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Equipment Operator

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.69 per hour minimum rate
  • Posted Date:06/30/2020

Performs work operating medium to heavy automotive and construction equipment such as leaf truck, street sweeper, dump truck and similar motorized vehicles and small equipment in the collection and transportation of solid waste, and /or construction, maintenance and repair projects.  Drives sanitation truck over prescribed routes to collect refuse and trash, and to transport it to established disposal areas; operates a packer truck equipped with a hydraulic mechanism to compact and dump refuse; operates large tractor mower cutting vacant and overgrown lots, drainage ditch banks, and road shoulders; drives dump truck hauling sand, gravel, cold patch, rocks, dirt, wood, and brush; operates asphalt roller; operates front-end loader to load and unload trucks; assists drainage maintenance crews; clears drainage pipes; lays pipe in ditches; operates backhoe to dig ditches and cut streets; operates chipper, chainsaw, and stump grinder; performs minor maintenance work on equipment such as changing brushes, greasing equipment, washing the inside of equipment daily, etc.; performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections; checks fluids, belts, tires, bolts, etc. for safety prior to operating; and performs a variety of construction maintenance and repair tasks.

Hours: Full-time, first shift hours typically working 4 / 10-hour shifts.  Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call or other emergency situations.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

High school diploma or equivalent with experience in the operation of motorized and automotive equipment with experience in the operation of heavy equipment preferred. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating medium construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied construction and maintenance equipment; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; mechanical aptitude; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Special requirement:  Valid NC Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. 

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