POSITION TITLE: Heavy Equipment Operator POSITION CODE: 23-200
DEPARTMENT: Stormwater and Roadway Maintenance FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: Stormwater Supervisor EMPLOYEE CLASS: AFSCME
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.
BLS COMPARABLE: 47-20732.01, Grader, Bulldozer, & Scraper Operators
47-2073.02, Operating Engineers
Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,
and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: Assists in the prevention of flooding by the effective management of a storm water drainage system.
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.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class A CDL upon hire.
Department of Agriculture spraying license within 1 year of employment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Chemistry — Basic knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to work independently.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Ability to assist and support others.
Ability to operate riding mower, tractor, vector truck, chain saw, and weed eater.
Ability to mow on slopes.
Ability to operate telephone, copier, and other basic business machines.
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Very Heavy Employee lifts/carries 80-100 lbs frequently (34%-66% of the time or 100-500 times per day); exert push/pull force of 80-100 lbs. Extensive physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities of a mechanical nature. Frequent standing, over the head reaching and lifting, twisting, carrying, climbing, and balancing required. Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, and crawling required.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Other – Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other personnel.
May be required to work nights and weekends during flooding and snow and ice events, 10-12 hours.
Early morning or night time hours could be required for work that would need to be done in high traffic areas, very limited.
WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, wind, snow, etc.)
Noise level: Frequent exposure to loud noise, wearing of hearing protection required.
Other work conditions: Moderate exposure to air contamination.
Moderate exposure to debris thrown up by mower, wearing of protective eyewear required.
Improperly illuminated or awkward and confining workspace.
5-7 years experience.
8+ years experience.
Proficient ability to operate grader and dozer.
Ability to make minor equipment repairs.
Advanced ability to operate heavy equipment in department.
Expert ability to operate grade and dozer.
Ability to fill in for foreman for intermediate periods of time.
Expert ability to operate all heavy machinery in department.
Valid CPR certification.
Ability to fill in for foreman for extended periods of time.
Advanced safety training.
Ability to train co-workers.
Lead worker of heavy equipment operators.
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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.
I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.
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