Position title
Equipment Operator - Water/Wastewater (for future openings)


We are not actively seeking applications for this position at this time. However, applications received will be kept on file in the event of future openings. If you have not been contacted within twelve (12) months of the date you submitted your application, you will need to submit an updated application at that time.

This is a semi-skilled and frequently minor supervisory work in the operation of trucks and related automotive equipment, including attached mechanical equipment, as a major portion of work assignments.


Employees in this class are responsible for the skilled and safe operation of automotive equipment and for the prompt execution of assignments according to established routine or special instructions received from a supervisor. Employees may also perform manual labor, and the duties frequently include responsibility for supervising employees assigned to trucks as loaders or helpers. Where equipment operation is less difficult or strenuous, there is added responsibility for performance of supervisory or related semi-skilled tasks. Work is reviewed through personal inspection and through observation of compliance with established work or route schedules.

MAJOR JOB TASKS: (All duties listed may not be found in each position. Also, this list does not necessarily include all tasks which may be assigned to positions in this class.)

  • Perform rough carpentry work such as building concrete forms, wooden fences, shipping crates, and other work in connection with the construction and maintenance of water and sewer utilities, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, bridges, and railings.
  • Perform such tasks as finishing concrete and setting forms for curbs and gutters.
  • Perform rough sign and other brush and spray painting work not involving difficult or original lettering; repair, fabricate, and erect metal and wooden street signs; lay out and paint center lines and lane lines in streets, crosswalks, and parking places.
  • Operate light truck and other automotive and related equipment.
  • Operate mechanical saws, cut trees and branches, observe precautions against personal injury or property damage.
  • Perform miscellaneous mechanical and maintenance repair tasks requiring familiarity with basic trade practices in carpentry, painting, masonry, plumbing, or similar operations.
  • Drive trucks hauling dirt, sand, gravel, lumber, and other materials to or from places of work.
  • Service equipment and make minor field repairs and adjustments; report the need for major repairs to equipment.
  • Supervise, as required, and perform manual labor in loading, unloading, or other related work as required.
  • Perform related work as required.
  • Operate small trenching equipment.
  • Operate video equipment and make repairs to electronics.
  • Any other task deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.

Experience: Some experience in the operation of trucks and related automotive equipment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Some knowledge of the methods and techniques of automotive equipment operation.
  • Some knowledge of the traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in the operation of automotive vehicles.
  • Some knowledge of occupational hazards of applicable safety precautions in operating equipment.
  • Some knowledge of the geography of the city, including the locations of streets, or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
  • Skill in the operation of various types of standard automotive equipment as demonstrated by a driving test.
  • Ability to perform tasks such as, but not limited to, repairs to water utilities, sewer utilities, roads, landscaping, etc.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maneuver various sized vehicles.
  • Eyesight sufficient to pass a standard driving test.
  • Physical strength and endurance to perform heavy manual labor, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk on even or rough terrain, rocky or sandy soil, or in wet or slippery conditions.
  • Ability to enter manholes and to work in close and enclosed areas.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and perform heavy lifting as required in the position.
  • Ability to handle moderate to extreme weather conditions (temperatures, heat, rain, cold, etc.)

Other Requirements:

  • Mandatory to work overtime and/or alternating shifts, including weekends, as required.
  • Must maintain a valid Alabama commercial driver license (CDL) to drive CC vehicles (Class B).
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
Job Benefits
  • Medical and Dental Insurance for Employees (City pays full cost of employee’s coverage, and a portion of dependent coverage)
  • AirMedCare Network (free membership for all full-time employees)
  • Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center (free membership for all full-time employees)
  • RSA (Retirement Systems of Alabama) Retirement Benefits
  • Paid Life Insurance Coverage (City pays entire cost.)
  • Education Incentives
    • 5% of Salary Education Benefit for Associates Degree for Classified Employees (even for unrelated field)
    • 5% of Salary Education Benefit for Employees with an Honorable Discharge from the Military
    • 10% of Salary Education Benefit for Bachelors Degree or Higher for Classified Employees (even for unrelated field)
  • Earned Vacation Leave (Employees may carry over vacation to the following year up to a maximum of 240 hours):
    • 1-5 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 6.66 hours per month
    • 5-10 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 8.66 hours per month
    • 10-15 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 12 hours per month
    • 15+ Years of Continuous Service: Earn 13.33 hours per month
  • Earned Sick Leave: 4 hours per pay period, up to 960 hours. (Employees on 24 hour shifts: 6 hours per pay period up to 1272 hours.)
  • Vacation/Sick Leave Donation Bank
  • Paid Time Off for Jury Duty
  • Paid Holidays
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday After Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Uniforms and Uniform Maintenance for Employees Required to Wear Uniforms
  • Direct Deposit of Earnings
  • Payroll Deductions for Employee’s Convenience:
    • RSA2
    • PEBSCO
    • FOP Dues
    • Alabama Peace Officers Annuity
    • Firefighter Association Dues for Fire Rescue
    • Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • FICA Benefits
Employment Type
Water and/or Wastewater Departments
Job Location
1717 Eva Road NE, Cullman, Alabama, 35055, USA
Working Hours
7:30AM - 3:30PM (or other hours as determined by supervisor)
Base Salary
$15.99-$22.39 Per hour
Date posted
August 1, 2019
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Position: Equipment Operator - Water/Wastewater (for future openings)

Thank you for submitting your application. Your application will be placed into a file for consideration for the job for which you applied.

Your application will remain on file for a period of twelve (12) months. If you are not chosen for this position and are still interested in being considered for employment at the end of that twelve month period, please submit an updated application at that time.

If you have questions concerning your application, please contact the Human Resources Department during regular office hours.


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