College Student Summer Temporary Full-Time Employment Program - Maintenance


Department: Maintenance

Salary Range: $12.825

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

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 as a condition of employment.
  • Must be a high school graduate or a high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher education.
  • Must be enrolled in and attending the spring high school or college semester as a full-time student immediately prior to summer employment. College students must be carrying a minimum of 12 hours to be considered full-time students. High School graduates must be able to provide a College acceptance letter.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not have earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Summer employment is offered from May 1 to August 31 of each year. Assignment may not last longer than 90 calendar days starting from your date of employment.
  • Student cannot be employed for more than four summers by the Kansas Turnpike Authority.  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.
  • The Authority reserves the right to require transcripts or to contact schools to verify enrollment as necessary.
  • Effective with all new summer employees hired in 1997, only one member of any family may be employed each year in the summer program.

Job Demands­:  The 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.

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