Equipment Operator I

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    Depending on Experience & Qualifications
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position operates equipment in support of road construction, maintenance, and repair projects of Jasper County.

Major Duties:

  • Operates slope mowers, bush hogs, and weedeaters.
  • Maintains county roads and drainage ditches.
  • Maintains county rights-of-ways.
  • Performs routine repairs and maintenance on assigned equipment; changes oil, repairs and replaces tires, and makes welding repairs.
  • Cleans vehicles and equipment.
  • Completes safety inspections prior to operating equipment; operates equipment according to safety guidelines.
  • Assists in traffic control at work sites.
  • Assists in the training of personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires: Completion of automotive studies or similar discipline and minimum of 1 year related experience or experience equivalent to graduation from a technical or vocational school, a valid South Carolina driver’s license with CDL including appropriate endorsements (no points) and ability to work well independently as well as part of a team. Requires medium-to-heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing or raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 and 45 pounds of force on a recurring basis and up to 50-75 pounds on an occasional basis. Will be expected to perform duties in inclement weather. 

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.