Equipment Operator, Streets

City of Loveland Loveland, CO
General Purpose Benefits Supplemental Questions

Perform the duties of an Equipment Operator for the Streets Division in the Public Works Department. Summer work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. four days per week. Winter work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week. Will be expected to work overtime as needed.

The salary range for this position is $18.80 - $27.26 per hour with a hiring range of $18.80 - $23.03, depending on qualifications and experience.

Our Position:


* Operates a variety of equipment such as tractor with drag box, tractor/mower, pavement roller, crack-seal machine, forklift, tandem-axle dump truck, dump truck w/ snowplow and sander, liquid anti-icing/deicing truck, flusher truck, pothole spray patching machine, etc.

* Operators a motor-grader and a front-end loader on a limited basis.

* Drives a dump truck to haul hot mix to the asphalt paving machine, haul and spread materials.

* Patches, rakes and shovels hot mix asphalt and road base.

* Jack-hammers asphalt to prepare site for patching.

* Drives truck to deliver personnel and equipment to work sites; ensures truck is stocked with necessary materials and tools; cleans debris from work sites.

* Prepares vehicle mileage reports.

* Performs routine maintenance on assigned vehicle.

* Performs a thorough pre-trip and post-trip DOT inspection of assigned equipment.


Performs other related duties as required and assigned.



Our Candidate:

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Must possess knowledge of road construction, repairs, and general maintenance procedures. Must possess skill in the operation of light to medium equipment needed to construct, repair and maintain roads. Must possess considerable knowledge of snow and ice control techniques, materials, and be able to operate snowplows with anti-icing/de-icing equipment. Must work safely and follow all established safety rules, regulations, and procedures. Must be able to follow oral instructions and communicate effectively with co-workers, lead workers and supervisors. Must have a basic knowledge of the City's geography. Must be able to work odd hours, weekends and overtime, particularly during snow season.

Core competencies:

Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety,


Job specific competencies:

Job Knowledge, Equipment Operation, Reporting, Community Relations,


Education and/or experience:

Previous experience in motor-grader operation, front-end loader operation, tandem-axle dump trucks, mowing operations, spraying weeds with chemicals, snow removal operation, paving and patching, crack-sealing, and rotomilling operations are highly desirable.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver's license with an Air Brake and Tanker Endorsements. Must be able to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license within six months of date of hire. Traffic Control Technician and Flagging Certificates highly desired.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks:

Requires pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, reaching, moving and placing objects (up to 50 lbs.) and performing strenuous manual labor to perform the essential functions of the job. Manual dexterity is required to complete work tasks through safe and proper operation of hand tools, power tools, motor vehicles and construction equipment. Must be able to work in adverse conditions such as: extreme weather variances; heavy traffic and equipment noise; close proximity to moving vehicles, around fuels, hot oil and asphalt mixtures and fumes. Must be able to reach the Street Division's office/shop located at 2525 West First Street within 30 minutes. Required to be on call for after hour and weekend emergency duty approximately every 12 weeks. In anticipation of adverse weather conditions, preparedness for call back is expected.

Material and equipment directly used:

Air compressor, jackhammer, herbicide applicator, pickups, hand tools, shovel, pick, asphalt rake, motorized hand tamper, weed eater, welding equipment, hot mix asphalt, cold mix asphalt, road base, concrete, telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax machine, pagers, snow plan, maps, computer skills, and two way radios, etc. Must use personal protective equipment as required.

Considered essential personnel required to report for duty in response to community emergencies (e.g. natural disaster, fire, flood, blizzard, etc.)

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment. Selection process will comply with DOT regulations including post-offer drug screening and previous employer safety performance request.