Equipment Operator - Bar Harbor Highway Division

The Bar Harbor Highway is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Equipment Operator.  This is a full time, union eligible position, which assists the Highway Foreperson in completing all manner of Highway Division activities.

The Equipment Operator is directly responsible to the Highway Foreperson.  The primary responsibility of the position is the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment:  backhoes, loaders, graders and trucks.  In addition, it is the responsibility of the Equipment Operator, when no equipment is being operated, to assist other Highway Division staff in performing boots-on-the-ground operations, such as construction and maintenance of public roadways and sidewalks, storm water infrastructure, ditching, tree cutting and chipping, leaf pile maintenance, buildings, grounds, parks, playgrounds, comfort stations, cemeteries, and the plowing and removal of snow.  

This position regularly interacts with the public, and strong communication skills both with the public and the Highway Foreperson are a must.  The position requires demonstrated ability to implement tasks with limited instruction, limited oversight, with efficiency and to complete tasks within the time allotted.  Demonstrated abilities to problem solve and to work well under pressure are also a must.

The minimum qualifications for this position include: High School graduate, a valid State of Maine Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire; experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment, and familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations that are associated with the construction industry.  Applicants must have a clean driving record and satisfactorily complete a background check, physical examination and drug testing.

Please email resume and cover letter to Bill Soukup, Highway Superintendent, or mail to:  Bar Harbor Highway Division, 50 Public Works Way, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.  Also, an application to print and submit is available at

The Town of Bar Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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