Heavy Equipment Operator

Residential Trash


Position Title: 

Heavy Equipment Operator


Public Works

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Public Works Building

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Valdosta, Georgia


Residential Trash

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The City of Valdosta Public Works Department is accepting applications for the position of full time Heavy Equipment Operator. Position operates heavy equipment in the repair and maintenance of rights-of-way and other property and in the collection and transport of refuse. Operates a street sweeper to clean city streets. Operates a backhoe, front-end loader, and other heavy equipment. Operates and tractor and bush hog. Operates a front-end loader, rear-loader, or side-loader along a predetermined route to collect refuse. Inspects dumpsters for repair or maintenance needs and makes report to supervisor. Operates a roll-off truck to deliver and pick-up roll-off containers. Operates a knuckle-boom truck to collect yard waste, recyclable materials, and other items along a pre-determined route. Operates a dump truck and trailer. Maintains radio contact with dispatchers to send and receive information. Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment; performs pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections. Assists in traffic control at work sites.


  • Knowledge of the techniques, equipment, and supplies used in street and right-of-way maintenance, city and departmental safety policies and procedures, geography of the city, including street names and locations
  • Skills in the operation of assigned vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment, prioritizing and organizing work, use of hand and power tools, oral and written communication
  • At least one (1) to two (2) years experience in a related field
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Valid Georgia CDL Class “B” Required
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in applying for. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer.


Posted by Berna Hepburn December 06, 2017 Categories: $30k - $40k