Heavy Equipment Operator I

at City Of Augusta GA
Location Augusta
Date Posted November 25, 2021


DESCRIPTIONThe Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) I position is entry-level of the Heavy Equipment Operator series. It is responsible for driving or operating heavy trucks, tractors, and other medium-sized equipment where driving and maneuvering the vehicle constitutes the majority of the work required to complete tasks for various maintenance, upkeep, and/or construction projects; equipment used by this classification does not involve the operation of additional mechanisms other than those that are moderately simple and routine. Operation of included equipment is the primary function of the job.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Operates various equipment and vehicles to complete tasks related to the maintenance, repair and construction of Consolidated Government roadways, rights-of-way, sidewalks, storm drainage systems, and other infrastructure projects; drives vehicle over public roads, work sites, rights-of-way, parks, public works facilities, and other Consolidated Government property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; and monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public.* Drives single, tandem, and tri-axle dump trucks or brush trucks in order to transport and haul materials between original and final destinations for use in maintenance and construction projects: positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; secures all doors, gates, and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load; operates dumping mechanism to dump materials at appropriate locations; and operates truck and dumping mechanism simultaneously to spread materials along prescribed path to required specifications.* Operates tractors and tractor-mounted mowing equipment to mow and maintain rights-of-way, parks, and other Consolidated Government property, including operation of side-arm, bush hogs, and rear-mounted mowers, but not exclusively small riding mowers: scouts path for and removes rocks, debris, and other obstacles that may cause damage to the equipment, property, or the public; and determines proper settings and adjusts mowing and raking equipment for desired height and trajectory.* Operates asphalt roller or compactor to flatten and compress dirt, gravel, asphalt, and other materials.* Drives special purpose trucks with mounted tanks to transport and distribute water, insecticide, oil, or other liquids for use in maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects; determines proper settings and adjusts spraying mechanisms to distribute desired amounts of liquids for both informal and controlled applications; operates flusher and water truck to rinse debris from streets and apply water to construction sites to reduce dust levels; operates spraying mechanism on mosquito truck to distribute insecticide; and operates asphalt distributor to apply oil along prescribed path for street construction prior to pavement of streets.* Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day: performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; and secures vehicle after use.* Performs manual labor in support of construction, maintenance, and repair projects: lifts, moves, loads, and unloads materials, equipment, tools, and supplies; digs ditches, trenches, and holes manually or utilizing power equipment; shovels, rakes, spreads, compacts, and levels dirt, rock, asphalt, cement, and other materials; retrieves supplies, materials, tools, equipment and other items and runs various errands as needed; collects, transports, loads and unloads materials, supplies, tools, and equipment to and from the worksite; removes litter, debris, and deceased animals from roadways and other Consolidated Government property.* Follows established safety procedures: utilizes safety equipment and wears protective gear: monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks and equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project and work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.* Receives, prepares or completes various forms and documentation, including work orders, time cards, maintenance reports, spray records, diagrams, maps, manuals, reference materials, and other documents; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.* Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems: communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls appropriate personnel; and returns as necessary.* Provides coverage during special events and activities as needed: responds to emergency and disaster situations as needed; provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.* Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:* Perform pre- and post- operation inspection of the equipment in accordance with department policy. Safely and efficiently operate equipment that may include: forklift, excavator, bulldozer, front loader, articulating trucks, compactor, graders, scraper, skid steer, and other equipment using proper safety standards.* Continuously monitor the condition of the equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time; clean tracks or wheels on equipment, as needed.* Perform and document minor service on equipment, referring more complicated issues to management for maintenance shop to repair.* Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operation, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: High School Diploma or GED.Experience: Six (6) months of experience in operating equipment in the construction, repair, and/or maintenance of public infrastructure.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:* Equipment safety precautions and procedures;* Mechanical principles;* Landscaping methods and procedures;* Traffic safety and control procedures;* Grading techniques;* Plumbing and carpentry principles;* Erosion control measures and principles;* Road maintenance and repair procedures;* Emergency repair techniques.* Utilizing hand tools;* Performing preventative maintenance;* Using two-way radio and other communication equipment;* Operating heavy equipment;* Reading blue prints;* Assigning and monitoring work;* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.Certification/Licensing:Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. *This position requires driving a county vehicle.*PERFORMANCE APTITUDES:* Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data and information. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.* Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.* Equipment: Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications. Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of the same equipment,machinery, and/or objects.* Verbal: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference data and information.* Math: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.* Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.* Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.* Physical Abilities: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).* Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.* Environmental Factors: Tasks may require exposure to such environmental conditions as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes..... click apply for full job details

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