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Equipment Operator II - Water Distribution Dept, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Utilities

Position Hours:
Full time, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday with some overtime, weekend and on-call hours expected.

Job Duties:
  • Operates dump trucks and operates and maintains heavy equipment such as high-velocity machine, rodding machine, shovels, etc. Cleans sewer lines and catch basins; washes streets as needed; unclogs sewer lines; and breaks up roots and various other objects which may clog sewer lines.
  • Operates small gasoline motors in order to operate water pumps used in flushing sewer lines and hose reels; utilizes rods in order to clean sewer lines. Prepares and transmits required job completion/status reports in order to keep supervisor informed of job progress.
  • Receives and reviews work orders; prepares work schedules; makes work assignments for subordinate work crew; and inspects work completed by subordinates for quality and progress in completing tasks; interacts professionally with supervisors and subordinates; gives instructions, direction and guidance to subordinates as needed.

  • High school diplomas and six to eleven months of work experience in equipment operation of construction, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job duties.
  • Must possess a valid S.C. Driver's License with no recent major violations.
  • Must be physically able to perform manual labor required.

Pay Info:
Salary range $30,551.06 – $42,722.01 annually (FY 22-23). Excellent benefits package includes 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

How to apply:
Application is available online and at the Customer Service Counter, West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed applications may be mailed to Carrie Garrett, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044 or emailed to or faxed to 803.939.8634.

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.