Equipment Operator I Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor, working independently or in teams, performs semi skilled manual labor and operates a variety of light and moderately heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of grounds, parks and other City property as designated. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Safely operates and maintains a wide range of automotive vehicles, light to moderately heavy equipment, and power and hand tools, including but not limited to, tractors, stump grinders, chippers, mowers, chain saws, pole saws, and other related equipment in the maintenance of Parks and City right-of-ways.

Perform landscaping duties including mowing, weed eating, edging, and cleaning along road right-of-ways and other public property throughout the City, tree trimming/removal, grind stumps, operate tractors with various attachments to perform athletic field maintenance and on park construction projects, custodial work, performs other maintenance duties pertaining to the Parks Department as designated under the category of Maintenance Worker I.

Use courtesy and tact when dealing with the public and employees.

Employees must exercise independent judgment and initiative in ensuring efficient and proper completion of work assignments.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or G.E.D. One year experience in semi skilled manual labor and in the use and operation of vehicles and equipment. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class "B" commercial driver's license with air brakes. Applicants who do not currently possess a Class “B” CDL with air brake endorsement must acquire a learner’s permit within 3 months of hire and obtain the license within 6 months of hire. Applicants who possess a valid out of state Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes within 10 days of employment.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices.

Knowledge of operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy equipment.

Skill in the operation of equipment in rough, uneven, or slippery ground conditions.


Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or fastly spoken. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are legible and understood by others.

Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at time.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at a time throughout the working day.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items which weigh up to 15 pounds over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to lift items (weighing less than 15 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.

Ability to hold items (weighing 1 to 10 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes, without putting the item down.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to lear1n simple to complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e. pickup trucks, vans, etc.), load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Ability to see and work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions including small, enclosed, or partially enclosed areas, dust, dirt, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, static electricity, chemicals, hot and cold.

Ability to work at levels higher than three feet.







THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 07/19/2018