Heavy Equipment Operator
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Lead Heavy Equipment Operator
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None
NATURE OF WORK: Operates heavy and light equipment in maintenance and construction work for the City. Required to perform routine street maintenance tasks and to make repairs upon equipment operated. May be assigned by the Street Superintendent to Street Crew, Sewer Crew or Tree Crew as necessary.
|Duties / Responsibilities:|
WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Responsible for operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment in maintaining municipal streets.
A. Applies seal coat asphalt and rock.
II. (Street Crew) Responsible for safe and efficient operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment in repair and construction of municipal streets.
A. Operates equipment such as front end loaders, road graders, back hoe,
III. (Sewer Crew) Operates a variety of heavy and light equipment in the cleaning and maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers.
A. Operates front end loader, back hoe, sewer jetter, and vac-truck.
IV. (Tree Crew) Participates in tree removal projects to carry out the City’s plan for disposal of dead and/or diseased trees.
A. Operates boom truck, chain saws, chipper and other related equipment.
V. Performs field maintenance and running repairs on heavy equipment so as to assure completion of projects.
A. Makes necessary adjustments on equipment.
VI. Performs maintenance and repair in shop to insure readiness of equipment.
A. Keeps records of repairs made to equipment.
VII. Performs all other job related activities as directed.
EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC:
A. Responds courteously to citizen questions and requests for materials
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
III. As approved by the Director of Public Works and availability of funds, continuing education and training will be provided to ensure a competent level of ability to perform of this position and to allow maintenance of required licenses and certifications.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualifications: High School Graduate or GED. Three (3) years’ experience, in street maintenance and repairs or related work. Must possess a valid Minnesota Class A CDL driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to operate all types of heavy equipment.
|Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:|
|In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers,
handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.