Heavy Equipment Operator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Loads equipment on transport.
- Drives truck to deliver equipment to job site.
- Unloads equipment at job site.
- Operates heavy equipment (e.g., front-end loader, tractor trailer, bulldozer, backhoe, flat-bed or tanker truck) to support a variety of construction and maintenance projects.
- Grades canal banks.
- Operates tiger and scag mowers to maintain canal banks.
- Performs or schedules preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
- Performs various construction and/or maintenance tasks (e.g. hauling trash and debris, repairing asphalt, building catch basin, mowing canal banks, repairing sidewalks)
- Knowledge of operation of a variety of heavy and medium equipment and vehicles.
- Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
- Knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance of public areas.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
- Skill in following oral and written instructions
- Skill in operating and working around moving equipment.
- Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
- Ability to follow safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Ability to establish cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education and three (3) years of experience relevant to the assignment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Commercial driver’s license or certifications specific to the assignment may be required.
Last revision date: October 2001