Motor Equipment Operator I

Job Title: Motor Equipment Operator I

Salary range: $14.50

Department: Water-Wastewater

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

The City of Dover is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Motor Equipment Operator I in the Water/Wastewater Division of the Department of Water & Wastewater. The primary duties of this position are to assist the Water/Wastewater crew in the installation, repair, operation and maintenance of all water and wastewater facilities within the City through the operation of specialized motor equipment, hand and power tools.

Job Responsibilities

  • Installation and repair of water mains and services
  • Installation and repair of sewer lines and laterals
  • Perform regular water system flushing and the utilization of a jetter/vacuum truck to clean and maintain sewer lines
  • Assist in pump station maintenance and video inspections
  • Inspect motor equipment daily and perform minor maintenance
  • Complete job-related logs and forms and assist in providing information to the public

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and tank endorsements or ability to obtain CDL permit within two (2) months and CDL license within six (6) months of employment
  • Work on a 24-7 rotating on-call schedule, as well as night shifts twice a year. Each night shift will be for approximately two (2) to three (3) weeks
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy work lifting 75 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol test

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A criminal background investigation and driving record review will be required. Candidates may be given a job-related test during the interview.


  • Health, dental, vision and group life insurance
  • 401a and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Paid vacation and sick leave

To Apply Submit the Following

Ethical conduct and honest behavior are our basic organizational values. Candidates will be instrumental in assisting to make Dover a place where people want to live through our motto – Dedication, Ownership, Vision, Excellence and Reliability

City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hourly Rate: $14.50

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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