Equipment Operator I

Muscatine, Iowa
Public Works
Muscatine, IA
23.83  Hourly
22.41  Hourly
M-F 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Construction, maintenance, & repair of public works infrastructure.  Drive medium to heavy duty trucks in hauling various materials; perform manual work in clearing work sites of debris.  Load & unload materials by hand or use of a front-end loader; perform road maintenance; sweep with hand tools.  Snow removal, sanding, & salting of roadways & street cleaning.  Operate equipment to clean & repair sewer collection system.  May operate a variety of other pieces of light, medium, or heavy equipment in the absence of regular operators, or for training purposes.  Fabricate signs & barricades.  Operate & maintain manual & power-driven stripping machines.  Perform related work as required.


  • Some experience in manual labor work & operation of light or medium weight trucks; or any equivalent combination of experience & training which provides the following knowledge, abilities, & skills:
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations & the safe operation of medium to heavy weight trucks
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with & around mechanized equipment
  • Knowledge of principles & operation of motor equipment sufficient to detect defective operation
  • Skill in the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy items, be mobile, & in good physical health
  • Ability to perform manual labor related to the operation of motorized equipment
  • Ability to understand & carry out oral & basic written instructions
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance at work, including ability to be in an on call rotation.
  • Ability to engage in cordial, cooperative, and professional interactions with coworkers at all times. 
  • Ability to pass physical and drug screen following job offer
  • Possession of current Commercial Driver’s License of the license & must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier, & maintain such throughout employment
  • Must reside within 30 air miles of City limits