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Job Category:
Physical Labor
Equipment Operator I #PR00659
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Job Description

Equipment Operator I - Landfill

Wolcott, Colorado. Fulltime Year-Round. Benefits Eligible. $17.49/hour - $21.87/hour.

Maintains & operates light/heavy equipment for the operation of County's landfill specific to established solid waste landfilling practices. One year experience operating construction equipment or any equivalent combination of training & experience required. Valid Class "B" Colorado Commercial Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 1 year of hire date required. Applicant may be required to perform an equipment skills test before an offer of employment is made.


Maintains and operates light and heavy equipment used in the daily operation of the county's landfill specific to established municipal solid waste landfilling practices. 

This position is scheduled to work Tuesday-Saturday.

NOTE: Incumbent/applicant may be required to perform an equipment skills test before an offer of employment is made.

Example of Duties

  • Operates heavy equipment for facility construction projects as well as, manage waste at the working face including pushing, separating, spreading, compacting and covering of trash, landfill road construction, leachate management, light snow plowing, and hydro seeding. 
  • Monitors the working area for hazardous materials when compacting trash, directs traffic at the working face during daily business and relays load types to the scale attendant. 
  • Clean, service and make minor repairs to assigned equipment including complete walk around inspection checking for leaks, broken parts, and correct fluid levels; reports equipment problems to supervisor. 
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities in regards to landfill equipment operation. 
  • Ensure compliance with departmental policies, procedures, and safety practices. 
  • Keep in constant communication with the landfill Crew Leader and Solid Waste and Recycling Manager. 
  • Maintain storm water control best practices to include but not limited to ditches, culverts, outfalls, drainages, etc. 
  • May perform manual labor associated with daily and equipment operations.
  • May be required to respond to duty calls during off-hours if contacted by the county.
  • Operates: Motor Grader, Bulldozer, Water Truck, Excavator, Scraper, Trash Compactor, Off-Road Haul Truck, Hydro Seeder, Front End Loader, Multi-use Hook Truck, and Fork Lift. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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