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Heavy Equipment Operator


Listing Summary

Summary of Position:

Operation of heavy equipment vehicles, tools and other equipment to perform a range of general maintenance and special projects as required by the City.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Operates various automotive equipment and tools as needed. 
  • Exercises discretion in the performance of the work and regularly uses independent judgment.
  • Conducts minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping.
  • Monitors property grounds and right of ways to ensure a pleasant appearance.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Flexibility in working at multiple tasks. Substantive knowledge of general maintenance projects for numerous repair and service requests.  Problem solving skills are very useful in the day-to-day fulfillment of the work assignments.
  • Broad base of general maintenance and service knowledge in safety and accident prevention in the use and proficiency of operation of equipment, tools, and vehicles.
  • Trainable in the use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used and operated by maintenance personnel.  Dexterity and capacity to lift 50 pounds in the performance of the necessary tasks and projects are essential to the overall performance in this position.  Such tools, equipment, and vehicles include: tractors, lawn mowers and various landscaping tools and equipment, and various shop power tools. 
  • Operation of heavy use vehicles required.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the Mayor, City Council and professional staff members in City government.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a work environment in which the employee is exposed to significant public scrutiny and be able to adequately and effectively address public questions and concerns as well as interact with members of the community.
  • Proficiency in the safe use, care and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles used on the job.
  • Dependable and strong work ethic is necessary to service the internal customers and residents of the City.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of considerable weight (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability to communicate orally and to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. 
  • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, water hazards, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation, to include but not limited to, a physical examination with drug screening and an oral interview.


  • Medical insurance options, including HSA and HRA, with a non-tobacco user discount
  • Dental and Vision insurance available
  • The City pays for short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance for employee and qualified spouse and child(ren); supplement life insurance available
  • FSA option
  • Supplemental coverage through Aflac available
  • The City automatically contributes 8% of eligible compensation into employees' 401(a), and matches 50% of employee contributions up to 6% = up to 11% retirement contribution from the City
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) leave structure, accrued per pay period
  • Eligible for benefits 1st of the month after hire date
  • 30 days waiting period for retirement participation
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Free Employee Assistance Program available to all employees and their dependents


This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. Employment in the position with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.


The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation, discipline and termination. The City prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in employment based upon race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same-sex); sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; public assistance status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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