Equipment Operator I or II- Landfill- $26+ & Up to $5000 Bonus!

Salary: Equipment Operator I: Hiring Range: $26.25-$26.75 Equipment Operator II: Hiring Range: $28.35-$28.85
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted May 17, 2023
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The Solid Waste & Recycling Center is seeking a team player who is excited to be part of the Landfill Department and willing to learn. Eagle County Government is looking for an Equipment Operator I or II. Position placement will depend on experience The Equipment Operator I or II maintains and operates light and heavy equipment used in the daily operation of the County’s landfill specific to established municipal solid waste landfilling practices. The Equipment Operator II performs skilled equipment operation tasks that may include but are not limited to, stormwater controls, cell development, slope building, road maintenance, etc.

Hiring Range:

  • Equipment Operator I: Hiring Range: $26.25-$26.75
  • Equipment Operator II: Hiring Range: $28.35-$28.85

$5000 bonus: $2500 sign-on bonus, paid out on employee’s first paycheck & up to $2500 retention bonus, paid out after 6 months of employment, based on attendance and performance.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Essential Duties- Operator I

  • Operates heavy equipment for facility construction projects as well as, manages waste at the working face including pushing, separating, spreading, compacting and covering of trash, landfill road construction, leachate management, light snow plowing, and hydroseeding.
  • Monitors the working area for hazardous materials when compacting trash.
    Directs traffic at the working face during daily business and relays load types to the scale attendants.
  • Cleans, services and makes minor repairs to assigned equipment including complete walk-around inspection checking for leaks, broken parts, and correct fluid levels; reports equipment problems to supervisor.
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities in regard to landfill equipment operation.
  • Ensures compliance with departmental policies, procedures, and safety practices.
  • Keeps in constant communication with the landfill Crew Leader.
  • Maintains stormwater control best practices to include, but not limited to: ditches, culverts, outfalls, drainages, etc.
  • Performs manual labor associated with daily and equipment operations.
  • Required to respond to calls during off-hours if contacted by the County.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials safely and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Serves the community by demonstrating Eagle County Government mission and core values and following relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Duties- Operator II

All duties of an Operator I and…

  • Maintains stormwater control best practices to include but not limited to ditches, culverts, outfalls, drainages, etc.
  • Performs complex equipment operations in regard to solid waste and recycling construction projects, cell development, final slope build-out, etc.
  • Serves as the lead operator in the absence of the landfill Crew Leader.
  • Assists the landfill Crew Leader with the training of equipment operators on proper procedures and methods.
  • Performs manual labor associated with daily and equipment operations.
  • Required to respond to duty calls during off-hours if contacted by the County.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Operator I Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience operating construction equipment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • May be required to obtain additional certifications depending on the area(s) of assignment.
  • Machinery, equipment, repairs, and procedures used in landfill or construction work.
  • Operation of Machinery and equipment associated with landfill or construction work.
  • Matching equipment operation to the situation.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Read, understand, and follow written and verbal instructions in order to operate machinery and other equipment.
  • Concentrate and pay close attention to detail, e.g., identifying hazardous materials which may have been discarded.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Operator II Qualifications

All of the qualifications of an Operator I and…

  • Two (2) years of experience operating landfill and construction equipment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Terminology associated with municipal solid waste management.
  • Federal, State, and Local regulations associated with a Subtitle D landfill.
  • Learn to use machinery or equipment to perform more advanced tasks.

Culture & Benefits

Working in local government is one of the best career paths in the mountains. ‘Your Career will Soar with Eagle County’. Get started with us today!

  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities,
  • FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement. 
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.
  • As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Great benefits! See the details

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employees only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar-for-dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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