Equipment Operator Journey - Crackfill Team

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Road & Bridge
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US-CO-Fort Collins


Larimer County Road and Bridge Department is seeking an employee as an Equipment Operator Journey for our Crackfill Team.  An Equipment Operator Journey operates a variety of heavy equipment and multi-axle trucks used in the repair, maintenance, and construction of native, gravel and paved roads as well as the associated structures, and appurtenances. May be assigned to any work activity at any location in Larimer County at the discretion of the Road and Bridge Director.


Specifically, an Equipment Operator Journey:

  • May exercise direct and indirect supervision over field operations personnel.
  • Complies with MSHA, DOT, Colorado 811 and other applicable safety regulations and procedures.
  • Ensures project rules, procedures, applicable laws and regulations are followed.
  • Ensures all work meets departmental expectations.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Operates a variety of heavy construction equipment as assigned.

Equipment Operator Journeys are expected to have little to moderate Heavy Equipment experience. They operate the standard pieces of equipment satisfactorily, and must also be appropriately licensed and capable of productively operating the equipment included in their specialized category with minimal training.


Standard:  All vehicles requiring a Class “B” CDL, Loader, Roller, Power Broom, Mower.

Specialized:  Patching Machine, Crackfill Melter, Wood Chipper, Self-Propelled Sheepsfoot Compactor, Push/Pull Scraper.


Click here to view the complete job description for an Equipment Operator Journey.




  • High school diploma or GED preferred. Each year of relevant progressively more responsible experience in the highway/street construction or maintenance field may be substituted for one year of the education requirement.
  • One year of heavy equipment operating experience in the road maintenance/road construction industry including asphalt roadway construction or maintenance, roadway structure construction or maintenance, road drainage structure construction or maintenance, roadside drainage systems, production of aggregate materials, hauling and placing of roadway maintenance and construction materials, and work zone practices.
  • Operation of a vehicle requiring a Class “B” CDL.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain a Class "B" CDL Driver's License with an “N” –Tanker endorsement and without the following restrictions: “L” -air brake, “O” –no/Trctr/Trlr restriction(s), "E" -No manual transmission, "X"-No cargo in CMV tank vehicle or "Z" - No full air brake equipped CMV.
  • Ability to obtain an “X” Haz-mat/Tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment or within 6 months of turning 21 years old.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain a DOT Medical Certificate.
  • Must be registered with the U.S. DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
  • Ability to obtain a Colorado Flaggers Certification within six months of employment.


Other Information to Note: 

  • To apply for this position you must complete the application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.


Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.


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