Equipment Operator III Job Description

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Under general supervision of the Streets & Stormwater Maintenance Foreman, 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 steers, concrete truck, asphalt truck, road grader, gradall, tractor trailers, transport truck, track excavators and street sweeper. May require light truck operation, a variety of light, moderately heavy and heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of municipal streets, grounds and other City property as designated. Work assignments are usually given in detail and involve close supervision. Employee may be required to coordinate activities with other workers or work crews.

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.



Operates a wide range of automotive vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment including but not limited to street sweepers, slope mowers, flail mowers, skid steer, concrete truck, asphalt truck, dump trucks, backhoes, front end loaders, gradall, road grader, tractor trailers, transport truck and track hoes.

Equipment may be diesel or gasoline powered.

Assists with routine maintenance repairs; may be required to make minor repairs or adjustments in the field.

Use of hand tools, shovels, rakes, files, pliers, ratchets, wrenches, chain saws, concrete saws, weed eaters, blowers, pole saws and other hand tools that are used in the day to day operations.

May be required to act as a crew leader when necessary.

Responds to citizens’ concerns or problems.

Cleans roadways of debris.

Assists on asphalt jobs.

Assists on concrete jobs.

Assists on construction jobs including well pointing, fabric form, pipe laying and catch basin work.

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

Assists with general construction and laboring tasks throughout the City.



High School diploma or G.E.D required. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in semi skilled manual labor and the use and operation of heavy diesel or gasoline powered equipment and trucks. 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 "A" Commercial Driver's license with airbrake endorsements. Applicants who possess an out of state Class “A” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.


Knowledge of occupational safety rules, practices and traffic laws.

Knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of moderate and heavy diesel and gasoline powered equipment and trucks.

Ability to perform strenuous work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

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

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to operate hand and power tools.

Ability to operate light trucks and mowers.


Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or quickly 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 50 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 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, 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.

Revised 11/21/2017