Equipment Operator IV


Date Posted:
Highway Administration
Pay Rate:
$15.25 Hourly Rate
Employment Status:
Public Service




Under direct supervision, this position operates heavy road and construction equipment. Responsibilities include performing skilled, semi-skilled and manual unskilled work in the construction, maintenance, and drainage of alleys, streets and other County properties.


  • Performs skilled craft duties in the operation of various types of vehicles and heavy equipment in the construction and maintenance of county roads and highways.
  • Drives tandem axle dump truck hauling asphalt, sand, dirt, gravel, and other materials to job site.
  • Drives a low boy truck by loading and securing equipment on trailer and driving truck safely to job site.
  • Operates a paving roller, dirt loader, paving machine, water truck, tanker, pug mill mix machine backhoe, pan, bulldozer, motor grader, gradall, track loader, and front-end loader in performing skilled work on a construction, paving, or drainage project.
  • Operates tractor with bush hog or long arm to mow or till county right-of-ways and recreational fields; using a push mower or weed eater to mow areas inaccessible to bush hog
  • Uses small hand tools, forklifts, chain saws, commercial weed eaters, and lawn mowers.
  • Operates chipper or other medium equipment on a paving crew.
  • Uses tools including shovels, pneumatic tools, hot/cold pressure washers, power tools, carpenter tools, bush knives, post hole diggers, power tamps and jack hammers.
  • Cleans gutters, culverts, catch basins, and other drainage structures. 
  • Performs leadership duties within assigned project by coordinating and advising other workers
  • Assists crew leader or supervisor in estimating amount and type of materials, tools, and supplies needed at the job site
  • Provides assistance when necessary in emergency situations and during after-hours or inclement weather conditions.
  • Performing basic preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and/or vehicles by checking tires, refilling oil and fluids, and cleaning equipment.
  • Prepares reports as required such as maintenance and weekly reports.
  • Performs duties of an Equipment Operator I, II, III, or Laborer as needed.
  • Performs related work as required and other assigned duties.

Minimum Requirements



  • High school diploma or equivalent GED and four (4) years of directly related experience;
  • Or equivalent education, and/or experience; and 
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License.


Requires knowledge of traffic rules and regulations. Requires skill in the operation of tractors, heavy trucks, and other automotive equipment under all types of weather conditions.  Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions.  Requires ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and demonstrated mechanical capability. Must exhibit flexibility when changes occur and new duties are assigned; demonstrate a willingness to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member; understand and apply policies and procedures to job responsibilities


The work requires moderate intermittent physical strength and effort daily, such as, lifting heavy objects (over 60 lbs. but less than 100 lbs.), carrying the object(s) and stacking them or placing them in a vehicle or storage area. In addition, pulling, pushing, standing, or walking for the full workday may also be involved. A great deal of physical effort must be exerted at this level. Travel, particularly during adverse weather conditions and troublesome road conditions and at times during the evening hours is required.


The work environment involves continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as considerable noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt or grease. Work is continually performed outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. Work generally contains one or more constant elements of stress such as being under prolonged pressure during emergency situations.