City of La Crosse is seeking to hire a full-time Equipment Operator II to become an essential team member in the Sewer Department. The purpose of the Sewer Department is to help protect public health and the environment by providing high-quality regional wastewater treatment services in an effective, efficient, and responsive manner. The Wastewater Treatment plant is a division of Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Utilities. It is our vision to be a recognized, responsive, creative, and flexible team, all while achieving excellence for our community in a positive working environment. The City of La Crosse Wastewater Treatment Plant is under a major upgrade introducing new cutting-edge technology to be one of the more advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants in Wisconsin.

The purpose of this position is to operate assigned equipment used in public works facilities/infrastructure maintenance, construction and repair, as well as perform storm sewer collection system maintenance and repair tasks. The work is performed under the direction of Assistant Superintendent-Sewer. Incumbents in this class regularly operate motorized excavating, construction and maintenance equipment. Equipment varies by department but includes backhoes, dump truck, sewer cleaning equipment, snow removal and other assigned equipment. Starting wage for this non-exempt position ranges between $20.56 – $23.55 per hour (80 hours bi-weekly) depending on qualifications, with potential to earn up to $26.97 per hour through career advancement.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, three to five years of progressively responsible utility equipment operating experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid commercial driver’s license Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsement, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment required. CPR, first aid and confined space entry certifications required within one year of hire.

Benefits: The City of La Crosse offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, voluntary dental and vision plans, 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 6.5% 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 candidate is subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, physical and physical capacity screen. Applications accepted until October 9, 2022. 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