Equipment Operator – Solid Waste Division

City of Prescott
January 21, 2023
Prescott, AZ
Job Type



Equipment Operator - Solid Waste Division

Public Works Department

Hiring Range: $20.24 to $25.31

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Grade: 107

Full Pay Range: $20.24 to $30.37

Deadline to Apply: 02/02/2023

Position Summary:

The City of Prescott Department of Public Works is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable Equipment Operator for the Solid Waste Division. Under general supervision operates a motor vehicle and other equipment which may include an automated side-load refuse collection vehicle, an automated front-load refuse collection vehicle, a roll off refuse collection vehicle, a backhoe, an articulated loader, and a stationary boom crane to support solid waste activities at the City's transfer station.

Special Requirements:

This position may be required to work Tuesday through Saturday or any other schedule at the supervisors discretion. Rotational scheduling may be included. Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Duties:

  • Operates a motor vehicle and other equipment which may include an automated side-load refuse collection vehicle, an automated front-load refuse collection vehicle, a roll-off refuse collection vehicle, a backhoe, an articulated loader, and a stationary boom crane
  • Perform routine maintenance and repair for vehicles and equipment used during the course of business
  • Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip DOT inspection check for assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Perform basic maintenance on equipment including greasing key components, washing and cleaning interior and exterior of vehicles, and cleaning air filter and radiator
  • Perform maintenance of refuse collection containers on assigned routes
  • Perform daily/weekly maintenance of the Transfer Station and yard in conformance with ADEQ and EPA regulations
  • Assist in the setup, preparation, and cleanup of special events. Perform other tasks as needed


High School diploma or equivalent. Prior heavy or motorized equipment operator experience required. Experience driving side-load and front-load refuse collection equipment preferred. The successful candidate will possess, at minimum, a valid Class B Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in good standing and be issued by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division of Arizona Department of Transportation prior to start date of employment. A clean driving record is required. Candidate of choice must pass a pre-employment drug test and background/criminal history check. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Employee Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of operation of side-load, front-load, and roll-off refuse collection vehicles
  • Knowledge of operation of backhoe, articulated loaders, and stationary boom crane
  • Skill in basic vehicle maintenance
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions
  • Skill in safely operating miscellaneous construction equipment
  • Skill in utilizing customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Sufficient to effectively and safely operate required vehicles and equipment necessary in performance of required duties
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and 75 pounds with assistance
  • Must be able to see clearly, with correction if necessary, during both day and evening hours and in potentially adverse weather conditions and sufficient to effectively and safely operate required vehicles ; read street/road signs, maps, and handwritten/typewritten material and perform required duties
  • Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate (reading, writing, speaking) in person and over the telephone and radio in English; bilingual skills beneficial

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Drug screening
  • Motor vehicle records check
  • Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 N. Montezuma Street, Suite 207

Prescott, AZ 86301



Phone: 928-777-1410 / Fax: 928-832-1222

Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays and one floating holiday per year; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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