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Salt Lake County Heavy Equipment Operator - OPEN UNTIL FILLED in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery used in construction, maintenance, repair, flood control, and/or landfill operations.


Three (3) years of closely related experience.

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the State of Utah at the time of hire or within thirty (30) days of hire date. Some positions may require a Class A CDL within three (3) months of hire date.

Must possess a current Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Medical Card at the time of hire or within thirty (30) days of hire date.

Must obtain forklift certifications within three (3) months of hire date.

Some positions may be required to obtain flagging certification within three (3) months of hire date.

Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position. Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing.


  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment including bulldozers, large front end loaders, track hoes, 10-wheel dump trucks, scrapers, compactors, motor graders, excavators, and snow removal equipment to perform assigned Division-specific job duties.
  • Performs Division-specific journeyman level maintenance, repair, and construction work.
  • Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and equipment including picks, shovels, rakes, and chain saws
  • Checks, services, and performs routine maintenance on equipment; makes minor equipment repairs, field tests repaired equipment to insure operating efficiency.
  • Follows safety requirements in accordance with OSHA and/or MUTCD regulations and acceptable industry standards.
  • Trains new or less experienced operators in proper equipment operation and care.
  • Responds to emergency situations.

Solid Waste

  • Shreds, grades, compacts, and buries refuse to maintain daily sanitary disposal operations.
  • Maintains composting operations, inclusive of grinding or shredding compostable materials, watering and turning windrows, and maintaining daily temperature of compost.
  • Constructs and maintains gravel roads, drainage ditches, and soil berms.
  • Monitors solid waste for prohibited or potentially hazardous materials.

Transfer Station

  • Operates a track excavator and front end loader to load semi-truck trailers.
  • Assists with the processing and loading of recyclable materials.
  • Monitors solid waste for prohibited or potentially hazardous materials.
  • Coordinates activities with waste inspectors and operates equipment to clean facility of litter and debris.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Salt Lake County