Equipment Operator 1 (Local 77/250)

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: White Haven, PA, US, 18661

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

November 17, 2022

Posting End Date:

December 1, 2022

Position Number:



Local 77

FLSA Status:




Pay Grade:


Hourly Rate:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Pocono Maintenance Building

Building Street:

PA Route 940 - P.O. Box 18

Building City:

White Haven

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:



The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is manual work of limited skill in the operation of trucks and lighter highway construction equipment. An employee in this class is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of motor equipment. Work usually involves some equipment maintenance duties and the performance of related work of an unskilled nature. Detailed instructions are usually received from a supervisor. Work is performed according to established procedures with frequent inspections during progress and upon completion by a supervisor.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Operates a variety of assigned construction and maintenance equipment including, but not limited to, various trucks, tractor mowers, loaders, rollers and other similar equipment.

Services and performs minor repairs on motor vehicles.

Cleans and does minor maintenance or repair work on assigned equipment.

Reports any defective operations and assists mechanics in making repairs.

Keeps records of equipment operation.

Performs manual labor when not operating equipment.

Performs routine clerical tasks.

Works extended hours, on call 24/7, to assist in the management of normal and emergency operations.

Utilizes a PTC radio system for transmitting and receiving information.

Performs related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent certification.

Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The incumbent must possess an N or X endorsement on their CDL to authorize them to operate tank vehicles.

The incumbent may not have any of the following restrictions on their CDL:
E – Prohibits the operation of manual transmission vehicles
K – Restricts the driver to intrastate driving.  Applicable for employment at Trevose, Homewood and Searights locations only.
L or Z – Prohibits driving a commercial vehicle equipped with airbrakes
O – Prohibits the driver from driving a truck tractor/semi-trailer combination

Must possess a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT Physical Card).



Customer Service
Regular and Predictable Attendance
Teamwork Orientation
Attention to Detail
Technical Capacity

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position demands include frequent speaking, writing and reading reports. Position requires frequent work at a computer utilizing business programs and PTC specific operating systems. Lifts, carries heavy objects or exerts forces equivalent to lifting up to 75 pounds. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Occasionally works outside of normal business hours for assigned work assignments. Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Field environment may include exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions


The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre