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Equipment Operator III CDL Driver, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Public Works

Position Hours:
Full time, Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

Job Duties:
  • Operates sanitation equipment in order to pick up trash from city business locations; empties two-yard, four-yard, six-yard and eight-yard boxes of refuse onto trucks; utilizes shovel, rake, pitchfork, etc., in cleaning trucks and areas of trash; hauls and dumps refuse at transfer station and/or landfill as required.
  • Receives daily work orders and ensures all garbage and debris on assigned route is picked up in a timely manner as required. Communicates with supervisor, co-workers, members of the public, etc. in matters relating to garbage collection and disposal.
  • Performs daily vehicle inspections; checks lights, brakes, oil, tires, etc.; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs as needed; reports major repair needs to supervisor; ensures trucks and equipment are in proper and safe working condition.

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in operating motor equipment, sanitation trucks, etc.
  • Must be physically able to perform manual labor and lift and/ or carry weights of approximately one hundred pounds.
  • Must possess a minimum Class B SC Commercial Driver’s License.

Pay Info:
$34,062.56 or higher annually depending on qualifications.

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.