Motor Equipment Operator I - Streets Division

Job Title: Motor Equipment Operator I - Streets Division

Salary range: DOE Labor Grade 11

Location: Streets Division

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 qualified applicants for the position of Motor Equipment Operator I in the Streets Division.  The essential function of this position within the organization is to perform labor in support of City operations within the Streets Division.

The primary duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, a combination of equipment operation and labor tasks which involve a variety of semi-skilled tasks associated with the maintenance of City infrastructure.  The successful candidate will work under a varying degree of supervision.  Normal duty hours are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Overtime is required as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate motor equipment to transport materials, tools, personnel to job sites, load or haul dirt, and/or pick up debris from job sites
  • Operate specialized motor equipment to support City operations such as snow removal, street sanding, street sweeping, sewer cleaning and catch basin cleaning and/or repair/replacement
  • Assist in snow removal operating various pieces of equipment ranging from single axle dump trucks with plows to backhoes
  • Inspect motor equipment daily and perform minor maintenance
  • Complete job-related logs and forms and assist in providing information to the public
  • Ability to perform to medium to heavy work lifting up to 75 pounds on a regular basis

Required Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • The ability to obtain a CDL permit within two (2) months and CDL license w/tanker endorsement within six (6) months is required
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year of pavements and construction equipment related experience


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A criminal background investigation and driver’s license 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

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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.

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