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 Motor Equipment Operator - Public Works - Moline, Illinois, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Moline 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Transportation
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: MlCI3KSpR4guof8ya7Ff1VqwUX7B9A / Latpro-3796978 
Date posted: Jun-05-2021
State, Zip: Illinois, 61265


Motor Equipment Operator – Public Works (3 Vacancies)

Application Deadline: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Starting Wage: $21.6077 Hourly

Characteristics of the Job

Under general supervision, performs manual semi-skilled or skilled work in the operation of trucks and motorized equipment and repair of streets, parks and sewers.  May act as lead worker for small crews of unskilled or semi-skilled workers.  Assignments may be given in detail or may follow established routine.  Considerable independence is exercised, but work is regularly checked by the supervisor for quality, quantity and safety of operation and care of equipment.

Examples of Duties  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operate public works equipment including, but not limited to, backhoe, end loader, street sweeper, asphalt injection machine, grader, roller, tar kettle, boom trucks, various dump trucks, hook lift equipment, mowers, tractors, skid steer, elevator, bailer, flood pumps, leaf spreader and vacuum, etc. 
  • Utilize heavy equipment to spray patch asphalt, scarify and blade asphalt roads, dig ditches, spread rock, load trucks, collect refuse, plow snow and clean and repair sewers.
  • Maintain public works equipment and vehicles by performing minor maintenance and service on equipment including, but not limited to, greasing fittings, topping of fluids, changing brooms, changing plow blades and calibrating salt spreaders.
  • Perform work zone safety duties including “Competent Person for Excavation”; utilize and wear proper safety gear and equipment.
  • Clean and maintain equipment as necessary.
  • Provide work instruction to small crews on assigned projects as requested.
  • Fill in for crew leader as assigned.

Required Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent; three (3) years experience in operation and routine maintenance of public works vehicles and construction motor equipment and in road and sewer maintenance or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Specific knowledge of public works, construction techniques and standards, basic maintenance and manual work tasks, operation and function of related hand and power tools, operation and routine maintenance of public works vehicles and equipment, OSHA regulations, JULIE locates and markings and safe work practices.

Skill in effectively communicating with those contacted throughout the course of the workday, maintaining effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, employees, supervisors and the members of the public, safe and proper operation of equipment, and effectively leading and coordinating small crews and public works projects, tracking costs, documenting daily activities; and ensuring efficiency, quality and safety. 

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ensure a safe work environment; to work assigned shifts and standby, report to emergency work situations, including snow removal and signs down. 

Licenses, Registrations and Certifications
  • Valid Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-B) with air brakes endorsement, or equivalent, upon application.
  • Valid Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) with air brakes endorsement and tanker endorsement, or equivalent, within 60 days of hire.
  • Valid “Competent Person for Excavation” certification within six (6) months of hire.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, stand, sit, stoop, kneel and crouch, to use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance.  The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to work under varied weather conditions.


AFSCME employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 180 days of hire.


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