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Town of Canton Highway Department is Seeking a Motor Equipment Operator

June 21, 2023

Town of Canton Highway Department is accepting applications for a full time Motor Equipment Operator (MEO).

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. Entry level hourly rate $26.31/hour with
benefits. 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
C. Ability to read and understand assigned equipment operations and servicing
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. Experience in operation of highway construction/maintenance of equipment

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

Friday – July 7, 2023, 1:00 pm

Town of Canton Employment Application

Last modified: June 21, 2023