Posted September 13, 2023
Heavy Equipment Operator
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.
Operates all motorized equipment for Macon Water Authority jobs. Oversees and assists in waterline maintenance and repair. Runs crew in the absence of the Supervisor. Answers to Distribution Supervisor
Operates backhoe, bulldozer, Track-hoe, etc. or any rented equipment required for a special job
Operates a variety of equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the 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
Acts as Supervisor if absent
Performs related duties as required or assigned by Supervisor
Two years of experience operating skills of heavy equipment [i.e., backhoes]
High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid Georgia Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
Class A CDL required
Frequent walking, standing, stooping
Ability to carry 50 pounds or more.
Occasionally sitting, crawling, crouching, climbing, and balancing.
May occasionally require climbing and may involve 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 reviewed and those selected for the hiring process will be contacted.
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