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Equipment Operator

Meade County, SD Sturgis, SD

  • Expired: April 13, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job DescriptionThis job description indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of the position. It may be modified at any time at the discretion of the Department Head and Human Resources. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.Position SummaryUnder the direct supervision of the Highway Superintendent, the Equipment Operator is responsible for the construction/maintenance of County highways, right-of-ways, bridge systems and weed & pest management techniques throughout the County.Essential Functions Ensure roadways are safe for public travel Determine the proper and efficient operation of complex heavy equipment, trucks and machinery Establish proper procedures in relation to field conditions: including weather conditions and forecasts, traffic patterns, terrain, speed of operation, project requirements and urban vs.

rural... locations for individual operations Identify noxious weeds & pests and handle herbicides/pesticides Maintain daily project work recordsThe Ideal Candidate Will Have Knowledge of The proficient use of a wide variety of equipment and maintenance tools Methods, materials and techniques used to perform road maintenance activities Preventive maintenance methods such as changing oil, rotating tires and lubricating parts Basic math to add, subtract, multiply, and divide Basic computer operationsExamination, Testing, and Certification High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification required.

Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) with no transmission restrictions and a N: Tank Vehicles endorsement The ability to obtain a valid SD Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License Candidate will be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable-suspicion, post-accident, follow up, and return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.This is a non-exempt, full-time benefitted position and is eligible for veterans' preference. Meade County offers health/vision, dental, and life insurance, paid leave benefits, and retirement benefits.

The position is a member of Class A retirement under the South Dakota Retirement System.Meade County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Powered by JazzHRgjlK9f6QEi

Meade County, SD


Sturgis, SD



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