Heavy Equipment Operator

Added: March 27, 2021
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Florida

Performs a variety of advanced manual labor including skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of heavy automotive and construction equipment (front end loaders, backhoes, bobcats, tractors, side loaders, rear loaders, boom truck, etc.) in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of city sewer, street and storm drainage facilities and systems. This position reports to the Wastewater/Stormwater Crew Chief.

• Operates trucks, backhoes, loaders, forklifts and equipment of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and materials.
• Operates specialized heavy equipment used by all divisions in Public Works.
• Performs daily inspections and minor preventive maintenance on equipment and tools.
• Ability to operate all heavy equipment rented for use before and after emergencies as well as for daily use.
• Responsible for the safety of heavy equipment operations when operating the equipment.
• Responsible for the maintenance and routine inspection of all equipment, tools and vehicles in the division.
• Assists in maintaining records.
These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.

• Must be eighteen years of age or older
• High School diploma or an acceptable equivalency (GED)
• Valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License with Tanker Endorsement
• Five (5) years’ experience in the field of Public Works relating to the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of various pieces of heavy equipment
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

• Knowledge of modern techniques, methods, procedures and practices of providing and maintaining municipal infrastructure.
• Ability to instruct and evaluate work assignments of personnel.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and the general public.
• Ability to act as a Crew Chief when necessary.
• Ability to regularly lift/move 25lbs. and occasionally lift/move 75lbs.
• Ability to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, see and smell.
• Ability to respond to afterhours call-ins in a reasonable amount of time.
• Ability to comply with work schedules.
• Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and operate controls and tools.
• Ability to make minor electrical and mechanical repairs to various types of motors, pumps and other related equipment under instruction and guidance from supervisor.
• Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, as well as possess good people skills.

• Class C Wastewater License preferred

• Acceptable eyesight (with or without corrections)
• Acceptable hearing (with or without aid)
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Ability to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, see and smell.
• Ability to lift more than 75 pounds on a frequent basis.

Works both indoors and outside and will be exposed to outside weather elements.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

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