Polk County


Service Worker/Equipment Operator I

Polk County, Florida

Polk County, FL

Order: 77614

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 1191




(Roads & Drainage)

Pay Rate: $12.74/hr.

Shift: Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday, 10 Hour Shifts (40 hours/week)

Location: Various Units throughout Polk County

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:


Primary operation of construction and maintenance equipment listed below at least 50% of work effort. Duties include performance of manual laboring tasks. Operates one or more of the following:

5 - Yard Dump Truck Tractor (Belly Mower) Tractor Mounted Broom Flat Bed Dump Truck Chipper Equipment Tree trimming equipment Hydro Mulcher

(Operates above equipment with the mechanical attachments which require the manipulation of controls on the vehicles and sometimes on the attachment itself.)

May operate small gasoline or other powered machinery such as concrete mixers, air hammers, compressors, pumping equipment and saws. Operates heavier equipment on a temporary, emergency or trainee basis. Washes and cleans and provides routine maintenance on equipment. Performs manual laboring tasks as assigned. May act as lead worker when assigned. Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and use of assigned equipment. Knowledge of traffic and other regulations governing the use of equipment. Ability to see, hear at a normal level, ambulate independently, drive from work site to work site, bend, stoop, sit and stand. Must be able to lift and carry materials that are a minimum of 5 lbs. and greater with the average weight being 45 lbs. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination including the use of multi-hand and/or foot controls. Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment that may be required by supervision. Ability to learn the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable in the operation of equipment. Ability to make routine maintenance checks and emergency repairs to equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work in all weather and environmental conditions (i.e.: sun, rain, cold, swamp, ditches, dirt and hot asphalt).


Experience in the operation and routine maintenance of the primary piece of road equipment required of the work unit.

Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida Commercial Class "B" driver's license at the time of application within this classification. A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of licensure.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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