Motor Equipment Operator I - Sanitation

Job Title: Motor Equipment Operator I - Sanitation

Salary range: $14.50 per hour

Department: Public Works

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

Motor Equipment Operator I

Sanitation Division

Public Works Department

The Sanitation Division of the Public Works Department is seeking a team player for the position of Motor Equipment Operator I.  The primary duty of this position is to perform labor in support of City operations within the Sanitation Division, which involves 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, 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

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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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