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Posted on: October 8, 2019

MEO Job Opening

Now Hiring Winter Newsflash

JOB POSTING FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE BERRIEN COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT

The Berrien County Road Department is seeking candidates for the winter seasonal, temporary position of Medium Equipment Operator (MEO). This position is a full time position, but is temporary and seasonal around winter and maintenance operations.

For full details on the application process or to fill out an application, visit our website. You can also pick up a blank application at our Benton Harbor office location.

Questions? Give us a call at 269-925-1196, press 0.

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Temporary, Seasonal Medium Equipment Operator ($17.50/hr.)
Note: This is a temporary, seasonal position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.

Required: High school diploma or GED. Maintain a valid class A Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a N Tank Endorsement and appropriate medical card throughout employment. Ability to perform job functions on a variety of terrains and surfaces in all types of weather and lighting conditions; capable of working alone or with minimum supervision; perform repetitive bending, twisting, turning, stooping, standing or sitting with high and varying frequency and duration; remove and distribute materials from truck by hand using a large shovel up to eight hour shifts; climb in and out of trucks and equipment numerous times daily; climb ladders and stairs, sit and stand for extended periods of time; carry up to 80 pounds; change scraper blades and tires. Must be available to occasionally work shifts exceeding 8 hours.

Job Location: Various properties, roadways and road right-of-ways within the County of Berrien.

Duties: Operate Road Department motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and the various attachments affixed, such as front mounted plows, underbody mounted plows, body mounted spreader, tanks, distributors, and trailers of various sizes and shapes attached or affixed to the truck. Safely and proficiently operate various hand and motorized specialty tools—chain saws, shovels, picks, air hammer, wheelbarrows, grass and tree-trimming tools, concrete saws, and post hole diggers. Install, maintain and repair road signs, delineators post and buttons, guardrails, right-of-way fencing, barricades; perform various forms of manual labor, either alone or with fellow workers—patching and sealing operations, manhole and culvert installations, and all general road and right-of-way maintenance. Inspect and perform minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment, servicing vehicles, changing tires and scraper blades, etc.; provide traffic control operations such as flag control, installing and removing constructions signs. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.

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