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Equipment Operator
POSITION TITLE: Equipment Operator
EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB FAMILY: Public Works and Utilities Department
JOB LEVEL: 19
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for operating a backhoe, trencher and other equipment utilized in making water and sewer repairs.
POSITION RELATIONSHIPS
SUPERVISES: None
COST CENTER #: Water and Sewer
SUPERVISED BY:Public Works Superintendent

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the city.

• While performing any procedure, all personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines.

• Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.

• Adhere to appropriate city operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Operates a backhoe, trencher, air compressor and other tools used in making water and sewer line taps and repairs.

• Prepares trenches and lays pipe.

• Repairs streets and drainage ditches.

• Replaces water meters as needed.

• Cleans and maintains vehicles and equipment as required.

• Stabilizing banks, creeks & ditches. Corrects erosion.

• May be assigned as crew leader.

• Assists other departmental crews as needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Any other duties as assigned.

JOB SCOPE

Job has recurring work situations involving high degrees of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact performance. Incumbent operates independently but work is verified. Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.

• The purpose of this position is to operate equipment utilized in water and sewer line repair.

COMMUNICATIONS/CUSTOMER CONTACT

• Contacts are typically with co-workers and the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and provide services.

COMPETENCIES/SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING PREFERRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

• High School diploma or GED and one to three years of experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Part 382 - Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy.

• Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

• Ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of equipment operation.

• Knowledge of water line repair techniques.

• Skill in operating a backhoe, air tools, trenchers, weed-eaters, and other light equipment.

• Skill in the use of standard tools (e.g., shovels, picks, wrenches, etc.).

• Skill in repairing streets.

• Skill in operating a dump truck and lawn mower.

• Skill in following oral directions.

JOB CONDITIONS: (SEE EXAMPLES BELOW)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is:

• Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear

• Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

• While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus