Equipment Operator

Application Deadline: 2021-02-01
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Trempealeau County is recruiting to fill (2) full-time vacancies for the position of Equipment Operator in the Highway Department, and to establish a candidate pool for filling future Equipment Operator vacancies throughout the year or until the next recruitment.

The purpose of this position is to operate a variety of both heavy and light equipment to perform general road maintenance and construction tasks. The work is performed under supervision of a Foreman and Superintendent. The current openings are likely to be assigned to the asphalt paving crew operating equipment such as pavers and rollers. Job openings for Equipment Operator would be for one of the Trempealeau County Highway Shops located in Osseo, Arcadia, Galesville, Strum and Whitehall. Equipment Operator assignments include: operating road grader to perform fine grading/finish grading; performing road maintenance duties of shouldering, ditch mowing, brushing, chain saw work, road patching, snow and ice removal; operating asphalt pavers, rollers, oil distributors, chip spreaders, and other earth moving equipment. Refer to job description for further details.
The normal work schedule is Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Subject to call in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in heavy equipment operation, one year heavy equipment operating experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid commercial driver’s license with airbrakes and tanker endorsement required. Must successfully pass background check and pre-employment/ post-offer drug screen and physical. Selected candidate subject to DOT random drug and alcohol testing. Asphalt paving experience and operating related equipment such as pavers and rollers preferred for current vacancies, however, not required.

The 2021 wage range for this full-time, non-exempt position is $19.63 (step 0) per hour to $26.77 (step 20) per hour. The expected starting wage is $19.63 to $22.30 (step 4) per hour, depending upon qualifications. Trempealeau County’s compensation plan considers annual wage step increases. A comprehensive benefit package is offered to county employees including health insurance, flex spending account, dependent care reimbursement, pension plan, deferred compensation, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, cancer insurance, accident insurance and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Application material may be found at or by contacting Human Resources. Completed application must be received (via mail, email, fax, or hand-delivered) to Human Resources by:
Monday, February 1, 2021

Deadline Note:

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