Under immediate supervision, performs skilled services within the Municipal Services Department/ Collection System Maintenance Division, involving operating a variety of heavy construction and right-of-way equipment. Constructs, repairs, and maintains roads, sewers, fields, and rights-of-way; performs traffic control duties; performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment. Operates snow removal equipment as required. Prepares logs and reports of work completed. Performs emergency services during non-business hours, as needed. Communicates with citizens and customers. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree, and six (6) months’ experience in the operation of light equipment or six (6) months as an Equipment Operator I. Must possess a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and tanker endorsements or if selected for position, obtain Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License permit prior to first day of employment (if permit is obtained, the selected candidate must obtain the Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License within the first six months of hire). Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Knowledge of preventive maintenance and minor repair procedures for construction and/or maintenance equipment; general construction safety rules and guidelines; and construction and/or maintenance equipment. Skilled in proper use of hand tools; proper operation of light equipment; and proper use and care of safety equipment. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively; to pass a competitive written examination; to read and interpret street and sewer system maps and layouts for job locations and assignments; and to follow oral and written instructions. May be called in to work overtime and standby during emergency conditions.
Physical Demands: Must be able to perform assigned tasks in all types of weather. Hearing and visual acuity required. Must be able to climb in and out of confined spaces. Must be able to shovel, dig, walk on uneven surfaces, stoop, bend and lift 75 lbs. (plus or minus 25 lbs). Requires hand/eye coordination to run equipment and machinery.
Typical Working Conditions: Typical wastewater and stormwater collection system and drainage environment, involving manholes, trenches, etc. Heavy work performed outdoors the majority of the time. Weather conditions can range from extreme heat to extreme cold. Contact with the public and other City employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented.
Physical Abilities Testing
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration in this position.
Position Open Until Filled.
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