Heavy Equipment Operator (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

Salt Lake County | Salt Lake City, UT

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Posted Date 11/08/2023
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Salt Lake County...A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees' lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community. To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community. Community is more than a place.... it's our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck. A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks. We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.

Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
  • Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees
  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% county-paid Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability option
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.
***Important information regarding this position***

This position requires you to work Saturdays and holidays, if scheduled.


Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery used in construction, maintenance, repair, flood control, and/or landfill operations.


Three (3) years of closely related experience.

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the State of Utah at the time of hire or within ninety (90) days of hire date. Some positions may require a Class A CDL within ninety (90) days of hire date.

Must possess a current Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Medical Card at the time of hire or within thirty (30) days of hire date.

Must obtain forklift certifications within ninety (90) days of hire date.

Some positions may be required to obtain flagging certification within ninety (90) days of hire date.

Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position. Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing.

  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment including bulldozers, large front end loaders, track hoes, 10-wheel dump trucks, scrapers, compactors, motor graders, excavators, and snow removal equipment to perform assigned Division-specific job duties.
  • Performs Division-specific journeyman level maintenance, repair, and construction work.
  • Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and equipment including picks, shovels, rakes, and chain saws
  • Checks, services, and performs routine maintenance on equipment; makes minor equipment repairs, field tests repaired equipment to insure operating efficiency.
  • Follows safety requirements in accordance with OSHA and/or MUTCD regulations and acceptable industry standards.
  • Trains new or less experienced operators in proper equipment operation and care.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
Solid Waste
  • Shreds, grades, compacts, and buries refuse to maintain daily sanitary disposal operations.
  • Maintains composting operations, inclusive of grinding or shredding compostable materials, watering and turning windrows, and maintaining daily temperature of compost.
  • Constructs and maintains gravel roads, drainage ditches, and soil berms.
  • Monitors solid waste for prohibited or potentially hazardous materials.

Knowledge of:
  • Heavy equipment operation and maintenance
  • Equipment inspections and reporting procedures
  • OSHA safety practices and procedures
  • Principles and standards of solid waste disposal, flood control, and/or construction, maintenance, and repair procedures
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment and trucks in all weather conditions
  • Respond to emergency first aid needs
  • Follow verbal and written procedures and instructions
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other employees, vendors, and the public

This position requires driving and sitting in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time; a full range of motion in the shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, legs, and feet; and manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and carrying heavy objects weighing up to 60 lbs. on an intermittent basis.

Salary26.60 Hour
Equipment Operator
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