Heavy Equipment Operator
Full-time Employment Opportunity
Smyth County Administration is seeking applications for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator. The successful applicant operates heavy equipment and vehicles necessary in the daily operations for the water department and solid waste disposal operations and transport. Typical examples of duties are driving loaders, roll-off trucks, transports heavy equipment, loads garbage into transfer trailers; maintains, repairs, and replaces water lines, pumps, and meters. Assist with mowing and excavation and requires use of other tools and equipment as needed. The employee shall also perform manual labor and assist in vehicle repairs when needed.
Education equivalent to completion of High School supplemented by a minimum of one-year experience in operating similar equipment in general construction or public works (commercial vehicle driver's license preferred but not required). Water operator license or experience in water systems a plus.
Must have working knowledge of operating various pieces of heavy motorized equipment. Must be able to perform required duties of position and be able to understand and follow oral or written instructions. Must be able to deal courteously and professionally with the public and other county employees.
Salary range depends on level of skill/certification. Position offers excellent benefits (health, dental and vision, life, Virginia Retirement System and 401/457 retirement plans, disability, retirement). Criminal background check, DMV records check, and drug/alcohol screening required.
Application review will begin immediately and position closes Friday, August 19, 2022.
Position open until filled.
Smyth County is an Equal Opportunity Employer