Equipment Operator Specialist-Grainfield

Grainfield, Kansas
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The Kansas Department of Transportation is looking for dependable, trainable, team players with good communication skills to become part of our family. KDOT is currently hiring a Equipment Operator Specialist position in Grainfield, KS.

 Employment Benefits:

  • Educational Assistance Program
  • On-the-job training programs
  • Paid Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Leave & Paid State Holidays
  • 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

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

This Equipment Operator Specialist position works in District Three located in the Grainfield Subarea.  This position serves as the full-time assistant to the sub-area supervisor and provides on-site supervision of the maintenance crew.

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

  • Monitors crew performance for quality and quantity of work accomplished.
  • Operates specialized equipment such as a loader/backhoe, motor grader and distributor to accomplish complex maintenance activities.
  • Oversees and performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of resource management system reports and records of material, equipment and personnel utilization.
  • Oversees snow and ice operations.


  • Hourly Pay Range:  $24.48

·         Annual Salary Range:  $50,918.40




Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in highway and bridge construction and/or maintenance, including one year of lead worker experience.
  • Valid driver’s license at time of appointment.  Must be able to obtain & maintain a CDL within 90 days of appointment.

·         Current Certificate of Tax Clearance. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating effectively through both oral and written communication.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and the traveling public.
  • Advanced skilled work in heavy equipment operations and lead worker experience.
  • Proficient in the operation of personal computers and software.
  • KDOT’s “Transition to Leadership” or “Leadership Basics” training.

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 drug test as a condition of employment in this position.  A CDL must be obtained within 90 days of accepting employment.

  • 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).

On-the-job training is provided.  KDOT works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants.  Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

      Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  Application and Personal Data forms may be completed on-line at

     Submit on-line forms to Transportation, Dept. of – Dist. 3 mailbox.  Paper forms are available at any KDOT office and may be sent to Kansas Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 350, Norton, KS 67654.  Indicate Requisition # 213543 on the application form.  Closing date: July 29, 2024. 

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