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Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 04/09/2024
Department: Public Works-Transfer Station
Salary Grade: 61

Compensation: $31,837
Hours: Full-time (Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturdays)

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties & Responsibilities

The days scheduled to work are (Mon, Tue, Fri and Sat).


Driving trucks, front end loaders, backhoes, dozers, graders, forklifts and any other equipment that is required to continue operations of the Transfer station. It may be necessary to help with other jobs within and around the Transfer Station.  This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life. This position operates under the standard daily operating procedure of an Equipment Operator, using heavy equipment related to job performed. Performs daily safety equipment checks, equipment operation check and complete load inspection reports. May require operating scales on a part time basis. Along with any other work assigned.


Reports public complaints/concerns to the Transfer Station Supervisor.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Transfer Station Supervisor

ENVIRONMENTAL: Outside 95% Inside 5%

Minimum Requirements

Experience driving heavy equipment required.


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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