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Equipment Operator

Department: 
Department of Transportation
Starting Salary: 
$16.68 - $18.01 PH - DOQ
Grade: 
32/33
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

Operates and maintains trucks with capacity of more than three (3) tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations and operates other light trucks and equipment used in the maintenance of County roads. Operates and maintains a wide variety of light and heavy equipment used in the maintenance and in repair of County roads and bridges.

Duties: 

Operates heavy equipment utilized in digging and opening ditches, grading shoulders and slopes.  Performs other rough grading to clear County rights-of-way, trenching, filling or back filling and snow removal.  Operates asphalt equipment in road maintenance and repair work.  Operates mower to cut grass in County rights-of-way.  Loads and places earth, rock, asphalt and other road construction and maintenance material.  Operates heavy equipment in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified grade following markings on grade stakes or hand signals.  Coordinates equipment actions with on the ground crew member or other equipment operators using hand or audio signals to ensure safety standards are met and adhered to.  Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water.  Performs manual work including spreading gravel, patching potholes, repairing or replacing culverts, fences, cattle guards and signs.  Removes rocks, trees and debris from roads and rights-of-way.  

Qualifications: 

MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND VALID CLASS A WITH TANKER ENDORSEMENT CDL TO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from an accredited two-year college or technical school; or six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements: 

OPERATOR I can operate any four (4) of the following pieces of equipment proficiently: mower, grader, loader, large backhoe, track-hoe, low-boy trailer, large steel roller, scraper, dozer, and screen plant.  OPERATOR II can operate any eight (8) of the following pieces of equipment proficiently: mower, grader, loader, large backhoe, track-hoe, low-boy trailer, large steel roller, scraper, dozer, and screen plant.  In limited situations may serve as a trainer on equipment for an Operator I.  

Must present a current MVR at the time of interview; Pass a Drug Screen and Medical Review or present a current medical certificate.