Equipment Operator

City of Forest Acres   Columbia, SC   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 26, 2024
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The Equipment Operator, under general supervision, performs a variety of duties operating equipment in order to assist with the streets and grounds maintenance activities of the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Operates front-end loader in order to assist in the maintenance and cleaning of streets and grounds.

  • May operate non-cdl trucks

  • May assist in the raking and spreading of pine straw in parks and other public areas as necessary

  • Inspects equipment; completes equipment inspection reports, and daily work reports in order to document work performed; files documents and reports.

  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards. 

  • On days where sanitation & recycling routes are not run, complete the following duties (as directed):

    • Streets & Parks maintenance 

    • Washing of equipment

    • Provide vehicle maintenance assistance

    • Assist in the collection of debris 

    • Assist in the collection of appliances, electronics and scrap metal for recycling

    • Electronics pick up, stock piled at shop until sent off (TVs, household electronic, etc.)

Skills & Experience: 
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent 

  • Valid SC Driver's License, or ability to obtain one. 
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.

  • Ability to follow proper safety precautions.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.

  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions.

  • Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions.

We offer excellent benefits: 

  • Health & Dental Insurance (State Plan)
  • Vacation:  8 hrs per month / Sick Leave: 8 hrs per month
  • 12 City-observed Holidays
  • Life Insurance and Basic Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Participation in PEBA South Carolina Retirement System
  • Free Membership at MUV Fitness
  • Plus optional:  vision, supplemental life insurance, and supplemental long-term disability coverage; dependent coverage; and deferred compensation (all at employee’s expense)

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