Motor Equipment Operator I - Sanitation Division

Job Title: Motor Equipment Operator I - Sanitation Division

Salary range: $14.94

Department: Public Works

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you have what it takes to be part of our team?  The City of Dover is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Motor Equipment Operator I in the Sanitation Division of Public Works Department.  The primary duties of this position is to perform labor in support of City operations within the Sanitation Division., which involve a variety of semi-skilled tasks associated with the collection and transportation of municipal solid waste.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate motor equipment to transport materials, tools, equipment, or personnel to job sites, load or haul dirt, or pick up debris from job sites.
  • Operate equipment such as trash/refuse pick up, snow removal, or other specialized operations
  • Complete job-related logs and forms
  • Overtime is required as needed
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy work lifting up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • Minimum of six (6) months of related experience preferred
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or the ability to obtain a CDL permit within two (2) months and CDL license within six (6) months is required  
  • Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical associated with the CDL
  • Pre-employment 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, and 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: $14.94

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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