Heavy Equipment Operator - Water Distribution

County of Chesterfield   Chesterfield, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 28, 2022
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Heavy Equipment Operator - Water Distribution

Utilities Department
Hiring Range: $45,239 - $61,072
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 8, 2022

Chesterfield County's Utilities Department is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator – Water Distribution to operate rubber tire backhoes and excavators to dig excavations around waterlines; perform maintenance and repairs; operate other construction equipment and perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to waterline maintenance and repair. Perform other work as required.

PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants do not need to re-apply. Applications will remain under consideration until position is filled. This position is part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience.

Successful candidate will possess high school diploma or GED and three years of experience operating heavy motorized equipment such as rubber tire backhoes, excavators and loaders, trenchers, crane trucks and dump trucks towing trailers; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Emphasis on backhoe operation. Ability to perform heavy lifting required. Ability to perform light maintenance on heavy equipment. Knowledge of OSHA construction standard requirements related to excavations and trench safety.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "A" required or must have ability to obtain within one year of employment. Current valid driver's license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date.

Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.