This is an entry-level “foot in the door” position for those individuals seeking a long-term career with stable employment and great benefits in an interesting and challenging work environment.
The City of Topeka Utility Department is seeking to fill several Equipment Operator positions.
Position duties include maintaining and repairing a wide variety of facilities and equipment and performs grounds maintenance utilizing small agricultural tractors, jackhammers and dump trucks. Must have knowledge of general construction methods.
High school diploma or equivalent, must possess and maintain a valid Class B Commercial driver’s license with Tanker Endorsement from the State of Kansas and City insurabililty guidelines.
About City of Topeka
Located 60 miles west of KCMO on I-70, Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big cities. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically-advanced education, a diverse population and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest.
Topeka was chartered as a city in 1857 and operates under a Council-Manager form of government, with a Mayor and nine Council Members elected from separate districts within the city. Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. As the state’s capital city, Topeka’s largest employer is the State of Kansas. The educational, health and social services industry makes up the largest proportion of the working population. Three of the largest employers are Stormont-Vail Healthcare, University of Kansas Health Center and Colmery-O’Neil VA Hospital. Major companies based in Topeka include Evergy, Mars Chocolate North America, a Walmart Distribution Center, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the Sports Car Club of America.
Topeka is uniquely situated between three of the largest Univers...ities in Kansas: the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Kansas State University (Manhattan) and Emporia State University (Emporia) and is home to Washburn University.