Sedgwick County* Equipment Operator III (20002189) in Andale, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Employer: Sedgwick CountyDivision: Public WorksJob Title: Equipment Operator IIISalary: $14.474 HourlyVeterans' Preference is available for this vacancy. To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying. Job Description: Job Objectives:Maintains and operates a wide variety of equipment used in the support and operation of County construction projects. Participates in snow and ice removal operations Essential Job Functions:Operates heavy equipment with a high level of proficiencyOperates motor graders, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes, pneumatic rollers, excavator and other similar equipment.Operates specialized equipment associated with construction, repair and maintenance of County infrastructureOperates equipment for clearing right of way, trenching and back filling.Operates asphalt equipment in road construction, repair and maintenance.Performs ditch grade leveling operations.Performs preventative maintenance and makes minor repairs to assigned equipmentPerforms manual work associated with equipment operationsConstruction, repair and maintenance of County infrastructureLoads and places sand, earth, rock, asphalt and other road construction material.Maintenance, repair and replacement of work zone and basic roadway signageSets up work zones for road construction projects.Wears PPE and follows local, state and federal safety regulationsOccasionally plans, directs and supervises the work of a small crewParticipates in snow and ice removal operationsOperates a dump truck with blade and spreader to clear roads of snow and iceOperates loader to load material for snow & ice removalOperates a motor grader for snow and ice removalMaintains equipment in good conditionEnsures equipment is cleaned, fueled and loaded for follow on shiftReports problems immediately to shift supervisorFills in for shift supervisor when necessary Competencies:Initiative: Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements. Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve themCustomer Focus: Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishmentsCommunication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods; demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skillsAdaptability: Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution Job Standards:Minimum Qualifications Educational Requirements: High School diploma or equivalentYears of Experience: Two years experience operating medium to heavy equipmentLicense, certifications, etc. Valid Kansas Commercial Drivers License Class A with tanker endorsementPreferred QualificationsYears of Experience: Two years experience in road construction Physical Requirements of Position:Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force f requently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objectsThe employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment Work Environment:Usual working days/hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Location of work: Andale Yard - 5858 N 247th St WSalary Range: $14.474 - $21.180 hourlyThe employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, exposure to adverse weather conditions. *Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice**This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*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,