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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 an Equipment Operator OR Equipment Operator Trainee in Hays

Position duties & responsibilities: Maintain highways & facilities through activities such as repairs, resurfacing, mowing.  Operate dump trucks, small & medium-size loaders, tractor, rollers & power brooms to perform various maintenance tasks.  Operate a loader or truck-mounted plow & spreader in snow & ice control operations.  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 & various hand tools.  Setup & remove temporary traffic control & serve as flag person for maintenance work zones.

  Those without a Class A CDL qualify as an Equipment Operator Trainee and receive on-the-job training to obtain a CDL within 90 days.  Equipment Operator Trainee pay is $17.85/hour.

  The Equipment Operator position requires a Class A CDL with air brake option at the time of hire. Equipment Operator pay is $19.16/hour.

A valid driver’s license is required at the time of hire.  

The positions are subject to pre-employment testing. 


  • Annual $400 Personal Protection Equipment allowance
  • Paid Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Leave & Paid State Holidays
  • Group health, dental, vision.
  • Basic Life Insurance provided by the State/Optional Group Life Insurance at a reasonable cost.
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
  • On-the-job training programs
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Educational Assistance Program

KDOT works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.   

Application may be completed on:

 Submit on-line forms to 

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate required in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  Each applicant (even non-residents) who is selected for a State of Kansas job vacancy must apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate within 10 days from the date of the offer letter by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's (KDOR) website at Kansas Department of Revenue - Tax Clearance ( you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact KDOR at (785)296-3199 or by email at Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. 

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# 212098 on the application form.   Position closes: March 18th, 2024 

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