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Motor Equipment Operator I
Title:Motor Equipment Operator I
Department:Service Department
Closing Date:11/21/2018

                                                                   Service Department

Motor Equipment Operator I



The City of Orangeburg is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Motor Equipment Operator I in the Service Department. The position is full-time and works under close supervision of the General Supervisor I, and performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of storm drainage systems, streets, sidewalks, road shoulders, public facilities and parks.



  • Must be CDL certified.

  • Working knowledge of various tools and heavy equipment operation including back-hoe, dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, street roller, manlift, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radios, and phones;

  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations;

  • Ability to have the coordination and be in the physical condition required to successfully complete the job;

  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor tasks for extended periods under varying weather conditions;

  • Ability to lift 40 – 50lbs comfortably.

  • Ability to understand and accurately follow written and verbal instructions;

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with members of the general public.

  • Valid SC Driver’s License.


  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies;

  • Operates trucks and construction or power equipment, such as back-hoe, dump truck, and street sweeper.

  • Operates jackhammers, mowers, and other small equipment and tools to maintain streets, parks, public facilities, sidewalks and road shoulders.

  • Works with and assists cleaning ditches, hoisting material, tools, equipment and related work with a backhoe, slope mower or other equipment.

  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.;

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent preferred;

  • Experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment;

  • Experience involving use of various hand tools;

  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Conditional offer of employment based upon satisfactory results from pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.

    Starting Hourly Pay: $12.00 - $15.00, plus full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, state retirement, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, health club members, etc.


    It is the policy of the City of Orangeburg not to discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment and promotional opportunities. THE CITY OF ORANGEBURG IS AN AT-WILL, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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