Salt Lake City

  • EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, Routine Street Sweeping

    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $16.76/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $22.04/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of a Supervisor or a Lead operator, operates a variety of equipment including one or more of the following: refuse collection truck, powered mechanical sweeper, leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader and 10-wheeler dump truck. May also be required to perform snow removal duties.


    • May perform one or more of the following duties:
      • Operate an automated refuse collection truck. Receive daily route and complete assigned area each day. Enter assigned resident's yard and pushes or carries refuse container to curb, empties container and returns it to the resident's yard. Report damaged or missing containers to appropriate personnel.
      • Sweep City roadways using powered mechanical sweeper, Receive daily assignment and complete assigned area recording accurate debris and mileage information. Respond to emergency and routine sweeping requests. Load and haul debris for disposal including transporting and moving roll off containers.
      • May operate front‑end loader, backhoe and direct the support services of the 10‑wheeler, leaf truck, or labor flaggers on job site.
      • Perform snow removal duties in assigned district in accordance with the City snow removal program using appropriate equipment.
    • Performs activities operating a full range of light to heavy equipment and various hand-powered tools as required. Frequently assists other work areas with assignments, equipment operation and operational needs.
    • Evaluates and documents the operating condition of and performs routine maintenance on assigned equipment prior to its use. Troubleshoots and makes minor repairs in the yard or on the job site and refers major repairs to management. Completes routine forms; i.e. equipment log books, equipment check sheets, weigh tickets, repair tickets, storm records, load reports, daily work sheets, and land fill trip response timesheets. Cleans trucks on assigned schedule, or as needed to maintain effective operation.
    • Communicates progress, problems and other issues to Lead Equipment Operators as needed.
    • Responds to citizen's special needs and complaints. 
    • May assist Streets and Transportation Divisions by reporting damaged roads, and missing or damaged traffic signals and signs.
    • Ensures flagging procedures are followed along with the proper placement of traffic control signs and barricades.
    • Participates in the delivery, set‑up or clean‑up of special projects.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • High School diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years paid experience as an equipment operator.
    • Extensive knowledge of preventative maintenance required for the equipment which will be operated and the ability to detect the need for, as well as make, minor repairs or adjustments on tools or equipment.
    • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B. May be required to possess a CDL Class A. If CDL A is required, candidates with Class B CDL will have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL with necessary endorsements within 60 days of start date. May be required to obtain additional endorsements as necessary.
    • May be required to possess a Flagger Certification or have the ability to obtain within time specified by supervisor.
    • Ability to meet visual demands required to operate equipment, read street signs and markings, instructions, and safety rules.
    • Ability to write and perform arithmetic calculations to compute tonnage, mileage, or time.
    • Ability to relate well with co‑workers, supervisors and the general public in varying circumstances.



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