Equipment Operator III - Solid Waste - Fayetteville - job 1197192

City of Fayetteville, NC

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Employment type: Full-time



The City of Fayetteville's Public Services Department is currently recruiting for an Equipment Operator III for our Solid Waste Division to operate medium and heavy power-driven equipment requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (such as refuse trucks, yard waste trucks, excavators, road-graders, knuckle boom truck, etc.), to assist with the collection of municipal solid waste, recycling materials and other debris removal from City streets and rights-of-way, as well as to maintain and upkeep streets, rights-of-way, parks, horticulture, cemeteries, and other City property. Acts as a lead worker on a crew; and to perform other maintenance related duties as assigned.

For an inside peek at a day in the life of an Equipment Operator III in Solid Waste, watch the video below.

To learn more about our department visit our Solid Waste Services site click here.


  • Perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of the most difficult and complex heavy construction and maintenance equipment such as compressors, cement mixers, skip loaders, knuckle boom, bucket trucks, and various other equipment, in support of a variety of maintenance and construction activities, including excavating, grading, loading, municipal solid waste, recycling, debris removal and related operations.
  • Participate in all required training classes both in the classroom and in the field and practice all safety rules and procedures; exhibit safe movements while operating trucks and equipment.
  • Participate in the repair and maintenance of City owned properties such as parks, cemeteries, streets, roads, alleyways, and/or drainage systems; transport and deliver heavy equipment from construction sites, maintenance facilities, storage yards and/or other locations as required.
  • Participate in the collection, driving, hauling and disposal of municipal solid waste and/or yard debris at the appropriate landfill or transfer facility; clean debris from ditches, culverts and creek beds; collect and haul trash and yard debris, garbage, debris, dirt, sand and gravel.
  • Perform additional grounds maintenance, construction and maintenance tasks such as reading grades/slope stakes, leveling, surfacing, concrete work, truck driving, asphalt spreading, jack-hammering, excavate drainage ditches and back-fill jobs upon completion and other related tasks.
  • Identify equipment needs for each assigned project; maintain records and logs of all work performed, perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections, and perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment as required.
  • Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and others as needed through all methods of communication technology including but not limited to radios, digital phones and on board communication devices.
  • Respond as needed before/after and during emergencies, weather events, etc. utilizing spreaders and snow removal equipment including front-end loaders, snowplows, tractors ect.
  • Respond to public inquires in a courteous manner; investigate and respond to complaints from the public; resolve issues in the area of assignment.

Health and Dental Insurance:

The City of Fayetteville Employee Healthcare Benefit Plan provides comprehensive and affordable health and dental coverage while maintaining reasonable costs to employees. Coverage is available for all regular status employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week. Employees may also choose to cover eligible dependents. The premium is deducted on a pre-tax basis, with the City paying a portion of the premium. Qualifying employees are eligible for benefits on the 1st day of the month following 30 days of service.
Employer Paid Leave

Paid Vacation: Employees earn vacation leave beginning the first day of employment, however, they are not eligible to take leave for 6 months. Leave accruals are based upon the number of years of service and the number of hours an employee is scheduled to work.

Paid Holidays: The City of Fayetteville observes 11 paid holidays per calendar year. The approved holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, 2 days at Thanksgiving and 2 days at Christmas.

Sick / Funeral Leave: Regular employees earn sick leave in proportion to the number of hours they are scheduled to work per week. Sick leave accruals begin the first day of employment. Sick leave can also be taken for deaths in your extended family. Sick leave hours accumulate without limits and may be used toward credible service upon retirement from the NC Local Government Retirement System.


The City assists our employees in securing their financial future during retirement by participating in the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System, administered by the State of North Carolina. Regular status employees, scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week, become members in the retirement system upon employment. As a member of this system, employees are required to contribute 6 percent of their gross salary on a tax-deferred basis.

Deferred Compensation Plans:

To further assist employees in saving for retirement, the City offers two supplemental retirement savings programs. These programs offer employees an opportunity to save a portion of their salary on a tax-deferred basis to supplement their retirement benefit. The programs offered are 401(k) Supplemental Retirement Income Plan and the ICMA 457 Plan.

Cafeteria Plan / Supplemental Benefits:

Realizing that each employee may have different insurance needs, the City offers its employees the opportunity to supplement City-provided benefits by selecting from the benefits listed below. These benefits are offered at employee's expense through payroll deduction:

  • Term Life Insurance (Pre-tax basis first $50,000 for employees)
  • Dependent Term Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Universal Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance (Pre-tax basis)
  • Disability Insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (Pre-tax basis)

Death Benefit:

The first year an employee contributes to the retirement system, the city provides a death benefit of $3,000. After one year as a contributing member of the Retirement System, a death benefit is provided that is equal to the highest 12 months' salary in a row during the 24 months before death, no less than $25,000 and no more than $50,000. There is no cost to the employee for these benefits.

Pay Periods/Direct Deposit:

City employees are paid bi-weekly, every other Friday. As an added convenience and safety measure, the City requires all new employees to sign up for direct deposit of their payroll checks.

Employee Assistance Program:

The EAP is available at no cost to all employees and their household members. The EAP provides confidential guidance on legal, financial and personal issues that could affect your health, relationships and job performance.

Location: City Hall
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville,North Carolina,28301, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Job Type: Full-time

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