Equipment Operator - Street Cleaning Division

at City of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Department: Public Works

Salary: ‘Level 5’ $42,449 to $59,429 per year
Affiliation: AFSCME Local 320

FLSA: Non-Exempt
Announcement #: 6975011

Posted: 2/27/2024 End: Open Until Filled


Assist the supervisor in coordinating and training small crews of employees in performing routine and repetitive duties.

Performs semi-skilled work in the operation of standard trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, crew cab pickup trucks, tractors, riding lawn mowers, push mowers, and other tree excavation equipment.

Continuous, safe, and efficient operations of automotive, construction equipment in performing such tasks as transporting workers, and materials to and from job sites.


Operates pickups, dump trucks, stake body, garbage trucks, skid steerer, flusher trucks with endorsement, or platform trucks in hauling sand, gravel, respond to special complaints relating to unmarked hazardous materials, dead animals, poison ivy, bed bugs and similar items as part of the duties for Public Works projects.

Could possibly operate mechanical sweepers with the proper training. May operate various truck for spreading cinders or salt, utilizing a truck plowing, and clearing the streets of snow, or solid waste, also applying brine to City Streets.

Work may also involve exercising supervisory control over a small group of unskilled workers and may require overtime for special events.

Washes and performs preventive maintenance on assigned vehicles. Performs all related work as required by the supervisor.

Possess and maintain a valid “CDL” Class “B” driver’s license with an active medical examiner’s certificate, a good driving record, and ability to pass drug screening as mandated by the Federal Department of Transportation for CDL drivers; tanker endorsement preferred.

Must be able to work overtime as needed.


Regularly work in outside weather conditions. Works in inclement weather. Frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. Occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

*** Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug test.
*** City residency is required within one year of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Posting: 1262265

Posted On: Apr 23, 2024

Updated On: Apr 23, 2024

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