Human Resources

Light Equipment Operator (5)

$13.41 - $16.24 per hour
Semi-skilled work involving the operation of backhoes, high loaders, agriculture tractors, mowing equipment, dump trucks, small turf mowers and other miscellaneous special equipment within the Park Maintenance Division.  Performs pre-trip inspection and basic maintenance to equipment.  Assists in seasonal snow removal and performs related duties.
Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent with six (6) months experience in the operation of light equipment or six (6) months as a Construction or Maintenance Aide.  Knowledge of the safe and proper operation of light equipment; basic construction skills; operation of light equipment and equipment related to park maintenance.  Must possess or obtain a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License.  Physical Demands:  Ability to bend and lift 75 lbs. plus or minus 25 lbs. Climbing in and out of confined spaces, equipment, etc.  Typical Working Conditions:  Outdoor conditions of extreme heat and cold and adverse weather.  Exposure to grass, weeds, pollen, etc.  May be called in after hours for snow removal.  

Drug and alcohol testing required.  

Apply on-line @ or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.  Position closes February 29, 2008.  

SEIU Bargaining Unit position.  Hours of work 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., subject to seasonal adjustment.             


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