Equipment Operator

Starting Rate
USD $15.00/Hr.


Team up with Lea County!

What do we do?

Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

What do we have to offer you?

Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

What can you bring to us?

In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today. 

Essential Duties



  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • Repairs, constructs, scrapes and fills a wide variety of County owned hard surface and dirt roads and ditches.


  • Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment, including the following, for the purposes of excavating, moving, or grading caliche or snow: bulldozers, front end loaders, scrapers, maintainers, combination water trucks and dump trucks, equipment haul truck, backhoe with truck and trail­er, rollers and/or any equipment requiring a commercial driver's license.


  • Removes snow from County maintained roads and airports when warranted by weather conditions.


  • Digs, grades and places conduit at various property entrances or under roads to prevent or relieve flooding and wash outs.


  • Mows weeds and picks up trash when indicated.


  • Hauls and removes dirt and gravel from County owned roads.


  • Distributes salts and mixtures as weather conditions and safety warrant.


  • Uses tank trucks to wet down dusty or hard road surfac­es.


  • Patches hard road surfaces when indicated.


  • Maintains and services equipment on a daily basis.


  • Utilizes hand tools when necessary.


  • Irregular hours, 24 hour on-call availability and overtime may be required.


  • The duties of the senior equipment operator are not limited to those set forth above. The employee shall perform functions, duties or assignments as given by a supervisor, consistent with ability, background and exper­tise.




  • High school diploma or GED required.




  • One year experience operating the above or related equipment preferred.


Certifications, Skills and Licenses:


  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.


  • Valid and current commercial driver's license (CDL), Class A, required prior to hire. Preference will be given if obtained before hire; must be obtained within 90 days of hire date. If not obtained, this is grounds for dismissal.


  • Ability to perform basic material quantity calculations.


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