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Equipment Operator II

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Highways 

Pay:  $13.30 per hour | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $14.66 per hour. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00Am - 3:30pm 2200 S. Webb Rd. 


Maintains and operates medium to heavy equipment used in the support and operation of County construction projects including snow and ice removal.


Repair asphalt, gravel and concrete surfaced roads

  • Installs, repair and maintains culverts
  • General maintenance work in grading, patching and maintaining improved & unimproved roads
  • Applies 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
  • Assists with ditch grade leveling operations.
  • Assists in setting up work zones for road construction projects.
  • Wears PPE and follows local, state and federal safety regulations


Operates medium to heavy equipment for road construction work

  • Operates a dump truck for hauling material
  • Operates rollers, power brooms and other related equipment
  • Learns to operate heavy and specialized equipment including but not limited to motor grader, backhoe, bulldozer, front end loader and excavator.
  • Assists with loading and unloading material and equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance and makes minor repairs to assigned 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
  • Begin learning to operate a motor grader for snow and 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. One year experience operating light and medium weight equipment. Valid Kansas Commercial Drivers License Class B w/air brakes & tanker endorsements


Preferred Qualifications: One year experience in road construction


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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