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Equipment Operator (2)

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Reviewed Date: January 03, 2017

Original Author: 
MTAS
Date Created: 
Sep 26, 2002


Subjects:
Construction--Personnel
Public works--Construction
Public works--Equipment
Public works--Personnel
Personnel--Classification

Equipment Operator (2)

Summary: 
Job description for the position of Equipment Operator.

Knowledgebase-Equipment Operator (2)

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR



DEFINITION

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in operating heavy equipment such as road graders, bulldozers, large hi-lifts, backhoe, tractor trailer trucks and asphalt rollers, in a variety of maintenance and construction tasks; performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs such work necessary by driving heavy equipment.
Inspects the equipment for mechanical problems and sees that these problems are corrected.
Operates tractor-trailer in hauling heavy equipment.
Operates a bulldozer to move dirt and other material.
Operates a backhoe or forklift in construction and maintenance of roads.
Digs holes and ditches for special purposes.
Install new water and sewer lines
Make water and sewer taps
Locate lines for other utilities
Patches street blacktop or concrete
Drives dump truck and service trucks

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

May be required to maintain lift stations; patch holes; provide water and sewer plant maintenance and provide general labor as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of practices used in the operation of assigned heavy equipment.
Knowledge of State, City, and County traffic regulations.
Knowledge of safety precautions and maintenance of heavy equipment.
Knowledge of the care and use of motor vehicles.
Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to operate assigned heavy equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods under unfavorable climatic conditions.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

One year of experience in the operation of heavy equipment.
Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's license.
Applicants must be in such physical condition as not to impair their performance of the required duties of the class and may be required to take a physical examination given by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State and designated by the City.


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