Light 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)
- Operates light to medium equipment (e.g., “bobcats’, small tractors, “bush-hog mowers”) and medium to heavy trucks (e.g., asphalt patch trucks, vac-jet trucks, dump trucks) in the performance of a variety of construction and maintenance projects.
- Performs daily routine preventative maintenance and servicing (e.g., refuels, checks fluid levels, hoses, signal operation, brakes and lights, and refers major repairs).
- Performs various construction or maintenance tasks. (e.g., repairing asphalt, repairing sidewalks, hauling trash or debris, mowing right of ways)
- Follows safety practices when working; supports and actively participates in the City’s safety programs.
- Receives work orders, proceeds, and secures job site.
- Responds to inquiries, requests, and complaints from the public in an appropriate manner.
- May operate heavy equipment due to staffing constraints.
- May perform related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of operation of a variety of light to medium equipment and medium to heavy trucks.
- Knowledge of city maps, routes, and geography.
- Knowledge of the basic preventative maintenance for equipment and trucks.
- Knowledge of customer service practices.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
- Skill in operating and working around moving equipment.
- Skill in performing heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.
- Ability to follow oral and written directions.
- Ability to follow safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education and two (2) years equipment operation experience. A valid commercial driver’s license, Class B is required.
Last revision date: October 2008