Equipment Operator

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 18, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works

Job Description

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Construction Repair and Preventative Maintenance, Stormwater Repair and Preventative Maintenace Divisions located at 1800 Prospect Ave.
Salary Range: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

WASTEWATER REPAIR : Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment. Drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment as necessary. Assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. STORMWATER REPAIR : Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels, and levees and other related Stormwater structures. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy unites. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Operates a front-end loader up to 1/2 cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Operates rodding and bucket machines in cleaning and sanitary sewers. Installs, repairs, and maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Operates flusher truck for cleaning and flushing streets and thoroughfares. Drives truck with flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. STORMWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Assist in the process of preventative maintenance of Kansas City Water Utility Green Infrastructure. This includes the landscape maintenance of BMP's, including rain gardens, retention/detention basins, and pervious surfaces. Must have knowledge of maintenance of plant species, erosion control, invasive weed management, and other landscape maintenance. Must operate small hand tools specialized for maintenance in horticulture. May be required to drive heavy equipment and participate in snow removal operations. Other responsibilities include the setup of work zones and jobsite restoration.


Qualifications

REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with high school diploma/GED.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

POSITIONS POSTED FOR THE WATER SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE FOR THE WATER SERVICES DEPARTMENT ONLY . QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO 816-513-0253.

IF YOU SEE THE SAME POSITION TITLE POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253. .