Heavy Equipment Operator (016-000-007) New

Office: Public Works

Salary: $17.85 ph/Full-Time

Announcement Date: 05/14/2024


Performs general labor on the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges, drainage systems, curbing and guttering, driveways, shoulders, etc. in Fairfield County to include scraping roads, applying topsoil and gravel to roads, cutting new roads, etc. 

Loads, hauls, and properly dumps dirt, gravel, etc. to jobsite.

Installs pipes for driveways; shovels and rakes debris from pipes, ditches, catch basins.

Cuts trees and limbs back from roads; cuts weeds and grass around mailboxes and signs.

Clears off land as directed.

Picks up and hauls trash around dumpsters.

Hauls equipment and machinery to and from job sites using low boy truck.

Operates a variety of types of heavy equipment such as backhoe, bush hog, front end loader, dump truck, motor grader, tractors, etc. Operates/utilizes other equipment such as shovel, pitch fork, rake, chainsaw, axe, etc.

Performs routine preventive maintenance on department vehicles and equipment.

Receives work orders and completes jobs in a timely manner as prescribed by the department.

May coordinate and supervise the work of inmates in performing various road maintenance and construction duties.


Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma with one to two years of experience in heavy equipment operation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Must possess a valid SC Commercial Driver's License or a Commercial Driver's License permit and must prepare and pass skills test with SCDMV within 6 months of hire.

Fairfield County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), or national origin. The department prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), or national origin.


Our Total Compensation Package includes: 

Compensation – competitive pay, based on qualifications.
Comprehensive State Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SC State Retirement Plan Pension
Life Insurance
Long-term disability
Deferred Compensation 401K Plans
Health Savings Account (HSA) Medical Spending Account (MSA)
Public Loan Forgiveness Program (Student Loan Forgiveness Program)
13 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation and Sick Time, Plus 2 Personal Days
Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development / Trainings

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