Equipment Operator I – Construction & Maintenance

The Construction & Maintenance Division is seeking employees for an Equipment Operator I. Under general supervision, the Equipment Operator I will primarily be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of specialized equipment relating to the construction and maintenance of city infrastructure. Also required is the execution of other duties as assigned pertaining to the daily operations within Public Works.

General Qualifications and/or knowledge, skills, and willingness to learn the following include:

• Use of basic hand and power tools
• Participate in annual leaf collection program
• Plow, salt, load, and haul snow
• Haul and dump refuse
• Routine vehicle maintenance; i.e. check oil, tire pressure, battery
• Maneuver equipment trailer behind a dump truck
• Operation of Combination Sewer Cleaning Truck
• Operation of Mechanical Street Sweepers
• Knowledge of Storm water and Sanitary Sewer Collection System
• Ability to work independently or in a team setting

Minimum Training and Experience Required/Preferred to Perform Essential Job Functions

1. Graduation from high school or equivalent is required
2. Previous experience in the operation of light or specialized construction equipment is preferred
3. Training current in Confined Space Entry, Basic First Aid, and CPR or ability to obtain

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial “Class A” Driver’s License without air brakes restriction and with tanker endorsement or ability to obtain within 3 – 6 months of hire (City paid & provided training).

BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability; 457 and Roth retirement plans; and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. This continues to be one of the best-funded public employee retirement systems in the country. The financial strength of the WRS is attributable to its unique plan design, funding discipline, strong governance, and the effective investment strategies of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Relocation and Educational Assistance is also available.

PAID TIME OFF: We offer a generous paid time off package including compensatory time in lieu of overtime, 9 standard holidays, 5 floating holidays, sick leave (8 hours/month); and vacation schedule based on previous career and field experience.

SALARY RANGE: We offer a competitive compensation package ($23.32 – $29.98/hour) based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities with potential to receive additional step increases based on meeting and/or exceeding goals/expectations; annual COLA and step increases pending City Council approval of budgets; and future promotional opportunities in alignment with succession and career path.

HOW TO APPLY:  If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a City application, or a detailed resume and/or cover letter describing your interest and experience as it relates directly to this position to Jackie Braatz ( Open until filled.


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