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compensation: $13.46 - $16.62 Hourly
employment type: full-time

Applications will be accepted on-line from June 19, 2019 until the position is filled at the website address

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager of Streets & Roads and reporting to Heavy Equipment Operator and Supervisors, this position is responsible for equipment operations and the maintenance of all district roadways, drainage ways and associated public infrastructure. Employee handles normal, reoccurring assignments, new and unusual assignments and implement policy matter assignments. May lead members of crew involving peers, contract placement and/or seasonal part-time employees.

Essential Job Functions

Operates various assigned equipment, trucks, water trucks, power brooms, street sweepers, mowers, asphalt and paving equipment, steel wheeled and rubber tired rollers and other public works devices in a safe and efficient manner.
Performs mowing, snow and ice removal and sanding operations.
Assists in traffic control for projects.
Inspects and maintains equipment for safe operations.
Maintains equipment for safe operations including, but not limited to regular inspection, review of need for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and equipment in operation, washing, performing minor repairs, greasing and changing cutting edges, requesting and ensuring completion of repairs.
Monitors and accounts for materials usage. Performs required paperwork and documentation.
May lead members of like or lower classification for task specific projects.
Attends assigned training.
Other duties as assigned.


Applicant must possess knowledge and have experience in construction equipment operation and construction practices.


Must possess skills to operate equipment is a safe manner and to use hand and power tools, materials and equipment of the trade.


Must have the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the public, coworkers and contractors, to speak and write clearly and to maintain effective working relationships with others.
Must have a willingness to continue to learn new information, skills and abilities.

Education / Certifications Required

Must have a High School diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience Required

Must have one year related experience.

Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.)

Licenses or Certificates

Must have and maintain a valid Colorado Class “A” CDL with an “N” (Tank Vehicles) or “X” (Tanker & Hazardous Materials) endorsement, or the ability to obtain a Colorado Class “A” CDL within the ninety (90) days from date of hire or provisional period. License can have no restrictions that would prohibit the operation of District equipment.
Must be a Certified Flagger or become certified within one (1) year from date of hire.

Internal Advancement Levels

Employee must demonstrate competent operation of equipment and personal performance as listed in the below criteria:

Level 1:

Entry level. Must complete or maintain the Colorado Class “A” CDL with an “N” or “X” endorsement within 90 days of date of hire. Must complete or maintain the Certified Flagger certificate within one (1) year from date of hire.

Level 2:

Must demonstrate basic operating skills and competency on 1/2, ¾, 1 ton and tandem dump trucks with trailers, steel and rubber tire rollers, up to 15’ batwing mowers, front end loaders, front loading bucket of backhoes, and tandem dump trucks with sanding and plow attachments. Must operate various small equipment for performing road, drainage and maintenance tasks. In addition to the above operational skills equally required to attain Level 2 is the employee’s demonstrated ability to work well with others as a team, to understand the goals and objectives of the Public Works department. This level is typically reached and maintained after one year of employment.

Level 3:

Must demonstrate operating skills and competency on equipment classified for CDL Class A license of 26,000 lbs. and greater. In addition to Level 2 equipment operating skills, this level includes enhanced operation of street sweepers, tandem dumps with trailers hauling heavy equipment, water trucks, and backhoe operation with excavating bucket. Must have begun training on motor grader and excavator. Must demonstrate teamwork with potential frontline supervisory and leadership skills to be considered for Heavy Equipment Operator when and if position becomes available and within budget considerations. This level is typically reached and maintained after two years of employment.

Special Requirements

Must wear all required Personal Protection Equipment.

Physical Demands

Frequently requires heavy lifting, shoveling, digging, reaching, stooping, bending, crawling, crouching, climbing and walking over rough and uneven terrain.

Unusual Demands

Worker is subject to being on call and providing assistance during emergencies, subject to reoccurring deadlines and interruptions, subject to work hazards and unpleasant conditions, occasionally works unusual hours, weekends and holidays, exposure to inclement weather.

FLSA Status


Work Schedule

Position requires outside work even when there is heat, cold, ice, snow, sun, etc. Variable seasonal work schedule can be changed with little notice. Working long hours may also be needed given weather changes.

Pueblo West Metro District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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