Full-Time Maintenance Worker

Highway building

Date Posted: 8/22/2023

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Starting Salary Range

$21.50 - $24.52 per hour – Negotiable with experience and qualifications

This position will also be eligible for Clay County’s benefit package, along with opportunities for career development and personal growth.


  • One-year certification from a college or tech school in Heavy Equipment Operation; or an equivalent of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years previous work experience.
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Ability to successfully complete a background investigation

Additional Information 

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment.

Duties and Essential Functions

The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class. 

  • Operate heavy equipment including tandem axle end dumps, skid steers, front-end loaders and tractors to spread gravel, plow snow, load trucks and haul materials.
  • Day to day inspection and routine repair of equipment.
  • Maintain roads by patching holes, repairing shoulders and distributing liquid asphalt.
  • Spray weeds, cut brush and trees near bridges and on the right of way in drift prone areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Clay County is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 11.5 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans