Utility Maintenance/Equipment Operator/Driver

Date Posted: 01/21/2021

Department: Public Services/Waste Collections

Compensation: $26,922.00

Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives

Must be able to operate Heavy Equipment & drive truck.  Equipment Operator will load open top trucks with Recyclables, Cardboard & Glass. This position will also be responsible for keeping the yard clean and free of debris.  Must have mechanical knowledge and understanding of heavy equipment and trucks, with the ability to work on all equipment.  Knowledge of light construction and carpentry is desired. Position will also supervise Inmates and Community Service workers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Driving and Operating Class B heavy trucks, front end loaders, forklifts and any other equipment that is associated with this position. This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life. Performs all daily safety equipment checks and operator maintenance of above equipment. Reports all public complaints/concerns to Public Services Director.



Reports to Public Services Manager



Outside 95% Inside 5%

Minimum Requirements

Experience in driving/operating heavy equipment required.

Class B CDL required.



Benefited after 90 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance

Sick, vacation, and holiday pay

Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply

Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. 


Applications will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify. 


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