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Equipment Operator/Truck Driver


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Position Title:  Equipment Operator/Truck Driver

Classification: Fulltime                                                                            

Department:  Public Works, City of Cartersville

Job Summary:   This position is responsible for operating equipment to construct, maintain and improve streets and drainage systems.


Major Duties:

  • Operates heavy equipment such as bulldozer, motor grader, track loader, and gradall to construct, maintain and improve streets and drainage systems.
  • Operates equipment such a front-end loader, compact excavator and backhoe.
  • Operates a dump truck.
  • Operates a lowboy to transport equipment from work sites.
  • Hauls various materials such as dirt, sand, gravel, and asphalt to crews, job sites, and work locations.
  • Drives and operates specialized street cleaning equipment such as broom trucks and flusher trucks.
  • Cleans all catch basins.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools such as a jack hammer and chainsaw.
  • Removes leaves from and salts roads as season and weather dictate.
  • Assists in traffic control at work sites.
  • Assists in the installation of storm drainage systems.
  • Operates roadside mower, brush truck, and junk truck, as needed.
  • Performs routine maintenance such as lubrication and checking air, oil, water and other fluids.
  • Clears brush and debris from storm drains.
  • Salts roads as needed.
  • Patches potholes and utility cuts with asphalt.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of city policies and procedures pertaining to street and drainage system construction, maintenance, and improvement.
  • Knowledge of achieving grade, drainage, and proper compaction.
  • Skill in operating equipment such as motor grader, bulldozer, dump truck, gradall, rubber tire loader, and backhoe.
  • Skill in performing preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Skill in street and drainage system construction techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.



  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of a valid CDL Class A driver's license issued by the State of Georgia


Interested in applying? Please submit a letter of interest, application, and/or resume in PDF format only to Human Resources in person at 1. North Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30120 or email documents to Please call Human Resources at 770-387-5685 if you have any questions about how to apply.

The City of Cartersville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected status.

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