equipment operator job fair

Equipment Operator Job Fair

The city has more than 40 openings for equipment operators for backhoes, loaders, excavators, trucks and other construction equipment. Come prepared to apply for a job on the spot.

  • Thursday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Goodwill Career Connections Center
  • 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

(Map to the Job Fair location)

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Directions:

From U.S. 52 Northbound:

  • Take Exit 111 (25th Street-28th Street).
  • Stay in left lane and turn left at light (Cleveland Avenue)
  • Just past the RR overpass bear left onto 28th Street
  • Take 28th Street until it merges with 27th Street and becomes two-way
  • Goodwill is on the right at the next stoplight, at the corner of 27th and University Parkway

From U.S. 52 Southbound:

  • Take Exit 111 (N. Liberty Street)
  • Stay in the right lane and turn right at the end of the ramp on to North Liberty Street. (Sign at end of ramp will point the way toward 28th Street)
  • Just past the RR overpass bear left onto 28th Street
  • Take 28th Street until it merges with 27th Street and becomes two-way
  • Goodwill is on the right at the next stoplight, at the corner of 27th and University Parkway

What to Bring

1. Your CDL license (city equipment operators must have either a Class A or Class B CDL)

2. Resumé or employment history

3. References

4. ID

demonstrate your skills

What to Expect

All attendees will be asked to show their CDL at check-in and meet briefly with a city Human Resources representative.

Attendees will then meet one-on-one with another city representative who will assess their background and knowledge about operating equipment. They will then be asked to demonstrate their operating skills on the types of equipment that the city uses.

EQUIPMENT ON SITE

Equipment on site will include:
  • Back hoe
  • Track hoe
  • Rear loader
  • Track loader
  • Hoist truck
  • Automated side loader truck

Those who successfully complete the assessment will be invited to fill out job applications on the spot.

Representatives be available from eight city departments that require equipment operators: Utilities, Streets, Sanitation, Transportation, Solid Waste, Vegetation Management, Recreation Maintenance, and Community & Business Development. If you have a preference for working with a particular department, you may indicate that on your job application.

The city’s Human Resources Department will have representatives available to answer questions about the city benefits and hiring process.

check in

Qualifications/Job Requirements

For most city positions that require a CDL the following requirements are preferred:
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina (CDL) Commercial Driver's License.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the 11th grade and some experience in the operation of motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing heavy construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied construction and maintenance equipment; skill and care in the operation of several types of trucks and specialized maintenance and construction equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Physical Requirements: (Reasonable accommodations may substitute for physical requirements listed): Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs. and maneuver up to 3 miles; work with large and small objects. Most all positions will work outdoors and may be exposed to changing weather, adverse smells and sights, loud sounds and repetitive operations.

Steps in the Hiring Process:

  • Applications reviewed by department hiring managers
  • Interview
  • Background check
  • Drug and health screening
  • Job offer

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