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$14.57-$24.44 /hr

  full-time   employee

Essex Junction
United States

The City of Essex Junction is hiring for our Public Works Department.  The Equipment Operator/Maintenance Technician will operate various equipment and assist in general highway maintenance and construction work, focusing on operating basic to moderately complex trucks and equipment.  Additionally, the Operator will perform a wide range of general labor work to maintain the City's water and sewer distribution systems, sidewalks, streets, buildings, and grounds.  

KEY DUTIES (Overview)

  • Maintain City roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots in winter: plow; remove snow using equipment; salt and sand all streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and cul-de-sacs.
  • Perform a full range of basic road/sidewalk maintenance and construction work throughout the year.  Including grading, asphalt, and concrete work, excavation for infrastructure repair, basin, and manhole repair, painting road markings, install signs.
  • Perform various general labor work, including shoveling walks, mowing, brush cutting, operating a chainsaw, painting, general building maintenance, and general repairs.
  • Mark out City-owned utilities as needed.
  • Installing and reading water meters, flushing fire hydrates, repairing breaks in water, sewer, and storm lines, collecting and disposing of refuse, and the like.
  • Perform water line taps/hookups for City residents.
  • Maintain and repair equipment, including trucks, sidewalk machines, movers, and changing plow blades.
  • Remove all graffiti, debris, and roadkill in City right away.
  • Reset traffic signals.
  • Maintain documentation and accurate record keeping, including vehicle maintenance, fire flows, and sewer backups.  Record all water breaks, and curb stop ties.
  • Set up and break down for special events, including traffic control.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with residents, vendors, and contractors.
  • Maintain trees in the City right away, which includes watering, pruning, and removal.
  • Support with cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Being on call for snow removal from November 1 to April 1.


  • General knowledge and ability in vehicle maintenance.
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications
  • Valid drivers license
  • Good driving record
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Ability to live within 60 minutes of the City of Essex Junction.
  • CDL preferred 


The pay range is between $14.57 and $24.44 based on experience and if you have a CDL and tanker endorsement.

BENEFITS (this is not a comprehensive list of benefits)

  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start.
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 18 sick days per year
  • Retirement benefits include VMERS C, and the ability to contribute to a 457 or ROTH
  • Generous health insurance benefit in which the City pays 97% of the premium for medical and 100% employer paid for dental and vision
  • Comp time and OT available
  • Short-term disability and life insurance
  • Uniform allowance of $675 per year



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