL.  You may apply through this job ad for either Equipment Operator or Equipment Operator Trainee roles.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform manual labor associated with maintenance activities, including the operation of miscellaneous equipment such as chain saws, weed eaters, pumps, compressors, jackhammers, generators, power tools, and various hand tools.
  • Setup and remove temporary traffic control and serve as flag person for maintenance work zones.
  • Maintain highways and facilities through activities such as repairs, resurfacing, mowing, and snow and ice control.
  • Operate dump trucks, small and medium-size loaders, mowers, tractors, rollers, and power brooms to perform various maintenance tasks. Operate a loader or truck-mounted plow and spreader in snow and ice control operations.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

bout the Position:

  • Who can apply:  Anyone
  • Classified/Unclassified Service:  Unclassified
  • Full/Part-time:  Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary:  Regular
  • Work Schedule:  Due to the nature of the work, incumbent may/will be required to work additional hours when needed, including nights and weekends. Additional hours will be assigned by the supervisor depending on the needs of the agency.
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits:  Yes
  • Veteran Preference Eligible:  Yes
  • Search Keywords:  District Four – Garnett, Fort Scott, Columbus, Iola, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Mound City, Chanute, Altoona, Erie, Yates Center, Louisburg


With Class A CDL: Equipment Operator

  • Annual Salary:  $34,444.80
  • Hourly Pay:  $16.56

Without Class A CDL: Equipment Operator Trainee

  • Annual Salary:  $31,262.40
  • Hourly Pay:  $15.03

Employment Benefits:

  • Educational Assistance Program
  • On-the-job training programs
  • Paid Vacation Leave & Sick Leave
  • Group health, dental, vision.
  • Family Oriented Work Environment
  • Basic Life Insurance provided by the State/Optional Group Life Insurance at a reasonable cost.
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program

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Job Posting: 11704987

Posted On: Mar 22, 2023

Updated On: Jun 19, 2023

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