Job Description

If you like to feel a sense of accomplishment in your work and would enjoy the early morning hours and camaraderie of working on a snowplow crew, we’d love to have you join our team!

Position may be filled as an Equipment Operator I, or II depending on qualifications and department needs.

The City of Littleton is seeking an Equipment Operator to join our talented Streets team. Our Equipment Operators are responsible for maintaining, repairing and constructing streets and other projects for the city. Equipment Operators regularly operate single and tandem axle dump trucks or other assigned vehicles. These positions are also essential for plowing snow during inclement weather to keep our roadways and citizens safe.

The ideal candidate is looking for a stable, year-round position offering generous benefits and enjoys hard work and being part of a team. The ideal candidate has experience in utility or road maintenance work as well as snow removal.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. Home to a vibrant and historic downtown, and a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see the 2024 Benefit Guide.

Generous Leave:

  • 16 days (128 hours) paid vacation leave annually during the first 5 years of employment, incrementally increasing after 5 years
  • 12 days (96 hours) paid sick leave
  • 10.5 paid holidays
  • PLUS an additional 5 days (40 hours) paid floating holiday leave annually

Health Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health plan with low-cost premiums
  • Dedicated employee clinic blocks away from Littleton Center that is 100% FREE for enrolled employees and dependents, including FREE prescriptions
  • Wellness Incentive Program (employee and spouse can earn up to $300 each annually)
  • Zero cost (no premium) dental and vision for employees

Retirement Benefits:

  • 401a plan with employer contributing 8%
  • 457 plan (optional)

Other Benefits:

  • Life Insurance
  • Short term and long-term disability
  • Boot and Uniform Allowance
  • Prescriptive Safety Eye Glass Allowance
  • Voluntary free identity theft protection
  • Voluntary critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity coverage
  • Free family planning services
  • Training and Development

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities.

Starting pay range for Equipment Operator I: $23.16 - $25.16 per hour

Starting pay range for Equipment Operator II: $24.83 - $27.45 per hour


Work Schedule:  7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Must be available nights and weekends as needed for snow removal. Overtime opportunities are available throughout the year for special events and projects.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified or the position is filled, but preference will be given to complete applications received by June 17, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists asphalt and concrete construction crews, road maintenance crews, and traffic maintenance crews by performing semi-skilled tasks that maintain, repair or construct streets and other public works projects.
  • Assists with the installation and maintenance of traffic signs and marking streets and crosswalks. Uses hand tools to repair and replace signs and signposts.
  • Drives and operates single and tandem axle dump trucks with or without trailers as assigned to haul asphalt, dirt, snow, concrete, or other construction-related materials or debris to/from work sites.
  • Drives and operates single and tandem axle dump trucks to plow and clear snow and ice from assigned snow routes. Spreads a salt mixture over hazardous portions of roadways as required.
  • Operates patch truck, loader, mag chloride tank, distributor, and crack sealer.
  • Assists with weed control along street rights-of-way as required by applying weed sprays.
  • Serves as a certified flagger, setting up construction and road work zones, to ensure safety for pedestrians, vehicles, and staff.
  • Performs operator's maintenance and inspections daily as required for all assigned pieces of equipment.
  • Observes and follows established city and department policies and procedures in the daily conduct of the job.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs similar duties and projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications for Equipment Operator I:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Three (3) months of utility or traffic/road maintenance work experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Class B CDL license or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, DOT drug screen and DOT physical.

Minimum Qualifications for Equipment Operator II:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, and
  • Two (2) years of experience as an Equipment Operator I; or
  • An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Class B CDL license or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, DOT drug screen and DOT physical.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Requires basic knowledge of the principles and techniques of street construction and maintenance; concrete construction, and traffic signs and signals; the use of assigned equipment, hand and power tools, and the skill and ability to apply those principles and techniques to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires the skill and ability to perform strenuous physical labor to assist street construction and maintenance crews including, but not limited to, the skill and ability to hand shovel hot and cold asphalt, dirt, pieces of concrete and construction-related debris; shoveling/plowing snow and ice; using a hand rake to rake and smooth asphalt and concrete; install, remove, and move concrete forms; lifting, pushing, and pulling construction equipment and construction materials; operating a pneumatic jackhammer; a gasoline-powered dirt tamper; and performing other semi-skilled tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to safely operate vehicles and equipment including the ability to enter and exit the vehicle during the workday; ability to read, understand and use road and street maps, read road and street signs, follow oral and written directions; read and follow operator's instructions and manuals for the care and use of assigned vehicles and equipment.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
 

  • Essential duties are performed outdoors and include exposure to adverse weather conditions; frequent exposure to dusts and mechanical hazards; occasional exposure to fumes, odors, mists, and gases; occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; vibrations from equipment operation; and frequent exposure to vehicle and equipment noise.  Minimal activities are performed indoors in a shop environment. Use of protective hearing devices and eyesight protection is required for equipment operation and activities to reduce noise exposure to permissible OSHA noise exposure levels and prevent eye injury.
  • Requires the skill and ability to perform strenuous physical labor to assist street construction and maintenance crews including, but not limited to, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 75 pounds with or without assistance.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

Single and tandem axle dump trucks, pick-up trucks; two-way radio and conventional telephone; pneumatic jackhammer, and gasoline-powered dirt tamper; electric saws and drills; sledge hammer, pick axe, shovel, rake and hand tools; air wrenches, power car wash equipment; weed spray dispensers, plow and sand truck, loader, patch truck, and jackhammer.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Littleton is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and intends to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other non-job related characteristic, and to hire and retain the best-qualified individuals without regard to any of these factors. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on a protected class.

The City of Littleton will consider reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process and employment. Applicants and employees can request an accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 303-795-3857 or emailing hr@littletongov.org.

 

Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace

The City of Littleton is committed to the health and safety of all its employees. To ensure a safe and productive work environment the city prohibits the use, sale, dispensation, manufacture, distribution or possession of alcohol, drugs, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia on any city premises or worksites. No employee shall report to work or be at work with alcohol or with any detectable amount of prohibited drugs in the employee's system. A detectable amount refers to the standards generally used in workplace drug & alcohol testing. This prohibition specifically includes marijuana, and decriminalized psychedelics whether used for medical purposes or obtained legally under state law.

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