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20 Sep 2021

Full-Time Equipment Operator

Kansas Department of Transportation – Posted by Rosedale Jobs Anywhere

Job Description

Position Summary:

This Equipment Operator position is located in Kansas City at the Speaker Road Subarea.    This position requires 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.

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  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brake option at time of appointment.
  • Current Certificate of Tax Clearance.  (See Required Documents below for information regarding this certificate)

Post-Offer/Pre-employment Requirements

  • This position is subject to pre-employment physical testing.  The selected candidate will be required to pass the screening as a condition of employment.
  • This CDL position is subject to drug and alcohol testing under the authority of the US Department of Transportation.  The selected candidate will be required to pass a DOT pre-employment/pre-duty drug test as a condition of employment in this position.  (This position will also be required to participate in random testing, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing.)
  • Any Commercial Driver who has received a Confirmed Positive Result or the Equivalent and has not successfully completed all Rehabilitation Program requirements and follow-up testing requirements is not eligible for this position.  (Per SOM 2.1.10).

How to Apply

Shanna Burgardt , Human Resource Professional II

121 SW 21st Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612

(785) 296-3881

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Job Categories: General Labor. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Hourly.

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