POSITION TITLE: Heavy Equipment Operator DEPARTMENT: Utility Maintenance
POSITION CODE: 23-200 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: Utility Maintenance Supervisor, Utility Maintenance Foreman
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Distribution Tradesman, Field Operator
LS COMPARABLE: 47-20732.01, Grader, Bulldozer, & Scraper Operators
47-2073.02, Operating Engineers
47-4071, Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building, and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality life for Enid residents by implementing a pro-active preventative maintenance line program for water and wastewater. In addition, the wastewater and water infrastructure is inspected, cleaned, and maintained in a safe and efficient manner.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful, but not required.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class B CDL with tanker & air brake endorsement upon hire.
Trenching & Shoring Training (within 6 months).
Class D Wastewater license within 6 months.
Class D Water license within 6 months.
Confined Space Certification (within 3 months).
Protective Respirator Qualification (within 3 months).
Maintain 4 hours of continuing education annually.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Safety- Knowledge of safe work practices and work zones to be used in performing each job.
Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to direct crews and take on leadership role.
Maintain a safe work environment in high traffic areas.
Operate backhoe, loader, trencher, truck, and boring machine.
Locate underground utilities.
Know proper trench and shoring practices.
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Good communications and public relations abilities.
Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.
Basic typing and computer application skills.
Ability to assist and support others.
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Heavy Employee lifts/carries 100 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day); exert push/pull force of 150 lbs. Extensive physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities of a mechanical nature. Frequent standing, over the head reaching and lifting, twisting, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, and balancing required. Periodic shoveling required lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular- 8 hour shift, typically 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
24-hour call, nights and weekends, as required. Overtime as required.
Other – Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.
WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoor exposure to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain sun,
snow, wind, etc.) Work in high traffic areas.
Noise level: Very loud. Hearing protection required.
Other work conditions: Work near moving mechanical parts and above ground level.
Exposure to constant vibration.
Risk of electrical shock.
Occasional work above ground where possibility of falling exists.
Frequent exposure to air contamination, airborne particles, fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Exposure to raw sewage and waste.
Exposure to confined spaces.
5-7 years experience. 8+ years experience.
Advanced ability to operate heavy machinery in department. Expert ability with all heavy equipment in department.
Class A CDL. Ability to make minor equipment repairs.
DEQ Class C Water License. Lead worker of heavy equipment operators.
DEQ Class C Wastewater License. Expert knowledge of applicable safety standards.
Ability to fill in for Camera Technician for short periods of time. Class B Water License.
Vocational or Technical Training. Class B Wastewater License.
Right of Way spraying license, Department of Agriculture. Advanced safety training.
Ability to fill in for foreman for intermediate periods of time. Ability to fill in for foreman for extended periods of time.
Trenching & Shoring Rescue Training. Ability to fill in for Camera Technician for short periods of
Valid CPR certification. time.
Advanced knowledge of applicable safety standards. Associate’s Degree of equivalent in related field.
Serve as lead worker.
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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
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