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Equipment Operator I (Public Works)
Title:Equipment Operator I (Public Works)
Department:Public Works (Shields Rd.)
Job Type:Full-Time
Job Contact:N/A


Job Title:                Equipment Operator I

Job Code:              1035

Department:           Public Works

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt

Reports to:             Department Supervisor


Under direct supervision, employees in this class operate trucks, light construction machinery, and heavy construction machinery in the construction and maintenance of bridges, roads, building pads, and other structures. Employees in this class are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all equipment they use, including minor repair and maintenance. Work is semi-skilled in nature, conforming to the detailed instructions given by a supervisor, with inspections occurring during its progress and after completion.


(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)

Drives various mid-size dump, and tank trucks while hauling construction and maintenance materials, as well as tools and trash. Operates a tractor scraper (pan), soil compactor, motor grader, bulldozer, skid steer loader, backhoe, track loader, or track hoe. Operates a wheeled tractor with a roller, gradall, and broom. Operates tractor and truck loaders. Operates demolition saw, chain saw, etc., and performs other manual labor tasks as required.

Washes, oils, greases, and performs all other general maintenance on any equipment used. Notifies supervisors of safety hazards or vehicles that will not comply per D.O.T. standards. Transports vehicles to Motor & Equipment Services or other facilities to be repaired. Keeps records of all deliveries.


  1. Education

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of the 12th school grade with considerable experience in the operation of hauling and construction equipment.

  1. Knowledge, Skill, and Ability

Working knowledge of the traffic laws, techniques, and procedures pertaining to the safe and efficient operation of trucks and equipment. Skill in the operation of trucks, wheeled tractors, light equipment and heavy equipment. Skill to perform basic maintenance tasks. Ability to understand written and oral instructions. Ability to make judgments regarding road worthiness and compliance per D.O.T. regulations. Must be physically capable of performing strenuous manual labor in adverse weather conditions.

Must be able to see well enough to operate motor vehicles and equipment. Must be able to hear well enough to communicate to other workers and supervisors, both by radio and in person. Work requires a team effort with other equipment operators and be able to work well with others. Must be physically capable of lifting 50 lbs.

  1. Certifications or Licenses Required

Must hold a valid Alabama Driver’s License and be insurable by the Madison County Commission’s risk underwriters.  CDL will be required within the first six months of employment.  Must be able to pass a D.O.T. commercial driver’s physical and pre-employment drug test. 

SALARY$21,944.00 annually


Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary
Healthcare Insurance: Blue Cross of Alabama administered through the Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP).
Coverage Type Employee's Premium County's Contribution
Single Coverage Bi-weekly Premium $ 45.50 $ 176.00
Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium  $ 89.00 $ 452.00

Dental Coverage: Dental coverage is included with LGHIP through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. LGHIP manages dental costs and provides enhanced dental benefits using negotiated discounts with in-network dentists. To locate in-network dentists go to  Assuming the services are covered you will normally only be responsible for out of pocket. 
Life Insurance: Madison County provides $25,000 in life, $25,000 in accidental death and dismemberment and $25,000 line of duty insurance to eligible employees in certified positions.

Employee Retirement Plans: Employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement System, which is administered through the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).
Employees participate at one of the following levels:

Tier 1: An employee who had service credit in RSA prior to January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 5% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 10.89%.

Tier 2: An employee who was hired on or after January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 6% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 8.42%.
*Contribution percentage is set by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and changes annually.
Employee Clinic: Madison County employees and dependents over age 12 may use the Employee Health Clinic for the low co-pay of $15.00 per visit. To be eligible to use the clinic, the employee and dependent must be enrolled in Madison County’s health insurance plan as their primary coverage.   

Voluntary Plans are also available:
*Additional life Insurance for employee and dependents
*Flex spending accounts (healthcare and childcare)
*Vision insurance
*College Counts
Holidays, Annual Leave and Sick Leave:
*Minimum of 10 holidays per calendar year
*Accrue 8 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month

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