Equipment Operator I - PUBLIC WORKS

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  PUBLIC WORKS

Pay:  $15.75 per hour $32,758.00 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm 10530 E. 37th North  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Performs general maintenance and repair duties on County infrastructure. Participates in snow/ice removal procedures and right of way mowing.


Repair asphalt, gravel and concrete surfaced roads

  • Assists with installation, repair and maintenance of culverts
  • General maintenance work in grading, patching and maintaining improved & unimproved roads
  • Assists with applying cold patch or hot mix asphalt to fix potholes
  • Maintenance, repair and replacement of work zone and basic roadway signage
  • Fills cracks in road surface
  • Works as flagman during road construction projects.
  • Wears PPE and follows local, state and federal safety regulations


Operates light and medium weight equipment for road construction work

  • Operates a wheeled tractor with attachments for mowing and other projects along County right of way
  • Operates a dump truck for hauling material
  • Assists with loading and unloading material and equipment
  • Conducts basic preventative maintenance on vehicles & equipment
  • Performs manual work associated with equipment operations


Participates in snow and ice removal operations

  • Operates a dump truck with blade and spreader to clear roads of snow and ice
  • Operates loader to load material for snow & ice removal
  • Rides shotgun with other operators to assist with snow & ice removal
  • Maintains equipment in good condition
  • Ensures equipment is cleaned, fueled and loaded for follow on shift
  • Reports problems immediately to shift supervisor


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Valid Kansas Driver’s License


Preferred Qualifications: Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class B w/air brakes & tanker endorsements


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

Nearest Major Market: Wichita