The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

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Heavy Equipment Operator


Job Summary: Operates all motorized equipment for Macon Water Authority jobs.  Oversees and assists in waterline maintenance and repair. Runs crew in absence of Supervisor. Answers to Distribution Supervisor  

Essential Duties:

• Operates back hoe, bull dozer, etc. or any rented equipment required for a special job

• Operates a variety of equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of distribution system

• Perform duties of waterline maintenance workers while not operating equipment

• May train new employees in the operation and safety precautions necessary to operate equipment

• Opens ditches for installation of water mains, water services, fire services and fire hydrants

• Loads and unloads pipe at work sites.  Places pipes and fittings into an excavated ditch

• Operates equipment for other departments when needed

• Responds to calls for breaks in water services

• Routinely inspects machinery and services equipment as required

• Acts as lead worker on assigned projects

• Performs related duties as required or assigned by supervisor

Successful applicant must possess the following qualifications:

• Two years of experience operating skills of heavy equipment [i.e. backhoes]

• High School Diploma or equivalent

• Valid Georgia Drivers License with a safe driving record

• Class A CDL required 

Physical Requirements:

• Frequent walking.

• Ability to carry 50 pounds or more.

• Frequent standing, stooping and occasionally sitting, crawling, crouching, climbing, and balancing.

• May occasionally require climbing and may involve traveling over various terrains.

• Ability to grasp and hold. 




Salary: $27.02-31.92/hr

Open Until: 06/30/2023

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Phone: (478) 464-5600

Contact Email:

Application Procedure:

The Macon Water Authority job application can be downloaded here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please complete the application and submit it one of three ways, along with your resume: email to; fax to 478-741-2629; or come to our Administrative Building and complete an application. The address is 537 Hemlock Street, Macon Georgia, 31201. Due to the high volume of applicant submissions for employment, we are unable to speak with you individually about your application. All applicants will be reveiwed and those selected for the hiring process will be contacted.




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Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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