Equipment Operator III
Escambia County - Pensacola, FL

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This “mandatory-testing” position requires Drug Testing.


This class drives and operates larger, more varied, and more complex road construction and maintenance-of-way equipment as assigned daily.

Examples of Duties:

Operates a wide variety of medium to heavy equipment, which may include: bulldozers, excavators, compactors, tractor-trailers, water trucks, backhoes, jackhammers, asphalt saws, front-end loaders, dump trucks, tub grinders, roll-off trucks, and/or other related equipment.

Performs routine cleaning and preventive maintenance on applicable vehicles and equipment; prepares and maintains related records.

Assists in repairing heavy equipment and vehicles.

Prepares, updates, and maintains a variety of logs, records, and/or equipment maintenance schedules.

Performs traffic control for vehicles and equipment.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Positions assigned to the Landfill may be responsible for: ·
Examining, recognizing, and screening municipal, special, and household hazardous waste entering the landfill facility;·
Working/handling solid waste in accordance with best management practices relative to Solid Waste Management·
Assisting customers with questions and concerns.

Positions assigned to Recycling Operations may be responsible for: ·
Transporting roll-off containers, electronics equipment trailers, and/or other related items to applicable locations.

Positions assigned to Road and Bridges may be responsible for: ·
Grading and maintaining dirt roads;·
Pulling ditches along dirt roads to ensure proper drainage;·
Replacing driveways and crossover pipes;·
Installing drop boxes and setting pipes at proper grade level;·
Maintaining holding ponds.


Training and Experience (positions in this class require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and one to three years of equipment operation or road construction experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class require):
Licensing Requirements: ·
Valid Commercial driver’s license for the type of equipment operated.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of: ·
Applicable medium and heavy equipment;·
Equipment maintenance and repair principles and practices;·
Occupational hazards and safe work methods.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in: ·
Operating a variety of medium to heavy equipment;·
Performing preventive maintenance to applicable equipment;·
Preparing and maintaining a variety of records and logs·
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.I ncumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, extreme temperatures, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

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