Motor Equipment Operator II (Heavy Equipment, Landfill)

Prince William County Government Manassas , VA 20108

Posted 3 months ago


The Prince William County Department of Public Works is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Motor Equipment Operator II at the County's Award Winning Landfill. A successful candidate will have experience operating motorized heavy equipment such as loaders, dozers, and compactors; have basic knowledge of solid waste regulations; be able to prepare and maintain accurate logs including needed load records, vehicle hours, and pre trip reports; be able to perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment and vehicles; and knowledge of construction methods and procedures related to drainage and road maintenance and improvement. If you are looking for a potential growth opportunity to work with an innovative Landfill Operations team dedicated to conserving the environment and providing an important service to the citizen, join us!

1.Possessing a CDL commercial driver license
2.Knowledge of construction methods relating to drainage and site maintenance
3.Knowledge of preventable maintenance procedures

ENTRY STARTING SALARY: $34,944.00 - $47,131.50


This position requires a physical examination

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment and vehicles.

Work is performed under regular supervision of Division Chief or designee.


The Motor Equipment Operator II differs from the Motor Equipment Operator I based on apprentice level work. This position is a journey level position performing responsible skilled Motor Equipment Operator work at full performance in a specific discipline under regular supervision.


Operates motorized equipment and vehicles frequently to accomplish a variety of public works operations and activities including, but not limited to, construction, maintenance, and improvement of County's roadways, drainage systems, real property and landfill operation;

Operates heavy commercial trucks with a minimum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,000 pounds, to include roll-offs, boom trucks and tandems frequently to accomplish a variety of operations and activities including, but not limited to, hauling recyclables and refuse to various recycling drop off centers and citizen convenience areas;

Performs tasks as needed during inclement weather and other emergencies on a 24-hour on-call basis;

Prepares and maintains accurate vehicle logs including needed load records, time and mileage reports and daily trip tickets;

Operates hand and power tools and other hardware material as required to accomplish project tasks;

Inputs, updates and maintains records of equipment/vehicle operated and serviced periodically;

Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment and vehicles;

Instructs laborers in loading of truck and making hookups of dumpsters with roll-off trucks, as required;

Works as lead crew foreman, checking line and grade, instructing and training subordinate operators, and helping assure quality control and production quotas;

Acts as temporary or intermittent crew supervisor in absence of supervisory staff;

Acts as Lead Worker for Laborers and Motor Equipment Operator Is.


Thorough knowledge of construction methods and procedures related to drainage and road maintenance and improvements; thorough knowledge in procedures and practices to care in the operation of equipment and vehicles, and mechanic aptitude for minor repairs and adjustments to equipment/vehicle; general knowledge of principles and practices of operating and servicing motorized equipment and vehicles; general knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment/vehicle operation; general knowledge of State Vehicle Code regulating equipment operation, occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary for proper equipment/vehicle operation; ability to operate equipment as related to designated area; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to supervise subordinate staff using appropriate supervisory means and methods; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the general public; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of eighth grade and 2-3 years of experience in the operation of motorized equipment and vehicles such as front-end loader, back-hoe, trencher, heavy roller, bucket truck and/or heavy commercial trucks (minimum 26,000 lbs.) roll-offs, boom trucks and tandems in construction or a related field.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:

Must possess a CDL License or ability to obtain one, to include alcohol and controlled substances tests per Federal Transit Administration Mandate Title 49 Transportation 382.Subpart C, if applicable to the position;

Must possess a valid driver's license; or

Must pass DMV record check;

Must be able to meet and maintain County driver eligibility set forth by Risk Management Policy 1102 Driver Eligibility, Record Review, and Vehicle Operation Requirements;

Must pass pre-employment physical (1/21/97).

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Motor Equipment Operator II (Heavy Equipment, Landfill)

Prince William County Government