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City of Durham Heavy Equipment Operator in Durham, North Carolina

Heavy Equipment Operator

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Heavy Equipment Operator


$44,601.00 - $68,639.00 Annually


Durham, NC

Job Type

Full time with benefits


Neighborhood Improvement Services

Job Number



3/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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Position Description

Work, Serve, Thrive. With the City of Durham

Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

The Neighborhood Improvement Services Department ( helps Durham maintain thriving, livable neighborhoods by engaging and educating the community, eradicating blight, creating safer neighborhoods, expanding access to fair housing opportunities and supporting neighborhood revitalization. If challenging, meaningful work building stronger communities is for you, join our team in Durham!

Workdays/Hours: Monday -Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position devoted to maintaining and repairing City property, vehicles, roads and traffic systems, equipment and facilities, providing custodial services, and collecting, transporting and disposing municipal solid and yard waste through the performance of semi-skilled and skilled labor and technical work. Incumbents perform a broad range of technical work ranging from routine to specialized skilled labor, technical repairs or operation of heavy equipment. Incumbents may assist in training staff and serve as a lead worker over other staff. Decision-making includes how and when tasks are carried out within an operational process, limited by the selection of the process and establishment of deadlines and outcomes. Incumbents may serve as lead workers at a job site, setting up safe work zones and training and guiding less experienced staff in assignments.

An incumbent is responsible for performing and/or leading skilled maintenance operations for assigned facilities or sites; receiving and processing work orders and service requests; inspecting facility, equipment, and/or vehicle conditions; installing, operating, and/or maintaining devices, vehicles, and other equipment; preparing and maintaining reports and records; addressing safety issues; and performing related duties.


  • Performs and/or assists with coordinating maintenance operations; installs, operates, and/or repairs vehicles, signs, networks, cameras, pumps, pipes, water lines, radio systems, and other devices and equipment at assigned facilities or sites; performs skilled plumbing, carpentry, concrete work, masonry, painting, and welding duties; and/or performs preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment, tools, and small engines.

  • Inspects conditions of equipment, vehicles, signs, networks, cameras, radio systems, devices, and other materials at assigned facilities or sites; sets up work safe zones and detour routes; directs traffic; and addresses safety issues to detect and troubleshoot maintenance-related issues; and ensures compliance with established safety and operational policies and practices.

  • Operates light to heavy equipment, to include backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, front-end loaders, rollers, compactors, camera trucks, and flush trucks.

  • Prepares and maintains reports and records, performs data entry, receives and processes work orders and service requests, and updates work order systems and related databases, to document and facilitate maintenance operations, and ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

  • Operating construction equipment including, but not limited, to backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, front-end loaders, rollers, compactors, camera trucks and flush trucks.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED, HiSet, TASC).

  • Four years of equipment operation, or technical repair experience in areas related to assignment.

  • A valid North Carolina Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

The City of Durham Encourages Diversity in the Workplace

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Work at least six projects outside of normal working hours (evenings/weekends) every year as needed.

  • Ability to life and carry heavy loads.

  • Ability to drive in inclement weather.

Benefits – General Full-Time Employees

  • 11-12 paid holidays per year

  • 12 standard work days of vacation per year

  • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement

  • 2 weeks paid military leave per year

  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans

  • State and City retirement plans

  • Short and long term disability plans

  • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions

  • City contribution of 10.15% into the N.C. State Retirement System

  • Paid funeral leave

  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling

  • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary

  • 48 hours for volunteer work each year*

  • 4 hours parental leave each year

  • Workman's Compensation Insurance

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans

Benefits - Part-Time (1,000 hours or more per year)

  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)

  • State retirement plan

Benefits Part-Time (Average 30 hours per week over 12 month period)

  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)

  • State retirement plan

  • Health Insurance


    Where did you first hear about this opportunity?

  • City of Durham Website

  • Walk in

  • Job fair

  • Employee referral

  • Professional organization Please list the organization in "other" box below

  • Internet posting Please list the specific web site in the "other" box below

  • Craig's List

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn

  • GlassDoor




  • Employment Security Commission

  • Magazine/Newspaper

  • Other


    If you listed "other" above please give specific web site, organization, or publication.


    Please select your highest level of COMPLETED education.

  • Less than a High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)

  • Associates Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PhD or Juris Doctorate


    Please indicate which level of valid, unrestricted, CDL (Commercial Driver's License) license you currently possess?

  • CDL A license

  • CDL B license

  • CDL permit

  • No CDL license


    How many years of equipment operation, or technical repair experience in areas related to assignment do you have?

  • No related experience

  • Less than 1 year of experience

  • 1 year but less than 4 years

  • 4 years but less than 7 years

  • 7 or more years


    I .... (check all that apply):

  • can work at least six projects outside of normal working hours (evenings/weekends) every year as needed.

  • lift and carry heavy loads.

  • can drive in inclement weather.

  • no item above applies to me.

    Required Question