Equipment Operator

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has openings for full-time Equipment Operators in Sanitation and Street Departments


Applications and resumes will be accepted from November 12, 2019 until November 25, 2019 in the Human Resources Department (8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday). Applicants will take the Civil Service Exam at the time of the application, or by appointment.

What You'll Do:

  • Operate light, medium and heavy equipment including but not limited to: backhoe, packer truck, dump truck, leaf vacuum, truck, mower, tractor, front-end loader, street sweeper, grader, bucket truck, paver, crack sealer, sewer vacuum truck, etc.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure the safe operation and notify supervisor of needed maintenance and repairs; document each inspection
  • Maintain a salt/plow route or sanitation route as assigned
  • Perform unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled laborer tasks including but not limited to: trash collection, shoveling and raking materials, raking and picking up leaves, breaking up concrete and asphalt, repairing water lines, building forms and pouring concrete, etc.
  • Document work including but not limited to: assignments, time spent, materials and resources used, etc

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: hourly pay is $15.50; plus annual increases as negotiated by AFSCME
  • Year round work
  • Eligible day one for insurances, there is no waiting period! Available insurances:
     -Health (80% of the monthly premium is paid for by The City!)
     -$20K term Life policy with the option to purchase more
     -Voluntary FSA
  • Paid Time off
     -10 paid holidays
     -Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus The City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
     -2 weeks of vacation prorated at 1 year anniversary, then 2 weeks every January 1 after;
     -2 personal days
  • Participation in OPERS (Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System) with The City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages
  • Available 457 Plan

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Has earned a high school diploma or a GED, plus 2 years experience operating medium/heavy/complex equipment or equivalent education and experience
  • Has a valid Ohio CDL
  • Is eligible to drive City vehicles under our vehicle insurance policy
  • Likes to work as a team, but is able to work independently when needed
  • Will work in the various weather conditions found year round in Ohio
  • Is available year round, no seasonal furloughs!
  • Is willing and able to learn and follow City policies and procedures
  • Will always consider safety as the number one priority

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application and return it to Human Resources (HR) before 4:00pm on November 25, 2019. Applications may be downloaded here or are available from HR. Resumes are not required, but they are recommended
  • A Civil Service Exam will be administered at the time of the application


 Equal Opportunity Employer