Heavy Equipment Operator I,II or III

Department: Public Works

Division:  Streets

Hourly Rates: Level 1 $16.10-$24.96  Level 2: $17.75-$27.52  Level 3: $19.57-$30.34

General Purpose:

The Equipment Operator I, II, III operates a variety of automotive vehicles, heavy equipment such as Backhoe & Skid-Steer Loader, and various hand and power tools in the construction, maintenance, and repair of storm water management facilities. This work is performed under intermediate supervision – the incumbent performs a variety of routine work within established procedures and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments; work is reviewed periodically through observation, completion of work orders, and review of results achieved.

Essential Functions:

NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Operate a wide range of automotive vehicles, power and hand tools that may include backhoes, fork lifts, tractors, street rollers, street sweepers, compressors, dump trucks, front-end loaders, trenchers, drills, quickie saws, and jackhammers.

Transport equipment and materials to and from job sites; transport maintenance workers to work site; haul refuse, brush, rock, materials, and equipment.

Repair pot holes, roads and curbs; dig, form, pour, and finish concrete work; raise and lower manholes; remove trees, brush and other debris from roads; clean storm drains; clean and repair storm water drains.

Inspect and maintain assigned equipment; check oil and perform basic service tasks; report malfunctions; prepare equipment; wash and fuel equipment.

Perform manual labor as required.

Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

General knowledge of departmental and municipal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

General knowledge of asphalt, sidewalk, and storm drain repair and maintenance.

General knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules, and practices of the work.

General knowledge of operation and routine maintenance of light weight equipment.

Ability to perform a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks.

Ability to safely operate a variety of automotive vehicles, heavy equipment, various hand and power tools.

Ability to utilize a computer and Microsoft Word/Excel for record keeping and documentation.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

This position is performed with general knowledge – incumbent is generally familiar with information contained in relevant source documents or in a particular subject field, can seek additional resources for further information.

Note: The Equipment Operator III position performs job duties with working knowledge – the incumbent has ability to recall and apply important and commonly-used information from relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field.

Minimum Qualifications:

Equipment Operator I:

High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by a minimum of two years of experience in the operation and routine maintenance of medium and heavy equipment.

Equipment Operator II:

Must have met all minimum requirements for an Equipment Operator I.

Two years of service with the City of Winter Park.

Complete minimum of 240 hours of cross training with other utility divisions.

Equipment Operator III:

Must have met all minimum requirements for an Equipment Operator II.

Four years of service with the City of Winter Park as an Equipment Operator II or equivalent previous work experience.

Complete minimum of 540 hours of cross training with other utility divisions.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.


Equipment Operator I:

Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License, Class B or higher with air brake endorsement, or have a CDL Permit and the ability to get the license within six months of hire.

Complete basic Work Zone Safety Certification within one year of hire.

Equipment Operator II/III:

Possess and maintain first aid and CPR certificate.

Possess and maintain a Florida DOT approved maintenance of traffic certificate.

Complete a Trench Safety or Confined Space course.

NOTE: All required certifications must be current at the time of application and maintained in an active state as a condition of continued employment.



This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force repetitively to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.

Ability to ascend/descend stairs, scaffolds, and ladders.

Ability to traverse about a variety of environments and obstacles throughout the city, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to remain stationary at job-sites for extended periods of time and repetitively operate related equipment for repairs/maintenance.

Ability to position oneself to work in confined or difficult to reach spaces.

Ability to manipulate objects, demonstrate small, precise movements, and operate necessary equipment such as small hand and power tools repetitively or continuously.


Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.


Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.