Equipment Operator

$36,177.90 Annually
Myrtle Beach, SC
Job Type
Regular Full Time Employee
Parks, Rec and Sports Tourism
Job Number

9/12/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

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Job Description

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates equipment in one of the following areas: golf course, solid waste, water/sewer, parks, and streets.

Adheres to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project/work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and follows safety practices and wears protective gear.

Drives or operates a variety of varied purpose equipment in the maintenance and repair of City streets, rights of way, and parks; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, and in adverse weather conditions.

Conducts pre- and post-trip inspections, including checking all fluids, gauges, lighting, mirrors, tires, body damage, seats and seatbelts, cleanliness of vehicle, etc.; reports all problems or necessary repairs to appropriate personnel immediately; completes and maintains inspection, gas usage and other associated documentation.
Performs daily preventive maintenance work on equipment and vehicles; services and makes minor repairs to equipment and vehicles.

Performs or assists in performing a variety of maintenance and landscaping duties; repairs sidewalks and curbs; mows grass; cleans storm drains and ditches; patches potholes, shovels stone on roadsides; seals cracks in streets, tars and chips streets; repairs and replaces street signs, etc.

Assists with special projects and seasonal work; installs and removes holiday decorations; installs and removes banners; spreads salt on City streets as needed; clears streets and sidewalks of debris following special events; removes and replaces staging materials from sites as needed.

Uses a variety of hand tools including shovels, hammers, pick axes, rakes, pipe wrenches, channel locks, transit level, tape measure, and carpentry tools.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, work orders, logs, accident reports, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, work orders, application instructions or other documents; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools, to complete essential functions to include the use of City vehicles.

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Equipment Operators assigned to Parks Divison perform the following additional duties:

Prunes trees and bushes; mows rights-of way, medians, and parks.

Pulls weeds and sprays chemicals.

Picks up trash.

Installs and maintains irrigation systems.

Installs and maintains playground equipment.


Attends meetings, workshops and training as necessary. Assists in preparing for and cleaning up after natural disasters as necessary. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; six (6) months of experience in equipment operation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Supplemental Information

City of Myrtle Beach Benefits
No Cost Health, Dental & Vision Insurance for Fulltime Employees
401K & 457 Plans Available
State Retirement
Employee Wellness Clinic
Flex Spending Account
Employee Assistance
And much more

The City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

City of Myrtle Beach

937 Broadway

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577

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