Equipment Operator II Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the close supervision of the Maintenance Crew Leader, performs limited semi-skilled manual labor using a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment including the operation of dump trucks, backhoes, front end loaders, slope mowers, flail mowers, skid steer, concrete truck, asphalt truck and street sweeper. Once duties are learned, they are performed with independence. May require light truck operation, a variety of light, moderately heavy and medium to heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of municipal streets, grounds and other City property as designated.  More routine tasks are performed under general supervision with considerable independence and is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion.

It may be necessary at times to work through normal lunch and break periods to restore drainage ways and/or roadways. It may also be required at times to work unscheduled overtime based on operational needs. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Operates a wide range of automotive vehicles and trucks, power and hand tools including but not limited to drills, chippers, mowers, weed eaters, edger’s, clippers, chain saws, pole saws, demo saws, streets saws to make utility cuts and  other related equipment used in municipal maintenance.

Operates a wide range of equipment including but not limited to backhoe, dump trucks, front end loaders, street sweeper, slope mowers, flail mowers, skid steer, concrete truck and asphalt truck. Maintains and repairs equipment, changes blades on mowers and grease equipment as necessary.

Loads and hauls fill, rock, asphalt and other road patch materials. Assists in road and street patch operations.

Cleans roadways of debris.

Equipment may be diesel or gasoline powered.

Works with asphalt, concrete and other street repair and road building materials.

Assist on construction jobs including pipe laying and concrete work.

May be required to act as crew leader when necessary.

Performs duties requiring the use of hand tools, shovels, rakes, files, pliers, ratchet and wrenches.
   
Assists the garage personnel in preventative maintenance of equipment and performs routine checks of fluid levels, etc.

Respond to citizen inquiries and/or complaints in a courteous and timely manner.

Flag traffic as necessary.

Maintains municipal grounds by mowing, cleaning drainage ditches, installing fences and guard rails, cutting trees and laying sod.

Installs drainage pipe working around heavy equipment.

Builds, pours, forms and finishes concrete; patches potholes.
    
Use a shovel to manually dig and backfill jobsites.

Clean and restore job site to original condition.  This may include placing sod, raking and other landscape type jobs.

Clean and maintain order in utility yard and shop area.

Work as a member of a repair and/or maintenance crew as directed.

Operation, cleaning and general maintenance of City vehicles and equipment as directed.
           
 Must be able to work on steep terrain.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.  Experience in semi-skilled manual labor and the use and operation of heavy diesel or gasoline powered equipment and trucks with a proven record of dependability. Position requires applicant to possess and maintain a valid Florida Department of Transportation Approved Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver's license with air brake endorsement. Applicants who possess an out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of hand tools and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance.

Knowledge of occupational safety rules, practices and traffic laws.

Knowledge of operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy and medium to heavy equipment.

Skill in the safe operation of moderately heavy and medium to heavy equipment in rough, uneven or slippery ground conditions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform manual labor and strenuous work in all weather conditions.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to operate hand and power tools.

 Ability to operate light trucks and mowers.              

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

 Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or quickly spoken.  Use of senses that 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 read, write, 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 and walk up and down stairs.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items which weigh up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain, inclines and declines, up and 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 30 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.

Ability to hold items (weighing 1 to 30 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 learn 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, dusty, dirty, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, static electricity, chemicals, hot and cold, at levels higher than three feet and around equipment which may generate electricity and repetitive noise.
 
Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

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 - 6/23/16