Position:Heavy Equipment Operator – Full Time
Department:Alexander County Landfill
Salary Range:$27,871.30 – $39,381.42
Opening Date:July 19, 2021
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
C&D Duties (50%):
An employee in this class operates heavy equipment such as track loader, compactor, pan, rubber-tired loader, and other equipment to clear land for the landfill, compact/crush construction/demolition waste, haul, spread, and cover landfill construction demolition with dirt, grade, and landscape the landfill site or for other similar purposes. Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment. Conducts waste screenings and maintains cover log. Picks up windblown litter as needed.
Transfer Station Duties (50%):
The employee is responsible for transporting and loading solid waste into trailers in the transfer station and maneuvering around vehicles in a partially confined building. The employee performs preventive maintenance and makes minor repairs to the equipment. Employees are subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, including extreme heat, cold, and noise. Work involves exposure to physical conditions such as moving mechanical parts, atmospheric conditions such as odors and dust, and skin exposure to oils. Employee may be exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood-borne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Solid Waste Director and is reviewed in progress and upon completion for adherence to standards.
• Graduation from high school or GED.
• Valid NC commercial driver’s license
• Construction and operations of heavy equipment is required.
• Experience in handling occupational hazards and proper safety precautions and, working with the public is preferred.
• Must be able to sit on a continual basis while operating equipment.
Who We Are:
Located in the Foothills region of North Carolina, Alexander County is primarily rural in nature. Bordered by the Brushy Mountains to the north and the Catawba River to the south, residents can enjoy a quiet, more isolated area in the country or a more urban setting with lakeside living. The county is rich with history and demographically distinguished by a small town and several rural communities. Alexander County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are elected at-large, serving four-year terms, with a general operating budget of $43 million and approximately 700 employees. The County offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture, and an excellent benefits package.
Applications may be filed online at www.alexandercountync.gov or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be completely filled out, a résumé should not be substituted in lieu of a complete application.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.