Position Available – Public Works Department

The City of Houghton Department of Public Works has an opening for a qualified candidate for the position of full-time heavy equipment operator/laborer.  The successful candidate will be part of a team that performs a variety of tasks to build and maintain the infrastructure within Houghton and also keeps the roads clear during the winter. Candidate must possess:

  1. High school diploma.
  2. Michigan driver’s license with class B CDL minimum.
  3. Minimum three years heavy equipment operating experience including, but not limited to, experience on a front-end loader, excavator, skid steer, road grader and bulldozer.

Heavy construction, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing or general laborer skills a plus.  Candidates must also be willing and able to work weekends, afternoons, nights and emergency call outs as management requires for effective city operations.

The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at the city office.  The telephone number for the office is 482-1700.  The City of Houghton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Works Employment Application

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