City of University City
  • 17-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • University City, MO, USA
  • 44431-70098 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Title: Heavy Equipment Operator - Solid Waste Division

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $44,431 - $70,098

Two Openings


The Heavy Equipment Operator performs skilled work involving the operation of heavy, complex, or specialized equipment. Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of machinery including making minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Heavy Equipment Operators are required to effectively operate several types of automotive equipment and related specialized equipment. Work in this class is distinguished from that of an equipment operator by the size and complexity of the equipment operated and the nature of work assignments. Assignments for new or special jobs will be given in detail, but repeating jobs will be performed independently. Work is subject to review upon completion. Work is performed under the direction of the Sanitation Superintendent.


  • Operates high-lift, automated refuse truck, roll-off, and rear loading refuse equipment
  • Operates tractor-trailer combine with the ability to operate City transfer station
  • Operates power street sweeper in cleaning City streets.
  • Operates small power & hand tools
  • Makes minor repairs of equipment and keeps equipment clean
  • May operate a pick-up truck or other automotive equipment as required
  • May perform manual labor tasks
  • Will be required to keep written records
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of the laws and ordinances regulating the operation of automotive vehicles
  • Knowledge of the geography of University City
  • Skill in the operation of heavy or complex automotive equipment and in making operating repairs and adjustments under emergency conditions.
  • Knowledge of the mechanics of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to operate a variety of types of heavy and complex machinery.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral or written orders.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor, often under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and fellow workers.


  • A High School diploma or equivalent certification.
  • Between one and three years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • A valid, current Class "A" CDL is required or able to obtain it in six months.
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