Temporary Wastewater Equipment Operator

  • Job Tracking ID: 512707-565848
  • Job Location: Columbia, TN
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Updated: March 22, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Temporary Position. Operates heavy and other specialized equipment in the Wastewater Department. Performs scheduled maintenance and repairs on city streets, right-of-ways, alleys, medians, storm water drainage systems, and retention basins.  Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities which may include weed cutters, blowers, mowers, and chainsaws.  Learns to operate dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, water truck, tractors, and associated attachments and other relate equipment.  Assists in asphalt patching and repairing streets after construction and repair of sewer lines. 

Experience and Skills:

High School education or GED, six months to twelve months related experience or training in operating equipment, and valid State of Tennessee Class B Driver's License preferred. Without Class B, the applicant will be given 60 days to obtain CDL from date of hire. Drug screening, physical examination and background check will be required prior to employment.  Civil Service Process:  Not Applicable at this time.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Apply before 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.


  • Major Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

  • Paid Holidays (10 days per year)

  • 2 Floating Holidays

  • Paid Vacation (accrual rates begin at 80 hours per year, progressive to 200 hours per year after 30 years of service.)

  • Paid Sick Leave (12 days per year accrued)

  • Deferred Compensation Program  401-A

  • Term Life Insurance Program

  • Long Term Disability

  • Long Term Care

  • Longevity pay (after 3 years of service)

    Note:  Fire suppression employees are subject to different accrual rates.