Equipment Operator – Highway Department
Oneida County is accepting applications for an Equipment Operator position with the Highway Department. This position will work out of the Minocqua shop in the winter and Rhinelander shop in the summer. Starting 2022 hourly rate of $19.51 to $22.30 based on previous experience, plus excellent benefit package including affordable health insurance and enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Equipment Operator duties include performing skilled work of varied nature involving the operations of repairing, clearing and maintaining highways, roads and right-of-ways. Position uses multiple types of motorized equipment, assists in flagging traffic and performs other manual labor tasks. Position will be required, as needed, to work nights and weekends for snow removal and storm damage cleanup; winter hours vary based on snow removal needs; overtime paid for weekend hours worked; summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:00AM to 4:00PM. Snow plowing experience is preferred but not required.
Qualified individuals must have:
– High school degree or equivalent
– Three years work experience in highway maintenance or closely related area.
– Ability to drive to the Minocqua shop in 30 minutes or less.
– Applicants must have a CDL with A, B, C, H, and N endorsements OR the ability to apply for CDL licensing.
Note: For applicants that don’t have a CDL but meet other qualifications, Oneida County may assist in licensing costs and pay wages while obtaining licensing.
Complete job description and required Oneida County application is available at www.co.oneida.wi.us. For more information or to receive a paper application, please call Jenni at 715-369-6153. Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Oneida County Personnel, Courthouse, P.O. Box 400, Rhinelander, WI 54501.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.