General Equipment Operator

Ada County Highway District   Garden City, ID   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 13, 2023
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General Equipment Operator - Grade Crew Ada County Highway District is now accepting applications for a General Equipment Operator on the Grade Crew in our Maintenance division. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and starting wage is $21.30 - $24.50 per hour, DOQ. This position is eligible for a Sign On Bonus. ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation, and holidays, paid parental leave, 401K match and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities: • Under general supervision of the Crew Chief, the primary duty of this position is to perform skilled work and operate light- to heavy-duty maintenance equipment which includes dump truck, water truck, roller, loader, air compressor, jackhammer, as well as winter maintenance equipment for plowing, sanding, and deicing the roads. • This position will repair and replace asphalt on the roadways, including potholes, trench repairs, shoulder barrow ditch repairs, chip sealing, crack sealing, and other road maintenance. • Responding to winter weather conditions and other emergencies is an essential function of this position and will require working outside of normal work hours.

Qualifications: • With ACHD’s assistance the incumbent must be able to obtain an Idaho Class A CDL license within the first 6 months of employment. • OR currently possess an Idaho Class A CDL license. If license is from another state, must be able to obtain an Idaho CDL by start of employment. Must obtain a tanker endorsement within 30 days of employment. • Experience driving/operating dump truck and loader is preferred. • Knowledge of asphalt placement and compaction, chip sealing, crack sealing, and other road maintenance techniques is preferred. • Any combination of education, training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be acceptable.

An AA/EEO/ADA Employer Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations