Equipment Operator

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

NATURE OF WORK

This is manual work in the operation of automotive equipment used in street maintenance, construction, and cleaning. Employees may be required to operate a variety of equipment, to perform laboring duties and use heavy earth moving equipment occasionally. Supervision is received from the Public Works Supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Operates grader for road maintenance and backhoes and/or excavators in pushing, piling and clearing land and cleaning of ditches; operates dump trucks and other vehicles; operates tractors and mowers for road side mowing as needed; washes, services and makes minor adjustments and repairs to assigned equipment; reports need for maintenance or repair of equipment to supervisor; participates in maintenance,  construction and laboring work as directed; performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of standard construction equipment; knowledge of the hazards of operation and of appropriate safety rules and regulations; knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and rules governing equipment operation; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to laboring work; ability to detect needed mechanical work and make necessary minor adjustments to understand and carry out oral instructions and to work independently in the performance of regular duties; skilled in the operation of assigned equipment.

Training and Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED; two (2) years’ experience in the operation of automotive and construction equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements

Valid North Carolina Class B driver license required for greater than 26,000 lb loads.

CLASSIFICATION:   Mechanical. FLSA Non-Exempt.

PAY GRADE:   Grade 2

                            Salary Range: $ 30,172 - $ 48, 264