Motor Equipment Operator II - Solid Waste

Description :

Position Type: Full Time  


The purpose of the class is to operate heavy and/or specialized equipment in the maintenance and/or construction of County roads, bridges and drainage structures; to maintain assigned equipment, and to perform other work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.


The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Operates heavy equipment to excavate and compact earth, cut roadways and ditches, remove trees, grade land, build roads, load / unload materials, move / haul materials, install pipe, and perform other general or specialized functions of the Roads and Bridges Department.

May operate dump truck, mowers, front end loader, skid steer, snow plow, low-boy, tractor / trailer, back hoe, roller, bucket truck, sand spreader truck, forklift, wood chipper, etc.

Manually loads / unloads materials onto vehicles; transports inmate workers, heavy equipment and tools to work sites.

Removes debris, fallen trees, etc., from roadways and delivers to landfill; assists with snow and ice removal duties.

Flags traffic to ensure crew safety as necessary.

Uses hand and power tools in various manual tasks as required.

Inspects equipment to ensure proper and safe working condition; reports defects or required maintenance to the supervisor.

Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of assigned tools and equipment.

Receives, unloads and stocks department supplies and materials after delivery.

May provide training and leadership of lower-level operators and inmate workers as assigned.

Performs all duties in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards of quality and safety.

Attends training as required to enhance job knowledge and skills.


DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires comparing or inspecting items against a standard.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires speaking or signaling to people to convey or exchange information of a general nature.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires leading, operating or repairing complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as heavy construction / specialized equipment. Involves operations of limited scope.


REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing semi-skilled work involving set procedures and rules but with frequent problems.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires using basic addition and subtraction, such as making change or measuring.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading routine sentences, instructions, regulations, procedures or work orders; writing routine sentences and completing routine job forms and incident reports; speaking routine sentences using proper grammar.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires doing clerical, manual or technical tasks prescribed by standard practices but which may require computation, the use of several procedures, and the use of independent judgments with obvious choices; requires normal attention for accurate results.


VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess a valid state CDL driver’s license with appropriate endorsements.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires over one year and up to and including two years.


PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires heavy work that involves constantly lifting, pushing or raising objects, exerting between 50 and 75 pounds of force on a recurring basis and over 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, toxic/caustic chemicals.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, depth perception, texture perception, color perception.


JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS: Responsible for guiding others, requiring a few decisions affecting a few co-workers; works in a stable environment with clear and uncomplicated written/oral instructions but with some variations from the routine.


Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Contact : Samantha Greer

Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to

222 McDaniel Avenue, B-14, Pickens SC 29671.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled