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Job Advertisement ~ Motor Equipment Operator

December 16, 2021

Motor Equipment Operator
Town of Canton Highway Department

Town of Canton, New York, is accepting applications for a full time Motor Equipment Operator (MEO).
The Town includes two villages, and three hamlets with 100 miles of road to maintain.

MEO performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in operation of moderately complex motor equipment used in highway repair, construction and maintenance projects and other public works activities. Potential for promotion to a Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO).

Candidate will be responsible and proficient in operation and maintenance of small motor equipment and conduct plowing and sanding that is in compliance with town highway operating safety policies.

Candidates will be expected to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program.

Candidate must meet the following qualifications:

A. High school diploma, high school equivalency diploma, or an individual Education Plan Certificate;
B. Knowledge of safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a variety of motor equipment;
C. Ability to read and understand assigned equipment operations and servicing information;
D. Possess mechanical aptitude;
E. Willingness to respond to emergencies/work under adverse weather conditions;
F. Dependability, good inter-personal skills, exhibit integrity and sound judgement; strong work ethic.
G. Physical condition commensurate with demands of light-to-heavy physical labor;
H. Possession of valid NYS Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). License number and date of issue must be on the application;
I. Expectation of getting a NYS Class A CDL;
J. Experience in operation of highway construction/maintenance of equipment desired.

Send completed application (available on-line at or in the Town Clerk’s office), resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of certification(s) to Town Highway Superintendent, 60 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617. Application deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021, 1pm.

Town of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Last modified: December 16, 2021