Senior Equipment Operator – Cloverdale Utility

Ada County Highway District   Garden City, ID   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 24, 2024
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Senior Equipment Operator – Cloverdale Utility

Applications are now being accepted for a Senior Equipment Operator on the Cloverdale Utility Crew. Starting wage is $24.20 - $27.80 per hour/DOQ. ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid parental leave, paid vacation and holidays, 401K match and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities: • Under general supervision of the Utility Crew Chief, the primary duties of this position are to perform skilled work in the operation of specialized heavy equipment for District construction and maintenance activities. • The crew performs a variety of heavy manual work—from cleaning ditches, fixing cave-ins, and laying pipe to installing concrete in connection with the maintenance and construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, streets, storm drains, concrete structures, fabrication/welding in the field and shop, and traffic control facilities. Also responsible for installation and maintenance of bridges and guardrails. • The Senior Equipment Operator will be assigned between crews depending on the maintenance needs of the Cloverdale and/or Adams locations. • Winter operations are an essential function, and may require the employee to work outside of normal work hours.

Qualifications: • Applicants must possess strong mentorship skills with the ability to work independently in facilitating a crew to accomplish District maintenance activities. • Must have a current 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. • Must have progressively responsible experience in the operation of a variety of specialized heavy construction and maintenance equipment. • Requires the ability to put materials into grade, read grade and slope stakes, use lasers or instruments to set grade stakes, excavate accurately using cut stakes and survey markers, lay pipe to grade according to blueprints or plans, and figure correct percentage of slope without plans. • The Senior Equipment Operator must certify in three different pieces of equipment that are used to build and maintain roadway and drainage facilities, such as backhoe, excavator, skid steer, or motor grader. • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Strong work ethic is required. • 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