2017 Job Fair

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Lowery Street Facility
2000 Lowery Street, Winston-Salem

The city has more than 50 openings for light, medium and heavy equipment operators who can operate: 

  • Backhoes
  • Loaders
  • Dump Trucks
  • Other equipment

This job fair is open to anyone with a Class B permit, Class A permit or CDL. Come prepared to demonstrate your skills and receive a contingent job offer.

Lowery Street map



From Business 40 Eastbound:

  • Take Exit 7 (Lowery Street). 
  • Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the ramp on to Lowery Street. 
  • Go approx. 1/2 mile and turn left into the Lowery Street Facility.
  • Bear to the left and look for Suite 122 (Employee Development).

From Business 40 Westbound:

  • Take Exit 7 (Fifth Street)
  • Turn left onto Lowery Court (opposite the entrance to the Winston-Salem Journal printing facility) 
  • Go to the stop sign (Lowery Street) and cross the street into the entrance to the Lowery Street Facility.
  • Bear to the left and look for Suite 122 (Employee Development).

What to Bring

  1. Your CDL License or Class A or Class B Permit
  2. Resume or employment history
  3. ID

What to Expect

All attendees will be asked to show their CDL or permit at check-in and meet briefly with a city Human Resources representative.

Attendees will then have a brief interview to assess their background and knowledge about operating equipment. They will then be asked to demonstrate their operating skills. 

Equipment on site will include:

  • Back hoe
  • Motor grader
  • Dump truck with trailer
  • Track loader
  • Hoist truck
  • Automated side loader truck
  • Sewer jet truck

Those who successfully complete the assessment will be invited on the spot to fill out a job application and could receive a contingent job offer. Candidates who accept the contingent job offer will be asked to provide information for a background check and take a drug-screening test (urinalysis) in order to receive a final job offer.

The city's Human Resources Department will have representatives available to answer questions about the city benefits and hiring process.

Qualifications/Job Requirements

For most city positions that require a CDL the following requirements are preferred:
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina (CDL) Commercial Driver's License.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the 11th grade and some experience in the operation of motorized equipment. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  General knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing heavy construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied construction and maintenance equipment; skill and care in the operation of several types of trucks and specialized maintenance and construction equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Physical Requirements: (Reasonable accommodations may substitute for physical requirements listed): Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs. and maneuver up to 3 miles; work with large and small objects. Most all positions will work outdoors and may be exposed to changing weather, adverse smells and sights, loud sounds and repetitive operations.

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