Equipment Operator I - Grade 12

Mandan, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Equipment Operator I - Grade 12

Position Details:

Salary starting at $19.54/hour

Status:  Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Department: Public Works - Street and Forestry

Closing Date:   Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 11:59pm

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 


This position is responsible for the operation of equipment in support for assigned public works functions. 


  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Maintains and repairs assigned tools and equipment.
  • Operates equipment in support of cemetery, road maintenance, snow removal, landfill, street sign and pavement marking, and other department operations.
  • Performs pre-operation inspections to identify maintenance needs; reports repair needs to supervisor.
  • Required to work various schedules that include nights, weekends, and holidays; respond to after-hours emergencies, modified workweeks, subject to on-call hours as assigned. Must be able to report to work within 45 minutes from time of after-hours notifications.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Operates motor grader, bobcat, dump truck, crack sealer, street sweeper, front-end loader, and other equipment as assigned.
  • Performs a variety of other street and landfill maintenance tasks.

Grounds Maintenance/Cemetery/Forestry

  • Operates a variety of small engine equipment, including mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Manages the city’s Tree City USA recertification.
  • Digging of graves, trimming of cemetery, mowing vacant lots, and snow removal on city properties. 
  • Trims/removes trees that are in violation of city ordinances, chips fallen trees/limbs that may fall that are city responsibility, grind stumps of removed trees on city property or that fall within city ordinance.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Obtaining a valid Class B License with airbrake endorsement is required within the probationary period.


  • Knowledge of street and other public works maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of landfill maintenance and operations principles.
  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of city ordinances related to tree maintenance and management
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of construction equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in establishing safe work zones.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in a Mechanical Reasoning Assessment and an Integrity Inventory test to be considered further for the position.

Other Notes:

  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.