Heavy Equipment Operator Eligibility List-Landfill

Application Deadline: 2023-02-07
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy equipment and performs general unskilled and skilled labor involving Solid Waste Operations both at the transfer station and landfill or the maintenance and construction of roads, ditches and other infrastructure.

Essential Duties
Operates equipment such as solid waste compactors, graders, scrapers, excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, skid-steer, front-end loaders, sweepers, tractor/mowers, tow motors, tractors/mowers, trailers, rollers, off road trucks etc.

Performs hand work, shovels, erects and removes snow fences, etc. Picks up litter and debris; works independently or with a work crew.

Maintains, cleans, and washes equipment, vehicles, and facilities.

Services, changes oil, grease, fuel, and makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, working with the mechanic(s) as necessary.

Operates and maintains equipment, and other ancillary equipment.

Performs daily pre-trip inspections and routine, preventive maintenance services on equipment.

Performs minor equipment repairs and reports mechanical issues to appropriate staff.

Operates refuse compactors and bulldozers by spreading and compacting refuse.

Spreads, covers and maintains landfill slopes and surface areas with track type equipment.

Operates equipment at transfer stations, loads transfer trucks.

Operates hook truck and other equipment at various locations on site in support of landfill diversion or other resources recovery programs.

Installs alternative daily cover systems

May assist in the maintenance and/or construction of the landfill gas collection and control system.

Performs general grounds maintenance to include litter and erosion control activities.

Perform spotter or traffic control as needed


Performs related functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent, plus experience with heavy duty equipment operation, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid Wisconsin Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License desired, but not necessary

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, Landfill Site Operator certification (obtainable within 1 year of hire)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and skill in the operation and maintenance of heavy highway equipment.

Knowledge of and ability to operate and service trucks, tractors, and light equipment.

Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in equipment operation.

Knowledge of the hazards of operating heavy equipment and demonstrated ability to comply with appropriate safety regulations.

Knowledge and ability to set up levels and lasers. Ability to read gauges, dials, etc.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, and cope with distracting vibrations, fumes, dust, etc.

Ability to organize and maintain accurate and complete records, and prepare clear and comprehensive reports

Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to comply with appropriate safety regulations.

Ability to work semi-independently making sound decisions using good judgment.

Ability to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers, contractors, customers, county officials and officers, general public, etc.

Ability to walk, bend, stoop, lift, carry; push, pull, and otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds occasionally, understanding and utilizing proper body mechanics.



Sitting (driving/operating equipment)

Lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. floor to 3’7″ (3’7″ height of pickup truck bed)


Climbing (on/off equipment)





Reaching: high/low level

Finger movement-repetitive

Repetitive twisting/pressure with wrist or hands

Both hands required

Both legs required

Ability to communicate verbally

Visual requirements for operator moving machinery/vehicles


Deadline Note: