Heavy Equipment Operator II

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    Dependent Upon Experience
  • Announcement Date:


Position Summary:

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

Major Duties:

  • Operates heavy equipment including motor graders, dozers, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dump trucks, tractors and lowboys.
  • Maintains county roads and drainage ditches; installs drainage pipes.
  • Performs routine repairs and maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • 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.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of equipment operation guidelines.
  • Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair guidelines.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the State of South Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Application Procedure:

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

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