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Equipment Operator Asphalt Crew, Streets at City of Loveland in Loveland, Colorado

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Perform the duties of an Equipment Operator for the Streets Division in the Public Works Department.  Summer work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. four days per week.  Winter work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week.  Required to work on-call and overtime as needed.

The salary range for this position is $ 19.86 - $ 28.80 per hour with a hiring range of $ 19.86 - $ 24.33, depending on qualifications and experience.
Position will close to applicants at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T. on Monday, December 14, 2020.

With over 300 days of sunshine, proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, endless outdoor
recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene Loveland is an award
winning City. In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the 2020 Governor’s Award for
Downtown Excellence. Loveland is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive
years. Additionally, Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and
raise a family in the U.S. Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns
in America. As the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time…
Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
· 2 Medical plan options – HDHP & PPO
· Dental
· Vision
· Medical and Dependent Daycare flexible spending
· Flexible Spending – Medical and Dependent Daycare
· Retirement – 457 and 401 b with employer contribution
· Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave
· Short and Long term disability
· Life insurance
· Wellness Clinic and health programming
· City of Loveland training opportunities


  • Operates a variety of equipment such as tractor with drag box, tractor/mower, pavement roller, crack-seal machine, forklift, street sweeper, tandem-axle dump truck, dump truck w/ snowplow and spreader, liquid anti-icing/deicing truck, water truck, pothole spray patching machine, motor-grader, front-end loader, Roto-Mill, and Asphalt paver on a limited basis.

  • Operate snow removal equipment on a twelve-hour shift, as designated by supervisor.

  • Hauls, rakes and shovels hot mix asphalt and road base.  Fix potholes.

  • Jack-hammers asphalt to prepare site for patching.

  • Drives truck to deliver personnel and equipment to work sites; ensures truck is stocked with necessary materials and tools; cleans debris from work sites.

  • Prepares vehicle mileage reports.

  • Performs routine maintenance on assigned vehicle.

  • Performs a thorough pre-trip and post-trip DOT inspection of assigned equipment.


Performs other related duties as required and assigned.





Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must possess knowledge of road construction, repairs, and general maintenance procedures. 

  • Must possess skill in the operation of light to medium equipment needed to construct, repair and maintain roads.

  • Must possess considerable knowledge of snow and ice control techniques, materials, and be able to operate snowplows with anti-icing/de-icing equipment.

  • Must work safely and follow all established safety rules, regulations, and procedures.

  • Must be able to follow oral instructions and communicate effectively with co-workers, lead workers and supervisors.

  • Must have a basic knowledge of the City’s geography.

  • Must be able to work odd hours, weekends and overtime, particularly during snow season.  


Core competencies:
Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy & Kindness


Job specific competencies:
Job Knowledge, Equipment Operation, Reporting, Community Relations, Responsiveness


Education and/or experience:
Previous experience in motor-grader operation, front-end loader operation, tandem-axle dump trucks, mowing operations, spraying weeds with chemicals, snow removal operation, paving and patching, crack-sealing, and rotomilling operations are highly desirable.


Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver's license with an Air Brake and Tanker Endorsements. Must be able to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license within six months of date of hire.  Traffic Control Technician and Flagging Certificates highly desired.


Material and equipment directly used:
Air compressor, jackhammer, pickups, hand tools, shovel, pick, asphalt rake, motorized hand tamper, weed eater, welding equipment, hot mix asphalt, cold mix asphalt, road base, concrete, telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax machine,  snow plan, maps, computer skills, and two way radios, etc. Must use personal protective equipment as required.


Working conditions and physical requirements:
Requires pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, reaching, moving and placing objects (up to 50 lbs.) and performing strenuous manual labor to perform the essential functions of the job.  Manual dexterity is required to complete work tasks through safe and proper operation of hand tools, power tools, motor vehicles and construction equipment.  Must be able to work in adverse conditions such as:  extreme weather variances; heavy traffic and equipment noise; close proximity to moving vehicles, around fuels, hot oil and asphalt mixtures and fumes. Must be able to reach the Street Division’s office/shop located at 2525 West First Street within 30 minutes.  Required to be on call for after hour and weekend emergency duty approximately every 12 weeks.  In anticipation of adverse weather conditions, preparedness for call back is expected. 


Considered essential personnel required to report for duty in response to community emergencies (e.g. natural disaster, fire, flood, blizzard, etc.)

 This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

 Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment. Selection process will comply with DOT regulations including post-offer drug screening and previous employer safety performance request


  • Previous experience in motor-grader operation, front-end loader operation, tandem-axle dump trucks, mowing operations, spraying weeds with chemicals, snow removal operation, paving and patching, crack-sealing, and rotomilling operations.

Licenses & Certifications

  • *CDL Required

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