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Employer: Dickinson County
Division: Road and Bridge
Job Title: Equipment Operator
Salary: $0 Hourly

Job Description:


The Equipment Operator I haul materials such as sand and rock to county road projects, haul asphalt premix, and work on asphalt road construction projects as well as perform maintenance and construction functions on county bridges.  In addition to the safe and efficient operation of vehicles, the Equipment Operator I performs routine maintenance on assigned equipment.  This position also works on bridge projects and other projects as needed.






  • Comply with all countywide and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Operate equipment such as a truck, dump truck, loader, roller, tractor, welder and torch, and asphalt machine.  Also transport materials to the work site.  Operate other equipment such as jack hammer, air compressor, cutting torch, electric welder and similar equipment.
  • Load materials and perform manual work related to the tasks required.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily mileage, materials delivered and locations.
  • Tarp and un-tarp all loads.
  • Spread gravel, sand, rock and asphalt.
  • Work on the road patching crew.  Patch road and bridge surfaces using cold or hot mix.
  • Work on all types of construction and maintenance adjacent to traffic and around heavy equipment.
  • Transport materials and equipment to job sites as needed, such as clay, rock, sand, etc.
  • Perform road construction work such as shaping the road and embankments, level construction sites and packing asphalt.
  • Perform road and bridge construction and maintenance work such as mowing ditches, installing and maintaining culverts and filling washouts.
  • Clear trees and brush from roadways.
  • Remove snow and ice from roads and bridges in the winter.
  • Remove and resets culverts, remove debris from ditches and culverts, remove older bridges, repair guard rails and decks.  Perform cutting and welding operations and paint bridges.




Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, co-workers and management.



  • Provide flagging function at road construction projects.
  • Provide maintenance and care of equipment and minor equipment repair.
  • Perform housekeeping functions in the shop.
  • Perform fueling, cleaning and washing of the vehicles.
  • Operate tractors, mowers and other related vehicles.  Operate farm type tractors.
  • Cut grass and weeds around guardrails and signposts.
  • Tree trimming and brush clearance, install signs, performing flood barricading and maintenance.




  • Knowledge of how to secure loads.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety operation of equipment.
  • Knowledge of the County roads and geography.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials safety.
  • Ability to focus on the task at hand, pay attention to other traffic hazards and drive continuously for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Reporting any irregularities in the maintenance of right-of-way.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to operate farm tractors and other light equipment.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the county road system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using the English language.
  • Skills in organization, mathematical processes, time management and a high degree of computer proficiency.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with others.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to make independent decisions, use good judgment, accept results and receive constructive feedback in an appropriate positive manner.
  • Able and willing to work with others toward achieving common goals.  Demonstrate understanding of the importance of teamwork.  Display positive attitude and support county policies and communicate properly.
  • Demonstrate initiative in execution of work, comprehend instructions without close supervision and volunteers to assist others, produces the expected volume of work.
  • Execute work thoroughly, accurately and in an organized manner.
  • Accept responsibility and complete work assignments on schedule, without undue delays and within other established parameters.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance and arrives and leaves at the prescribed times.
  • Dress and groom appropriately for the job.
  • Keep work area neat and orderly.
  • Keep work area neat and orderly.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




High School Diploma or GED

Valid Kansas Drivers License

One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee must be able lift and/or move up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Vacancy Number: EquipmentOperator

Open Date: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: