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Heavy Equipment Operator (FT)


Listing Summary

Position: Heavy Equipment Operator (FT)                            Department:  Road & Bridges         

Starting Pay Rate:  $14.13/hour                                            FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Posting Date: June 24, 2022                                                  Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for operating a variety of heavy road maintenance and construction equipment.

                              Additional + $1.50/hour CDL B or $2.00/hour CDL A Stipend

Major Duties:

  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment to facilitate department work processes safely and efficiently.
  • Inspects equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in proper operating condition; checks brakes, mirrors, lights, wipers, belts, hoses, air pressure, fluid levels, etc.
  • Cleans, services, and makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Performs equipment maintenance duties such as lubricating, greasing, and checking air, oil, gas, and other fluids.
  • Loads dump trucks and hauls sand, dirt, clay, asphalt, and other materials to work sites.
  • Flags traffic and work sites.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Locates utilities.
  • Clears debris from roads and rights-of-way.
  • Hauls equipment and materials to and from work sites.
  • Mows county rights-of-way.
  • Cuts trees; removes and chips storm debris.
  • Patches holes using asphalt or cold patch.
  • Cleans culvers and storm drains.
  • Assists with snow removal operations.
  • Installs driveway pipes.
  • Grades county roads.
  • Seals cracks in asphalt.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Class A CDL issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Skill in operating power tools such as chain saws and weed eaters.

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. Applications can be found online at  Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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