Equipment Operator-WWTP/Sewer

City of La Crosse

Employment Opportunity

Equipment Operator-WWTP/Sewer
The City of La Crosse supports attaining a representative workforce and workplace equity.

The City of La Crosse is currently accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator I in the Wastewater/Sewer Department. Responsibilities for this position include manual labor, operating large equipment and driving a CDL vehicle. Incumbents regularly operate motorized excavating, construction and maintenance equipment. Equipment includes backhoes, dump truck, sewer cleaning equipment, snow removal and other assigned equipment. Incumbents work under general supervision of lead workers, supervisors and/or superintendents. Starting wage for this full-time, non-exempt position is between $19.21 and $22.01 per hour (80 hours bi-weekly) depending on qualifications, with potential to earn up to $25.20 per hour. 

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent required with 2-3 years heavy equipment operating experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions. A valid commercial driver’s license class B required or ability to successfully obtain a commercial driver’s license class B within 30 days on the job in the position. Selected candidate subject to participation in DOT regulated random drug and alcohol program. CPR, First Aid and confined space entry certifications may be required.

BENEFITS: The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, life insurance, income continuation insurance, Roth IRA, voluntary dental and vision plan, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave. Benefit perks: low medical plan premium costs having a $400 deductible, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System with a 6.75% employer contribution, 10 paid holidays, ability to earn up to 12 sick days per year and vacation time available as of date of hire.

Selected candidates subject to background check, post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, physical and physical capacity screen. Applications must be received by September 10th, 2021. To be considered, submit an employment application by visiting the City of La Crosse website and clicking on City Services, then clicking Career Opportunities or by visiting      

City of La Crosse Human Resources Department
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI  54601
(608) 789-7595 
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An Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

  • This position was posted on: 08-30-2021.
  • It will be removed on: 09-29-2021.