Equipment Operator II - Water & Sewer (several positions available)

Under general supervision performs skilled operation of heavy motorized equipment on a regularly designated basis and other related assigned duties. Must have Class-A CDL.

Position Category: Labor and Trade
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 7452-SN
Department: Water & Sewer
Division: Water Distribution
Pay Grade: LT-16
Starting Salary: $15.04/Hr.

Essential Job Functions:
Operates various pieces of light to heavy complex motorized 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 scrapers, backhoes, tractor-trailer rigs, dozers, loaders, concrete trucks, batwing mowers, interstate mowers, large rollers, Big A's, grapples, polecat - digger derricks, profiler - pavement milling machines, boom/crane trucks, tractor tanker rigs, dry mix mobile concrete plants, hot box - pothole patchers, brown bears, dry sludge spreaders, paint stripers, graders (motor patrol), large bucket trucks, asphalt distributors, and chemical spray trucks

Operates equipment normally assigned to a higher or lower classification

Acts regularly as a lead person instructing a small crew of workers in the operation of assigned equipment

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development Certificate (GED), and four (4) years of experience in the operation of larger trucks and heavy equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of heavy trucks, construction equipment, and mechanical systems; good knowledge of local traffic laws and regulations; good knowledge of cutting and reading survey grade stakes; and good knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations of equipment operation.  Ability to operate heavy trucks and construction equipment skillfully and safely; ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and read and follow written instructions; ability to complete paperwork; 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; and skill in operating and transporting backhoes.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements include occasional 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 climbing, stooping, reaching, bending, handling, and smelling; occasional balancing, kneeling, crawling, feeling, and twisting; and vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with applicable endorsements; some positions within this classification may require an appropriate water/wastewater license as issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Skills Tests Required:
Writing and/or physical skills assessments may be administered as needed for each position. An operations assessment on various heavy equipment will be administered.

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, traffic, cramped work areas, excessive dust, weather/temperature extremes, trench excavations, underground gas/electric/petroleum lines, rough terrains, cutting/chipping/grinding, hazardous/toxic atmospheres, sewage, damp/wet surfaces, snow/ice covered surfaces, animal bites, snake bites, insect bites, poisonous plants, overhead power lines, toxic fumes/vapors/odors, confined spaces, compressed gases, high noise areas, oily surfaces, water environments, refuse/garbage/litter; and may be subject to shift irregularities, required to work overtime and be on 24 hour standby.