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Prairie Landworks, Inc. Equipment Operators in Mcpherson, Kansas

Prairie Landworks, Inc. is what happens when you combine great people, a team environment where everyone brings value, and awesome clients. Our passion for excellence drives our focus on the finite details, and that is what sets us apart from our competition. This focus has earned us recognition on the Inc500 and earned some impressive project awards.

Prairie Landworks, Inc. is currently looking for experienced EQUIPMENT OPERATORS and OPERATOR HELPERS. These positions are based out of McPherson, Kansas and offers very competitive employment package.


  • Very competitive wages depending on experience

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with significant Company contributions

  • Retirement plan with 4% Company match

  • Paid Time Off

  • Computer and cell phone provided if required by position

  • Supplemental benefits including Cancer coverage, Long-term disability, life insurance, critical illness coverage, bonuses, etc.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for contributing to the safe completion of PLI earthwork and civil utility projects

  • Operate compact and heavy equipment as required to complete a wide range of projects, including; excavator, dozer, scraper tractor & pans, motor grader, mini excavator, compact track loaders, skid steers, roller compactors, etc. PLI uses Topcon mm/GPS machine controls for finish grading and efficiency.

  • Working efficiently and in the professional manner expected by PLI

  • Ability to contribute to a safe jobsite yet still meet production goals.

  • Read and interpret survey information, plans, specifications and shop drawings

  • Experience with GPS layout and data collectors is a plus but we will train you if you're willing to learn.

  • Coordinate with material suppliers as needed or dictated by the project.

  • Properly communicate with all project members and create an attitude of teamwork on the jobsites.

  • Lead Operators will be responsible for time tracking of self-performance labor crews and equipment and cost coding of invoices and deliveries

  • Manage manpower and equipment resources efficiently over multiple ongoing projects and in communication with peers and other parts of the business.

    Job Qualifications:

  • Experience running a crew of 3 to 10 workers of various skills and disciplines.

  • Must be skilled with overseeing earthwork projects and have relevant project history. Experience with concrete and site utilities is a big plus!

  • Must have a great attitude and be willing to work hard and set the example for his/her crew.

  • Kansas Drivers License required, Class A CDL with Combined Vehicle and Air Brake endorsements is preferred

  • Pass a background check, pre-employment and random drug testing

  • Enjoys making work fun for his/her crew and subcontractors

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a big plus!