Equipment Operator

Website HillsboroughGov Town of Hillsborough

Growing Responsibly

This position is responsible for semi-skilled work functions to operate motorized light- to heavy-weight equipment to maintain and repair town grounds and streets, and to provide solid waste collection services.

Salary range: $39,211.00 – $61,838.00 annually, depending on qualifications

  • Maintains streets, sidewalks and right-of-ways; maintains and replaces traffic regulation and warning signs; repairs asphalt streets using the hotbox equipment, as well as cold patching potholes.
  • Collects residential refuse by driving a solid waste vehicle; collects yard waste by driving a trash truck, pickup truck or leaf truck; collects downtown trash from street cans, park litter and facility cans; provides “back door” service for elderly and/or physically challenged residents; delivers rollout carts to customers; transports garbage to landfill.
  • Maintains town parks and trails; performs routine maintenance for park facilities, such as picnic shelters, restrooms, playgrounds and fields; provides general lawn maintenance, including herbicide application and mowing grass; maintains stormwater facilities; communicates with park visitors.
  • Performs emergency and/or safety services to address issues related to routine maintenance and weather related incidents; removes dead or diseased trees or those impacted by severe weather events; removes dead animals from public right-of-ways.
  • Performs maintenance on the town clock; installs seasonal and holiday décor; provides special event preparation and staffing, including delivery of garbage and recycling containers, codes and/or barricades, and litter collection to maintain a safe and clean environment; performs set up of equipment and/or furniture for town social functions.
  • Communicates with the public; notifies citizens of routes, policies, and guidelines, and delivers public notices, tags or delivers hand-tags notifying residents of town code violations.
  • Assures a safe work area; flags traffic at work area as needed; follows safety regulations; assists in performing routine servicing and maintenance of equipment used in carrying out assignments; maintains the interior and exterior of town vehicles.
  • Loads and unloads equipment and supplies.
  • Drives or operates trucks, tractors, and other equipment including solid waste collection truck, dump truck, pickup truck, leaf vacuum truck, tractor/tanker truck, bucket truck, weed eater, front-end loader, skid-steer, grapple loader, spreader, asphalt roller, bobcat, backhoe, chainsaws, mowers, snowplow or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Requires a High School Diploma/GED, 1 year of related experience, and a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement

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