Equipment Operator III-Highway

Equipment Operator III - Highway (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: October 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST Location: Highway Garage, Merrimack, NH 03054 Department: Public Works Highway Job Status: Full-Time Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Hour Per Week: 40 Rate of Pay: $21.30 - $25.11 Position Type: Full-Time Status: Accepting Applications

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Job Summary

The Town of Merrimack is accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator III within the Highway Division of Public Works. The Equipment Operator III performs skilled operation of heavy equipment used in municipal maintenance and construction activities working alone or with minimal supervision. Works under the general supervision of a superior who assigns specific work to be performed; work is carried out with considerable independence and judgment to reach desired result; work may be reviewed through observation, conferences and results obtained. When assignment dictates, provides general supervision as lead worker to small crew of laborers and truck drivers; or directs trucks and other vehicles to proper areas in landfill area while still responsible for operating own equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation, maintenance, and use of specialized heavy equipment including the operation of such equipment over rough, icy, and unstable surfaces; considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to safely operate required equipment; ability to recognize and report abnormal operating function of equipment; ability to perform strenuous physical work; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees and the public; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to provide job-related work guidance to other employees.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years experience in the operation of specialized heavy equipment; possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL-B with Air Brakes endorsement).

Benefits: Health, life, and short-term disability insurance premiums are currently 100% employer paid. Includes paid vacation, sick, & personal leave, and participation in the New Hampshire Retirement System.

Normal hours are 7:00am to 3:00pm, Monday - Friday. Applicants must be available to report back to work during off hours, especially during winter and other emergency events.

In order to receive a final offer of employment, applicant must pass complete background check, criminal, driving, and employment records check, along with pre-employment CDL drug & alcohol testing.


Town of Merrimack
Close Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2022