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



Performs construction, maintenance and repair of municipal streets and storm water drains for the City’s Public Works Department   Work is performed under general supervision with some latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Position relies on expertise and experience, following established policies and procedures to perform job duties.  Work is reviewed through observation for compliance with work orders and established policies and procedures.


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.

Operate a wide range of automotive vehicles, power and hand tools that may include, backhoe, fork lift, tractor, street roller, street sweeper, compressor, dump truck, front-end loader, trencher, drill, quickie saws and jackhammer.

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.

Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.

Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Perform other work as assigned.


Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices.

Knowledge of operation and routine maintenance of lightweight equipment.

Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices.

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


Equipment Operator I

High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented by 2 years of experience in the operation and routine maintenance of medium and heavy equipment. Any combination of at least two of Backhoe, excavator, or skid steer experience required.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Commercial Driver License Class “B” or higher with air brake endorsement or have the permit and ability to get the license within 6 months of hire.

Must complete the basic Work zone safety certification within 1st year of hire.

Equipment Operator II

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

Two years of service with the City of Winter Park.

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

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.


Paving Crew Operator Double drum roller, traffic roller and paver  experience preferred.

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.

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



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


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 frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity as well as oral communication ability.