Job Details

Equipment Operator

Division: Water/Wastewater
Contact Name: Tammy Smoke
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (740) 670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 1/12/2018
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Position Description:

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.

Operates VAC truck to clean sewer mains, manholes, step tanks, pump station wet wells, etc.

Inspects sewer lines, leaks and/or breaks by operating the Closed Circuit TV camera equipment.

Operates and maintains department equipment (i.e., back hoe, front loader, tractor, dump truck, tanker).

Responds to routine and emergency situations/service calls related to the collection system.

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on VAC truck and equipment. • Performs water/wastewater operator duties as needed.

Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.

Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.

Brief Description:

The Equipment Operator is responsible for day to day operations including operating a Mini-Excavator, Backhoe / Front-End Loader, Jet Vacuum Truck, Sewer Camera Equipment and Tanker Truck to maintain and clean the collection system for the Water/Wastewater Department.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); and one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes.**May be acquired after hire and obtained prior to the end of the probationary period.

 Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):

Candidate must have experience operating a Mini-Excavator and Backhoe in and around tight areas, including existing utilities. Candidate should have experience operating Jet Vacuum Truck and Sewer Camera Equipment. General knowledge of equipment and be able to learn to operate quickly. Candidate should have experience in performing sewer and water taps and gravity manhole inspection. Class I Water Treatment Operator’s Certificate and Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certificate is preferred.

Application Procedure:

Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at


$18.00 - $21.31 / hour. 

7:30AM - 4:00PM, weekends, holidays, on-call required

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly