Heavy Equipment Operator II

$36,914 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • Athens, GA, USA
  • Jan 11, 2023
Full time Utilities Water Wastewater

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Varies - Depending on Assignment 

CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
SAFETY SENSITIVE: CDL - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Purpose of Job 
The purpose of this job is to operate heavy equipment and perform manual work functions associated with construction and maintenance of water/sewer distribution and collection systems. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operating/maintaining heavy equipment; transporting materials and equipment; performing labor activities; and performing additional tasks as assigned.

Job Related Requirements 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm. Subject to call back 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy. 

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager. 


High school diploma or equivalent with two years construction, heavy equipment operation, maintenance labor, or related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 

Must possess a valid driver's license. 

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License within six months of date of hire. 

Must possess or have the ability to obtain Georgia Department of Transportation Flagging Certification within six months of date of hire. 

Ability to operate Caterpillar, John Deere, and Case Backhoe preferred.


For more information and to apply visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/athensclarke.

Job # 2022-U068