The Macon Water Authority

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

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Equipment Operator


Compensation Philosophy:


The Macon Water Authority (MWA) compensation philosophy states that the starting salary for each pay grade will be competitive and fair based on the minimum requirements of each position. For candidates with a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience above the minimum requirements, MWA has the ability to offer a starting salary between the minimum and mid-point, with a possibility of a salary closer to the mid-point.

Job Summary:

 The role operates all motorized equipment for Macon Water Authority jobs. Oversees and assists in waterline maintenance and repair. The run crew, in the absence of the Supervisor, answers to the Distribution Supervisor.


  • Operate backhoe, bulldozer, televising truck, combination unit, etc. or any rented equipment required for a special job
  • Operate a variety of equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the Conveyance/Distribution system
  • May train new employees in the operation and safety precautions necessary to operate equipment
  • Opens ditches for installation of mains and services
  • 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 main breaks
  • Routinely inspects machinery and services equipment as required
  • Acts as lead worker on assigned projects
  • Must be able to perform all duties of WMW I and WMW II
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned by supervisor



  • Up to one year of operating experience with heavy equipment
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Georgia Drivers License with a Class “A” CDL with a safe driving record


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent walking, standing, stooping
  • Ability to carry 50 pounds or more
  • Occasionally sitting, crawling, crouching, climbing, and balancing
  • May occasionally require climbing and traveling over various terrains
  • Ability to grasp and hold


Environmental Working Conditions:

  • The position requires some exposure to working outside, insect bites/stings, poisonous plants, and possibly reptiles.
  • Frequent exposure to dry conditions, high and low humidity, wetness, and inclement weather.
  • Exposure to dust, outside work, sunburn, and moving objects (such as heavy equipment or road traffic)
  • Occasional exposure to working over water or working at heights
  • Exposure to chemicals includes, but is not limited to: Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Motor Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Natural Gas, Exhaust Fumes, Insecticides, Chlorine, Asphalt/Tar


Salary: $24.33-$28.75/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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