Position posted by Trempealeau County

Created: Nov 20, 2018

Job Title:
Equipment Operator
Job Status:
Full Time
Job Category:
Public Works
1-3 Years
Whitehall, WI
Salary Type:
High School
Job ID:
Christa Weisenberger
36245 Main Street Whitehall, WI 54773

Job Description

Trempealeau County is recruiting to establish a candidate pool for the full-time position of Equipment Operator in the Highway department. Currently, seeking to fill an opening to commence January 2019. As mentioned this recruitment will also be used to establish a candidate pool for filling future Equipment Operator vacancies throughout the year or until the next recruitment.

The purpose of this position is to operate a variety of both heavy and light equipment to perform general road maintenance and construction tasks. The work is performed under supervision of a Foreman and Superintendent. The assignment of the current vacancy is to primarily patrol designated routes near the Galesville area. Successful candidate to report to the Galesville Highway Shop. Future job openings from this candidate pool would be for one of the Trempealeau County Highway Shops located in Osseo, Arcadia, Galesville, Strum and Whitehall. These future openings may be for other equipment operator assignments including: operating road grader to perform fine grading/finish grading; performing road maintenance duties of shouldering, ditch mowing, brushing, chain saw work, road patching, snow and ice removal; operating asphalt pavers, rollers, oil distributors, chip spreaders, and other earth moving equipment.

High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in heavy equipment operation, one year heavy equipment operating experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) required. Successful candidate must obtain and maintain a Class A CDL with airbrakes and tanker endorsement. Must successfully pass applicable background check and pre-employment/post-offer drug screen and physical. Selected candidate subject to DOT random drug and alcohol testing. Refer to the attached job description for additional information.

The 2019 starting wage for this non-exempt position is $19.01 per hour to $22.56 per hour (80 hours bi-weekly), depending upon qualifications. Regular hours Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trempealeau County’s compensation plan considers annual wage step increases with future earning potential up to $25.92. A comprehensive benefit package is offered to county employees including health insurance, pension, flex spending account, dependent care reimbursement, deferred compensation, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, cancer insurance, and accident insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Application material may be found at www.tremplocounty.com or by contacting Human Resources.
Completed application must be received (via mail, email, fax, or hand-delivered) to Human Resources by: Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

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