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Equipment Operator I-Mulch Site

Under general supervision operates various trucks and other motorized equipment on a regularly designated basis, and other related assigned duties.


Position Category: Labor and Trade
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 7451-0047
Department: Streets & Stormwater
Division: Stormwater & Land Management
Section: Green Mulch Site
Pay Grade: LT-15
Starting Salary: $14.08/Hr.

Essential Job Functions:
Operates various pieces of equipment on a regularly designated basis

Checks for proper functioning of the equipment during operation and makes needed adjustments

Performs preventative maintenance on equipment, including operation precheck and services equipment with proper fluids and lubricants

Operates tandem axle trucks, dump trucks, interstate mowers, winch trucks, small rollers, street sweepers, flusher trucks, refuse trucks, batwing mowers, small loaders, large bobcat/skid loaders, small backhoes, water trucks, bucket machines, HR - 15 fairway gang reel mowers, ditchers, pull behind blower and brooms, injection patchers, pavement breakers, and tractors with box blade

Operates equipment normally assigned to a higher or lower classification

Acts as a lead person over a small crew of workers

Completes paperwork as necessary

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development Certificate (GED), and three (3) years of experience in the operation of trucks and automotive equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Good knowledge of basic manual labor practices, methods, tools, and materials;  and good knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of trucks and construction equipment; good knowledge of local traffic laws and regulations; good knowledge of cutting and reading survey grading stakes; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems; and good knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations of equipment operation.  Ability to operate trucks and construction equipment skillfully and safely; ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and read and follow written instructions; ability to perform heavy manual labor under any type of weather conditions; and the ability to courteously and tactfully communicate with fellow workers, supervisors, other members of the organization, and the public in giving and receiving information.  Skill in operating and servicing heavy automotive and construction equipment.

Physical Requirements:    
Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing; frequent lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds; occasionally lifts/carries up to 105 pounds; pushing and pulling up to 60 pounds; frequent balancing, stooping, bending, reaching, handling, climbing, smelling, and twisting; occasional kneeling, crawling, and feeling; and vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates:  
Possession of a valid Class "A" or Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with applicable endorsements.

Skills Tests Required:
Writing and/or physical skills assessments may be administered as needed for each position.

Working Environment:
Working environment is primarily outdoors and in inclement weather.  May be exposed to the following:  hazardous materials, animal waste/dead animals, flammable liquids, radiation, traffic, cramped work areas, excessive dust, weather/temperature extremes, underground gas/electric/petroleum lines, rough terrains, cutting/chipping/grinding, sewage, damp/wet surfaces, snow/ice covered surfaces, animal bites, snake bites, insect bites, poisonous plants, overhead power lines, toxic fumes/vapors/odors, compressed gases, high noise areas, oily surfaces, water environments,  and refuse/garbage/litter.