Summer Maintenance Worker

Target Start Date: 5/15/24 · Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Seasonal, full-time position, various locations


  • Department: Maintenance
  • Location: Bonner Springs Maintenance Area, Lawrence Maintenance Area, Topeka Maintenance Area, Admire Maintenance Area, Emporia Maintenance Area, Cassoday Maintenance Area, El Dorado Maintenance Area, Wichita Maintenance Area, Wellington Maintenance Area
  • Starting at: $16.632 Hourly

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm

The following guidelines will determine eligibility for summer employees:

  • Must be physically able to perform job duties as outlined in the job description and pass a drug screen and physical as a condition of employment.
  • Summer employment is offered from May 1 to August 31 of each year. Assignment may not last longer than 90 calendar days starting from date of employment.
  • A summer is defined as having worked more than one month during the period May 1 to August 31 of each year.
  • If previously employed by the Authority, must have a favorable recommendation by their previous year's supervisor in order to be re-employed.
  • Households with multiple applicants may be limited based on positions available and interest. Relatives and close relationships will be subject to the guidelines in the Employment of Relatives or Close Relationships Policy 4-7-1 in regard to supervisory positions.
  • Background checks will be conducted in the first year of employment.
  • Any exceptions to the foregoing rules must have the express permission of the Chief Executive Officer.

Job DemandsThe following are minimum demands necessary for this job:

  • Ability to safely lift and move repeatedly 30 pounds from floor to overhead.
  • Must have the ability and physical strength to safely operate light equipment such as mowers, weed eaters, post drivers, chain saws, post-hole diggers, jackhammers, and other powered or hand tools.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, daytime and nighttime, in sometimes harsh environments.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and stand for prolonged periods of time as necessary.
  • Must be able to climb steps, ladders, and work at heights.
  • Must be able to work in closed spaces.
  • Must be willing to learn how to identify a variety of animal and plant species.
  • Must be able to work effectively with other workers.
  • Must be able and willing to work safely and wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and seatbelts with all tools and equipment.
  • Must be able and willing to work and communicate with and help customers in a pleasant manner.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and communicate with all supervisors.
  • Must have a valid driver's license issued by the State of Kansas.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience that are Advantageous:

  • Mechanical and operational knowledge of motorized equipment.
  • Past experience and operational knowledge with mechanized tools and equipment.

Education and Age Requirements:

  •  Must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated from high school.

Kansas Turnpike Authority 9401 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207
Schedule: Full Time
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation Range: 16.63
Originally posted by Kansas Turnpike Authority via Locable
Kansas Turnpike Authority

Kansas Turnpike Authority

9401 E. Kellogg
Wichita, KS 67207

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00am- 5:00pm