Equipment Operator



This is manual work in the operation of automotive equipment used in street maintenance, construction, and cleaning. Employees may be required to operate a variety of equipment, to perform laboring duties and use heavy earth moving equipment occasionally. Supervision is received from the Public Works Supervisor.


Operates grader for road maintenance and backhoes and/or excavators in pushing, piling and clearing land and cleaning of ditches; operates dump trucks and other vehicles; operates tractors and mowers for road side mowing as needed; washes, services and makes minor adjustments and repairs to assigned equipment; reports need for maintenance or repair of equipment to supervisor; participates in maintenance,  construction and laboring work as directed; performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of standard construction equipment; knowledge of the hazards of operation and of appropriate safety rules and regulations; knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and rules governing equipment operation; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to laboring work; ability to detect needed mechanical work and make necessary minor adjustments to understand and carry out oral instructions and to work independently in the performance of regular duties; skilled in the operation of assigned equipment.

Training and Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED; two (2) years’ experience in the operation of automotive and construction equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements

Valid North Carolina Class B driver license required for greater than 26,000 lb loads.

CLASSIFICATION:   Mechanical. FLSA Non-Exempt.

PAY GRADE:   Grade 2

                            Salary Range: $ 30,172 - $ 48, 264