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Job Title: Equipment Operator - Stormwater Services
Location: Asheville, NC United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/19/2018
Expire Date: 03/19/2018
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades
Job Description
Equipment Operator - Stormwater Services
Build your career with The City of Asheville!

The Public Works Department is currently looking to hire a full-time Equipment Operator in the Stormwater Services Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment.

This position offers a variety of on the job training experiences and professional development opportunities. The Public Works Department is supportive of employee development and advancement. We continually hire for these positions as our employees grow and advance within the division, department and across the organization.

Work Schedule: 40 HRS - Per Week/FT: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Benefits offered include:
Health Insurance (choice of plans)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours
Nationally recognized disease management programs
5% employer contribution to 401(k)
ICMA 457voluntary
Contributory retirement system (LGERS)
12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year
12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year
11 paid holidays per year
Employee Assistance Program
Sick Leave Sharing Bank
Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans
Life Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Employee Discounts
Additional Benefits Include:
Uniforms provided at no cost to employee!
Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)!
Access to internal promotional opportunities
Professional development opportunities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, tampers, rollers, etc.
Transports equipment from location to location.
Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe.
Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary.
Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs.
Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit.
Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects.
Performs related work as required.
Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Knowledge:
Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems.

Skills:
Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc.
Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures
Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.

Working Conditions:
Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.
Frequent physical effort is required.
Qualifications & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalency, and
ONE (1) year of experience operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Preferred Education/Experience:
ONE (1) year construction experience preferred.
Required Licensing and Certifications:
Valid Commercial Driver's License.
Tanker Endorsement on the CDL (or the ability to get one).
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Ashley Fay
Contact Email:afay@ashevillenc.gov
Website:www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs
Company Description:
The City of Asheville is committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team. The largest city in Western North Carolina and the 11th largest city in the state, Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County with a diverse population of more than 84,000. Asheville was named one of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com. “Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life” is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than 1,100 employees work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. The City operates under a council/manager form of government. The Asheville City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the city manager’s direction. The city council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The city council is committed to effec¬tive strategic planning with clearly identified yearly and quarterly goals. The Asheville Way Continuous Improvement: Asheville employees are trained professionals who improve service delivery by balancing needs, resources and innovation. Integrity: Asheville employ¬ees demonstrate character with courage, honesty and pride. Diversity: Asheville em¬ployees value and respect a diverse community, work¬force and ideas. Safety and Welfare: Asheville employees value the safety and welfare of our employees and the citizens we serve. Excellent Service: Asheville employees strive to address needs with courtesy, compassion, timeliness, efficiency and commitment. The City of Asheville is a member of the Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC). To learn more about the WNC DEC visit http://www.wncdec.com/ or search for WNC DEC on LinkedIn or Facebook. To learn more about the City of Asheville's employment opportunities visit www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs .
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