Road Maintenance Operator - Job Classification 3B

(posted Sep 08, 2022)

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Road Maintenance Operator – Job Classification 3B


  • Perform manual labor, dig ditches for drainage, pothole repair, guardrail repair and installation, culvert repair and installation, tree trimming, brush control, load and unload tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Operate trucks, trailers, and related equipment.
  • Operate heavy-duty trucks with snowplows, underbody blades, sand, and salt spreaders to remove ice and snow accumulation from roadways.
  • Hauls and dumps material (gravel, bituminous, etc.)
  • Utilize proper load/unload and securing procedures when transporting equipment as described in operator’s manual, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) regulations, and or/as directed.
  • Track and record materials, supplies, time, and equipment used for each work project
  • Perform traffic regulating according to the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices (MMUTCD).
  • Complete Daily Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) detailing condition of vehicle and promptly report any issues.
  • Maintain/clean assigned vehicle or equipment.
  • Abide by all RCKC Safety Manual and Safety regulations as applicable.
  • Understand and operate any additional equipment attached or utilized as part of the equipment’s capability, (measuring instruments, hand power tools, AVL, automation, etc.)


  •  Hourly $26.61 - $27.14 (Non-Exempt)


  • Health and dental insurance that starts on your first day
  • Pension – 100% paid by RCKC
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Uniforms
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance

Winter schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM 

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM (subject to change). Hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours a day for emergency and/or weather conditions.


  • A High School diploma/GED, Valid Michigan Driver License (see below)
  • One year of experience in Construction or related field, truck driving and customer service.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Commercial Driver License, Group A with air brake endorsement. Special endorsements may be required. Strong organizational, planning and communication skills.

Please send resume for Road Maintenance Operator – Job Classification 3B to or USPS to the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County. 3801 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Candidates requiring confidentiality should so indicate. Please no phone call position inquiries. Resumes will be accepted for position until filled.

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