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Public Works Operator

Public Works Operator

McKenzie County

Position Summary
The Operator position within McKenzie County Public Works is responsible for operating heavy equipment and/or trucks to maintain the roads, bridges, and right of ways of roads throughout McKenzie County, as well as transport essential materials. This position is located in Watford City, ND and scheduled for Monday – Thursday during the Winter months and Monday-Friday in the summer months. Level and salary commensurate with experience.

Essential Job Functions

                 Operate heavy equipment such as dozer, grader, front-end loader, backhoe, mower, excavator, etc. to perform a variety of road maintenance, repair, construction duties, and other assigned tasks relating to roads, bridges, and right of ways.

                 Operates a dump truck to deliver materials for road work including dirt, gravel, and asphalt; operate a tractor-trailer to deliver equipment to work sites

                 Install and maintain ditches and drainage culverts, guardrails, fences, roadway signs, traffic control devices, and other items and equipment that enhance the safety of County highways and drives.

                 Prepare roads for accessibility, which includes preparing shoulder, spraying chemicals, laying gravel, etc.; assists in the building, repair, and re-habilitation of new and substandard roads, including culvert installation, road shaping, etc.

                 Perform winter road maintenance and snow removal through plowing, sanding, and other activities to ensure that roads remain passable.  Verify, file and maintain all documents

                 Other duties as assigned for business needs

Minimum Qualifications

                 High School Diploma or GED equivalent

                 1 year experience truck driving OR 3 years’ experience operating heavy equipment

                 Valid driver’s license

                 Strong communication skills

                 Ability to work in a team environment

                 Must be able to report to Watford City , ND daily at required schedule time

                 Physical requirements and working conditions:

          Able to handle exposure to noise and extreme weather conditions

          Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, kneel, stoop, sit, walk extensively

Preferred Qualifications

  • Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Range: $29.75 - $32.20 per hour - DOE

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care -Flexible Spending- Program Group Life Insurance – Retirement - Optional Deferred Comp Plan- Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at    www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/veterans-preference-state/documentation-required-applicant     and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Submit resume and/or application by mail, email or hand deliver to:

McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th ST NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854

Equal Opportunity Employer


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