LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR – Linn County, IA – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Linn County, IA


This position is currently assigned to District 4.
HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $21.98 • 90 days: $22.80 • 1 year: $23.63 • 2 years: $24.57 • 3 years: $26.39

One (1) full-time position to operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and perform a variety of manual tasks. Work is performed under supervision. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis. Drives a dump truck (up to 60,000 lbs) to transport sand, rock, dirt and supplies. Acts as flagger during road construction work. Performs snow removal by operating a truck with a plow blade, tractor or dozer. Operates construction equipment such as rollers, tractors and end loaders with bucket or forks. Operates tractor and mower for mowing along roads and ditches and cuts trees and brush. Performs concrete, asphalt and seal coat patching and replacement. Loads and unloads equipment and materials from trailers. Makes minor repairs and services motor equipment. Replaces and repairs road signs. Operates a truck equipped with water storage tank and pump to flush storm drainage structures. Works on building repair needs. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred. A minimum of one (1) year of equipment operation experience in the construction and/or maintenance of roads, driveways or parking lots using current day practices. Experience shall include operation of dump trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 35,000 lbs or greater. One (1) year experience plowing snow using a truck with adjustable plow. Good knowledge of traffic and safety rules and regulations and accident prevention practices. Ability to learn standard practices, methods and materials use in road construction and maintenance activities. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Skill in the operation of equipment under all types of weather conditions. Knowledge of excavation safety requirements and Iowa “One Call” requirements. Good physical condition. Possess a valid State of Iowa Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake and tank endorsements; or possession of Class A CDL and the ability to pass air brake and tank endorsements within 21 days of transfer or hire into the position. May be required to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicators license. Required to demonstrate skill in the operation of light equipment to the satisfaction of the Operations Superintendent and County Engineer during the probation or trial period, whichever is applicable. Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment, with random testing as determined by the County. Regular work attendance required.


7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

SALARY: $21.98/hour